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Urban Basement One Bedroom Apartment

Urban Basement One Bedroom Apartment

1 queen bed
538 sq feet (50 sq meters)

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and dining area
Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cookware/dishware
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Two Bedroom Rooftop Terrace Apartment

Two Bedroom Rooftop Terrace Apartment

1 queen and 1 single bed or 1 queen, 1 single, and 1 sofa bed
753 sq feet (70 sq meters)

Layout - 2 bedrooms, living room, and dining area
Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cookware/dishware
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Two Bedroom Heritage Apartment

Two Bedroom Heritage Apartment

1 queen and 2 single beds or 1 queen, 2 single, and 1 sofa bed
915 sq feet (85 sq meters)

Layout - 2 bedrooms, living room, and dining area
Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cookware/dishware
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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One Bedroom Apartment (Loft or Single Floor Apartments)

One Bedroom Apartment (Loft or Single Floor Apartments)

1 queen bed
538 sq feet (50 sq meters)

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and dining area
Entertainment - WiFi, 32-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cookware/dishware
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Two Bedroom Loft

Two Bedroom Loft

1 queen and 1 single bed
807 sq feet (75 sq meters)

Layout - 2 bedrooms, living room, and dining area
Entertainment - WiFi, 32-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and dishwasher
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Mantra City Central
318 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VC Australia 3000

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 60 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and stovetops. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and tour/ticket assistance.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

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Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 25.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 25.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

