Rydges Darwin Central
Rydges Darwin Central
Rydges Darwin Central
Rydges Darwin Central
Rydges Darwin Central
Rydges Darwin Central
Rydges Darwin Central
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8.2

Excellent
/10
(379 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping26
Shops4
Breakfast2
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 720 meters to the beach
Popular landmarks
Crocosaurus Cove 250 m
Darwin Waterfront 700 m
Wave Lagoon 790 m
Darwin Wharf Precinct 1.2 km
Stokes Hill Wharf 1.2 km
Mindil Beach 2.2 km
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 2.9 km
Defence of Darwin Experience 6.6 km
Australian Aviation Heritage Centre 7.3 km
Berry Springs Nature Reserve 31.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Raintree Park 80 m
Aboriginal Fine Arts 120 m
Wisdom 120 m
Throb 130 m
Mitchell Centre Pharmacy 140 m
Amcal Barden's Pharmacy 140 m
Yoga Territory 170 m
Paul Arnold Bush Photos 190 m
Tap 200 m
Viva La Body 210 m
Free Wi-Fi

Rydges Darwin Central

21 Knuckey Street, Darwin City, Darwin, Australia, 800 - See map
  • 720 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Darwin every 46 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportDarwin International Airport (DRW)
Distance to airport7.3 km

Rooms available at Rydges Darwin Central

Very good
Room comfort & quality
8.0
Twin Queen
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Studio Twin bed
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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King Premier
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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King Deluxe
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Studio Queen
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Studio
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    Deluxe King Room
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      Twin Room
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        Premier King Room
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          Twin Studio
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            Frequently asked questions

            Does Rydges Darwin Central have a hot tub?

            Rydges Darwin Central does not have a hot tub.

            What time is check-in and check-out at Rydges Darwin Central?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Rydges Darwin Central?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, Rydges Darwin Central has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 19.50 AUD per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Darwin with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

            Is breakfast offered at Rydges Darwin Central?

            Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Rydges Darwin Central. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 21 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

            What are my dining options at Rydges Darwin Central?

            Rydges Darwin Central features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

            What is the smoking policy at Rydges Darwin Central?

            Rydges Darwin Central does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Rydges Darwin Central?

            Cullen Bay 806 Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 2.5 km away from Rydges Darwin Central.

            What restaurants are nearby Rydges Darwin Central?

            Restaurants including Ayuriz Cafe Restaurant, Asian Pot and Nando's are popular in Rydges Darwin Central’s neighborhood which is known as Darwin City.

            What popular shopping places are close to Rydges Darwin Central?

            Located in the Darwin City area, Rydges Darwin Central is close to great shopping choices like Mindil Beach Sunset Market, Paul Arnold Bush Photos and Viva La Body.

            What popular beaches are close to Rydges Darwin Central?

            Guests at Rydges Darwin Central can easily visit Mindil Beach, Darwin Wave Pool and Fannie Bay Beach in the Darwin City area.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Rydges Darwin Central?

            Rydges Darwin Central is located in the Darwin City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Darwin Waterfront, Port Darwin and Frances Bay.

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            What people love about Rydges Darwin Central

            • 10.0

              Exceptional
              Breakfast

              "Included breakfast has plenty of options, freshly cooked hot food"

              Vernon

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              December 9, 2018

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "The best, hotel staff are friendly and helpful."

              EVELYN

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              April 17, 2019

            • 8.8

              Excellent
              Location

              "Comfortable and excellent location in Darwin."

              CJ

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              May 30, 2019

            Property ranking|Compared to 131 Darwin properties
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            Location score
            9.2/10
            Room comfort score
            8/10
            Cleanliness score
            8.6/10
            Value for money score
            8.1/10
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            92
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            Overall rating:

            8.2

            Excellent
            379 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.6
            Facilities
            7.5
            Location
            9.2
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            What travelers say they love:
            Friendly staff and great hotel for a good price in a central...
            Adam from Australia
            Solo traveler
            More about Rydges Darwin Central

