$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 12, 2015 Check-out: May 14, 2015

Mantra On Russell

4 stars
View map of 222 Russell Street, Melbourne, Melbourne, VI 3000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
4 reviews
business trip

Good location in the very central of the city with very friendly staff. See full review

  • mckribs
  • Oct 23, 2014
Great weekend away

We hadn't been to Melbourne for over 20 years and so decided to go to Les Miserables and make a... See full review

  • Bosster
  • Sep 16, 2014
Apartment-style hotel in downtown Melbourne boasts full kitchens, pool

A sweeping spiral staircase welcomes visitors to the lobby at Mantra on Russell, and the grand foyer is representative of the stately property as a whole. The property is comprised of studio and apartment-style accommodations that are equipped with full kitchens. Most also have private balconies. All guests receive free access to the on-site fitness center and pool. The on-site restaurant, Up One Restaurant & Bar, cooks up dishes that spotlight locally grown produce and locally caught seafood.

  • Stately apartment-style hotel
  • Located in the heart of downtown Melbourne
  • Enjoy fresh local cuisine at Up One Restaurant & Bar

Mantra on Russell comprises 221 rooms, including studios and one- and two-bedroom units. Sophisticated rooms bear dark wood furniture, curved mirrors and striped sofas. Guests enjoy city views from balconies in some rooms. Standard amenities include a flat-screen television, fully equipped kitchen, hair drier and iron and ironing board. One- and two-bedroom accommodations also include in-room laundry facilities. High-speed Internet access is available (fees apply).

Apartment-style accommodations generally are spacious, but rooms at Mantra on Russell are some of the largest in all of downtown Melbourne.

Guests to the property receive free access to the on-site indoor heated pool and sauna, as well as the fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Guests also have access to babysitting services (fees apply), on-site currency exchange (fees apply) and same-day valet laundry service (fees apply). There also is a gourmet shopping service available (fees apply).

The on-site restaurant, Up One Restaurant & Bar, cooks up dishes that spotlight locally grown produce and locally caught seafood.

  • Bourke Street Mall (3 blocks)
  • Queen Victoria Market (10 blocks)
  • Federation Square (10 blocks)
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Chinatown (1.5 mi/2 km)
  • Yarra Park (2 mi/3 km)
  • Metropolitan bus (2 blocks)
  • Metropolitan tram (4 blocks)
  • Flinders Street Station (10 blocks)
  • Southern Cross Station (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Melbourne International Airport (12 mi/20 km)
  • Two meeting rooms for up to 250 people
  • Business center
  • Dedicated conference executive
Policies and fees
NOTE: Infants (0- 2 years) sharing the room with parents are free of charge, if using existing bedding and not exceeding the maximum room type occupancy.
Existing bedding excludes sofabeds and rollaways, these are charged at the extra person rate. Cot charges vary per property and are payable at check-in direct to the property.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Mantra On Russell Rooms

