4.6 out of 5

"This is a good hotel, great staff and comfortable rooms conveniently in the middle of the city. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 16 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Melbourne awaits you at Mantra on Russell. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central. Highlights at this aparthotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

All 220 apartments feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy sitting areas, WiFi, and in-room childcare. Refrigerators, microwaves, and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining convenient, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, Home Kitchen & Bar, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the fitness centre, spa tub, and sauna. 2153 square feet (200 square metres) of event facilities include 2 meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and limo/town car service. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4.5-star Chinatown aparthotel, attractions include RMIT University and Melbourne Museum.

Studio Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$164 per night

One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Two Bedroom Dual Key Apartment

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio Room - Late Check IN after 8PM

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mantra on Russell ratings based on 2,142 Verified Reviews

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

Great convenience

Pros: Convenience
Cons: Seems all ok to me
Location: Very central to everything- food, shows, shopping. V happy
This is a good hotel, great staff and comfortable rooms conveniently in the middle of the city.

Posted by , from Darwin on 16 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice and close to our venue

Friendly staff that went out of their way to help with our enquiries. The room was spacious and the beds comfortable. We would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 9 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5
Good location, very helpful staff,would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from melbourne on 30 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5
Very clean comfy and excellent location. Close to the theatre and restaurants, parking very expensive though

Posted by , from traralgon on 15 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Mantra was fantatsic

My business partner and I had a wonderful time. The hotel was clean, the staff were friendly and the service was perfect.

Posted by on 11 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

mantra September 2017

The room was great clean and comfortable reception staff were very organised and helpful I asked for a quiet room due to my health condition and I got a very quiet room pool was great loved my stay

Posted by on 30 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5
All great ! Totally enjoyed our stay . Staff great view amazing breakfast delicious

Posted by , from melbourne on 26 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to china town and city centre.

We had a lovely stay, staff were so kind -we told them we were away for our 20th wedding anniversary. We came back from a dinner out and found a card and champagne waiting for us!!!! Clean, comfortable and would highly recommend.

Posted by , from melbourne on 25 Sep 2017

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3 out of 5

Well placed hotel in the city

Pros: Proximity to city events
Cons: As stated earlier table and chairs on balcony, bathrooms need updating
Location: All the sporting and concert events are really close by and some great restaurants
Nice clean room, balcony but no table or chairs to sit and have coffee which is a waste of valuable outside space in the city, shower over bath was very slippery quite dangerous really

Posted by , from Bittern Vic on 22 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5
Lovely welcoming by reception on arrival and overall felt very "at home" within the hotel.

Posted by on 21 Sep 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Mantra on Russell, you'll find an indoor pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include A 24-hr business centre, a limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this aparthotel measures 2153 square feet (200 square metres). The family-friendly Mantra on Russell also features tour or ticket assistance, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Melbourne aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 220 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • 2153 sq ft of conference space
  • 200 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2000
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Food/drink service (free)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (23.9 km / 14.9 mi)
  • Train station: Spencer Street Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Flinders Street Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mantra on Russell offers 220 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium Cable channels and pay-per-view films. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Melbourne's aparthotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

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

Home Kitchen & Bar – This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

A complimentary food shopping service is offered and guests can order late night fare from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

A surcharge applies for use of the sofa bed in the Two Bedroom Premium Apartment category. For more details please contact the property with the contact details received after booking.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


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

  • Deposit: AUD200.00 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD22 and AUD28 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 25.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AUD 25 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD75.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD35.00 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD50 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

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