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Mantra on Northbourne Canberra
Ranked #19 of 60 Hotels in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The hotel has a great location. Check. Close walking distance to Civic.

As per some of the other reviews, the hotel is tired and is older but it is clean and the room is a very decent size. Bed was quite comfortable. Canberra can be expensive and this place isn't too expensive.

Staff were friendly and helpful. Carpark was $12. Restaurant seemed expensive so we did not eat there. Big bathroom too. Overall, stay here if you want somewhere that is reasonable and don't want to spend big dollars.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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andrewlockie, General Manager at Mantra on Northbourne Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear sydneysider1000,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us.
I appreciate your comments regarding the quality of the rooms and facilities.
We will be continuing to ensure our hotel is clean and comfortable with a scheduled refurbishment in the near future.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Andrew Lockie
General Manager
Mantra on Northbourne
andrew.lockie@mantra.com.au

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I stayed in the self-service apartment. The room is big with basic facilities. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner from The hotel restaurant are delicious. Location is good as well. Walking distance to the central.

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andrewlockie, General Manager at Mantra on Northbourne Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear HappyLife4,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us.
I am pleased to hear that the size of the rooms and the location of the hotel & facilities were to your liking.
I appreciate your great feedback regarding our Restaurant offerings, for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back to Mantra on Northbourne again soon.

Kind regards,
Andrew Lockie
General Manager
Mantra on Northbourne

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

The property is a bit tired and the room I had was a bit dark and gloomy with little outlook. I had paid quite a high price on line for the room as Canberra was pretty full on the night I stayed, so I was expecting a bit more. It was nice to be upgraded to a one bedroom suite even for the short stay. The bed was comfy and the room clean. It was uninspiring but adequate.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank dccon
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andrewlockie, General Manager at Mantra on Northbourne Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear dccon,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us.
I appreciate your comments regarding the quality of the rooms and facilities.
We will be continuing to ensure our hotel is clean and comfortable with a scheduled refurbishment in the near future.

Andrew Lockie
General Manager
Mantra on Northbourne
andrew.lockie@mantra.com.au

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Mantra is an ok hotel in CBD Canberra. The room was clean which is good although it look a bit old and worn out. The bathroom is similar, clean but outdated with a low-budget feel to it.

The staff were nice and polite. Checking in/out was convenient.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
Thank mi0soer
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andrewlockie, General Manager at Mantra on Northbourne Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear mi0soer,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us.
I am pleased to hear that the cleanliness of the room was to your liking, and I appreciate your feedback regarding the quality of the facilities.
We hope to welcome you back to Mantra on Northbourne again soon.

Kind regards,
Andrew Lockie
General Manager
Mantra on Northbourne

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

What a surprise this was! I booked in at the Mantra Canberra, mistakenly thinking it an SPG hotel....it should be.

From my first steps in through the front door, the customer service was outstanding. The staff made it their job to ensure that my stay was fabulous. Check in was super fast, friendly, super efficient and brilliant. What a wonderful crew they have there...and what a great room, good, spotlessly clean, big tiled bathroom, with a bath no less! gorgeous bathroom amenities and a very comfortable bed, five pillows no less plus efficient air conditioning and seriously excellent coffee too. You can get it take away from the restaurant any time you like! Very special!

Room service was excellent - amazing staff - nothing too hard for them. Great chefs - the scallops were amazing, as was the fillet steak...great menu too.
Great gym, good pool, great sauna, handy location

My favourite? the outstanding
customer service. My family owns boutique hotels in Europe and I understand that truly top notch customer service is of paramount importance. The Mantra on Northbourne Canberra really is spot on on all fronts!

Victoria G, Sydney

Room Tip: Ask for a room as high up as you can get, corner suites are outstanding and rooms on the south side...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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andrewlockie, General Manager at Mantra on Northbourne Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear Victoria G,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us.
I appreciate your comments regarding the quality of the rooms and facilities; furthermore, thank you for your feedback about the quality of the food, our Chefs were delighted about these kind words!
It was pleasing to hear that the staff was friendly during your time with us and I have passed these comments to the entire Mantra on Northbourne Team.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Andrew Lockie
General Manager
Mantra on Northbourne
andrew.lockie@mantra.com.au

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We only stayed a night as we were attending an event at the Australian War Memorial (only 5 min around the corner). Upon our late arrival at 6pm we were delighted to walk into a suite where as we had only paid for a single room! Check in was fast and the receptionist was friendly.
The bathrooms are a bit dated but the room was clean. The bedding was amazing, a nice soft Queen bed with fresh sheets and warm blankets.
We ordered room service late at night, desert. It took almost 30min to get to us and cost us near $25.00, but what can you expect for room service prices.
Parking was my only gripe, $12.00 additionally to the room to park underneath in the half empty secured car park.
All in all it was a nice stay, when I got back to Canberra I will be staying here again!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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andrewlockie, General Manager at Mantra on Northbourne Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear MRyanPhotography,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us.
I am pleased to hear that the rooms and cleanliness of the facilities were to your liking.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us (and the upgrade!) and hope to welcome you back to Mantra on Northbourne again soon.

Kind regards,

Andrew Lockie
General Manager
Mantra on Northbourne

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Stayed for business for 2 nights in November 2013. Very efficient and friendly reception staff. Room was good although somewhat surprised not to find a safe in the room. Anyway all was sweet, room service meals OK until i got back to the room after my day at work to find the room was a bit of a mess. Apart from the bed, room service standards were poor, ironing board was as i left it, cups were cleaned but scattered around the room where i left them, milk was not replenished and so on . While nothing to die in a ditch about not the quality that I am sure hotel management would aspire to. Also I will continue to highlight any hotel that doesnt offer free wifi.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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andrewlockie, General Manager at Mantra on Northbourne Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear BruceMichael98,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us.
I'm sorry to hear about the poor housekeeping service during your 2 days with us; I will bring this to the attention of our Housekeeping Manager and ensure the standards are improved.
I am pleased to hear that the staff were friendly and efficient, the cleanliness of the facilities and the location of the hotel were to your liking.
We hope to welcome you back to Mantra on Northbourne again.

Kind regards,
Andrew Lockie
General Manager
Mantra on Northbourne

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Additional Information about Mantra on Northbourne Canberra

Address: 84 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2612, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range: £76 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra on Northbourne Canberra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 296
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Northbourne is centrally located on the north side of Canberra's CBD offers Hotel Rooms, One or Two Bedroom Apartments, all fully-equipped with air-conditioning, kitchenette, bathroom, laundry facilities, wireless internet, cable TV, in-house movies, sound system with CD player, mini bar, kitchen and laundry facilities (apartments), lounge and dining area, tea and coffee making facilities, large private balcony, ironing facilities and voicemail message service. The hotel services including 24-hour reception, in-room internet access, express checkout and internet kiosk. Guests facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and fully-equipped gymnasium. Stock Kitchen & Bar is a fully licensed restaurant and bar, located onsite. Offering an a la carte menu, the perfect venue to enjoy a quiet meal or catch up with colleagues or friends over a casual drink The hotel boasts conference facilities for up to 150 delegates with four conference rooms available for hire. ... more   less 
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