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Mantra on Northbourne

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Checked into room at 10:30 pm after a long day at work and was woken by heavy construction work at 7am at a property over the road. This included the relentless banging sound of a rock breaker which was clearly audible through the thin glass windows and was only mildly reduced with earplugs. I have stayed here in the past and have checked in late in the afternoon to the same noise which thankfully stopped at 5. Basically, if you plant to rest in your room between 7am and 5pm this is not the hotel for you as the noise is totally unacceptable. I believe that this construction will be going on for a while.

The rooms are dated the bed had a stained sheet that they changed the next day, the kitchen had a faulty tap that needed fixing. If you are hoping to sleep past 7.00am forget the noise from the road works starts early and is unrelenting.

I stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment room 3/11. I expected the room to be a lot nicer with the reputation Mantra upholds. Deadlock on door was broken, there were weird metal things sticking out of wall, some sort of stain from someone perhaps throwing something at the wall??, flyscreen was ripped, loungeroom only had a see through curtain and kitchen was very outdated. The bedroom was clean and nice and so was the bathroom. The room didn't give me a very nice feeling and was abit scummy. We ordered room service 2 toasted sandwiches which we were charged $26 for they were appaling, not cooked properly on one side and one had the end of the bread on it?? We could not bring ourselves to eating them. The staff were excellent though.

If your looking for a place to sleep that isn't too expensive the accommodation is basic. The room itself was shabby and needed a goo refresh (curtains were ripped, old technology) Restaurant breakfast was overpriced, with very limited options.

Room 102 has pipes in the ceiling which are very noisy and kept waking me up at random hours of the night when someone would use a bathroom. It also has a door joining the next room which allows you to join in on your neighbours conversations.

Having stayed in a few Mantra properties this is the most mediocre so far. I paid extra to their other nearby property both to be closer to the CBD and also to get a nicer room. the decor in this hotel is uninspiring to say the least. On the plus side the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom pretty clean and nice without being fabulous. There is quite a lot of noise from nearby main roads and people going by and the property does not have double glazing which is inexcusable in this day and age. There is a small gym which will do to a limited extent and a small pool which won't suit lap swimmers but is probably a great size just have a paddle around. Staff were generally very good and there is a restaurant downstairs which I didn't try but which has a very good reputation. The nearby area is a lot more desolate than I had thought and the walk to the CBD could be intimidating for some at night given how few people seem to populate the streets around here ( or indeed the whole of Canberra visibly). Having said that, not too far away in the local streets are a number of nice cafes which sometimes are difficult to notice. Nonetheless for those thinking of staying in a property where you can walk outside the front door and feel in the midst of things this is not that property and are probably very few properties like that in Canberra which was far quieter that I had expected people wise

Located near restaurants and an easy drive to points of interest for children. Buffet breakfast is limited but adequate. Room service was to satisfaction and prompt. Reception staff extremely accommodating. Two bedroom apartment was spacious and well appointed.

We originally chose the wrong place to stay on our first family holiday with our 1yr old daughter, Mantra put the trip back on track, Our room is so spacious with kitchen, laundry and separate living area, great staff, car parking is a tight fit but at least it’s not on the street. We should of stayed here first, Would stay again anytime, great work 👍👍

Clean and staff were friendly as well as a great location - close to Civic for shopping and Lonsdale Street for eating. 500m walk to the Jolimont Centre to catch the Murray's Bus. Rooms well appointed.

Rooms were quiet and clean, amenities good and restaurant staff were attentive and helpful - especially as we asked for slight variation to menu items. Location is close to city about two minutes walk

84 Northbourne Avenue Braddon ACT

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Northern Canberra, 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 EPIC and Australian National Botanic Gardens.


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 night. 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 Dual Key Apartment

Queen 2 | Queen 1 | 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

58.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1761 reviews