"Canberra side trip"
Took a day and a half to visit Canberra and stayed at this property. The room was extremely generous in size and the staff at the hotel were fantastic and helpful at every turn for a first time Canberra visitor. The location of the hotel is on one of the main bus lines making it easy to get around, only a few blocks from the main shopping and entertainment […] area, the main city bus depot, and the Jollimont Centre if one is busing to/from Sydney. The only downside was the room was a bit cold and given the size of the room took a while to warm up. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A soft refurbishment will make a world of differenceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff, not quite 4*"
We had a lovely stay, for 3 nights at a special, mystery hotel, rate. We had friendly, helpful staff but have one complaint, and a minor annoyance: The complaint was that there was no power point on one side of the bed. A definite negative in the age of rechargeable e-readers, laptops, phones, etc. After 2 different attempts we were able to secure an […] extension cord. The other annoyance was the pool was also only about 10m long, so, no laps. Other than those things, the hotel is comfortable, great housekeeping, typical chain type hotel. We didn't use the restaurant or bar so I can't comment about that. There are some rough edges but overall a pleasant stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Deal in Expensive Canberra"
This is a nice hotel, especially for the price. I have been in Canberra for two weeks and this is by far the best quality for the price. I had a great sleep and the staff were friendly. It is a convenient walk to the dining spots in London Circuit, and about 20 minutes to ANU. Hotels in general are super expensive in Canberra and this hotel is quite […] nice and not far from the action. Highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, everything you'd expect from a good quality hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"booking not received"
Unfortunately the hotel had not received the booking from hotels.com so there was some delay with check in but hotel staff were very good in finding a solution particularly given hotel was full.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel in Inner North of Canberra"
Overall a well maintained property - significant road noise if you are at the front of the hotel (and both times I have stayed at this hotel I have been placed in the most forward room without a balcony - this hotel does tend to give website bookers their worst rooms) - but service was good - room cleaned daily and well maintained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
small indoor pool was disappointing. Breakfast was great on first & last days but terrible on second day. Room was clean and comfy. Staff very friendly. No free parking, either $12/day under building (if available) or metered parking behind building. Overall a pleasant stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great breakfast, no problems."
great breakfast, good room, staff were helpful, great location, clean. would recommendGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the city"
Needs double glazed windows in bedroom to stop noisy northbourneGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Disappointing Room"
After somewhere close to the city we got a 1 bedroom apartment, lucky it was at a discounted rate, I would have been even more disappointed had we payed the full rate. The room was very dusty and the walls and ceiling had numerous duty smudges over them. Forget about getting a good nights sleep, the floor was softer and more comfortable than the mattress. […] Definitely will not be staying there again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but the hotel is past its prime"
My partner and I stayed here for 1 night to see Floriade. The location of the hotel is great, being within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants in Civic. However, the interior of the hotel is looking very tired and needs updating. The room needed a good clean - there were dead moths everywhere and we didn't want to go onto the balcony because […] it was coated in bird poo. The room seemed to smell of stale smoke, covered with air freshener. The bed seemed to be a double rather than a queen size. Finally, the buffet breakfast (included in our room price) was of very low standard - among the least impressive we've ever eaten. The Mantra might have been a nice hotel about 10 years ago, but it is now sadly past its prime. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel in the centre of Canberrs"
We stayed here for one night. We purchased a Floriade package, which turned out to be a good value. It was a one-bedroom apartment with full kitchen, a bathroom and a laundry. The included hot buffet breakfast was fantastic. They even had fresh berries served apart from different fruit, including whole strawberries, bluberries, raspberries and kiwi […] fruit. That was a nice suprise. Also they serve smoothies of different flavours, which kids love to drink. That was also a nice suprise. The late check out (12 o'clock) was also included in the package. We didn't use the WiFi, which is not cheap but had to pay for the parking. The staff were very friendly. We forgot few things in the wardrobe and only found out when we came back home. After calling the hotel the staff member went into the apartment to take a look and got our things. She organised to post them for us. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
it is good to have some complimentary water in side the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel walking distance to Canberra. Reception staff helpful and friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel close to National conference centre"
Comfortable and adequate for purpose of my visit to Canberra. Only negative was amount of construction around the area bit when that is finished I a sure it will be much better. Food wasn't great but ok - prices very reasonable for room service and the service was very efficientGenuine Expedia guest review
Location location. That's about it. Don't get too excited. Perhaps look at all the hotels in that area and check hose reviews. I had a 5am fire alarm wake up so not impressed!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Located close to restaurants and a easy drive away to all the sights. Excellent service and good breakfast for all the family. Good size pool area and sauna. Rooms nice and clean and a good size.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ageing hotel, to be avoided!"
