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Mantra The Observatory

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a 4 night stay with friends and started in a small room that did not represent the photos however after one night we were upgraded to a penthouse suite which we thought was terrific for the 4 of us. We had a great stay as a result. Would recommend the apartments and if you like space go the...

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Turramurra, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, clean rooms, friendly & helpful staff, but avoid the courtyard rooms if you can, especially above the buildings' plant room, as they are unnervingly noisy, with no view, & lack all privacy!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights at the Mantra as a Luxury Escape. The hotel is clean and modern with no outstanding features. Unfortunately the Main Beach was closed due to the recent storms and the ocean was dirty. The Observatory lends itself to the beach area however it is a fair walk back to Port town centre. The is quite a bit...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed st Mantra the Observatory for a long weekend break. The 1 bedroom unit overlooked the ocean and had a great outdoor patio. There were bifold doors that opened off the living area. A pool and sauna are on site and are kept spotless. The self contained kitchen has an oven, hot plate, microwave and dishwasher. I would not...

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Tracey B, Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Observatory for 3 nights while moving house. I was a very pleasant break during a stressful (and wet) time. We couldn't fault the staff or the suite. The location is great with beaches, coastal walk and town within walking distance and the Bowling Club across the road.

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Tracey B, Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear we could look after while you were moving house. We hope to see you again in the future.

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A generally well appointed property. Comfortable with some nice touches like 4 bottles of wine and some very classy hand made chocolates. Good position, large rooms, good staff. We opted for a full kitchen but found that it was not as fully equipped as it should have been. Staff rectified this when asked.

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Tracey B, Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your Ocean Road package with the extras. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Culburra Beach, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

clean tidy very good staff great pool,spa and parking but don`t stay in room 305-1. the shop are in walking distants,the rsl club is only 100metres away,great buffet.Would try to request a room on thewest side of the building at 5/6 level.

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Tracey B, Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the the time to write a review. Thank you for your kind comments about our lovely staff. We hope to see you again in the future.

Taree, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a 3 night long weekend booked with my daughter. The weather was terribly, which could not be helped. However we did still get to enjoy swimming in the indoor heated pool, this has always been a big draw card for us to stay at the Observatory. Usually we also enjoy walks however weather did not permit this.

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Thank you for your lovely review. We are sorry to hear that you did not have good weather during your stay, but are glad to hear you enjoyed full use of the indoor heated pool. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to stay in a beautiful location-family and friends fully agree! All our stays in all types of accommodation have had lovely views and were well appointed in addition to other hotel amenities.

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Tracey B, Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review!! We are so happy to hear you enjoying staying with us! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Position very good, however traffic noise part of the room with view. Undercover parking good. Staff efficient however not friendly. Hotel room obviously owned privately with lock on one wardrobe door. Very tired balcony artificial plants and painting on wall. Housekeeping needs a review as there's more to a quick bathroom clean and making a bed. Entry to hotel room...

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Thank you for your response. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We have passed your comments onto our housekeeping and maintenance departments.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill
Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
The Observatory
The Observatory
Cuisines: Australian
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mantra The Observatory offers seaside accommodation in the heart of Port Macquarie. Located directly across from the beach, this contemporary hotel boasts spectacular views over the ocean, river and hinterland, and provides close proximity to many of the areas natural attractions. Secure onsite car parking with an electric car charging station is complimentary for all guests along with free in-room wireless Internet access. Accommodation is modern and spacious with the choice of the Hotel Room, One, Two or Three Bedroom Apartment, and the Three Bedroom Penthouse. Apartments boast private balconies, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, and large TVs with Foxtel channels. At Mantra The Observatory you’ll enjoy an excellent range of facilities including a heated lap pool, spa, sauna, BBQ area, and onsite dining options. Sample the region’s freshest seafood at Scampi’s Seafood Bar and Grill, or visit The Observatory Milkbar for a refreshing holiday beverage. A day spa is situated onsite for your convenience if you’d like to treat yourself to massage or facial during your stay. If you’re planning to soak in the sun there are countless beaches and picnic spots to explore, or for a little retail therapy the town centre is just a short walk away with a collection of boutique stores and retail chains at your fingertips. There is an abundance of activities on offer from the more adventurous including kayaking, fishing, horse riding and camel safaris, to family friendly activities such as wildlife and nature parks, local markets, golf, and ten pin bowling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mantra The Observatory

Address: 40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia (Formerly The Observatory)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Price Range: $144 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra The Observatory 4.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
The Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Resort Port Macquarie
Mantra The Observatory Port Macquarie
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Port Macquarie
#3 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
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“Check whether you are paying for daily service, which is only available for bedrooms and not for apartments.”
 of 5 bubbles 7Out_Of_TOwners, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea View, high floor”
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“Request a beach side apartment”
 of 5 bubbles ijballo, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an apartment with a bedroom that is not stuffy or hot.”
 of 5 bubbles oldwigs60, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't go for a tiny standard room.”
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