The Cavenagh

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Iron/ironing board

Overview of The Cavenagh

The Cavenagh

3.5 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
12 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, 0800

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDarwin Waterfront10 min walk
  • Popular LocationFort Hill Wharf14 min walk
  • Popular LocationBicentennial Park14 min walk
  • AirportDarwin, NT (DRW-Darwin Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area


The Cavenagh is located in Darwin City Centre, a neighbourhood in Darwin with good shopping. Smith Street Mall and The Esplanade are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Darwin Waterfront and Charles Darwin National Park. Indo Pacific Marine and Aquascene are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Smith Street Mall - 4 min walk
  • Maningrida Arts & Culture - 7 min walk
  • Darwin Waterfront - 10 min walk
  • Fort Hill Wharf - 14 min walk
  • Bicentennial Park - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • East Arm Darwin Station - 17 min drive
  • Darwin International Airport (DRW) - 13 min drive


  • Sari Rasa - 2 min walk
  • Tim's Surf and Turf - 2 min walk
  • Moorish Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Cafe 21 - 3 min walk
  • Kurt's Cakes - 3 min walk

About this property

The Cavenagh

3.5-star Darwin motel in Darwin City Centre, walk to Darwin Waterfront
This motel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a coffee shop/cafe, laundry facilities and ATM/banking services are on-site.
The Cavenagh offers 80 air-conditioned accommodations with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 26 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • The Cavenagh

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • ATM/banking services
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 26 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property has limited room availability on the ground floor. Guests may request ground floor rooms after booking, subject to availability.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Cavenagh Darwin
Cavenagh Hotel
Cavenagh Hotel Darwin
Cavenagh Motel Darwin
Cavenagh Motel
The Cavenagh Motel
The Cavenagh Darwin
The Cavenagh Motel Darwin

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 205 out of 695 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 292 out of 695 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 125 out of 695 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 51 out of 695 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 22 out of 695 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




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Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Simple, older style motel rooms. Clean and comfortable. Staff work hard to maintain property. Great pool area, and two minutes walk to main streets, bus station, information centre etc. I booked a boutique king room, however, did not realise that this was an internal room with no window. The skylight helped a little, but just double check if you're a bit claustrophobic. The room was very quiet. Staff were obliging, and adhered to my request for no chemicals to be used in the room (due to allergies). A really pleasant stay in a no fuss hotel.
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
The overall experience was amazing, the hotel rooms could use so tlc
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Like: Bar area was nice, food was good and staff friendly. Dislike: Bathroom window was next to a roof which reaked of rotten leaves and hand industrial aircons turning on and off. The aircon in the room sounded like it was run by a petrol engine. The sewer line must run beside the headboard, anytime a toilet was flushed or sink used it sounded like a 20L bucket of water and ice being thrown at the wall.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place for a cold drink,in good surrounds with happy staff.Not my first trip there,and won’t be my last.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and comfortable room and good staff service. For the price I paid, I was expecting a pretty poor stay, but I was pleasantly surprised. Being conveniently located in the city, there's always plenty to see and do around the area. Also plenty of transport options available.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Iiked the ambience and easy access. It would be even better if a lift was available. The pool would be more appealing if it was screened from the bar area. Overall i enjoyed my stay there.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff unhelpful and couldn’t use commonsense to help me solve a problem due to covid, used to always stay here every month as I passed through for work, never again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was shocking staff were horrible to deal with would not recommend
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Close and within the city. Walking distance to Waterfront. The facilities are clean, the rooms are spacious and clean. Friendly staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022