AMENITIES:
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 311 reviews
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 20-04-2016
the rooms were very neat and clean.very beautiful view and facility was good.staff was very polite and friendly. very close to heart of city and in the center of city.very well maintain hotel. very quick checkin to the rooms.keep up the good job
from Hobart, Australia
Submitted on 25-04-2016
Accommodation was modern and fully renovated. Quirky and welcoming city pad in the best location to everything Melbourne has to offer. By far one of the best we have stayed in close to everything. Loft upstairs offered the most comfortable king bed and compact bathroom. Downstairs had a lounge and kitchenette which was great for morning coffee. Reasonably priced, friendly welcoming service (staff were exceptional) and very comfortable. Saturday night was a little noisy with a bar right outs... Read more
from Collingwood, Australia
Submitted on 25-04-2016
my second stint at this hotel, i love this place! it recently changed hands from break free group to mantra; it has had a fresh coat of paint indoors, new carpets, funky photo iconic melbourne prints on doors to the room (very nice touch) and everything is within WALKING distance. very clean spacious room equipped with kitchenette, washing machine, it is perfect for long stays, i wish i could stay there at least a month.
from Brisbane Region, Australia
Submitted on 01-05-2016
We have arrived with our car and were given an advice to park in a loading zone by the receptionist at the hotel. However, at the end, we were given? a parking ticket from the Council. When discussed this with ??Paul?? at the reception, to clarify the confusion with the parking, we found him very unprofessional and impolite, to the point that he asked us if ? we have a driving license and?.if we can read the signs (?), which comments I found totally offensive. We were from the other ... Read more
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Stayed recently at mantra city central for a 3 day business conference...upon arrival checked in to a quaint little hole in the wall that went up to a 5story hotel. The hotel itself is situated on lt Bourke street right in the heart of the city not far from Myers and David jones and china town and all the things a shopper would love... The Apartment style rooms quite spacey but rather outdated with regard to furniture and layout... Upon entering I found a Kitchenette with toaster and kettle, ... Read more
from Albury, Australia
Submitted on 05-06-2016
I would not recommend this accommodation even with its great location. I value a good night sleep and this was very difficult with the noise level. The staff where great at arranging another room which was quite and much better then the basement apartment. There are so many other option that are better value for money in the CBD.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Great location and perfect for short business trips. The rooms are very good and provided everything I needed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location meant I was in the CBD and close to restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Great value.
from caloundra
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Close to everything in the CBD. Great location if you are visiting Melbourne! Comfortable stay Quiet room with plenty of space for two people. We were in one of the back rooms so there was no natural light and it was quiet dark. Enjoyable stay.
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 06-06-2016
This hotel is in an excellent location in the city. Walking distance to Flinders Street station and close to a variety of different restaurants and retail outlets (Myer, David Jones - Bourke Street Mall etc). At the time of booking, was advised that I had a city view room. Unfortunately the room was looking straight at a wall meaning the room was very dark with no natural light. The room was clean, spacious, bed was comfortable and had facilities for basic cooking (self contained). I stayed fo... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Fantastic location in the heart of Melbourne. The tram just a few short steps away. Friendly staff and helpful. Spacious rooms, clean and updated. Comfy bed- the couch not so much. There was some noise from the bar on the Saturday night, but this is not a quaint country side village. Overall I would recommend this accommodation and I will most definitely be back.
from Launceston, Australia
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Excellent location and very helpful staff. Room was a little noisy due to being on the 1st floor, but to be expected due to the excellent CBD location. Room was very neat and tidy and had all required items. Would stay again.
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Great apartment! The location was perfect at mantra city central, the staff were lovely and helpful. The room was great and so was the balcony with Astro turf! Thank you for such a good location at a very reasonable price! Will use mantra again and will recommend
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 30-06-2016
I give this review a very good mainly because of the location! The Mantra is in a perfect location for checking out Melbourne city and getting around! The room itself is adequate. I found the spacing of my particular apartment a bit odd - very large living room. And a small bed room. You could walk around the bed, but there was no space to put your bags. I ended up leaving it in the living room. The bathroom was quite compact too. I only ever saw one person on reception which was a bit of a ... Read more
from Mooloolaba, Australia
Submitted on 30-06-2016
A place set back in the middle of the shopping precinct of Melbourne. It was a rewarding experience with comfortable accommodation, great service and easy accessibility to transport.The apartment was great with a good size kitchen and lounge area
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 01-07-2016
So central to shopping precinct and trams. Room comfortable for our stay and great to have bed made up every day. We had an apartment which was handy to have the extra room to put our shopping and use the bedroom for sleeping.
from Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Submitted on 03-07-2016
