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Mantra Amphora
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Palm Cove
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Incredible Trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

After my son finished a semester abroad at U of Queensland, we traveled together for a couple of weeks. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment from 11/24-11/29. The reception staff were very helpful, kind and informative and the apartment was large, spacious, and clean. The pool was beautiful and their were plenty of places to eat along the Esplanade. I recommend the breakfast at Pete's Place, it was delicious and inexpensive. There was also a beer and wine store within walking distance which was helpful since the drinks are rather pricey in some of the restaurants. The only thing I would do differently if going back to this area would be to rent a car. The roads are rather easy to get around and while public transportation is easily accessible it would have made it easier to get to a grocery store and/or sightsee. I highly recommend Mantra Amphora as well as the Palm Cove area!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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General M, Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Hello romo124,

It is great to know that you have fully enjoyed your time away from home.
Thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to Mantra Amphora very soon.

Kinds Regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at Mantra Amphora for 5 nights. Reception staff were very friendly and didn't seem to mind having us ask a million questions! They were very helpful.
We had a one bedroom apartment which was excellent, apart from the geckos visiting our room once in a while, and our air con in the main room decided to break down after a couple days.
Pool area and the pool itself is fantastic, great place to chill out, although I was a little disappointed when I discovered no bar at the pool.

Overall a great place, very family friendly, very central in Palm Cove and easy to get around. Would highly recommend Mantra and Palm Cove, and will definitely be travelling back :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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General M, Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Hello Dannii_Maree,

It is great to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Mantra Amphora. I apologise for the maintenance issues you experienced throughout your stay. Please let us know when you are in the region again and we will be more than happy to welcome you back to Cairns.

Kind regards,
Mantra Amphora
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Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Checked in for three nights into a dual key two bedroom apartment, the room was immaculate, very clean, modern and with a fantastic view overlooking the pool. The hotel is right in the middle of the Palm Cove esplanade. The pool is central to all the apartments, however could have been a touch cleaner. Would stay here again for sure.

Stayed January 2014
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General M, Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Hello PAJamesy,

Thank you for your recent feedback, it is great to know that you have enjoyed the time at Mantra Amphora. I apologise if our rooms were not up to your standard of cleanliness and I assure you that we have taken your comments into consideration.

We really appreciated your comments and hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Mantra Amphora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bed apartment from 25th Dec 2013 - 30 Jan 2013. When we flew in from Perth on Christmas Day and Reception was not open,however we were given good directions on location of our apartment and parking and our apartment was well prepared for our arrival even had air-conditioning turned on.
The undercover parking was good and plentiful and we had no problems finding a bay close to our apartment for the duration of our stay.
The apartment was extremely spacious,airy and bright and was spotless on arrival. A small welcome pack of essentials was provided, including tea, coffee, milk, dish washing liquid, dishwasher tablets and toiletries. however we are used to apartment style holidays and were prepared having packed a small supply of coffee, tea, sugar, UHT milk and dishwasher tablets with us, so provision of a starter pack of supplies was a surprise as they are not normally provided in apartments we have stayed in previously.
The bedrooms, 2 king, were large and well appointed and beds and pillows are very comfortable. There is plenty of storage in wardrobes with good hanging space and shelves. Both the kitchen and bathrooms are well appointed and spotlessly clean (and we are very fussy about cleanliness and beds).
The location is excellent and having stayed in Palm Cove previously at another establishment we selected this hotel because of the convenient beachfront location. We were on the 2nd level overlooking the pool which was convenient and the ramp from the parking area to room meant only carrying luggage up one flight of steps - again knowing the premises we had requested a room on a lower level, not too difficult a task even for oldies like us.
The pool was lovely, water just the right temperature for us and open till 9pm at night, however we did note that people ignored the request not to take glass into the pool area and can only hope if they had broken any glass they would have been charged the costs for draining, cleaning out the glass and refilling the pool. Plastic drink ware was provided for pool use along with pool towels. We expected a room overlooking the pool to be noisy however it was very peaceful with no noise whatsoever.
The staff at Amphora were lovely and for our own convenience we pre-paid before leaving home so check in on Boxing Day was quick and easy, Check out was also troublefree.
There is an abundance of eateries along Williams Esplanade and the meals at Pete's place were excellent and inexpensive between $9 and $11 for a good cooked breakfast depending on choices and an excellent meal of barramundi for $22. Well worth trying.
The is a local supermarket, however we are familiar with the surrounding area and chose to shop at Coles in the nearby Clifton Village Shopping Centre only minutes away by car.
Palm Beach is pristine and one of the most clean and beautiful beaches I have seen in FNQ and probably has the best facilities of all the Northern Beaches.
As mentioned both my husband, son and self are very fussy travellers and could not fault the Amphora and will most certainly stay here again and have already recommended it to friends.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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General M, Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Hello Balilass,

Thank you so very much for your review. It is pleasing to read that you found our service and facilities to be exceptional.
Our team works hard every day to provide exceptional service as well as presenting a clean and comfortable property for all our guests.

