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8.1
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8.9
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Excellent location - 530 meters to the beach
  • Mason Gallery80 m
  • Mbantua Fine Art Gallery180 m
  • Star Village190 m
  • Embella Jewellery190 m
  • Aboriginal Fine Arts220 m
  • Brown's Mart250 m
  • The Old Town Hall290 m
  • Di Croco290 m
  • Deck Bar290 m
  • Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Darwin330 m
  • The Cavenagh Hotel

    12 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, Darwin City, Darwin, Australia, 0800 - See map
    "For the value of money, this hotel is great for an easy going stay in Darwin, with a nice locals atmosphere at the pub near reception."
    Daniel - September 11, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.4 rating for service
    • 530 meters to the beach

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

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    8.7/10
    Service score
    8.4/10
    Location score
    8.9/10
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Darwin properties
    Better than
    96
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    of Darwin properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Darwin properties
    Better than
    92
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    of Darwin properties
    Value for money8.0
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportDarwin International Airport (DRW)
    Distance to airport7.1 km

    Rooms available at The Cavenagh Hotel

    Boutique King
    Boutique King
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Boutique Twin
    Boutique Twin
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Double Room with Pool View
    Double Room with Pool View
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • 1 king bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • 1 single bed
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    Boutique Room
    Boutique Room
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    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Shower
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    Standard Double/Twin
    Standard Double/Twin
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        What people love about The Cavenagh Hotel

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Great service, friendly and comfortable environment."

          BRAD

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          October 24, 2017

        • 7.2
          Very good

          "Great bar and pool area plus a restaurant with a varied mix of meals at good prices."

          Kevin

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          September 24, 2018

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Good amenities and very friendly staff."

          neil

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          October 31, 2018

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        8.4
        Excellent

        "The Cav is in a great location, clean rooms, wonderful staff..."

        Kai

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        November 27, 2018

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        What they offer

        9.2
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Great staff and very good accommodation for a pub."

        Mrs

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        August 25, 2016

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        The property does not have an elevator.
        The property does not have an elevator.
        Parking is not available at the property.

        Reviews of The Cavenagh Hotel from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (172)Booking.com Reviews (1202)
        8.1
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        10
        Cleanliness7.5
        Facilities7.7
        Location8.9
        Room comfort and quality7.1
        Service8.4
        Value for money8.0
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (37)
        8-9 Excellent (27)
        7-8 Very Good (19)
        6-7 Good (15)
        <6 Below Expectation (17)
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        Mar - May (24)
        Jun - Aug (43)
        Sep - Nov (34)
        Dec - Feb (14)
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        8.4
        Excellent
        Concepcion from Australia
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

        Very central ”

        1st night was on the 2nd floor in a quiet room which I requested. Requested for a better room because it was so dated., carpet in dire need of replacement. I got room # 3 which was on the grd floor. It was a great room, renovated and very clean.

        Reviewed July 04, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        HOWARD from Australia
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

        Great vibe”

        My son and I stayed here, Jojo at reception was amazing, we loved everything about the hotel except the cleaning staff never emptied our bin, or supplied fresh towels. I feel bad complaining but that was the only bad thing, otherwise it's great food and drink and music, we loved it.

        Reviewed February 10, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        RICHARD from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

        Pretty food value for money in the overpriced seasonal Darwin market ”

        Fantastic front office staff- i had some requeats due to a recent surgery and the staff couldn't so enough for me. Great food and atmosphere. If you park out tje back like i did take a picture of the car numberplates around your car so it wont be so costly when some drunken arsewipe reverses into your car when leaving- even if you do leave them a load of room to get out.

        Reviewed October 02, 2017
        8.4
        Excellent
        Daniel from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

        Great location, huge pool, fun pub where the locals hang”

        For the value of money, this hotel is great for an easy going stay in Darwin, with a nice locals atmosphere at the pub near reception. The room is adequately sized, includes plenty of storage space and large fridge. Unfortunately I couldn't get the WIFI to work after approximately 5pm every day as the demand on the network appeared evident. I complained to reception and they seemed to be aware of the issue and gave me another voucher to use. I hope they improve the WIFI soon. The grounds are well maintained and relatively clean. However my room had an uncleaned coffee plate and eating a piece of fruit in the room seemed to attract rodents of the cockroach variety. So if the potential of this bothers you, do not stay here. I ensured I did not leave any food around the room and I did not see any other rodent. However I would hope that this property does have routine inspections by pest checking agencies.

        Reviewed September 11, 2017
        8.0
        Excellent
        michael from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 1 night in September 2016

        Good location and value”

        Hotel is central to all you need in Darwin, walking distance to Waterfront complex, Smith street and Mitchell road shops and bars. Staff were friendly and great pub attached with good food and entertainment. Room was basic and no windows.

