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“Disgraceful.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Darwin FreeSpirit Resort

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Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disgraceful.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

Staff were rude. Often providing false information. Bins stink but are left there for days on end so the smell gets worse. We were told they would deal with it but never did while we were staying. Amenities were dirty often flooded with water and they have supplied a filthy mop that hardly works. Very poor standards considering the price. Apparently these issues were going to be addressed but have clearly been pushed aside.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

park was terrible, camp kitchen was a disgrace,no shade on a lot of powered sites, glad i wasnt near the poo smell that some had to suffer, would bother going back...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank billybad13
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Alice Springs, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

Self contained rooms, great place for the children to run around and a relaxing area for meals/drinks by the pool

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lynne B
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Katherine, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

Stayed a week & enjoyed our time. The staff helped us find our way around Darwin using the bus & our car.
Enjoyed a meal & met some other nice people at the trivia night, even won a price! Thankyou for the drink voucher I was given to help celebrate my birthday I spent while there!
The only complaint is for some maintenence to be carried out in the older shower block near where we were staying!

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank jacqui53_11
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Due to last minute changes with our accommodation in Darwin, my s15 year old son suggested this resort as had stayed their with his Dad. He said it was great, well he was right. Price reasonable, as most accommodation in Darwin expensive. We had a 2 bedroom garden cabin, which was fantastic in every way. My friend and I were impressed. Three pools, restaurant. servo in walking distance. Could easily live there.
My only suggestion is if you need more than one pillow to sleep, ask when booking in. Staff friendly., have a sense of security also in park.
I work in the hospitality industry in Adelaide and I was taken away by this resort.
Will definitely be going back next year. After losing my husband to a terminal disease I never thought that we would smile again. Thanks to this resort , I have found tranquility again.
Rose, Karyn and Keegan

Room Tip: We stayed in the newer area, but talking to other guests, they appeared to all be nice.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rose255093
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Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

This park had a very relaxed feel out it. We had a powered site and there was lots of room between other vans.
Easy access to city via Tiger Brennan Drive
Staff were helpful and friendly
Would thoroughly recommend it for your holiday in Darwin

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank terger45
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Wauchope, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We stayed in a cabin for 2. On arrival found it to be a very clean ans an acceptable place to put our head for 2 nights. On holidays to meet up with travelling family who were staying in the park, it was ideal to have the on-site cabin while they were in the caravan section. The area was clean outside with enough room between cabins to allow for privacy. Although we didn't use the pool, it looked very clean and inviting. We did use the Bistro and found the food to be delicious and a good selection. Not a lot of time spent at the park owing to lots of sight seeing around including Litchfield National Park - a must see.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank seeingNT
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Additional Information about Darwin FreeSpirit Resort

Property: Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
Address: 901 Stuart Hwy, Holtze, Northern Territory 0829, Australia (Formerly Palms Village Resort)
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Holtze
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Holtze
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Darwin FreeSpirit Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Darwin FreeSpirit Resort is located a short 15 minute drive from the city and is set amongst 28 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, making it the perfect place to base yourself whilst enjoying the best that Darwin and the Top End of Australia has to offer. A wide range of accommodation options to suit all needs and budgets and a fantastic range of facilities are available. Come visit today! ... more   less 
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