It isn't easy finding a reasonably priced hotel in Darwin in peak season near the action so I reluctantly put down $360 for two nights at LumaLuma. I was appalled when I read the other reviews, so it was with great trepidation that I checked in. Now,it wasn't utterly horrendous; the staff were nice and professional, the room was cleanish but more akin to a $20 room in South-east Asia. The asking price is just an utter insult when you spend some time in the room, it's just so very basic. The cooking facilities are like you would find on a picnic - a two burner stove but there is a small microwave oven to heat up that meal you didn't make as it wasn't worth the bother.
I honestly suggest you spend a bit more money and get one of the other hotels in the area. It's quite true about the lack of security- the lift is outside of the check-in area. It's very easy to access the rooms which are only equipped with a basic lock, no deadlock so I suggest not leaving any valuables in the room.
In short, you'll live through the experience but you will probably leave with a nasty taste in your mouth for having spent so much.
An appallingly overpriced crash pad.
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