        Reviewed October 06, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Robert from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2016

        Good value with bonus ammenities”

        Everything was good about this Hotel, amenities, staff, restaurant and price. As with many other reviews for this hotel you do need to allow for the fact that it is a popular hotel in Darwin and as is not uncommon in Darwin, it has open air drinking/eating facilities with music. When crowded the chatter and laughter gets louder, all usual stuff. Just be warned and do as I did, take good earplugs for when you do need to sleep.Oh one more thing, the servicing of the rooms is a bit adhoc and inconsistent, you may have to request fresh towels or tea/coffee etc.

        Reviewed May 05, 2016
        8.7
        Excellent
        Alexander from United States
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 1 night in September 2015

        Short Stay Here”

        Price, Location, Service

        Only stayed at the place for 6 hours since we had an early flight the next morning. Bed seemed comfortable and the room was quiet. The bar and restaurant at the hotel looked to be popular with the locals. The staff was helpful in scheduling a taxi to pick us up early the next morning. Woolworths is only a 7 minute walk away.

        Reviewed October 01, 2015
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Poh from Singapore
        Business traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

        A really good location”

        Cleaness, Friendly Staff and Location

        Really like this place, the room has a good practical layout and was really neat and clean. The swimming pools give good impression of the location where guest and soak in the pool after a hot weather outside. After dark, the cosy pub comes alive where you can enjoy nice food and good music.

        Reviewed September 19, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Pek from Singapore
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

        Overall the hotel is convenient to the shopping and eating area.”

        Should have lift or something easier to bring luggages up and down the room. The room i stayed abit noisy as there is a shop selling liquor.

        Reviewed July 07, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Andrew from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Kenny Wells and Co”

        One of the best and most entertaining nights I've had in years. Thanks a million

        Reviewed July 05, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Lupcho from Australia
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Friendly, relaxed and unpretentious establishment ”

        Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, great food, wine and drinks. Accommodation needs a little update but reflected in current cost...

        Reviewed June 30, 2019
        4.8
        Peter from Australia
        Business traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

        Tired and dated”

        Basic rooms looking tired.

        Reviewed June 12, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kelli from Australia
        Family with teens
        Boutique King
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Exceptional”

        The staff were awesome1

        Reviewed May 20, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        neil from Australia
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

        Location, location, location”

        Good accommodation & facilities near the centre of Darwin. Pleasant staff & clean facility. Happy to visit again.

        Reviewed April 28, 2019
        7.2
        Very good
        Charles from United States
        Solo traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

        Great if you want to party...”

        The rooms are decent but it's noisy and there is not much privacy as people pass in front of your window + door. Open bar area is noisy at night until about 11p. The rooms are non-smoking but the hotel allows people to smoke on the walkway right in front of the rooms so the smell of smoke is in the room anyway- poor policy which I hope they change. Staff is super friendly and helpful!

        Reviewed March 01, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nicolas from Switzerland
        Solo traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        Great location”

        (+) Location is great: in city center and next to waterfront. Nice big swimming pool. Staff is nice and helpful. Good value for money. Room and bathroom is nice. Soap & shampoo provided. Fridge & wardrobe in room. Liquor shop, restaurant & bar just beside the hotel. Airport shared minibus arrangement available for 15~20$ but must tell a few days in advance. (-) They give only 1GB free wifi, then need to pay. Limited number of parking lots. Double bed was actually 2 single beds put together. No window in my room but not a big deal, other rooms have window but are probably more noisy.

        Reviewed November 29, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Mrs from Australia
        Business traveler
        Boutique King
        Stayed 9 nights in August 2016

        Mark C”

        Great staff and very good accommodation for a pub. Very good atmosphere inside and especially outside bar near pool area. However, although food is fresh and well presented it was nothing special for flavour.

        Reviewed August 25, 2016
        8.4
        Excellent
        john from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 1 night in July 2016

        Bit of a pong”

        We flew in very late in the evening, and although reception was closed, the staff checked us in very quickly. An early start also meant we werent able to use the facilities. The room was clean and tidy however did not have a window, only a high skylight. The hotel is also currently experiencing a terrible smell around the pool and reception, it was blamed on drains that would be cleared thenext day, however it still remained 3 days later when we returned to pick up our stored luggage which was a great free service. A great hotel with good location and listed services.

        Reviewed July 17, 2016
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Randy from Canada
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

        Great location good bar food and pool ”

        Pool, Kitchen, Bar

        We enjoyed our stay lots to do at the hotel. You can do your own cooking, the bar is very interesting as their are many locals who come for food and drinks. They have a big pool. The price for a room in Darwin is reasonable considering how over priced Australia is in general. Would stay again.

        Reviewed March 13, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kai from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Boutique King
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

        Value for money! Good restaurant!”

        We went during the low(wet) season. 2 nights before and 1 night after we went to the national parks. Price was really good. Value for money. Our flight landed 1am in the morning and we checked-in at 2am without problem. Location is good and we drove and also found parking spaces easily. Even the parking of the hotel is full, the on street parking is free in the night time. A good swimming pool opens til 10pm. The restaurant had the Thursday 2 for 1 dinner promotion and we have our dinner (reasonable size) steak for only $30 total and it tasted very good! Staff are nice and helpful. We will book it again.

        Reviewed February 23, 2016
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