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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Mantra on Murray
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   305 Murray Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #24 of 57 Hotels in Perth
Bunbury, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Mantra on Murray which was a decision made at the last minute we were pleasantly surprised at the great location close to hay st & murray st malls as well as several restaurants and bars to choose from for a great night out in Perth. The room was large, very clean and stocked with everything we needed, staff were very friendly and helpful also

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Mantra on Murray is located in the business centre of Perth. This time I asked the local office in Perth to book the hotel for me.
When travel I need to have a comfortable bed, clean room and bathroom and Wi-Fi. As extra service I look for swimming pool and gymnasium.
I had the bad surprise to find that in this expensive hotel, in the heart of the City Business District, they do not provide Wi-Fi connection. Internet is available via cable only and it cost 25 AUSD a day, which has no sense. Anyway the room is large and clean, the bed is comfortable and at the end this is a good hotel for its location if you haven't the needs I have.
The restaurant is on the average. I had the dish of the day, consisting on lamb coming with mashed potatoes, asparagus and glass of wine. The lamb wasn't remarkable, the asparagus were tasteless and pure was too large portion. I had also a good bruschetta and 1/2 of water. I think that the food is too expensive for the quality they offer. I paid about 60 AUSD for that.
The breakfast is ok, without shame, without price. But again 22 AUSD for a continental breakfast is too expensive. The service is very good, receptionists and waiters are very helpful and they are very kind.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I stayed here for one night in passing, the room was quite large with a kitchenette included, I got a deal on Wotif. Overall my room was comfortable, clean and I enjoyed my stay. The staff were helpful and friendly, the food was nice. Its close to shops and all your shopping needs. I'd stay here again definitely.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My partner and I stayed here last week. He often stays at Mantra on Murray for business and I accompanied him this time, having never seen Perth before.

I used to work for a hotel company and as a result have quite low expectations of chain hotels and their staff, who I know are often poorly trained and underpaid for what they have to deal with. I was really pleasantly surprised by Mantra on Murray, however. Aside from having a fantastic location just a few steps from the Murray and Hay Street shops, the Mantra employs some genuinely friendly and attentive people, particularly those working at the front desk. They couldn't do enough for us, remembered our names and room number, and actually really enhanced our stay.

Our room was spacious, clean and well-appointed and the bed was comfortable, although it would have been great to have the option of a firmer pillow (they're very soft, feathery ones). We had a comfortable couch and TV with Foxtel channels, plus a small kitchenette. The bathroom's decor was a little dated compared with the room itself, but that's no big issue.

The only complaints I have relate to the bar and restaurant, which are really overpriced (although that's pretty common for hotels) and uninspiring. The white and sparkling wines by the glass, for example, were extremely average, and even though the bar staff are generous in their servings, that doesn't make up for the poor quality. I also live in a dream world that one day free WiFi will be a reality in hotels, particularly ones catering to the business market. If you don't want to pay the $25 for internet access, pop down the street to Wolfe Lane, where you'll find a few cafes (The Secret Garden, Tiger Tiger and Cheeky Sparrow) which offer great coffee and free WiFi when you order. I spent quite a while here with my laptop and really enjoyed the atmosphere.

Beyond that, I had a great stay at Mantra on Murray and would definitely return.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geelong, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Last minute business trip so I wasn't looking for anything special, and that's exactly what I got. Perth hotel prices are overly inflated already, so I expected that features that are standard in most hotels I've stayed in in Australia, USA, Canada, Vietnam, Cambodia, Spain etc would also be standard in Perth. Not so. Ordinary room, no wifi (really? There are hotels that still don't do wifi?), view nonexistent. Bed was comfortable, room clean but unremarkable. Nice clean iron. Checkin pleasant, though the facade is just a hole in the wall up some stairs past a lingerie shop. Thank goodness the Belgian Beer Bar is just a couple of doors down. Will seek out better value for money lodgings next time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed two and a half weeks at mantra on Murray. Whilst the staff at reception are nice, the rooms average, the rooms service is plain poor.
From a menu that is boring beyond belief to the fact it takes 1 hr and 20 minutes to deliver room service even after ringing at 40minutes and then 1 hr; and then being overcharged beyond belief. I noted my concerns to the desk about the poor performance and then the next night room service can't even find salt nor establish what is available on the menu.
Not once has the manager called or rung to apologise despite repeated polite follow ups.
If you don't need to eat at Mantra on Murray then it is a good place to stay.

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Booked the cheapest room with request to stay at the back (staying over weekend and good advice from previous reviewers about the noisy pub out front). The pub was audible at the back but did not keep us up. Helpful reception kept luggage for us. Clean room. Comfortable

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 305 Murray Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Perth
#20 Luxury Hotel in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Murray 4*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Murray delivers contemporary, affordable accommodation within Perth's CBD offering both corporate and leisure travellers the perfect location from which to explore Perth or conduct business in the bustling city centre. Major attractions including the Subiaco Oval and the Casino at Burswood are easily accessible from our central location. The St Georges Terrace office towers and business hub along with Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Perth Arena are all just a short walk away. The hotel features spacious, self-contained studios and suites with full kitchenettes and lounge areas designed to maximise comfort and convenience. 305 Bar & Restaurant offers guests an extensive menu and quality wine list. The restaurant and bar provides a cosy atmosphere and the menu features modern, creative dishes which are sure to tempt. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on weekends for breakfast and dinner. 305 Restaurant & Bar is also wheelchair accessible. Conference facilities cater for up to 200 delegates. A dedicated conference coordinator is on site to ensure your event, meeting or conference is well organised and is sure to be successful. The hotel offers residential and day conference packages. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure Mantra on Murray has something to offer each and every guest. Please note that this hotel is fully non smoking accommodation. ... more   less 
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