DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

116 The Esplanade, Northern Territory, Darwin City, Darwin, Australia, 0800
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
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8.2
Excellent
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8.8
Excellent
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Excellent location
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FREE
  • Crocosaurus Cove360 m
  • Darwin Waterfront1.3 km
  • Wave Lagoon1.4 km
  • Darwin Wharf Precinct1.74 km
  • Mindil Beach1.75 km
  • Stokes Hill Wharf1.77 km
  • Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory2.52 km
  • Defence of Darwin Experience6.16 km
  • Australian Aviation Heritage Centre7.6 km
  • Berry Springs Nature Reserve31.48 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    3-star Hotel
    "My stay was great staff friendly and welcoming rooms clean and bed very comfortable room service prompt"
    Nicole - January 11, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.4 facilities on premise
    Excellent service
    8.4 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.0 room quality and comfort
    • Free airport transfer

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Bar

    Cheaper than 89% of all properties in Darwin in the last 24 hoursCompared to 276 Darwin properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Room comfort score
    8.0/10
    Location score
    8.8/10
    Service score
    8.4/10
    Cheapest price score
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    Value for money7.7
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportDarwin International Airport (DRW)
    Distance to airport7.4 km

    Rooms available at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    King Premier Suite
    King Premier Suite
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    • Room size: 89 m²/958 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Double Double Guest Room
    Double Double Guest Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    King Junior Suite
    King Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    King Executive Suite
    King Executive Suite
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    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    King Guest Room
    King Guest Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    KING ONE BEDROOM SUITE
    KING ONE BEDROOM SUITE
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    • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Double Guest Room
    Double Guest Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    King Guest Room Plus
    King Guest Room Plus
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • 1 king bed
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    Double Guest Room Plus
    Double Guest Room Plus
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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    Locals Only ID required - Guest Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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    What people love about DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Location

      "Convenient location, nice pool, free arrival cookie!!"

      Sarah

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      October 10, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Clean nice and friendly people"

      Jun X.

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      August 1, 2016

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Spaciousness

      "Rooms were spacious n clean."

      ALVIS

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      January 17, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The rooms where spacious and the beds were comfortable."

    Tam

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    December 11, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    17 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    16 mentions
    Breakfast
    10 mentions
    Internet
    5 mentions

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent

    "Pool facilities n gym is adequate."

    ALVIS

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    January 17, 2017

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Gluten-free

    Restaurants on site

    Aqua
    Cuisine:Australian
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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    What guests think of this property

    Overall rating
    8.2
    Excellent
    From 425 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (157)Booking.com Reviews (268)
    Rating via Agoda8.0
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.4
    Value for money7.7
    High score for Darwin

    Most helpful reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in September, 2017
    Exceptional10.0
    Great stayWe picked up a great deal through insider deals so well below normal price. the room was nice, however water views are limited. Pool was lovely and the staff were super friendly and very efficient. We only had breakfast at the restaurant which was typical buffet style, but quite enjoyable. Great location, easy walking distance to Mitchell street.
    kyliefrom AustraliaReviewed November 02, 2017
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in September, 2013
    King Junior Suite
    Excellent8.3
    An up market hotel you would expect from HiltonCould not fault the standard of the hotel especially considering it is in Darwin. The one draw back is that the water is controlled by pressure pumps so the hot water varies from hot to cold during a shower. During the night we were constantly aware and woken by the pressure pump kicking in and out as the water pressure would rise and fall. Maybe it was only a maintenance problem?
    lesliefrom AustraliaReviewed September 20, 2013
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2013
    Excellent8.0
    Great valueGreat hotel, better than the other Holiday Inn. This one is better value for money aswell. The pool was big and clean, staff are very attentive and are helpful. The rooms were comfortable. I would stay here again
    Marthafrom AustraliaReviewed March 20, 2013
    Family with teens
    Stayed 3 nights in August, 2012
    Excellent8.3
    Comfortable Hotel in handy locationour room was spacious and clean, however the ensuite and shower was a bit dated and could benefit from a little maintenance but not a major problem. the outdoor pool area is really nice but could also benefit from more sun beds as there was never really enought to go around. poolside food was of a high standard as was breakfast.
    Davidfrom AustraliaReviewed August 28, 2012
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2018
    Double Double Guest Room
    Exceptional10.0
    Fantastic stayHad an amazing stay. The rooms where spacious and the beds were comfortable. Staff was amazing, and the cleanliness of the hotel was top notch.
    Tamfrom AustraliaReviewed December 11, 2018

    Reviews of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.2
    Excellent
    From 425 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (157)Booking.com Reviews (268)
    Rating via Agoda8.0
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.4
    Value for money7.7
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    9+ Exceptional (34)
    8-9 Excellent (31)
    7-8 Very Good (36)
    6-7 Good (16)
    <6 Below Expectation (19)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    kylie from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in September, 2017

    Great stay”

    We picked up a great deal through insider deals so well below normal price. the room was nice, however water views are limited. Pool was lovely and the staff were super friendly and very efficient. We only had breakfast at the restaurant which was typical buffet style, but quite enjoyable. Great location, easy walking distance to Mitchell street.

