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“Good experience - recommended”
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Mantra on Jolimont
Ranked #92 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Ballarat, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Good experience - recommended”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Having read numerous reviews of the Mantra on Jolimont, not all of them positive, we decided to take the gamble and selected this hotel for a short stay. We made the right choice.
Look and feel of the hotel is appealing. Location is good - very close to MCG and not too far from CBD (short walk and two tram stops - line 75, or walk 300 meters to the free circle tramstop)
Room price is very reasonable, at least when you make use of one of their offers. Full breakfast is $22 at the moment of writing this review.
The rooms are currently being refurbished so you may be lucky or unlucky I guess: our room was in excellent condition and certainly not too small.
Items in minibar are overpriced (eg $5 for a small bag of chips) but not unlike other hotels. And you don't have to take them...
Minor point of criticism: at booking time we requested a room with a nice view (which we got) and information on how to reach the hotel with public transportation (which we did not get). As a result we had to walk a bit longer than had been necessary to find the hotel. Why not provide this information on their website?
All in all, a good experience. We will stay there again when in Melbourne and can certainly recommend it.

Room Tip: Our room (810) on the top floor facing north-west had a very nice view and was not noisy. Other side...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JolimontMGR, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. It was great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thanks to your comments we will certainly be looking at adding directions to the hotel via public transport to our website. We thank you for your comments, and look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in Melbourne.

Kind regards,
Dean Wilkinson
Front Office Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for the Linkin Park concert and thoroughy enjoyed it. We secured a studio room on a 7 day sale for $109 - what a bargain!

[+] Short walking distance to Rod Laver, AAMI Park, MCG etc
[+] Rooms well fitted out and clean
[+] Staff are excellent

[ -] No negatives to speak of.

Overall we were very pleased with our experience. I would definitely stay here again if we are visiting for a sporting or concert event.

Thanks MoJ see you again.

  • Stayed February 2013
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JolimontMGR, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. It was great to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Mantra on Jolimont.

Kind regards,
Dean Wilkinson
Front Office Manager
Mantra on Jolimont
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We found this very handy to Hisense Arena, Rod Lava and MCG and within walking distance to the city. We arrived and parked the car without any problem.
The room was clean and we were on the top floor and able to open the window that also gave us views over the city, we were not worried about the noise of trains etc comfortable beds. We would have used the restaurant but due to our concert booking times we were unable to eat there. Loved the walk through Fitzroy Gardens.

Room Tip: Higher floors, great views
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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JolimontMGR, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed the great view from your room. It was also great to read that our location suited your needs & it sounds like you had an enjoyable stay. Your feedback is very much appreciated & we hope to see you again when you next visit Melbourne.

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Dean Wilkinson
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Stayed on the highest floor with a city view. Do not do this. Train traffic to and from flinders street station is EXTREMELY loud and is as frequent as every 1-2 minutes - rattling of the train tracks and train horns. The room is clean and comfortable although very basic with a good but distant view of the city if you are able to look past the train tracks. When asking for a refund due to noise, we were denied our request due to 'creasing' on the bed where we had sat. Overall very basic hotel, close to the tennis although would not come again as is expensive for its quality and location.

