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Mantra South Bank, Brisbane
Ranked #33 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“My Mantra could be the South Bank Mantra!”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

A hotel that I drive past frequently turned out to be the perfect location for a night in the city. On checking in, there was an upgrade from a room to a 1 bed apartment.
This is an apartment I could move into!
Buffet breakfast was good value and all in all the staff were helpful and courteous.
Location is key with this hotel.

Room Tip: My room was next to the lift shaft yet it was extremely quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this review, 10 September 2012
Dear Brizwhiz,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your lovely feedback. We're very happy that the hotel you drive past frequently turned out to be us and that you enjoyed your stay and took the time to let us know.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards

Leah Feldmann
General Manager
Mantra South Bank Brisbane
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

From the moment we arrived it was service with a capital "S". The staff were friendly. We had booked only last minute and the hotel room we were expecting turned into a one bedroom apartment which was very roomy. It was on the 5th floor and overlooked the train tracks but surprisingly quiet. From the person who looked after the valet parking, receptionist, cleaners who we met in the lift, restaurant staff, they all offered excellent service and were made us feel welcome guests. We ate in the restaurant before attending a show and the meal also was beautiful. The rate we paid for the room also included a full buffet breakfast (an added bonus).
All up a fantastic weekend, and one I would like to repeat soon!

Room Tip: One bed apartment is quite roomy and we found it quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this review, 15 August 2012
Dear Glamerous73,

Thank you for your lovely and positive feedback about our team and our hotel. We love hearing from our guests and their experience staying with us and we're very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be back soon!

Until then, take care and happy travels!

Kind regards
Leah

Leah Feldmann
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Mantra South Bank Brisbane
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights in a 1 BR apartment while attending a convention. For the first 2 nights my wife and daughter joined me. The staff are very good and the location is excellent. Close to the BCC, but generally Southbank is a nice area to stay, with plenty of restaurants, TTD for kids, the arts precinct, and ferries close by.
The Mantra restaurant, bar etc are good, although I didn't pay $30 for the breakfast buffet. Most days we wandered a block away to 'Poppys" where $30 bought a nice breakfast for all three of us.
You need to understand that some of the cheaper rooms are cheaper for a reason. Our first room was directly above a railway line and it vibrated at least every 20 minutes as trains went by. The "city view" rooms are on higher floors facing the river, so we ended up paying for an upgrade and were very happy with the upgraded room. Not everyone will care so much about the noise I guess, but you should assume that if you get the cheapest price you may well be on low floor at the back with possible railway noise.

Room Tip: Higher floor and on the river side not above railway lines.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this review, 15 August 2012
Dear BozD,

Thank you for taking time out to let us know your feedback about your stay with us. It's great to know you and your family enjoyed your stay with us overall.

It's a shame you didn't try our breakfast buffet as it's pretty special and for $30 (only $25 if you pre-purchase on check-in) you get a vast array of hot and cold food and beverages to choose from - all in all by the time you buy that from a cafe you would be paying much more. Next time you stay with us try one of our Bed and Breakfast packages and enjoy a leisurely long breakfast with us.

Take care and thank you again.

Leah Feldmann
General Manager
Mantra South Bank Brisbane
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

If you have read any of my reviews you will have an idea that I am a light sleeper who lugs my high and firm pillow around the world, as these are almost impossible to find in any hotel. I was surprised and delighted with the Mantra Southbank having an unusually good sleep for a hotel. Nice beds, sheets and pillows.

The awkward bit was parking. I drove around the buildings block twice trying to find it, listening to my GPS before realizing it was right under my nose. There is no drive in/out entrance...they just use the street. It is a drop zone only.

If you want to use the hotel parking you have to use their Valet car park service and pay for it. We had two cars for our two bedroom unit making it quite expensive. having said that it was efficient on pick the cars up. Dropping them off meant we had to park around the back and buzz them to come and take the car. Quite a nuisance.....and of course there were no netter options around being Southbank!

The rest of the hotel was what you would expect for an expensive (Australian) hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Leah F, General Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this review, 15 August 2012
Dear SmithersinAU,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We think our beds, pillows and sheets are great too (as are our team) and we receive lots of good comments about them.

With regards to our parking we always ensure we're lower than the surrounding hotels in South Bank and the majority of hotels in the CBD and we park the car for you so we take the difficulty out of parking the car yourself and then lugging your luggage to reception. By parking at the front of our hotel at our drop off zone we can help unload your gear, take you into our hotel for your check-in and then park the car for you. We park all our guests cars so we have it down to a fine art. Next time you wish to stay with us, give us a call direct especially if you need parking for 2 cars and we can discuss the best deal for you.

Thank you again for your feedback.

Kind regards
Leah

Leah Feldmann
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Mantra South Bank Brisbane
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment at Southbank Mantra. The room was impeccably clean and of a good size. It is in a great location and the staff were efficient. It seems to have a bit of a problem deciding if it is a low key motel or quality apartment. It could easily be a top quality stay but the fridge was full of those tacky overpriced beers and chocolates and the bathroom didn't have a separate shower. The internet was extremely expensive as was the parking. I think we would would probably look for somewhere else next time we visit Brisbane only because of the parking, internet and expense. Also - the TVs were extremely tiny, and it didn't seem to have any digital channels? Maybe they want you to buy their expensive in-house movies.

Room Tip: Maybe check out Rydges next door for better value.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#24 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#33 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#38 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price range (per night): $154 - $303
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra South Bank, Brisbane 4*
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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