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4.3 out of 5

"Property was central in Darwin with everything within walking distance. Understand that with covid, rooms were not serviced daily. Actually not serv ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 27 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

Rydges Darwin Central puts you in the center of Darwin, 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Darwin Waterfront and 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Mindil Beach. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 132 rooms. Dining in is an option with room service, and minibars provide refreshments. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Safes, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

The café, Salvatores Cafe, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Business amenities include conference space and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Darwin City Centre hotel, attractions include Cullen Bay Marina and Casuarina Beach.

Twin Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$240* Per night/room 27 Aug. - 28 Aug.

Studio (Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Premier Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Deluxe

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rydges Darwin Central ratings based on 454 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Darwin Central

Everyone (329) Business (7) Couples (71) Family (45)
4 out of 5
Property was central in Darwin with everything within walking distance. Understand that with covid, rooms were not serviced daily. Actually not serviced at all during the whole stay but price was not reflective of this reduction of service.

Posted by on 27 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Close to everything if you want a city stay pleasant staff and very friendly atmosphere

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking time to write a review. It was great to hear you found our unbeatable central location ideal to explore all the city's attractions, shopping and dining. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

2 out of 5
The man who checked us in did not know what he was doing, it took ages and our room wasn't ready so then he had to find another room. There were 10 or so people waiting to be checked in.

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Guest, I apologise for the delay at check in and can assure you all staff are trained and well versed in their positions and duties. I am unsure of the specific delay as your review has been posted as Anonymous and therefore difficult for us to track and trace any issues. We appreciate your feedback so we are able to review our performance and focus on areas for improvement. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

5 out of 5
Close to all amenities in the city. Walking distance to Waterfront, RFDS, the Mall, supermarkets etc

Posted by on 20 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased to hear you found our central location perfect to explore the city's attractions, shopping and dining. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

1 out of 5
We had a few families with us and all rooms were not cleaned over 4 days. the rooms are old and depressing and there are minimal facilities.

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Guest, We are disappointed that you have not had a good experience with us and appreciate your feedback. Housekeeping services are available on request and reception is happy to discuss your needs and organise as required. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

5 out of 5
The staff were great, location was brilliant, room was spacious. My only criticism was not enough sugar in the room, and house keeping were very slow at bringing us some. Not really a big issue. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff, very helpful. We’re able to assist with my enquires.

Posted by , from Katherine NT on 20 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Staff were always very friendly. Room was large and clean. The property is very central and easy to get too and from places. Wifi did not work for us though and we asked twice before giving up.

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2020

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About the Rydges Darwin Central

Location 21 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT 0800

Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. There are 3 meeting rooms available. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Darwin Central. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Darwin hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Darwin International Airport (DRW) (12.1 km / 7.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Darwin Central offers 132 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Darwin hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10 AM.

Salvatores Cafe - This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 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.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • 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 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 credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. 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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • 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

Fees

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

  • Deposit: AUD 350 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 20 and AUD 35 for adults, AUD 15 and AUD 35 for children (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: AUD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.15 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Darwin Central Hotel
  • Hotel Darwin Central
  • Darwin Central
  • Rydges Darwin Central Hotel
  • Rydges Darwin Central Hotel
  • Rydges Darwin Central Darwin
  • Rydges Darwin Central Hotel Darwin

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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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.