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Mantra on the Esplanade
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
1 review
“room with a stunning view”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

my partner and I really enjoyed our stay at the mantra. everything the room had to offer was excellent, the location to the city centre, local attractions and night life was all in walking distance, if not a short taxi ride away. the continental breakfast was to die for and the bar was a great little place to have a couple of relaxing cool bevvies. the staff were more than helpful with anything that was asked of them. we will definitely be coming back....a big thumbs up from us:)

Room Tip: make sure you book a room facing west with a balcony, because the sunset views are simply breath tak...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Thanks amanda a - I think we do have one of the best locations in Darwin but I am a little biased. The team were delighted to read and share your feedback today also.

We look forward to being of service to you again in the future.

Kind Regards

Mike Blank
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is a rippa of a hotel. You can't get more central than this and it has everything you need. The rooms are 1 bedroom apartment style which are serviced daily. They are clean modern and have everything for the consummate business traveller or tourist.
Breakfast has a wide selection and quality is good. There's ample parking and the staff are friendly. Not much more I can stay except I'll be back here again.

Room Tip: I advise trying to get a room on the Esplanade side as there's backpacker style accommodation to...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Thanks for the "rippa" of a review Buzzwald - appreciated! And we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Mike Blank
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stayed 5 nights at Mantra On The Esplanade in a 1BR apartment with great views overlooking the Darwin Harbour. The location is second to none, close to all amenities. The apartment was large and comfortable but the plumbing was showing its age with an unreliable toilet flush and a loose tap fitting. Requests to Reception were handled in a friendly and efficient manner and service was provided within a short time span. From the point of view of a first timer visiting Darwin I would recommend The Esplanade for its position, facilities and quality of service.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the harbour/water are recommended. Some facing the city could be on the noisy side (bar...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Hi Ian J

Appreciate the service comments and pleased to see we rectified your plumbing issue efficiently as an older hotel it keeps the maintenance team busy!

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

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Mike Blank
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I stayed here for the Easter break, and this hotel is in a good location. Just behind the hotel is Mitchell St where all the shops and restaurants are just a few mins walk. The location to see the sunset is just a few minutes walk and it just amazing to watch. The only issue I had was the noise at the hostel opposite the hotel but it gets quiet by 8pm. But overall, the rooms are clean and spacious, staff were helpful in booking the airport shuttle for me and I had a good time at this hotel. I would recommend getting the room facing the ocean.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thanks Banester 1989 great to have you in over Easter and appreciate you taking the time to post your experience - we do have one of the best "sunset" views in town!

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Mike Blank
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Jindabyne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This hotel is in a good location alongside the Darwin CBD area. Its within easy walking distance of Mitchell Street and the shopping mall/strip and supermarkets.
Room was very nice and at $170 per night was good value for Darwin. The breakfast special for $20 was also good value. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Hi Rigseismic67

Thanks for posting and for providing a great snapshot of our location and facilities. We look forward to being of service to you again in the future.

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Mike Blank
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

The room I stayed was awesome where you can see the sunset. Mantra on the Esplanade is at a good location where you can a lot of restaurants, pubs and travel agencies just behind the hotel. Just 3 mins walk you can find a Coles Supermarket and like less than 10 mins walk to another Woolsworth supermarket. The location is awesome and the service is pretty good. Yet the downside is that, there is no free WIFI. The swimming pool is not quite well maintained but that can be understood as the travellers are expected to go out sight seeing and so on...
I would go back to Mantra on the Esplanade if I will travel to Darwin in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Quack H
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Hello ch_smartie

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and thanks for providing location tips in your review. With regards to the pool - we'll be closing it in July for a week to have it completely resurfaced!

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

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Mike Blank
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Had a very pleasant stay at this hotel - it got off to a very good start with a great team on reception that helped us out when we arrived earlier than our check-in time. Very good location. Room was very clean and had all that we needed in it. Good quality buffet breakfast, very friendly & helpful staff and an exceptional attitude of the restaurant mgr which was impressive. We would stay here again the next time we visit Darwin.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Mike B, General Manager at Mantra on the Esplanade, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thanks for the review and the great feedback for the team!

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Mike Blank
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Property: Mantra on the Esplanade
Address: 88 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia (Formerly Saville Park Suites Darwin)
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Darwin
#3 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
#9 Business Hotel in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra on the Esplanade 4.5*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin's CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. Accommodation options include 64 hotel rooms, plus 140 one, two and three bedroom apartments, all designed to reflect the local tropical style and comfortably casual laid-back ambience. Apartments also feature a large private balcony, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry and the convenience of an in-room office in selected apartments, providing modem and facsimile plus ISD/STD direct dial phones and voice mail message services. Mantra on the Esplanade offers 24 hour reception, 24 hour room service, concierge, outdoor pool, beauty salon, same day laundry service (excluding Sunday), business and secretarial services, tour desk and foreign exchange desk. Business guests can choose from two conference rooms, Bathurst and Melville rooms, accommodating up to 50 delegates. Telegraph Eating House & Bar is conveniently located within the hotel and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Featuring an alfresco dining area, guests can relax and enjoy a variety of dishes and a host of cold beverages to choose from.Mantra on the Esplanade is an ideal accommodation choice for travellers and perfect for people relocating to the Northern Territory or those on a long stay work assignment. Leisure travellers will enjoy the hotel as a base to explore the Territory's lively capital city and a host of stunning natural tourist attractions, all located within close proximity to Mantra on the Esplanade. Short and long-term rates are available. ... more   less 
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