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Mantra in the Village
Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews
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“Short Break”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Myself and Partner spent two nights here. This was a bday present, as we are Cairns locals it is always nice to get away for the wkd. We booked this direct with the hotel, no discounts for being local i'm sad to say. Hotel room was the cheapest with a massive price increase for the 1 bed apartment which had the spa on balcony this would have been nice to have booked.
Overall though our stay was lovely. Room was clean and spacious enough, bit noisy being situated on the main street but located to everything. Secure underground parking. Reception not manned but this was not an issue as someone is on call 24 hours anyway. We asked for a late checkout and they were happy to oblige.
Would stay again and also would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We arrived at the hotel to find the Reception closed ( it closes at 5pm) a telephone on the wall has to be used to call Reception in the other Mantra hotel around the corner who gave us the code for the key safe on the wall. We found our room and it was fine ( not sure what we would have done if not)
There was a notice informing us that the room would not be serviced as we were only staying three nights, this was a surprise to us as was the fact that the Reception hours were 9-5 , it was not mentioned in the brochure it was booked from ( Infinity from Flight Centre). We were not unduly bothered and the staff on Reception were friendly and helpful when we met them! Some travellers, however might have been. The pool in the hotel is pretty awful - and unfortunately we were not informed until our third day that it was possible to use the pool of the Mantra round the corner which was lovely!,
The majority of rooms face the street and noise was a problem to us on the Saturday night - revellers returning home until well into the early hours. Our room however, was large and comfortable and we managed to dry our towels overnight so the lack of change was only slightly annoying. We didn't pay a fortune and the location of the hotel is excellent so we're not really complaining just pointing out the facts for others to make up their own minds. As with most things you get what you pay for, and overall I'd say the Hotel is not bad value at all!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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MantraBOTP, General Manager at Mantra in the Village, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Hi eileenappleby.

Thank you for your feedback.
Our reception hours are actually 9am till 4.30pm but we are available 24hours as you have mentioned.
Stays of eight nights or more do receive a room service , and they are also available for a small cost during your stay.
Also please note that we do have a guest laundry in the building.

I am glad you enjoyed the friendly and helpful service added to your holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Port Douglas again.

Regards , Peter
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

I spent 5 nights in April 2013 at this boutique hotel. We were in room 29, a 1 bedroom apartment overlooking Grant St. Loved the location as we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to in Port Douglas. Didn't find overlooking the road was too noisy. Kitchen had everything we needed and the lounge dining area was spacious. There is a flat screen tv that can be turned to face the bedroom or lounge. The balcony has a spa and is enclosed by louvres. Bifold door from the lounge to balcony opens this area right up. No flyscreens but didn't find mozzies a problem. Secure parking underneath if you have a car. Reception wasn't constantly manned but didn't find that a problem. The roman style pool is small but you can use the much bigger pool area at the other Mantra Resort close by. The apartment was not serviced daily (which was fine by us!) and we just had to ask for replacement towels, toilet paper etc when we needed them. I found the reception staff very helpful. Good Thai takeaway a couple of doors up the street and a bakery one door down. The Tin Shed is worth visiting for a drink and to soak up the inlet views.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Just brilliant, we've been here a few times now and this time had Suite 20. Mantra Village is right in town and close to shops and restaurants. Our suite had 2 bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private verandah and close to the pool/bbq area. Spa bath on the balcony and flat panel tv's. Clean and modern and quiet (above a shop that closes at 5pm). Secure underground parking. Reception not staffed all the time is probably the only downside.

Tip. Take a trip to Mossman Gorge which is just amazing. Great food at Watergate, Sassi, Salsa and Finz.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Sacramento, CA
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed here as part of a package deal including air fare from Sydney. We had a 2-bedroom suite with a kitchenette, so we saved a lot of money by cooking our breakfasts and a couple of dinners. There's a supermarket and a fine fish market just around the corner and a couple of restaurants right on the block, and you're only a few steps from the main drag with all the bars & restaurants. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

Well located in the heart of Port Douglas. Nice pool. Easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shopping and the marina. Port Douglas was the perfect location to stay for our Daintree river and rainforest adventure. It's an easy drive to Cape Tribulation.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Cairns, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Check in was quick, friendly staff.

Good little rooms and a nice pool on the property. We were booked in here for 2 nights but due to a family emergency had to check out the first night. Tried calling reception, no answer. Tried calling the after hours number, no answer. After trying a few times we gave up and just went home. Had to call the next morning to tell them we had left the room key in the room.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mantra in the Village
Address: Corner Grant & Warner Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra in the Village 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Port Douglas, Mantra in the Village characterises the sophisticated yet casual atmosphere of this seaside boutique style accommodation. Mantra in the Village has been designed to enhance the airy Tropical North Queensland climate, with all-weather verandas, slide back louvres and timber shutters all prominent features. Offering a range of accommodation from hotel rooms to self-contained one and two bedroom suites, all rooms include air conditioning, ceiling fans, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and cable TV. Our one and two bedroom suites offer the extra convenience of kitchenette facilities as a private balcony complete with whirlpool spa. Featuring a large Roman-inspired pool and spa with mosaic tiling, cascading waterfalls and fountains set amongst tropical landscaped gardens. The resort offers complimentary parking, in-room internet connection and lift for easy access to the car park, rooms and apartments and street level. Port Douglas provides plenty of attractions and entertainment, including local markets on Sundays, the Marina Mirage complex with over 40 specialty shops, restaurants and galleries, and the famous Four Mile Beach. At Mantra in the Village you are perfectly located to explore everything Port Douglas has on offer. ... more   less 
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