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“Scenic, quiet top floor”
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Mantra on Frome
Ranked #16 of 56 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I stayed with 6 other friends in a 3 bedroom top floor corner apartment. I reckon it was the best room of Mantra, with more view of Adelaide CBD and its high rising buildings. Although I slept at the living room's sofa bed near the windows facing the street, I was able to sleep through the night very well, being a light sleeper. The dining area was a perfect spot to play some games until midnight, which we did. I was amazed to see a separate laundry room and a dishwasher in the kitchen; only to realise it was a serviced apartment, not a hotel room. I was tired that day, obviously.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear Ivettainaray,

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the feedback about your stay with us at the Mantra on Frome. It is always nice to see positive feedback regarding guest's experiences.

We look forward to welcoming you all back in the not too distant future.

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Daniel Ap-Thomas
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We recently stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment at Mantra on Frome and were extremely happy with the accommodation and service. We could not fault the unit, and four girls were more than comfortable, and the service from all staff was exception.

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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear macster03

Thank you for your glowing review about your stay at Mantra on Frome.
We do pride ourselves on our service and I am pleased that you found all the staff exceptional.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another girls weekend in the not too distant future.

Warmest Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The location is perfect but at what price. On checking in we were told the carpark was full. After insisting that we had booked a space, we were allowed to park below to find the carpark almost empty. The 2brm apartment is very cosy for 5 people. Couch seating for 3.5 and a dining table for 4.

On the suggestion of reviews I had read, we requested a high room away from the street. We got the 2nd floor and if you open the curtains you have office workers looking in on you. It's also very dark with no natural light to the lounge kitchen area.

We also love the blower vac that goes off in the street below at 6.30am so don't hope for a sleep in!

The rooms currently have no alcohol as they are negotiating their in room servicing. If you feel like an alcoholic beverage after a long day of driving, bring them from home because finding a bottle shop can also prove difficult.

Overall, don't try to fit a family of 5 in a 2 brm and don't expect a restful nights sleep or to be able to eat breakfast on site. Other than that, the location is great.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear CollinsFamilyofFive,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. Please accept my apologies in regards to your experience with us. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations when it came to the list below. When it comes to car parking, all spots are pre booked and even if it seems empty at the time, guest do come and go all day long.

I appreciate your comments in regards to the blower vac, but as this is an Adelaide Council Incentive to keep our streets clean it is completely out of our control.

If the opportunity ever arises, we would love to welcome you and your family back.

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Daniel Ap-Thomas
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed at the Mantra on Frome for 4 nights June 2013. The location is perfect just off the East End of Rundle Street and a 5 minute walk to the main Rundle Mall and city areas.

We had a 2 bedroom apartment which was fully equipped with one Queen bed and 2 singles. Kitchen/dining/lounge area was large and roomy enough for 3 people. Located on the 5th (top) floor of the complex, the room included a small balcony that was handy for allowing fresh air in. Tv with foxtel, tea/coffee supplies and fully equipped kitchen gives you the choice to stay in for dinner if you wish.

The restaurant on the ground floor no longer serves breakfast (not a part of the Mantra business) and so $10 breakfast packs are included in the fridge with juice, cereal, pastries etc. Room service is available should you wish, and reception is there 24/7.

If I was to be critical, it would only be that the bathrooms could do with an upgrade. Water pressure was low, however overall the bathroom was large and more than adequate.

We felt we had jagged a true gem on our first visit to Adelaide, and will stay again should we return.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Dear Troiboi,

Thank you for Trip Advisor review about your stay at Mantra on Frome. It is always nice to hear positive feedback like this. I would like to also thank you for the additional photos that are now a part of our portfolio.

It is also nice to hear that we were in close proximity to all your requirements and you consider us to being a true gem of a Hotel. In saying this we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Two nights here for a "date weekend" with my wife in our home town. A great location to be able to wander off to the Torrens Linear Park, the many eateries of the West End and shopping precincts of Rundle Mall.

The room on the 3rd floor overlooking the street had a little balcony too. The smallish but cosy and well laid out room had a semi separate bedroom that had cavity slider doors so while I slept in, my wife could be up and about. Also kept the morning raffic noise out, but being a Sunday it was pretty quiet anyway.

This is actually the cleanest room ever. I usually put shampoo bottles etc up onthe shower cubicle if thre is a ledge. Theres usually a build up of dust/moisture up there but this was totally clean. SO that promtped me to go looking.. on top of tile edge, behind the loo.. nope.. the cleaners here actually clean the spots usually overlooked.. wow! well done

Reception staff were friendly , chatty and helpful. Good security with room card needed to operate lift. I got a nice price by booking 2 nights a month or so ahead on Wotif or siimilar.

The little nook off the bathroom had a sink, microwave and food prep bench top. It and the bathroom were a little tight for opening and closing doors, cupboards but nothnig to be concerned about.

A great place to stay.

Room Tip: Our 3rd floor west facing room was fine. Can hear traffic but it's not bad. Monday morn traffic...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Dear Andydownunder,

Thank you for your glowing review about your stay at Mantra on Frome. It is always nice to hear positive feedback like this and I will ensure to pass this feedback onto the Department Managers.

I would like to also thank you for the positive comments regarding the Security. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the not too distant future.

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Daniel Ap-Thomas
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed for one night in Hotel. Great cbd location one block from East End restaurants. Quiet street and you can easily walk to Universities, Rundle Msll, river, shopping. Only downsize it has restaurant downstairs for lunch and dinner but not breakfast so you need to walk to another mantra hotel nearby or Rundle Mall. Dis have a breakie pack of juice and cereal in fridge for purchase.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Dear Dora23,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Mantra on Frome.
It is always nice to hear positive feedback especially when we are located in the close proximity to all your requirements. I would also like to thank you for the feedback regarding the restaurant. Although this is out of our hands, I will ensure to pass this information on to the owner.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Warmest Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The room was delightful - spacious and modern. It was well equipped with everything you could need, including the latest magazines to browse. The location is perfect with great restaurants and movie theatres just a short stroll away. The staff we're impeccably polite and helpful. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Dear Amanda M,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Mantra on Frome.
It is always nice to hear positive feedback especially when we are located in the close proximity to all your requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Warmest Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
General Manager

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Address: 88 Frome St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Adelaide
#12 Romantic Hotel in Adelaide
#14 Business Hotel in Adelaide
#15 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range: $95 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Frome 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Frome is a spacious, apartment style hotel situated in the heart of Adelaide's East End cafe precinct. The perfect location for business or leisure travellers, the hotel is just moments away from Adelaide's CBD, Rundle Mall shopping precinct, theatres, entertainment and dining. The hotel is also minutes away from the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, Central Markets and Adelaide City Swim & Gym. Styled to meet the needs of both leisure and business travellers, Mantra on Frome offers a selection of Studio or One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments. All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable television and in-house movies. To ensure your stay at Mantra on Frome is comfortable, the helpful team is available via the 24 hour reception desk. A tour desk, room service, secure undercover parking, same day laundry and dry cleaning service, babysitting and secretarial services are also available as well as in-room massage on request. Parking is subject to availability and needs to be pre-booked. Alternate offsite parking available ($20 per vehicle per night). ... more   less 
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