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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 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment overlooking the harbour. The room and view were magnificent. The hotel is in a great location-easy to walk to shops and eateries. We had two complaints. One-check in staff were not friendly or informative. We received no information about wifi, breakfast, dining options, or parking. There was also no information in the binder... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good service from the moment we arrived, the staff were fantastic and very helpful. Great location right on the Esplanade, only a short walk to a heap of great restaurants. Only had breakfast at the Hotel and it was fine, pretty standard sort of set up. Have no problems recommending and staying again.

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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight with a group touring party and found the room comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. Food was good. The room was looking a bit "tired" and it appears time for some renovations to be undertaken.

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

Hi Jim F Thanks for posting and glad to hear the team were friendly and helpful and the Chef will be happy to hear you liked his food! I've also noted your renovation comments - useful for my own future planning with the company for the property. We hope to be of service to you again sometime. Kind Regards Mike More

Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a 3 night stay recently in a one bedroom apartment with cityview. Unfortunately we were put on only the 1st floor, which overlooks the rear of an adjacent backpackers' hostel which is very noisy at night, especially on the weekend. Mitchell St is immediately behind the hotel, so access is easy with the hotel having it's own... More

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

Hi Kittycat888 Thanks for taking the time to write regarding your recent stay experience and your feedback regarding bathrooms - they are on my list! Great to also hear the team located your items and you'll soon have them back. I've also passed your comments to my Executive Housekeeper for review and to share with her team. We look forward... More

Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed for 7 nights in a one bedroom apartment at Mantra on the Esplanade. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The apartment was a good size with the kitchen having been updated. The sofa was tatty and needed recovering and the bathroom/laundry was overdue for a renovation. The lounge/dining area was dimly lit which... More

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

Hello kivmas of Adelaide Thanks for choose us for your recent vacation in the NT and delighted to hear the team look after you and you enjoyed the spaciousness of our One Bedroom Apartments. Thanks also for the feedback regarding the bathrooms - I'm building my case for future renovations so that certainly assists me. We do as you mentioned... More

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

We had a one bedroom apartment on the seventh floor for three nights. Although there's no 'wow' factor here, the room was exceptionally clean and the location extremely convenient to everything. The lounge was a little tired and the bed very hard. The harbour view from the room was great and we were able to walk everywhere or easily catch... More

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

Hi Meryl J Thanks for posting and the particular mention for the Housekeeping staff - they were delighted to share that and are really the unsung heroes of any hotel particularly in high season. I've also passed on your note re tourist-type enquires to the Front Office team - we've a number of new staff who are yet to be... More

Launceston, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from being a nice comfortable place,the Mantra on the Esplanade is conveniently located within easy walking distance to everything located in the Darwin city precinct. Not too far to walk to the waterfront, wave pool or to fish feeding either. Pleasant parks with footpaths to walk in. Some noise from the eateries and bars in Mitchell street, but not... More

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

Thanks for posting a great review Skryppy7 it's appreciated and I think you've captured our location and available amenities perfectly. The Team and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Mike Blank General Manager Mantra on the Esplanade More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pros as mentioned are the location and cleanliness however..here goes.. We paid the extra for a 'panoramic' ocean view apartment but being on the 3rd floor it was a partial ocean view at best, (and close enough to the ground to be scary on territory night) The bathroom door lock did not work, the lounge looked stained and old, the... More

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

Hello ruralurbanQ I was disappointed to read you didn't enjoy your time with us and I've passed your comments on to Housekeeping and Maintenance so thank you for identifying those particular issues. I've also logged your internet experience with the provider particularly the bit about better reception in the "national park" Not good form. Again I appreciate you writing and... More

Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second year in a row staying in a 3 bedroom apartment. The view from the balcony is incredible and a 1 min walk to pubs and restaurants. Rooms are well appointed with 2 bathrooms and a decent kitchenette. There are only 2 downsides. 1. The beds are incredibly hard. 2. A three bedroom apartment could have an... More

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

Hi SydneyFamilyofFour Thanks for the detailed review and great to read you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks also for the feedback relating to TVs and mattresses - always useful in supporting future upgrade requests! It was my first time to experiencing Territory Day - it's pretty lively on the streets as you noted. We look forward to being of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for 4 days and stayed for 4 weeks, for Location, Serenity and Service look no further. Located on the Esplanade you have breathtaking views of the parklands and harbour waterfront. Sit on your balcony and watch the world famous Darwin bright red sunsets. Located in the heart of the CBD a short walk to the Smith street mall,... More

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

Thanks Norman G it was our pleasure to have you stay with us for such an extended period. Good luck with your travels. The team and I certainly look forward to having you stay with us again when next in Darwin! Kind Regards Mike Blank General Manager Mantra on the Esplanade More

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Address: 88 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia (Formerly Saville Park Suites Darwin)
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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Darwin #3 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Maintenance Advice: Please be advised that our hotel swimming pool will be closed from Sunday 27 July 2014 until Monday 10 August 2014 for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. ... more   less 
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