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Mantra on the Esplanade

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   88 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia (Formerly Saville Park Suites Darwin)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mantra on the Esplanade is centrally located, walking distance to the convention centre, water front restaurants, hire car services and Darwin's CBD. The place appears to have been refurbished however a splash of paint and new curtains doesn't hide the fact that the rooms are tired. Showers over baths and noisy airconditioning units date the place. Bed - very... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very comfortable hotel, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, helpful staff! Had 2 rooms which were entered using one door which was perfect as travelling with an 18 and 14 year old. Rooms very spacious and beds very comfortable.

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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night recently. Staff a huge asset and very polite and attentive. Rooms comfortable but a little more attention to cleaning would be good as there was a bobby pin left in the entry way within the room, throat lozenge wrapper on the floor near the TV and plastic rubbish folded in with the spare blanket. Beds super... More

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi jasner5 Thanks for posting and particularly your feedback for Housekeeping - it was at the top of my agenda for this morning’s meeting and apologies for the number of small details you'd identified. They should not have been missed however your comments provide a useful teaching aid as we try and shift the attendants focus to ensuring a room... More

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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The mantra is well located with very easy access to Mitchell St shops, travel agents, restaurants, Coles supermarket and bars. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. Darwin is even more expensive than many Australian cities in peak season and most hotels are not comparable in quality or value to neighbouring countries. As a result many international travellers are likely to be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mantra is situated in a good position close to the Main Street and one side of the building gets a good view of the bay. However I wouldn't like to get stuck on the opposite side with only the view of other buildings. We had a 3 bedroom apartment which was ok. Fairly spacious with a small balcony. It... More

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hello Verivas Thanks for the detailed review I've actually just returned from a lengthy meeting with my Executive Housekeeper reviewing some of the issues you've raised - bed making and tidying of dishes are two of my pet hates when not completed correctly so my apologies for that. I'm pleased however to read you found the rest of the team... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Darwin on a three day business trip and trying to find accommodation was extremely difficult in the dry season but ended up sharing 3 bed apartment in the Mantra which was very expensive and the rooms were average. Spacious but that was about it. The location was pretty good right on the Esplanade with morning joggers and yoga etc... More

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi Vern111 Hello Tella64 Thanks for your feedback - Darwin is expensive during July/August the traditional high season - we do however as you indicated have some great deals to be found outside of that period. We do also as you mentioned enjoy a great location here on the Esplanade. We hope to be of service to you again in... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there recently. Hotel was in an excellent location. Price of the room was too high. Restaurant was average. Ordered some room service. Very small servings and too expensive. Quality of the food average. Staff was very polite. Room facilities good.

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hello Tella64 Thanks for taking the time to write - Darwin is particularly expensive during July/August the traditional high season - we do however have some great deals to be found outside of that period. Thanks also for your comments regarding the team. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay - only city view available this time - but we preferred as it was like a party sitting on the balcony being entertained by the city and lights in the evening, and great sunrises too. Reception were friendly and helpful - only could not find Territory Wildlife Park tour - but we found and recommend... More

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi Grant T - Great to have you back with us again and thanks for the additional feedback. The team and I look forward to being of service to you again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some initial problems at check-in, which meant changing rooms after the first night. The staff were good to resolve but problem should not have happened. Rooms are nice but getting tired. Level of house keeping varied each day. Closing the swimming pool for repairs during peak season was dumb! I would return to the Mantra though as I... More

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi Willtravelmusteat Thanks for the feedback and good to read we sorted your initial issue efficiently though I'm sorry you were inconvenienced in the first place. With regards to your Pool Closure comment - as previously posted the pool resurfacing could only be completed in dry weather conditions and we had to work in with available contractors. Works are now... More

Darwin, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local and regular visitor to the Mantra we find it extremely good value for money compared to other hotels in the area for an overnight stay in town. We always take a front room so have an excellent view of the esplanade and harbor. The staff of this hotel from the manager down we find second to non... More

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi Dennis N Thanks for taking the time to write and for the great review - the team and I appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More

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Address: 88 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia (Formerly Saville Park Suites Darwin)
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra on the Esplanade 4.5*
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Centrally located within the heart of Darwin's Central Business District, the award-winning Mantra on the Esplanade, overlooks Darwin Harbour to the Arafura Sea and the city skyline. This beautiful four and a 1/2 star hotel has been recently refurbished and offers 140 one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as 64 hotel rooms. It also has a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool and spa. Apartments have large private balconies, perfect for experiencing a famous Northern Territory sunset. The hotel is adjacent to the Mitchell Street restaurant hub and within walking distance to the CBD, city shopping, Government House, Cullen Bay Marina, the Wharf precinct (and new Convention Centre) and the Entertainment Centre. ... more   less 
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