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3.9 out of 5

"The bath shower is archaic and the shelving in the bathroom is dangerous for shorter people with vey sharp edges. The TV mounted as you walk in the d ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 25 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

Novotel Darwin CBD puts you in the heart of Darwin, within steps of The Esplanade and Bicentennial Park. Highlights at this beach hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

The restaurant, Zest Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy the gym and spa tub. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Places within a 5-minute walk of this 4-star Darwin City Centre hotel include Darwin Harbour and Darwin War Memorial.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$319* Per night/room 16 Sep. - 17 Sep.

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Novotel Darwin CBD ratings based on 501 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Novotel Darwin CBD

Everyone (346) Couples (85) Business (2) Family (53)
5 out of 5
The bath shower is archaic and the shelving in the bathroom is dangerous for shorter people with vey sharp edges. The TV mounted as you walk in the door is right in your face as it juts our, causing a sharp pause as you proceed through the door. The buffet breakfast was overpriced. But. the reception were fantastic and room had a wonderful view, but still needs an open air balcony.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2022

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4 out of 5
location is excellent

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2022

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3 out of 5
Housekeeping was not leaving enough towels when changing them Had to ask 3 times for a new kettle as our was leaking everywhere

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2022

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4 out of 5
Very convenient location and excellent waterfront lookout. Close to large playground for kids. Have a good restaurant and bar area as well as pool. Interior of rooms a bit tired, but perfectly fine for family holidays. Cleaners very busy and needed to catch up with them for the daily cleans.

Posted by on 10 Jul. 2022

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4 out of 5
This hotel was in good central position. Easy to walk to the Darwin waterfront and activities and also Mitchell and Smith Street. Breakfast was awsome everything we needed and we're pretty fussy with breakfast! Staff very attentive at cleaning away dishes and plates and restocking food and cold juices. We stayed for 7 days and the only down side was lack of towels as they were having issues with the dry cleaning company.Other than that would stay again.🙂

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2022

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1 out of 5
If you’re thinking of staying here…. Don’t. Worst hotel and service we’ve ever had in all our hotel stays. Checking in issues, room unavailable then not ready. No towels available. Very budget room. Cannot recommend.

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2022

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2 out of 5
Staff did the best they could. Property is very old and it shows. No COVID safety measures in place - despite my family and I masking, we contracted COVID in the hotel as no staff were wearing masks.

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2022

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4 out of 5
Great location Friendly staff Needs a better fridge

Posted by on 11 May 2022

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5 out of 5
Amazing friendly service a big thank you to Shenille!

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2022

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2022

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Property Features

Novotel Darwin CBD offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 1249 square feet (116 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Novotel Darwin CBD. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Darwin hotel is smoke free.

  • 140 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 1249 sq ft of conference space
  • 116 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Novotel Darwin CBD offers 140 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Zest Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety


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 29 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Atrium Darwin
  • Darwin Atrium
  • Novotel Darwin CBD Hotel
  • Darwin Novotel Atrium
  • Novotel Atrium
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  • Novotel Darwin
  • Novotel CBD Hotel
  • Novotel CBD
  • Novotel Darwin Atrium Hotel Darwin
  • Darwin Novotel
  • Novotel Darwin Atrium Hotel
  • Accor Darwin Atrium
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  • Novotel Darwin CBD Hotel Darwin

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.