            More about Rydges Darwin Central

            This contemporary boutique hotel, located in the heart of Darwin, is within easy walking distance of numerous attractions. Guest can access a host of restaurants, shopping malls, theaters, nightclubs, and other tourist attractions. The rooms are spacious and furnished with a good compilation of amenities, ideally suited for short or long-term stays. Many of the 132 rooms offer kitchenettes, handy for those who want to stay in and prepare food. The outdoor plunge pool is a terrific place to cool off and the on-site restaurant is great for having a quick bite to eat in a relaxing atmosphere. Business travelers will also be delighted to find conference facilities on-site. Rydges Darwin Central is perfect for business and holiday travelers that want a prime location and a host of useful amenities.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            7.5

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            32 mentions

            Breakfast

            17 mentions

            Internet

            6 mentions

            Car Park

            5 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English

            Accessibility

            • Wheelchair accessible

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Swimming pool [indoor]
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Ticket services
            • Tours

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • First aid kit

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Coffee shop
            • Restaurant [halal]
            • Restaurants
            • Room service [24-hour]

            Services and conveniences

            • Concierge
            • Convenience store
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Doorman
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Laundromat
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Postal service
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Family room

            Access

            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Check-in [24-hour]
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]

            Getting around

            • Car park [charges apply]
            • Car park [nearby]
            • Taxi service
            • Valet parking

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Alarm clock
            • Coffee/tea maker
            • Desk
            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • Heating
            • Ironing facilities
            • LAN Internet in room [charges apply]
            • Mini bar
            • Non-smoking
            • On-demand movies
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Shower
            • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
            Location
            21 Knuckey Street, Darwin City, Darwin, Australia, 800
            Exceptional
            Location

            9.2

            Public transportation

            • Cullen Bay 806 Bus Station
              2.6 km
            • Darwin Train Station
              6.9 km

            Airports

            • Darwin International Airport (DRW)
              7.3 km

            Hospital or clinic

            • Mitchell Centre Pharmacy
              140 m

            Shopping

            • Mindil Beach Sunset Market
              2.3 km

            Convenience store

            • On-site

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              60 m
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Crocosaurus Cove
              250 m
            • Darwin Waterfront
              700 m
            • Wave Lagoon
              790 m
            • Darwin Wharf Precinct
              1.2 km
            • Stokes Hill Wharf
              1.2 km
            • Mindil Beach
              2.2 km
            • Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
              2.9 km
            • Defence of Darwin Experience
              6.6 km
            • Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
              7.3 km
            • Berry Springs Nature Reserve
              31.0 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Raintree Park
              80 m
            • Aboriginal Fine Arts
              120 m
            • Wisdom
              120 m
            • Throb
              130 m
            • Mitchell Centre Pharmacy
              140 m
            • Amcal Barden's Pharmacy
              140 m
            • Yoga Territory
              170 m
            • Paul Arnold Bush Photos
              190 m
            • Tap
              200 m
            • Viva La Body
              210 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-2 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib available upon request
            Children 3-12 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • Please note that every guest is required to provide a photo identification and a credit card for verification/ pre-authorisation at check in for any incidental charges and room payment if required. If the guest does not want to use a credit card, a cash deposit will be required of a minimum $300.
            • Credit Cards
              The Hotel accepts American Express, Diners, Master card and Visa card for payments. A surcharge of 1.5% is applicable for payments made via credit card.
            • This is a strictly non-smoking property. Guests are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
            • Please note that the Hotel offers a valet car parking service for all guests. It is subject to availability at the time of arrival. Guests' car being registered and there are additional charges applied for the service.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until10:30

            Getting around

            • Distance from city center0 km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)21 AUD
            • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee2.00 AUD

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
            • Number of floors7
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 132
            • Room voltage240
            • Year property opened1997
            • Most recent renovation2012

            Parking

            • Daily parking fee19.50 AUD

            Reviews of Rydges Darwin Central from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            8.2
            /
            10
            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities7.5
            Location9.2
            Room comfort and quality8.0
            Service8.3
            Value for money8.1
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            9.2
            Exceptional
            EVELYN from Malaysia
            Couple
            Twin Queen Room
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

            GREAT LOCATION”

            good location. walking distance to the waterfront. a 10-12 minutes taxi ride to cullen bay to watch the sunset and a hearty meal of fish fillet at La Beach. the best, hotel staff are friendly and helpful. housekeeping was good too during our stay. truly appreciated that our bed were our beds were turned down when we check-in at 1.00am.

