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Mantra on Northbourne

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is close to the centre of town and it is only a block walk to start to find restaurants for a nice meal. Within 2 to 3 blocks a lot of variety exists. We found a quiet and reasonable price restaurant for a lovely evening meal. The room was very clean and well maintained.

Visiting for business. Arrived late and was very happy with the room and how it was set up. Nice bed and pillows, slept well, just what was needed before a busy day. Staff very welcoming, breakfast was good.

Very well positioned hotel with large,clean, rooms with good amenities including well equipped kitchen and washing facilities. Room service menu was good and the restaurant had a good, busy feel. The only problem I found was the parking which I found awkward to access and very narrow spaces

We weren't overly impressed, place was a bit unloved, great location though right in the heart of the city staff were pleasant. The coffee in this place could kill a brown dog, take your own or you'll be heading down stairs to the café to buy what should be a given in a motel where you're paying good money.

The place was nice and clean and the staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. They went out of there way to ensure we have a great time and that all out requests we meet. I was very nice of them to upgrade our room and set up the sofa bed for our young one without being asked.

This is a solid Hotel with a warm greeting at reception always a nice start to a stay. Rooms are spacious with balconies, comfy lounges and reasonably comfy beds. The negative is the musty smell in the room which I hate and the feeling that cleanliness is below par. Nothing I could see mind you, just a sense, which could just be due to the tired furniture, smell and lighting. Location however is fantastic. The old car sales precinct behind these Hotel is a buzzing bar, restaurant & cafe hub with excellent venues. I suggest exploring here of an evening. Civic is also just steps away so location wise you're covered. Value is good, so overall, a solid place for business or families in an exciting location.

The room was spacious, and comfortable. Able to adjoin rooms. It was close to the city center, we walked to it in about 5 -10 mins. Lots of great places to eat in nearby Lonsdale Street. But, parking was $15/day for guests which I found a bit steep

Very clean, great location and very helpful reception staff. It would have been perfect after a lond day sightseeing to find the room had been serviced. The reception staff who advised us the places to visit and directions to the shopping centre.

Easy check in. $15 per night parking. Friendly, helpful receptionist. Close to Canberra centre. Close to Multicultural Festival. Easy walk to Braddon eateries. Lots of construction in this area. Traffic in front and behind hotel is congested, especially at 8:30am and 5 pm. Spent 20 min in Mort St trying to get to Elouera St. only a short term problem but worth knowing. Pool ok. Gym ok. Both could do with an update. Gym equipment ok. Air conditioning in gym poor. Needs to be fixed.

spacious suite, relatively quiet despite overlooking the CBD, good staff, convenient to everything, great location, bed comfortable, parking is reasonably priced. Have stayed here before and would do so again

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 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

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1685 reviews