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“Another wonderful weekend away” 4 of 5 stars
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Mantra Ettalong Beach
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   53-54 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach, New South Wales 2257, Australia (Formerly Outrigger Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ettalong Beach
Cessnock, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Another wonderful weekend away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

We booked a 1 Bedroom Spa Suite - Hinterland Views for the weekend of 10-12 Dec 2010. It's worth mentioning that we've stayed here at least 4 times since it originally opened.

We found the room of high standard, King bed comfortable & corner spa wonderful to relax in. Our room had some waterviews and the most gorgeous sunsets. The really nice thing about these rooms is that there is a sliding door between the bedroom and lounge area. It also has a kitchen bench in the hallway with fridge and microwave.

It was so quiet in our room that we felt we had the whole hotel to ourselves. The staff were very helpful and appeared happy each time we walked by.

The hotel is large and depending on what type of room you book, can be a fair walk from the elevator to your room. The hotel shares the carpark with the local club, with a separate lift, so it's not secure. You need to be prepared to walk a little distance to the elevator if it's a busy night. However, we've stayed a few times and never had a problem getting a park.

Room service is not available & you pay extra if you want daily servicing (again, pretty standard for mantra), but there's a cafe across the road, IGA on the next block with lots of shops, including take-aways & a restaurant strip about 5 mins drive away.

Payment was required in full & in advance (14 days) which we've found pretty typical for Mantra.

We keep going back so that in it's self should be a positive review.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manager1211, General Manager at Mantra Ettalong Beach, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Dear LouDrewG
We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay and are delighted to read that you
enjoyed both your stay at the Mantra Ettalong and what Ettalong has to offer as a destination.
Staff work hard to meet guest expections and ensure that every area of their stay is both a memorable and enjoyable one.
Your feedback is important to us as it gives us an opportunity to look at ways to improve our service and standards.
Again thank you for your feedback and we do appreciate having you as a loyal return guest.

Regards

Ken Edwards General Manager and the Mantra Ettalong Team
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

The most amazing stay. The staff are exceptional & couldn't be more helpful & attentive. The Hotel & amenities were great. Position couldn't be better, particularly with the Club next door & all Dining Venues and Main Street Shopping within walking distance & an Internet Cafe across the street for my 10 year old daughter. I could not have asked for a better 5 day break & hope to be back there soon.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a studio with a kitchen, laundry & spa bath.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager1211, General Manager at Mantra Ettalong Beach, responded to this review, October 18, 2011
Dear Jenichloe

Thank you for taking the time to review our property after your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back during the summer months to enjoy our facilities especially the pool and views.
Your comments regarding the staff will be passed on as our main focus is on customer service.

Again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ken Edwards and the Mantra Ettalong Team
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Had a double room with a huge balcony overlooking the water. Even though the weather was not the best, the hotel facilicities, the location and local attractions made it a great couple of days stay.

Room Tip: ask for water view room
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager1211, General Manager at Mantra Ettalong Beach, responded to this review, October 16, 2011
Dear Karena55
Thank you for taking the time to provided feedback from your recent stay at the Mantra Ettalong.
It is interesting to read that you enjoyed every facet of your staying although the weather was not on your side. Yes the balconies provide awesome views over both the water and hinterland which is always a highlight for guests who stay with us.
We hope that on your next visit the weather is much more favourable which certainly will enhance your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Kind regards

Ken Edwards General Manager and the Mantra Ettalong Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Recently stayed at the Mantra Ettalong and we had a wonderful time. The studio room was large and well equipped and even had a washing machine and drier. The pool is great and the gym very good too. Ettalong is a small village and all around is lovely scenery, perfect for relaxing. We found the staff friendly and accomodating. We noticed no noise from the club, indeed it was an incredibly peaceful stay.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool also overlook the water, but I think might be noisy in the day.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manager1211, General Manager at Mantra Ettalong Beach, responded to this review, October 16, 2011
Dear Juke50

Thank you for your time in providing feedback from your recent stay at the Mantra Ettalong Beach. It is always encourageing for our staff to read that you enjoyed all aspect of your stay. Our staffs focus is to ensure that we offer a seamless stay coupled with excellent service which they have fullfilled on this occassion.
We hope you will return soon and continue to enjoy what we have to offer both here in Ettalong and the Mantra Ettalong Beach

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Sydney, Australia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

We have stayed in a few Mantra properties throughout Australia and are never disappointed.
We booked a One bedroom spa room through Mantra Ettalong Beach website and got a good rate. Our room was smaller then other Mantra properties we have stayed in but, quiet comfortable for a couple. Apartment consisted of a bedroom with comfortable king size bed,lounge room with quality TV, small kitchen, nice bathroom with spa and laundry room with toilet. The apartment also had a balcony with small table and 2 chairs.
There was plenty of free parking( with large parking bays) underneath the property.
Surprisingly a number of local restaurants were closed during our 2 night stay ( public holiday Monday and Tuesday nights). However, the club under the Mantra has a bistro and offers nice water views.We also enjoyed a pleasant afternoon drink, a short drive away at The Patonga Hotel.

