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“Brilliant for the family” 4 of 5 stars
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Mantra Amphora
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   49-63 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Amphora)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed for four nights in early October in a one bedroom apartment. We had Coles deliver gorceries in advance which the staff had kindly taken to our room and put in the frigde, many thanks! The weather was fairly windy on the beach so the lovely resort pool got a very good-work out from our kids. Water was warm and the kids played for hours at a time in a family friendly surrounding. The apartment we were in was good. Enough space for us with a nice outlook over the pool and the picturesque gardens of the resort. And if the trees blew the right way, there were glimpses of the sea. Everything was very clean and well maintained but the kitchen equipment was spartan at best. We had family staying in the room next door whose kitchen equipment we had to borrow to get by. Also, we asked for a DVD player for the kids and were told "nope", there was a a very tinny alarm clock that doubled as music, pretty disappointing. And as far as BBQs go, we were told we'd need to go off-site. I thought this was a big poor since it's beautiful weather in October and bbqing is definitely the order of the day. Associated with this were signs in the kitchen noting that frying caused fire call outs. I have to say, bbqs on the balconies would probably resolve this. But don't let my whinging put you off, for location, cleaanliness and a brilliant pool, I would definitely stay at the Mantra Amphoa again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Redditch, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at the Mantra with our baby & friends for a night on a recent stay in Palm Cove and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a 2 bedroom suite which was both spacious, clean and well appointed.
It was great to have a hotel room which was big enough to have the baby's travel cot (provided by the Mantra FOC) in the bedroom and with plenty of room to spare.
The whole suite was pretty much faultless. All rooms were a good size, the spa bath was a nice surprise and the standard of cleanliness was brilliant.
The onsite restaurant was great. We had a great meal there and the staff were first class - highly recommended.
The only thing which let's the site down is the lack of lifts / ramps (not good with a pushchair, let alone suitcases too) and poor signage (it's a bit of a rabbit warren). The access thing was an issue as it meant we had to keep lifting and carrying the pushchair around the site.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed here for four nights and loved it. Olivia at reception was so helpful and is a real asset to the Mantra.
The pool is fantastic and is suitable for all age groups and large enough for eveyone to enjoy.
We had a 2 bedroom apartment which had heaps of space for my husband, 2 boys and I. it was modern, clean and had everything we required. Would stay there again and would highly recommend to others.

Room Tip: ground floor have direct access to pool. We were second floor which had bettter views but had to go...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay at Mantra Amphora.
Excellent resort with a superb big pool area and friendly service.

Talk about whingers on trip advisor.
Whats the big deal about a zip bed - get over it.
Use Boutique Collection , you must be joking. booked with them before and they are not even on site or available after hours , fine if service is not important to you.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We booked and paid for a self contained apartment with views to the mountains for 12 days and were given a room with a view of the wall of the building next door. We complained and a week later we were "upgraded" to an apartment for our second week. We were not given a reimbursement for the incorrect room. The room and apartment were lovely and modern but could have been cleaner. They provide enough toiletries to last a couple of days then you have to buy your own including toilet paper. If you want extra towels you are charged for them. Having said that, we were supplied with the toiletries and extra towels without charge when we asked but that isn't the normal "policy". We heard of 2 other couples who had the same problems. Probably wouldnt stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ILLAWONG NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were so impressed with the Mantra Amphora.
Well appointed Apartment. Outstanding Pool Area (picturesque at night). From time of arrival we were treated by the Receptionist who was so friendly,, caring and professional.
Restaurants, Cafe, and other amenities are so close to Resort.
Hopefully when time permits we will re-visit for a longer stay.
Highly recommended.
D & S J.

Room Tip: As a couple we thought we had great Apartment on first level overlooking Pool. For a family I would...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

So apparently every king bed in every mantra Australia-wide is made up of 2 single beds pushed together. They call it a 'zipper king'. Everything else about the resort was great. Great location, great pool and the restaurant attached 'vivo' was very nice. When I asked about the two single beds pushed together I was told that they're all the same across Australia. The manager told me she might be able to get another mattress topper to make the bed a little more comfortable. She said she'd ring me back during the day but never did. A liitle disappointing, from an otherwise great resort.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mantra Amphora

Address: 49-63 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Amphora)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Cove
#12 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Amphora 4.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the waterfront at Palm Cove, one of Queensland's most sought-after destinations, Mantra Amphora is the ideal base to discover all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Accommodation ranges from hotel rooms to self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments and all have quality finishes including stone bench tops, floor coverings incorporating a mix of quality timbers and most rooms feature a spa bath. All rooms and apartments feature private balconies with garden or ocean views where you can kick back and relax as the sun sets on another perfect day. Enjoy an early morning dip in the tranquil Coral Sea waters directly opposite the resort or meander your way around our beautifully landscaped gardens. Spend some time relaxing in our award winning swimming lagoon and spa that features many coves and nooks shaded by massive palm trees. Located on Williams Esplanade, on the waterfront, Mantra Amphora is just minutes away from some of the best restaurants in Tropical North Queensland. Wander the stretch of Palm Cove Esplanade to discover a chic range of restaurants and cocktail bars suitable for couples and family appetites. At the front of the resort guests will find Vivo Bar and Grill which was listed in the Top 200 Restaurants in Australia according to Gourmet Traveller magazine. Vivo offers guests Italian inspired food mixed with subtle tastes of the tropics. ... more   less 
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