$219 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

Skycity Darwin

5 stars
Gilruth Avenue, Darwin, Darwin, NT 0801
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
51 reviews
Excellent as always

I love staying at sky city resort but this time imy husband & I had the most delightful meal at... See full review

  • nodcat
  • Jul 19, 2014
Awesome place to stay

From check-in the experience just got better and better. This is a diamond. Great sized room,... See full review

  • Lisa Holloway
  • Nov 17, 2013
SKYCITY Darwin is the ultimate travel destination for discerning guests seeking a truly five star beachfront experience in Australia's extraordinary Top End. Nestled on 30 acres of tropical gardens fringed by the crystal blue Arafura Sea, SKYCITY's centrally located resort offers stunning accommodation and dining options, teamed with a world class entertainment complex and superior conference and event facilities. Relax in one of our 152 stylishly appointed hotel or resort rooms, swim in our spectacular infinity edged pool or lagoon pool, enjoy the cuisine of our five distinctive dining experiences, indulge in spa treatments, and relax on our beautiful private beach. We offer the perfect getaway for business and pleasure that invites guests to wind down and savour Darwin's finest address.

Hotel Map

-12.448 130.831
Area served
Darwin.
Nearby airports
Darwin International Airport.
Area description
Spectacularly set amongst 18 acres of lush tropical gardens, with many tropical plants and animals typical to the Northern Territory such as giant goannas, beautiful birds and green tree frogs.

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Reviewer score 4.0 out of 5

Skycity Darwin Rooms

Superior Rooms
These spacious rooms are located on our ground floor with king & twin bed configurations, featuring Japanese inspired spa-bath bathrooms with separate corner showers. Private patio areas extend onto the tropical gardens.
Deluxe Rooms
Deluxe rooms come in a variety of bedding configurations options to suit all guests. These spacious rooms include amenities such as tea & coffee making facilities, iron, safes and more. All rooms have private balconies.
One Bedroom Suite
These suites feature a spacious bar & lounge area separate from the king size bedroom & luxurious marble bathroom featuring a double corner spa bath, corner shower & basin area. The private balcony overlooks the hotels lush tropical grounds.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Casino
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • SKYCITY Darwin: 0 mi
  • Darwin Chinatown: 1.1 mi
  • Fannie Bay: 1.6 mi

Dining

Dragon Court
Dragon Court Restaurant prides itself on a true Asian experience of the highest quality. Let our master chefs create for you the true taste of Asia and beyond. Impeccable service, elegant dcor and an extensive wine list are some of the features that complement the unequalled cuisine. Be tempted by signature dishes such as shark fin soup and barbecue duck from our a la carte menu, or indulge in a variety of dishes with one of our mouth-watering banquets.
Sunset Restaurant
Overlooking the magnificent SKYCITY Darwin infinity pool and with floor to ceiling windows for perfect sunset views, Sunset Restaurant is Darwin's favourite buffet restaurant. Dine in air-conditioned comfort or on the Sunset balcony overlooking Mindil Beach. There's something to tempt every taste bud, with a variety of fresh fruits, yoghurts, cereals, hot options and pastries for breakfast. For lunch, there are salads, succulent roasts, international cuisine and decadent ice cream desserts. Fresh seafood is a highlight of our dinner buffet. Beverage options include juice at breakfast, bottomless soft drinks and hot beverages plus an extensive cocktail and wine list. Espresso coffee is now available.
Evoo
SKYCITY Darwin's premier dining experience, Evoo takes its name from the initials of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a symbol of the very highest level of contemporary cuisine. Evoo has recently been awarded the Northern Territory's Best Restaurant, Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Hotel Restaurant in the prestigious Gold Plate Awards for 2010. The outstanding menu combines Australian and Mediterranean influences with a touch of Eastern flavours, and changes regularly to take advantage of the freshest available seasonal seafood and produce. An extensive wine list offers the best of Australian and international wines to complement the dining experience. A dgustation menu offers the ultimate taste of Evoo, featuring seven exquisite courses expertly matched with wine.
il Piatto
We invite you to experience the true taste of Italy at il Piatto, recent winner in the Gold Plate Awards' category of Best New Restaurant. Translating as 'the plate' il Piatto welcomes guests for lunch and dinner every day. The diverse menu showcases the best of ingredients cooked to the traditions of ancient Italy. All of the pastas, breads and pizza doughs are hand made fresh, as are the selection of delicious desserts - even ice creams and sorbets - and organic ingredients are used wherever possible. The restaurant's location on the Mindil Beach side of the casino building provides a stunning view of the ocean, perfect for enjoying a meal with friends, a glass of wine and the magnificent sunsets. The view from inside is just as impressive, with a show kitchen revealing the usually secret workings of the chefs.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Skycity Darwin

