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4.3 out of 5

" Wet friendly clean and close to everything " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 21 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

Rydges Darwin Central puts you in the heart of Darwin, within steps of Smith Street Mall and Maningrida Arts & Culture. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

The café, Salvatores Cafe, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/cafe, 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.

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

Twin Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$340* Per night/room 12 Sep. - 13 Sep.

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 437 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 (313) Couples (70) Business (7) Family (41)
5 out of 5
Wet friendly clean and close to everything

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2022

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28 Jul. 2022 by Rachael - Rydges

Thanks for your feedback and positive rating.

5 out of 5
It has a very good experience and well worth the money spend

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2022

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28 Jul. 2022 by Rachael - Rydges

Hi Nigel Thanks for providing your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
The hotel is located centrally in the CBD. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are comfortable and clean. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance with a supermarket and chemist in the next block. I would recommend Rydges Hotel.

Posted by , from Virginia on 8 Jul. 2022

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28 Jul. 2022 by Rachael - Rydges

Hi Peter Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from you stay. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again.

4 out of 5
It was nice and spacious and the service was helpful.

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2022

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28 Jul. 2022 by Rachael - Rydges

Thanks for your feedback. I will share this with our team.

2 out of 5
Not enough staff (like everywhere). Found ourselves chasing staff for basic items (tea bags, milk, towels). Not sure what can be done to improve this situation Australia wide!

Posted by on 27 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Aug. 2022 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Geoff, Thank you for providing feedback about your stay. Unfortunately, like many businesses we are struggling to reach our full manning and apologise for any inconvenience during your stay. We appreciate the understanding of guests during these challenging times, as staff work hard to bridge any gaps. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

4 out of 5
Idea location.

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Aug. 2022 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Valerie, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you found our central location ideal to enjoy the city's attractions, dining and shopping. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

5 out of 5
Extremely comfortable bed and large room.

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2022

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3 Aug. 2022 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Deirdre, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your 5 out of 5 rating and feedback about the spacious and comfortable rooms. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

1 out of 5
I had a late check-in which was a problem given no 24hr service

Posted by on 29 May 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Aug. 2022 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Martin, Thank you for your review. Hotel reception is manned from 0700 to 0100 and a 24hr manager on site to assist with any late arrivals and guest requests. The hotel also provides check in kiosks and a mobile app, providing guests with contactless check in options. Staff are available 24hrs to assist guests as needed. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

5 out of 5
Great location

Posted by , from Gordonvale on 25 May 2022

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3 Aug. 2022 by Rydges Darwin Central

Dear Christopher, Thanks for your review. We are pleased you found our great central location ideal to enjoy all the shopping , dining and attractions. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

4 out of 5
Room TV reception was poor

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jun. 2022 by Rydges Darwin Central

Hi Bradley, Thanks for your review. We are pleased to advised that we have just completed our TV Project upgrade including installation of new TV's for all rooms and upgrade to the digital aerial for improved picture quality. Once we complete our Wi-Fi upgrade guests will be able to steam from their favourite steaming service. Due to supply chain issues we have been waiting sometime for this upgrade and are so pleased we are in the final stages. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Michelle Davidson General Manager

About the Rydges Darwin Central

Location 21 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT 0800

Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/cafe, there's a snack bar/deli on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. 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
  • Deli
  • 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Darwin Central offers 132 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Darwin hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk chair

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 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in information and an access code. 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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 25 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of AUD 100 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 44 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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 major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Union Pay, 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 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are 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 available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • 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
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

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.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 35.00 for adults and AUD 17.00 for children (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: AUD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: AUD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: AUD 25 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • 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.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.