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Mantra The Observatory

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we had such a great stay at the Mantra the observatory I cant wait to return the rooms were clean, comfortable and we had a fabulous view from level 2, straight across to the town beach. we will return again

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Gundagai, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We started our stay with 1 night in the heart of Port Macquarie town as we could walk to restuarants etc. It did not feel like we had a getaway until we checked into our room at the Observatory. We appreciated being away from traffic noise and views of buildings. The ocean view relaxes you immediately. And still so close...

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

Thank you for you for your lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I arrived in Pt Macquarie and were pleasantly surprised by our accommodation. Friendly staff, immaculate rooms, beautiful wine and water crystal glasses, with a lovely view. Our only concern was that the lifts were small and very slow, but everything else was good.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you had a great stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great facilities lovely staff, room was disappointing small windows and enclosed. The opening and closing of the doors was loud. Your car spaces are too small. I really wanted to spend the weekend in a beautiful room. We tried to watch some TV and all the stations broke up bad reception. Not what I expected for the price.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately all of our hotel room have an enclosed balcony with glass louvers. We do hope you will stay with us again, maybe try the 1 bedroom ocean view apartment, it has more space and a fully open balcony.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely overnight stay with Mantra in Pt Macquarie. Rooms lovely and well kept, staff friendly, reasonably priced too. My only concern was the delay in getting a lift! Apart from the lift everything was perfect.

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Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

overall good value,except for continued noise from maybe an exhaust fan in bathroom which made sleep difficult. the unit was very well presented and very clean.T he chance to swap a book is a good idea Kevin Carmichael

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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 you had the opportunity to swap a book over in our library! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pleasant overnighter in well reviewed hotel located in what appeared to be the better part of Port Mac. Room was great, featuring a wonderful outside enclosed balconey/atrium to enjoy the view over the park and coastine. Room was nicely appointed with comfortable bedding and decor. Plenty of towels for barhroom and pool etc. Secure basement parking and good seafood restaurant...

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

Wow!! Thank you for your wonderful review!! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great stay. It sounds like you had a great holiday! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Warilla, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

agood place to stay ,handy to everything 5 minutes to town a nice room the deal that we got was great,acruise on the river atrip to a winery also a trip to strawberry farm and hi;tea areal good stay plenty of good restaurants

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Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have done this earlier becoz now I cant remember the name of the reception lady who was so wonderful, Lisa perhaps? I had a long weekend away over the easter break. Pre booked and pre paid. Near the beach, walking distance to everything. Room was generous, wifi took a day to get connected for some reason. Being easter,...

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay over the Easter holiday. Thank you also for your kind words about our reception team, I will pass on the feedback to them. We hope to see you again soon.

Brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well appointed apartment in lovely location. Friendly staff with great restaurant located at the property. Definitely would stay again if we visited Port Macquarie. Apartment was perfect for short or long stay.

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Thank you for your wonderful review!! We are please to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • 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: $155 - $257 (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 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
#4 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
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“Ocean view is best”
Gerkine, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“ask for a garden unit if you have kids”
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“Pay a bit more for ocean front if you can. Ask for a ground floor apartment if you have kids or are elderly.”
KathyR695, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms with a view of Town Beach are the pick, but also exposed to the noise of passing traffic.”
fourbigkids, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose the West wing in summer - cooler and obviously the other in Winter. All rooms are fabulous!”
F379IRkatieg, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
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