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“Magnificent Mantra in Mooloolaba.”

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Mantra Mooloolaba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Mooloolaba
Certificate of Excellence
Lane Cove, Australia
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Magnificent Mantra in Mooloolaba.”
Reviewed May 16, 2009

This is a really great place to stay in Mooloolaba. We almost didn't stay here after reading some poor reviews but are happy we decided to take the punt. It has to be noted that these are really serviced apartments and not 5 star hotel rooms so there are signs of being lived in. If I owned the apartment we stayed in I would rip up the carpet and put in floorboards but a few stains on the carpet was not a great problem.The views are sensational, the location is second to none and the staff are great. We have two young children and found it very beneficial to be completely self contained and such a short walk to the beach and shops. The pool and spa are excellent too.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 25, 2009

There is no exception to the fact that this hotel is fit for demolition; complete with unhelpful staff, the most disappointing accommodation and of course, deplorable leisure facilities.
Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were greeted by what was to the best of my recollection a rather sour toad of a receptionist; who made it her every intention to screw up her face at my accent. After hauling a mere fourteen luggage bags up the elevator with no assistance from the staff, we were struck by what was in simple terms: disgust.
Having paid for a top floor apartment with sea views we were indeed provided with what we asked for. Yet I couldn't help but wonder, why am I paying a premium for this? The room before us was what you'd expect at a two star motel; hardly a 'Mantra' for good taste that's for sure.
The spa facilities were out of service and appeared to have been left abandonned from care and attention for God only knows how long.
Want slime and grime that'll cost far from a dime? Then this hotel could be the ideal location for you. Otherwise, it's fit for demolition! This hotel is a more of a disaster than a 'Mantra'. Save your hard earned savings, and go elsewhere!

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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eyemouth
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Reviewed April 10, 2009

The rooms were spacious,clean with a beautiful sea views.The pool was lovely ,clean and refreshing with a hot and cold spa at the pool perimeter.The hotel gardens were well tended with discreet barbecue and seating areas around the grounds.The foyer was large and spacious with a shopping area leading out onto the Esplanade.The receptionists were friendly and courteous as were all the hotel employees that we met.
We would certainly stay at the Mantra if we were back in Mooloolaba.

  • Stayed March 2009
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2009

We stayed at Mantra in a 1 bedroom apartment for 2 nights back in 2007. I was an average stay so I didn’t bother with a review. This time around it’s a different story.

We were married in Caloundra in November and being from Victoria, were not planning a honeymoon. Upon hearing this tidbit of information, my new husband’s boss decided to surprise us with a 2 night stay in a 2 bedroom penthouse suite.

Excited, newly married, and after waiting ages for the lift, we headed up to our room. On the floor outside the room lay some paper circles from some party poppers. They never moved. Having just come from Pumicestone Blue Resort in Caloundra, we were shocked. For what was $500+/night it was appalling.

The apartment was large, a little dingy towards the back, with a long balcony that overlooked the water. Stairs led up to a tiny rooftop courtyard with a BBQ, spa and worn decking chairs. The bathroom was nothing spectacular. Neither was the bedroom. The pillows were terrible.

The carpet was stained and the rooms smelled musty. One arm of the couch was torn, the other arm heavily stained with visible coffee cup rings, the seats were also stained with the occasional hole. It was that grimy I seriously considered covering it with a blanket. The television was tiny and the remote batteries flat. The walls seemed paper thin and we managed to get neighbours who liked to chat and play music into the early hours.

On the plus side, it is well located, the kitchen was large and well stocked with coffees, teas etc. I also like their complimentary bathroom products, especially the lemongrass soap. The staff also did give us an extended checkout.

