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Adam B

Terrible!

1.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 Sept 2023
Do not stay here!
These are privately owned apartments that the mantra run. They are in poor condition and not the same as in the pictures. Hotel staff unhelpful when complaining about the quality of the room.
Dirty, smelly and no soundproofing as advertised.
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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All reviews great location across the road one bedroom apartment city view hotel room reef terminal night market fresh towels good size washer and dryer reception staff great room would stay again the great barrier reef lagoon esplanade balcony
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

A clean and spacious apartment with the best pillows I have had away from home.
Beach towels are provided here for any reef adventures as well as the hotel pool.
Clean and well stocked kitchenette, good sized fridge.
Close to the Marina and the main food and drink strip, as well as night markets.
I will be staying here again

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Good location on the esplanade. Lots of pubs and restaurants near by as well as the lagoon and the Pier. Easy to book in and out. Helpful friendly staff. Got an upgrade to a one bedroom apartment. The pool was in the shade for a lot of the day.

Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Location! Location! Location! Fantastic spot central to the esplanade. Staff excellent. Free parking onsite which is a rare find these days. Most comfortable bed. Block out curtains were great if you like a dark room to sleep in like myself.
We had the 1 bedroom apartment, was clean but furniture a little tired and bathroom and kitchen due for an update. Short stay only 3 nights so no need to make use of in apartment cooking amenities, but just as well as no frying pans, pots or baking dishes were to be found so I’m not sure exactly how if you wanted, to could use the stove or oven. Had everything else you would expect of a 1 bedroom apartment cutlery, crockery,toaster, kettle etc.

Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Our stay here was lovely. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff were helpful and friendly. Happy to help with tour bookings and anything else you needed. Centrally located on the esplanade was an easy walk anywhere around cairns city which is great if you’re not taking a car. We had the added bonus of the hotels pool being heated which was lovely in August the only improvements I would request for the price would be a slightly bigger bar fridge in the room as we were there for a week and the gym equipment needs updating as some of it didn’t work. Other than that would highly recommend he Mantra Esplanade

Room tip: If you need access to cooking and laundry upgrade to a 1 bedroom apartment
Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Room #709, top floor 3x BR & 2+x BR was grossly overpriced (just under $12K for 23 x days!) & room was over rated, room supplied was 2.5 star & certainly not 4 star because room had sparse & dated furniture & fittings inside, dining chair torn, tarnished cutlery, chipped crockery, stained BR walls & outside balcony table/chairs(2) were faded it needs prompt & modern furniture & fittings upgrade inside & out for the price being asked Room #709 was a rip off, pool had little or no sun & was in shade most of the day, whilst Mantra do not own the apartment they need to monitor quality of rooms being offered & price them accordingly even in peak seasons, having said that the Mantra staff provided excellent customer service…but I will not be back

Room tip: pool mostly in the shade
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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