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Mantra on the Esplanade

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location of this hotel is in the heart of the city. It is walking distance to all bars, supermarkets and restaurants. Our room had an amazing sea view, the room itself was clean and comfortable. Staff here are pleasant and very helpful. There is a pool and jacuzzi that is clean and inviting, nice shaded area too for relaxing by the pool. Taxi's are located just at the end of the street and plentiful.

Very Good: location, sea side view, quiet, clean, room size (two bedrooms), well equiped, employees pleasant and helpfull Could improve: furnitures getting old (sofa, arm chair), pool area. Room service efficient and good.

We stayed at this hotel eight nights, great location, comfortable room, well appointed bathroom, fantastic breakfast, very friendly staff, will recommend this hotel to friends and will use this hotel again

The hotel is in a good location, being on the Esplanade. It is also very good for joining tours by AAT Kings. Leave the hotel at the rear exit and you are at the pick-up point. Our room was clean, comfortable and spacious. The staff we encountered were all friendly and helpful.

A good hotel to stay in central Darwin to see all the sights as well as being close to restaurants. Staff were very helpful & friendly. Good value for money. But they need to make their review on this survey less than 300 characters - very annoying!

This hotel is amazing. Amazing views, service, rooms and food. I have stayed here a few times for work and when I plan to bring my family for a personal holiday/trip, will be staying here. The people are helpful and always great to deal with.

The views of Darwin Harbour were amazing Close to the heart of Darwin and places to eat We were able to walk to the waterfront where there are a range of restaurants to choose from Great place for families or couples

The lobby is beautiful and the reception staff are terrific, both welcoming and efficient. The location is great, only a moment's walk from the Esplanade and Mitchell St. Unfortunately, our three bedroom apartment did not live up to the standards of the building's common areas. The room's finishes were a little worn, especially the bathroom, which seemed older than the rest of the apartment. The kitchen was just adequate, with very limited cooking equipment. Even though a Coles supermarket was very convenient, we only made breakfasts and lunches in the apartment, as it would have been difficult to cook a dinner. The light switches were difficult to decipher, and the ambient lighting was quite low. The single lamp in the living room meant that reading a book at night was a real challenge. Housekeeping was a little erratic, but the desk staff were quick to rectify any errors. The pool was lovely. Our room also had a balcony which overlooked the ocean, and I spent a lot of time out here!

Was fine except for some aging infrastructure. Is very centrally located for tourist areas and easy to walk to most places in Darwin city. Staff were very helpful. I would like free wifi in the rooms please.

Very old and worn rooms. Not worth the money. The staff were really great and friendly and the lobby looks great. But walk into our 1 bedroom apartment and it all went down hill from there. A big crack in the wall in the bedroom was just the start.

88 The Esplanade Darwin NT

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour business center
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Darwin City Centre, Mantra on the Esplanade is adjacent to Crocosaurus Cove and within a 10-minute stroll of Darwin Entertainment Centre. This 204-room, 4.5-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Darwin and also a short walk from Maningrida Arts & Culture and Smith Street Mall.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Mantra on the Esplanade's 204 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Mantra on the Esplanade, guests have access to an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is available for AUD 15 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Hotel Room Harbour View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

One Bedroom City View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

One Bedroom Harbour View

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

3 Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1575 reviews