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
johannes
Not Provided
Jul 6, 2009

service at the hotelpart of the

service at the hotelpart of the resort is great. In the casinopart service is very bad. Staf is only focussed on clients from outside the hotel, outside dining almost not possible because of private functions and weddings. Focus has to be on houseguests!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JULIE
Not Provided
Oct 25, 2010

Skycity Darwin is in a great location

Skycity Darwin is in a great location on the beach and the best thing about the hotel is the swimming pool and adjoining area. The rooms/accommodation is very tired and frankly very poor for a so called '5 star' hotel!! Finally it is always freezing anywhere indoors.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Nov 23, 2009

If you normally stay at a 4* hotel

If you normally stay at a 4* hotel then this definitely is not what you would expect it is more 2*. Our first room - which had been updated - was only Standard although we had paid an extra premium for a Superior Ocean View. Our view of the Ocean was OK if you had tunnel vision!! After waiting 2 days to change room the next had an excellent Ocean View and had not been updated but was better. The coffee shop is just a bar downstairs in the Casino so not somewhere you would want to stay too long in and the main eaterie is buffet style for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. There are two other restaurants but we did not try these. The hotel is situated outside central Darwin so you need to take a taxi or the Hotel shuttle everytime to go in so the hotel tends to have the monopoly when it comes to eating. The staff were very nice and do a good job. The owners of this property should try and concentrate on getting this Hotel up to standard instead of just relying profits from the Casino.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peter
Not Provided
Mar 9, 2010

Will stay again. Ocean View Room

Will stay again. Ocean View Room was comfortable and convenient. Hotel starting to look a bit tired. Renovations certainly due. Great pool, good resturaunts on site. Golf and Tennis facilities a plus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul
Not Provided
Nov 19, 2009

Staff very good eg concierge,

Staff very good eg concierge, reception - helpful re tour checking. Pool bar quite often unattended. Need more sunlounges around the stunning pool. Gym only modest. Good coffee at Aqua - liked the fishtank. Does air cond in room have override to switch off overnight? Specify where the hotel shuttle drops off / collects in CBD.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John
Not Provided
Jun 20, 2010

I thought it was okay but not

I thought it was okay but not great for a supposedly five star rating, they ordered my airport taxi for the wrong night and woke me up at midnight to find that out, reception staff average and not friendly, room was clean and spacious, nicely appointed but hotel overall a bit tired and dated, location was hopeless, it may be near the beach (which never had anyone on it!!) but not near anything else, they did have free shuttle into Darwin which helped but you felt quite isolated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 13, 2011

Stayed in the 1 bedroom suite.

Stayed in the 1 bedroom suite. Room was pretty good/spacious - but had a few issues. Biggest complaint though was the 'supposed' heated pool which by global standards was not heated - and was in fact far to cold to swim in for majority of our stay (except for one day when it was very hot). It was set to bone chilling 22-23 degrees - wheras upon searching internet found that heated pools should normally be around 27-28 degrees (27 for lap pool, 28 for recreational use). This was pretty annoying as coming from cold climate (Melbourne) we were really looking forward to swimming - one of the reasons we chose this place over others was it being advertised as having 'largest heated pool in darwin' (which was very misleading as pool would have been this temp without any heating). Staff were quite unwilling to do anything about this - and noticed pretty much nobody was using pool while we were there. Also internet very poor - unable to use it for Skype calls.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Annb8
Darwin NT 0800, Australia
Apr 11, 2012

great feel

loved the hotel nice room bit on the cool side, good bed and pillows good quite and relaxing stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bassa
Melbourne, Australia
Jun 13, 2012

Enjoyable short break

A little disappointed on arrival. First appearances were of a rundown hotel in need of a facelift. In fact it is undergoing this. The outdoor pool area etc overlooking the water is a perfect place to view the sunset. Rooms comfortable but small however the balcony was very useful. We did get a good deal and perhaps the room appropriate to this rate. All in all enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

All the restaurants provided a good variety of choices.

Review of Skycity Darwin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
peterc
Business
Adelaide, Australia
Nov 1, 2012

Good Location/Venue, family or business

Very close to the City, for business purposes. An obvious location when choosing to stay at a Casino. Great Pool. Good dining options available, although could not recommend il Piatte. Hotel building is fairly well maintained, but just starting to show its age a little.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

This is a Casino, first and last.

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