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Mantra on Northbourne

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was good without being spectacular, small TV and uncomfortable couch but great bed and large bedroom. Highlight were the staff. Always super helpful and friendly with smiles on their faces made my staff a good one.

my stay here was decent. walls were a little thing, I could hear the baby next door crying as well as listen to the conversations in the next room. they had visitors. the gym facility wasn't appropriate for my needs, lack of variety of weights and room was stuffy and warm, even though the aircon was on

The position was fabulous, very handy to Theatre and city shopping. The staff in reception were totally amazing , very helpful and quick with both check in and out. We would definitely stay there again.

Central location to the conference with easy access to Lonsdale St for meals and pubs. Very friendly staff and good gym and pool facilities. I will be back for my next trip to Canberra. Thanks Mantra on Northbourne

Nicely positioned in the Braddon/Civic area which is being rejuvenated into a trendy hipster area with a fantastic selection of eateries. Close to most major attractions. Spacious fully equipped apartment, very comfortable but no views. Unfortunately the pool is extremely enclosed in the basement and only accessible by the fire stairs - very off putting. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Average room, small tv, uncomfortable couch - all tolerable. Having to listen to a grinder that was only 10 metres away, working on the hotel security gate, from 11pm to midnight - unacceptable. Being awoken next morning by an effluent vaccum truck pumping (again only 10 metres away) at 5am in the morning - the icing on the cake.

My friends and I had a great stay! Rooms were equipped with everything we needed and it was very clean and nicely set out. Staff was very helpful and accommodating, it was in a great location for what we needed. We will definitely stay again!

Hotel is conveniently located for inner north and central Canberra. Easy walk to trendy Lonsdale Street for restaurants and cafes or go a bit further into City Central/Civic. The room was comfortable, including the beds. High floor gave a decent view. Hot beverage making facilities provided. A few toiletries (e.g. quality body wash) but bring most of your own. Bathroom includes shower over a tub so you can have a soak if you like. Decent towels. Pool is in basement area and is disappointing as it is a bit dingy and not an attractive setup. But you can get some fitness exercise in if you like, at the pool and gym. Free car parking would have been nice but it costs $15 a night if spots are available; park anywhere you can find one. Free newspapers in the lobby and there appears to be a decent dining area downstairs. Reception staff are very friendly and provided good service. Not luxury but a decent hotel.

Good layout with working kitchen and laundry in 1 bedroom apartment. Decor a bit dull and tired. Front desk staff very helpful. Dining area staff rushed. Parking very difficult to negotiate- wouldn’t want to have a big car

A great location for the CBD, with great eateries in close proximity. The hotel is well priced. The staff were extremely helpful. The bathroom in my room was a little tired looking, but it appears that the hotel is being upgraded. I'd definitely stay here again though.

84 Northbourne Avenue Braddon ACT

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in City Centre, Mantra on Northbourne is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia. This 177-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Located centrally in Braddon, it's also close to Australian National Botanic Gardens and Old Parliament House.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Mantra on Northbourne's 177 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and hair dryers. Desks are also available.

Property features

At Mantra on Northbourne, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is offered for AUD 15.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

One Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Premier View Apartment

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Premier Dual Key Apartment

King 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1602 reviews