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“Highly Recommend the Mantra Amphora”
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Mantra Amphora
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Palm Cove
Canberra, Australia
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“Highly Recommend the Mantra Amphora”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

We stayed in a 1 bedroom spa apartment; the room was immaculately clean and very well presented with excellent amenities.
The resort is in an excellent location directly across from the beach and very central.
The pool is incredibly stunning especially at night.
I highly recommend the Mantra Amphora, and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Reob
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Lisa K, General Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Dear Reob,
Thank you for your 5 star rating and I am pleased to read that you enjoyed all Mantra Amphora has to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you back when you next holiday in Palm Cove.
Regards
Lisa Knowlson, General Manager Mantra Amphora Resort & Spa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

I stayed 2 nights for work, and as I'm away a bit I thought I'd try a few different hotels in the region. Usually when I'm travelling for work I look for a few things:
Ability to do my own breakfast
Room service for dinner if I don't want to eat out alone
Security

I'd say that while this resort provides a great experience on many levels (great location, good pool, nice clean room with great bathroom and good toiletries), it didn't really meet my criteria.

As the standard hotel room is the locked off bed & bath of a larger unit, it has no kitchen facilities. It did have cups and plates etc, but you had to deal with it all in the bathroom sink which wasn't very convenient. Nor was boiling the kettle in there balanced on the edge of the sink.
The access to the room was a long journey. There is no lift, and units are 6 per staircase. Mine was the furtherest from reception, so after a drive around the car park I had gone up a few wrong staircases until I found the right place. It had no fence from the street to the access to the units, and as I seemed to be the only occupant in that part of the resort, and a few strange people hanging round the waterfront (ie the type who think they can have a crack at young females), I was a little scared coming and going from the room.

As it's more of a stay for a week type place, it didn't have any room service, so I was forced back out on the said main street past the restaurants and bars (and old men who thought they could yell at you) to find dinner.

There is also no room cleaning for stays less than 8 days....

If you're a family wanting a weeks getaway and have a car to get to Coles for a grocery shop, I'd have to recommend the Mantra Mamphora.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Lisa K, General Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Dear chasingpw,

Thank you for your feedback and the opporunity to address your concerns.

Palm Cove is renouned for being a friendly, comfortable and safe destination for singles, couples and families alike. All properties, as is Mantra Amphora, are open plan incorporating the natural environment and providing a sense of relaxation and escapism. Whilst you will not find gated security or high walls, Palm Cove is an incident free area and you have no need to be concerned. Indeed the conveience of the resort located right on Williams Esplanade and the beach provides you with the perfect platform to experience the many resturants and cafes on offer, including one located on-site.

In relation to our hotel rooms, it is important to note that our room types and inclusions are clearly outlined on our various web sites. For those wanting to self-cater we also offer fully equipped 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments which provide ample space for cooking, laundring and dining.

Chasingpw, it is unfortunate that we were not able to address your concerns whilst you were staying with us. Both security and facility needs can be addressed with a simple room move or upgrade.

Thank you again for sharing your experience.

Regards
Lisa Knowlson, General Manager Mantra Amphora Resort
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed for a week with the Mantra and were pleased with the standard of the hotel & the facilities. The pool was great for the kids with the varying heights (2 boys aged 7 & 9) and the spa, they had great fun jumping from one to the other.

The cleanliness of the rooms were fantastic and the furnishings for the most part were what you'd expect. There were little things... one of the arm rests on the couches were marked/stained with what looked like mould? The desk for the TV in our room was a white student desk - totally out of keeping with the other furnishings and really brought the feel of the room down.

The beds were a concern when I booked, however they were one of the comfiest beds we've slept in. Absolutely a delight to sleep in, the bedding was clean and unmarked.

The only point that could be improved... the sound travels through the floors - scraping of chairs/furniture etc. Better padding on the base of the furniture could minimise this. We did not hear anything through the walls from neighbours, just the ones above us.

The staff were wonderfully helpful - they even helped the Easter Bunny to arrive for our kids... having eggs arrive at the room. The kids were stoked!

Tips... follow the maps for the rooms, once you figure out the pattern, the rooms are easy to find. There is a coles supermarket on the way to the hotel - about a 5 minute drive away - this is the closest place to get groceries at normal prices - the local "supermarket" is a rort. Avoid if you can. Vivo restaurant was nice... but there are so many to choose from along the strip, don't limit yourself for choice.

