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Mantra 100 Exhibition
Ranked #72 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Mantra”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Quite good for purpose, which was business, bedrooms a little small and no fitness centre was a bit of a bummer. Service was great and reception was helpful and accomodating. I would stay there again for a business trip

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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182 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Compared to other mantra properties I have stayed at. Found the hotel generally Very noisy - plumbing or lifts - not quite sure what but disruptive. Walls must be very thin as was aware of neighbours peeing and definitely seemed more noisy than other hotels.
No food or drink in hotel so buy provisions before arriving. No water in fridge. Room service is available via external service so takes longer and can't buy wine by the glass and stops at 10.30pm. There is a 7-11 a couple of doors down for basics.
No lamps in main room, just overhead light so not restful. Also bedside lamp not working, cable broken and unplugged so clearly known to housekeeping but not fixed. Also no door spy hole.
Felt under-done compared to other Mantra hotels but is clean, comfortable and well located.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Very well presented. Don't be put off by the tiny entrance and foyer. Good service rooms are very clean tidy and spacious. The seperate bedroom to the kitchenette makes for a great layout. Well located in the city and handy to transport.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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292 reviews
86 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Mantra for a brief 12 hour visit to Melbourne for an awards night.

The rooms are large, spacious and well kept. They consisted of a bedroom, bathroom, laundrette, lounge and kitchen area.

Hotel staff are friendly.

Room service only runs until 10:30pm so be sure to order before then.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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New South Wales
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The entrance is almost hidden in the street architecture of Exhibition Street and as you enter there is quite a small reception area as this is an apartment hotel without the marbled halls of, say, the Park Hyatt. Check-in was swift and efficient with none of the problems sometimes encountered when using an agency online booking system. The room was smart (recently refurbished) comprising a sitting room with well equipped kitchenette, a bedroom and a large bathroom. The layout means the bedroom is between the sitting room and the bathroom with no direct exterior light but this can mean it is quieter although the builders in the adjacent street were active very early (not the hotel's problem). My room was closest to the lift but no lift noise at all. Evening dinner restaurants are a short walk away with a British-themed pub and the whole of Chinatown just a couple of minutes walk. Breakfast can be either a pack purchased at reception or there are plenty of cafes Mon-Fri catering to the CBD workers (slimmer pickings at weekends). The accommodation was smart, well presented and the price very fair for this location. If you don't mind DIYing it for meals, it is a very good option for the CBD, especially for business travellers visiting the nearby government offices.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We were in Mantra 100 Exhibition for 4 night after spending 2 nights earlier in Fraser Place. This Mantra is situated on the south end of Exhibition St and is basically near the bottom right corner of the CBD (since CBD is basically square/rectangle). Situated on a slightly quieter area of CBD with two theaters, shops, convenient stores and quaint cafe and restaurants nearby. The reception area is nice and compact. One thing that makes this place different is the bubbly and friendly reception. One of the best I've experienced. Very welcoming host and enthusiastic to all our question about what to do in Melbourne. Even when there are certain things they are not sure about, they will find out about it and called our rooms to inform. And we experience the same level of helpfulness with all the reception staff during our stay.
We stayed on level one. Upon exiting the lift, there are three flight of stairs up to go to our room and upon entering our room there are three flight of stairs down to the living and bedroom. Really not sure why it is design this way. Very uncomfortable especially when we were carrying our luggage and our baby pram. The corridor from the lift to the room door and also in the room upon entering is very narrow making more difficult to maneuver when pulling our luggage and the pram. However, once inside the living area, the apartment is very big and spacious. The bedroom is nicely compact without being too small and the wardrobe is huge for a hotel. The kitchenette is well equipped with high table and two chairs to have a bite or a mug of nice selection of coffee and tea provided FOC. Stove and microwave oven came in handy to prepare a nice simple meal for breakfast or supper at night. Fridge is also provided. We packed it with foods (uncooked, leftovers, chocolates...) and milk (milk is apparently cheaper than soda and even bottled drinking water in this part of the world)
The sofa in the carpeted living room is just comfy with a good size LCD tv for entertainment. We took the room overlooking the lane beside the building. There is a club on that lane and during weekend nights, we can hear some faint noises of the trance music and crowd conversation if we were sitting in the living room near the window of our apartment. Yes, some noise but very faint to bother us and almost inaudible if we were sleeping in the bedroom. Might disturb those light sleepers but it didn't bother us one bit.
Bathroom is located on the left of our room entrance. Came with a bathtub which was useful to just immerse and lay yourself into after a day our touring the city. However, the tub is a bit high and coupled with water on the floor which does not seep properly into the hole creating some water puddle, it can get slippery after every bath/shower. Something that the management need to look into.
The room came with a washing machine and dryer. Very handy for those who packed lightly for their trip. While it may take a while to understand the step by step operation provided by the hotel management, it was quite easy to operate once you get use to it. May take a while to complete the wash and dry cycle but we were pleased with having a clean and dry clothes at the end of the day. Iron and ironing board is also provided inside the wardrobe.
Wonderful place. Will not hesitate to come back if we were to return to Melbourne.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Located within easy walking distance of Burke St, Collins St, MCG etc. We had a first floor room overlooking the street and it was still quiet enough. Mini kitchen would have been enough to prepare a meal if we wanted to.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mantra 100 Exhibition
Address: 100 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Apartments)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#65 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#67 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra 100 Exhibition 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boasting spacious, contemporary designed one and two bedroom apartments, Mantra 100 Exhibition offers guests maximum comfort in the heart of Melbourne's cosmopolitan CBD. Surrounded by Melbourne's famous fashion boutiques, theatres and restaurants, the hotel offers modern apartments with quick and easy access to popular entertainment and sporting venues. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Rod Laver Arena and Federation Square are just a few. The hotel's spacious apartments are all stylishly furnished and featuring air-conditioning, LCD Televisions with digital channels and Foxtel stations, stereo's with iPod docking stations and CD player, kitchenette, laundry facilities, lounge and dining areas Mantra 100 Exhibition Street delivers contemporary accommodation in the heart of Melbourne, ideal for business travellers, holiday makers, short-term and long-term guests. For your comfort, the hotel and all apartments at Mantra 100 Exhibition Street are strictly non-smoking. ... more   less 
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