Mindil Beach Casino Resort (formerly Skycity Darwin)

Gilruth Avenue, The GardensDarwin0801Australia
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About Mindil Beach Casino Resort (formerly Skycity Darwin)

Mindil Beach Casino Resort (formerly Skycity Darwin) is a resort that overlooks Mindil Beach in Darwin City, Australia and features and an on-site casino and numerous 24-hour entertainment options.

This property features a variety of rooms and suites, each of which include a private balcony, a minibar, an iPod docking station, ironing facilities, and a coffee maker. Upgraded rooms have a separate living room and ocean views.

Guests of this hotel will have access to free Wi-Fi, a tour desk, a business centre, 24-hour reception, laundry facilities, free parking, and a sauna. There is a fitness centre and two swimming pools at the hotel, as well.

There are five restaurants, The Vue, il Piatto, EVOO, Cove, and Dragon Court, at Mindil Beach Casino Resort (formerly Skycity Darwin) . The property also has seven bars, including ACES, Sandbar, Terrace Bar, and CentCity.

The hotel is located 950 metres from George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, 1.5 kilometres from Cullen Bay Marina, and 2.9 kilometres from Fannie Bay Gaol.


Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, Darwin, 0801, Australia
Telephone: +61 889438888 | Fax: +61 889438999 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Casino
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

On-site lagoon pool

This property houses a lagoon swimming pool, a facility which is frequently mentioned as an excellent aspect by reviews. Guests state that the pool is well-maintained and also houses a poolside bar, another popular element across dozens of reviews.

Excellent beachside location

The location of this hotel is very close to the beach, a factor which many reviews praise. Guests also enjoy having views of the beach and ocean from their windows and suggest the location is therefore one of the highlights of the property.

Good hygiene levels

Cleanliness standards at this hotel are consistently rated highly amongst hundreds of reviews. Rooms are said to be adequately clean, plus the communal areas and swimming pool are also praised for their hygiene levels.

Negative Reviews

Dated rooms in need of updating

Multiple reviews remark upon the dated and tired nature of the rooms in this hotel. Guests comment on worn-out fixtures as well as general wear and tear to the rooms, with carpets receiving particular criticism. It is felt that the property could greatly benefit from a refit.

Disappointing in-house restaurant

The in-house restaurant is felt to be overpriced and lacking quality. Dozens of reviews suggest it does not provide good value for money, plus the service levels in the restaurant are also felt to be below par. As a result, many guests state that they choose to eat elsewhere but that this is an inconvenience.

Inconsistent Wi-Fi

Although there is Wi-Fi provided at this hotel, it is often reported to cut out leading to frustration of guests. Reviews also state that the service does not reach all of the rooms of the property and guests therefore have to move to areas near reception to get online.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1297 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
  • Expedia
    8.4 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.5 /10
  • ebookers.com
    8.0 /10
  • Zoover
    8.0 /10
  • other websites
    7.8 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 1297 reviews