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Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin

88 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia
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#14 of 35 hotels in Darwin
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Whether you're visiting Darwin for business or pleasure, you'll love the tropical style of Mantra on the Esplanade. Offering Hotel Rooms, One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments, all are designed to reflect the local tropical style and comfortable casual laid-back atmosphere. Apartments feature a large private balcony, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry, air-conditioning, LCD TV with Foxtel and in-house movies, iPod docking station and alarm clock and in selected apartments, a dedicated workspace offers WiFi internet (fees apply). Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, beauty salon, same day laundry service (excluding Sunday), business and secretarial services and tour desk. Situated with in the CBD and shopping precinct and in close proximity to Darwin Harbour, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Government House, Cullen Bay Marina, Wharf, Museum and Art Galleries, Mantra on the Esplanade is the perfect choice for your next Darwin getaway. 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 on-site
Wifi
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
Massage
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Car park
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Salon
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
On-demand films
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Ukrainian
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Expedition327751 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great location in the heart of Darwin city! Not even a 2 minute walk to shops, places to eat and Crocosaurus Cove. We stayed on level 8! Had a great harbour view. The room was lovely, comfortable, great balcony and cooling worked well in the heat! Though we were disappointed with the bathroom. Water leaked onto the floor from the basin when used, shower water kept changing from hot to cold and was placed in the bath tub which made it hard to have a good shower! Overall we were very pleased with our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bathroom isn't the best! But pleased with everything else
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Expedition327751, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. However, we do apologise for the maintenance issues that you encountered and have shared your comments with the relevant managers to address. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Terence
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bianca T wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Gorgeous ocean balcony view, clean comfortable rooms with washer and drier. King bed was lovely but would have preferred a permanent single bed as an extra, instead of a roll away. Easy walk to the city centre of Darwin
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great location
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Dear Marginally, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your family holiday with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Terence
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Rob S wrote a review Nov 2023
Albury, Australia14 contributions8 helpful votes
Excellent location. Apartment with kitchen provides flexibility. Great pool. Walks on the Esplanade within a natural setting. Close to supermarkets, restaurants, bus stop (free travel for seniors), information centre.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Nov 2023
Dear robsN1771EZ, Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Terence
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Rachael H wrote a review Nov 2023
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The room was adequate if not a little dated, lighting could have been better. The air con was virtually non existent in the room but the corridors were very cold. Air con actually broke down on the second day we were there, corridor walls were running with water and bedroom was very hot and sticky, it did get fixed the same day, but wasn’t noticeably cooler in the bedroom. Disappointed that there were no restaurant facilities on site. Pool was very nice and had a covered area which kept the water and seating at a nice temperature
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 25 Nov 2023
Dear C2473JDrachaelh, Thank you for your review. We deeply apologise for the inconvenience you experienced with the air con. This was actually a major breakdown and the building manager followed up with the contractor to have it sorted as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it took longer that expected. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you again in future for a better experience. Sincerely, Terence
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Katie G wrote a review Oct 2023
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Basic rooms - no complimentary toiletries, terrible lighting, and grotty bathroom. Didn't even have glasses to have a drink of water. Everything was an additional cost including parking. Awful check in service and I’m still waiting for my room deposit to be released after 2 weeks. Why is a deposit even required these day when you have all my credit details on file.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear katiegl7145IP, Thank you for your review. We deeply apologise that your stay did not meet your expectation. I have shared your comments with the relevant manager and we will be checking every room to make sure that they all have glasses - these are usually kept in the kitchen cupboards for the apartments or in the cupboard next to the fridge together with the cups in the hotel rooms. In regards to the credit card pre-authorisations, we would cancel the pre-authorisation with 24 h after you check out and the banks would normally take up to 7 working days to release the fund. Please contact me via the hotel reception if the pre-authorisation has not cleared yet and we can send you the cancelled transaction slip for the pre-authorisation so that you can follow up with your bank - please note that for confidentiality purposes, your bank will speak only to you about your account. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you again in future for a much-improved experience. Sincerely, Terence
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Rie A wrote a review Oct 2023
Cairns, Australia329 contributions69 helpful votes
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I have used hotels in central Darwin several times and the location and room size here was outstanding. It is close to supermarkets, restaurants, and bars, and the hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean stretching out in front of it. I really looked forward to watching the sunset view every evening. Since our room faced west, we enjoyed the sea view from the balcony with a cup of coffee in the morning and a beer in the evening while watching the sunset. The large living room + kitchen area and bedroom are separated, so it worked well with partners who wake up at different times.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms facing the town are probably noisy on weekend night so the ocean view rooms are recommended.
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Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear riew2013, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Terence
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David M wrote a review Oct 2023
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1. Arrived at 12.30am to a closed reception. Rang the desk number to be told we didn’t have a reservation despite having paperwork showing it. Finally got into a room after 2.30am. Checked out 2 days later with no extra charges so the issue was clearly a Mantra problem. The flight we came in on routinely arrives late meaning passengers will routinely be stuck in the lobby for hours trying to get in to a room.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not under any circumstances book this hotel if there is a chance you will arrive late.
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Dear David M, We deeply apologise for all the inconveniences you experienced. We are working on this matter and will make sure that we have late arrivals covered to ensure that this situation does not happen again. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you again soon for a much-improved experience. Sincerely, Terence
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Mickgogs wrote a review Oct 2023
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
I did find the Mantra difficult to find as there is no signage. It was not until I got to the front door was I sure I was in the right place. The staff were helpful and friendly. The apartment was well appointed and included a washing machine, dishwasher and everything needed for a comfortable stay. It is situated in a good location close to Mitchell Street and the Bi-Centennial Park.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Dear Mickgogs, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. However, we apologise about the signage issue and have brought this to the attention of the body corporate and they are currently working on getting a signage at the front of the property. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Terence
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JenW wrote a review Oct 2023
33 contributions7 helpful votes
Spacious and clean room but dated. The lack of an onsite restaurant was inconvenient. Great central location though. The airconditioning cannot be adjusted for temperature, only for fan speed. So either it is on or off and it was cold at night so the only option is to turn it off.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: No daily housekeeping.
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Dear JWFrequent_Traveller, Thank you for your review. We apologise that your stay did not fully meet your expectation. We have taken good note of your comments and we hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you again in future for a much-improved experience. Sincerely, Terence
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Samantha B wrote a review Oct 2023
Pennington, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
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Very convenient location with shops, restaurants and bars a very short walk away and the sea literally across the street. Its a 20-25 minute walk down to the waterfront but there are lost of nice views along the way. We had a lovely suite with a balcony overlooking the water to see the Sunset. It was a great choice for our 4 night stay in Darwin after a 5 night tour.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Hi U675ZGsamathab, Thank you for your positive review and we’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. Sincerely, Terence
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AU$140 - AU$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
204
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin
Which popular attractions are close to Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Nearby attractions include Crocosaurus Cove (0.4 km), Parliament House (0.10 km), and Breakout NT (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, room service, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Conveniently located restaurants include PepperBerry Restaurant, Kurt's Cakes, and The Rabbit Hole.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Darwin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Filipino, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burnett House (1.7 km), The Old Town Hall (0.6 km), and Survivors’ Lookout (0.3 km).
Does Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.