First room was a little outdated and closed in , , however upon asking to change rooms for the second night , this was allocated , without problem and we were much happier with the given room for second night ... Only dissapointing moment was upon getting into shower to find no hot water ...this was mentioned on checkout , and without question a discount was offered and applied ... We will be back hence this offer of appology ...
from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Submitted on 04-07-2016
I choose the Mantra Central for its close proximity to thee CBD for business. It is my base when I stay in Melbourne. I love the funky fit our of the rooms, especially the loft rooms. The fact that it is right next to the Emporium shopping centre, H&M, David Jones and Myer is a huge bonus. Love staying here.
from Doonan, Australia
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We really appreciated the central location, but due to our room facing the adjacent laneway we were subject to a lot of noise from the bars and passing traffic. We were also woken every night around 4am to the sound of trucks loading cargo next door. Some strange things about the room too, like the wardrobe being full of shelves with nowhere to hang up clothing. The bathroom could do with some work, it was looking a little worse-for-wear and there was no hot water for a shower on one occasio... Read more
from Mornington, Australia
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Stayed here for a night with my wife and it was a great spot to be. Close to everything, friendly staff and a nice clean set up. Being a loft style room it made a nice change from the stock standard hotel rooms.
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 05-07-2016
I stayed on the 2nd floor and I could hear everything going on in Little Burke Street the whole night. Also, I was there on business and there was no free wifi so that was a bit annoying. the hotle is in a great location and the staff were super friendly. I would stay there again if I could get a good nights sleep and be able to check emails.
from Ballarat, Australia
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We chose to stay at Mantra City Central due to its very close proximity to Melbourne's CBD and central shopping precincts. It was hassle free and the room exceeded expectations. Staff were fantastic, very helpful. We will stay again.
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 08-07-2016
Located right in the middle of Melbourne's city rectangle, some 10 minutes' walk north bound to La Trobe St., south to Flinders, west to Spencer and east to Spring, it's the heart of the CBD and major shopping names. The heritage building gives a good feel of Melbourne's past. My kid really enjoyed walking up and down the inside stairs to the loft bed - it was an pleasurable exercise for him.
from Newcastle, Australia
Submitted on 09-07-2016
The mantra central was a good experience. The facilities were of an above average level but the customer service heightened the rating of my overall stay. The location of the apartment was excellent and is what truly made the accomadtion pleasing. Would stay here again.
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Quaint little complex in Little Bourke St next to Myer David Jones and central to everything in the city- we walked everywhere and the trams/transport is cheap and enables you to go a bit further if need be (ie lunch at St Kilda or the Zoo etc). We stayed in the top floor with a roof top terrace- great views even from a building only 5 storeys and perfect for a meal and a glass of wine.
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment. Layout was fine, small kitchenette, a living area with TV and a small 2-seater sofa. Upstairs was a bathroom, shower over the bath. Bedroom was fine, a little bare with no tv or dresser which made the room seem empty. The air con worked very well and the room was nice and warm which is great this time of year! We paid for a late checkout of 12 instead of 10 for $20. Really great to have the option but a bit disappointing that you get locked out of your room at 1... Read more
from Queensland
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Asked for a travel cot for a 4 month old baby and it was broken, there were screws missing and rods falling down. Was not informed there was only stairs to get into Hotel (very difficult with a pram baby and luggage) got to room to find more stairs to get into room.
from Noosa
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We stayed in the top floor mezzanine room and it was awesome, we had our own private balcony within walking distance to everywhere. Only issue was another room was partying all night and was lucky to have 3 hours sleep.
from Lisarow, Australia
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Location could not be better as you are right in the middle of town. For anyone visiting Melbourne with a view to shop this is the place to stay with everything within the shortest of walking distances.
from
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Had a two bedroom, two story room that was perfect for what we needed-which was somewhere for 2 adults and 2 kids (8 and 13) to sleep for the night close to attractions. Limited natural light but was not an issue. decent kitchenette and bathroom also.
from Christchurch, New Zealand
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Great place location wise- couldn't be closer for shopping etc. If you're wanting a good nights sleep -I'd stay somewhere else- street noise kept us awake every night, so next trip I'll be booking a hotel with double glazing
from Launceston, Australia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Fantastic location. My wife and I were looking for a hotel in the city center and the Mantra is the one. Room was everything that we wanted. Nice comfy bed and clean amenities and quite. The only issue we had was noisy guests from one of the other rooms, which impacted on the quality of sleep
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 15-07-2016
As this was a shopping and dining trip to Melbourne, our accomodation choice was perfect. Our aim was to be in the heart of the city and this Mantra fulfilled the brief perfectly. It is in a refurbished building and our room was facing into another building so felt quite claustrophobic but it is in the centre of town and we were only in our room to sleep so it was fine. I would recommend this property for location alone.
from Bathurst, Australia
Submitted on 16-07-2016
