I've learnt not to post reviews until I've experienced a hotel/restaurant at least a couple of times. So, after staying at the Mantra on two oacssions recently I can only recommend it highly. I stayed in one of the spa suites (room no. ends in 09). The room was the size of a small apartment... in particular it has a full sized fridge, kitchette, dining table for six and a king bed. Service was efficient, friendly and genuine.
Location is perfect... quiet and within walking distance of everything. Like noted by another reviewer, parking can be an issue... like in most places in the city. Perhaps management could be a little more upfront on their website.
However, you are wondering why only 5 stars the? The restaurant downstairs, whilst I believe not connected to the hotel, is appalling! I just can't understand how such poor quality, over priced, food can be served in an establsihment that should be making every effort to excel, given the great quality of the hotel! Having said this, there are many, many great restautants in the City... Movida, one of the best, is next door!!
The Room Service menu is far too expensive!!! Steaks at over $40 not acceptable... I dined at Maze Grill and the steaks were cheaper there... rated as an excellent restaurant!
Without doubt though this is/will be my choice of hotel when staying in the City.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mantra on Little Bourke Melbourne is truly Melbourne's best kept secret. Centrally located in Melbourne's CBD it allows guests quick, easy access to premium local attractions including boutique shopping, famous eat streets and a host of cultural experiences including the Melbourne Art gallery, Melbourne Museum and the landmark Federation Square. Offering a choice of spacious accommodation ranging from studio suites to two bedroom apartments, Mantra on Little Bourke boasts all the comforts of home including lounge and dining areas, kitchenettes, cable TV, in-house movies and air conditioning. Please note Mantra on Little Bourke has limited suites available with washing machines & dryers. Requests can be made at time of reservation, but cannot be guaranteed. Guests also benefit from a host of helpful hotel services such as 24 hour reception and room service, daily housekeeping, concierge assistance, valet service, undercover parking and more. Alibi Kitchen & Bar is located downstairs in Mantra on Little Bourke and offers exceptional food and service. Open seven days for breakfast and dinner and for lunch Monday to Friday. Corporate travellers will find Mantra on Little Bourke a comfortable and convenient base from which to conduct business. Universally famous for multicultural dining, vibrant night-life, boutique shopping and a thriving art culture, Melbourne is a popular destination, appealing to both business and leisure travellers. ... more less
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