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Skycity Darwin

5.0 out of 5.0

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Spent the week working in Darwin and as always rarely see the sights or time to relax. Decided this time around to ignore the horrible 12:30am flight full screaming babies traveling throughout the night and book onto the 2pm flight to Sydney the following day. So glad I did as it gave me a chance to book into Skycity Darwin for the Friday and spend a wonderful evening watching the sunset then experience a lovely dinner at the Piato followed by a little splutter within the Casino. This was followed by a lovely breakfast of eggs benedict that was perfect and the couisant was just Devine nice and buttery overlooking the pool to ocean on a bright sunny morning. The room was clean and spacious. Value for money room including breakfast for all these ammenities sights, smells and entertainment. Just wished I had stayed the weekend.

A beautiful place to be in the pool, a cocktail 🍹 in hand, the setting sun ☀️ going down in the ocean in the west, with the love ❤️ of your life xx The service, the courteous respect, the cheerfulness, the cleanliness of the resort staff, in our opinion, was beyond reproach We thank you 😊 for a very happy, but way to short, adventure Many thanks 🙏🏻 Karynn and Michael

We stayed in the hotel in a standard room. The room was quite dated and small, good bathroom though. All the hallways were very moist so one had to be very careful not to slip. The pools were great - highly recommend them. However you probably need to decide if a good pool is better than being in/close to town. It is a pretty big hike into town from the hotel. We ate at Cove one night, and it was great! Well worth it. The spa was amazing. We had a salt scrub and massage. It was so relaxing. And they have lovely outdoor showers to rinse all the salt off. It was really lovely. If I went to Darwin again I would probably stay in town and take a trip out to the spa.

We arrived in Darwin at 5am in the morning after flying through the night and I knew I would just want to go to bed and sleep. That is why I booked a lagoon room. We got there soon after 6am, climbed into bed at went out for at least 3 hours and didn't hear a thing! It was so quiet and dark, we had a really good rest. I got up, opened the curtains, and it was a perfectly sunny day so spent the rest of the day lazing by or in the pool or enjoying the view from the deck outside of our room. It is a no brainer when you go to Darwin. Just stay in a lagoon room and swim the weekend away!

Stayed here over 4 days. First negative was at the reception; i was informed my credit card was malfunctioning and that the chip may be damaged. Asked for a new card; lucky my wife had a spare card. Turns out the card was swiped twice [ by receptionists] in succession and so it 'locked' for safety by the bank. Friendly Concierge took us to our room by the pool' well appointed and spacious. Though bottled water was expensive and not free as in some hotels.Dined at the Chinese restaurant - Dragon Court. Very poor food. Certainly not authentic Chinese. Dined at the COVE- better service and better quality food and wine. Vue another restaurant was old and run down. Breakfast was had here and you had to pay $28 for full breakfast. Maitre D most helpful and multitasking. Would not return,

I stayed 3 nights in an small ocean view room with balcony. The bathroom was adequate and the bed, very comfortable. The hotel is close to the beach and ocean walk but there is no shopping centre or supermarket within walking distance. The bar fridge was tiny and full of mini bar drinks so there was no room for a salad, tub of yoghurt or other drinks. There was no microwave either and the casino food choices are very limited. Television channels were extremely limited although I was told that was because of the heavy rain - exactly when you need television. It was also very difficult select channels as there were no directions or obvious shortcuts between the non existent channels. Daily housekeeping was included. Reception staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.

Had a lovely Easter lunch here. Good service and food. We took a while to order and were fairly hungry by the time it came. In the meantime they were very helpful in refreshing drinks. Coffee was great. The food was good but not adventurous.

We had an older style room in the hotel part. the whole place smelled either musty and damp or strongly of air freshener. Seemed a little grubby overall. The spa brochure was much thumbed and gave us cause for concern since we were booked in there. The spa was very nice however and the treatments and staff were professional and friendly. The garden where we were sent to relax had essence of fried food, perhaps from the pool bar, which closes at 5 o'clock, just as we were about to have a drink. The staff were friendly enough and the doorman was nice. A bit out of town too. Wouldn't stay again.

If you are looking for a good place to stay in Darwin Sky City is hard to beat. Great restaurant options that can deliver to your room , great friendly service and in my opinion one of Australia's better casino's

This was the 2nd time for myself. 1st time for my husband. There are some negatives and positives. Negatives: Internet was rubbish could never get on to it. No free schuttle service into town. Had to catch cabs which would charge you $6 before you even get into the cabs. Front desk promised something then did not deliver. On checkin advised them that our flight was going to be in the evening. The guy on the desk said if we asked on the day of check out would be able to give till 2pm due hotel not as busy. Come on the day the girl said maximum could give was till 12pm then we would have to pay $30 per hour. End up having to pay an additional $90 for staying in the room. We then could not get into the room because everyone thought we were checking out at 11.30 the girl on the front desk did not advise anyone that we had late check out. Asked one of the Front desk how far to walk from the hotel. 15 mins he said. Well it was 45 mins. Obviously did not understand the question. Food was very expensive. A roast for $39 pp and breakfast with the lot. $28 not worth it Positives: The guy on the concierge desk was lovely and very helpful. I think his name was Chris Rooms was nice Both pools very nice. The new one made to look like a beach But again food at the pool very expensive Would not stay again would stay in town especially because it's so out of the way and cost so much to keep going into town

Gilruth Avenue The Gardens NT

Skycity Darwin places you next to SKYCITY Casino and within a 10-minute walk of Mindil Beach. This 152-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa, a casino, and 5 restaurants. Also close to this The Gardens hotel are George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and Cullen Bay Marina.


Enjoy dining at The Vue, one of 5 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 10:30 AM.


All 152 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Skycity Darwin have access to a full-service spa, a casino, and an outdoor pool. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (AUD 15 per day)—also useful is limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room ()

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Twin Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 734 reviews