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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I experienced both room types during a 4-night stay. The standard room had a larger bed than the superior room which claimed improved views of the water. I wouldn't pay the extra for that again - over-rated! A great location - very relaxing and away from the busier areas along the esplanade. Good restaurants and bars immediately adjacent when you need them. An easy short walk into central Darwin thanks to the excellent new walkway.

Great hotel in a great location and nearby facilities, bars, dining etc. Great selection for breakfast. AC unit did not work for the first night and sleep was uncomfortable as the room was so hot. Was rectified the next day after two visits the the front desk. AC filter was full of dust and not cleaned at all. Overall a great visit

There are tons of ants around mini bar and I doubt the housekeeping staff check or not... Also, there are tons of dust under the bed....I doubt they really clean the room. The queen size bed was just place two single bed tied together so not comfortable at all...

Stayed at Vibe Hotel as part of the Discover Australia holiday package and extremely happy with their choice. The rooms were clean and well presented with a great view overlooking Darwin Waterfront. Down the lift and one entered the choice of several eating/drinking venues. 5 mins walk to city centre.

Loved this place. Firstly the location, so glad we did not stay in the CBD area, so much more relaxing. But still close to the CBD, up in the lift and up a few stairs, then you are almost in the Mall. Had a water view room and this added to our experience. Stayed 5 nights, really nice. The restaurant had a good special that we enjoyed on a couple of mornings, bacon and egg muffin and orange juice or coffee only $9.95 each. Service all over really good. Only minus was the lumpy pillows, woke up with sore necks every morning.

We arrived, off the Ghan from Adelaide, tired and hungry. We had booked a double room but found twin beds instead. Within minutes a staff member came to rectify this. The staff at Reception were exceptionally helpful. We chose to eat at the hotel restaurant and were utterly delighted with the freshness , flavour and presentation of our meals on two consecutive evenings, as well as by the high quality of the breakfast buffet. When we sent our compliments to the chef, the charming food and beverage manager insisted on bringing him from the kitchen to meet us. The whole team seems to be enjoying their work together and it shows in the quality of the service as well as the food.

My Review is that the hotel is well placed, it offers good access to the city and the water front and there is opportunity to not go anywhere else. There is a lot of competition on food and beverage in this area and they could offer some kind of discount to people who stay and use the hotels facilities rather than charge the same rate as walk in customers.

Great value for money, handy location to walk everywhere and amazing views of the water front. The curve cafe is a little disappointing but plenty of their restaurants around to choose from. Staff were all very friendly.

We had the best time loved every minute we were there enjoying the sun also had a great sunset sail the first night which was beautiful the hotel was right on the water front which made going to the wharf easy walking everything was perfect

Nice staff small rooms for the price. Only one chair in the room so one of a couple has to sit on bed. Was quiet even though in party precincts. Many bars, tourist sites within walking distance so easy access to all.

7 Kitchener Drive Darwin NT

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Darwin City Centre, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is next to The Esplanade and Wave Lagoon. This 120-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Darwin Waterfront and Darwin Convention Centre are also a short walk from this Darwin hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Curve Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront's 120 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests staying at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is AUD 15.00 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Aqua View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

King 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1845 reviews