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“Excellent location, clean and spacious”
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Mantra Aqua
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent location, clean and spacious”
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Mantra Aqua with our family of 4 in Jan 2014. We'd asked for a room away from the noise of the pool and were really happy with our spacious 2 bedroom apartment. It was clean, had all the amenities we needed and close to great cafes. Pool was perfect for 2 small children and the kids pool with water spouts a big hit. A five minute walk to the marina and beach. We will definitely return and recommend.

Stayed January 2014
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MantraAqua, Front Office Manager at Mantra Aqua, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we can welcome you back again soon
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Had a lovely time at the Aqua Mantra. First impression not great inside unit.. smelt of bleach.. but beds were incredibly comfortable and I am very fussy! It was perfect location..walk to everything.
We have teenagers and an eight year old. It was enjoyed by all ages. Despite no restaurant , there are fabulous cafes literally around the corner.
Definately going back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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MantraAqua, Front Office Manager at Mantra Aqua, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our local restaurants. I hope we can welcome you back soon
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Hi,

We paid full price for unit 60 stay in early january.

I found too many things wrong and when I complained I was not offered a discount or any sort of compensation. Let me say I outlined all the issues below to the reception area:

Firstly the main light and fan did not work in the main room.
The main bathroom shower, I could not push in the lever to swap between bath and shower.
On arrival the balcony door lock did not work - although it was fixed after two tries.
When cooking the range hood dripped water back down to the food.
The lounge has sunk too much and not comfy.
A big cockroach found crawling on our wall.

Overall, unit 60 was over priced - too average for what I paid.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Goulburn, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Great accommodation and facilities would go back anytime. Unit was right outside the ground level pool and spa. Apartment was huge and big surprise that it was so modern. Got a great deal on the internet and would love to visit again.Friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Just came back from a 5 night stay and cannot speak highly enough of Mantra Aqua. We initially booked a 3 night stay and managed to get an extra 2 nights (for a great rate). We had the 3 bedroom penthouse and it was perfect for my wife and I plus our 4 kids. The staff where great, very friendly and extremely polite.
The room was very clean, well appointed and had a fantastic view of Nelson Bay and the surrounding area. We were on the top floor in the first building on the right.
We loved it and would recommend it to anyone, especially families.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I booked a 5 day retreat with my daughters & my accommodation was superb. I spoke with Caitlin who was so accommodating & lovely. She ensured our stay was simply wonderful. We had a 2 bedroom poolside apartment which was fabulous. I can't thank Mantra & particularly Caitlin for a perfect stress free stay. Thank you & I can't wait to come back again in 2014.

Room Tip: Room 39 was fabulous. Corner & noise free.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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MantraAqua, General Manager at Mantra Aqua, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
Wow, Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. It was our pleasure having you and your daughters come stay with us and hopefully we will get the chance to welcome you back in the future.
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Pottsville, Australia
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed two nights whilst travelling down to Sydney. Had two 17 year old lads with us. We paid extra for a room overlooking pool and was very very happy with it. Room clean and spacious. We happened to be there when schoolies was on so yes - lots of young people - having fun and good to see! We enjoyed every moment. Staff very helpful and friendly, resort extremely clean and well situated in town. From the Mantra Aqua we went onto a hotel in Sydney where we paid twice as much for a room which was no where near as nice as the Mantra's. Will definintely go back.

Room Tip: Pay the little extra for a room overlooking the pool/spa/bbq areas.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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MantraAqua, Front Office Manager at Mantra Aqua, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us. We hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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Property: Mantra Aqua
Address: 1A Tomaree St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nelson Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Nelson Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Aqua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just two and a half hours drive North of Sydney is the relaxed seaside village of Nelson Bay and one of the finest resorts on the Central Coast, Mantra Aqua. Mantra Aqua's stylish accommodation includes a selection of spacious, open-plan designed two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, all featuring large living areas flowing out onto large external balconies. Each apartment and penthouse features beautiful stone bench tops in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plasma or LCD TV, DVD player, Foxtel and sound system in the lounge area. The resort features leisure facilities including a 25 metre lagoon pool with cascading waterfall and heated spa, children's play wading area and BBQ areas. Clean, contemporary lines and an open plan layout provide the perfect balance between the surrounding natural environment and the luxuries of resort-style living. The resort is a short five minute stroll to the centre of town or the marina where you will find a vast array of shops, restaurants and cafes. The bowling club and a 27 hole championship golf course are only a few minutes walk from the main gate. Mantra Aqua is the perfect location for a weekend away or relaxing holiday escape. Upon arrival at Mantra Aqua, we will require a valid credit card to be placed on file to cover incidental items including (but not limited to) telephone calls, breakages/damages, excessive cleaning charges and theft. ... more   less 
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