We have stayed at Mantra on Russell twice now. The hotel is in an ideal location for exploring Melbourne on foot. It is right next to China Town, a block from the Burke St Mall and Collins Street, walking distance to Lygon St, and a block to the city circle tram. The apartment is great for families and was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The hotel has a restaurant with excellent service and delicious food for those nights that you might want to stay in. The staff are helpful and have always been willing to look after bags before check in or after check out. There is car parking attached to the hotel which is validated at a discount by the hotel. We would definitely stay in this hotel if we were ever visiting Melbourne again. Laundry facilities in the room is fantastic. We got our apartment on a fantastic special deal. Keep an eye on the website for specials that are fantastic value.