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“Great apartment style rental.” 5 of 5 stars
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Mantra on Kent
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   433 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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“Great apartment style rental.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We Stayed here just before the new year. My two adult children had flown in from the US and we came in from Perth. It was a 'Two bedroom apartment, but was really two one bedroom apartment that shared a common hall-space, which was really a bit better!. No views from the windows except the buildings across the street and a glimpse of Darling Harbor. Beds where good, new furnishings and modern through. Clean!
We did eat breakfast once, and it was typical of big city hotel buffet, hot and lots of it.
Location was great, two blocks from Townhall train station, two blocks from the Darling Harbor and about 1 mile to Circular Quay.
Prices during this peak season was good, around $300/night.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel when we first arrived in Sydney after a very long flight from the U.S. We arrived around 11:00 in the morning and were thrilled to be able to check in long before the normal time. There was nothing fancy about the room but it had a mini fridge, a small cooktop, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and sink. The room had a safe which is always so nice. The unexpected bonus is that there is a washer and dryer in the bathroom! We stayed here for four nights and it was great to be able to wash a few things before we moved on to our next location. The breakfast was quite good and had some unusual offerings. Well, unusual to an American! This hotel was within easy walking distance of Darling Harbour and if you don't mind to use foot power, a pretty easy walk to Sydney Harbour. It was clean, it was blessedly cool, (we were there on the day that Sydney recorded its' highest temp ever at 115 degrees!) and it's in a great location.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at The Mantra on Kent Street for an extended stay of 9 nights in Sydney and were thrilled with our choice. Our room was spacious, with separate bedroom and living area, and included a small kitchen and dining area. The kitchen was a welcome bonus for having breakfast each morning or a late night snack that we could whip up on our own. The bed was very comfortable and the closet large enough for all of our stuff.
The location of this hotel cannot be beat, as you are less than a 5 minute walk to the fabulous restaurants of Darling Harbour. Associates at the front desk were very helpful in providing information that we needed, assisting with reservations, etc.
The hotel could use a bellman to assist with luggage and taxi's, as most are there for an extended stay and have plenty of things to carry.
Cleaning service came each day and left the room spotless. In-suite laundry came in SO handy towards the end of our stay, and when we needed more detergent, it wasn't a problem.
I'd highly recommend this condo/hotel for long-term stays in Sydney.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear MissM33,
Thanks for your recent review of the hotel.
Its pleasing to see that you enjoyed your stay and found the benefits of apartment hotels with things such as a kitchen and laundry in your apartment. They certainly keep the costs down on an extended stay although we would like to see you at breakfast on your next stay with us.
The whole team shares the bellman duties although there are sometimes the morning and evening rush periods where there never seems to be enough people to flag down cabs and attend to baggage.
Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon.
kind regards
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I've stayed at the Mantra on Kent three separate times. All of my stays were excellent. They provide clean rooms and bathrooms, showers with great water pressure and nice TV's. The hotel is in a great location close to Darling Harbour. The only negatives was an average buffet and slow internet connectivity during my last stay (which I think is out of their control). I strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Eric,
Thank you for your recent feedback, we really appreciate it as it allows us to continually better our service.
Our water pressure is not mentioned alot but I agree many other hotels fall over on this front but its pleasing to see that you were happy on your recent 3 stays.
We are continually coming up with new offerings in the breakfast buffet and hope you will give breakfast another go when staying with us on your next trip as I think you will be pleased with the offerings.
Thnks again and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed for three nights mid week on a leisure trip to Sydney recently. This is by far the best location that we have stayed within the CBD. For us the hotel provided all the amenities that we were after and the staff were excellent. Our Suite on the 26th floor had clear views to Darling Harbour and Pymont. It was quiet and clean with the added bonus of a fresh, functional kitchenette in the living area. We loved the glassed dividers which we could use to block off the king sized bed- brilliant idea. This Hotel is an easy stroll of just 1/2 a city block from Town Hall Train Station, making for easy access when using the Airport/City train link. Food options in this part of town are endless as a walk to China Town, Darling Harbour, Star City Casino, or George Street cafes/restaurants are an easy few minutes walk away . It's located approximately 1.5km from Circular Quay- Ferries, Opera House and Sydney Harbour , for those of you wishing to see the local iconic features.
We travel regularly to Sydney and now that we have found this little gem, it will definitely be put at the top of our accommodation list next time.

Room Tip: Go for the higher floors. Amazing views -ultra quiet
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear gAzntOns83,
Many thanks for such a positive review, we really appreciate the feedback.
As you can see from previous posts, our location is certainly a major plus and its great to see you got around the CBD so easily whilst staying with us.
Its great to see that you consider us a little gem and will consider us for your next trip to Sydney.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I stayed end January for 6 nights and found the location fantastic for sight seeing. It was only a couple of hundred metres to Darling Harbour, and not much further to the train station with easy access from the airport. The staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. The one room apartment was lovely and a good size.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Debbie,
Thank you for your review and glad to see that you found the hotel convenient, comfortable and the team friendly.
We look forward to seeing you again in the near future on your next holiday to Sydney.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed with my mother in mid January and found the location fantastic for sight seeing. It was only a couple of hundred metres to Darling Harbour, and not much further to the train station. The staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. The one room apartment was lovely and a good size for two of us. We had everything we needed, a good sized kitchen and laundry facilities in the bathroom (although hand towels in the bathroom would have been good). We used room service a couple of times and this was also really good. I will be staying here again next time I am in Sydney.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Kim,
Thank you for taking the time to add your first tripadvisor review. We really appreciate the positve feedback and are pleased to see you had such an enjoyable time in Sydney.
I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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Address: 433 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#18 Family Hotel in Sydney
#27 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#45 Business Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Kent 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Kent is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD ideally positioned on the doorstep of beautiful Darling Harbour and close to attractions such as the Sydney Aquarium, Star City Casino and the Sydney Convention and Entertainment Centres, The hotel offers guests a choice of spacious and comfortably appointed Studio, One Bedroom and interconnecting Two Bedroom Apartments each containing a fully equipped kitchen, LCD TV, CD/DVD player, individual controlled air-conditioning & heating, Foxtel and broadband access. Our One Bedroom Deluxe Apartments include full laundry facilities and a microwave. Our balcony rooms overlook the city and our Darling Harbour view rooms have opening windows to let in the fresh air and sunshine.The hotel’s in-house restaurant, Cascade Restaurant & Bar, is open daily for breakfast. Alternatively, just a short stroll from the hotel, guests will enjoy Cockle Bay and King Street Wharfs, both premium dining precincts offering a multitude of culinary options, function venues, bars and nightclubs. Offering a range of first class services including 24 hour reception and licensed restaurant and bar, we are a contemporary 4 star hotel providing guests with a range of facilities designed to ensure maximum comfort during short and extended stays Our hotel is perfect for a romantic break, escape from the everyday, family holiday or business trip to Sydney. ... more   less 
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