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Mantra on the Esplanade

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near Darwin Waterfront

ZAR 4,293

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8,0.Very good.
  • The hotels Location in darwin is really great close to good restaurants and cafees

    Jan 14, 2021

  • Location is excellent. Some maintenance issues- leaking aircon, lights not working.

    Jan 4, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) and Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 204 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour business center

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free toiletries
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • In Darwin City Centre
  • Darwin Waterfront - 17 min walk
  • Mindil Beach - 26 min walk
  • Cullen Bay Marina - 30 min walk
  • The Esplanade - 1 min walk
  • Darwin Harbour - 3 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • One Bedroom Harbour View (Weekly Housekeeping)
  • 3 Bedroom Apartment (Weekly Housekeeping)
  • One Bedroom City View (Weekly Housekeeping)
  • Hotel Room City View (Weekly Housekeeping)
  • Hotel Room Harbour View (Weekly Housekeeping)
  • Family room with Balcony & City view (Weekly Housekeeping)
  • Family Room with Balcony & Harbour View (Weekly Housekeeping)


  • In Darwin City Centre
  • Darwin Waterfront - 17 min walk
  • Mindil Beach - 26 min walk

What’s around


  • In Darwin City Centre
  • Darwin Waterfront - 17 min walk
  • Mindil Beach - 26 min walk
  • Cullen Bay Marina - 30 min walk
  • The Esplanade - 1 min walk
  • Darwin Harbour - 3 min walk
  • Darwin War Memorial - 3 min walk
  • Bicentennial Park - 4 min walk
  • Maningrida Arts & Culture - 5 min walk
  • The USS Peary Memorial - 6 min walk
  • Darwin Entertainment Centre - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Darwin International Airport (DRW) - 14 min drive
  • East Arm Darwin Station - 18 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 204 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Secured covered onsite self parking (AUD 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sailing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Year Built - 1997
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Weekly housekeeping provided
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel
  • Mantra on the Esplanade Hotel Darwin
  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel Darwin
  • Mantra Esplanade Darwin
  • Mantra Esplanade Hotel Darwin
  • Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin
  • Mantra On The Esplanade Hotel Darwin
  • Mantra Esplanade Hotel
  • Mantra on the Esplanade Hotel
  • Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin

Optional extras

Covered self parking costs AUD 15 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 40.0 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 10.0 per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 25.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 25 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Mantra on the Esplanade does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs AUD 15 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Wisdom Bar and Cafe (4-min walk), Oishi-Ya (4-min walk), and Monsoons (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but SKYCITY Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as sailing. Mantra on the Esplanade also has an outdoor pool.
8,0.Very good.
  • 8,0.Very good

    Close to main street and esplanade. Some great pubs and restaurants near by.

    7 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2020

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  • 6,0.Good

    Great staff, very friendly and helpful, rooms clean, restaurant closed, bar closed, no room service, spa at pool not working, would not have stayed there if i had known, these were some of the main reasons i paid more for this hotel.

    5 night family trip, Dec 11, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great mate

    Great spot

    Michael, 8 night trip, Nov 13, 2020

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Very poor for the price Not even a blanket in the room or a spare pillow Never use again

    Gary, 1 night business trip, Oct 6, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great location in the heart of town, close to lots of restaurants pubs etc. Beautiful view over the harbour.

    RuthH, 4 night family trip, Sep 29, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    The property was clean and amenities were well appointed

    Tj, 1 night family trip, Sep 19, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Motel was quite dated and staff seemed overworked providing minimal detail at check in but apartment was large and very comfortable. We were on the city side so were initially disappointed with no harbour views at all but we were expecting that. It was very noisy from Thursday to Sunday on the city side with music going until wee hours. We had an apartment without housekeeping which was fine but there was no rubbish chute or bins to leave rubbish so were told to leave outside our room and advise reception. One day it wasn’t removed at all until the next day. Would be better to have rubbish facilities available. We had to pay an extra $15 a day for parking which should have been included in the price. Pool area was nice and location excellent. A bit overpriced but we still enjoyed our stay.

    5 night romance trip, Sep 8, 2020

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  • 6,0.Good

    The location is good and staff were helpful and friendly however their was a lot of drunks walking around. Got woken up at 4:30am by a party in room next door and the noise continued until later in the day. Their was about 10 people there and most of them were not paying guests at the hotel. The photos are misleading as i booked a city view apartment with a balcony and got and ocean view room with no balxony and no window. Room was small and cramped. I would not recommend and definitely will not stay here again. Much better acconadation around for less money. Dissapointed

    Marty, 2 night trip, Sep 4, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    We enjoyed our stay at the Mantra Esplanade very much and stayed there after arriving on the Ghan from Adelaide. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and appeared to have been recently redecorated, the staff were pleasant and helpful. The hotel is in a perfect location on the Esplanade - you can walk through to Mitchell Street and the shopping and cafe area. It's a pleasant walk along the Esplanade to the lift down to the Waterfront area. A highlight was watching a Darwin sunset from the Esplanade in front of the hotel. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. (Unfortunately because of Covid restrictions, the restaurants and coffee shop were closed but this was not a problem because of the hotel's location)

    Peter, 2 night trip, Sep 3, 2020

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  • 4,0.Fair

    I have stayed at Mantra before and it has been excellent. This time, I was checked into a renovated one bedroom unit with esplanade and water views. 3 hours later I was notified by phone that due to 'maintenance issues' with the unit, I had to be relocated. What maintenance issue was not unclear. So I ended up in a half renovated smaller unit with view over the carpark. Potentially because I'm local? Not the stay that I had envisaged hence I didn't enquire how to extend the stay for a few more nights.

    Yvonne, 2 night trip, Aug 23, 2020

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