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Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin 4.5 stars

Customer review rating 4.1/5 1,877 reviews

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Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin
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Hotel extras

  • Esplanade location, harbour views

  • Mix of hotel and apartment style rooms

  • Outdoor pool, close to the city

  • All major attractions pick up from hotel

  • Close to the Darwin Convention Centre

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 10h00

Paying

Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Babysitting on request Paying
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
  • DARWIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Paying
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing Paying
  • Beauty salon Paying
  • Concierge
Leisure and activities
  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Massage Paying
  • Babysitting on request Paying
Business services
  • Copy/print service available Paying

Hotel location

Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin

88 The Esplanade
800 darwin
australia

Tel: +611300092872

Fax: (+61)8/89434388

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 10h00

  • By plane

    DARWIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT At 12km / 7.46 miles - Shuttle paying

GPS :-12.463172, 130.838528

Our accommodation(s)

Mantra on the Esplanade offers a variety of rooms and apartments to suit whatever type of Darwin accommodation you're looking for. Located in the heart of Darwin city, we have Hotel Rooms, and 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments as well as the Penthouse Suite. All accommodation features fresh, modern décor accented with bright furnishings that reflect the tropical style and flair of Darwin. Experience all of the Mantra touches without a daily housekeeping service.

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Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin

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ALL Rating 4.1/5

1,877 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

2,345 reviews

Great stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Wm Couples - 13/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great location, excellent pool, great apartment overlooking the water with a deck, friendly and helpful staff. Three very minor suggestions for room 617 Replace the bathroom mirror Cold vanity tap squeeks when on Bedroom/bathroom door squeaks when opened

Dear Wm Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We'll work hard to fix the issues you have mentioned. Thanks for letting us know. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Great Service

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Sue Couples - 12/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Jessica and the team at Reception were so helpful. The room was clean, comfortable with everything we needed - including great views! The hotel was diligent at following all Covid-19 protocols. A well situated hotel highly recommended.

Dear Sue We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with Jessica and our team. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Dave

Great Location

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Peta Couples - 12/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is in a great location but unfortunately it needs an uplift. Furnishings very dated and old. Bathrooms dated and mouldy. Horrible smell in bathroom. Kitchen tap loose and no drainer nor chopping board. Staff friendly and very helpful.

Well located.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

N/a Couples - 11/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Wonderful, room met with great expectations.

Thank you for your positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Great spot...close to everything

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Kathy Couples - 10/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely room with great ambience and a wonderful spot.

Dear Kathy Thank you for your great feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Good

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Howard O. Business - 10/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Too expensive considering there’s no restaurant

Dear Howard, Thank you for review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. As for the restaurant and bar, we fully understand your view. The restaurant was closed last year when the operator left and the owner had been looking for a new operator since then. We hope that he will find someone to take over his venue soon. We hope that you will give us the iopportunity to welcome you back for a much improved experience. Sincerely, Terence

Well located and having rear entrance making easy access to Mitchel Street very handy

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Friends - 10/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Had a wonderful stay and would recommend to all our friends. Staff always helpful and very polite. Hotel very close to all eating and drinking venues.

Dear Marlene We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Dave

Great location

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Jan W. Couples - 09/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

First time in Darwin. Hotel was in a fantastic location. Staff at check in and check out very friendly and great service. We booked an ocean front 1 bedroom apartment, was fantastic, very clean and bed very comfortable. Close to shops and restaurants.

Dear Jan Thank you for your 5 Star Review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Nice stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Susan Couples - 09/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Ocean view, Spacious room. Enjoyed the pool and location excellent. Lacked a few things in apartment eg no cold water on fridge, no minibar , not enough teabags, milk or sugar for the week however staff accommodating in providing more. Overall would recommend as a great place to stay.

Dear Susan Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Unbearably noisy - impossible to sleep

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Mike Business - 09/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Initially I was put facing the Back-Packer sites where they had extremely loud karaoke, mixed with screaming, cheering shouting and arguments until 1am. After begging to get moved away, the hotel did put me on the other side of the hotel, but permanent residents partying, screaming, arguing with others, loud music etc meant another impossible night to sleep. I called reception only to find that they could not help as these were permanent residential apartments. I will not stay here again, I am exhausted.

Dear Mike, Thank you for your review. We deeply apologise for all the inconvenience that you experienced during your stay with us, especially with the noise from the backpackers and then from the apartments not managed by the hotel. I have reiterated with the team teh importance of monitoring and reporting noises from the backpackers. We are currently working with NT Licensing to ensure that these venues are operating within the legislation. In regards to the private apartments within the building, I have re-trained the team on how they need to handle noise complaint and this will hopefully minimise complaints in the future. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future at either Mantra on the Espalanade or Mantra Pandanas. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance. Sincerely, Terence

Well located and nice room

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Families - 09/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Enjoyed territory day with you!

