Stayed here on recent trip to Melbourne, based mainly on the great deal we got - $189 a night for a 2 bedroom apartment. I think the usual rate is somewhere nearer $300 a night.
The apartments are huge and clearly designed for longer stays. The rooms have recently been renovated and look good. Our apartment had a full kitchen (full size fridge, cook top, diswasher, sink, microwave, oven) complete with pans, etc, dining table to seat 6, 3-seater sofa, arm chair, TV, stereo with ipod dock, small balcony with view over Exhibition building. The apartment is easily big enough to accomodate 2 couples/4 people travelling together.
The bedrooms were adequately sized and the beds were comfortable. The rooms were absolutely immaculate in terms of cleanliness and presentation. I think housekeeping is doing a good job here.
The location is good, there is a well stocked convenience store right on the corner if you are self catering. As other travellers have noted the free City Circle tram does stop very near the hotel, although it should be noted that this free tram only runs during certain hours, I think 10am to 6pm? So if you are coming back later you will need to work out alternative transport or walk. Next time I would probably look for somewhere a bit more centrally located to the main shopping areas, however the location is very close to the theatre district.
Small points for the 'detail orientated' guest:
The ensuite in the 1st bedroom is a shower over bath type arrangement. The height of the bath off the ground is quite high, meaning you have to step up into it, and the shower fitting is fixed. My partner is 6 feet tall and literally had to kneel on the floor of the bath to get his head wet under the shower.
The second bathroom is a combined laundry/toilet/shower and is not technically an ensuite since the door is off the main room rather than the bedroom, although it is right next door to the 2nd bedroom. It wasn't advertised as an ensuite, I am just making this point in case other travellers are curious about the apartment layout.
One of my travel companions had some difficulty closing the window in the 2nd bedroom - on closer inspection we discovered it spins through 360 degrees to shut. With the window open there was quite a bit of noise but with the window shut it was quiet. We didn't have any other issues with noise and the apartment was very quiet.
Overall we had a pleasant stay and would recommend to other travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mantra on the Park is centrally located in Melbourne's CBDminutes from theatres, fashionable restaurants and the famous shopping precinct offering spectacular views from private balconies of the beautiful Carlton Gardens or city skyline. Mantra on the Park is an apartment style property consisting of self-contained one and two bedroom apartments. Foxtel is also available in all apartments. Hotel facilities include a 24 hour reception desk, concierge and porter service, evening room service, valet laundry service and tour desk, indoor heated pool, sauna and gymnasium. Mantra on the Park also offers an onsite dining venue, The Terrace Restaurant Bar and Grill which offers full buffet breakfast daily, a la carte dinner, all day room service, coffee, light meals and snacks. We also offer the convenience of a full minibar in all apartments. *Please be advised parking fees will increase to $33 from 1st January, 2018 ... more less
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