Overall, this hotel met our expectations, definitely glad we chose this place for our first family visit to Cairns.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Fiona S
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Lisa K, General Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Dear Fiona S,
Thank you for taking the time to share your holiday experience on-line.
I am pleased to read that you found our rooms to be clean, comfortable and well furnished. Your comment pertaining to the neighbouring noise will be investigated, thank you.
Certainly the Easter Bunny is very clever and I am pleased he was able to track down your children whilst on holidays with us!
Again, thank you for your positive, balanced review and we look forward to the opporunity to welcome you back to Mantra Amphora Resort.
Regards
Lisa Knowlson, General Manager Mantra Amphora Resort
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Having stayed at Mantra Amphora in 2011 and loved it so much we decided to return.. Upgrading our room to an ocean balcony, we couldnt have asked for a better position within the resort. We were greeted by beautiful views of the palm tree lined beach and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. The room itself is fantastic! We had a dual key room which was perfect for a family of 4. The beds were comfortable and rooms clean and well appointed. The gardens were well maintained and the pool a highlight!! We will be back!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank nicjac
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Lisa K, General Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, 16 April 2012
Dear NicJac,
Thank you for your wonderful view and sharing your experience on-line.
Indeed the property has a fabulous location directly opposite Palm Cove Beach, the perfect beachside retreat. Your comments pertaining to the cleanliness of the accommodation, the poolside area and the presentation of the gardens is greatly appericate and I will ensure our staff are informed of your feedback. Thank you.
We look forward welcoming you and your family back to Mantra Amphora for your next Queensland holiday.
Regards
Lisa Knowlson, General Manager Mantra Amphora Resort
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed in a very reasonably priced one bedroom unit overlooking the pool for the Easter 2012 holidays. Reception were very friendly and helpfull. The room was very comfortable with brand new Samsung large screen smart TV connected to Fox. There was a pleasant fragrant aromatherapy smell when we first arrived and the room was perfectly clean and well maintained. Plentiful airconditioning (one in lounge and separate one in bedroom) and ceiling fans. The lagoon style pool was cleaned every morning and was a perfect temperature with crystal clear water and beautiful landscaping. There were plenty of lounges by the pool Centrally located on the Esplanade with a short stroll to shops, cafes, restaurants, with Mantra's own on-site Vivo being one of the best restaurants we tried. Bottle shop (Liquorland) and tavern immediately behind the resort for stocking up on "essentials", and a small supermarket almost next door for the other "essentials". As noted elsewhere, Palm Cove restaurants are not cheap (esp with public holiday surcharges at Easter) but great quality and worth the indulgence, comparable to Sydney prices for fine dining. There are cheaper eating options available (cafes and self catering, BBQ facilities on the beach, etc) if you do not wish to indulge every night.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lisa K, General Manager at Mantra Amphora, responded to this review, 13 April 2012
Dear JSX,
5 stars! Thank you for your glowing review and I am pleased that our team and property delivered a high quality holiday experience for you and your partner.
We look forward to the opporunity of welcoming you back when you next holiday in Palm Cove.
Again, thank you for sharing your positive experience on-line.
Regard
Lisa Knowlson, General Manager Mantra Amphora Resort
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Property: Mantra Amphora
Address: 49-63 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Amphora)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Cove
#7 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
#8 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
Price range (per night): $135 - $279
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Amphora 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unit 531 is a privately owned apartment within the Mantra Amphors Palm Cove resort. It has recently been renovated and is beautifuully outfitted. The unit is one of the largest and most spacious units within the resort and has the top view, top hosts and is top value. There are two bedrooms - each with their own bathroom (shower,toilet, b ath - spa bath in second bathroom0. The beds are very comfortable with all new linen. TV's in each bedroom. All linen (including pool towels) and cleaning included in the rental. Lof longer stays unit is serviced once a week. The living, kitchen area is a feature of the unit. Full kitchen facilities with new stove, cooktop, fridge. There is a microwave, dishwasher and in the secluded laundry a new washing machine and dryer. The cultery and crockery is all new as are most of the cooking utensils. Second unit has a bar fridge and microwave. The living room has a dining setting and large couch for relaxing and watching the new 55" TV. There is also a new leather sofa. The living room has a private balcony with the best view of the pool. There is a new BBQ on the balcony and an outdoor setting. The second bedroom hs its own balcony overlooking the mountains. The unit will suit a family or two couples. We have the best references of any unit at the Mantra! Enjoy an early morning dip in the tranquil Coral Sea directly opposite the resort or meander your way around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Spend some time relaxing in the award winning swimming lagoon and spa which features many coves and nooks shaded by massive palm trees. Located on Williams Esplanade, on the waterfront, Mantra Amphora is just minutes away from some of the best restaurants in Tropical North Queensland. Wander the stretch of Palm Cove Esplanade to discover a chic range of restaurants and cocktail bars suitable for couples and families. At the front of the resort, guests will find Vivo Bar and Grill. Vivo offers guests Italian inspired food mixed with subtle tastes of the tropics. ... more   less 
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