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4.4 out of 5

"Motel was quite dated and staff seemed overworked providing minimal detail at check in but apartment was large and very comfortable. We were on the ci ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 14 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Darwin awaits you at Mantra on the Esplanade. You'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Darwin Waterfront and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Mindil Beach. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

All 204 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 4.5-star Darwin City Centre hotel, attractions include Cullen Bay Marina and Casuarina Beach.

Hotel Room City View (Unserviced)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$160* Per night/room 31 Oct. - 1 Nov.

Hotel Room Harbour View (Unserviced)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family room with Balcony & City view (Unserviced)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

3 Bedroom Apartment (Unserviced)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Family Room with Balcony & Harbour View (Unserviced)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom City View (Unserviced)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mantra on the Esplanade ratings based on 558 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mantra on the Esplanade

Everyone (339) Couples (153) Family (61)
4 out of 5
Motel was quite dated and staff seemed overworked providing minimal detail at check in but apartment was large and very comfortable. We were on the city side so were initially disappointed with no harbour views at all but we were expecting that. It was very noisy from Thursday to Sunday on the city side with music going until wee hours. We had an apartment without housekeeping which was fine but there was no rubbish chute or bins to leave rubbish so were told to leave outside our room and advise reception. One day it wasn’t removed at all until the next day. Would be better to have rubbish facilities available. We had to pay an extra $15 a day for parking which should have been included in the price. Pool area was nice and location excellent. A bit overpriced but we still enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Sep. 2020 by Team MOTE

Thanks for your valuable feedback and we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay overall. We'll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know and we hope to welcome you again soon.

3 out of 5
The location is good and staff were helpful and friendly however their was a lot of drunks walking around. Got woken up at 4:30am by a party in room next door and the noise continued until later in the day. Their was about 10 people there and most of them were not paying guests at the hotel. The photos are misleading as i booked a city view apartment with a balcony and got and ocean view room with no balxony and no window. Room was small and cramped. I would not recommend and definitely will not stay here again. Much better acconadation around for less money. Dissapointed

Posted by , from Brisbane on 13 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Sep. 2020 by Team MOTE

We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issues you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

2 out of 5
I have stayed at Mantra before and it has been excellent. This time, I was checked into a renovated one bedroom unit with esplanade and water views. 3 hours later I was notified by phone that due to 'maintenance issues' with the unit, I had to be relocated. What maintenance issue was not unclear. So I ended up in a half renovated smaller unit with view over the carpark. Potentially because I'm local? Not the stay that I had envisaged hence I didn't enquire how to extend the stay for a few more nights.

Posted by , from Darwin on 26 Aug. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Aug. 2020 by Team MOTE

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at the Mantra on the Esplanade - Darwin. We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issues you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

3 out of 5
It was unique in the fact that it advertised cable TV or satellite TV and then when you got to your room there was not. It was of course The obligatory football channels but not the movie channels as I was told on the phone when I called ahead. Wotif FAILURE once again

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2020

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7 Aug. 2020 by Team MOTE

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at the Mantra on the Esplanade - Darwin. We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issues you experienced. Thanks for letting us know. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to welcome you for a much-improved stay in the near future.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2020

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7 Aug. 2020 by Team MOTE

Thanks for your valuable feedback

3 out of 5
I liked the 3 bedroom apartment with the view, but the $200 deposit was a bit steep, especially if your visiting Darwin for the weekend and the accommodation takes a chunk of your spendings...

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2020

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31 Jul. 2020 by Team MOTE

Thanks for your valuable feedback and we will share your comments re the deposit with our company finance team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon,

5 out of 5
The 3 bedroom apartment provides plenty of space for a family with 3 teenagers to spread out. Rooms were clean and comfortably furnished. Plenty of towels. Kitchen was well stocked with crockery, cutlery and cookware. Location is central to cafes, restaurants and shops.

Posted by , from Northern Territory on 11 Jul. 2020

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13 Jul. 2020 by Team MOTE

Thanks for your valuable comments

2 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2020

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3 Mar. 2020 by Team MOTE

We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

4 out of 5
liked location close to Mitchell street and City liked view over water

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Feb. 2020 by Team Mantra

Many thanks

4 out of 5
Felt well looked after by friendly staff in a convenient location.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 24 Feb. 2020

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28 Feb. 2020 by Team Mantra

Many thanks

About the Mantra on the Esplanade

Location 88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the luxury Mantra on the Esplanade. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4.5-star Darwin hotel is smoke free.

  • 204 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1997
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Darwin, NT (DRW-Darwin Intl.) (12.5 km / 7.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mantra on the Esplanade offers 204 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Mantra on the Esplanade has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 40.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 28 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 25.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 25 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Covered self parking fee: AUD 15 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 40.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel
  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel Darwin
  • Mantra Esplanade Darwin
  • Mantra Esplanade Hotel Darwin
  • Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin
  • Mantra On The Esplanade Hotel Darwin
  • Mantra Esplanade Hotel
  • Mantra on the Esplanade Hotel
  • Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin
  • Mantra on the Esplanade Hotel Darwin

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
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