  • Stayed February 2013
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JolimontMGR, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. It was disappointing to read your comments in relation to your room. It was also very surprising to read your comment in regards to the "distant view of the city". Considering we're only a 10 min. walk from the CBD, I don't think you can get a much closer view of Melbourne, unless you're in the city itself. Unfortunately large cities such as Melbourne do have multiple train lines, we apologise if this was an inconvenience to you. We can certainly allocate rooms away from this side of the building upon request when the reservation is made. In regards to a refund, as is the case with most hotels, we do have a cancellation policy in place. We thank you for your comments & apologise you didn't have a more enjoyable stay.
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Dean Wilkinson
Front Office Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This was our second stay at Jolimont. In terms of location it is good if you want easy access to the MCG and/or Rod Laver Arena. It is a short 5 to 10 minute walk into the CBD. There dont appear to be any close cafe's, so if you want your morning coffee fix your in trouble.
The rooms are very dated but clean, bathrooms just okay. Our airconditioner was not working at all but the staff were quick to get us a portable unit and a service technician was onsite the next day and had it fixed. The car park is a nightmare if you have a large 4WD. The pool is of a good size with Spa but it needs constand cleaning due to a couple of significvant trees that overhand it and continually drop their leaves into it.
You could stay at worse places.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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JolimontMGR, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank for your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. It was great to read that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. In regards to cafes for your morning coffee, our restaurant is open for breakfast 7 days & also do take away coffee. You may not have been aware that there are also two cafes within a 5 min walk from the hotel. Alternatively, as you say it's a short walk or tram ride to the CBD or East Melbourne shops. We apologise for your a/c problems, although I'm glad that this was fixed for you promptly. I'm glad you enjoyed our pool; it's certainly been very popular this summer. As you say, being an outdoor pool it needs constant cleaning, however the overhanging trees provide much needed shade to this area, as well as being beautiful trees to look at. We thank you for your feedback, it's very much appreciated. We hope to see you again next time you're in Melbourne.
Kind regards,
Dean Wilkinson
Front Office Manager
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed here during the Australian tennis open, it was perfect location for this, nice easy walk to the tennis centre. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was nice, some of the furniture was old but the beds were very comfy. The only problem we had was there no shops or cafes close by! We would stay here again. Staff was VERY helpful & friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 22ala44
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JolimontMGR, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. I'm glad our location suited your needs and was happy to read you received great service from our staff. In regards to cafes & shops in the area, you may not have been aware of some cafes in the immediate area. As well as our own restaurant, there are also a couple of cafes within 5 min walk from the hotel. There are also quite a few cafes & restaurants on Wellington Pde, all within 10 min walk. As far as retail shops go, it's a 3 min walk to the tram stop on Wellington Pde, and then a short tram ride to either the CBD, or Bridge Rd in Richmond. Hopefully this information helps you next time you stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards,
Dean Wilkinson
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Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a great location if going to MCG for an event. 5min walk and your there. Staff are great. We arrived very early and well before normal check in time. Nothing was a problem we could park the car and got into our room early which meant we could get to start of the cricket on time. They are currently doing some renovations and these are probably need to modernize the place a bit but all in all very happy with our stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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JolimontMGR, Front Office Manager at Mantra on Jolimont, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. I'm glad that we were able to help you with an early check-in & it sounds like you had an enjoyable experience. As you have stated, we're currently undergoing refurbishment of certain aspects of the room as required and this is ongoing. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Dean Wilkinson
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Property: Mantra on Jolimont
Address: 133 Jolimont Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#62 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#83 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Jolimont 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the sporting and cultural hub of leafy East Melbourne opposite iconic sporting venue the Melbourne Cricket Ground and walking distance from the CBD, Mantra on Jolimont is the definitive crowd pleaser for guests who value convenience and comfort. Ideal for business and leisure travellers alike, Mantra on Jolimont Melbourne offers the ultimate in flexibility with studio and one bedroom apartments that can interconnect to provide comfortable two bedroom accommodation. Reflecting the Mantra hallmarks of offering stylish decor, quality service and great locations, Mantra on Jolimont Melbourne combines the benefits of hotel services with freedom and flexibility befitting a private city apartment. All one bedroom apartments include lounge and dining areas and fully equipped kitchens to provide the ideal home away from home, while studios and one bedroom apartments share a laundry with washing machine and dryer and feature 32" LCD TVs, in-house movies and tea and coffee-making facilities. Guests of Mantra on Jolimont Melbourne enjoy fabulous services including 24-hour reception, room service, wireless internet access, babysitting, daily room servicing, car parking ( fee apply and spaces are subject to availability upon arrival)and foreign currency exchange. Guests can also splash out in the outdoor heated swimming pool, work out in the new fully equipped gymnasium or dine in the on-site restaurant which serves modern Australian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. From Mantra on Jolimont Melbourne guests are located close to some of the city's major sporting, entertainment and tourist attractions. The MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park and the Fitzroy Gardens are on the hotel's doorstep while Federation Square, National Art Gallery, World Trade Centre and Crown Casino are also within easy reach. Mantra on Jolimont Melbourne is a full non-smoking hotel. Car parking is an additional cost and is subject to availablity, not guaranteed. **Extremely limited car parking is available on site at Mantra on Jolimont at a cost of $25 per vehicle, per day. Spaces are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed under any circumstances. Your car may be moved to an off-site location when parking with us. Alternative self-parking options are available within a 10 minute walk from the property. ... more   less 
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