Overall, not really a place I’d recommend for anyone looking to relax, do not go near the place for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. I think it might be more suited to families. The only reason I wasn’t more upset was because we weren’t paying.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
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Reviewed February 9, 2009

I recently stayed at Mantra with my parents-in-law and husband. We booked 2 one bedroom apartments (for 2 couples). The 1 bedroom apartments are described as having a "kitchenette" I guess because there isn't a proper stovetop. However, having said that, there is a toaster and a plug-in cook top suitable 2 saucepans. There is everything you really need in order to be able to make snacks and there are also BBQs dotted around the grounds that can be used to cook more ambitious meals or if you are cooking for a family.

Mantra Mooloolaba has a great location especially as it is right near Coles supermarket but also not right on top of any clubs because I believe that area can get a bit noisy on a Friday/Saturday. We stayed from Monday night to Saturday and noticed a bit more street noise on Friday evening than the previous nights, but no real problem. The restaurants and surf club are all located very close by.

I especially arranged one of our apartments higher up the building so that I could guarantee ocean views for my parents-in-law (level 11). However, our unit which was on level 5 had a better view because we could see the ocean but also the pool. The 11th floor unit was on the side of the building so you could not see the pool and I don't think the layout was as good as our unit (no. 506). In future I would not pay the extra for a higher floor.

In line with previous reviews, I would agree that the furnishings are looking a bit tired. e.g. the carpeting is worn in high traffic areas and sofas need recovering, but it is all very liveable and the rooms are light and airy with nice wooden shutters if you prefer a bit of privacy. The bathrooms have washer/dryers which are obviously very convenient. I think this resort was built in about 2000, so after 9 years it is probably due for refurbishing, but that would not put me off staying there.

Mooloolaba is a great location for all the family and the shops and boutiques are a bit different from what you get in Sydney. There are a couple of bottle shops as well.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff , South Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2009

We booked directly via their website.
2 Bed apartment had great sea views.
Location in Mooloolaba is excellent.
Cafes and restaurants on doorstep aswell as an Irish bar.
2 bed apartment was excellent with nice balconies. The main bedroom and lounge having great sea views and access to the balcony. 2 bathrooms and kitchen and laundry, dishwasher etc.

Inside pool is warm. Outside pool only gets the sun earlier in the day and was a little cold with the wind. Two outside jacuzzis were next to the pool and one was warm.

Sofa cushions need recovering but that is all.

Great apartments and stay!

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Coolum
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2009

Walked in off the Street as we wanted a something special. Friendly reception staff who matched the wotif price and gave us a better room which was really well presented. Great location right in the middle of all the shops etc , but no real noise could be heard. Great Day spa just out the front door . A top experience

  • Liked — In the heart of the action
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach Resort
Address: cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Mooloolaba
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mooloolaba
#1 Spa Hotel in Mooloolaba
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mooloolaba
#4 Family Hotel in Mooloolaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Mooloolaba Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Found right on the waterfront Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is a must in Sunshine Coast accommodation. Located on the Esplanade and offering self contained accommodation with over 30 restaurants, cafes and shops all on your doorstep. The hotel features fully furnished one, two and three bedroom suites each with a private balcony and sweeping ocean or garden views. Our suites provide the perfect accommodation for business travellers, just 12km for the airport as well as families with one, two and three bedroom options, most with full ocean views and spa baths. Onsite at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach you will find a variety of dining options as well as many leisure facilities including two swimming pools, a spa, sauna, recreation deck and fully equipped gym. For those that want to explore the Sunshine Coast, take a walk along the beautiful Mooloolaba beachfront, voted the best in the region, or visit one of the many tourist attractions found close by including Australia Zoo, UnderWater World or the Eumundi Markets. Mantra Mooloolaba Beach offers the ideal base for Sunshine Coast accommodation. ** Please Note, Unless otherwise stated all rates are weekly service. Daily service available upon request at an additional cost. WiFi available at a nominal charge. Maintenance Notice Mantra Mooloolaba Beach will be undergoing maintenance works on the resort outdoor pool from 22 May until 31 July 2017. During this period the outdoor pool will be closed, however the indoor pool will still be available. The remedial work will be occurring during the hours of 0830-1700 Monday – Friday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to launching our new and updated outdoor Pool area in August. ... more   less 
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