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Luma Luma Holiday Apartments Hotel
Corner of Woods Street & Knuckey Streets, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 38 Hotels in Darwin
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1 review
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

It's pretty basic and a teensy bit run down, but clean and confortable. Service was excellent. I asked for two more coat hangers and got six. I asked for another towel and got three. i asked for another glass and got two.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Tokyo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

Ok ! the apartment itself was ok , swimming pool and area was sub standard though Basicaly they are over priced apartments , my complaint is more with the staff and payment etc, I booked with an online company and about 15 minutes later i got an E mail from the hotel staff hiking the price up 40 dollars more from the online booking company price ! because i was desperate ( day before my flight to Darwin ) like an idiot i went for the higher price , direct from the hotel , also i paid a deposit and even though i had payed in full for the three nights , they held on to my 150 dollars deposit , on the last day i asked for it to be returned, the manager said, could i come back later that night , i was leaving at 4 am in the morning and going to the night market that night , which meant i had to rush back before the staff went home at 11 pm, I then demanded that i get it back and the manager then muttered something in chinese to her co worker , which i found particulary rude and impolite and thrust my deposit in my hand ,The whole experience made my stay unpleasent and for the above reasons alone i wouldnt recommend these apartments . Maybe it was just a one off in my case , but i wouldnt want anyone else ripped off or begging to get money back that is owed to them !!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

While the rooms were basic, they were spacious, and very clean. Not an insect in sight. A hotplate, microwave, toaster plus cutlery, pots and pans etc, made self-cooking easy. The apartment also had a large fridge to keep drinks and food cold. The fan and airconditioning keep the room cool and I had a nice view from my balcony. The swimming pool was clean and refreshing. I stayed for four nights and found the place comfortable and very cool. A bonus is that it is right in the middle of the city, close to restaurants, shops and the esplanade. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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all
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

If you like seeing huge bins of dirty laundry (sheets / towels) inches from your face every time you go up to your room then this is the place for you. Otherwise you will find it extremely unhygenic and unpleasant visually. Reception staff refused to move the bins, which were left in the corridor outside the elevator, saying they were removed daily. Reality: the bins were removed only every 5 to 7 days.

In the room, TV reception was very poor and despite numerous requests never got the in-house movies. Aircon was inadequate for Darwin heat and humidity.

On the plus side: Off season it was , by high priced Darwin standards, reasonable value.

Stayed November 2008
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cowbay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

we paid $85 a night for 2 good for its age a few maintenance issues ,clean and walking distance to everything bars and bistros and all the shops.GREAT VIEWS from the back over to the airport. hey if u want beachside views go to the beachside but i thought it good value for money

  • Liked — close to city central
  • Disliked — they should do something about there maintenance issues there slack
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin/Sydney/ All Over
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

Having travelled most of the third world on a budget, this hotel trumps as one of my worst stays.

There was constant construction noise to the front (which starts early and goes all weekend), frequent partying to the back, and some dodgy goings on in the building (rooms by the hour?).

I was here for 3 weeks until my workplace found alternative accommodation (it was the only choice left in Darwin) and was moved 4 times over the course of the stay.

General observations: the doors dont lock in several rooms, the 'kitchen' is only a microwave, bar fridge, hotplate and sink, the carpets are universally filthy, the air con rivalled a red rattler and the TV was on its last legs. As a woman, there was a general feeling of being unsafe after dark in the building on Friday/Saturday nights.

On the plus side, there is a large-ish pool and a BBQ which some residents enjoyed, but its overlooked by all units and the noise travels day and night. There is a great bakery on the gound floor with chilli sausage rolls, and the location is good for the city.

But for what you get, the rates are extraordinarily high. Small mercy was that I was not footing the bill!

  • Liked — Relative location
  • Disliked — Pretty much evrything!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

While the rooms were basic, they were spacious and very clean. Not an insect in sight. A hotplate, microwave and toaster plus cutlery, pots and pans etc, made self-cooking easy. Comfortable bed; airconditioning that worked; a nice view from my balcony. I stayed for five nights and found the place comfortable and cool. A bonus is that it is right in the middle of the city, close to restaurants, shops and the esplanade. I'd go back.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Luma Luma Holiday Apartments Hotel

Address: Corner of Woods Street & Knuckey Streets, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 38 Hotels in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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