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Luma Luma Holiday Apartments Hotel
Ranked #31 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Jabiru, Australia
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127 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed here as everywhere was booked or more expensive. The rooms are clean, and its opposite the Mantra Pandanas. The rooms are ok, and nothing special, but they do have a little kitchen area with a hot plate stove, a toaster, some plates etc. The air conditioner struggled in the heat. The room has a little balcony, but the cane furniture in it had seen better days. The hotel has its own car parking although it can be hard to get a car into some of the parking bays. The hotel only has one elevator. The hotel has a pool, which looks nice, and it also has a gas bbq for use. Its a good hotel with good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Was here for a week last week in a one bed apartment. Yes, the rooms are pretty old school, but I found they were kept clean; the service was excellent and all the staff very accomodating. The aircon and fans are more than adequate to keep it all cool. The kitchenette is well appointed; fine for breakfast and lunch, although a three course meal is out of the question on the electric benchtop stove. There is some construction going on next door (which looks to continue for a while - although I found this to be true throughout Darwin!!), so if you're a day time sleeper this might be an issue. However, I found it to be no inconvenience whatsoever. Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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langkawi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

the room they checked me in to had wet carpets, the light switch was broken and the TV did not work, after i requested a room change they down graded me to a smaller room with 2 x single beds, which would not be a bad thing if i was 10 years old!!
after i settled in to the down graded room i tried to hook up to the internet, i looked through the draws to try and find the internet sign up instructions, only to find a condom, lube and body locition in the draw, this would not be a bad thing if they were not half used!!
i spoke to a local about it and he told me that escorts use the building as a place to work out of.
they were happy to change me back to a full size room the following day once a room became available, happy days.
the new room was clean and tidy (no wet carpets), but if i wanted to use the internet i had to basicly sit at the front door for the reception to be strong enough, minor issue i moved on.
time for a shower, only to have dirty water coming out of the taps, there must of been some pipe work carried out, but reception neglected to inform anyone of the issue.
this hotel was just one issue after another, as much as the reception tried to resovle the issues the issues just kept coming.
if i was in a 3rd word country paying dollars a day i would have no issue with the facilities and the issues that kept coming up, but when you are paying decent money for a hotel not in a 3rd world country you do expect that the issues would be far and few between.
i could have stayed at the Hilton on the Esplinade for less money

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Tamworth, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Good sized rooms, comfy beds, good air conditioning and a nice pool but CRAWLING WITH COCKROACHES! Maybe this is the norm in the tropics but I couldn't even put food down for a moment without it being swarmed.
If you are looking for a place with a useable kitchenette, I suggest you keep looking.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

After reading some reviews on here I wasn't sure what I was expecting. Have to say that yes, rooms are a little dated and could do with new curtains and bit if freshening up, but overall a good place to stay that was quite reasonable. My brother and I had a room with two single beds that was just what we needed. Service was very good. Only negative was that the pool was out of action for the two days we were here. Being from Melbourne I was not coping too well with the heat! I'd stay here again if I was looking for reasonable accommodation in a great spot - so close to shops, bars and restaurants!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I too was a little dubious of this hotel, but upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised. I arrived a day earlier than our tour group of 32 people and inspected every room. Clean, comfortable and the location was perfect. Air con, ceiling fans and Luz even organised a larger fridge for my room as we provided some catering to our clients. The large BBQ area suited our needs and I found the location to be not as noisy as other reviews found. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us. If it's in room self dining you want, spend double the amount somewhere else. If your out and about doing what you should be doing in Darwin then I recommend Luma Luma on price. Thank you Luz and Henry for what was a very enjoyable Darwin Cup Week.

Room Tip: Some rooms have limited views over the Harbour
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Luma Luma Holiday Apartments Hotel
Address: Corner of Woods Street & Knuckey Streets, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Luma Luma Holiday Apartments Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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