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“Good hotel, great location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

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Mantra South Bank, Brisbane
Ranked #31 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
Dunedin, New Zealand
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good hotel, great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Booked two rooms - one for us, one for teanaged daughters. Got there very early (10am) and after a bit of confusion (they didn't have both rooms on the same booking) - they let us into our rooms then and there, which was great. Dumped our bags and went out to "shop" - Brisbane having much better shopping ops than Dunedin!!! Did the art gallery in the afternoon and had a fantastic dinner at a little french bistro up the block. The rooms were clean and decent value - but there is construction on the street and we had rooms overlooking the rail, rather than the river.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NJKiwiMum
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JNordkamp, Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Dear NJKiwiMum,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay with us.

I am glad to hear that after a rocky start we were able to sort the confusion and have you checked in nice and early.

We are very lucky to have South Bank Parklands across the road with Gallery of Modern Art right on our door step. It sounds like that you might have eaten at PIAF which is a great little French inspired cafe.

Thank you again for your comments and I hope that it is not to cold in Dunedin at the moment.

Kind regards
Jeremy Nordkamp
Executive Assistant Manager - Mantra South Bank Brisbane
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Southport, Australia
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55 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Adults weekend away from our wonderful little children was made all the better by the Mantra. Great rooms, nice views looking at the city and very central to all the Southbank restaurants and bars. NIce buffet breakfast in the restaurant. Stayed there over the weekend with some of our very best friends and had a fantastic time.
(Make sure you stay on the city side and not the railway side though!!!)

Thanks Mantra!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracey P
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JNordkamp, Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Dear Tracey,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed staying with us and that you will choose to stay with us in the future.

I will pass your feedback onto our Executive Chef regarding the great comments on the breakfast.

We will see you on your next adult’s weekend away from the kids and look forward to welcoming you back to Mantra South Bank - Brisbane.

Kind regards,
Jeremy Nordkamp
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012 via mobile

Booked on line direct with hotel and paid a premium for one bed suite - the only option available. Arrived with rental car from airport, parked out the front had to summons concierge as front desk was preoccupied, had to request luggage be brought in. First room next to lift overlooking railway, requested a change. New room designed for disabled person with bathroom fitted out accordingly - with same outlook. Strike three better outlook towards the city for an extra $30 per night. Ordered room service breakfast next morning told long delay best to come to restaurant. Couldn't order al a carte only buffet $30 per person. Maid intruded into room both mornings. Very amateurish not sure it wants to be a hotel or serviced apartments. Overpriced and devoid of any charm.

Stayed June 2011
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

While the rooms are large they are basic. My room overlooks the train line and so is noisy. Close to all the great cafes on South Bank

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Millsy100
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Sunshine Coast
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Advantages: Contemporary hotel that would appeal to a lot of young travellers (I'm more into elegant decor); fantastic location - walk straight across the road to Southbank restaurants, museum, art gallery, theatres etc. High speed internet for work use, nice breakfast buffet - no waiting - ideal for getting to work appointments on time. Walking distance to city shops via bridge crossing.

Disadvantages: Found a big hair sitting on the cutlery in the cutlery drawer in my room, valet parking only - mandatory cost of $30, room rate wasn't cheap, but probably due to location. At breakfast, dirty plates were piled on our table and waitress kept ambling past just looking at them.

All in all, a pretty fuss free experience.

I stayed there with 10 other work colleagues.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dale B
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Additional Information about Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

Property: Mantra South Bank, Brisbane
Address: 161 Grey St | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#24 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#31 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#38 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price range (per night): $146 - $286
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra South Bank, Brisbane 4.5*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra South Bank is conveniently located on Grey Street, opposite the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and within walking distance of several major tourist attractions including the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, State Art Gallery, Museum and South Bank Parklands. Public transport, including buses, trains and the famous Brisbane River City-Cats are all within walking distance of Mantra South Bank, ensuring all that Brisbane has on offer is right at your doorstep. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options such as hotel rooms, studios, one and two bedroom apartments. All rooms have been stylishly designed to offer guests maximum comfort and feature air-conditioning, mini-bar, plunger coffee & tea making facilities, direct-dial ISDN telephones, voice-mail, broadband internet access (fees apply), LCD televisions and DVD player, in-house movies and personal in-room safes. All Studio rooms have a kitchenette and all apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and private balconies, some with city views. The property offers guests an array of professional services and facilities including a 24 hour reception desk, 24 hour concierge, 24 hour room service, on site Stone Restaurant & Bar, gym, pool and spa. Small conferences for up to 48 delegates can be catered for in 'The Boardroom' or 'Meeting Room' and for larger functions, Stone Restaurant & Bar can cater for up to 150 guests. Combined with the close proximity to Brisbane's major attractions, Mantra South Bank is the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers looking for comfort and convenience. **THIS IS A NON SMOKING HOTEL** Business Facilities Small conferences for up to 48 delegates can be catered for in 'The Boardroom' or 'Meeting Room' and for larger functions, Mantra South Bank's Stone Restaurant & Bar can cater for up to 150 guests. Every guest room has Broadband internet connection and secretarial support can be arranged. Fax and copying services are also available for an additional fee. Check In Instructions: (hours of operation) Check in 1400hrs Check out 1000hrs Check in is from 2pm, if you do arrive earlier we can store your luggage for you. Check out time is 10am. You will be required to leave either a credit card imprint or a $250 refundable security deposit along with photo ID on check in. ... more   less 
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