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Mantra on Little Bourke
Ranked #28 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cairns, Australia
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ideal location”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Hotel is very local for all shops, attractions and restaurants. Room was as described on website and as expected. Only downside to room was the loud air conditioning unit, as we were on tenth floor it was in the roof space. Reported this to reception and maintenance guy came promptly bit nothing he could do. Sounded like a jet engine all night so could only sleep with ear plugs in ears, shame that this let the stay down. Check in was hassle free and very friendly staff. Big thank you goes to Tim on reception who during our stay very kindly printed off boarding passes for return flight back to New Zealand. Tim was very friendly and helpful. Overall nice place to stay, would stay again but not on tenth floor!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We only stayed one night at Mantra and felt that it was a reasonably good hotel. Our room seemed tired and not spatially well thought out, and for the price we were not sure that it was great value.

The service was really good though, with the people on the front desk very eager to help us out whenever we needed.

It is in a decent location, not too far from town or Southern Cross station which is helpful for short stays. Definitely recommend trying out the Spanish restaurant which is next door, as well as some other restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

My Husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary and had the rare opportunity of a night away. We booked this as a special deal and happened to mention it was for a special night away. We were delighted to be informed by the efficient and friendly check-in staff that we had our room upgraded to an apartment on level 10. The room was comfortable and very clean.

We had drinks at the bar during the extended happy hour as well as breakfast there the next morning. We had a 20% discount voucher for the restaurant as part of our stay; there seemed to be some confusion as we tried to redeem this and we feel we may have been charged the extra to our room...we will check our credit card when the statement arrives. That said,If this is the case, I am confident the matter will be sorted as staff are courteous, efficient and nothing is too much hassle.

We valet parked our car for $30 and would highly recommend the service. Even though the hotel was very busy as it was the long weekend, we were able to leave the car for an additional period the next morning.

We were very happy with every aspect of our stay; great, central location, fantastic rate, spacious, clean and comfortable accomodation and friendly staff.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had 2 nights at the hotel in Feb 14 . We had a room on level 10 which by the looks had been recently refurbished . Room was spacious , King Bed very comfortable , bathrooms clean and basic. Our friends had rooms on the lower levels and I must admit they look very tired . I think we were lucky as we booked early. Check in/Out no problems , found the hotel really central to everything . I would have no problems staying here again as long as I could get the newer rooms.

Room Tip: Asked for level 10 everything looked recently refurbished
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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The Bush
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I had a nice stay at the Mantra on Little Bourke. The price was fine and the room was large and comfortable, great amenities available and the velet parking was quick.
Now the nitty gritty part.
The carpets were old and well worn, there was no help with the baggage despite checking in and having the car ready to velet park.
I found my own luggage trolley, took it outside and loaded it myself then pushed it past reception to the elevator and into the room myself.
It was a quiet check in time and staff looking at my wife and I pushing the trolley.
Service is not what i would call "being offered"

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

A friend booked this for us and got an excellent rate for this hotel tucked away from all the action but also so close so can't complain too much.
Had no problems with the room and it was large with a super comfy bed and great blockout curtains.
No air con though so that would have been nice. Had drinks in the bar downstairs and service was good.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights at the Mantra. First room we checked into smelled like urine. When we complained they told us they could put in an airfreshener. The couch had a huge stain (from what I am not sure). The front desk then moved our room. We were on the 4th floor in a room tucked away next to the Plant Room, Communication Room, Laundry Room. There was a constant buzz that made it feel like you were staying on another planet. The shower had mold, towels were not replaced, the curtains were old and musty, beds were lumpy and not comfortable. Their was only one working elevator during our stay and the hallway on the 4th floor had huge stains down the hallway.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Andre W, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Little Bourke, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear Kristen B,
Thank you for your feedback. I was disappointed to hear of your dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of the rooms. This is certainly not up to our normal high standards, and I can assure you that steps have been taken to rectify these issues.
In regards to the corridor carpets, we are pleased to advise we are in the process of re-carpeting all of the hotels corridors, with our top floors having been already completed and more scheduled over the coming months. Our elevators are also gradually being replaced and I understand that one of the four has been taken out of service for that reason.
Kristen B, I apologise that your stay did not meet expectations and if you would like to discuss your stay with me further please contact me at anytime.
Warm Regards,
Andre
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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:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#64 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#72 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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