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Mantra On Russell
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   222 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #39 of 170 Hotels in Melbourne
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“location and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Have stayed here several times now and find it great. Well located in Chinatown area and near most theatres. Always neat and clean with helpful staff and nice facilities and a few little touches like good toiletries, chilled lemon water in the foyer..trying to add that bit extra. Recommend this one as a great choice, not top top of the line but the best value I have founf in Melbourne and faultless.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Mike B, Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Hello tassietourers

Welcome back and thanks for your continued support and fine words it's appreciated. Let me know when you’re next dropping by so I can say hi personally.

Thanks again for writing!

Kind Regards

Mike Blank
Hotel Operations Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Whether you're in town for a sporting event, arts, culture hit or just a getaway and some shopping it's all within walking distance of here. The rooms are very spacious and well furnished so that you feel like you're at home. The breakfast each morning was good value, and the staff here as at reception were mostly friendly and accommodating (it was AFL grand final weekend so extremely busy). Good value, clean and full of creature comforts, with Chinatown literally around the corner we will certainly be heading back again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mike B, Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Jak1611 thanks for taking the time to write and delighted to hear you had a great stay over Grand Final weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Mike Blank
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Werribee, Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed overnight at the Mantra on Russell for $234 for a one bedroom apartment with a balcony room 1813. The apartment served its purpose - a place to get ready before hitting the town, and to catch some zzz's before going home. The not so great things -
• Improvements could be made with the decor, it is tasteful yet very dated.
• The twin king bed sunk in the middle.
• The bath was over the shower.
• A couple of chairs on the balcony would be a great addition.
• Most apartments these days provide a mp3 or iPod dock - this would be another 'great addition'.
• Parking is quite expensive as the mantra uses Wilson car parking. It cost us $20 from 6.30pm till 10am the following day and this is the cheaper weekend rates. Mantra can only provide a daily $30 multi entry deal.
The good parts about our stay were the view, cleanliness & customer service.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mike B, Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Hi Lena S

Thanks for posting we are working through renovation plans so always appreciate suggestions. With regards to parking our $30 rate covers 24 hours and unlimited entry and exit. We are also clients of Wilson Parking so are happy for guests to park either via us or them directly to secure the deal with the best rate fit.

Thanks again for your feedback and look forward to having you stay again in the future.

Kind Regards

Mike Blank
Hotel Operations Manager
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Fairfield County, CT
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you are looking for a large room then this hotel is hard to beat. I had a 1 bedroom apartment with a good size bathroom, separate bedroom, kitchenette and a living room with couch, a small desk and TV. The hotel is convenient to the city and right next to China town. I found rates at the Mantra much lower than the name brand hotel chains. I had dinner at the hotel restaurant which was also pretty good.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the city for the best view. The flower drum Chinese restaurant is probably th...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mike B, Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thanks nodrama1 I like your no nonsense approach to review writing and appreciate your candid post.

Great to have you over to stay and perhaps we can be of service to you again in the future.

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Mike Blank
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at a lot if 5 star motels over a few years for work and pleasure but this hotel was outstanding on its service nothing was a problem
Check in was very quick only took less 5 mins room service was quick parking was easy no hassle
We missed breaky on Sunday arrived a few minutes too late however the hostess told us to take a seat and brought out A big plate of everything for both my husband and I and coffee which was appreciated.
Location is central for everything we needed.over all this hotel from its large rooms to its outstanding service was a great place to stay in Melbourne as we have tried a few in Melbourne over past 12 months I will chose to stay only at mantra on Russell again,the hotel manager has the highest standard for customer service as was seen on checkout
Thank you to all staff who made our stay perfect !!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mike B, Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you Becsloane - you've put the biggest collective smile on the hotel teams faces today with your review. They all work extremely hard to ensure everyone has a fantastic stay - we don't always get it completely right but it's magic when we do!

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Kind Regards

Mike Blank
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Canberra, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Travel agent had booked m stay for the wrong night; however hotel staff sorted this out quickly. Room was very large and comfortable. Only negative was it was a bit noisy during night when a party in china town was on. The location is very convenient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mike B, Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hi Harrison-act

Great to hear we got your booking sorted for you and that you found our accommodation to your liking. Being in the inner city we do have higher ambient noise levels particular on the weekends with our proximity to China Town however always feel free to contact our staff if you detect late night buskers as our team have them moved on extremely quickly as it breeches city ordinance.

Again thanks for the great review and we look forward to having you stay again in the future.

Kind Regards

Mike Blank
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Wellington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The location of the hotel was excellent for eating and shopping. We stayed for 7 nights and had a two bedroom apartment for 2 adults and 3 children and had more than enough room. We had a large bathroom as well as a separate toilet. The pool/spa area was fantastic for the kids. The staff on the front desk were extremely friendly and helpful. The lighting in the room wasn't the best and we couldn't really control the air conditioning. Overall we would deifinitely stay here again because of the location and the friendly staff.

Room Tip: We had an apartment facing the main street and was quite noisy especially on the weekend; expected t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mike B, Manager at Mantra On Russell, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hello Tony F

Thanks for writing always a delight to have guests in from NZ. You've highlighted some of our great features including location for those two extremely popular past time - eating and shopping! A special thanks for mentioning the team we share all our feedback with them.

Hopefully we can be of service to you again in the future.

Kind Regards

Mike Blank
Hotel Operations Manager
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Address: 222 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#33 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#37 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
#46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra On Russell 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Russell is within close proximity to all of Melbourne's premium attractions including boutique shopping, famous eat streets and a superb array of cafes and bars, theatres, sporting venues and cultural experiences. Offering studio and apartment-style rooms all featuring air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms, laundry facilities and most apartments also have a private balcony. For business travellers rooms can double as an office with direct-dial ISDN telephones with voicemail, data-point and broadband access in all rooms. With a range of facilities and services including 24-hour reception, concierge service, heated swimming pool, spa, fully-equipped gymnasium and Home Kitchen & Bar located within the hotel which provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and 24 hour room service (limited menu Sunday evenings). Undercover parking is available at a cost. The Mantra on Russell is ideally positioned and styled to offer contemporary accommodation in the heart of Melbourne, ideal for business travellers, holiday makers, short-term and long-term guests. Please Note: Mantra on Russell has a strict NO PARTY POLICY and enforced to ensure the comfort of all our guests ... more   less 
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