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Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra

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#22 of 61 hotels in Canberra
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Mantra MacArthur Hotel offers stylish and contemporary rooms to suit all travellers – from affordable Studio Rooms for business guests or overnight stays, to 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites for groups and families wanting to explore the region for a little longer. All rooms feature LCD TV with digital channels, Foxtel, in-room WiFi (fees apply), bar fridge, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board, air conditioning and hair dryer. The hotel ensures your comfort, with a wide range of hotel services including 24 hour reception, express check out and conference facilities. Looking for great food without leaving the Hotel, try our chef’s modern take on Greek Mediterranean cuisine at our new in-house restaurant & bar Podilato serves buffet breakfasts with Mediterranean touches and deli-style lunches daily, as well as a la carte dinners six nights a week. This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Filipino, Hindi and 3 more
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Sherrie B wrote a review Feb 2024
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No mini bar. Restaurant permanently closed. Paid for housekeeping and received none- came back to messy room and dirty dishes! Phone not working in the room. Also had to pay for parking . Will never ever stay again ! 2 stars at best. Also had to pay upfront! Very very dissatisfied
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: No restaurant onsite No housekeeping
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Response from Nick Tither, General Manager at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Sherrie, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. This review has been passed onto our Housekeeping Management to review & take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence as this is not up to our high standards. Our Restaurant is currently open for Breakfast and Lunch on weekdays and only Continental Breakfast on weekends. We also have pre cooked options for Dinner. Also, we are in process to open our dinner services soon. As the hotel does not have its own parking we offer discounted parking for public parking located next to hotel. Alternatively street parking options are available near to hotel. Once again accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience. Hope you give us another chance to serve you better. Regards Nikhil Hiremath Front Office Manager
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David M wrote a review Dec 2023
Ormeau, Australia363 contributions90 helpful votes
Although the room was well presented clean and tidy, it was less than expected for the price tag. Parking was extra and continental breakfast was expensive. We stayed here two night, it is centrally located to many of the Canberra attractions and is easily accessed.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We have passed this review onto our respective teams to take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. The issues mentioned are not up to our standards and we understand some of these inadequacies are a priority to rectify. Team Mantra
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davidstephens0n wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Apart from the rooms being tiny, no where to eat in hotel, no food nearby, difficult to exit, no footpath to walk, almost got run over, never again..only packets of chips and breakfast in the morning available
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi David Stephens, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We have passed this review onto our respective teams to take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. The issues mentioned are not up to our standards and we understand some of these inadequacies are a priority to rectify. Team Mantra
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Alison P wrote a review Nov 2023
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Basic facilities and the location suited me. Definitely a no frills experience but it was budget priced for Canberra. Housekeeping is sloppy and the shower grille was filthy and full of hair. Asked to have it cleaned and it was but didn't do anything about the mouldy spots on the grout. No breakfast or cafe options as cafe is set up but not functioning. You get what you pay for!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Walking distance to Ainslie shops which are good. Hiring a bike could be a good option to get...
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Hi R5424Glalisonp, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. This review has been passed onto our Housekeeping Management to review & take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence as this is not up to our high standards. Team mantra
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Marty wrote a review Nov 2023
Parkes, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Convenient location, great cheap car parking, rooms need updating, shower drains need cleaning, staff are great. Value for money but rooms definitely could be updated & checked, eg our bed sheet had a big hole in it’s side
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Tighe490, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. This review has been passed onto our Housekeeping Management to review & take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence as this is not up to our high standards. Team Mantra
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Jonbelmonte wrote a review Oct 2023
Darwin, Australia20 contributions21 helpful votes
Small pokey room that are only serviced weekly. Wall that thin you can hear your next door neighbour snoring. This is a no frill and bare minimum Hotel with no dining or bar facility. You can buy drinks and take them to your room - the hotel reminds me of student accommodation or budget hotel
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Nov 2023
Thank you for staying at the Mantra MacArthur Canberra and taking time to provide a review. At Mantra, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore, your feedback is very important to us. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Uvin
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BoardingPass680728 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Very Noisy environment as there is a construction site next to hotel and there is no owned parking for hotel and no breakfast too. I don’t think there will be any improvement till construction is completed.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hi Boardingpass680728, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We have passed this review onto our respective teams to take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. The issues mentioned are not up to our standards and we understand some of these inadequacies are a priority to rectify. Team Mantra
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craigr0bins wrote a review Aug 2023
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Far from expectation for $$$ - no catering at all - no communication from staff - rooms not serviced daily, just an all-round fail! It should be rebranded an IBIS - they may just accept it based on my experience.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi CraigObins, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We have passed this review onto our respective teams to take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. The issues mentioned are not up to our standards and we understand some of these inadequacies are a priority to rectify. Team Mantra
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johnvaughan1964 wrote a review Aug 2023
Cowra, Australia66 contributions45 helpful votes
The breakfast is a box of cereal, some yogurt and stewed fruit. Not great! The hotel is located near nothing. 2km from Dickson and 2km from Braddon. Close to nothing! The staff were nice enough, but the rooms were small. Also no EV charger. Would I stay again. Probably not.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Hi Johnvaughan1964, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We have passed this review onto our respective teams to take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. The issues mentioned are not up to our standards and we understand some of these inadequacies are a priority to rectify. Team Mantra
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W-Mark** wrote a review July 2023
London38 contributions47 helpful votes
Standards have dropped at this property significantly recently so I recommend avoiding and staying elsewhere. Rooms not serviced daily now but worst is dishonest staff unfortunately. No restaurant on site now, no mini bar,
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Also a large construction site adjacent at the moment. That didn’t other us but May bother you.
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Hi Pioneer802877, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the property. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We have passed this review onto our respective teams to take the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. The issues mentioned are not up to our standards and we understand some of these inadequacies are a priority to rectify. Team mantra
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AU$136 - AU$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra
Which popular attractions are close to Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Nearby attractions include Haig Park (1.0 km), All Saints Church (0.9 km), and Ainsley Football and Social Club (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elemental, Dickson Dumpling House, and Garden Atrium Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Vietnamese, Filipino, Sinhala, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra?
Many travellers enjoy visiting National Archives of Australia (4.8 km), Calthorpes' House (7.3 km), and Albert Hall (4.1 km).