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Mantra on the Esplanade

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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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Ararat, Australia
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my wife to Darwin for a 3 week winter break. She is wheelchair bound (cannot stand at all) so if you get the wrong accomodation this can be a major headache. In this case it was wonderful. While the apartment is on the ground floor (room 100)and you therefore don't get the big views, but the outllok is... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The two rooms we stayed in both had lovely views of the harbour. The accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable, very well appointed. It needs double glazing, however, as we were aware of an external air-conditioner noise. Impressive cooking and laundry facilities were included. There is a pleasant fresh-water pool, a welcoming lobby and excellent dining room. The breakfasts were... More 

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Bundeena, Australia
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49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Expensive for Darwin and without free Wifi or a breakfast inclusion not such a good deal despite its central position. Loose fittings and worn furniture shouldn't be expected in this price range hotel. The breakfast buffet at $26 was OK but not exceptional. It is close to the Mitchell St restaurant strip, cinemas and the port precinct. Overall this hotel... More 

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Tweed Heads
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The one Bedroom Appartment was very clean and modern Staff were friendly and very helpful Nice pool and restaurant The Hotel is very close to the CBD so it allowed easy walking to shops, bars and restaurant Also many of the tours leaved from the back door of the hotel so it made sight seeing easy Housekeeping was very good... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a bad start, for our 4 night visit, being placed on the bottom floor in a disabled unit and being told that they were booked out and it would have to do. To say we were disappointed was putting it mildly. We had booked with the flight centre and had the booking for some months. After taking it up... More 

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

Hi Ellen R I was pleased to read you were happy with your final room outcome. The team had actually planned your move prior to contact from your Agent - on occasions we just run out of rooming options - if you can imagine managing room inventory is like doing a constantly evolving puzzle! The team and I look forward... More 

Sydney, Australia
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location central to everything. We were in a one bedroom apartment which was clean, modern and spacious,the apartment was serviced daily which we were not expecting as we had a full laundry so that was a pleasant surprise. The staff were polite and helpful. At one stage our toliet cistern was leaking but a call to Reception had it... More 

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

Thanks Karen P for including us in your Top End experience and delighted to read you had a fabulous time. The team and I look forward to being of service to you again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More 

Naracoorte, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 3 nights. Good position and walking distance to most areas such as Mitchell street where all the eating places and night life is , our room had a problem with air con so staff kindly moved us to another room overlooking the esplanade. The staff were outstanding.

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

Hello ANDY F Appreciate the review and great to share with the team! We do enjoy a fabulous location here on the Esplanade. - The team and I look forward to being of service to you again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More 

Melbourne, Australia
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125 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In looking at a place to stay in Darwin we wanted an apartment, with a balcony and water views. The mantra met these requirements, in the centre of Darwin backing onto Mitchell St, close to supermarkets and restaurants, and a 10 minute walk to the new wharf precinct. the rooms are nice, kitchen fine for breakfast, dishwasher, full laundry, OK... More 

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

Hi Fitzroytraveller Thanks for the detailed review and great to read you enjoyed your time with us. Internet - it is indeed provided by a third-party and they do set the pricing policy they also just recently spent around $90k upgraded the service delivery so I guess unlike local hotspots at a cafe or a Maccas they have to obtain... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed. We were on the 7th floor and the minute we opened the door an extremely strong smell of damp mould. We turned the air conditioner on hoping that would help but no change. The windows were extremely dirty and had mould on them pulled the kettle out and it also was disgustingly dirty and no tea bags to... More 

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

Hi NICOLELUKE Thanks for posting - Housekeeping were mortified to hear you'd had a dirty kettle so my apologies for that. With regards to the cleaning of our exterior windows it's only completed once a year as we have to get an abseiling company in to work down from the top of the building. All rooms with balconies have their... More 

North coast
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three days at the end of a long tour up through the red centre and we were so grateful to be upgraded on our last night to allow us to do laundry. We were upgraded to a gorgeous three bedroom suite with a full kitchen and laundry by a very kind manager who knew my mother was... More 

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

Thanks for the great post traveller4Northcoast and pleased to note we could assist with your unwell mum - we hope she has fully recovered. Kind Regards Mike More 

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