Convenient and stylish hotel on the citys esplanade
Located on the Northern Territory citys esplanade, the Holiday Inn Darwin is one of two hotels in the area falling under the Holiday Inn branding (with the other being the Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin).
As well as being scenically located, looking out upon Port Darwin, the hotel also is carefully linked to National Highway 1, which serves the international airport as well as the Northern Territory. As such its a fine location for international and domestic visitors.
The hotel consists of 183 guestrooms which are all equipped with a private bathroom in which guests can expect to find a bathtub, toilet, wash basin, and hairdryer. Bedrooms feature either a king size bed or two double beds, and are fitted with luxury amenities such as LCD television with cable channels and movies-on-demand, as well as internet access and multi-functional telephone.
Tea and coffee making facilities, an in-room safe, mini-bar, refrigerator, individually controlled air-conditioning, and iron and ironing board are some of the other additional features within all standard rooms. Those hoping for a little more luxury can stay in an executive room or suite.
Most rooms feature a work desk and chair for those in the city on business. A stylish business centre is also on offers for these guests, combining useful services like faxing and printing with meeting rooms and executive suites.
The Holiday Inn Darwin offers an outdoor swimming pool for guests to use. The pool is looked over by the Poolside Restaurant, a lobby level eatery which provides meals for guests at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Poolside Bar offers an assorted drinks list and a comfortable environment in which to relax.
Those hoping to find a health centre of gymnasium can visit the sister hotel, Esplanade Darwin, to utilise their facilities.
The modern city of Darwin, which has been rebuilt twice due to bombing during the World War II and Cyclone Tracy in 1974, offers visitors a number of attractions and sites to see. There are even remains of those disasters scattered around the city.
As well as featuring the usual city centre highlights, such as shopping malls, theatres, restaurants and sporting arenas, Darwin also hosts a number of weekly beach markets, the most well-known of which are the Mindel Beach Sunset Markets, which feature clothing, food, souvenirs and local entertainment.
Of course the beaches are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The clean sand and unpolluted aquamarine waters provide a stunning setting in which to lay back, relax and soak-up some rays. Swimmers and surfers flock to the sea between June and September but not after, thanks to the presence of Box Jellyfish.
Those willing to leave the city behind for a few hours will find a large assortment of national parks and conservation areas within 50 kilometres of the hotel. Included amongst these are Djukbinj National Park, Mary River National Park, Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve, and the Vernon Islands Conservation Reserve.
Ultimately, the Holiday Inn Darwin proves to be a fine destination for those looking to enjoy the modern city and its attractions.