    Reviewed November 02, 2017
    8.3
    Excellent
    leslie from Australia
    Couple
    King Junior Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in September, 2013

    An up market hotel you would expect from Hilton”

    Large bright room, great pool and terrific staff.

    Could not fault the standard of the hotel especially considering it is in Darwin. The one draw back is that the water is controlled by pressure pumps so the hot water varies from hot to cold during a shower. During the night we were constantly aware and woken by the pressure pump kicking in and out as the water pressure would rise and fall. Maybe it was only a maintenance problem?

    Reviewed September 20, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Martha from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2013

    Great value”

    rooms, location and staff

    Great hotel, better than the other Holiday Inn. This one is better value for money aswell. The pool was big and clean, staff are very attentive and are helpful. The rooms were comfortable. I would stay here again

    Reviewed March 20, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    David from Australia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 3 nights in August, 2012

    Comfortable Hotel in handy location”

    Excellent position on the Esplanade, only a short stroll to Mitchell Street and Mindil Beach

    our room was spacious and clean, however the ensuite and shower was a bit dated and could benefit from a little maintenance but not a major problem. the outdoor pool area is really nice but could also benefit from more sun beds as there was never really enought to go around. poolside food was of a high standard as was breakfast.

    Reviewed August 28, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tam from Australia
    Business traveler
    Double Double Guest Room
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2018

    Fantastic stay”

    Had an amazing stay. The rooms where spacious and the beds were comfortable. Staff was amazing, and the cleanliness of the hotel was top notch.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    9.0
    Exceptional
    John from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January, 2015

    Convenient Location in central Darwin”

    Location, access to city, free parking

    Great location, free parking, good facilities. We had two stays of two nights each in Jan/Feb 2015. Staff were helpful and confirmed tour bookings. Free parking under hotel. Well equipped laundry on site.

    Reviewed February 11, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Lee from Australia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2014

    Never Disappoints”

    Reception staff, room cleanliness, pool area

    As a regular visitor to Darwin I've stayed at pretty much every hotel & this one comes up trumps every time for me. I hope the reception staff stay on because they really make my stay! Thanks guys

    Reviewed October 27, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lee from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in September, 2014

    This is now my fave Darwin hotel by far”

    Reception staff, cleanliness, pool area

    I've stayed in almost every hotel in Darwin, many are unremarkable, some just terrible, however this hotel has really made an impression. The reception staff were fantastic, I'd messed up my booking & they were great at sorting it. I had a friend arriving, they took fantastic care of her, the rooms are really generous, there's free parking and you're right on the Esplanade which is beautiful. I've just booked another stay for this week & I can't wait to get back. The only thing that would make a huge difference for me is free wifi - I just don't understand why all the hotels in Darwin charge for wifi - it's so draconian in this day & age!

    Reviewed October 13, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Benjamin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 7 nights in August, 2014

    Darwin Holiday 7 Nights”

    Comfort, Location, Room was Lovely

    Would Certainly stay here again we came for a getaway from Melbourne in August 2014. From the minute we entered hotel they were welcoming. My Room didn't have a sea view but was upgraded to the 5Th floor, room was lovely sea view, breakfast was great, pool was great, no faults will be going back again. 9/10

    Reviewed September 10, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Paul from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in July, 2014

    Very good hotel with friendly staff.”

    Location, modern, clean.

    A great Hotel in an excellent location. Two small things however, the emergency torch in our room was not working due to corroded batteries suggesting no maintenance on it and our TV remote was flat also. The TV rception was also poor. The TV also could be larger considering this is a Hilton. Very friendly staff and great facilities we enjoyed our two night stay. thankyou.

    Reviewed July 12, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jasmine from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in November, 2013

    A Haven Away from the Chaos of Darwin”

    Excellent Staff, Amazing Beds, Free Parking

    We loved this hotel. We did not care for Darwin very much--we got ambushed by a cyclone and stuck in Darwin--so when we checked into the DoubleTree we were so relieved. In a downtown that is extremely loud, we were able to find solitude. The room was immaculate, it had a full-sized bath tub (I soaked for a while!, )a variety of cable channels (we were stuck indoors), and the bed was so comfortable. It was the only hotel we slept well in. I've been to other Double Trees, and they are always good, but the staff here truly deserves compliments! They were friendly, efficient, and went out of their way to assist us whenever we needed it. Thanks so much for a great stay.

