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Mantra on Northbourne

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very unhappy with the fire alarms and lack of communication. Kept our babies up most of the night and no communication around what was happening. View we paid for was horrible and very unhappy to have to pay for the parking.

Good location, handy to central Canberra, and an easy 30 min walk to the Austn War Memorial. Our room facing Northbourne Ave a bit noisy at times, but can live with for a short stay. Rooms clean and easy, our 1 bedroom apartment good size, and convenient for us.

The one bedroom apartment was perfect for our family, with lots of room for our toddler to move about. The hotel had no problem providing a cot (though slightly thin and wonky, but we fixed it up with some pillows off the bed, and did report it at the end of our stay). Also, the underground parking at $12 a day was perfect. The self-catering kitchenette doesn't really need to be stocked with such a lot of mini-bar items, as I had to spend the first five minutes putting everything high up on a top shelf out of little hands reach.

I stayed at Mantra on Northbourne for two nights and was delighted to get an upgrade to one of their one-bedroom apartments. The layout or design of these rooms are quite amazing and gives you a lot of space and light in the room. You don't feel restricted and are able to carry out your routine tasks the same way as you would at your own place. It was a great value for money deal for me.

Location is good. Self catering too for those quick breakfast. Kitchen had all all the key stuffs you need. Had a dishwasher and washing machine and dryer which came handy with kids accidents. Also had supply of soaps for the machines.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, bed was fabulous and room size good. Check in procedure was very messy with cars blocking the carpark entrance, but it was the Easter weekend so maybe that is not generally a problem. The pool and sauna areas were disappointing; very small and pokey with access by dingy stairwells, it didn't spoil our stay as we didn't use them but if a pool is a priority then this was not the best one.

Great location. Great size rooms. Our room was quite noisy on a Saturday night (4th floor) as street noise was quite audible. Some pretty dirty blankets were provided with fold out bed, other than that the room was clean and well maintained.

We stayed in Mantra during our wedding week in Canberra. Front desk staff are amazing and will do anything to help me during my stay. Not only super friendly and helpful, their customer service skills are above and beyond my expectation. Special thank you to Elyse Heslehurst the Area Conference Coordinator for all her help from making our hotel bookings so easy and willing to help me with all my questions as I m not very familiar with Canberra. Highly recommended and definitely will stay again.

very close to central canberra but parking can be problematic as either street parking or underground parking, both of which must be paid for. rooms comfortable but bring your own pillow. i would definately recommend this hotel to others

Thank you to all your lovely staff who were so friendly and responsive to our queries and requests. We also found the location to be excellent, close to the Lonsdale St cafes and the Canberra Centre. Our room was clean and plain, equipped with what we needed, but nothing luxurious. It was on the small side, and the beds were very hard and uncomfortable. We requested extra doonas to place under the fitted sheets to make them a bit softer.

84 Northbourne Avenue Braddon ACT

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 aparthotel 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 apartments 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 1199 reviews