We could not be happier to receive such great comments from a guest that stayed at Mantra Amphora. It will certainly serve as an encouragement to all staff to read your feedback.

Again I thank you for your comments and hope that we can welcome you back to Cairns in the near future.

Your sincerely,
Mantra Amphora
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a dual key of two apartments for family of four. We had the sea view at front which was excellent and having booked on the stay longer deal it was good value and a great place to take in Palm Cove and the surrounds. The pool was huge and a great place in the morning before breakfast and the noisy kids invaded. One thing we noticed was the lack of a gym on site which was a bit if a surprise, and the the wifi charges were exorbitant. Also the day spa has closed down which was a bummer for my wife and daughters but saved me a bundle.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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General M, Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Hello Simmos16,

Thank you for your recent feedback, it is great to know that you have enjoyed the time at Mantra Amphora. We really appreciated your comments and hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Mantra Amphora
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We visited as a family of 4 (kids 9 & 11) and got the dual room option in which there was full kitchen, big flat screen and king bed in our apartment, joining the kids room that had own bathroom and big tv. They also had a full sized spa bath. Quality was excellent, modern. Air con as well as fans. Great balconies overlooking the pool. We couldn't have asked for more. Brilliant pool with pool noodles and balls. we loved palm cove and were very happy with mantra.

Stayed December 2013
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General M, General Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Melfamily,

thank you so much for your recent feedback. It is nice to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed Palm Cove and the hospitality of Mantra Amphora.
We hope to see you again soon.

Yours Sincerely,
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We are stayed here in a 2 bedroom apartment on the third floor with no elevator or help to get the luggage up.
Seeing that the stay was during xmas it was of course packed. When we booked I called to make sure we could park our car however the car park was full on xmas day and 2 spaces were only used by people parking their trailers. We had to park at the street and when advising staff they said nothing they could do about it. The kitchen was stocked with the bare necessities. Unfortunately for 4 people only a tiny 100ml container of milk is not nearly enough; nor is 2 green tea bags.
Bathroom was only wiped over not cleaned.
On a positive note: the pool area is beautiful even though pool water was too warm and people were drinking alcohol in glassware by the pool and smoking, again we advised staff and nothing was done about it.
As well the service at check in and check out was lovely.
Additionally, I assume we were particularly unlucky as the room next door appeared to be owner occupied and they were smoking in their room and had incense sticks going 24/7. Yuck.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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General M, General Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Travel_and_try,

Thank you for your recent feedback and I am sorry that your stay did not fully meet your expectations.

It is very disappointing to read that you felt that the cleaning was not up to standard.
I sincerely apologise and have forwarded your comments to our Executive Housekeeping Manager to review immediately.
We would have welcomed the opportunity to receive such comments during your stay which would have enabled us to rectify and discuss same with the team that serviced this room upon your arrival.
At that time we would have also been able to advise you that any additional supplies for the room are provided free of charge via reception if needed.
A system that is welcomed by the majority of our guests, but I understand your disappointment if you have not been made aware of this by your agent.

I really appreciate your comments and would like to invite you to contact us directly to discuss your comments further.

Kind regards,
General Manager
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Property: Mantra Amphora
Address: 49-63 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Amphora)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Cove
#7 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
#8 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Amphora 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unit 531 is a privately owned apartment within the Mantra Amphors Palm Cove resort. It has recently been renovated and is beautifuully outfitted. The unit is one of the largest and most spacious units within the resort and has the top view, top hosts and is top value. There are two bedrooms - each with their own bathroom (shower,toilet, b ath - spa bath in second bathroom0. The beds are very comfortable with all new linen. TV's in each bedroom. All linen (including pool towels) and cleaning included in the rental. Lof longer stays unit is serviced once a week. The living, kitchen area is a feature of the unit. Full kitchen facilities with new stove, cooktop, fridge. There is a microwave, dishwasher and in the secluded laundry a new washing machine and dryer. The cultery and crockery is all new as are most of the cooking utensils. Second unit has a bar fridge and microwave. The living room has a dining setting and large couch for relaxing and watching the new 55" TV. There is also a new leather sofa. The living room has a private balcony with the best view of the pool. There is a new BBQ on the balcony and an outdoor setting. The second bedroom hs its own balcony overlooking the mountains. The unit will suit a family or two couples. We have the best references of any unit at the Mantra! Enjoy an early morning dip in the tranquil Coral Sea directly opposite the resort or meander your way around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Spend some time relaxing in the award winning swimming lagoon and spa which features many coves and nooks shaded by massive palm trees. Located on Williams Esplanade, on the waterfront, Mantra Amphora is just minutes away from some of the best restaurants in Tropical North Queensland. Wander the stretch of Palm Cove Esplanade to discover a chic range of restaurants and cocktail bars suitable for couples and families. At the front of the resort, guests will find Vivo Bar and Grill. Vivo offers guests Italian inspired food mixed with subtle tastes of the tropics. ... more   less 
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