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Mantra on the Esplanade

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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We checked in late at night without a booking after leaving poor accommodation across the alley at Youth Shack. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. When there was no room available with water view the offered an upgrade to a 1 bed apartment with city view. Clean, tidy, well located for restaurants, bars, shops and public transport without being on... More 

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Black Rock, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot for business. Centrally located and everything seems to be "just around the corner". The room was ok. I'm not English and I don't have kids so a step in shower [bath with shower head] is just an inconvenience. The bathroom needs some TLC. Mould spots above the mirror, clothes line in over the bath had been broken, reattached... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

rooms have nice view and are comfortable if a bit spartan. Staff friendly and helpful. But level of extra charges for wi-fi and for checkout after 10.00 am were irritating. And why was there no plug for the basin on one of our two stays?

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

Hi Rob D of London. Thanks for the post ... we are actively looking for the sink plug! You should have had a sink plug ... we even carry spares .... so apologies for the lack of a crucial water retention device on one of your stays! Wi-Fi charges - our third party provider has a significant sum tied up... More 

Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was very spacious and comfortable. The staff we had contact with were helpful and friendly. The pool area is pretty bland and basic. Just out the back door there is the departure point for tours and the airport shuttle. A 50 metre stroll and you are in the middle of Mitchell St,... More 

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

Hi Rob S Nice to have you over from Perth! We do enjoy a great location here on the Esplanade pretty much an easy stroll to everything. Thanks also for the feedback on the team - they appreciate it! We look forward to being of service to you an=gain in the future. Kind Regards Mike More 

Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst it was only a brief stay for work, i thoroughly enjoyed the Mantra on the Esplanade. I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a one bedroom apartment on the 8th (top) floor. The room was terrific, with a full kitchen, and laundry facilities which would have been great had i been there for longer. The room had a... More 

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

Thanks for the "Great Stay" AlexIh2012 - appreciate you writing and hope to be of service to you again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More 

Surrey, England
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 1 bedroomed apartment with a harbour view to repeat a previous experience when we had a 2 bedroomed apartment with 2 friends having the same aspect that allowed us to have beautiful views of the harbour from the lounge which we particularly enjoyed. We were allocated a side apartment as was suggested we would be less disturbed... More 

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

Hi Ozlovers Surrey, England. Guys I was really sorry to read we didn't enable you to have the "Roast Dinner" experience you desired. When the hotel apartment kitchens were upgraded a few years ago the designers thought they would mix it up a bit with conventional ovens and the trending microwave/convection combos. I think you may have been the couple... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a very comfortable three-bedroom apartment overlooking the harbor for four nights and it was a great decision. It had two bathrooms, and we loved the sunsets. Staff at reception were always helpful and stored our luggage for us when we went to Kakadu. The food at Finz was excellent and we even had a room service dinner... More 

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

Hello Time Traveller S Thanks for the detailed review and I've also passed on your feedback to "Caroline’s". Much appreciated. Also thanks for including our restaurant Finz in your feedback, the team work hard to ensure that aspect of a guests stay is also memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Mike More 

England
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in one bedroom apartment with harbour view. Very nice, good size, had washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, small combination microwave, fridge freezer and two ring hob. New tea towel, cloth and powder for dishwasher and washing machine provided each day. Effective and quiet air conditioning. Great view of the sun setting, only slight problem were the roadworks outside, but... More 

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

Hi Amanda100England Thanks for posting and including us in your holiday itinerary, those sunsets are pretty spectacular! Sorry about the roadwork’s - it's always great when council decide to undertake a major project in the middle of high season!! Good luck with the rest of your travels. Kind Regards Mike More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Darwin Mantra on the Esplanade hotel room for 4 nights. The hotel has apartments too. The hotel is clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is okay. The hotel shuttle takes you to Mindil Beach on Thursdays and Sundays for 5 AUD. Great location. Step out through the back entrance of the hotel and through... More 

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

Thanks MALA1232014 Glad you enjoyed your time with us - we do have a great location here in Darwin. If returning again from KL in the future it would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Kind Regards Mike More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid heftily to get a harbour view one bedroom apartment but boy was it worth it. The apartment was very good but the view of the sunset was priceless. The restaurant was surprisingly good, compared to what was available in Mitchell Street. Both in price and quality. The location was very central, and although unlikely to ever return to... More 

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

Hello armyd7847 Actually we do have a pretty good spot for those legendary Darwin sunsets - well on the harbour side we do. Noting the hefty price - we actually get those sunsets all year but with an upgrade to complementary lightening in the build-up and wet season and with the added bonus of a price reduction - come on... More 

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