Poor service, shabby rooms, good location and modrately priced... mjust don't expect too much!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Average to above average hotel"
Nice, clean, tidy hotel in good downtown location albeit abit of street noise plus underground parking too tight for larger vehicles plus you have to pay for parking which was a negative surprise.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great close to city."
we loved the mantra, close to everything and nice rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A good overnight stay."
We stayed overnight after a skiing trip. The room was very clean, the bed's were prepared. It was perfect for sleep after an exhausting day of skiing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in central location"
Received a complementary upgrade upon arrival. Staff were generally very nice and helpful apart from one staff member who was quite rude. Good location, moderate walk to most attractions. Had an excellent meal in the hotel restaurant. Would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall the stay was good except for the bed it was very hard and uncomfortable. The room was clean and well appointed. The restaurant is very good with a fair selection of meals but I bit over priced. Breakfast was terrible cold bacon and eggs and coffee was also cool.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A journey back in time"
Very basic refurb of a 1970s hotel. Noisy wall mounted air con that will keep you awake. Otherwise you are getting what you pay for...find another $30 per night and treat yourself elsewhere.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent budget hotel"
Staying in Canberra for a conference at ANU and needed something close and comfortable. Cannot fault the Mantra as it had all I needed the room was huge, with living area and kitchen and even had a wahing machine and drier in the large bathroom, not that I used them. In house dining well priced, both breakfast and evening. Only gripe not enough milk […] for coffee/tea, but that was easily remedied with a convenience store round the corner. Strongly recommended, and I would use the hotel and chain again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel excellent staff. Great location"
Best thing was the complimentary bottle of wine awaiting our arrival . In today's context nothing is complimentary so very nice touch Mantra.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close walk to the city centre"
Was very reasonable and close to the city heart so you can walk thereGenuine Expedia guest review
Got a free upgrade which was nice, however it was on the second floor and the balcony lead to a massive building/car park..so no sun what so ever got into the room. Makes me wonder how the original room would of been. Condition seemed a bit neglected, marks on the walls, old furnisher. Very roomy, good kitchen, good bathroom (combined with washing […] machine) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Centrally located 5 minutes walk to CBD>"
located close to large shopping complex and good restaurants made for an enjoyable stay in the national Capital.Genuine Expedia guest review
Really needs exhaust fans in bathroomsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good service, but poor rooms"
We had 2 rooms essentially. Both had very dated, noisy, and slow aircon. The stereo in the main room had ugly brown spill stains on the speakers. That might be forgivable for a relatively new stereo, too recent to replace, but this stereo still had a tape deck. Big hole/dint in the wall hidden behind a chair. The whole place really needed to be renovated. […] It felt far from 4.5 star. However service was good. The buffet breakfast was tasty and well catered. The rooms were relatively comfortable overall, and large, but needs work. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location in canberra cbd"
This hotel was okay for a one night stay but wouldn't want to stay longer. Hotel is comfortable but quite old which made the room quite noisy from outside hotel due to thin windows so traffic and people noise was annoying through the night, also ac/heater was something out of a museum and was the noisiest, rattling thing you could get. They have spent […] money tidying place but failed to spend on important areas in the rooms. Pool is pretty cool in the basement. Also parking at an additional cost in your own car park, just put it in the room rate. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Overpriced but handy"
Close to city and all other attraction. But overpriced.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the CBD, great location, can walk to CBD"
