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Mantra on the Esplanade
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
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adelaide hills
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Perfect location. Shops, mall, pubs etc right at the back door. Great service very friendly staff at 3am ! Definitely would opt for at least a 1 bed. Hotel room nice but so much better in 1 bed plus the balcony is great. Can walk everywhere from this hotel, free parking at front. Would def use again. Well done staff, great work

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

The location is central, the staff knowledgeable and helpful. Very comfortable bed, room and furniture. Variety of pillow weights were available.
*The view over the harbour would have been exceptional but for the filthy windows outside. Air conditioner switches work 'american style' - up is ON, and the labelling has worn off, so trial and error is the best indicator of switch position. TV reception poor some channels some rooms. Cold shower on second stay. All of which when combined on the downside would see from me a 3.5 star rating, when a Langham or some Intercontintals are classed as a 5.

Room Tip: A balcony harbour view costs more but is worth it, request upper floor >4th.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed a week in a studio room. Neat and spacious but unfortunately we did not have a view of the ocean. The rooms that do have a view would be spectacular. Very central location. One small block walk to Mitchell St where most of the pubs and dining are. Staff were very nice. The pool is too open for my liking. People in the restaurant can see you as can people on the footpath.No free wifi in the room. The cleaners left our door open after they left and we were not there! Luckily nothing went missing.

Room Tip: Get a high floor facing the water.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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alice springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I found the Mantra a fantastic place to stay, particularly if you get a balcony view room overlooking the Harbour as we did. Bright, fresh feel, not at all like a hotel room, good kitchen, friendly, efficient staff and walking distance to Mitchell street and with a beautiful Park over the road perfect for walking, jogging or just relaxing

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2013

This hotel is in a very convenient location for access to all types of shopping requirements and also opposite the fantastic park overlooking the harbour.
We spent 4 nights twice and found both stays which were a month apart equally excellent for service, helpful staff, size and cleanliness of rooms and quietness for sleeping . It also has an excellent pool and surrounds which is so refreshing after a day of heat and humidity.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Stayed in the hotel for 1 night only due to business. I've stayed several times in the same area for short stays before and I'd say this hotel is comparable to the others in the area. It's functional, clean and located centrally. I had a good view of the harbour, but no balcony which was OK as I only stayed 1 night after all (room next to mine had one). I was on the 6th floor and heard no noise. The bathroom is clean and shower good. Iphone charger in the room. There's a couple of free internet PCs in the foyer. Staff I encountered were friendly and efficient.
Do I have any complaints? No, not really, except it could do with a makeover. I'd stay there again for a night or two, but I'm sure there's better hotels in Darwin if you need to stay longer and want more holiday facilities.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Must admit when I read the posted tripadvisor reviews I became confused about the standard of Darwin accommodation. I chose Mantra because I find them tried and tested. To our delight we have a great room, harbor view apartment, fabulous staff, clean. Whilst breakfast doesn't vary at all that's no concern. In all a great hotel, good location

Room Tip: Harbor view apartment
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dave Pearson I, Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear ChrisandKaren_11,
Many thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your positve comments. It's great to read that you enjoyed the experience overall and we do hope that you will visit us again soon.
Kind regards
Dave Pearson
Manager
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Additional Information about Mantra on the Esplanade

Property: Mantra on the Esplanade
Address: 88 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia (Formerly Saville Park Suites Darwin)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
#3 Romantic Hotel in Darwin
#9 Business Hotel in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra on the Esplanade 4.5*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin's CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. Accommodation options include 64 hotel rooms, plus 140 one, two and three bedroom apartments, all designed to reflect the local tropical style and comfortably casual laid-back ambience. Apartments also feature a large private balcony, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry and the convenience of an in-room office in selected apartments, providing modem and facsimile plus ISD/STD direct dial phones and voice mail message services. Mantra on the Esplanade offers 24 hour reception, 24 hour room service, concierge, outdoor pool, beauty salon, same day laundry service (excluding Sunday), business and secretarial services, tour desk and foreign exchange desk. Business guests can choose from two conference rooms, Bathurst and Melville rooms, accommodating up to 50 delegates. Telegraph Eating House & Bar is conveniently located within the hotel and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Featuring an alfresco dining area, guests can relax and enjoy a variety of dishes and a host of cold beverages to choose from.Mantra on the Esplanade is an ideal accommodation choice for travellers and perfect for people relocating to the Northern Territory or those on a long stay work assignment. Leisure travellers will enjoy the hotel as a base to explore the Territory's lively capital city and a host of stunning natural tourist attractions, all located within close proximity to Mantra on the Esplanade. Short and long-term rates are available. ... more   less 
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