            Reviewed April 17, 2019

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            Dear Evelyn, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope you will come back and visit us soon! Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

            Responded April 25, 2019
            Rydges Darwin Central
            8.3
            Excellent
            Robert from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            King Premier
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

            V8's in Darwin”

            Large Room, Location, Location

            The stay was good. The hotel is an older design with larger rooms but looks to have had a facelift some time in the past few years. Staff were helpful and friendly. Proximity to the entertainment and bar street was a big plus.

            Reviewed June 26, 2015

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Ian from Australia
            Business traveler
            Stayed 1 night in May 2014

            Just A Great Hotel With Excellent Staff!”

            staff, quality rooms that were clean and well appointed, great location

            I will certainly return, the room was great, hotel location and staff was first class. This property is bang in the centre of Darwin, everything is within walking distance - just a really good value property!

            Reviewed May 04, 2014

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Chung from Singapore
            Couple
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 1 night in January 2014

            Good location hotel”

            It is centrally located in the city of Darwin. Just a few steps to restaurants,supermarkets and car rental companies. Room is big and clean.

            We enjoyed the stay in this hotel as we could get everything just a few steps around the hotel. Though the hotel did not have free wifi, you could use the free wifi at MacDonald next door. Room is big and clean and staffs are friendly. Coles and Woolworths are nearby.

            Reviewed January 09, 2014

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            8.7
            Excellent
            KIM from Singapore
            Business traveler
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 1 night in October 2012

            Great loaction”

            Clean and simple.

            Hotel is well maintained and quite. Location is right in the centre of Darwin. Security is good and staffs are friendly. Overall I am rather satisfied with my stay there. Check-in and check-out is easy and fast. No problem checking in even early in the morning. I manage to check in at 0430hours and still get attended to with friendly staff.

            Reviewed November 07, 2012

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            8.3
            Excellent
            James from Australia
            Business traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in September 2011

            Good Location & nice room”

            Location

            step out of this hotel and your basically on the main strip. this hotel also has some restaurants on the ground floor, which offer some good choices. no problems with street/traffic noise, slept very well in a comfortable bed. friendly staff and well kept rooms.

            Reviewed October 27, 2011

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            8.3
            Excellent
            James from Australia
            Business traveler
            Studio Queen
            Stayed 4 nights in July 2011

            Great Hotel in perfect position”

            Clean, well situated and friendly

            being my first trip to darwin i was pleased that i chose to stay at the darwin central hotel. it was conveniently positioned to all the local restaurants, bars and the waterfront. but a street back from all the noise. the hotel itself was very clean and apartment room was very spacious. the bathroom was well finished and roomy. there was no bath but as a business traveller, i normally only shower and the shower was large and powerful. the staff were friendly and helpful. i would recommend.

            Reviewed August 01, 2011

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Tom from Australia
            Business traveler
            Stayed 1 night in July 2011

            Central location with decent room and breakfast”

            Location and relatively good value

            The hotel is right in the centre of Darwin with restaurants and shops close by, including McDonald just around the corner. The room I stayed was two double bed therefore was relatively spacious. The breakfast is decent. Overall, for a 4 star hotel in the Top End, it is not a bad choice.

            Reviewed July 18, 2011

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Peter from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2011

            Best "Bang for your Buck" Hotel in Darwin ”

            Location, quality of hotel & value for money.
            Hit the piss then stumble home.

            Due to my work situation I have stayed in many hotels in Darwin. As far as value for money taking into account the position, facilities & quality of the hotel in general, there is none better in Darwin.

            Reviewed January 16, 2011

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Alan from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 6 nights in February 2019

            Lovely hotel”

            It was a lovely hotel in a good location. Knowing we had a car hire, I deliberately chose this hotel as it advertised 'parking', but disappointed that we would have to pay $19 a day extra. Apparently all of Darwin has this, but as we were from the UK, would not know. Told at hotel is was valet parking only.

