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4.4 out of 5

"it was very quiet location " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 06 May 2022

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Hotel Description

Palms City Resort puts you in the center of Darwin, 0.1 km (0.1 mi) from The Esplanade and 1 km (0.6 mi) from Darwin Waterfront. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy LED TVs with digital channels, and all 89 rooms feature ceiling fans, safes, and phones. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and dry cleaning/laundry services. On weekend mornings buffet breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

This 3.5-star Darwin City Centre motel is 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Mindil Beach and 2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Cullen Bay Marina.

Standard Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$175* Per night/room 29 May - 30 May

Superior Room, Balcony (Upstairs)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Palms Villas (Featuring Outdoor Plunge Spa)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Garden Bungalow

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sunset Villa (Featuring Indoor Spa Bath)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Hotel Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Palms City Resort ratings based on 404 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Palms City Resort

Everyone (288) Couples (66) Business (2) Family (28)
4 out of 5
it was very quiet location

Posted by on 6 May 2022

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5 out of 5
It was affordable and fitted our needs perfectly

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Great option for short stay with smallish children. Only concern, no door security latch/chain fitted to door.

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2022

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4 out of 5
No lift available for access to first level rooms for client with mobility issues - should be made clear on website so can opt for ground level rooms - otherwise good - no issues

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2022

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4 out of 5
I liked the pool. It was relaxing after a long hall flight. I found that because I had booked a downstairs room with a pathway alongside the external wall near the bed I was frequently woken by passers by. As I had jet lag it was then very difficult to return to sleep. Better sound-proofing would be good, also moving the position of the bed away from external wall and window. I enjoyed my stay but did not sleep well due to noise.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2022

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5 out of 5
Staff very helpful and friendly privacy respected had a exceptional 6 night stay will recommend to anybody travelling to darwin great accommodation 😃

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2022

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4 out of 5
We were very satisfied with our accommodation. Very polite service. Comfortable beds. Overall nice and relaxing

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Mar. 2022 by PCR

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our resort. we look forward to welcome you back in the future

3 out of 5
For the price per night, the resort was pretty good, but the bathrooms really need an upgrade. I didn't like the fact that there was no desk in the rooms, and the water ran out of the shower onto the floor, soaking the towels every time. The rooms didn't block any noise out, so people walking along the walkway in the morning sounded as though they were inside the room with you. The staff were friendly and accommodating though, and it did have a nice 'Bali' feel to it with all the plants surrounding the bungalows. The pool was great and the location was also very good.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2022

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5 out of 5
What an amazing week stay i had! Great location, friendly staff, would definitely recommend to others!

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2022

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5 out of 5
Lovely pool & central location.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Mar. 2022 by PCR

Thank you for the rating.

About the Palms City Resort

Location 64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

Property Features

As a guest of Palms City Resort, you'll find an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Event space at this motel measures 1033 square feet (96 square meters) and includes conference space. WiFi is free in public spaces. Palms City Resort also features a garden, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This 3.5-star Darwin motel is smoke free.

  • 89 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 1033 sq ft of conference space
  • 96 sq m of conference space
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

Palms City Resort offers 89 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. 22-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekends from 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's general deposit is required in cash for guests checking in without a valid credit card.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

A credit 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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning 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.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 150 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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 18.50 for adults and AUD 9 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • City Palms
  • Palms City
  • Palms City Resort
  • Palms Resort
  • Palms City Darwin
  • Palms City Hotel Darwin
  • Palms City Resort Darwin
  • Palms City Darwin
  • Palms City Resort Motel
  • Palms City Resort Darwin
  • Palms City Resort Motel Darwin

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.