4.3 out of 5

"Clean comfortable room. Plenty of dining and bar options. Only negative was noise of function being held with music blaring until after 11 pm. After a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 26 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin places you steps from SKYCITY Casino and within a short 5-minute stroll of Mindil Beach. Highlights at this beach hotel include 5 restaurants, 7 bars/lounges and a full-service spa.

All 152 rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet and balconies. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Additionally, satellite TV, coffee/tea makers and free newspapers are available.

A day of pampering at endota spa can include massages, facials and mani/pedis. The bistro, The Vue, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own poolside bar. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. 0 square feet (0 square metres) of event facilities include conference rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find a casino, free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star The Gardens hotel include George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and Cullen Bay Marina.

Deluxe Family Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$209 per night

Lagoon Twin Room - Top Floor

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lagoon King Room - Top Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Spa Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Lagoon Twin Room (Lagoon Pool Swimout

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin ratings based on 808 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

Everyone (479) Couples (258) Business (2) Family (65)
5 out of 5
The variety of restaurants and the amazing pools . Bar staff a bit indifferent

Posted by on 21 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Being 10 years since my last visit I took my 87 yr old Mum to Darwin for a short break. To our delight (and relief) this resort was exactly as it looked online and was a real tropical oasis. In the warm Darwin climate it was lovely to be over the water of the lagoon with our spacious and very very clean room decorated in calming greens and whites being welcoming and very cool with aircon and ceiling fans. The modern bathroom had double sinks and huge double shower and the comfy outdoor setting on the balcony was just the spot for an early morning cuppa or a glass of bubbles at the end of the day while you watch the spectacular sunsets. The grounds were lush and green and well looked after and the staff were all friendly and very attentive. Having the casino on site with it's many bars and restaurants was very convenient too and the food options were delicious. Only one drawback - the room was on the first floor (which I knew at the time of booking) but was only accessible by a fairly steep staircase. Loved our time in this resort - thank you Darwin

Posted by , from Safety Bay on 17 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2019 by Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Thank you taking the time to provide a detailed and great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the best of what we have to offer. We look forward to your next visit to Darwin.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff are all extremely helpful and pleasant. The lagoon pool was amazing! I would definitely stay here again !

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2019

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19 Jun. 2019 by Mindil Beach Casino Resort

We’re happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay and that our team was able to assist you. We look forward to welcoming you back.

3 out of 5
Liked the restaurants, what I didn’t like is they hire out bikes with flat tyres give the apologies let a line a refund. Breakfast is $30 per head but does not include coffee. First two nights the phone in our room did not work and for all but the last night our toilet leaked leaving a puddle on the floor, this was fixed on the fourth request. Rooms are very tired they need a refurb.

Posted by on 5 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jun. 2019 by Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Thank you for raising your concerns in regards to your recent stay with us. We do apologize that we have not been able to meet the expectations during your stay, and your comments will assist us into improving ourselves for future visits.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 May 2019

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5 out of 5
The Infinity Poolside Bar was pretty cool. Also love the bars and casino as well

Posted by on 7 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 May 2019 by Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 May 2019

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4 out of 5
We enjoyed the lagoon pool! On the down side, our room was very cold and noisy, we couldn't adjust the air conditioning.

Posted by on 1 May 2019

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15 May 2019 by Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Thank you for your review. We have shared your comments in regards to the air conditioning to our property service team, who are further investigating the raised concerns. We do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

About the Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

Location Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT 0801

Property Features

Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness centre. There are 5 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 7 bars/lounges and A swim-up bar. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business centre and a limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 0 square feet (0 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A casino, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star The Gardens hotel.

  • 152 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • 0 sq ft of conference space
  • 0 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1986
  • Casino
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Car service
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin offers 152 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This The Gardens hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Vue – This bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Il Piatto – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Dragon Court – This restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required.

Cove – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 65 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 15 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 65 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Skycity Darwin Hotel The Gardens
  • Skycity Darwin Hotel
  • Skycity Darwin The Gardens
  • Skycity Darwin
  • Skycity Darwin Hotel Darwin
  • Skycity Hotel Darwin
  • Darwin Skycity Hotel

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.