We just returned from 2 nights at this property. We are a family of 4 (children ages 10 and 7) and we had a 1 bedroom apartment with a sofa bed in the living room.
The positives for this place were the location, having the extra space over a regular hotel room, 2 televisions and the kitchenette. The location was perfect - just a 5 minute stroll to the huge Westfield shopping mall, even less to the train station, and several restaurants within a very short walk. Also very easy access to highway and motorway, but just off the main road.
No real negatives that I can think of - we were unable to get parking in their parking garage the first night , but were directed to a secured parking garage just around the corner, so no big deal. Our room key card didn't work the first time we tried it, but was quickly fixed, so again, no big deal.
The pool area was nice - attractive and pleasant. My son did manage to cut his nose on a tile in the spa - nothing serious, but maybe be aware if you are travelling with children.
We did not go to the restaurant or bar or use their room service as there were so many other options available.
The apartment consisted of a kitchenette; combined living/dining area with a table, chairs, sofa that folds out to a double bed, TV and a little desk; a bedroom with a queen sized bed and another TV; a large bathroom with laundry facilities hidden behind bifold doors; and a balcony with table and 2 chairs off the living room.
There were limited cable channels (lots of sports but no Disney or Nickelodeon) and pay movies you could order for $15 each. Warning to anyone travelling with children - flipping through the channels in the living room was innocent enough - but when my husband was going through the channels on the bedroom TV he stumbled across a full-on porn channel on the regular free cable channels - no special button to push or anything - it was just there. Yikes! Needless to say, we went into a bit of a panic when our daughter called out that she was flipping through the channels on the bedroom TV to see if it had the Disney channel - we were afraid she might find a whole lot more than Mickey Mouse!
Overall, this hotel was perfectly fine. Staff were polite and helpful, the place was clean and secure. It had the lovely pool area which the kids enjoyed. It's probably not the absolute best place we've ever stayed - but certainly far from the worst. It was great value in that we had the apartment and more space for the same price as many places were charging for just a regular hotel room.
We probably will stay here again because of the perfect location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mantra Parramatta is the ideal choice when mixing business with pleasure, just minutes from ANZ Stadium, The Olympic Park at Homebush Bay and Parramatta's thriving business and retail centre. Mantra Parramatta comprises of spacious studios, one bedroom apartments and Spa Rooms all with premium facilities such as individually controlled air conditioning, broadband internet, cable TV, in-house movies, kitchenette and laundry facilities (apartments only), private balcony (apartments only), in-room safe, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities. Mantra Parramatta caters to business and leisure travellers who demand and expect quality, comfort and premium facilities. With 24 hour reception, a foreign exchange desk, concierge and leisure facilities including a outdoor pool, spa, gym, sauna, turkish bath, under cover parking charged at $15 per day(subject to availability), ironing facilities, data port, room service, guest laundry and restaurant and bar. Mantra Parramatta also offers guests the convenience of dining in style at the Ivory Restaurant & Tantra Bar.Trading hours are as follows: Mon-Thu: Restaurant breakfast,lunch,dinner with 24 hour Room Service/Fridays:Restaurant & Room Service breakfast & lunch only/Sat-Sun: Restaurant & Room Service lunch only/Fri-Sun: Room Service Supper/Dinner from 5pm-10pm only. There are also function and conference facilities, with three main meeting rooms, representing a choice of Gold, Silver and Bronze rooms. Business travelers have the choice of booking the rooms separately or combined to host conferences for up to 200 delegates. Only 45 minutes from Sydney airport, Mantra Parramatta is only 500m to Parramatta Train Station, Westfield Shopping Town, and a short drive to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse making it the ideal base for your next getaway. ... more less
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