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Mantra Aqua
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great getaway place. Stayed 4 nights with our 22 month old and 4 month old. Staff were brilliant. We were kindly upgraded to a pool view room but when we got in there we realised that all our 22 month old wanted to do was swim becauae she could see it all the time. The staff kindly showed us 2 other apartments that didnt look directly over the pooland let ua choose which one we wanted. A very easy walk to the shops and the marina. breakfast at 'the nelson' was beautiful, even id the service was a little slow- didn't stop us going back! Room was clean and fresh with well appointed kitchen and laundry. Would absolutely recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank scullmiester
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed 6 nights in 2 bedroom apartment at this lovely resort. Great location only a few minutes walk from town and harbor area. On arrival we were not happy with the room offered as we felt it was a bit grubby and not well positioned. Staff very happy to move us into a new room (44) at far side of apartment complex away from pool views but with bay views ( very happy with that). Very quiet rooms accept for road noise in the early morning. Living areas very spacious and well equipped with all modern cons. We had purchased our room with a special deal and shared with another couple, this is were the problems start. Main bedroom has tv, ceiling fan, ensuite and fly screen on window to allow fresh air of a night. 2nd room very small, no ensuite, no ceiling fan, no tv and no fly screen, so a very stuffy room. If you are going to share with another couple this set up might not suit. Pool area lovely not a lot of sunny areas and perhaps a bit of maintenance needed on sun lounges as many had broken slats. Very secure complex and staff very helpful and keen to help.

Room Tip: If you don't like the sounds of kids screaming and having lots of fun maybe suggest room 44 or that side of complex
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank raylene11
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have just returned home from our short three day mid week stay at Mantra Aqua resort and I must say I am very impressed. Ignore the bad reviews! We stay in a Huge 3 bedroom apartment, and when I say huge, this place was bigger then my home with plenty of room for the whole family with large bathrooms,large showers and huge King size bed and Huge kitchen. We had a lovely outdoor porch looking over the pool and I was a little worried as having read previous reviews of people saying the pool view apartments get very noisy. This was not true in our case, there were always plenty of people using the solar heated pool and We did not think it was noisy at all. Besides, if it was slightly noisy then all you had to do was close he door and you couldnt hear a thing! The spa was very nice and hot and the pool was a lovely temperature. The resort is within walking distance to everything with plenty to do close by. The staff were lovely, in fact my Daughter left her iphone under her pillow by accident and the staff were quick to call me to let me know and then offered to send it to us asap by post which i thought was nice. Overall I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Mantra Aqua..

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights last week in a 2 bedroom apartment with 4 adults. Apartment is of a high standard with quality furnishings. Its in a good location for walking around Nelson Bay and close to a Coles for buying provisions. Pool area is a bit small for size of resort we stayed out of school holiday period but it was still full of kids so there was no respite for a relaxed time around pool ended up going down to beach on the bay for some time out from everyones elses kids splashing and screaming around the pool. Mantra is good for families but I will look for a quieter location next time I head to the Bay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Paul V
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My family and I made booking from Tue - Thur stay on our recent holidays. We found the facilities offered and the conditions of the accommodation were really good. Spacious and very clean.

We were put in Apartment 75, lovely 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 with combined laundry. The apartment was spacious, but perhaps could do with more furniture inside. The lounge in the living was a little cramp for 2 adults and 3 children when we settled down in the evening in front of the TV.

The shower frame in the on-suite bathroom had and leak and would need to be mopped every time the shower is used. We informed the staff at check-out of the problem, so hopefully they will tend to it, so the holiday makers would not have to do what we did.

Now the bit where it took the near perfect stay away from my review.

There is also someone, who we later found out that is a PERMANENT RESIDENT of the resort, living in the unit above unit 75 or close proximity of. The whole time that we were there the occupant/s liked to play the bongo drums and rearrange their furniture, by dragging them across the floor very late at night and especially when we tried to sleep.

When we informed the staff, she acknowledged the incidence, but did not offer any apologies, or offer to rectify the problem.

So, if you do decided to stay at Mantra Aqua try to avoid being placed at unit 75 or the surrounding units.

Room Tip: Ask to be placed in unit 75, which is on level 2, because there is someone who likes to play the drums and drag their furniture across the floor VERY LATE at night.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank C D
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