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“Clean, comfortable, quiet and not pokey. Would stay again” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mantra on Kent
Ranked #59 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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199 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable, quiet and not pokey. Would stay again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

Stayed at Mantra on Kent Australia Day and were delighted to be upgraded to a room overlooking Darling Harbour on 20th Floor. This was perfect for me as I intended staying in my room to watch the tennis while my husband wanted to walk Sydney looking at the NRMA Motorfest cars. We both have things we love to do on Australia Day. We had booked a 1 bedroom apartment for a bit of extra room and although spacious and the doors can be slid around the bed to give the room complete privacy do not expect a full apartment. The kitchen was really a large kitchenette with a small bar fridge. It was ok for us for 1 night but I would not have wanted to spend more time trying to cook meals in it. Just a tad too small. Having said that it was all very clean and there was enough equipment to prepare a adaquate meal.
I must say I do not like the shower over the bath but with a hand from my husband managed to get in for a lovely shower. If you are unsteady on your feet make sure you book something with a seperate shower. Our bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. Being Australia Day I expected that there would be a lot of noise but it was really quiet. An added bonus we could open the windows in the main room and get fresh air into the room hence not having tor run the air conditioner. We really did have a lovely stay and the staff were helpful and we felt welcomed.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jan c
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 29 January 2012
Dear jan c,

Thank you for your recent feedback and I am pleased you enjoyed your Australia Day with us and found the hotel a good base for your activities.

We certainly are close to all the major attractions without being on the main streets, allowing for the window to be left open without being too noisy. All windows are also double glazed.

In regards to the shower, some of our apartments do have stand alone showers and these can be requested at the time of booking.

Your tip to join club cu soon is worthwhile as some real savings can be made across the group on accommodation and the parking is subsidised by the hotel as paying direct in Sydney can be very expensive.

Thank you again for your positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next holiday.

Kind regards,

Daniel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

We only had two days in Sydney, so really wanted to make the most of it. Mantra on Kent was perfectly situated to explore the Darling Harbour area. The Hotel is within walking distance of all sorts of attractions such as Darling Harbour itself, the monorail, Aquarium, Paddys Market, lots of dining options, various harbour tours, shopping and much, much more. Could easily have spent a week exploring the area. We found the rooms comfortable and clean with all the usual self contained features like kitchen, washing machine and dryer.
The staff were very helpful and provided us with information about the local tourist attractions and transport.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 29 January 2012
Dear sueandal,

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us.

Our location certainly lends itsel fto conveniently exploring the sights of Sydney and I am pleased that your found the room comfortable and that the team were at their friendly and knowledgeable best.

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Daniel
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

I stayed at Mantra on Kent for the weekend. Loved it! Spacious room with a balcony, really helpfull staff, loved the food and loved the location! It was absolutly everything my family and I needed for a weekend in the city. The hotel was clean, safe and had a warm feeling about it. I would absolutly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joanna j
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 29 January 2012
Dear joanna j,

Thank you for your recent feedback on your stay at Mantra on Kent.

I am very pleased that all aspects of your stay were enjoyable and that you and your family enjoyed their stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Mantra on kent in the near future.

Kind regards,

Daniel
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Organised a night out for my birthday and was able to get 2 rooms at the Mantra. Perfect and central location to everything in the city, and great service checking in and out to make things a lot easier. The rooms were big and spacious and had everything you would need. With Wilsons Parking right next door at great weekend overnight rates, we couldn't have asked for a better night!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RigbyL86
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 29 January 2012
Dear RigbyL86,

Many thanks for the great feedback on your stay and I am pleased you chose to spend your birthday with us.

No matter where you end up partying in the city for your birthday, we are only a short walk away which is certainly convenient.

Weekend parking is also very resonable and can be paid directly to the parking station.

Thank you again and we hope you will decide to stay again for your next birthday.

Kind regards,

Daniel
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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

We had a one bedroom apartment which was very nice and clean.The apartment was on the 21st floor on the corner of the building with a window from the bedroom having a partial view of Darling Harbour where the aquarium is and the lounge area window looked over the city.The kitchen and bathroom were nice and there was also a laundry.Staff were friendly and the restaurant and the buffet breakfast was very nice.Hotel is in a good location for visiting Darling Harbour and the city and there is secure carparking (not a part of the hotel) next door which we booked online for $10.50 overnight.Will stay here again and would recommend this hotel to others.
Only negative was the airconditioner was a bit noisy but it definately cooled the room down.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JanOZ1
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Balclutha, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. They certainly did their best to inform us of what we needed to know whenever we asked.
We were on the top floor with a great view of Darling Harbour. Only a couple of minutes walk to the Harbour.
A very spacious and clean room with a full kitchen. Also nice and quiet.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AnneCWP
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Mannheim, Germany
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149 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Plus: Suprisingly I got a room with a view to Darling Harbour (On NYE!). Spacious room, well equipped full kitchen. Quiet (except for one day where people on my floor had a family gathering in the hall). Plenty of seating in the room and hotel in good location.
Minus: Surprising for Australia, the staff knew nothing regarding tourist staff or NYE spots.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matilda F
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mantraonkent, General Manager at Mantra on Kent, responded to this review, 29 January 2012
Dear Matilda F,

Thank you for the positive feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed New Years Eve with us.

Over half our building faces Darling Harbour and views are available from most of these apartments.

I do apaologize if the front desk team were not as knowlegable as you would have hoped, but I hope by reading our other comments you will see that this is not normally the case.

Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back when you next travel to Sydney.

Kind regards,

Daniel
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Property: Mantra on Kent
Address: 433 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#19 Family Hotel in Sydney
#45 Business Hotel in Sydney
#55 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra on Kent 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Kent is located in the heart of Sydney's CBD ideally positioned on the doorstep of beautiful Darling Harbour and close to attractions such as the Sydney Aquarium and Star City Casino. The hotel offers guests a choice of spacious and comfortably appointed Studio, One Bedroom and interconnecting Two Bedroom Apartments each containing a fully equipped kitchen, LCD TV, CD/DVD player, individual controlled air-conditioning & heating, Foxtel and broadband access. Our One Bedroom Deluxe Apartments include full laundry facilities and a microwave. Our balcony rooms overlook the city and our Darling Harbour view rooms have opening windows to let in the fresh air and sunshine. The hotel's in-house restaurant Cascade Restaurant is open daily for breakfast. Alternatively, just a short stroll from the hotel guests will enjoy Cockle Bay and King Street Wharfs, both premium dining precincts offering a multitude of culinary options, function venues, bars and nightclubs. Offering a range of first class services including 24 hour reception and licensed restaurant and bar, we are a contemporary hotel providing guests with a range of facilities designed to ensure maximum comfort during short and extended stays Our hotel is perfect for a romantic break, escape from the everyday, family holiday or business trip to Sydney. ... more   less 
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