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Darwin Central Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

every thing was good and as it should be except for the check in and check out. I was unable to make my self understood and there was more than one person checking in at the same time The room was very comfortable and every thing was clean and tidy and well presented. the location was good close to shops and food outlets. all with in easy walking distance.

Stayed one night at Darwin Central, the room was adequate, amenities wert fine what was needed and at the cost you can't complain I don't believe. Service was easy and polite and location very convenient. For the cost basis I would recommend Darwin central as a nice place to stay

Only stayed here for one night and had a great stay, especially as they let me check in super early after arriving from an overnight flight. It is also in a very central location, so everything in the city is easy to walk to. However, it was slightly pricey, especially for a solo traveller, and it's not like the rooms were particularly luxurious in anyway.

Could not be more pleased with all aspects of our stay. On arrival met by door man who greeted us and then took our luggage. Reception was polite and genuine. Full of local knowledge and answered all out questions plus added a few very good suggestion of Darwin sights. Could not fault the room for comfort and especially cleanliness.

We were very happy here. Good value, try the buffet breakfast for $18. Nice size and very clean rooms. Easy walk to everything in Darwin Centre and the wharf. Many eateries nearby. Happy to recommended to anyone looking for a real good value for money stay in Darwin

From check in to check out the service was professional and polite. Always a pleasant greeting by reception staff. Excellent rooms. Like the added security too. Great rooms. Comfortable beds. Love the showers.

Stayed for only 1 night and found the staff to be helpful. The room clean and tidy and quiet. My only disappointment was the $18.00 per night to park here We had a 3 floor room and lift fast and the location 10/10 Close to many restaurants and great local eats

Room was quite adequate for time spent in hotel. Room was a little cold. Could not turn air con up. At breakfast we were able to look out onto the street below and observe the local activity. Did not find the pool till day 3 so did not use it as I did not want to take wet swimsuit onto the Ghan.

My husband and I stay at Darwin Central each time we go to Darwin. would not stay anywhere else. the location is so central to great dining, the staff are so friendly and helpful, the rooms meet our accommodation needs and are always spotlessly clean and very affordable

Nice motel which is very central to all things in the city. I would recommend staying there to others. It is comfortable and quiet. Dining is close and easy to walk around the city to see things and do shopping.

21 Knuckey Street Darwin NT

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. Lyons Cottage and Crocosaurus Cove 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. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning 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 18 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle 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 1701 reviews