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“Perfect hotel in Sydney CBD”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mantra on Kent

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Mantra on Kent
Ranked #64 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
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“Perfect hotel in Sydney CBD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

As we arrived eary morning from an early international flight, the staff was super nice and accomodated us with a room that was ready so that we could take a shower. The staff was also very helpful for indicating us good spots for restaurants and on-going events in Sydney. The room was clean and quite large. 5min walks to Darling Harbour and maybe 10-15min from the Rocks.
The only down point was the internet that was not free...but that's a problem for most hotels in Sydney. We would recommand this hotel without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sally P, Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
We thank you for your review of Mantra on Kent, along with your recommendation, it is pleasing to hear of your experience. Apologies however for the internet costs, I can assure you that this area is in constant review with our supplier to ensure we can offer the best deal we can to our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Kind regards

Sally Phipps
Relief Hotel Manager
Mantra on Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I've been to Australia a couple of times, every time using the hotels the travel agent recommended. This time, being a single parent with two daughters, I decided to find my own hotel. The reason being all the hotels recommended called for two rooms instead of one. My daughters are 12 and 8 so staying in one room was the only option. Not to mention being very near to the kiddie attractions, and majority are at Darling Harbor. So after hours and hours on tripadvisor/booking.com and even google maps I found Mantra on Kent.

Location? Five minute walk to Darling Harbor's Madame Tussaud's/Sydney Aquarium/Sydney Zoo. Ten minute walk to the Maritime museum.
Amenities? One main bed (for the kids) and one sofa bed (for me).
Nearby convenience stores for supplies like water, milk and junk food? Two 24/7 stores both also 5 minutes walk.
Nearby restaurants? One is a mere 30 second walk, the rest are about 10 minutes away, either at Darling Harbor or QVB area.
Amenities? Aside from a quaint restaurant at the second floor, the rooms have their own washer and dryer, sink and even plates/tableware. Not to mention the usual fridge and TV.

How about friendliness of staff? Very accommodating, very helpful in every way from helping you use their free computer to giving you directions to the staff at reception personally going to your room to bring extra pillows you requested.
Value for money? There are cheaper and more expensive places. This, in my opinion, is the perfect balance of affordability without sacrificing quality.

Any regrets? Well free wifi in the room would have been great. They have but it's at a fee. And the one free computer at the lobby is rather slow, and we're talking speeds like it's a dial up from the 90's.

Other than that, my only other regret is that I didn't stay here sooner.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Sally P, Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Many thanks for your review and positive comments about your expierience - it is greatly appreciated. I can assure you that I will be passing on your comments to our team and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards

Sally Phipps
Relief Hotel Manager
Manrta on Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed here for a week and can highly recommend the hotel. Rooms were clean, comfortable and well appointed and the staff were friendly and helpful. The Mantra on Kent is just behind Darling Harbour where there's a really good choice of restaurants and bars. It's an easy walk along to the Bridge or into the Park or City Centre and the main bus terminus is only a couple of streets away.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear SamMo7,
Thank for your review.
It sounds like you had a great week in Sydney and im glad that the team were able to play a part in that. Our location and size of apartments is a key feature of the hotel and guests find it easy to get around the CBD from our location.
Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

My family and I recently stayed here for a week whilst on holiday in Sydney. We had a wonderful time and the apartment was fantastic. There was everything that you would need and it was so quiet. We were in room 2303 and it overlooked Darling Harbour. The reception staff could not do more to help and I would gladly come back to stay again. 100% recommended. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Pilkiy,
Thank you for such a positive review. The team are really thrilled to read your review and its great to see that you would recommend us and want to return.
We hope to see you again when you next travel to Oz.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great location and friendly staff. Got a room on the 3rd floor which was well kept and large. Good to have a microwave and some bowls and plates as well. Didn't exactly like how the beds were actually two single bed and had been joined together but hey the rest of it was terrific. The buffet breakfast was also super tasty for the price. Overall really enjoyed the long weekend!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Reece P,
Thank you for your review.
Im glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and found the team friendly.
Some of our rooms do have split bedding but many have standard full sized beds. I will be sure to pass on the positive comments to the chef as we are really working hard to provide interesting options at breakfast.
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Daniel Russell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here recently on a week visit to sydney. The hotel was excellent. We arrived well before the official check in time and were very pleased that we were allowed in our room early, the receptionist was extremely helpful and accommodating. The room itself was great. Although not a harbour view, this didn't matter as we spent so little time in the room. After a day sightseeing we were pleased that the towels were changed daily and the room cleaned. The location is excellent and is within walking distance of the harbour. Be aware that the road is one one way system so cab drivers sometimes get confused especially during rush hour. My only small gripe is having to pay around $25 per 24 hours for wifi. I am not sure if this is usual in sydney hotels but did end up spending quite a bit during my stay. Again this was my personal choice and I know there is a computer in the reception area which can be used for 1 hour with complimentary wifi. However, overall I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Sherry F,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.
We certainly get a lot of comments on our central location but its great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us to other travellers.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Mantra on Kent is an excellent venue for those wanting accommodation in the centre of Sydney's CBD. This accommodation is fully equipped with in-room kitchen and laundry facilities. A full buffet breakfast is available and (very good) room service for other meals is provided. The premises are large, clean and comfortable. All staff were energised and willingly assisted when there were needs.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Kevin M,
Thank you for your positive review of the hotel and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mantra on Kent on your next trip to Sydney.
Kind regards,
Daniel Russell
Hotel Manager
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Property: Mantra on Kent
Address: 433 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#19 Family Hotel in Sydney
#44 Business Hotel in Sydney
#59 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Kent 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Kent is located in the heart of Sydney's CBD ideally positioned on the doorstep of beautiful Darling Harbour and close to attractions such as the Sydney Aquarium, ICC and Star City Casino. The hotel offers guests a choice of spacious and comfortably appointed Studio, One Bedroom and interconnecting Two Bedroom Apartments each containing a fully equipped kitchen, LCD TV, CD/DVD player, individual controlled air-conditioning & heating, Foxtel and broadband access. Our One Bedroom Deluxe Apartments include full laundry facilities and a microwave. Our balcony rooms overlook the city and our Darling Harbour view rooms have opening windows to let in the fresh air and sunshine. The hotel's in-house restaurant Cascade Restaurant is open daily for breakfast. Alternatively, just a short stroll from the hotel guests will enjoy Cockle Bay and King Street Wharfs, both premium dining precincts offering a multitude of culinary options, function venues, bars and nightclubs. Offering a range of first class services including 24 hour reception and licensed restaurant and bar, we are a contemporary hotel providing guests with a range of facilities designed to ensure maximum comfort during short and extended stays Our hotel is perfect for a romantic break, escape from the everyday, family holiday or business trip to Sydney. ... more   less 
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