My boyfriend, his mom and I stayed at Paravista for 6 nights - We arrived late Weds night from Melbourne and left the following Monday night. We rented a car and were able to park in the motel parking lot.
Our room came with one single and one double bed, ensuite bathroom, closet, TV, mini fridge and cabinet with bowls, mugs, plates and cutlery. There was a communal kitchen on the top floor with the necessities - enough to make yourself a sandwich or boil/fry something simple. The bathroom was really clean and the shower was good. They say they have Wifi but the password didn't work, and signal kept cutting in and out as well.
The location was great as it was close to the Parap markets (great for a visit on the weekend) and a quick 5 minute drive to the Mindil Beach Night Markets (running Thursday and Sunday nights). It was right off Stuart Highway, which you take to Litchfield, Kakadu, Berry Springs, Territory Wildlife Park... essentially everywhere in Darwin.
The only downside to the room was the a/c - it's extremely old and loud, and was just enough to keep us cool, but not cold enough. There was a cleaning service that came only on weekdays - they emptied our garbages, refilled TP and made the beds. On the weekend, the alternative cleaning crew, an army of tiny ants, ensured our room was free of any crumbs. Unfortunately they didn't take out the garbage or make our beds though.
I didn't often see anyone at reception, but when I needed to pay for the stay, I called Tenile and she picked up immediately and met us at reception to pay. If you have a lot of luggage or have trouble going up/down stairs, ask the hotel to put you on a lower floor if there is space, as the building has no elevator, just stairs. Overall I'd say it was great value and I'd likely stay again if I was to visit Darwin.
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