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“A sleepless night.” 2 of 5 stars
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The Leprechaun Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   378 Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 38 hotels in Darwin
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“A sleepless night.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could only rate it highly for 2 reasons - perceived value and the wonderful nature of the Irish girl at the front desk - she tried her hardest to help you.
The blurb says all rooms have been refurbished but it is still a dated basic motel that suffers badly from noise.
It is on a very busy highway so a room at the front will suffer from normal road noise but to make it worse, it is close to the flight path and there seems to be no curfew in Darwin - planes fly all night seemingly.
The rooms are small and basic - little room to move about.
For $175 for a back room (larger) I expected more.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Darmstadt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressed by the No. 1 ranking on Tripadvisor we booked in here for one night in April. The Leprechaun may be near the airport but the drive takes 10 mins and costs 20 AUD, thus you might as well book into a hotel in town, since the location on Stuart Highway next to a Shell petrol station is less than romantic. Leprechaun is not a "resort", it is a dated motel, nothing more. The washing facilities are OK. The one bright spot was the Irish girl on reception who was absolutely wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i stay there often, parking is security plus locking gate. Pool i small but quite refreshing dip all rooms spotlessly clean and Management are great and Staff friendly also all in all i have a great stay every time.

Steve...

Room Tip: All rooms are good but i prefer room 2 when available as just that little bigger. I should not have...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but nice. Very helpful and friendly staff is the main reason I liked this spot. Very safe and short distance from town.love the safety of the closed compound which gives you the peace of mind to park your car in the hotel premises.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rockhampton, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely friendly and helpful staff, ideally situated near airport and mobile home hire with a bus stop just out front. The rooms were very clean and the guest's kitchen was a great bonus. Particular thanks to Sarah for making us feel so welcome.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed for one night just before hiring 4x4. It is conveniently located minutes from the airport. The room was clean, with working flyscreens, tv, aircon (old but in working order), etc. They keep a baby crocodile as a pet and he's just awesome!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

All round excellence , Myself and my partner stayed at the Leprechaun Resort for almost three weeks whilst searching for a house and a job ,,
Reception staff were welcoming ,helpful and attentive ...Alley and Scotty as if they didn't have enough to be doing they went out of their way to help me on my house and job hunt also have to point out the beautiful Sarah she was incredibly friendly and helpful and would go above and beyond to ensure your stay was excellent
Hotel has a really homely and friendly atmosphere throughout ..housekeepers do a excellent job our room was cleaned every single day and left spotless , very comfortable beds
Highly Recommend a stay here everyone has great local knowledge which is great if you plan to see dawin in a short time or like us relocating
THank You So much
Michelle and Ciaran

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 378 Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 38 hotels in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Leprechaun Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located on the Stuart Highway, 7 Kms from Darwin city centre, with taxi pickups, private hire cars, minibuses and public transport right outside our door, why not pop in and take a tour around our facilities. We have just completed a full refurbishment of all our 41 rooms. They now have a sleek and modern look with just a splash of the tropics. In the next year we will complete phase two of our four phase project,this will eventually see the addition of 40 plus cabins, a meeting room, a second tropical pool, a hair and beauty salon and an 18 hole minigolf course. All to be completed by October 2014 ... more   less 
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