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“Great unit in an ideal location” 5 of 5 stars
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Mantra Zanzibar
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   47-51 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Mooloolaba
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great unit in an ideal location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We often holiday in Mooloolaba and have stayed at a number of the mantra resorts on the main esplanade (in fact all of them). We had the luck of getting a high position and newly renovated apartment (2bd). They had done a really nice job on it and it now rivals that of "oceans" in its detail and finish from my perspective. This I understand is a push Zanzibar management to get them all upgraded, and if they end up like 803 or even near it then this will be the place to stay on the esplanade.

Other wins, sits over the shops and across from the beach. Car park is decent and access is easy. Staff were both friendly and helpful. Room was very clean including crockery etc. Pool is smaller than sirocco and is on the western side on L2, but gets sun in the afternoon that way.

Room Tip: all have ocean views, some are upgraded nicely so might pay to ask.....either way the views are terr...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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MantraGM, General Manager at Mantra Zanzibar, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Peter C,

Thank you for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us here at Mantra Zanzibar. The team and I were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay, and your tip about the pool making the most of the afternoon sun (and being protected from strong onshore winds) is spot on.

We can't wait to welcome you back to Mantra Zanzibar next time you visit Mooloolaba.

Kind Regards,

Jackson Emblin
General Manager
Mantra Zanzibar
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Last minute stay so got a bargain $180 night through a local real estate office. On 8th floor, ocean views to die for. Very large 2br,2 bath appt, full kitchen and washer and dryer. Cafes and shops just below. Beach over road. Minimal traffic as a roundabout slows and main traffic diverted up the road. Suspect quieter than the other Mantra that would get that traffic. Didnt use pool or spas this time.
Cant beat the balcony view, even at nomal price of $295 a night. Recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MantraGM, General Manager at Mantra Zanzibar, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Hi AdelaideShell,

Thanks for your review of your stay at Zanzibar, although it was in an apartment rented through a local real estate agent.

Glad to hear you had a great time, next time you are in the area contact us directly here at Mantra Zanzibar - we have best prices guaranteed and will match any other quote and I'm sure a stay with us would result in a 5 out of 5!

Kind Regards,

Jackson Emblin
General Manager
Mantra Zanzibar
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I booked and paid for accommodation 6 mths prior for the new year period of 2013/14 so my family would have a nice apartment with a spa on the verandah to enjoy New Years fire works. I have 2 x 6 year old children, and the spa is a big highlight for them. I am a repeat customer having book this expensive apartment now for the 3rd year in a row. They have informed me today - with 21 days notice, that I am not able to have this apartment, and are attempting to place me in an inferior apartment - which they lied to me about, suggesting it was an upgrade!!! ( having stayed before I know for a fact that it is a down grade - small verandah with no spa!!)

They firstly claimed that it was a maintenance issue, this turned out to be a lie, which they acknowledged. They now tell me the owner wants to use it which i strongly suspect is also a lie.

VERY VERY POOR FORM. What on earth do I do now with everything else in sight booked out???

People booking beware - your booking means nothing even if it is fully paid for in advance and you are a good repeat customer!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MantraGM, General Manager at Mantra Zanzibar, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear HutchinsY,

Thank you for your post regarding your reservation for Mantra Zanzibar. Please accept our apologies for any confusion relating to your booking with us, and I'm glad that through your correspondence with our team we were able to come to a resolution to allow you to fully enjoy your stay with us over New Years Eve.

I hope we have the chance to welcome you back to Mantra Zanzibar for many years to come.

Kind Regards,

Jackson Emblin
General Manager
Mantra Zanzibar
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We loved our room at Mantra Zanzibar. The African influence with modern touches was outstanding. It was awesome facing the beach with easy access to shops and ATM's just below. Very local and very easy. Our only dislike was that the pool was not heated like it should have been. It was significantly cool. I'd suggest more chairs and tables to be available. The pool overlooking a car park is also not appealing. Mantra should consider some type of design wall with a water feature to block out that view. Very cosmopolitan. Very much enjoyed.

Room Tip: Don't stay too low on the levels as you feel like you're peering down below at the apartment...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MantraGM, General Manager at Mantra Zanzibar, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Michelle S,

Thank you for your review of your stay with us here at Mantra Zanzibar, and it's great to read that your time with us was "magic" and that you enjoyed the apartment and central location.

Unfortunately we are limited as to the amount of furniture we can place around the pool due to it's elevated position, however your comments will be passed on to the Body Corporate for the building for consideration when planning on upgrading the pool area.

I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Mantra Zanzibar in the future.

Kind Regards,

Jackson Emblin
General Manager
Mantra Zanzibar
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have an acceptable apartment at this resort but it could do with some updating as it's looking very dated with old heavy style 1980's furniture and this detracts from its appearance although we cant complain about the standard of general presentation. Its in a very convenient position in the town.
A modern update would be a great improvement.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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MantraGM, General Manager at Mantra Zanzibar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Aussiebd,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay with the TripAdvisor community, as we always like hearing from TripAdvisors Top Contributors. The team and I were glad to read that you enjoyed the central loaction and the presentation of the apartment.

When the building opened in 1999 it featured a distinctly African theme, which can still be seen throughout the buildings architecture today. When updating apartments some owners have chosen to refurbish and retain the timber furniture to continue the style of the building.

Thank you again for posting a review, and I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Mantra Zanzibar in the future.

Kind Regards,

Jackson Emblin
General Manager
Mantra Zanzibar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous beyond our expectations! Room newly renovated, friendly staff, glorious views. The perfect location, with everything within walking distance. Can't wait to come back again. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 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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MantraGM, General Manager at Mantra Zanzibar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear jodiennehenn,

Thank you for your review of your stay at Mantra Zanzibar, and it's great to hear that your visit exceeded all expectations!

Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts, and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon.

Kind Regards,

Jackson Emblin
General Manager
Mantra Zanzibar
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Helpful courteous staff started the experience on the right foot and it only got better from there. Large comfortable rooms with a great view and a superb outdoor spa in the private courtyard. Will be recommending the place and staying there again.

Room Tip: Check for schoolers week before you book, not a major issue but.....
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MantraGM, General Manager at Mantra Zanzibar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Albert M,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay here at Mantra Zanzibar, and it was fantastic to read you enjoyed your stay in one of the courtyard apartments.

We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Mantra Zanzibar in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Jackson Emblin
General Manager
Mantra Zanzibar
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Address: 47-51 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Mooloolaba
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Mooloolaba
#7 Luxury Hotel in Mooloolaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Zanzibar 4.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking Mooloolaba Bay, Mantra Zanzibar offers beachside accommodation with a strong East African influence in the heart of cosmopolitan Mooloolaba. Offering style on the beach, the property is close to everything your heart desires including shopping, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. Indulge in the latest fashions and giftware from around the world in the surrounding boutiques. Accommodation choices include 2 and 3 bedroom apartments all with quality furnishings and African inspired décor, air-conditioning, private balcony with panoramic ocean views and an indulgent spa bath. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mantra Zanzibar Hotel Mooloolaba
Zanzibar Hotel Mooloolaba
Zanzibar Apartments
Zanzibar Hotel Apartments
Mantra Zanzibar Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

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