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Mantra Aqua
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Friendly customer service/managers. Smooth handling of week end/after 6 arrival. More than adequate amenities for the family. Comfortable. The only complain is: hot water suddenly stopped at around mid nite.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Great value for your money ! At the most convenient location in Nelsons bay, 5-10 minute walk to beach and shops. The accomodation is great with penthouse options ! If youre looking to go on a trip with a large group, i suggest booking with aqua mantra !

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The Aqua Mantra is the perfect location at Nelsons Bay. It is really 5 minutes walking distance from the beach and shops. You can have a little walk down to the beach or the shops to get something at your convenience. The views are amazing and the prices were great. Will recommend booking at this place for accomodation if you're planning to take a trip to Port Stephens

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

This hotel was one of the best places I have stayed. It is about a 10 minute walk to the ocean. The hotel has a great view of the ocean. The hotel has some big rooms. The only thing I didn't like was that the beds were a bit hard but everything else was so good.

Room Tip: Get a big room. Wi-fi is expensive.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on a voucher and enjoyed a lovely quiet break. The girls on reception gave a warm welcome and were pleasantly surprised with our large apartment. We stayed in apartment 25 and my only disappointment was the quality of the bed in the master bedroom. The mattress and pillows were old and lumpy and in need of replacing. Otherwise we were very happy and glad we upgraded to the superior room with water views. Also very happy with the free wi-fi and Foxtel.
During our visit the pool was too cold to use, however the spa was lovely and warm!
The hotel's in a great location and you could walk to many of the restaurants. After a bad dining experience at the local Italian restaurant we enjoyed a great meal at the bowling club just round the corner.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

We recently stayed at the Mantra Aqua, Nelson Bay for three nights. The Mantra Aqua markets itself as a luxury resort - it was very disappointing.

We were in a three Bedroom Penthouse. The apartment was well past the date when it should have been renovated. The furniture was old and tired, the carpets badly stained and the bathrooms dated. There was even a hole in the carpet in the main bedroom. Instead of duvets the bed coverings consisted of a thin blanket encased between two sheets made to look like a doona in the website photos. We have come across this sleight of hand before but never in a place which markets itself to the more expensive end of the market.

The promised view of the 'stunning blue waters of Port Stephens' was nothing more than distant water glimpses.

At check-out I suggested to the person at the reception desk that the carpet ought to be replaced. Her response was that the owners were intending to remove the carpet in favour of floorboards. She seemed to think that that response was adequate. There were few other guests at the complex while we were there. If the management was aware of the state of the carpet why didn't they allocate us a different room. Either the other rooms were just as bad or they simply didn't care. Either way I don't think their attitude was good enough.

My husband and I loved Nelson Bay and we will be sure to return but not under any circumstances to the Mantra Aqua.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderfully surprised at this great place. Lovely friendly and helpful welcome - and helped with luggage to apartment. Fantastic apartment - everything to make stay comfortable, easy and workless! Kitchen great. Kingsize bed beautifully comfortable - very clean. Attendant came quickly to fix tv.
Will recommend.

Room Tip: Bush outlook very peaceful and beautiful.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank Bronwyn H
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Address: 1A Tomaree St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nelson Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Nelson Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nelson Bay
Price Range: $160 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Aqua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just two and a half hours drive North of Sydney is the relaxed seaside village of Nelson Bay and one of the finest resorts on the Central Coast, Mantra Aqua. Mantra Aqua's stylish accommodation includes a selection of spacious, open-plan designed two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, all featuring large living areas flowing out onto large external balconies. Each apartment and penthouse features beautiful stone bench tops in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plasma or LCD TV, DVD player, Foxtel and sound system in the lounge area. The resort features leisure facilities including a 25 metre lagoon pool with cascading waterfall and heated spa, children's play wading area and BBQ areas. Clean, contemporary lines and an open plan layout provide the perfect balance between the surrounding natural environment and the luxuries of resort-style living. The resort is a short five minute stroll to the centre of town or the marina where you will find a vast array of shops. ... more   less 
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