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

A luxury stay in The Gardens awaits you at Skycity Darwin. You'll be within steps of SKYCITY Casino and within a short 5-minute stroll of Mindil Beach. Highlights at this 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 restaurant, 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 5-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$108 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 Lagoon Twin Room (Lagoon Pool Swimout

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Spa Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Lagoon King Room (Lagoon Pool Swimout)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Skycity Darwin ratings based on 778 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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 Skycity Darwin

Everyone (460) Couples (252) Business (2) Family (63)
4 out of 5
Great pool facilities. Some rooms need to be refurbished.

Posted by on 13 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice pool and lagoon facilities atmosphere was great staff were kind friendly and helpful got complementary late checkout 12pm

Posted by on 5 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Hotel was great, with great amenities and food options etc

Posted by on 3 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5
We enjoyed our visit , rooms are generous and the air conditioning is perfect. The staff were actually really good , better than most places in Australia but what was way above average was the restaurants...especially the Italian and Chinese ...really good.

Posted by , from Toowoo.ba on 1 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5
Stayed 7 nights, wish we could have stayed longer. Perfection

Posted by on 20 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5
Nice room come here a lot free updated would be nice

Posted by on 18 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5
Staff were really pleasant and food was good......

Posted by on 17 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5
Large room with great views The Cove restaurant was amazing. The best meal I’ve had in years

Posted by on 13 Dec 2018

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Property Features

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 luxury Skycity Darwin. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-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

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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


Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Darwin, NT (DRW-Darwin Intl.) (10.8 km / 6.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

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


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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

A cash deposit or credit 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.


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.