TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5 430 reviews
At Mantra Wollongong we go out of our way to make sure your accommodation is just perfect. Catering for yourself, your friends or your family is easy in your fully self-contained kitchen and the convenience of your own laundry makes your stay hassle-free. Whether you choose a 1 or 2 Bedroom Apartment, you'll enjoy the air-conditioning, Foxtel, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. In the kitchen and laundry there's everything you'd expect and many rooms offer views and balconies.
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Never staying at any Mantra ever again.
TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5
518chloew Families - TripAdvisor review
My family and I stayed at Mantra Wollongong for 1 night as part of a family road trip. When we arrived at the front of the hotel by car, there was nowhere to stop the car so we had to park a block away and walk to the entrance. The receptionist was very quick to check us in and charge my card. After all the paperwork was signed (and my card charged for the full price), she said “Oh, by the way, I’m sorry but the only elevator in the building is broken, so you’re going to have to use the stairs.” Our assigned room was on the 6th floor. I asked her, “You mean we have to bring our luggage up 6 floors by stairs?” To which she replied “Yes, we’re fully booked, I’m sorry but there’s nothing we can do.” There was no offer of any compensation, not even a 10% discount or some complimentary bottled water. For reference, this happened on a 36-degrees heatwave day. Still, my sister and I, both in our late 30s, lugged 2 x 20kg suitcases and 2 x 7kg cabin baggages up 6 floors via dusty and stuffy fire stairs. Our parents are both over 70 years old so none of us were exactly spring chickens, and my sister and I weren’t going to have our senior parents hoisting any luggage up 6 floors via fire stairs. It was already bad enough that they had to walk 6 floors up. When we finally reached the room, NONE of the 4 key cards worked. NONE. Never mind the broken lift. The receptionist had ONE job, but couldn’t even get the key cards correctly assigned. So I had to walk all the way back down again to get replacement key cards, and walk up the 6 floors again. It was extremely hot and stuffy, and this was the point where bottled water would’ve been greatly appreciated. On top of all this, the 2 bedroom apartment was advertised as air-conditioned, but there was only 1 aircon unit at the corner of the living room. The 2 bedrooms had no aircon, and were very hot and stuffy even with the bedroom doors opened throughout the night. Also, the body wash, shampoo and conditioner provided in the bathrooms were big pump bottles (at least 500mL each) and labelled as eco-friendly in order to reduce single-use plastics. I’m all for being environmentally-friendly, but not if I’m paying $400 a night and expecting a certain level of hygiene. The body wash and shampoo were both only half-full and extremely diluted from spending months under the shower spray, and I can only hope that it was clean water that had diluted them. It basically felt like we were using some dirty and stale body wash and shampoo from questionable origins that had been used by 500 people before us. Needless to say, we will never be staying at any Mantra hotels again. I understand that the broken lift was caused by drunken guests who had tried to open the lift doors hence breaking them, so it wasn’t exactly the hotel’s fault. However, the receptionist had informed me that the lift was broken the night before I checked in, and it was 6pm when we checked in. Which meant that Mantra had left the only lift in the building not repaired for at least 9 hours or more. And contrary to what the receptionist had said, there wasn’t nothing that Mantra could’ve done in that situation. They could’ve had someone on staff to carry luggage up the stairs to guest rooms, given discounts on room fees as compensation, provided complimentary bottled water, or any other alternative solution, instead of literally doing nothing. This lack of initiative from Mantra management to at least try to mitigate a bad situation is precisely why we will never be staying at any Mantra hotels ever again.
Excellent location to the Wollongong Hospital
TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5
emh00144 TripAdvisor review
My 90 year old father lives one hour away from Wollongong Hospital and on the one day in March we had an 11.00am appointment and a 3.00pm appointment at the Hospital. It would be too much to go back and forth between the hospital and home, especially when specialists are notorious for running late with appointments. So we decided to find accommodation for the day. We found the Mantra at Wollongong. We booked by phoning them directly and they gave us an excellent rate as we only needed a one bedroom appointment but they only had two bedroom ones left. They gave us complimentary parking which is normally $10 a day. We paid $18 for 3 hours parking at the hospital (which took us 30 minutes to find a spot and included driving around and stalking people) so the Mantra parking represents very good value. The apartment was clean, spacious and comfortable and had a walk in shower which is important for a 90 year old with mobility issues. The staff were very friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. There isn't a specific mobility ramp but you can park very close to the foyer from the underground carpark. They have an accessible apartment but it wasn't available when we were booking. The Mantra was about 700 metres or so to push the wheelchair up and back from the hospital back to the Mantra but it was a gentle rise. The Wollongong train station is also half way between the Mantra and the hospital so if you can catch the train its an easy walk to the Mantra. I highly recommend the Mantra especially if you have multiple medical appointments in the precinct and need a peaceful, calm and clean space to rest in, in between appointments.
Not worth it
TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5
Arnold B Couples - TripAdvisor review
Apartment was good size. However:- - bed was on castors on a vinyl floor. Skated across the floor at slightest movement. Dangerous -bathroom vanity sink was leaking -no tv remote for bedroom -nowhere to place drinks or snacks in lounge sitting space -no milk in the fridge -access to entrance is not baggage friendly. Be prepared to carry your cases. Absolutely not worth $300 per night.
TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5
max9891 Families - TripAdvisor review
We booked a 2 bedroom apartment. It was spacious and the staff were very friendly but that's as far as the positives go. While mostly minor issues, there was one that we couldn't get over, which was the cleanliness of it all. The floor and furniture was atrocious, there were so many stains and some that could easily have been cleaned yet for some reason they remained. The carpet had a rug for some weird reason and when we looked under it had crumbs and who knows what else. The fridge was so dirty that we had to call someone to clean it. The cleanliness standard was simply appalling and not something I have experienced ever before. It was so bad we bought disinfectant wipes and wiped all the furniture down beforehand. In addition, some of the more minor issues: - It was a west facing apartment and the bedrooms had no A/C so the rooms got very hot and it was very difficult to sleep. - There was obvious plumbing - Toilet flush, shower that had issues - It wasn't a great location. The area seemed dingy. Will definitely aim for a hotel closer to the beach next time as it was a much nicer area there too. - There was only 1 lift and it was quite slow.
Comfortable place to study while In Wollongong
TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5
joelsR585NI Families - TripAdvisor review
Great service clean and comfortable great customer service amenities good good stay in Wollongong would recommend for a night or 2 stay while visiting Wollongong in the beautiful Illawarra region lots to do fun things to do and nice place to stay
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