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Mantra on Northbourne

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My family stayed there for a long weekend, in a two bedroom apartment suite. There was plenty of space for the 5 of us, with two singles, a roll-away and a queen bed. Having the full kitchen was great but not necessary as the nearby restaurants were easier for us and offer lots of variety.

I have stayed here numerous times and always found this Hotel Excellent in every way. Reception and service were excellent. The room had everything one would expect and was very clean and tidy. This Occassion also lived up to expectations. Close to City Central within a short walking distance with underground parking with plenty of room. Breakfast was excellent in keeping with an excellent venue

Friendly staff and great location restaurant was good and Bert quite room car park is tight if you have a large car but very secure would recommend as a great place to stay in Canberra will stay here again

We stayed four nights on a combined business and personal trip. The staff were friendly and efficient and the facility well maintained. The location is very convenient to Civic and to other parts of Canberra from Northbourne Avenue.

Although we would've liked a balcony, and I found this place by chance on, it was perfect and we would've liked to stay longer and spend more time in Canberra. Very impressive and good staff make such a huge impression!

This hotel was perfectly adequate, and in a reasonable location. Clean, pleasant staff. Lobby had no "wow" factor. Apartment was ok. Bathroom could do with an update. Old-fashioned shower in the bath combo - but at least it was a partial screen instead of the dreaded plastic curtain. TV in the lounge room, but not in the bedroom - so couldn't watch TV in bed. Elevators were quick - never waited longer than a minute or two. Hotel was about a 10 minute walk to restaurants, the mall and a multiplex movie theatre. I was attending a course which was being held at the hotel. We all had lunch in the hotel's restaurant, and it was not very good. I felt that this hotel was ok, but just lacked in character and wow factor. There are other hotels we prefer in Canberra, that are also in better locations (like a 2 minute walk to restaurants and the mall). Will probably only stay here again if we can't get a good rate at one of the hotels we prefer.

We very much enjoyed our stay. Had a delicious meal at the restaurant which was reasonably priced and enjoyed the relaxing pool and sauna. Only (very minor) negative was the $12 parking but overall a great experience

I don't like giving low ratings (for any review) but unfortunately this Mantra property could improve. I stayed in what I believe was a standard room but it was very spacious, comfortable and fairly modern. Definitely no complaints about the room itself... pretty great for Mantra. Bathroom was outdated... definitely needs some TLC, but the shower pressure was amazing. And then there is the restaurant. Menu looked nice, breakfast deal offered was decent so I decided to try it. Very disappointing. Luke warm food, terrible tasting coffee and old tasting pastries. Unfortunately, because of the restaurant experience, I can only rate it 3/5.

Stayed 1 night for work purposes, the location of is very convenient, close to almost everything and just a few meters away from my destination of work. The staff are very friendly and accommodating...

The swimming pool It was cold. They mentioned heated pool. Our kids did swimming after that all very sick even all family. We like mantra but that's dispointed. Anyway thanks. Very good location all closed.

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 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. Full breakfast is offered 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 12 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

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Premier View Apartment

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Premier Dual Key Apartment

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1319 reviews