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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's hard to put this hotel in a box, the times I have visited it I have had poor to good experiences but never a great experience. Firstly, like all hotels in Darwin it is expensive, the costs do not reflect the quality or the service. The front desk desk are very good, efficient and friendly. The catering and bar... More

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Sydney
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41 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is somewhere between a hotel and serviced apartments. The larger rooms have a reasonable kitchen area and separate sitting room and will accommodate a family. The single rooms are a good size but not much else. Things are a bit tired and like many establishments in Darwin there is a reliance on itinerant labour so service can be a... More

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

Hi Bunehop of Sydney Thanks for writing and succinctly put - we do offer a range of accommodation styles including 64 hotel style rooms, 122 One Bedroom Apartments with full kitchens, laundry and balconies and in addition a range of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments - pretty much something for everyone and a range of price options depending on view... More

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a terrific location and the restaurant and bar are very good. The showers over the bath are very tiresome in a room with a King bed. Large luxurious walk in double showers would be a much better addition. The staff whilst friendly are not the most efficient or effective. There needs to be some strong leadership... More

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

Hi Cazza339 Thanks for posting and great to hear you enjoyed the services of our Restaurant and bar team. And I agree we do enjoy a fabulous location here on the Esplanade. With regards to your additional staffing feedback, “the friendly but not efficient or effective staff”. I wondered if you could provide me with specifics of your experience so... More

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is situated on the Esplanade and the best views are if you select a harbour view. Naturally those rooms cost more but I think it is worth it. Beautiful views across the harbour. The rooms are not large and even though they have been repainted previously, they are looking dated. Housekeeping and maintenance could be improved. The exhaust... More

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

Hi George G Thanks for taking the time to post and delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us. We do have one of the best harbour views in Darwin and some magnificent sunsets! I've also passed your bathroom fan comments to our maintenance team to investigate. We look forward to being of service to you again in the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a good location & the staff are friendly but for an elderly there could be lots of improvements. The shower over the bath, poor lighting in rooms and plug sockets too close to the bench to put in some types of computer,4G Wi Fi, photography & phone chargers. Also not sufficient power sockets to recharge everything overnight. The... More

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

Hello Ruth H Thanks for posting such a detailed review and delighted to read you found the team friendly. With regards to your power point issue always feel free to contact our reception staff as we can provide multi boards for guests who require additional charging points for our hotel rooms. Our apartments generally have a range of additional outlets... More

Trigg, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Darwin's Esplanade giving great views over the harbour with the added attraction of viewing their famous sunsets. Darwin is one of only two locations where the sun sets over land. Very comfortable room with lots of equipment in the kitchen. An asset to have such obliging and polite staff

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

Hi Fred M Thanks for the fantastic review in particular the reference to our team. They work hard to ensure ever guest has an enjoyable stay so it's great to get their efforts publicly acknowledged and always brings a terrific response when highlighted in their briefings. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Hi Kris M Thanks for taking the time to share your recent stay experience and delighted to read you enjoyed our breakfast buffet offerings. We do enjoy a great location here in Darwin and very central to a range of activities and entertainment. With regards to an apartment vs a hotel room I agree it does come down to your... More

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thanks for the great review SKF1310 we do enjoy a grandstand view of some of the most amazing sunsets. Thanks also for the acknowledgement of the team which I've shared with them. We look for to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More

Northern Territory
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thanks for writing "stuffmatters" and as you've correctly surmised Darwin is pricey during July and August when there is significant demand from international travellers. Thanks also for the breakfast feedback it's next on my list for a make-over - it's got all the basics covered but needs a bit of reinvention in the "hots" selection. Appreciate your feedback and look... 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*
Number of rooms: 204
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