4.6 out of 5

"The Mantra on Russell is situated in a prime location where you can access all that is required to enjoy this great city. Bourke St mall is only short ... " More

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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 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
$139 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 992 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
4 out of 5

In the heart of the CBD

The Mantra on Russell is situated in a prime location where you can access all that is required to enjoy this great city. Bourke St mall is only short walk away or head on to the tram network and take a joyride around the CBD. Friendly staff, nice facilities and a room with all the essentials to enjoy and overnight getaway or a weeks vacation.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 20 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5
Exceeded our expectations. Either you want my review or not? If you ask for too many words no wonder people don't bother!

Posted by on 19 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5
Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are nothing special but certainly not bad or lacking. Not having free wifi is backward for 2018 and the restaurant, while good food and good service, is not value for money.

Posted by on 14 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

2day mid week get away

Pros: Bed and front desk staff.
Cons: Showing it's age in some areas (elevators)
Location: Good location, near Melbourne Central, Emporium, QV and many different places to eat.
Close to shops, city centre, plenty of diverse eateries, transport and comfortable bed. Friendly staff at counter made checking in and out a pleasing experience. Helpful and well mannered. Room was a bit small but clean.

Posted by , from Melbourne, VIC on 8 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

great location

Pros: location / value for money
all good great location with easy access to all city venues and events

Posted by on 5 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Ideal place to stay in the heart of the city

Pros: Convenience to inner Melbourne and friendly staff.
Cons: Room advertised was for a queen sized bed. It was only a double. Took away from the overall comfort of the room.
Location: Melbourne central. What more do you need?
Had an enjoyable stay. Was able to park the car and just set about relaxing. Melb CBD on our doorstep. Awesome!

Posted by , from Shepparton on 4 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Chinese New Year

Didn't realise that I booked our stay over the Chinese New Year. We had the best view of the celebrations and we were able to watch the huge Dragon parade from our room. The hotel is very well located and we were spoilt for choice with tbe vast array of food on offer, all within a few metres. We were able to catch Carol King Beautiful at The Princess Theatre which is on the same block. Wonderful Experience.

Posted by , from Sunshine Coast QLD on 21 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Location Location Location! It was so easy to walk everywhere, also the breakfast my partner went back for thirds.
Cons: Some new pillows (Mine was fine my partner complained that it was too flat)
Location: We came for Chinese New Year, so we were right in the heart of the festivities. Also checked out the Carlton gardens and Bourke st
The staff were so helpful! As it was white night in the city as well as Chinese New Year a lot of the roads were closed, I called the front desk and they were able to guide me around the city to make it to the car park. The breakfast was delicious with so much variety. Only issue i did have was that being white night there was a stage right out side of our window which played music till about 3am, and started back up at about 5.30am till 7am, which was quite loud but obviously not the hotels fault.

Posted by , from Mornington Peninsula on 18 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

very central

went to an event in Melbourne. very central to shopping, shows, etc. great staff

Posted by , from shepparton, vic on 8 Feb 2018

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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-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
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 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: Southern Cross 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 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 50.0 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: AUD50.0 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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