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Mantra Aqua

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1A Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 15 hotels in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently spent two nights here and it was fine. The apartments are located in a quiet part of Nelson Bay, its the perfect weekend escape. It almost has the feel that your secluded up north Queensland, as you lay by the pool have lovely views of the mountains, yet it is so close to shops and amenities. The apartment... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent three nights with my daughters. The three bedroom unit was very spacious, allowing us all to have our own space whilst utilizing the free wifi and foxtel. The spa was kept at a lovely temperature and the gym was a fun way for us all to have a laugh while burning off our nightly feeds. Will be going back.

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Sydney Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the resort as a deal on the internet and visited as 2 couples. No idea what to expect and upgraded to a superior room with 2 bathrooms.We were very happy with the unit which was well appointed with all we needed beds were comfortable and the girls in the office very friendly and helpful. Even had free wi-fi. Pool... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were off to Nelso to celebrate our anniversary and his birthday. The photos of the Mantra Acqua looked great! The accommodation was quite and okay but the furnishings and the room were nothing special. We had a garden view room that looked onto a concrete wall covered in vines. The bed was comfy but the lounge... More

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the property and we brought my daughter and her boyfriend so we had two 2 bedroom apartments. As the apartments are individually owned there was quite a difference in the quality and condition of the furniture between the two. However the 'poorer' one was still quite acceptable. We had a few issues with the... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a pool view and were not disappointed. The apartment offered 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and was of a good size. Eating breakfast on the balcony each morning was very pleasant. We made good use of the pool and saw that other guests utilised the BBQ facilities. The free internet voucher worked well. Location is great with an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights Sat-Tuesday and could not fault a single thing! The staff were super friendly and accommodating off the bat (as we were able to check in 1 hour earlier then 2pm) Our room was beautifully furnished, quite large and very spacious with new and super comfortable beds, lounges and furniture! The resorts amenities were great too!... More

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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in ground floor garden apartment with friends/family. You get a feeling of blah at this place. Nice looking (large motel style) pool over occupied by other guests. Apartments with kitchen, huge main bedroom with ensuite, small 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, no bathroom amenities, single beds pushed together to make doubles (terrible), uncomfortable furtnishings, feeling of total lack of... More

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked our holiday months in advance and asked for 3 rooms in a row as we were staying with 2 other families. We were told that this would be possible. We arrive to be told we are all separated. And there was ABSOLUTELY nothing they could do as there were not 3 rooms available together. So one family makes... More

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MantraAqua, Manager at Mantra Aqua, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. Our goal is always to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay and to provide as much as possible the comforts of a home away from home in our self-contained environment. From time to time, we do have wonderful families who request to be near... More

Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Toilet flush broke twice. Light globes out. Tiled floors filthy. Beds very comfortable. Kitchen had all we needed. Location great with marina and shops within walking distance. Pool great for kids as was splash area. Good to have undercover parking. I would go back.

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Also Known As:
Mantra Aqua Hotel
Mantra Aqua Hotel Nelson Bay
Mantra Aqua Nelson Bay
Mantra Aqua Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
Address: 1A Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 15 hotels in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Aqua 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self contained 2 and 3 bedroom apartments,large solar heated pool with gas heated spa and BBQ area's. Under cover secure parking. Right in the heart of Nelson Bay only a 5 minute walk to Bowling and Golf clubs and the Marina. ... more   less 
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