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Mantra On Russell

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   222 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Ranked #40 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

I have stayed in plenty of Mantra hotels and resorts and this hotel met all my expectations with one small complaint. Well located near Chinatown. The 1 bedroom apartment was well equipped, spacious and well presented.Unfortunately I found the the lighting to be dull, just a bit gloomy. Internet was of a good speed and worth the $25 for business... More

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JeffHermes, General Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review

Dear Surfoz, Thank you for your feedback. We will certainly be reviewing your lighting concerns in the new future. Kind Regards Jeff Hermes More

Launceston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Nice & central to everything. Foyer quite beautiful, rooms are roomy but dated, could have been cleaner.A pricey hotel, expected a nicer room for the money we paid. Nice but average. Staff friendly & helpful. The location is the definate plus of this hotel, probably one of the best positions. We assume there was no room service/restaurant as there was... More

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JeffHermes, General Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review

Dear IndyLaunceston, I appreciate the feedback that you have given us as it does allow us to better serve our guests. While the rooms were refurbished a few years ago we will certainly be modernising them in the near future. This will start with new LCDs TVs which will be installed this month. Kind Regards Jeff Hermes More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Hotel was very corporate after ten days at the Hard Rock in Pattaya. Handy to all of Melbourne's inner city attractions and many wonderful restaurants. We found the staff somewhat reserved but never the less polite and helpful. Cleaning was immaculate and room spacious and quiet.

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Dear Kiwivisitor1, Thank you for the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards Jeff Hermes More

Gold Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

Stayed at the Mantra on Russell for 2 nights...location for central Melbourne is excellent. Hotel is clean and tidy and rooms are also clean and tidy. The old fashioned television was a novelty. Restaurant and bar were very neat and tidy but lacked any patrons for the 2 hours that we were there (apart from us) Staff very curteous but... More

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JeffHermes, General Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review

Dear BubGoldCoast, Thank you for your feedback! I am excited to let you know that we are currently installing new LCD TVs into all of our rooms. In regards to your dining experience I do apologise on behalf of the hotel but I am a little surprised. Generally the feedback for the restaurant is very positive but obviously we did... More

Auckland New-Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

I stayed here in early September with my extended family and overall had an ok stay. We all stayed here 9 years ago and unfortunately nothing has been done to the hotel since then. All of the furniture and fixtures are original and are showing their age. The cleaniness of the room was also disappointing with a lot of stains... More

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Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

I stayed at a one bedroom apartment. It is spacious and clean. They have a nice jacuzzi and a pool. conveniently located to Chinatown & Melbourne Central train station.

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Perth, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Very well located. Nice hotel and good standard. Well located within walking distance to most things in the city. Easy stroll to train, tram and buses.

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JeffHermes, General Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review

Dear Colway, Thank you for taking the time to comment on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon. Regards Jeff Hermes More

london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

This place probably doesn't deserve the one blob 'terrible' rating (but no one reads the in-between reviews, do they?). Ended up here because the hotel I was originally booked into had lost my reservation and couldn't accommodate me as they were full. Having just landed from the UK after a 33 hour journey and not knowing what the alternatives might... More

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JeffHermes, General Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review

Dear Verchaixbob, Firstly thank you for your feedback as it is appreciated. Secondly I would like to apologise that your experience did not meet your expectations. Certainly the long flight and the lost booking would have added to the your experience but nevertheless we did not meet all of your expectations nor did we meet all of ours. As the... More

Bangkok
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

good location for my work, on the corner of the central business district. old and low quality rooms. The worst aspect for me is the miniature tvs (my computer screen is about the same size) with 4 and a half channels and remotes that only work if you slam then against the desk and press the power button 8 times... More

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JeffHermes, General Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review

Dear KrisBKK, Firstly I would like to thank you for your feedback. While I was disapponited to read that we did not meet all of your expectations, any feedback that leads up to having a better product or providing a better level of service is appreciated. Your comment about the TVs has been addressed and in the near future we... More

Tasmania, AUS
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Back from staying at Mantra on Russell for the second time. It is in a very central location. Staff were again helpful and friendly. Internet is still too expensive! It should be free in hotels IMO. Due to its location we heard a lot of noise from partying people Fri and Sat nights. Last time I stayed there it was... More

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Address: 222 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra On Russell 4.5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#14 Spa Hotel in Melbourne #29 Family Hotel in Melbourne #35 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne #37 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne #40 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne #46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
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Mantra on Russell is within close proximity to all of Melbourne’s premium attractions including boutique shopping, famous eat streets and a superb array of cafes and bars, theatres, sporting venues and cultural experiences.Offering studio and apartment-style rooms all featuring air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms, laundry facilities and most apartments also have a private balcony. For business travellers rooms can double as an office with direct-dial ISDN telephones with voicemail, data-point and broadband access in all rooms.With a range of facilities and services including 24-hour reception, concierge service, heated swimming pool, spa, fully-equipped gymnasium and Up One Restaurant & Bar located within the hotel which provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and 24 hour room service (limited menu Sunday evenings). Undercover parking is available at a cost.The Mantra on Russell is ideally positioned and styled to offer contemporary accommodation in the heart of Melbourne, ideal for business travellers, holiday makers, short-term and long-term guests.Details of a few local restaurants can be found below. ... more   less 
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