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Alice, Texas
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very clean, staff friendly and helpful. I only stayed one night, however would book in again in the future. Lovely view over the harbour as well. only thing better would have been if the room had a balcony.

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi geoffreyradford Just picking up on your balcony reference - you can actually ensure you receive one via booking either a One Bedroom City or Harbour Apartment - all our apartments have balconies and whilst we do upgrade from our hotel rooms due to availability from time to time this guarantees you can enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of...

Katherine, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The rooms are nice, lovely clean and the hotel is central to everything I needed. The staff were lovely and made me feel very welcome. Even from when I first booked the room over the phone the staff were very helpful and super efficient. A Great stay!

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hello 136tammieh Thanks for posting and delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us. We do have a great location here on the Esplanade - pretty much central to everything. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Mike

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Reception was most helpful at all times. Very good location to all amenities. Pleasant outlook and great place to go for a walk in the park opposite .Easy walk to the Precinct and other tourist areas. Great hotel if travelling on The Ghan as check-in is carried out there & then bused to the train.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

What a stunning spot. I didn't get the luxury of shopping around for a place to stay in Darwin as my work had criteria to meet and lucky for me this one was it. On arrival the staff at reception were welcoming and kindly took my bag for me so I could duck to work. When I finished for the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Getting on a bit now. It was okay for the four days we were in Darwin but would probably look at other options next time. If nothing better, would still use. Only used the restaurant in the evening for light meals due to tours. Mould on the rubber bath mat did not impress.

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi Delatite18 Thanks for your feedback and my apologies for the bath mat issue - they do get replaced at frequent intervals and have regular soakings in bleach however clearly we had missed your one. I've referred this to our Executive Housekeeper to review. Kind Regards Mike

Darwin
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Top staff who were helpful and knowledgeable. The location & amenities were excellent. It is close to shopping & eateries in and around the mall and walking distance to the waterfront. Tourist activities were easily accessible. The Restaurant was sensational & reasonably priced so there was no need to go too far for a good meal wuth room service an...

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thanks 565trishl the team and I appreciate your kind words and hope to be of service to you again sometime. Kind Regards Mike

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were very happy with our selection to stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. Great location and views, as we had an ocean view room. Clean rooms and good staff, although the bar service left a little to be desired. Great breakfast selection , but we did not eat any dinners, as some great restaurants were just a stroll away....

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A nice hotel, clean and spacious room, but over priced - due to conference being on in town.. Car Parking should not be an extra charge of $15 per night - I have never experienced that anywhere in the world.

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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi peterlN5626HU Thanks for posting and yes we do charge for our underground direct access parking as its part of our revenue stream for the hotel. We also incur lease costs and maintenance charges for those spaces. Well done on securing free parking in other parts of the world you've done well as my experience is somewhat different. Keep an...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent 1 bedroom apartment. Great service and breakfast. I particularly enjoyed having a balcony and the kitchenette. Great location in terms of proximity to the CBD, restaurants and waterfront. I will definitely make Mantra my regular booking.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A great location and we were very impressed with the apartment and the helpful and friendly staff. You would be hard pressed to find a better place to stay in Darwin and we will certainly make the Mantra on the Esplanade our place to stay on our next trip.

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Thanks for posting aussies108 we appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Mike

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Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin's CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. Accommodation options include 64 hotel rooms, plus 140 one, two and three bedroom apartments, all designed to reflect the local tropical style and comfortably casual laid-back ambience. Apartments also feature a large private balcony, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry and the convenience of an in-room office in selected apartments, providing modem and facsimile plus ISD/STD direct dial phones and voice mail message services. Mantra on the Esplanade offers 24 hour reception, 24 hour room service, concierge, outdoor pool, beauty salon, same day laundry service (excluding Sunday), business and secretarial services, tour desk and foreign exchange desk. Business guests can choose from two conference rooms, Bathurst and Melville rooms, accommodating up to 50 delegates. Conveniently located onsite is the Finz Restaurant and Bar boasting a range of contemporary a la carte cuisine choices. Guests can enjoy a cold beverage from the bar, or dine in style at the perfect location for a casual meal, romantic dinner or family feast. Mantra on the Esplanade is an ideal accommodation choice for travellers and perfect for people relocating to the Northern Territory or those on a long stay work assignment. Leisure travellers will enjoy the hotel as a base to explore the Territory's lively capital city and a host of stunning natural tourist attractions, all located within close proximity to Mantra on the Esplanade. Short and long-term rates are available. ... more   less 

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Address: 88 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia (Formerly Saville Park Suites Darwin)
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range: RM361 - RM1,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra on the Esplanade 4.5*
Number of rooms: 204
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#9 Business Hotel in Darwin
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“Ask for ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Hometown88, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view room.”
 of 5 bubbles proyle, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Harbour facing rooms are recommended but not all have balconies”
 of 5 bubbles brianwR6658FB, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“opt for a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles GoannaSydney, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms are facing the harbour..the other side faces backpackers and the bars”
 of 5 bubbles sachah357, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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