Room Tip: Our one bedroom spa room, on 5th floor had some water views from its good sized balcony.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manager1211, General Manager at Mantra Ettalong Beach, responded to this review, October 10, 2011
Dear Holidays70

We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay and are delighted to read that you
enjoyed both your stay at the Mantra Ettalong and what Ettalong has to offer as a destination.
Staff work hard to meet guest expections and ensure that every facet of their stay is both a memorable and enjoyable one.
Your feedback will be passed on to all staff which will act as an incentive to know that their hard work does not go unnoticed.
Again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Regards

Ken Edwards General Manager and the Mantra Ettalong Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011 via mobile

Clean nice rooms, great pool, awesome location. For $124 this place was the best value room on my month long holiday. Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager1211, General Manager at Mantra Ettalong Beach, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Dear Eastcoasttraveller80

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and we are delighted to read that you
enjoyed your stay at the Mantra Ettalong.
Our focus is towards offering value for money and and we are pleased to read that you considered your stay to be of great value.
It is also pleasing to read that you will return again
Again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Regards

Ken Edwards General Manager and the Mantra Ettalong Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011 via mobile

my partner and i just arrived back from the mantra at ettalong beach. first time at ettalong beach and we will be back in december!
Location was excellent - 2 min walk to the IGA, bottle shop, bakery, cafes, beach. next door to the ettalong rsl - pokies, food, drinks. 10 min walk to ettalong markets & the cinema. rooms were good, we had a spacious balcony and a spa bath. kitchenette & all utensils provided were more than adequate - no oven, but for us not a big deal. washing machine and dryer in the room were put to good use! only issues in the room would be to get flat screen tv's! old school tv's in a 4 star hotel?
all staff we were in contact with were friendly and always said hello/morning. check in was quick - no complaints. we were lucky enough to get a late check out of 3pm for an extra $30 - bargain! one thing we wish it had was room service - no restaurant in the actual hotel, would need to go next door during lunch/dinner hours or 2 min walk for hot food).
we will be back for sure. this hotel is only an hour away from sydney.
thank you to mantra ettalong beach for our memorable stay and good job in gettin your customers to return :)

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager1211, General Manager at Mantra Ettalong Beach, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Dear GMG05
We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay and are delighted to read that you
enjoyed both your stay at the Mantra Ettalong and what Ettalong has to offer as a destination.
Staff work hard to meet guest expections and ensure that every part of their stay is an memorable one.
Your feedback regarding the friendliness of the staff will be passed which acts as an incentive to know that their hard work does not go unnoticed.
Regarding your comments concerning flat screen televisions this is currently being addressed with owners of the units to have them upgrade their sets
Again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Regards

Ken Edwards General Manager and the Mantra Ettalong Team
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Additional Information about Mantra Ettalong Beach

Address: 53-54 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach, New South Wales 2257, Australia (Formerly Outrigger Beach Resort)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ettalong Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ettalong Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Ettalong Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the beautiful beachside town of Ettalong, Mantra Ettalong Beach offers spectacular ocean views just 90 minutes north of Sydney on the Central Coast. Combining superbly appointed unserviced beachfront accommodation with an exciting array of leisure and entertainment facilities the resort is the perfect destination for family getaways, romantic retreats or business stays. There's a range of studio, one and two bedroom unserviced spa suites, offering magnificent pool, ocean and hinterland views. All suites are fully furnished with kitchenettes, laundry facilities, air conditioning, balconies, cable TV, CD player and stereo system, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and spa baths. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and spa, a variety of dining establishments within walking distance, an entertainment venue which is located adjacent to the hotel. The on-site day spa is located on level 1, Mantra Ettalong Beach we offer clients total relaxation and a real fitness environment to get that full work out experience. If you're here to relax and unwind, energise and work hard, on your own or with a group, you can get some pre and post wedding pampering. No matter how you arrive you will always leave with a deep inner calm. Just a short drive away is the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's most fertile wine-producing regions. Terrigal, Erina and Gosford CBD are just a 25 minute drive away offering an array of cafes, shopping and attractions. Brisbane Water National Park, the Australia Reptile Park, Glenworth Valley horse riding and Outdoor Adventure Centre are conveniently located within a short drive and are popular local attractions. With its pristine water views, and relaxing environment, Mantra Ettalong Beach offers the perfect seaside escape for family getaways, romantic interludes or the business traveller. ... more   less 
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