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3 Buffalo Ct, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia
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Updated 26/05/22


#31 of 38 in Darwin
Located in Darwin City, the Frontier Darwin Hotel is a 3.5 star property offering a variety of spacious rooms featuring views over the lush tropical landscape and sweeping city views. It boasts an outdoor pool, 24-hour reception and fitness centre. The top floor of the hotel features Junior Suites with a kitchenette and separate living area. Free WiFi is available. Frontier Hotel Darwin is within a 5-minute drive from Mindil Beach, Skycity Casino, Gardens Park Golf Course, Darwin Amphitheatre and the George Brown Botanical Gardens. It is also a short walk from restaurants, bars and shopping. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, The Punters Bar is a neighbourhood local where you can grab a cold beverage and enjoy a traditional pub meal. The Rooftop Restaurant features sweeping views of Darwin’s skyline. ***Contact Hotel for Wet Season Opening Hours***
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Chinese, Filipino
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Amber B wrote a review 21 May
26 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed at the Frontier Hotel for two nights. One pillow provided per bed, requested more pillows at reception (phone in room not connected), was advised they had no more pillows and provided couch cushions instead. Limited lighting in the rooms and one of these had blown. Water pressure in the shower was reasonable. Rooms are certainly showing signs of their age with water damage to bathroom splash backs. Pool was pleasant. For the price, there are certainly other places in Darwin that are better value for money.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
ashandmarg wrote a review 17 May
Perth30 contributions16 helpful votes
Old,Uncared for, Old rooms, no room service. no cleaning we stayed a week. They seem to include themselves with the hotel next door but hotel says they are not connected in any way, also same with Celebration. Cannot have drinks around pool area unless you buy them from the hotel (but they are not connected?) Frontier Hotels need to downgrade the advertising of the hotel, totally different to what they advertise. Staff good but cannot seem to grasp what we were talking about. Pictures must have been taken on a real good day. $1,000 a week must be better places to stay will be a little bit more careful in future. The laundry filthy, old linen on floor, papers dust from driers I DID NOT BELIEVE PEOPLE COULD WORK IN THESE CONDITIONS FILTHY. GYM A SMALL ROOM LOCKED OFF TO SIDE OF PASSAGE. DIRTY OLD MICROWAVE ONLY AVAILABLE DOWN CORRIDOR. Fridge not defrosted for ? months cannot keep drinks cold. 2 teaspoons only cultery, no top up of toiltries,milk,tea,coffee, on the + side bed quite comfy, air cond okay but you cannot adjust it. You can have room cleaned but must pay extra. No reception after 9pm I think. Car park wherever you can at your own risk. Noticed leaves in pool (lots) not cleaned for 4 days finally cleaned when they had there so called pool party (b00m b00m music for 5 hours drove us crazy. Meals at hotel next door good value looking forward to roast on final day but cook decided to take time off would have been nice to have been told but they only told us as 7.00 when we sat down to order, we had to catch a cab back into town to get dinner. Everything seems to be tagged with the old slap hazard attitude which does surprise me with post Covid things are still getting back to how it used to be (maybe this has always been the same way). Be aware not all is as it seems and the Frontier Hotel picture tell a million stories but not always true stories. I find some of the overall rating of these places to be very suspicious when so many reviews borderline the negative. Last but not least GET SOME BLASTED LIGHT INTO YOUR ROOMS TWO PATHETIC LITTLE 1900 LAMPS DO NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH LIGHT TO SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM REALL. Would i stay there again No. This could be a good thriving business i feel they may be running it down to sell off.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Zee1606 wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions
For the price you pay Vs. What you get is brilliant. I only stayed for two night so didn’t require house keeping. But the pool is really nice and shaded, the gym for a hotel is pretty good/ slightly basic. Rooms were large and staff very pleasant and friendly. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Food and travel wrote a review Sep 2021
Greensborough, Banyule, Greater Melbourne, Victoria8 contributions2 helpful votes
Wish there was an option for no stars. checked in and immediately the room smelt like cigarette. Towels had marks on them and there was a cockroach in the shower. I checked out about an hour later. On staff member was quite rude. But the rest were nice.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Craig R wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolutely filthy hotel with a stench that reminds me of dead animals the management must take responsibility for this dive it is an absolute joke.Travellers do not get sucked in by the pictures on the website as they must be phot shopped .The tourism board should close this deniquity down.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frontier Hotel Darwin
Which popular attractions are close to Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Nearby attractions include Art Warehouse Pty Ltd (0.3 km), The Trader Bar (0.4 km), and Paul Johnstone Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nirvana Restaurant, Kalidonis Taverna, and Kopi Stop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Frontier Hotel Darwin have airport transportation?
Yes, Frontier Hotel Darwin offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Frontier Hotel Darwin located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Darwin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Frontier Hotel Darwin offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.