This was a solo trip to explore the area, shop, indulge in all types of food, and to just relax - I booked this motel expecting just a basic room necessary for one person and based on its fantastic location which is right in the middle of the shopping district and tram/train stations. What a lovely surprise when I opened the door and found a mini apartment with a fridge, stove and microwave included! The absolute best accommodation I've experienced to date :)
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 16-07-2016
I stayed here for 7 nights and the location was exactly what I was after however, I was expecting higher standard of cleanliness and room standard for something that was classified as "luxury" on trip advisor and is part of the mantra brand. I arrived to a stale smell in my room, and a very run down kitchen and bathroom area in comparison to the lounge and bedroom, which looked modern. The bathroom had very obvious water damage on the side of the counter where it has swelled quite a lot, top an... Read more
from Launceston, Australia
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Mantra City Central is a great location for shopping, easy access to Hardware Lane, a favourite spot to wine and dine and all the facilities are fabulous. Staff are very welcoming and obliging. For a lone traveller it feels safe.
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Great location & overall nice place to stay. Was really close to all the shopping & places to eat. My bathroom had hair through the bath & on the floor though & I wouldn't touch the cushions on the bed.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Centrally located near Melbourne's attractions, a convenient place to stay, well maintained, efficient and friendly staff, you will not be left wanting. Whether it be a shopping trip, visiting Melbourne's cultural and sporting attractions or taking a trip further afield, Mantra City Central is in the perfect location to launch your travels from.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Great location but room was tiny, dark and pokey. Not even a desk. I was going to do some work in my room but it felt like a prison cell. Also, interesting practice of taking a $50 deposit on your credit card and holding it for 30 days - in case of damage while you're there.
from
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We are in 2016 and Internet should be free. Great hotel but all points lost for having to pay for Internet. Unfortunately I will not stay at this place again until they offer free internet. Location ideal and rooms very clean for an old beautiful building.
from wilton
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Great location but hotel tired and old. Very central to everything you could want to do and see. Right on free tram line. Right in the centre of great shopping. Location was perfect. Amenities not topped up daily - not sure why??? Generally an ok stay. Many hotels to choose from in stay vicinity - not sure I would stay again.
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Only complain was that for a self contained unit it had insufficient cooking appliances/ utensils so that made cooking difficult Also since we were visitors to the city I was looking for book in unit to read up on what was in the area food/transport/touristy bits etc
from Noosa, Australia
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The location of this hotel is fantastic. The hotel offers great value accommodation with clean rooms. I was able to walk to everything during my stay. There are many eating options close by the hotel and all major shopping spots are within a few minutes walking distance. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends.
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The room we had felt like we had our own apartment. Three separate rooms including our own ability to cook if we wanted, we had everything we needed. A room in the center of the hotel block meant lots of peace and quiet and three relaxing evenings, leaving the rest of the time to enjoy Melbourne from our central vantage point.
from Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Submitted on 25-07-2016
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at your property from Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th of July. We arrived at 1:30pm to find our accommodation ready for us. I was greeted by reception- Georgia. I found Georgia to be professional and very friendly. After checking in, my family and I made our way up to the 5 Floor to our 2 bedroom loft apartment. Making our way out of the lift and down the hallway to our apartment I found myself feeling a little claustrophobic (which I do suffer from)... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The location is very good and convenient, close to famous restaurants, attractions in the city, shopping centers and transportations. The room is well facilitated and quiet and has enough space. Although it's not very convenient to get down few stairs with your luggage just before accessing your room, it's generally a good place to stay while visiting Melbourne.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Loved the position of the hotel. Shopping right at your doorstep. Didn't expect the second floor so that was a bonus. Maybe the bathroom could be a little updated and the shower a little larger. Enjoyed having the balcony, although was too cold stay out their for too long periods.
from Noosa, Australia
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Although the location is great the rooms were dirty and the bathrooms had very dirty and mouldy corners. Stayed in room 501 and the toilet seat was broken and the corner near the bath black with mould. Nothing that bleach or exit mould wouldn't fix. The carpet had a lot of stains on it and the external noise was loud at night. This is a 3 star site at best.
from Brisbane Region, Australia
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Loved the position of the hotel. Shopping and business at your doorstep. Hotel is convenient, close to restaurants, shopping and transport. The room is well facilitated and quiet with plenty of space. While the bathroom was very adequate, it was a bit old and dated.
from Sydney
Submitted on 28-07-2016
The mantra city central is located on little Bourke st and within walking distant to the city centre, shops and a vicinity of restaurants and cafes. We asked for a one bedroom apartment as there were only two of us, however were surprised with a loft apartment which had an upstairs and a room each to ourselves! Very spacious, great facilities and affordable accomadation.
