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Mantra Amphora
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Palm Cove
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Perth
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5 reviews
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“Family Friendly”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in November 2013 with our 16 month old son. The 2 bedroom apartment was fabulous and we were lucky enough to secure a ground floor apartment that overlooked the pool. The apartment was actually very well presented and great value for money. It was clean and the bed was comfier than some of the more expensive hotels that we stayed in!!!

It was great to have a laundry which meant we could travel slightly lighter and parking was never an issue either. The hotel is opposite the beach and located in a beautiful area. The pool was fabulous although a it more shade would have been nice as we constantly chased the shade for our son!

The staff were really very friendly and we couldn't fault the hotel at all. The restaurant at the front of the hotel overlooking the beach was exceptional too and so convenient for an early drink and dinner!

Thank you for a lovely stay!

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

Thank you for taking the time and writing about your recent experience at Mantra Amphora.
It was great to read about your experience in Cairns and knowing that you have enjoyed your time in Palm Cove to the fullest.
We are looking forward to welcoming back next time you are in FNQ.

Kind regards,
Mantra Amphora
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

In need for a holiday we spent 7 nights at the Mantra Amphora in Palm Cove. The setting was amazing, close to the restaurants, water and a nice walk down to the pier. Our communication when booking the one bedroom apartment was excellent and because we are in the industry was given a good price for our stay. Unfortunately the bed let the room down and we did not get the rest that we hoped for. The bed was a split king bed and must of been at least 10 years old. The air-conditioner in the bedroom was noisy and was only blowing air from the sides of the machine and not from the whole vented section at the front. This was unusual for a split system. The day of departure housekeeping knocked on the door at 9.55am to clean the room, when checkout was at 10.00am. It felt as though we were being forced out. Overall the weather was very kind to us, restaurants were fantastic but the accommodation was let down by lack of maintenance to the room which seems to be common in Mantra properties. I would however stay here again at this property but would not put up these problems again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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General M, Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Hello northeastvic,

Thank you for your recent feedback on Mantra Amphora.
We always appreciate constructive comments which help us to maintain and improve our standards

We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.

Yours Sincerely,
Mantra Amphora
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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,
Mantra Amphora
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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Property: Mantra Amphora
Address: 49-63 Williams Esp, 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: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra Amphora Resort is located on the spectacular waterfront of Palm Cove's palm-fringed beach at one of Tropical North Queensland's most sought-after destinations. Enjoy an early morning dip in the tranquil Coral Sea directly opposite the resort or bask in the tropical warmth beside the lagoon swimming pool with its many coves and nooks shaded by towering palm trees. Accommodation at Mantra Amphora Resort ranges from hotel rooms to self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments all with quality finishes and most featuring an indulgent spa bath. All rooms and apartments offer private balconies with garden or ocean views providing the perfect space to kick back and relax as the sun disappears and the moon lights up the sky. An ideal place to celebrate a nearby wedding, escape with the family or just take some time out, Mantra Amphora makes room for everyone. Wander the stretch of Palm Cove Esplanade to discover a chic range of restaurants and cocktail bars that will satisfy both discerning palates and family appetites, or dine at Vivo Bar and Brill which sits just next to the Mantra Amphora Resort and offers delicious Italian with subtle tropical flavours. Important information: Sunday 11 June 2017 - Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns – will involve changed traffic conditions. The Captain Cook Highway between the Cairns Airport and Port Douglas will be closed from 5.30am until 5.30pm due to the annual Cairns Airport Ironman Asia Pacific Championship. For more information visit cairnsadventurefestival com au. ... more   less 
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