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Mantra South Bank, Brisbane
Ranked #32 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by all this hotel had to offer and found it excellent value for money. I stayed in a city view room which offered a nice view across the river to Brisbane CBD. The hotel was very clean and offered everything a traveller could ask for. Reception staff were efficient and nice, the building had a nice open feel to it and the bar and restaurant area were also both very attractive and inviting. Located amongst the bars and restaurants of South Bank there were many eating options mere moments from the front door. Although I had planned to go into the CBD during my stay there was no need to as everything I needed was within close walking distance. The train to the airport was also an easy one block walk from the front doors.

We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant and found it to be good value also. Breakfast was very well presented and offered a large variety of options. The only downside to the stay was that unfortunately due to recent heavy rains causing damage the pool area was closed.

In all a very positive experience. This hotel is definitely on my list of places to revisit one day and I will recommend it to others.

Room Tip: The city view rooms don't cost much more but were worth the extra expense.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2013

Dear Blackwater165,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding our hotel facilities, location and our team members. We're very proud of our hotel and are always working to improve our service and facilities so it is great to hear such positive comments from our guests.

Thank you again and take care.

Kind regards
Leah

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Reviewed 14 February 2013

My first impressions were how refreshing it is to find a hotel staffed by Aussies. From reception to concierges, to housekeeping, to the bar and restaurant - all helpful polite very keen Aussies. Such a stark contrast to the hotels in our other capital cities.

My second impression was how utterly different the Mantra product can be from one city to the next. I stayed in the Perth Murray St one last October and the staff were indifferent, rude and unhelpful and the shower was 3 drips of water with no pressure whatsoever. Mantra South Bank was such a contrast - particularly with the amazing staff - but also wow what a shower ! High powered massage strength ! Loved it and wanted to take it home !!

All round it was a great stay - very close stroll to the theatre which was the purpose of my visit, lovely buffet breakfast included in the rate, close to everything that South Bank has to offer.

Was in room 530 and had the beds twinned for myself and friend. Room was nice and quite even tho there was a train track nearby.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Dear Perfectly Perth,

Thank you for taking the time to let me know your feedback - our team will be very happy to hear you and your friend had such a great stay with us and that you have called them all amazing!

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again when youre next in Brisbane.

Kind regards
Leah

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Reviewed 13 February 2013

If you want to take a mini-break in your own City (which we did), or have flown in from out of town, this is the perfect place to stay. It's located within walking distance of the South Brisbane Railway Station & ferry services (both the City Cat & a new free City Hopper service) right in the heart of the magnificent South Bank precinct. From here, you can also walk to a show at the Qld Performing Arts Centre or visit the internationally renowned GOMA, Qld Art Gallery, Qld Museum etc. And for dinner, you can walk to West End (which we did) or walk just across the road to Little Stanley Street, where you'll find a myriad of eating options. You'll never exhaust all the eating/visiting options at South Bank itself but if you also want to go into the CBD, you just hop on a free ferry, & go across the river to North Quay.

Room Tip: Stayed on level 2 which is just above busy Grey Street below, but heard absolutely no noise from bel...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AustraliaJan
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Dear Australia Jan,

Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. You describe South Bank and all it has to offer better than us locals!

See you again soon for your next mini-break. Until then happy travels.

Kind regards
Leah

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Reviewed 11 February 2013

I stayed here for a work trip and I must say i loved the location. I had stayed in Brisbane in June 2012 as part of my honeymoon and wish we had of stayed here. It was right in the centre of some great restaurants, the chocolate shop next door does a great hot chocolate and the peanut butter macaroons are marvelous.

I've travelled quite a lot for work and generally there is trouble with check in or check out where I'm told they need my credit card as it's not been paid for or room service wasn't included (when it was etc etc) not here, i had none of this, check in and out could not have gone smoother. Also being in town for business meant I needed to get around via taxi and the taxi rank is right outside the hotel which is very convienent.

I've told my husband next time where in Brisbane this is where we'll be staying.

I can't comment on the price as work paid for it but I'm sure it was reasonable if that's where my company chooses.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Dear Gert120580,

Great feedback thank you! We're very happy that you found our service and location to be of such a high standard.

We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again - just give us a call direct so we can discuss the best deal for you.

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Leah

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Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Mantra south bank for 4 nights as we were going to a concert at the QPAC . The hotel is in a great location within walking distance of many great restaurants
The rooms were spacious and quite they had very comfortable beds I would stay at this hotel again

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Dear Sarv,

Thank you for your feedback from your 4 days/nights with us. We hope you enjoyed your concert at QPAC too. We have a number of guests who stay with us as it's only a 5 minute easy walk to QPAC and we are surrounded by culture in every direction!

We hope to see you again soon on your next travel across the ditch!

Kind regards
Leah

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Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a one bedroom apt for 2 nights, 2 adults and 1 child. Warm welcome on arrival, the fact that we had paid extra for the child was totally taken care of with high quality roll away fully made in lounge room with towels and extra toiletries provided at foot of bed. The room was modern with fully equipped kitchen. The gym was clean and modern with all equipment in great condition. Unfortunately pool and spa were out of order due to recent storms in qld, however due to this inconvenience, valet parking was given to us free of charge (normally $35 a night). Quality of room service food was excellent. Our stay included a make up service daily, something we didn't expect being in an apt (not provided in other establishments we have stated). At $230 per night you can't go wrong!!! We will be back, thanks mantra!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Dear Shang80,

Fantastic feedback thank you and we are all very happy that you had a great stay and you will be back. It's nice to know that you can stay with us and be well looked after. Even better knowing that your child/children are looked after too - makes your holidays a little more relaxed.

Our pool is open again after the storms - my apologies if we inconvenienced you and your family in any way.

Kind regards
Leah

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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Spent 2 nights in the Mantra. The location and view from the room was great. Room was well equipped, but mini-bar prices on the steep side!! Lots to do and see very close at hand and a great choice of coffee shops and restuarants within a short walk.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Dear st59scs,

Thank you for the feedback. We're very happy you enjoyed your apartment and discovered that South Bank is such a fantastic location to stay and visit.

Kind regards
Leah

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Additional Information about Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

Address: 161 Grey St | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#25 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#32 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#39 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range: £103 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra South Bank, Brisbane 4.5*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra South Bank is conveniently located on Grey Street, opposite the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and within walking distance of several major tourist attractions including the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, State Art Gallery, Museum and South Bank Parklands. Public transport, including buses, trains and the famous Brisbane River City-Cats are all within walking distance of Mantra South Bank, ensuring all that Brisbane has on offer is right at your doorstep. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options such as hotel rooms, studios, one and two bedroom apartments. Maintenance notice Mantra South Bank Brisbane will be undergoing maintenance works on the pool and spa from 8 October until 13 November 2017. During this period the pool and spa will be closed, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. ... more   less 
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