Two Bedroom Dual Key
Two Bedroom Interconnecting (Studio & One Bedroom Apartment) with 2 Queen Beds. Spacious lounge, dining, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen & laundry. 3 LCD TVs. Enjoy the hotels pool, spa, sauna, gym, UpOne restaurant & bar. Youll enjoy your stay at Mantra
One Bedroom and Breakfast
Great Value! Spacious one bedroom apartment which has a full kitchen, spacious lounge & dining area, working desk, full bathroom & 2 LCD TVs. Inclusive in the rate is a delicious hot buffet breakfast for two in our restaurant. Enjoy the savings
Studio Breakfast and Parking
Great Value! Comfortable Studio apartment which includes kitchenette, working desk, full bathroom & LCD TV. Inclusive in the rate is a delicious hot buffet breakfast for two in our restaurant & parking for 1 car. Enjoy the savings at Mantra
One Bedroom Breakfast & Parking
Great Value! Spacious one bedroom apartment which has a full kitchen, spacious lounge & dining area, full bathroom & 2 LCD TVs. Inclusive in the rate is a delicious hot buffet breakfast for two in our restaurant and parking for 1 car. Enjoy the savings
Studio Room
Stay in our comfortable Studio Room including a kitchenette, Queen size or 2 single beds, full bathroom, LCD TV & working desk. Enjoy the hotels gym, pool, sauna, spa UpOne restaurant and bar. There are also three other room types to choose from!!!
One Bedroom Apartment
One bedroom apartment including a full kitchen, spacious lounge & dining area, full bathroom, 2 LCD TVs, working desk & laundry facilities. Enjoy the hotels pool, sauna, spa, gym, UpOne restaurant and bar. You'll enjoy your stay at Mantra
Two Bedroom Apartment
Our spacious two bedroom apartments (2 King Split Beds) are luxuriously equipped with a full kitchen, spacious lounge, LCD TV's, full bathroom. Enjoy the hotels swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, UpOne restaurant and bar. You'll enjoy your stay with Mantra
One Bedroom Premium Apartment
One Bedroom Premium Apartment with the added features of guaranteed high floor, city views, private balcony and Vittoria coffee capsule machine. These spacious apartments also feature a full kitchen and laundry, a handy work desk, and wireless internet access so you can stay connected. If a little down time is required, relax in the separate living area with FOXTEL or a few in-house movies.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.1 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.2 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.2 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.2 mi
  • Scots Church: 0.3 mi
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.3 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.3 mi
  • Block Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.1 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.2 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.2 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.2 mi
  • Scots Church: 0.3 mi
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.3 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.3 mi
  • Block Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 0.4 mi
  • City Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.4 mi
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Federation Square: 0.4 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Flinders Street Station: 0.5 mi
  • Sunday Market: 0.6 mi
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 0.6 mi
  • Southgate Plaza: 0.6 mi
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.7 mi
  • Immigration Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 0.7 mi
  • Rialto Towers: 0.7 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Observation Deck: 0.8 mi
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 0.8 mi
  • Animals Australia: 0.8 mi
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Crown Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 0.9 mi
  • Southern Cross Station: 0.9 mi
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 0.9 mi
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1 mi
  • Victoria Police Museum: 1.1 mi

Dining

Home Kitchen & Bar
Home Kitchen & Bar located within the hotel which provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and 24 hour room service (limited menu Sunday evenings). Undercover parking is available at a cost.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Mantra On Russell

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3
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Review of Mantra On Russell

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mckribs
Business
Indonesia
Oct 23, 2014

business trip

Good location in the very central of the city with very friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bosster
Business
Sydney
Sep 16, 2014

Great weekend away

We hadn't been to Melbourne for over 20 years and so decided to go to Les Miserables and make a weekend of it. I looked online for a hotel near the theatre that had good reviews and found Mantra on Russell. I could not have chosen a better place to stay. Fantastic location (we were able to walk everywhere), the room was very suitable with nice furniture and very clean, the staff were helpful and we were about a 5 minute walk from the theatre. A great weekend and we were able to get a very good feel for Melbourne - and lots of exercise!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J Huang
Business
Northern California
Dec 30, 2013

2BR spacious for the family

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown, Mantra is perfect for those travellers who are looking for convenience, easy access, and accommodating staff. As a family of four, we had our own opinions of the hotel, but we all agreed on the following: 1) Mantra is PERFECT in location. We were able to accomplish our touristy duties in two day's time in our visits to the CBD, surrounding suburbs, and even via foot to St. Kilda and Fitzroy! Plus, it doesn't hurt to be so close to Chinatown for cheap late-night snacking! 2) The hotel staff, especially the front desk ladies, were very very friendly and super understanding with our large and heavy suitcases! They were always polite and were a great "introduction" to the friendliness of Melbourne 3) There are free mentos mints for hotel members at the front desk! Smelly breath, begone! 4) The two bedrooms in our family suite were absolutely SPACIOUS. As Americans, we do have the wish in the back of our minds that everywhere we stay will be large in size and with an open floor plan. So walking into our 2BR suite was comforting with the big bathrooms and bartop kitchen area for personal use We all recommend living at Mantra on Russell, for all of its factors contribute to a perfect four-star-hotel for all travellers whether you're a businessman or a family of ten!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Literally in the heart of Chinatown (Lt Bourke and Russell St) and very close to the CBD (Swanston St) where everything is easy to access and right at your doorstep!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
happysquirrel
Business
Melbourne
May 23, 2013

Great sized rooms for the price

Hotel rooms don't usually come this large in Melbourne - the hallway to the main bedroom and the bathroom off a walk-in wardrobe create even more space. Ask for a king room if booking a studio as they are much larger and better layout than the queen rooms. Think rooms ending in '05' are the pick of the bunch. All the amenities, while not luxurious, are very good. The pool is also a great size for swimming laps while trying to keep fit on a work trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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