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Mantra 100 Exhibition
Ranked #65 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Short break”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in Exhibition Street before so knew how close it is for everything. The Mantra was well priced for the time of year my husband and I stayed. It's a clean, comfortable and spacious apartment - just how described. Large bathroom, fair size lounge room with a small kitchenette and decent size bedroom with plenty of cupboard space - comfortable bed! The reception staff are helpful as are the house-keeping staff. We weren't expecting clean towels or the room to be tidied as we stayed through New Years Day but a gentleman knocked at our door offering all of this.
Only negative points were our fridge was iced up - we couldn't even get the ice tray out! Reception offered to have it cleaned but we said not to worry. Also, as in so many hotels the tv remote didn't work properly but I guess you should be sight-seeing not watching tv!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Windsor, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with a friend for 2 nights mid week - it was exactly like the title states. It is located near the Exhibition train station, which was great for getting to the outer suburbs. Didn't spend much time in the room, but it was a nice base for exploring.
I would definitely return! :)

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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180 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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128 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 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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291 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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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:
#60 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#65 Family 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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