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“Clean, character, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mantra on Frome

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Mantra on Frome
Ranked #14 of 57 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Clean, character, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Family of 5 stayed in 2 BR apartment. Apartment provided a good base for us spending 3 nights in Adelaide. Parking was available for a cost of about $15-20/night but need to book in advance (though able to use parking a block away if needed - we did this for the first night). Apartment was small for 5 of us and we all had to share one bathroom - but we didn't mind for 3 nights. It was good value, considering it was clean, had character and was in the cbd.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Jonathan L,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. I would like to thank you for your comments in regarding to the parking as this helps us educate the readers what to do in advance. It is also nice to hear that we were close proximity to all your requirements and we were value for money.

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

Kind Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

The rooms are comfortable and modern. The bathroom is up to date and clean. The reception desk was extremely helpfull. Most of all, you are in the middle of the city and a walking distance to the buzz. Great value!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank Peter V
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Peter,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Mantra on Frome. We do pride ourselves on our service and I am pleased that you found all the staff friendly and helpful. It’s also great to hear that we were located in close proximity to all your requirements.

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

Kind Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we stayed there. This time we stayed in a three bedroom apartment. It had 2 reasonable sized bedrooms and 1 smallish bedroom, ensuite and a bathroom. Living room and dining room are spacious enough for the 6 of us. Bathroom had mould, other than that all reasonably clean.

Friendly and helpful staff at front desk. Parking in the basement was convenient. I would recommend to book in advance.

Excellent location. We walked to most of places like supermarkets, Rundle Mall, zoo, museum and art gallary, even Chinatown was only about 15 min walk.

Andre's Cucina & Polenta Bar downstairs had excellent food, the banquet meal was fantastic! Highly recommend.

Overall, the stay was pleasant.

Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank caz_melb
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear caz_melb,

Thank you for your review about your stay at Mantra on Frome. It is rare for us to get feedback on the 3 bedrooms and appreciate your comments. We have chased up on your comment about the mould and found it to be the wrong colour grouting recently used, which has been scheduled to be rectified this month. Also I would like to thank you for the remaining feedback as many people are not aware how close Mantra on Frome truly is to everything within the CBD.

On behalf of the team at Mantra on Frome, we look forward to welcoming you back for your 3rd stay.

Kind Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
General Manager
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had booked a one bedroom apartment for an overnight stay and was surprised to be given a two bedroom. There was plenty of living space all around the apartment, and i can imagine it would be suitable for families or couples staying together.

I resided in the main bedroom which was very spacious and more than enough for my overnight stay. The window in this room is actually decorative as the view goes out into the corridor, so naturally i would have preferred non-transparent curtains for the sake of privacy.

There was a quaint little balcony too but the views away from the street are nothing to write home about as you're looking into the adjacent buildings.

The building and furnishings are clean and in decent shape, but everything feels a bit tired and more suited to the taste of decades past. But the city of Adelaide itself is quite dated compared to Melbourne and even Perth, so viewed in context it is probably up to standard.

Location-wise, it is a good stroll from the main shopping areas but there are enough distractions on the way to keep you occupied if you choose to get around on foot.

Overall, I was satisfied with my stay and the apartment provided all the amenities and living space i desired. This is standard accomodation without much to write home about. It does the job, but you won't reminisce about it after your stay is over.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Edward H,

Thank you for your review about your stay in one of our 2 bedroom apartments. Really appreciate the additional photos to our portfolio; it’s nice to get a different angle from the guest experience. I’d also like to thank you for the in depth feedback regarding the facilities. Please note that I’m glad we were close to all your needs and hope we have an opportunity to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Daniel Ap-Thomas
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Werribee, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

This hotel is in a great location just one block walk to main shopping area of Rundle St Mall, very convenient to Zoo and various other attractions. Lack of on site breakfast is easily overcome utilising the kitchen and facilities in room. Car parking is below in the basement but MUST be pre booked there is not a lot of it, travellers with large cars may find it a little tight but certainly doable. Great customer service even down to maps directions and additional bookings for other travellers who joined us. We stayed in a 2 bdr apartment with 2 children on the Grenfel St end of the property on level 5 and found no issue with noise at all.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Trav7819
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Trav7819

Thank you for your honest review about your stay at Mantra on Frome. I’m so glad your family enjoyed the stay. It’s so nice to hear about my staff being friendly / happy and even helpful with all your needs. Thank you for your advice to others reading your trip entry regarding the car parking situation. It is always preferred that people book prior to their arrival to ensure they secure a spot beneath the building.

On behalf of the Mantra on Frome crew, thank you and we look forward to welcoming your family back here next time.

Warmest Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
General Manager
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South Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Mantra on Frome for 4 nights in early June. We found it surprisingly quiet for such a central location. The apartment was excellent, very comfortable, the bed excellent and found the staff to be very welcoming. A special mention for Criena at the desk, she was so helpful and friendly. The Mantra on Frome is now our favorite place to stay in the city.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Banksiagirl,

Thank you for your glowing review about your stay at Mantra on Frome. It is always nice to hear positive feedback like this and especially when individuals step up and provide that extra mile. I will ensure to pass it onto Creina in reception.

I would also like to thank you for your comments regarding Frome being your “Favourite Place” as this is what we have been striving towards as a Mantra group – To Become the Favourite.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back next time your down in Adelaide

Warmest Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
General Manager
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We found the city wonderfully friendly and the hotel staff made our stay trouble free and thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks Catherine and Marshall.
It is extremely well located being close to Rundle Mall, a variety of restaurants and the Botanical gardens.
The bed was comfortable and great to have reading lights by the bed.
The layout of the room was fine.

We would love to return to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel A, General Manager at Mantra on Frome, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear SBPB2014 ,

Thank you for your glowing review about your stay at Mantra on Frome. Feedback like this makes it all worth it. I will ensure to pass on the feedback to the staff that were involved in making your stay memorable. On behalf of the team at Frome; we look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay.

Warmest Regards

Daniel Ap-Thomas
General Manager
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Property: Mantra on Frome
Address: 88 Frome St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
#14 Business Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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