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Mantra on Russell

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

222 Russell Street Melbourne VIC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Chinatown, Mantra on Russell is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central. This 220-room, 4.5-star aparthotel has a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. It's in central Melbourne and also close to Melbourne Cricket Ground and RMIT University.


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 buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 220 air-conditioned apartments feature sitting areas. Guests can expect WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include microwaves, refrigerators, and minibars.

Property features

At Mantra on Russell, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is AUD 35.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 75.00 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly aparthotel include a sauna, WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

One Bedroom Apartment

Twin 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Two Bedroom Apartment

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Two Bedroom Dual Key Apartment

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium One Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Mantra on Russell

Business (2) Couples (1) Family (1)

business trip


Good location in the very central of the city with very friendly staff.

By on Oct 23, 2014


great weekend away


We hadn't been to Melbourne for over 20 years and so decided to go to Les Miserables and make a weekend of it. I looked online for a hotel near the theatre that had good reviews and found Mantra on Russell. I could not have chosen a better place to stay. Fantastic location (we were able to walk everywhere), the room was very suitable with nice furniture and very clean, the staff were helpful and we were about a 5 minute walk from the theatre. A great weekend and we were able to get a very good feel for Melbourne - and lots of exercise!

By on Sep 16, 2014


2br spacious for the family


Nestled in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown, Mantra is perfect for those travellers who are looking for convenience, easy access, and accommodating staff. As a family of four, we had our own opinions of the hotel, but we all agreed on the following: 1) Mantra is PERFECT in location. We were able to accomplish our touristy duties in two day's time in our visits to the CBD, surrounding suburbs, and even via foot to St. Kilda and Fitzroy! Plus, it doesn't hurt to be so close to Chinatown for cheap late-night snacking! 2) The hotel staff, especially the front desk ladies, were very very friendly and super understanding with our large and heavy suitcases! They were always polite and were a great "introduction" to the friendliness of Melbourne 3) There are free mentos mints for hotel members at the front desk! Smelly breath, begone! 4) The two bedrooms in our family suite were absolutely SPACIOUS. As Americans, we do have the wish in the back of our minds that everywhere we stay will be large in size and with an open floor plan. So walking into our 2BR suite was comforting with the big bathrooms and bartop kitchen area for personal use We all recommend living at Mantra on Russell, for all of its factors contribute to a perfect four-star-hotel for all travellers whether you're a businessman or a family of ten!

By on Dec 30, 2013


great sized rooms for the price


Hotel rooms don't usually come this large in Melbourne - the hallway to the main bedroom and the bathroom off a walk-in wardrobe create even more space. Ask for a king room if booking a studio as they are much larger and better layout than the queen rooms. Think rooms ending in '05' are the pick of the bunch. All the amenities, while not luxurious, are very good. The pool is also a great size for swimming laps while trying to keep fit on a work trip.

By on May 23, 2013