from Perth
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Good room, well located. Massive cracks in bathroom floor had seen several temporary ineffective repairs. Could feel the floor flexing underfoot and certainly a health hazard. The rest of the apartment was quite ok.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Right next to Meyer & DJs, great for shopping & transport. I got a very cheap deal so had cheap room which was fine for 1 night. I liked the quirky staircase but my room had no daylight as on L1. Doona was wrapped between 2 sheets which I hate! & seemed more prone to coming undone than usual, but that's fairly common practice these days unfortunately. Front desk was helpful. Decor was basic but fine & clean.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 30-07-2016
The rooms were a good size and it was well set up and we enjoyed the stay, how ever the Windows don't open and the view was a brick wall so a bit clostraphobic. May be too expensive for what it was but still overall a good experience
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 31-07-2016
The only reprieve this hotel had was the friendly receptionist call, Will. He gave us a nice room to make the stay positive, after spending hours trying to find the hotel. Oh, there is another posh Mental hotel on the same Street! With snobby receptionistso I've ever met! let alone welcoming. The 315, Little Burke needs cleaner bath room, air vent that works.
from traralgon
Submitted on 31-07-2016
The building is a lovely old building. It is clean and quiet. Very easy to find and in the centre of the cbd shopping. Not far from flinders station an easy walk. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 31-07-2016
We have stayed at mantras previously and have had beautiful service, however this was not the same. We stayed 4 nights at mantra city centre and I wish we left earlier. 2 days in a row we asked for our room to be tidied up and it simply did not happen. I rang reception, raised my concern on the first night and asked for fresh towels. Staff were not bothered and dropped the towels at our door in a rush. Considering we were staying 4 nights we did not want to be out every night, we wanted to spend... Read more
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 01-08-2016
I was very impressed with this hotel! It was nice and clean and right in the hub of Melbourne! The facilities inside the room were great, and the beds were very comfy. Will definitely be coming back here!
from Christchurch
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Great central location - a 15 min walk up from the Southern Cross train station. Clean, comfortable and easy to get around Melbourne cbd. Stayed in a two bedroom apartment and on a second visit stayed in a one bedroom apartment. Both were great.
from Geelong, Australia
Submitted on 03-08-2016
I really liked how the bedroom was away from the TV and amenities. The Bedroom was nice and dark and quiet, so much so I slept in ! pretty good for Central CBD location. We also took advantage of the bars that are close by. Great location
from Rockhampton
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Only reccomendation I would say is to let people know they can park in the loading zone to drop bags off, then go park in car park elsewhere. Very confusing for people who are not used to the city life. Otherwise, everything else was GREAT!!
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Room layout was great. Very different layout to other 2 rooms that were occupied by friends. Would have been a fabulous stay if windows were double glazed for noise factor. I had a very important business trip which was affected by minimal sleep. It was also very difficult to get up entry steps with heavy suitcase. No assistance was available or offered.
from
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We have stayed here twice before and other than the completely inadequate and run down bathrooms (Nobody likes getting into a bath to have a shower), having to cart our luggage up the front steps with no help and having to pay for Internet, we thought this was a pretty average but okay hotel. We especially liked where it is located! However this stay, I booked through booking.com and the picture of what I booked and what we got were two completely different things! We checked in, expecting the... Read more
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Didn't sleep due to noise from establishment downstairs. Bands and emptying of bins till early hours of the morning - need double glazing on windows. Location excellent though. Staff helpful. Loft apartment very small but suitable for 3 people not 4.
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 09-08-2016
The location couldn't be better. In the heart of Melbourne right next to the emporium and metres to a tram stop. Our apartment was very comfortable. Beds were much more comfortable than most other places we've stayed
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 09-08-2016
There are 3 mantras on the same street! Make sure you tell the taxi the address so he knows what one! It was a laugh, until our feet were failing to walk us back to the right Mantra Hotel, after a night out! Location was great! Staff were very friendly & always happy and helpful. The room was comfortable for the two of us and always clean. However we were a little disappointed to find our room wasn't actually on floor 1 but next to the laundry mat - level "ground and a half". The pictures on B... Read more
from Candelo
Submitted on 09-08-2016
I've stayed in a few different rooms here, some are certainly better than others. It's very central and convenient. My only real issue is with the limited parking outside. If you arrive when all the loading zone parking is occupied then the only option is an illegal stop to drop off ones baggage.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Great hotel in terms of location, service, quality of room and price. Unfortunately my room on level one was exposed to a lot of street noise midweek (loud people, a few rounds of garbage trucks, in a very poor night's sleep.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Recently refurbished centrally located hotel .Staff welcoming Will be back as. I could not fault the stays didn't need parking this time but this could be tricky .i If you arrive using public transport the hotel is easily reached
