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Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie
Ranked #8 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Certificate of Excellence
Gosford, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“not quite what we were after”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband and I booked a precious weekend away and decided on the mantra due to thier great reputation. And who wouldn't love a romantic spa for two on the balcony. Unfortunately the spa's are located on the first floor with a view on to the street and shops (read old abandoned shopping centre) below. Not exactly the most romantic setting.
That being said, the room itself was spacious and the fittings were excellent , the bed was huge and the topdeck bbq and pool is exactly like the pictures. The privacy/view issue with the balcony would be easily fixed with some plants or a screen, and such simple measures would change my rating from 3 to 5. It is about 2 blocks away from the water, which may be a consideration for some, but easy walking distance to everything.
Management were very helpful with relocating us when requested, but I would still advise booking higher level accomodation (level 2 or above)

Room Tip: Top levels all the way.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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LuisaLloyd, Owner at Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay with us. We are sorry that we could not meet your expectations on this occasion.
Our hydro spa rooms have to be located on the first floor due to the size of the balconies to hold the spas, and unfortunately they do face out to the street. We have taken on board your comments regarding the privacy/view issue, and will certainly look into this.

We do hope to welcome you back to Mantra Quayside on another occasion, perhaps with a river view on the 3rd floor.

Kind Regards
Luisa Lloyd
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Grafton, Australia
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great stay, value for money. Room was clean and good, all ammenities included to make your stay pleasant, wifi, foxtell, dvd player, small but inclusive kitchenette, coffee plunger with ground coffee supplied, good variety of twinings tea, nice view. The amenities were great used them all, gym, sauna and heated pool, all on the rooftop in a pleasant surrounding. BBQ with all the accessories supplied, just cross the road to the fishing co-op and fresh local fish cooked on the BBQ with a few beers. With the friendly and helpful staff I would recommend this hotel. We'll be back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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LuisaLloyd, Owner at Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your wonderful detailed feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and all of our amenities. Your feedback is very important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to do it. We hope to welcome you back at Mantra Quayside again soon.

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Luisa Lloyd
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Wingham, Australia
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

we have stayed at a few places throughout the year so hadn't stopped here for a while so were happy to go back for a visit, cleanliness (the sheets smelt & felt so clean & fresh), pleasant staff and position all stood out from the other places we stayed during the year and most of those places were even more upmarket. Although we have always enjoyed our stays we even found improvements, firstly owners are replacing lounges they are much better, I use to have trouble getting out of the old ones. Also on the nightclub side of the mantra they have double glazed the windows. This has made an unbelievable difference, the 1st morning I didn't wake till 10am and that is something I never do as I am a light sleep. Thank you Mantra Quayside for these improvement made our stay even better then our previous enjoyable stays. The hydro spas on the balconies are fantastic and we have not found this service elsewhere. Nice, warm and so relaxing even on freezing cold nights. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kristy W, General Manager at Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Polley family,

It is always our pleasure to have you stay. Thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy to see that you noticed our improvements, our aim is to ensure our guests are comfortable and happy.

Thank you once again. The Mantra Quayside team look forward to seeing all of you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Luisa Lloyd
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Staff are lovely
rooms are super clean & the kitchenette is great!
Had a few issues with our tv - a quick phone call and the manager was up in no time fixing the issue.
Love the spa on the balcony!!!!!!!!!!!! have spent every night in it!
Austar TV, Comfy bed & the bathroom is a great size!

We will be back!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Belle410
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Kristy W, General Manager at Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay. It is always great to get detailed feedback. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Luisa Lloyd
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed there on the way up to the north coast and it was great! The staff were very friendly and always willing to help.
The rooms are really modern and clean and the hotel is close to the centre of town.
The only thing I would say is if possible ask for a room on the quieter side of the hotel as you tend to hear the cars coming into port Macquarie at night but overall really great - would stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank alanaj91
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Kristy W, General Manager at Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Mantra Quayside soon.

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Luisa Lloyd
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Staying there on a drive to Qld from Sydney - Stayed on way up and then back. Good value for money. Clean, convienent, new, good service. Ask for rooms that face the water. There middle rooms on level 2 or 3 have a wider street frontage and better views. The Thai restaurant was so and so - had Pizza from The Village Green - good. Highly recommend to travellers looking for a pit stop.

Room Tip: Get room 217.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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LuisaLloyd, Owner at Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mantra Quayside in the near future.

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Luisa Lloyd
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Bonny Hills
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Checked into Quayside Mantra last weekend checked in and went straight to the roof top for the sunset,I really enjoyed ouy stay, the roof top facilities which include a 25 metre pool, BBQ area, a gym and sauna,
The room was spacious and clean , Great location, close to shops and resturants, and friendly staff made for a great weekend
Sara

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sara R
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Kristy W, General Manager at Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Sara,

Thank you for your wonderful review, it is always a pleasure having you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards

Luisa Lloyd
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Property: Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie
Address: | Cnr William & Short Streets, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Port Macquarie
#6 Romantic Hotel in Port Macquarie
#7 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
#11 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#13 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Quayside Apartments Port Macquarie 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra Quayside, Port Macquarie is situated in the beautiful coastal town of Port Macquarie, offering quality accommodation just minutes walk from the shopping and dining hub of Horton Street. Featuring self-contained Studios and One and Two Bedroom Apartments, Mantra Quayside provides everything you need for a relaxed and stress-free North Coast holiday. Perfect for business people, a couples getaway or family holiday, Mantra Quayside Port Macquarie offers spacious, self-contained apartments all featuring a kitchenette or full kitchen facilities, air-conditioning, state-of-the-art home theatre system and balcony or patio, with some offering views over the Back Channel anchorage on Hastings River. Our relaxed and comfortable Port Macquarie resort features a rooftop pool and entertaining area with views over the waterfront, a fully equipped gym, sauna, sauna and direct access to shopping. Only a short stroll from Mantra Quayside Apartments you will find dynamic Horton Street which offers an abundance of cafes, restaurants, boutique stores, cinemas and the brand new Glasshouse theatre or take a scenic drive to the many wineries in the Greater Port Macquarie region ... more   less 
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