The “Staycation” trend is here to stay (pun unintended!). So, in the name of “research” we recently had the tough job of experiencing a little weekend getaway at the Hilton Darwin.
Perched on the 20th floor, our Executive Room offered sweeping views of Darwin Harbour.
But, Robe Life would have to wait as our first order of relaxation on this little staycation was High Tea at the hotel’s Mitchell’s Bar on the ground floor.
A relatively new product for Hilton Darwin, the High Tea included a bottle of Chandon Brut sparkling (yesssssssssssssss) and three plates with generous servings (NB: do not have lunch beforehand, we found the servings very substantial and struggled to finish all the sweets!).
The savory plate featured tasty finger sandwiches on either multi-grain or brown bread (who said High Tea couldn’t be #HealthLiving?!) with fillings including fresh smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers, grilled vegetables and turkey with mustard and pickles.
The second plate was easily our fav – scones with jam, cream and strawberries… soooooo yum! The final plate included a section of sweet treats think chocolate éclairs, macaroons, banana cake and strawberries.
The Hilton Darwin has recently undergone an extensive $10 million refurbishment and you could really tell with 5-star luxury at every corner as well as 5-star service too. The lovely staff from the High Tea even sent takeaway coffees back to our room as well as the left over champers.
An early morning swim at the hotel’s pool on the 10th floor over-looking the Darwin skyline was the perfect start to our lazy Sunday which was followed up by a delicious buffet breakfast at Mitchell’s Grill which to our delight included espresso coffee.
It was a tough job this research, so what was our verdict?
The only bad thing about a staycation is the check-out.
Hilton Darwin’s Weekend High Tea – $60 per person, includes a bottle of Chandon Brut or $25 per person for standard inclusion (without the sparkling)
Available each weekend from 11am to 4pm.
Booking details – ph: (08) 89824155 or email: Mitchells_Restaurant_Darwin@hilton.com