    Reviewed March 26, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Stephen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in November, 2013

    Centrally located for nightlife”

    Location in town, free car parking, swimming pool

    We stayed here early November, so it was off-season and the hotel was not busy. Reception staff were friendly and attentive, as were the pool bar staff. Rooms were comfortable. Underground parking was free. The hotel is well positioned on the Esplanade, with Mitchell St behind it, and the waterfront a fifteen minute walk away. So everywhere is in walking distance, during the day or in the evening for the bars and restaurants. Would recommend this as a base for visits to local attractions as far afield as Litchfield Park.

    Reviewed November 16, 2013
    5.7
    sam from Australia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in September, 2013

    Not bad, but don't use the internet!”

    location, clean, comfortable

    The hotel was clean and the rooms were ok. Peak season in Darwin, the hotels are very over priced and I got a reasonable price at this hotel, although still three times what I had payed previously. I decided to use the wired internet option and payed $30 for 24 hours. After my first 10 minute browsing session, I logged in again and was given an option to continue on a slower speed or pay more money for faster internet. I chose not to pay more money as I thought this to be quite ridiculous as I had already payed for "high speed internet" This took me back to slower than dial up speed so I took the faster option in the end. On checkout, my internet bill was $150. If I spent all night downloading movies, then maybe I could wear it. I did use it for a few hours, but only browsing. I won't be staying at Double Tree again.

    Reviewed October 20, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joanne from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Double Double Guest Room
    Stayed 4 nights in September, 2013

    Great stay at Double Tree by Hilton, Darwin”

    Staff, clean rooms and pool

    We had a wonderful stay at the Double Tree. The staff were fantastic, attentive and helpful at all times. Rooms were clean and room service was fast, anything you need..no problem! Beautiful pool area with lunch and cocktails served for you by the pool. Breakfast buffet fantastic and good coffee available for order, the cook will do your eggs however you like too! Airport shuttle booked and on time for our departure. I highly recommend this hotel and look forward to staying there again on our next trip to Darwin.

    Reviewed October 03, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Bill from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in August, 2013

    We wish we could have stayed longer!”

    Very attractive, well-furnished room, comfortable bed, complimentary cookies.

    Unfortunately we only had one night available to stay in Darwin. Then our stay we even shorter than we had expected because the Ghan train was delayed on its trip up from Katherine and so did not arrive in Darwin until 9 p.m. This meant we had to go straight to bed. Next morning we had to be up at 6 a.m. in order to get back onto the Ghan for the return trip to Adelaide. So we did not have the full benefit of all the hotel's facilities. We did appreciate the helpfulness of the staff members and we enjoyed our cooked breakfast in the morning very much. So we are sorry we cannot give you much of a review but our experience was very positive.

    Reviewed August 27, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alfred from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in July, 2013

    Good efficient service”

    Location,Comfortable,Clean

    The only thing I missed was free wi fi in room. THere was a limit on wi fi and that was only available in lobby.I prefer to be relaxed in my room doing what I have to do on my smart phone and not have to go to the lobby for little things like that.

    Reviewed August 08, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Flyn from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June, 2013

    Overpriced for what it is”

    clean, location, friendly staff

    The weekend that we stayed at this hotel was the weekend of the Darwin V8 supercars - so everywhere was charging a ridiculous price for room rental. We paid over $200 for this room on the particular night that we stayed which was an absolute disgrace. The room was very outdated and definitely requires a makeover and modernisation. They have spent a lot of money when the rooms were first fitted as everything is of good quality....just out dated. The staff are friendly, and its in a great spot within the Darwin CBD. We only decided to stay here because we were between a rock and a hardplace. Overpriced.

    Reviewed July 15, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ian from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in December, 2012

    Good location and friendly staff”

    Good location, friendly staff, good buffet breakfast

    This hotel is well-located on the street overlooking the Esplanade park and Darwin Harbour. It is a short walk to the downtown area and has a good Indian restaurant in the hotel complex. The staff were helpful and friendly. The pool is attractively located on the terrace, near the breakfast dining room. Colonial shutters in the rooms give a relaxed atmosphere of the tropics.

    Reviewed December 12, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    DEBBIE from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in June, 2012

    Service with a smile”

    Position, Price, Great service

    Stayed at this great hotel for a family wedding. Rooms were a good size. Very clean and extremley comfortable. Wedding reception was held in one of their many confrence rooms. It was beautifuly presented with some of the best food Ive eaten plus beautiful decor. Hotel is walking distance to all the action in Darwin city and represented great value for money. Cant wait to go back again. Was so impressed, I joined thier club.

    Reviewed July 11, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Daniel from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February, 2012

    Great service, peaceful hotel.”

    Price, quality, location.

    this is my 3rd stay at this hotel and it was as good as the 1st. from check in to check out, all was excellent. no complaints at all. for the price you will find it very hard to beat this hotel. no need to search for anything else. will always stay here when in darwin.

    Reviewed May 03, 2012
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