There is a wide range of hotels in Darwin, but cheap stays are available when rates drop dramatically in 'The Wet', from November through to March. So if you don't mind a drenching in high humidity, you can be assured of picking up a bargain.
The Darwin hotels below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over A$200)
Moderate (A$100 to A$199)
Cheap (up to A$100)
These prices are for a double room per night and include all taxes but not breakfast, unless specified otherwise.
Neatly situated in the heart of the city, Mantra Pandanas has 336 hotel rooms as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments, some with private balconies overlooking the harbour and city. Expect a chic tropical style, evident in the modern rooms and down at the pool, which features its own waterfall.Address: , 43 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT 0800
Telephone: +61 8 8901 2900.
Oaks Elan Darwin
This impressive newbie is a 301-room property with a range of one- and two-bed apartments. It has a decent central location, while the in-house restaurant, O.A.K., is another good reason to visit. Private balconies, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi are all part of the deal too.Address: , 31-33 Woods Street, Darwin,
Telephone: +61 8 8982 1888.
It's always a gamble staying at a casino, especially if you're open to temptations. This place is a winner, though. It's a casino hotel set among 7 hectares (17 acres) of tropical beachside gardens. There is a selection of dining options on-site as well as a pool. It's also very close to the Mindil Beach Markets.Address: Mindil Beach, Gilruth Avenue, Darwin, NT 0820
Telephone: +61 8 8943 8888.
Novotel Darwin CBD
Formerly the Novotel Darwin Atrium, this mid-range hotel overlooks the coast and sits a short stroll from the buzz of Mitchell Street. There are 140 rooms in total, and they're nice enough to make the relatively affordable price a big draw. It also has what it refers to as a "tropical indoor rainforest" – not many crocs to be found, though.Address: , 100 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800
Telephone: +61 8 8941 0755.
Don't be put off by the name, all the rooms in this affordable city centre hotel feature queen sized beds, a single bed, air conditioning and en suite facilities. There are also three pools, a licensed bar, and a spa available for guest use at Melaleuca on Mitchell, the award-winning backpackers hangout across the road.Address: , 50 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT 0800
Telephone: +61 8 8981 4733.
A fresh and funky boutique hotel in the Waterfront Precinct, expect fine harbour views, several swimming pools with bars, an excellent restaurant and all the usual high-end trimmings. It's adjacent to its sister property, Adina Grand Waterfront, which is similarly appealing. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, digital TVs and round-the-clock room service.Address: , 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT 0800
Telephone: +61 2 9356 5062.
A lively backpacker joint in peak season, this hostel offers budget rooms in the heart of the city, with a mix of private doubles and shared dormitory accommodation. Facilities include a launderette, a pool, an internet cafe, a sun deck and a kitchen. There are even a couple of (mercifully cool) whirlpool Jacuzzis.Address: , 69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT 0800
Telephone: +61 8 8941 9722.
Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
A laid-back campsite and resort sitting 15 minutes' drive from central Darwin, this is arguably the best of the city's out-of-town options. It's popular with families, thanks in part to the presence of three swimming pools. You'll also find BBQ areas and a bar-bistro among its tropical palm trees and gardens.Address: Holtze, 901 Stuart Highway, Darwin, NT 0829
Telephone: +61 8 8935 0888.
This centrally located hotel is a great base from which to explore Darwin's vibrant nightlife. The Cav also delivers a touch of luxury, with a large outdoor swimming pool, TV lounge and free Wi-Fi throughout, in addition to a cozy bar and restaurant.Address: , 12 Cavenagh Street, Darwin,
Telephone: +61 8 8941 6383.