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“Inner city comfort” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mantra on Little Bourke

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Mantra on Little Bourke
Ranked #51 of 156 Hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Inner city comfort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A great location and space to burn in this suite hotel - ideal for longer stays than my one night. Friendly staff - and a cosy bar and restaurant if the nearby options to drink and eat (and there are many) don't lure you out despite the cold!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Overall room clean and comfy and staff polite but air conditioning terrible....hot hot hot even after we rang to have it fixed which it wasn't .
Also our suite was at the end of the hall tucked away behind the cleaners room/ storage area and there was an disused water fountain that was extremely dirty and rusty and as a cleaner must have passed it every day and never cleaned it then perhaps that reflects on the cleaning habits for the rooms. A bad attention to detail that reflects overall on the hotels standards.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We have just stayed at the Mantra on Little Bourke Street this past weekend. Although it is extremely central to the city and trams etc. it is not one of the best hotels I have stayed in although the staff are friendly.

The rooms are generously sized and the bed very comfortable. We had a king bed. My only gripe would be that the bath towels were way past their sell by date as they were grey and very thin and if you are bigger than a size 14 you will not fit in the shower door. The lighting in the room is not fantastic and not helpful that you cannot switch the room light on from the door as you enter. I think the whole hotel needs a revamp it is rather tired.

The restaurant downstairs did not seem to be open very often but there are loads of fabulous places around to get a coffee or food.

On the whole not bad and was good value as we had a flight and hotel package. We would certainly look at staying here again for just a weekend if we could get the same deal.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MelanieSD
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I booked one night at the Mantra as a gift to my partner (we live in the melbourne suburbs). We stayed in the executive suite with King Size bed. The room was surprisingly spacious and very clean. We didn’t spend a lot of time in the room, instead spending most of the evening on hardware lane which is very close by with lots of lovely restaurants and bars.
The service we received was excellent. The girl at check-in was exceptionally friendly and helpful (it was my first time booking a hotel!) and explained as part of the package I bought we would be entitled to two-for-one breakfast, which I was advised could be had as room service. At check-out a different staff member advised this wasn’t the case and had a bit of an attitude about not being able to do anything. This left me with a pretty bad impression of the hotel after having been so happy with all other aspects.
I left some feedback on the mantra website and was promptly contacted by a manager, Andre, who was incredibly kind and helpful, sympathised with my position and even offered to provide a refund for the breakfast.
All in all, I was very happy with my stay. Good location, nice affordable rooms, and as it turns out, service that goes above and beyond!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ashleigh C
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Malmo, Sweden
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125 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the mantra on little bourke street for a long weekend in late april. Everything within the cbd is within walking distance, including hardware lane where there were plenty of great brunch places. The rooms were huge, and look to have been renovated at some stage, but the rooms could be at risk of looking tired in the coming years. The wifi was extortionately priced which was a turn-off, otherwise an easly base for a great melbourne weekend.

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Launceston, Australia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

It was our first stay at the Mantra and we were very pleasantly surprised.
Room was lovely, lighting a little bit poor, but bed beautiful and comfortable.
Very clean, staff pleasant, good position. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank 425Marg
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Adelaide, Australia
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101 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Great stay and very helpful staff. We asked the concierge to print our boarding passes for our flight and it was done efficiently with a smile. He also kindly booked our taxi for the next morning. Great location for shopping, eating, and getting around. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Eugenia W
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Additional Information about Mantra on Little Bourke

Property: Mantra on Little Bourke
Address: 471 Little Bourke St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#64 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#71 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra on Little Bourke 4.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Little Bourke Melbourne is truly Melbourne's best kept secret. Centrally located in Melbourne's CBD it allows guests quick, easy access to premium local attractions including boutique shopping, famous eat streets and a host of cultural experiences including the Melbourne Art gallery, Melbourne Museum and the landmark Federation Square. Offering a choice of spacious accommodation ranging from studio suites to two bedroom apartments, Mantra on Little Bourke boasts all the comforts of home including lounge and dining areas, kitchenettes, cable TV, in-house movies and air conditioning. Please note Mantra on Little Bourke has limited suites available with washing machines & dryers. Requests can be made at time of reservation, but cannot be guaranteed. Guests also benefit from a host of helpful hotel services such as 24 hour reception and room service, daily housekeeping, concierge assistance, valet service, undercover parking and more. Alibi Kitchen & Bar is located downstairs in Mantra on Little Bourke and offers exceptional food and service. Open seven days for breakfast and dinner and for lunch Monday to Friday. Corporate travellers will find Mantra on Little Bourke a comfortable and convenient base from which to conduct business. Universally famous for multicultural dining, vibrant night-life, boutique shopping and a thriving art culture, Melbourne is a popular destination, appealing to both business and leisure travellers. ... more   less 
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