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Darwin Central Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

An excellent 4 star hotel , I find everything about Darwin Central Hotel which includes all staff, services, and location in a hugely positive sense. Have recommended to many people and will continue to recommend as an excellent place to stay in Darwin. Thank you to all staff members for making my stays so pleasant. Allan Cron.

Very friendly staff very confident service. rooms very clean & quiet. Breakfast was very nice with lots to choose from. Great value being in the heart of the city. very happy I'd stayed there & definitely stay again.

Location is central as the name suggests and only a short walk from the CBD, shops, pubs, and eateries. Staff helpful, room not flash but comfortable, although no view and only a small window. Restaurant does only breakfast and the Waterhole bar does not open at all. It makes a good base and provides a bed but you have to go elsewhere for everything else.

We love this hotel. Everything’s perfect. Always stay here every time we are in Darwin. Friendly and very helpful staff. Room always immaculate clean. Housekeepers did a great job. Very comfy bed. Location is walking distance to shops, restaurants etc. Valet parking is excellent. I Highly recommend this hotel.

Centrally located and in a favorable position. The staff are efficient and helpful. There are building works attached to the hotel, however the noise was kept to a minimum early. A good hotel , if a little tired.

I stayed here during a work trip to Darwin. The location is fantastic. You're 5 minutes from anywhere and dining options are on your doorstep. The hotel is older but has a certain charm to it. Check-in was smooth and the team were friendly. I was given a spacious room on level 4. The room was basic but had everything I needed for my stay. The bed was comfortable, Wifi connection great and a shower required to wash off the Darwin humidity. The downside was the breakfast. The choice was limited and quality not great. Don't pay for it but purchase a special rate inclusive of it. I would stay here again without any questions. Well done Darwin Central.

Excellent location and services available , breakfast was excellent and a very good variety of different choices, the rooms were clean well serviced and the aircondtitoning was always on when you arrived which made for a pleasant arrival

This hotel once again has given excellent service and provided value for money. It is close to the city if you want to walk or easy access to your vehicle via the concierge. The staff provide great service and are friendly at all times even under busy times.

A comfortable hotel in central Darwin with spacious rooms. Breakfast was good, with eateries close by for the remainder of meals......we particularly liked Monsoons around the corner. Both the Waterfront Precinct and the Botanic Gardens were in easy walking distance.

Just a very average hotel, in terrible location, not my style. I did not feel safe enough to walk out the entrance door at night by myself. What more can I say, I just wouldn't stay there again.............

21 Knuckey Street Darwin NT

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services

Located in Darwin City Centre, Darwin Central Hotel is next to Smith Street Mall and Maningrida Arts & Culture. This 132 -room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants, a coffee shop/café, and an outdoor pool. Crocosaurus Cove and Brown's Mart Theatre are a short walk away.


Enjoy dining at Waterhole Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10 AM.


The 132 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect WiFi and LCD TVs with pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Renovated in 2012, Darwin Central Hotel offers an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Valet parking is AUD 19.50 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 40.00 per person roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Studio Twin Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio (Queen)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Waterhole Breaky Break 4 One

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 1

Waterhole Breaky Break 4 Two

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2004 reviews