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“Good value and service... Excellent Location” 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
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Good value and service... Excellent Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

The Mantra Amphora is perfect for a family getaway. The staff are friendly and the value for money is pleasing. Palm Cove is the best location for a holiday and the location of the Mantra is right on the esplanade, enabling you to easily move around and be picked up/dropped off for sight seeing experiences. A pool view room is the way to go! The spa in the room was great! Thanks for an enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Los Alamos, NM
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment. This was a perfect place for our family, myself, spouse and three girls aged 15, 18 and 21. The accomodations were clean, spacious and simply perfect for us. The location was close to the rainforest and to the water. It made for a beautiful leisure vacation for us.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Yeppoon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Stayed at the Mantra with my husband and 20mth old son. We got a two bedroom apartment and were extremely surprised at the spaciousness - it was huge. My only issue was that we were on the 3rd floor - arriving for a late check in with a pram, suitcases, a sleeping child and no lift this was an unwelcome challenge. Next time I'd simply ask for a ground floor apartment. While at the Mantra we got Fay from Busybees Babysitting Service to look after our son while we attended a wedding. She was fantastic. My son was instantly at ease when he met Fay and she came armed with activities and toys. While at the wedding I received txt msgs from Fay with updates on how it was all going, enabling me to relax knowing all at home was under control.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Stayed in a 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment overlooking the pool. We had a lovely time and the weather was a perfect break from the cold Sydney winter! Had a few cloudy days but temperature a steady 28/29 degrees and no lower than 21- perfect. Would highly recommend Plam Cove for a relaxed break away- all you need in the village and not overcrowded or too commercialised (finding Port Douglas becoming a bit so). Mantra in a great location opposite the beach and a lovely big pool. Water was a little chilly in the pool but my toddler loved it. I prefered the warmer spa! Sea temperature 25 degrees. You really don't need to leave Palm Cove if you don't need to- coles a few k's up the road and I think they deliver, though we hired a car.
Had a few meals out though the restaurants are a little on the pricy side. Lime and Pepper in the peppers resort was good and Cockys is ok for a cheap snack. Beach and children's play area right on the beach is great.
Mantra itself was great. Apartment very well stocked and very clean. 3rd floor a bit of a treck up the stairs(no lifts- so get ground or first floor if stairs are a problem) but plus point is the privacy and the view.
Days out : Cairns- ok but not much there apart from lagoon pool (closed for renos when we were there) and great play area along the esplanade- muddys playground
Kuranda: bit of a tourist trap but a drive down to the falls is nice
Port Douglas: went for the Sunday market- huge market but very crowded. Worth a visit though.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Great location on beachfront. Apartment was first class and very clean.Our apartment overlooked the massive pool,which was nicely warm for these old bodies! The staff were very courteous and helpful. Palm Cove has a multitude of restaurants, but give the Surf Club a miss. The place was dirty, the service poor and the food was terrible, Other restaurants that we tried were good, though a bit expensive.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

We stayed in an ocean front 1 bedroom apartment for 4 nights. Weather was 27 and sunny everyday. Apartment was great - sea views, king size bed, big bath!
My only complaint was the bed was very hard...
Great position, beach accross the road and walking distance to good restaurants.
Worst meal we had whilst in Palm Cove was at vivo - so dont go there. Choc Dee was great thai and portobello was good italian and steak.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

My husband and I traveled to Australia for 2 weeks for our honeymoon. Mantra Amphora in Palm Cove was our first stop on our trip. We stayed for four nights. We booked a Deluxe Ocean View hotel room. Our view was amazing. Palm Cove is amazing! While the beds could be a little more comfortable, I would definitely recommend Mantra Amphora to others traveling to Palm Cove.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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