Had problems with no room on arrival. Came back a couple of hours later and my room was given to someone else with a similar name. Given another room, but when I arrived at this room someone else was already in the room. Went back to reception and was then given an upgraded room which was very nice. As I had booked my room through Expedia a good couple […] of months earlier and had received a confirmation saving my room was reserved, I found this experience a bit off putting. However the upgrade was excellent and the motel itself was excellent, (location and price). Felt the staff I dealt with lacked professionalism, perhaps they were new. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Staff very friendly & helpful . Have a small restaurant Zipp - food was very good - had mixed Mezze Plate and various steaks etc - was cooked as requestedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Service was good & bad depending on the reception consierge I found that the Location was excellent especially for my needs at the time However although the Meal Staff were very good The Breakfast was very poor & the range was limited Parking spaces were limited & there was no other off street parking a cost of $12.00 per night when you pay an average […] of over $200.00 per night was a bit rich Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel but very expensive"
Cheapest place I could find on hotels.com near the courthouse. But still not all that cheap.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice enough hotel"
It's a nice enough hotel, however the staff at the front desk could barely manage a smile whilst I checked in. The fire alarm went off twice in the middle of the night, on check out the receptionist asked if I had a good nights sleep, clearly the staff can't communicate between shifts! Rooms are ok, couple of years old and clean enough, with standard […] art work of Canberra throughout. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Mantra on Northbourne is in an ideal location. Only a short walk to great restaurants, shopping. Staff were friendly and helpful. The only disappointing aspect was the lack of cleaning the room was given on the second day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, easy to find, everything went well"
Guest stay. Try not to get room 111 as it is close to the parking garage and you can hear the door open and close.Genuine Expedia guest review
I was attracted by the online discount but I thought the reduced price simply matches what I would pay for it normally. A nice hotel to stay and rest. Definitely worth a visit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
External noise from floor(s) above caused sleeping problems (Complaint made at time)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very small room and dirty bathroom"
We were very excited to be staying at the Mantra. Upon arrival the entrance was lovely and customer service was great. The problem was our room was very small and the bathroom was dirty and the shower was filthy and had terrible facilitiesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the money!"
Over priced buffet ($25 pp) with poor quality and limited quantity. Even scramble egg tasted awful! Narrow front entrance and traffic got stuck in front. Selfish drivers left in front and other cars can't get through!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ideal location in Canberra"
Mantra on Northbourne is a well appointed hotel close to the heart of Canberra. Staff excellent. Rooms well maintained.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Motel style for a hotal price."
The booking site allows you to specify two single rooms but the hotel doesn't receive this information, so be warned if you're not keen on sharing a bed. The facilities are ok, looks like it could do with a face lift and parking is not complimentary. Overall I'd almost describe it as mutton dressed as lamb, you pay a hotel price for something that's […] not much better than a motel experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We was really enjoying breakfast there. My daughter left her necklace in hotel. They sent back to us on next day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in good Canberra location"
Great hotel to visit Canberra. Good location with easy parking. Staff at front desk and restaurant were very helpful and attentive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Would pay extra and stay elsewhere"
Booked two nights to attend Floriade. Bought the Floriade Hamper Package thinking that we would actually get a hamper, something we could take with us to Floriade. In my mind a hamper is perhaps some crackers, cheese, maybe some fruit. The "hamper" consisted of a bottle of wine. The room itself was ok but the bathroom was very dated. The vents were […] dirty and there was mould build up in the shower recess. The taps were horrible, the water was either cold or very hot, nothing in between. The other issue I had was between the two of us there was one face, one bathmat and two towels. No handtowels were available. This has put dampener on the Mantra name for me. We have stayed at other Mantras and this one just didn't cut it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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