Stylish luxury hotel looking out upon Port Darwin
Situated on the city esplanade just down the road from the Holiday Inn Darwin, the Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin offers its guests convenience and comfort as well as a fine location from which to explore the modern city.
The stylish hotel features 197 air-conditioned en-suite guestrooms. Visitors can expect a range of amenities that assist in making for a comfortable stay. As well as essentials like hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and tea and coffee making facilities, rooms are also equipped with cable television, direct dial telephone, internet access, a work desk and chair, refrigerator, and mini-bar.
The Sirocco Restaurant, located at lobby level, serves guests breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu focuses on Mediterranean dishes with more than a hint of Territory to it. The Sirocco Poolside Bar offers an assorted drinks menu and a comfy setting.
Those that adhere to a strict exercise regime will be able to take advantage of the 24 health and fitness centre, which includes weights and cardiovascular equipment, all under the comfort of an air-conditioned room. A heated outdoor swimming pool can also be utilised during the day.
As well as the work facilities included within the bedroom, the hotel also has a small but stylish business centre where corporate guests can utilise email, fax and printing services, or even meeting rooms.
Whilst it appears that the Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin is self-sufficient a trip outside the hotel walls will likely result in guests enjoying the delights of Darwin itself.
From its sandy beaches and clean waters to the many national parks and conservation reserves that surround it, the city has a multitude of attractions and activities worth of a visitors attention. Theres also a very modern feel to the Northern Territory capital city, which has more than a little to do with it having been rebuilt twice in the last century.
Visitors can head to the city centre for a shopping trip or to dine at a trendy restaurant. They can head to one of the famous beach markets and pick up a memento of their trip or the latest in fashion trends. Or they can visit on of the citys museums that chronicle the devastation levelled upon it during World War II. There are also reminders of Cyclone Tracy which flattened 70 per cent of the city on Christmas Day 1974, not only in museums, but scattered among the streets.
Sports fans should visit Marrara Stadium (or TIO Stadium as it is corporately known) to catch a game of Australian Rules football or cricket; the ground has hosted Australian internationals in the recent past. Alternatively, the city hosts rugby (union and league) as well as motorsports and baseball; there are four baseball teams in the city.
Also be sure to check-out what special events are being hosted during your stay at the Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin. The city hosts a wide range of celebratory festivals and events, including the Darwin Festival and Fringe Festival which features artists and performers plying their trade. For something a little different, seek out the Darwin beer-can regatta in which contestants build a boat from used cans and compete in a race, normally with hilarious consequences.