from Bordeaux, France
Submitted on 14-08-2016
It's a good hotel exept we need to pay to get the wifi. In the other hotel wee don't need it. But it's a really nice place to be. The situation it's perfect and the hotel crew was really nice. You van go to this hotel safe Enjoy Melbourne !!
from Canberra, Australia
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I only stayed overnight so can??t really comment on much. It??s so close to the Bourke St Mall! The room was clean and the bed and pillows were great. No street noise where I was on level 2. Really handy to restaurants. The only downer was the truck driver being snarky to our taxi when we were loading our luggage.
from Western Australia, Australia
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Positives: The location is great. Rooms are of an ample size. Negatives: A staff member entered my room while the "do not disturb" sign was displayed. I received an email half way through my stay, telling me my card would be billed, even though I apparently hadn't arrived. (I had arrived and was checked in already.) The elevators were out of use and we had to use the stairs, which are quite long and steep.
from Vientiane, Laos
Submitted on 15-08-2016
I did a lot of research before finally selecting Mantra City Central. Of my search criteria were, location (and ease of public transport), price vs room offerings, other guest's reviews especially regarding cleanliness, water pressure, and other services. I have to say that of the 20 nights I spent in Australia, my 6 nights at Mantra City Central was the best and everyday when we got back our rooms were adequately cleaned, something I cannot say about the other hotels we stayed at. Despite conc... Read more
from Acton Park, Australia
Submitted on 04-09-2016
Noisy, dirty. Parties all night Friday and Saturday. There were drips of who knows what on the bathroom walls, they manage to split the apartment into two areas separated by a staircase going up which was wooden,,,Noisy wooden floor above. Would not recommend
from Australia
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Great location hotel, slightly pricier but worth the quality and very central location. Refurbished rooms and friendly helpful staff. However can be bit noisy on weekend nights from the bars and restaurants downstairs.
from Melbourne
Submitted on 05-09-2016
The room was nicely furnished and clean. The location was great with easy access to Chinatown, emporium, David jones etc... The hotel offered a good range of necessities like towels, hairdryer, toiletries. The only real issue I had was the poor communication at the reception such as inconsistent prices, poor explanation of entry after 12am. Ultimately, reception service aside the room did compensate for that aspect of my stay.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 05-09-2016
I valued the location, very close to work when I had to work late. Great room, clean and comfortable. Mezzanine bedroom meant plenty of room below to relax and make a meal. Loved the old world charm of the building. I will stay again.
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 05-09-2016
We were recommended the basement room. 118. The stairs were not mentioned. We felt the air was stale, no light, no ability to get fresh air. The outside smelt. Even the air conditioning was poor not coming into the bedroom. None of these were mentioned. The bar below us played loud music till 1am. I woke with a headache each morning. I felt drained. This was our holiday away from 5 kids. Felt really tired after the stay.
from Cessnock, Australia
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Great location, central to everything , Friendly reception staff , very welcoming Would recommend to shoppers, couples Great value for money Room was spacious and comfortable and kitchenette had all required to make a pleasant stay
from Adelaide
Submitted on 09-09-2016
The basement rooms and stuffy and hot at all times. The noise from the pub below was ridiculous and ruined our sleep. We could literally hear people's conversations. The stairs to get to the basement weren't mentioned when booking and were difficult to navigate with a suitcase
from Melbourne
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Please be aware that the one bedroom apartments do not have washing facilities, even though all advertising indicated we would have access to a washing machine. Fabulous location with a really comfortable bed
from Reading, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Brilliant room (505) with roof top terrace in the heart of the city. Perfect location, room and the staff were friendly and helpful. Room was super clean and felt like home. Only downside is having to pay extra for wifi.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Clean rooms, well equipped for mid-term stays (I stayed 3 weeks). Dishwasher and laundry machines new and in good condition. Fast and unobtrusive daily refreshing of rooms. Perfect for ease of mind and convenience during a stay for business.
from Canberra, Australia
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, great amenities in bathroom and kitchen, spacious loft style studio. And you can't beat the location- close to tram stops, great restaurants, Emporium and GPO building.
from Kingsford
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Was easy to find. Only a few stops from southern cross station. So quiet for a central location. Room was like a home away from home rather than a motel room. Reception were extremely friendly and obliging.
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 14-09-2016
We booked this stunning old gem in Melbourne thinking it would be a stunning and comfortable place to stay. Unfortunately we were disappointed in the room. The front desk team were the highlight of our stay they were so helpful and warm. The room had torn, dirty old window dressings. The kitchenette was broken and stained. The bathroom was broken, mouldy and so very dirty it was quite disgusting. The saving grace was that it was really just a place that was warm and safe to sleep at night. It's... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 14-09-2016
The location is perfect for business travellers. Trams are about 50 meters away, shopping centres are right at your doorsteps and if you are hungry, there are tons of cafes and restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Fantastic location. Cute, quirky, clean rooms, spacious kitchen and lounge. Comfortable space in good condition. Front desk staff could be a little more responsive, especially with early check in requests and transfers.