            Reviewed February 11, 2019

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            Dear Alan, Thank you for reviewing the hotel. We appreciate hearing form our guests so we know what we did well and what areas we need to work on. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again on your next visit. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

            Responded February 27, 2019
            Rydges Darwin Central
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Mr from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 1 night in October 2018

            It was ok, but check in was not right.”

            As I requested a early check in and agoda had for you to pick your check in time so i did but i could not check in until 2pm why choose a check in time if the hotel cannot deliver that was the only bad thing from this hotel

            Reviewed October 17, 2018

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            Dear Mr, Thank you for reviewing the hotel. We appreciate hearing form our guests so we know what we did well and what areas we need to work on. Early check in is subject to availability of rooms and the time selection during your booking, an indication your arrival time. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again on your next visit. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

            Responded December 01, 2018
            Rydges Darwin Central
            8.8
            Excellent
            CJ from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Twin Queen Room
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

            Ideal location”

            Comfortable and excellent location in Darwin. Happy and accommodating staff.

            Reviewed May 30, 2019

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            Dear CJ, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope you will come back and visit us soon! Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

            Responded June 02, 2019
            Rydges Darwin Central
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Hein from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

            Exceptional”

            Great location, good breakfast!

            Reviewed February 18, 2019

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            Dear Hein, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope you will come back and visit us soon! Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

            Responded February 27, 2019
            Rydges Darwin Central
            8.0
            Excellent
            Robert from Australia
            Couple
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Staff need lessons”

            So so disappointed and upset. Husband arrived at hotel and had to authorise credit card which he didn’t have but he did have debit visa. Hotel staff took $100 out twice (not pending authorisation) and refused to give back so as pensioners with $200 deducted from our account we did not go out for Dinner as planned. This spoilt our night and upset us both.

            Reviewed January 13, 2018

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Steven from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in March 2016

            Great location”

            Catah a bus outside woolies which is 5 minuite walk to aircraft musuem heaps of places to go to to an array of

            Good check in could have been a little bit more welcoming thought the lady was abit rude maybe having a bad day other than this minor hiccup thought this hotel was excellent if I go back to Darwin again I will go back to this hotel again

            Reviewed March 24, 2016

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Margaret from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 1 night in March 2016

            Forget the others, - this is the place for an overnight refresher”

            The staff really make this place stand out. I checked in after midnight. They were helpful, efficient and courteous. Good Wi-Fi, very affordable. Just an all-round great (short) stay. Thanks, Folks! :-)

            Reviewed March 19, 2016

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Margaret from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

            VERY CLEAN/ GREAT POSITION”

            Location, Location,Location

            Our four night stay was most enjoyable. We did not dine at the hotel as we were visiting our family in Darwin who reside in 1 bed apartment. Room was extremely clean and a credit to the staff. We had late flight out of Darwin and no problem to hold our luggage.

            Reviewed October 09, 2015

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Shirley from Australia
            Couple
            Studio Queen
            Stayed 7 nights in August 2015

            Holiday in NT”

            Location, Price, Room

            We enjoyed our week with staff going out of their way to help us except for one incident where a 5.15am wake up call ready for a 6pm tour departure did not come through. We could not have chosen a more central location. Our room with kitchen facilities on the 7th floor was very spacious and always clean.

            Reviewed August 29, 2015

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Euan from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Studio Queen
            Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

            A great hotel”

            Room size, cleanliness & location

            A clean and spacious studio double room greeted me with a big bathroom and decent sized shower to use. It was well maintained during my stay. The Staff were professional and well presented and knew how to do their jobs. The hotel is well located for shopping, entertainment & restaurant purposes. Would recommend the hotel as good value for money

            Reviewed August 23, 2015

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Paulette from New Zealand
            Family with young children
            Twin Queen
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

            Great location”

            Location, Cleanliness, room size

            our stay was comfortable, rooms were cleaned on a daily basis. Location was great right in the middle of it all. Rooms were real quite, didnt hear any of the road noise or street noise, our any hall way noise. We didnt dine there oly because we wnt out most of the time, but the eating facilities looked nice and clean.

            Reviewed July 07, 2015

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