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Mantra on the Esplanade
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All reviewsgreat locationmitchell streetone bedroom apartmentharbour viewcoles supermarketwashing machine and dryerfree wifidarwin harbourgood sizean upgradeclose to shopsgreat place to stayenjoyable stayair concentral locationreception staffacross the road
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We arrived in the late afternoon and were pleasantly surprised that our 2 bedroom flat had seaview - and two hours later one of those perfect tropical sunsets, ... .
The flat had a very spacious living room, two bathrooms, washing machine, dryer and kitchen. Everything was very new. Considering some of the older reviews here there seems to have been a very recent refurbishment.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Thanks 12Travellingismylife - Having only recently moved here myself I've got to say the sunsets are some of the best I've ever seen! Thanks for posting and good luck with the rest of your travels.

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Mike Blank
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We live 260kms from Darwin. We stayed here for our "weekend" getaway 2 weeks in a row. Great central location opposite the water. The 2nd week we received a complimentary upgrade to an apartment which was lovely with the balcony. The staff are efficient and polite. Easy walk to Mitchell St, and Central Darwin. One drawback was on our first stay the mini bar was missing all the snacks, but when this was mentioned on checkout, there was an apology and we weren't charged for the large water we did use. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view upgrade. But keep in mind only the larger apartments have a door opening onto the balcony.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Hi Bevandbaz

Thanks for choosing us for your two recent trips to town - we do enjoy one of the best locations in Darwin and a great tip you've included regarding our harbour view rooms!

We looked forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Mike Blank
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed 3 nights in a standard room. Most staff were friendly. First room had a major water leak so we had to go back down to reception to be assigned another room.

Room was spacious and clean but only one comfortable chair when a table or coffee table with chairs would fit easily.
Bed was comfortable and room was quiet.
Breakfast very pricey, TV channels very limited and WIFI available at $15 for 2 hours. Come on Aussie hoteliers, a basic backpackers in most countries has free wifi!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Hi 2XKiwis Tauranga

Sorry to hear you had to room move - unfortunately the monsoon season can generate leaks in the most unexpected places also the high humidity can effect air-conditioning systems also causing additional water issues - but glad we got you sorted. Breakfast always at its dearest on the day - buy as a package to achieve the best savings or have included when you arrive will also generally generate considerable savings at most Mantra hotels and resorts. Internet unfortunately is from a third-party provider so all rate plans are pre-determined. We do offer two free terminals in the hotel lobby however.

Thanks again for writing.

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Mike Blank
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We had the perfect stay here, we had a three bedroom which had heaps of room, very clean and quiet, with a spectacular view. All the staff were outstanding with appearance and so very friendly. After a day of fishing the kitchen staff were more than happy to cook up our catch. Would definitely stay there again, loved it.

Stayed: October 2013
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Meganpops Fantastic review thanks for posting - great to read you had a successful fishing trip and we are always delighted to assist in storage and indeed cooking your catch!

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

We stayed here with our 9 year old daughter in a one bedroom apartment, with a rollaway in the lounge for her. We had a great view from our balcony, and the apartment had everything we needed. The Mantra is in easy walking distance from all restaurants in town. Just a couple of negatives, lack of any free wi fi, and the public computers were so poor we struggled just to send an email. Also we felt housekeeping left a little to be desired, on one occasion they had put just 2 mugs and 3 glasses through the dishwasher, and left them, and on another our apartment door had been left open. Tumble drier worse than useless.
However when you look at the other options in Darwin we feel this is one of the better places to stay. Would we stay again? Yes .

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Hi MrMrsW50

Thanks for writing - always appreciated and delighted to hear most aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction - I have however had a chat with Housekeeping regarding the use of the dishwasher for such a few items and only doing half the job!

Enjoy the rest of your travels!

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Mike Blank
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