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4 Zealandia Crescent | Larrakeyah, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 20 Darwin B&B and Inns
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“Very helpful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed 4 nights. Cost $880 for two of us including continental breakfast. ($220 per nite).
We booked a double room but for some unknown reason were upgraded to a studio which would normally cost more.

We had daily contact with the owners both Janette and Roger, long time Territorians, and this was excellent as they were very generous in sharing their knowledge of the area and were a full bottle on the history of the war and the war museums. We have stayed in other B&Bs were there was barely any contact with the owners. Janette was very helpful, even to the extent of loaning us her Eski and iceblocks when we left Darwin to tour Kakadu for 6 days. Thank you, it made a big difference.

Breakfast was continental and left in our fridge each night but we could choose what we wanted each day, which was much better than some other places we have stayed. We each had the cereal of our choice including muesli and there were full jars of both so we could choose how much we wanted, plus toast with our choice of bread, real marmalade not those horrible small sachets, fresh fruit, and yoghurt. So this was better than many!

The only downside was we didn’t sleep very well and found the bed uncomfortable. There were also quite a few noises that kept waking us up, we sorted these with ear plugs! Also watch out for the low-lying rock placed on the edge of the lawn, we couldn’t see it and clipped our hire car and gained a damage bill.

It was hot while we were there so we didn't walk into town and drove. The house itself is in a surburban street and slightly outside the main Darwin city centre but central to many things.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at the Darwin B&B for 7 days. Janette and Roger were wonderful hosts and very helpful and accommodating.

The accommodation was clean,comfortable,quiet, relaxing and close to the main city attractions. The swimming pool was a welcome asset as well.

We would happily recommend this facility to our family and friends and should we have the opportunity to visit Darwin in the future will be contacting Janette and Roger to make our reservations.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I recently stayed here for a week whilst looking for accomodation for my daughter who has relocated to Darwin.
Arriving hot and tired we found our room to be clean and everything we wanted . Lovely quiet pool ! Roger and Jeanette can't do enough to make you feel welcome . Always ready to help ,gave us good advice for best places to view the sunset etc.

Even helped out with my daughters furniture removal to new unit , dealing with removalists whilst my daughter was at work . Highly recommended for the great hospitality and lovely area easy to walk everywhere.

Room Tip: There is a self contained flat if you want to self cater
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

we found the B&B very relaxing, the studio room was ok. the small swimming pool was a bonus, the owners were absent the three nights we stayed thee, the main reason for staying at a b&b is interaction with the hosts

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Janette and Roger make you feel immediately at home: they're very friendly, helpful, considerate, kind and informative about all things in the NT and Darwin. The location's great: it's tucked away in a quiet side street in leafy Larrekeyah but only a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of town and the main drag on Mitchell, making it peaceful and convenient. The rooms are spotlessly clean and well furnished. A good breakfast is left ready for you on the verandah. Good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

From her prompt response to my initial question, to suggesting and arranging things to do during my stay in Darwin, Janette was a helpful and very knowledgeable host. A most relaxing stay, with a lovely pool in the garden and plenty of room to sit outside in the evening. The property is within walking distance of the city and buses run along the nearby main street. Breakfast was very adequate and although the room I stayed in was small and probably only suitable for one person, it was fine, while I was out and about most of the time.

Room Tip: The studio would definitely be more suited to couples or for a longer stay. The front room looked l...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My partner stayed at Steeles on Larrakeyah in the studio unit for 5 weeks for work, I visited for 1 week. My impression was very quiet, relaxing and clean accommodation with everything you need in the studio unit, a home away from home.
Roger and Janette were very helpful and friendly. The surroundings were peaceful with the pool, plants & trees. The location was excellent, 10 mins walk to CBD, The studio unit was cleaned every week, The only complaint was I wasnt there long enough.
My partner was very pleased and satisfied with his accommodation again his complaint was it wasnt long enough. Darwin is a hot and interesting city to visit. We both enjoyed the heat and adventure being in the top end of Australia.
Thank you again Janette & Roger for letting the studio to my partner it was ideal for his personal needs.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Steeles Bed and Breakfast at Larrakeyah

Address: 4 Zealandia Crescent | Larrakeyah, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly, quiet and centrally located near Darwin central business district and several attractions such as Doctors Gully Fish Feeding and Crocosaurus Cove. ... more   less 

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