4.4 out of 5

"good quality hotel, well situated, clean rooms and friendly staff. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 31 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Darwin awaits you at Mantra on the Esplanade. You'll be 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Darwin Waterfront and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Cullen Bay Marina. 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 fridges and room service. Hairdryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business centre, 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.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Darwin City Centre hotel, you'll be 11.6 km (7.2 mi) from Casuarina Beach.

Hotel Room City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$96 per night

Hotel Room Harbour View - Unserviced

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

2 Bedroom Apartment Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hotel Room Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

3 Bedroom Apartment - Unserviced

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

3 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Mantra on the Esplanade ratings based on 809 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

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5 out of 5
Home away from home. Great location near shops walks beaches. Restaurant menu pretty boring though with few changes

Posted by on 15 Jan 2019

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17 Jan 2019 by ScottH

Hi Traveler, Thank you for the feedback about your visit to Mantra on the Esplanade. I take on board your comment about the restaurant menu and will bear this in mind ahead of our next update. Thank you again for the feedback and hopefully we may see you again in the future. Warm regards, Scott

5 out of 5
Close to many eating places and in a picturesque location

Posted by on 31 Dec 2018

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2 Jan 2019 by ScottH

Hi Traveler, Thank you for your review of your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the location and managed to get out and about and enjoy Darwin as a result. Thanks again for the review and have a good 2019. Warm regards, Scott

5 out of 5
Great location with access to shops, esplanade, restaurants and services.

Posted by , from Yirrkala NT on 23 Dec 2018

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25 Dec 2018 by ScottH

Hi Abl, Thank you for the feedback about your stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. I am happy to read you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we may see you again in the future. Safe travels for the rest of your journey. Kind regards, Scott

4 out of 5
Great place to stay on Darwin's Esplanade. Close to the CBD and restraints, nice walk along the waterfront etc. Some minor issues with the regulation of the hot water in the shower. Overall I enjoyed my 3 night stay. I would certainly stay again.

Posted by , from NT Australia on 15 Nov 2018

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17 Nov 2018 by ScottH

Hi John, Thank you for the feedback about your stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. It sounds like you had a good visit to Darwin and an enjoyable time at our place. Hopefully we have another opportunity to welcome you back and thanks once again for the review. Warm regards, Scott

4 out of 5
Location location. Food was really good and we loved the balcony. We could walk to most places.

Posted by , from Bendigo Victoria on 6 Nov 2018

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13 Nov 2018 by ScottH

Hi Mary, Thank you for the review of your stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. It sounds like you had an enjoyable visit and I'm glad you enjoyed the food. Safe travels for the rest of your journey and thank you again for the review. Kind regards, Scott

1 out of 5

Posted by , from Ban. Bb on 1 Nov 2018

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7 Nov 2018 by ScottH

Hi Vbbn, Due to the anonymous nature of your review, I am unable to provide any commentary however thank you for the feedback you have provided. Kind regards, Scott

3 out of 5
Hotel was ok but room was a little tired. Aircon return vent in ceiling has obviously been dripping onto carpet for some time as the carpet has worn away. Breakfast buffet was nice and we were pleasantly surprised on arrival to find it was part of the discounted wotif package. Wouldn't have paid full hotel breakfast rate otherwise with plenty of cafes nearby. Was very disappointing that the hotel bar was closed before 9pm on a Sat night. Next door at the Novatel wasn't much better. Mitchell Street precinct is close but very noisy, busy and hot and we just wanted a quiet drink out of the heat. One BR apartment was spacious and comfortable. Good sized fridge and useful kitchen and laundry. All staff were friendly and responsive- reception, cleaners, food & bev. Great views if you get a bay view room. Worth staying there for the wotif price but doubt I'd pay the rack rate.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 14 Oct 2018

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15 Nov 2018 by ScottH

Hi Peter, Thanks for your feedback about your stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. We have made some changes to our operations around the opening hours of the bar as a result of your feedback. Sounds like you had a good overall visit and hopefully you got out and about to enjoy Darwin. Thanks again for the review. Kind regards, Scott

5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Oct 2018

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2 Oct 2018 by ScottH

Hi Traveler, Thank you for the review of your stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. Great to read you had an enjoyable stay and hopefully you also enjoyed your time in Darwin. Safe travels for the journey home and hopefully we may see you again in the future. Warm regards, Scott

5 out of 5
large room with very comfortable beds. Front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating

Posted by on 30 Sep 2018

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30 Sep 2018 by ScottH

Hi Kelly, Thank you for the review you have provided of your stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am please you had an enjoyable stay. Safe travels for the journey home and thank you again for the review. Kind regards, Scott

4 out of 5
Good central location. Easy walk to dining and shopping.

Posted by , from Brisbane Qld on 16 Sep 2018

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19 Sep 2018 by ScottH

Hi Ron, Thank you for the feedback about your recent stay at Mantra on the Esplanade. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am please you had an enjoyable visit. Thank you once again for the review and hopefully we may see you again in the future. Kind regards, Scott

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. There's an onsite 24-hour business centre. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the luxury Mantra on the Esplanade. For a fee, parking is available. 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 centre (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
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

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 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a 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-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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.

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)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 15 per night
  • 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 Darwin
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  • Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin
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You should know

  • 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.