Thank you for your positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Love the location and have stayed there many times

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Lee P. U. 6. Friends - 09/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We had planned a week away to the NT to play golf and introduce three members of our group to the NT lifestyle.

Dear Lee Thank you for your review and your repeat business. We deeply apologise for the issues that you encourntered during your recent stay with us. I have shared your comments with both the Housekeeping Manager and the Maintenance Manager. You are totally right to mention that things should be working properly and we will ensure that our team work harder in that area. On another note, we are glad that you enjoyed the interaction with our team. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance or when you are planning your next visit to Darwin. We look forward for your return. Sincerely, Terence

Well located

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Terry H. Business - 09/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Nice hotel in great position

Dear terry Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Great location and facilities

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Colin T. Couples - 07/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Was very impressed with the view and our apartment. Staff were always helpful.

Dear Colin Thank you for your 5 Star Review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Well located

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Barbara J. W. Couples - 06/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Our stay was great. The staff were very helpful and happy to help. Unfortunately the circumstances are difficult with COVID but we tried to follows the rules etc and our stay was great.

Dear Barbara Thank you for your 5 Star Review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Enjoyed the sunsets from our room as well as the location.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Wayne M. Couples - 06/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

lovely room and great view. staff very friendly . just ashamed the restaurant and bar was not opened.

Dear Wayne Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Brilliant location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Babette J. Friends - 03/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Friendly staff. There is no food or beverage other than a coke machine in the foyer. Luckily plenty of options just outside the hotel.

Dear Babette Thank you for your valuable review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

A Huge Disappointment

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Joyas Couples - 03/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We stayed for six nights in a standard harbour view hotel room as Accor Live Limitless members. Firstly we will go with the pros of our stay: The room was pleasantly furnished and roomy. The bed was comfortable and the hotel was within walking distance from the City Mall, restaurants, bars and the Waterfront area. We had a nice view of the Esplanade and the harbour from our room. The lighting in the bathroom was great and there was a non-slip rubber mat in the bath. Now for the cons: On arrival there was no complimentary welcome drinks as the bar was closed indefinitely. No meals were available on site as the restaurant was closed indefinitely. Not even breakfast to our room was on offer. There was absolutely no room service given during our entire stay. We made our own bed every day and had to request fresh towels from reception when our towels became too wet to use. We also had to ask for replacement bags for the rubbish bins that we had to empty ourselves. At no time was the room vacuumed nor was the toilet, bath or hand-basin cleaned. Even though we were expected to be self-sufficient, there was no detergent and tea towel for washing our coffee cups or a toilet brush to clean the toilet. There were two dull bedside lamps and and an overhead light over the bed, the only other lighting in the living area was a lamp near the window. Consequently the room was quite dim all the time. Our hanging cupboard contain five coat-hangers so we visited the local Supermarket and purchased a cheap pack of 10 coat-hangers so we did not have to live out of our suitcases for seven days. We did not let our disappointment in our accommodation spoil our holiday stay in Darwin, but would not stay at the Mantra on the Esplanade again nor recommend it to others.

Dear JOYAS, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Darwin. We also really appreciate your feedback and suggestions in regards to our service and our room. However, we deeply apologise for all the inconvenience that you experienced during your stay with us. In regards to the restaurant and bar, please note that the owner is currently in the process of looking for a new operator to take over the venue since the previous operator left last year atthe start of the pandemic and we hope taht he will be successful. We are very sorry that the Receptionist did not explain that to you upon your arrival. As for the housekeeping service, the accommodation package that you booked did not include a housekeeping service. However, our housekeeping team does provide fresh towels, linen, tea/coffee, etc upon request. We also remove bins upon request and it seems that the Receptionist also fail to mention that to you. Thanks to your feedback, we have increased the amount of amenities that we place in the room and have added detergent, tea towel and a toilet brush. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future at either Mantra on the Esplanade or Mantra Pandanas. Sincerely, Terence

Reasonable stay

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Anonymous Business - 02/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The environment is ok. Cleaner is friendly. Need to repeatedly remind front desk re: room cleaning service. Front desk staff not familiar with surrounding environment when they were asked about surrounding restaurants available. Went for meal at the sister site, not a really good experience - long waiting time, staff does not seem to be aware of arrangement (perhaps not happy with arrangement as creating more workload).

Dear Ms V., Thank you for your review. We deeply apologise for the inconvenience that you encountered in regards to the service. I have shared your comments with the concerned managers so that we can work harder to improve our guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Terence

Short Stay with the family before we started our holiday

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

560mitchelld 16/11/2020 TripAdvisor review

great apartments with everything you could need for a short or long stays with the family i could not recommend this enough. staff were really great to deal with and very helpful so thank you- close to town and shops what ever you need it is all walking distance - there is also electric scooters out the front of the hotel allowing you access to all of the darwin CBD

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your valuable feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed the experience and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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