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“Clean and comfortable on a budget, close to cbd” 4 of 5 stars
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Mantra on Jolimont
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   133 Jolimont Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia   |  
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Ranked #102 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
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“Clean and comfortable on a budget, close to cbd”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The room was adequate for $120. Close to amenities and public transport. It was a studio on the 5th floor. The $100 "bond" they took against my card still has not been returned 6 days later despite having settled the account. Room Service was delicious - I would recommend the burger and fries to anyone if you need something delicious and quick. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable but only queen sized not a king. The two requests I had were met quickly and with a smile. The staff were very professional, knowledgable and friendly.
The Nitty Gritty - the wooden furniture was extremely dated and worn, the drawers were broken, you had to pay for wifi, the mini bar costs are some of the highest I have ever seen in a hotel, it backs on top a train line so if your window is open you will get a lot of noise.

You get what you pay for and all in all those nitty gritty things did not make for a bad overnight stay. I would recommend if your just passing through but I would look for a deal as the full rate for this room can get you something nicer and more central.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JolimontMGR, General Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for posting a review of Mantra on Jolimont, I do appreciate you taking the time to document your thoughts regarding the property.

I am glad you enjoyed some aspects of the property, and rest assured that we will be sure to action those items you have raised for our attention.

Happily, our Studio Apartments are scheduled for a furniture replacement later on in the year, and we would be more than happy to help allocate you a room away from the train tracks the next time you're coming back to Melbourne.

Warm regards,
Campbell Lee
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Only stayed one night but it was problem free. The room was very clean and the staff were pleasant and polite and very helpful. The room itself has clearly worn furniture and the cupboards in the bathroom are clearly past their prime but like i said - it was very clean. The pool area with spa was great although there was a local from the apartments in Wellington crescent behind the hotel making use of the spa. It's so close to the MCG anyone seeing a game their would be crazy to stay anywhere else. I've seen people complain about noise from the nearby trains but I didn't notice it at all from inside the hotel, only when i was out the front on the street. All in all I'd be more than happy to stay there again. Also the room provided a microwave oven which i didn't have in a 5 star Hotel which I stayed in the night before!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JolimontMGR, General Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for taking the time to document your experience at Mantra on Jolimont. I do appreciate it and will be sure to share your comments with the team!

Warm regards,
Campbell Lee
General Manager
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

the mantra looks nice enough from the outside. However walk inside and it looks like an old hotel from the 70's thats had a 20 year out of date renovation. Location is great for the MCG footy and its about a 15 minute walk to burke street mall and city. So location is handy if that where you want to go. Price is reasonable. the rooms are spacious, but the decor is very very outdated and average. All in all its a decent hotel, just very average compared to others in Melbourne.

Room Tip: The higher the better, facing the pool are the quieter rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JolimontMGR, General Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for posting a review of Mantra on Jolimont, I do appreciate you taking the time to document your thoughts regarding the property. We are in a great position to make the most of the footy season, and have developed quite a following in the 20 years the property has operated as a Hotel.

As you point out though, some of our rooms are beginning to show their age, and please rest assured this is something we are aware of, and as hotel operators something we are in close contact with the unit owners regarding. It sounds as though you stayed in one of our Studio Rooms, which should have a refurbishment of 'casegoods' (tables, chairs, bedside tables etc) in the next 12-18 months. As you noted though, we certainly make sure that our prices are reasonable in the meantime.

Next time you are travelling up for a match, please feel free to let you know as I'd be happy to arrange something in one of our 1 Bedroom Apartments which were refurbished in January with new furniture.

Warm regards,
Campbell Lee
General Manager
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Geelong, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed here for the Richmond Carlton game and while it is only 5 mins walk to the ground everything else was a disaster. Brunton Ave which is the easiest route to the hotel is closed when football is on so we struggled to find a different route. Once we arrived we were told the only place to park is at another hotel the Hilton on the park which is only a block away but in football peak hour traffic was a nightmare to get to. We then had yo walk back to the hotel to drop our things off. The room was comfortable enough but we soon realised we were on a main train line and the only time there was no noise was from about 12.30 am until 4.30 am when they started running again. We got no sleep and would never stay here again. Travellers beware

Room Tip: Maybe ask for room away from train track side if possible
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JolimontMGR, General Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for posting a review of Mantra on Jolimont, I do appreciate you taking the time to document your thoughts regarding the property.

Regrettably we are short on car spaces, and while we can normally accomodate, we do become very constrained over special events as a lot of properties in the area do. Obviously we are more than happy for guests to drop their bags off prior to parking at alternative parking spaces and can hold your bags while this occurs.

Train noise can be an issue for light sleepers on that side of the building, staff are normally very happy to allocate or move guests if we have rooms available.

Please, if you're coming up again for a match, do feel free to contact me directly at the Hotel and I'd be happy to help arrange a quieter room for your return trip.


Warm regards,
Campbell Lee
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The rooms are clean, large and bed was comfortable. Mantra on Jolimont is located right near the MCG and some lovely parks, only a 15 minute walk to federation square and the staff were really polite. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JolimontMGR, General Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for taking the time to document your experience at Mantra on Jolimont. I do appreciate it and will be sure to share your comments with the team!

Warm regards,
Campbell Lee
General Manager
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Very clean..nice buffet breakfast. Bed a little hard for me but partner liked it. Shower a bit small and could have used a handle inside to close it. Quiet despite heavy traffic and trains outside. Close to football stadium and event centre

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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JolimontMGR, General Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Good morning,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! We are in a great position to make the most of your concerts and sporting at Rod Laver Arena or the MCG. Thanks also for your other 'traveller tips', and feedback on the room - I'm sure others will appreciate them, and we'll get cracking on your suggestions for improvement!

Warm regards,
Campbell Lee
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place is situated in a no-man's land bounded by busy rail tracks, tram tracks and busy roads near to Melbourne CBD. Good if you want a quick walk to MCG or the tennis or AAMI stadium not good if you want to pop into one of the City's mass of great restaurants, bars and cafe. My room overlooked the railway and I was awoken by early morning freight trains and traffic. Rooms are pretty ordinary and the common areas- corridors etc are very tired and need of repainting. You can get an ok breakfast manned by friendly staff but no choice as the closest cafe is a good walk away. Staff were nice enough but my taxi booking was 20 minutes late. Life's too short.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the busier railway tracks.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JolimontMGR, General Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for posting a review of Mantra on Jolimont, I do appreciate you taking the time to document your thoughts regarding the property.

I am glad you enjoyed some aspects of the property, and rest assured that we will be sure to action those items you have raised for our attention.

Warm regards,
Campbell Lee
General Manager
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Additional Information about Mantra on Jolimont

Address: 133 Jolimont Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#86 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Jolimont 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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