from The moon
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Incorrect/confusing check in time, it said 12pm on the booking print out but was told it was 2pm when I arrived, terrible water pressure, smoke alarm went off from taking a shower due to exhaust fan not working
from
Submitted on 16-09-2016
I cannot recommend this establishment highly enough staff went above and beyond their duties to make us feel welcome. The room was clean and comfortable and the quirky style was a fresh change. Look forward to come back again in the future and will tell whoever will listen how good it is.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 17-09-2016
I stayed at this Mantra for 2 weeks as I was in Melbourne for business. Overall the experience was good. I would probably recommend to try a different Mantra though - I saw many around CBDs and City Central unfortunately lacks a few things. The apartment overall was great. It is what I expected with access to cleaning, kitchenette etc. The front staff is extremely friendly and helpful (Thanks Louis) and the location is superb 5/5. For the cons: - No wifi. Debatable, arguable. I refuse to unde... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 18-09-2016
The rooms were spacious, making it confortable and homey to come back to, The receptionist Sam and Louis were amazingly hospitable and welcoming, a real highlight of mantra central. The location was conveniently walking distance away from everything. The room quality was average, not much sunlight or ventilation, but very spacious and comfortable....overall I would definately come back and stay at mantra next time however I'd be more specific on what the details of the room are prior to booking.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 20-09-2016
As the title says. The wifi was really expensive! The room was fine though rather cold. Kitchen was nice. Appreciated having coin laundry available. The location of the hotel is good. Liked having the eco option available.
from Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Only thing found was our Beding wasn't that clean had stains on it and bed wasn't even made properly. But room was lovely over all. Bathroom over was good as well. Kitchen was really nice had all stuff you need
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 20-09-2016
The lack of soundproofing in my room 113 meant that i didn't get to have a good night sleep after a 14 hour work day. It was a bit frustrating and I really don't like to complain. I will continue to stay at Mantras but don't think I'll use this location again, which is a shame because of how convenient the location is.
from SYDNEY
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Very comfortable place to stay and very central. I think computer may need replacing. Great reception staff made stay great right from arrival. And yes they kept their help and happiness right through our stay. WELL DONE RECEPTION STAFF, AND I NEARLY FORGOT ANDREW THE GENERAL MANAGER
from Townsville, Australia
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Thank you for a great stay. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff friendly, helpful and prompt with our requests. Will definitely be recommending Mantra City Central to our friends and family who travel to Melbourne.
from Ballarat, Australia
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Central convenient , stayed previously. Not Noicey at all. as requested quieter room. Will certainly be back! Bed extremely comfortable. Few more power points would be better. Couch needed replacing, however we just put up with it! Did report it when leaving!
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 22-09-2016
The three of us enjoyed our stay at mantra city central Melbourne Louis was very friendly helpful and was a blast to be around he helped me after my foot got stuck in the tram line It's in a Great location And is Clean and comfortable
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 24-09-2016
Great , far better than my expectation , location for shopping,public transport , theatres and more could not be better. Was recommended that we stay , was hesitating to start with , no regrets. We definitely will be back .
from Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-09-2016
I booked this wonderful central convenient hotel for my son for 7 weeks as he is a graduate working in Melbourne for a year. I can't praise the staff for all the help and kindness they showed my son. His appartment was immaculate and extremely clean and perfect in every way. They were like a second family to him and I felt so touched by how warm and welcoming they were. I particulary wanted to thank Sam the Assistant manager and Will who was just superb in every way.
from Nerang, Australia
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Love the location - we can walk everywhere we needed to be - and convenient for dropping off parcels so the shopping could begin again! Rooms not overly large - but perfectly formed. Only negative - you couldn't have the bathroom and bedroom door open at the same time so there were some close calls!
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 26-09-2016
The Mantra is in a great location for those wanting to shop or be close to Bourke St Mall. The loft style apartments are styled well and have all the amenities needed. Overall the room was comfortable and clean.
from
Submitted on 27-09-2016
I stayed at mantra at Russell on many occasions and have been very happy with the quality but was greatly disappointed at mantra at central. This stay has definitely damaged my confidence in the mantra brand. I only stayed here as it was slightly nearer to work and was thinking to give it a try as I was happy with the quality at Russell. At Mantra at Central, I came back to a badly made bed - check out the creases in the photos, with pillows lazily laid on the bed, with deco pillows thrown on t... Read more
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Location of apartments is excellent, right in the heart of the CBD, walking distance to anything you could need. The room catered for my needs well would rate it higher if the kitchenette had an oven or if there was a washing washing located in room but for the money it was great. No complaints.
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