4.6 out of 5

"Close to everything- trams, shops, restaurants, entertainment. Room was clean and very comfortable. Had the best nights sleep in a very long time in ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 18 Apr 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 metre) 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 1 Queen Bed 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 (City Views & Balcony)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio Room - Check In After 8pm ONLY

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mantra on Russell ratings based on 2,101 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

The heart of Melbourne

Pros: Large rooms opening sliding doors to balcony. Fresh air when needed
Cons: Car park access for guests
Location: Central Melbourne location in the heart of China Town. 5 minute walk to Bourke street (downhill)
Enjoyed our stay 20 April. Hotel was very quiet, very little noise from other rooms or hallways. Peaceful stay. Great location during Comedy festival

Posted by on 21 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Great city location

Pros: Location, price, comfort.
Cons: We paid for a balcony with a city view but didn't get that. I didn't like to make a fuss.
Close to everything- trams, shops, restaurants, entertainment. Room was clean and very comfortable. Had the best nights sleep in a very long time in the super comfortable bed. Great to have kitchen facilities. However they weren't needed for breakfast which we ate in the restaurant and was delicious. Great service. A cheap happy hour in the bar was a nice touch.

Posted by , from sydney on 18 Apr 2017

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4 out of 5

Lovely and comfortable hotel in the CBD

Pros: the pillows were so soft, room service was easy and friendly
Cons: directions into the car park
Location: Training facility is near by and easy to get to, all day parking was a bonus.
great location in Melbourne as its close to shopping and easy to get to from out of town. Pleasant surroundings and hotel room had a great view and the bed was very comfortable.

Posted by , from Grampians, Victoria on 11 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Apartment is close to the CBD

Pros: Central position in the city, close to major attractions.
Cons: Had dinner in the dining room, coincided with happy hour, service was very slow and meal was average.
Location: Excellent
Staff very helpful, rooms large and comfortable.

Posted by , from WA on 4 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Close to Everything

Cons: Heavier curtains to drown out the busker 10 floors down on the corner.
Location: Handy to some good restaurants, shopping, the footy and trams.
We booked the room at the Mantra due to mostly favourable reviews and that it 's location was andy to everything. The check in was good, the staff were very helpful with showing us the tram info and what else was happening nearby during our stay. The one bedroom apartment was spotless, the bed comfortable and the kitchenette was good. The only negative is thateverytime we turned the tv on or off it made a loud noise(very irritating, but not being gifted with technology I couldn't figure out how to stop it). The pool whilst not being large was still good, the spa was relaxing and the sauna invigorating. The dining staff were top rate and the meal was good. The room overlooked Chinatown and on the Friday night we enjoyed(not) the busker keeping us awake till 3.00am. But still enjoyed the stay and would stay again.

Posted by on 3 Apr 2017

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4 out of 5

Good central location

Pros: Suited our needs well
Cons: Check in communication
Location: Ideal for country folk wanting a city experience
Should have had clearer information about 8pm check in. Coming 300km from the country and going to the theatre made it difficult.

Posted by , from NE Victoria on 29 Mar 2017

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5 out of 5

Position is perfect

Excellent parking at Mantra on Russell right in the middle of the city meant a good start to our stay. The whole place was "fresh", clean and spacious. Nice room which was very comfortable and very quiet. Would recommend a walk in the morning to find breakfast in one of the many laneway cafes.

Posted by on 29 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5
Good location, clean,modern & comfortable. Well priced

Posted by on 28 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

Good position

Convenient and centrally located. Good parking right next door.

Posted by on 21 Mar 2017

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5 out of 5


We had a wonderful stay at Mantra on Russell definitely high class in all ways . The staff were friendly and efficient, the room was modern, spotless and very comfortable . The pool and spa were also great We will certainly be back.thankyou

Posted by , from melbourne on 21 Mar 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Mantra on Russell, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, 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-hour business centre, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this aparthotel measures 2153 square feet (200 square metre). The family-friendly Mantra on Russell also features tour/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 Hotel
  • 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 (high-speed) 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: Melbourne Central Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mantra on Russell offers 220 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay films. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryers. This Melbourne aparthotel provides wireless high-speed Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • 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)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • 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 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 grocery 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


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

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 50.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 22 and 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 25.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: AUD 25 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 75.00 per vehicle (return)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 35.00 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.00 per night
  • Onsite 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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