Stayed at the Mantra on the Esplanade for a work trip. On the plus side the room is comfortable and a reasonable size for a couple. The bed is a comfortable king size. All facilities are airconditioned (thank goodness as it's November and very hot and humid in Darwin). The menu at the resaurant is ok without being extraordinary and seems a little pricey considering the Mitchell stree eateries are within minutes walk. there is a large Coles supermarket a few minutes away which is great for bottled water etc - the hotel is charging almost $7 for a large bottle of water!!
On the down side for a tropical hot area, the pool is a little disappointing. It seemed dirty and the water was warm. No gym at this hotel, the Mantra up the road (5 mins walk) has a small gym. This has been a little challenge in maintaining a healthy routine while on a business trip as it's a bit too warm to walk outside comfortable.
the location is good, only 20 mins walk from the conference centre and the wharf precinct (but it's too hot to walk there before the conference), lovely views of the harbour across the road, and a wonderful place for a picnic at sunset - these tropical sunsets are absolutely spectacular. There is the bus transit centre behind the hotel and is easy for many bus and coach tours.
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin