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Mantra on Kent
Ranked #71 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Launceston, Australia
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“Great location”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I have stayed at both Mantra on Kent and Mantra on Bond and both are a great location with easy walking to the Pitt Street mall. Trains stations are also close to both properties. If you are planning a shopping trip Mantra on Kent is so close to the shops that you can pop back and drop bags off, grab a drink or go to the toilet. I have stay here a few times now and never had any problems.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Paul S, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear Jackson-co,

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback from recent visits to Mantra on Kent.

Our location is particularly handy if you need a base from which to see the city and be able to be flexible with your plans. We're pleased to hear you have returned a number of times and now and thank you for your support!

We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Regards,

Paul Seaman (General Manager) and the Mantra on Kent Team
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The Mantra on Kent is located in a quieter area of the CBD and has helpful and efficient staff. The rooms are reasonably sized and are comfortable, if a bit dark. You are 3 minutes walk away from Town Hall train station, 5 minutes to Darling Harbour and 20 minutes to Circular Quay and the Rocks.

All in all it's a comfortable hotel in a good area for either sightseeing and public transport.

The only issue would be the wifi. You have to pay for this and it is painfully slow. It's only capable of picking up email and the simplest of social media. If you need to do anything for business or even want to view data rich web-pages you'll need to make other arrangements.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Paul S, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Dear Andrea McA,

Thank you for taking the time to review Mantra on Kent from your recent stay at the hotel.

Pleased to read you found our location central to your needs, our rooms comfortable and the service team responsive to your needs.

I was disappointed to learn of your experience with our internet service in the hotel and rest assured we will undertake a review of the system to ensure it is working to its optimal capacity - we understand how important this is to our guests.

Once again thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.


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Paul Seaman (General Manager) and the Mantra on Kent Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I stayed at the Mantra on Kent for 2 nights on 20 and 21st November. I've been to many Mantra's around Australia and they all are very efficient and pleasant. This was no different, as I found my stay at Mantra on Kent to be very comfortable. There is no great view, but then for a quick business trip you hardly need that. My room was just a standard long rectangular room with a laundry, small wardrobe, sofa, TV, and open-plan kitchenette with all the normal tea and coffee facilities.

I had a couple of issues with my door keys and had to go down twice to get them sorted out, but apart from this I really enjoyed my stay. Quiet, clean... and very close to the city. A short walk to everything in the CBD really including Darling Harbour. If you're looking for a comfortable hotel but do not want to pay Sydney's ridiculous prices, then Mantra might be a great match for you. If you're looking for a grand lobby area with chandeliers, and a 5,000metre swimming pool then this is not your place, but for every other purpose Mantra on Kent is a great place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Paul S, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Dear nigelhedges,

Really pleased that you found Mantra on Kent was perfect for your business travel needs. The hotel is well situated for a business stay with the CBD corporate footprint at the door.

I was sorry to hear that our keys/door locks caused you some concerns during your stay, my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Rest assured we will undertake a review of the system and processes to ensure all is in order.

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming back when you next have a need for business (or leisure) travel.

Regards,

Paul Seaman (General Manager) and the Mantra on Kent Team
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Found Mantra on the internet and booked an apartment with a view of the Harbour. Came to Sydney from South Africa on holiday and was delighted with our accommodation. Everything was spotless and we had a lovely view of the Harbour from our 22nd floor apartment. Mantra is a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport and very conveniently situated to Darling Harbour and also to the Hop-on Hop-off bus rides. The staff on reception were wonderful and most helpful. The breakfast is a buffet and, when we were there, was looked after by two delightful ladies who were extremely pleasant and obliging. The food is very good and there is ample to choose from. Very good value for money and would definitely stay there again when in Sydney.

Room Tip: The higher up the more chance of a view of Darling Harbour.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Paul S, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Dear John S,

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel following your stay with us in November.

The feedback on our team, breakfast and service is wonderful and most certainly will be shared with them with thanks for a job well done.

Great to hear you found the location convenient and enjoyed the views of Darling Harbour from your room.

We do hope to see you back one day soon.

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Paul Seaman (General Manager) and the Mantra on Kent Team
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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very comfortable. Nice room and a comfortable bed.

The staff are friendly and helpful.

The manager even set up a breakfast table near the window and moved us there when it became free. Poached eggs cooked on request and perfect. The breakfast was a really good way to start the day and was a good price.

Very handy location for shopping in the CBD and dining at Darling Harbour. An easy walk to both.

We will certainly stay here again

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dianne M
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Paul S, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Dear Dianne M,

We appreciate you taking the time to pass on the feedback from your recent stay at Mantra on Kent - really pleased to hear that you found the location just right for dining and shopping! Our location in the heart of the CBD certainly does put all that Sydney has to offer right on our doorstep.

Great to hear the team in the restaurant looked after you well and we got your eggs just right!

Once again, thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards,

Paul Seaman (General Manager) and the Mantra on Kent Team
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

great location near darling harbour not far from town hall. On arrival we were greeted immediately and upgraded which was a bonus. We had prepaid with breaky but was told it wasnt included when i showed my booking confirmation it was immediately fixed no problem. Our room had a view of darling harbour overlooking maritime museum etc. Wilson parking was right next door and cost us $23 which was pretty good for the city as the next car park was charging $59. The room was spotless and extremely quiet. King size bed was very comfortable and had a range of different pillows, firm, soft, etc. Buffet breaky was exactly what you'd expect bacon, sausages, french toast, cereals, fruit etc and service was exceptional. As soon as you finished your plate it was removed. A gentleman was looking at coffee machine and straight away waitress came over to help him. I have stayed at many different mantras and found service here the best

Room Tip: stayed on 22nd floor room 2205 and was very quiet and didnt hear a thing
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Paul S, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear Sue b,

Really appreciate you taking the time to pass on your review of Mantra on Kent. It was great to hear you found our location perfect for your needs in the centre of the CBD.

Our breakfast service and offering is something we are very proud of so to receive such positive feedback is a fabulous lift to the team.

Once again, thanks for the feedback and we hope to see you back soon.

Regards,

Paul Seaman (General Manager) and the Mantra on Kent Team
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Came to Sydney for a conference and was thrilled when work booked me into the Mantra on Kent. Not only was it close to the conference, it is centrally located to the CBD and Darling Harbour as well a very short walk to Town Hall train station. I've stayed here a number of times and each time my room has been spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet, I also seem to get a room with views of Darling Harbour, which is great. The staff are always friendly and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Sarah G
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Paul S, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Dear Sarah G,

Appreciate you taking the time to post a review for Mantra on Kent. We were very pleased to read you found the location perfect for business travel.

I will be certain to pass on the comments regarding the friendliness of the team and our housekeeping department with my thanks for a job well done.

Once again thanks for the review and I do hope you have reason to travel again soon and stay at Mantra on Kent.

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Property: Mantra on Kent
Address: 433 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#19 Family Hotel in Sydney
#44 Business Hotel in Sydney
#65 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Kent 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Kent is located in the heart of Sydney's CBD ideally positioned on the doorstep of beautiful Darling Harbour and close to attractions such as the Sydney Aquarium, ICC and Star City Casino. The hotel offers guests a choice of spacious and comfortably appointed Studio, One Bedroom and interconnecting Two Bedroom Apartments each containing a fully equipped kitchen, LCD TV, CD/DVD player, individual controlled air-conditioning & heating, Foxtel and broadband access. Our One Bedroom Deluxe Apartments include full laundry facilities and a microwave. Our balcony rooms overlook the city and our Darling Harbour view rooms have opening windows to let in the fresh air and sunshine. The hotel's in-house restaurant Cascade Restaurant is open daily for breakfast. Alternatively, just a short stroll from the hotel guests will enjoy Cockle Bay and King Street Wharfs, both premium dining precincts offering a multitude of culinary options, function venues, bars and nightclubs. Offering a range of first class services including 24 hour reception and licensed restaurant and bar, we are a contemporary hotel providing guests with a range of facilities designed to ensure maximum comfort during short and extended stays Our hotel is perfect for a romantic break, escape from the everyday, family holiday or business trip to Sydney. Parking is located at Wilson Car Park, next door to hotel, accessible by Mantra on Kent. Cost is $50 per 24 hour period and includes one entry and one exit. ... more   less 
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