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Review of Mantra Hotel South Bank Brisbane

Review of Mantra Hotel South Bank Brisbane




We have stayed at the Mantra Hotel South Bank on two separate occasions and we have now decided it is our “go-to” hotel when staying in the city. Not only is the hotel’s location excellent for South Bank if you are watching a show or want to spend an evening or two exploring the area we found the hotel itself to be excellent value.

The hotel is surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, a cinema and as well as several small supermarkets and is literally 2 minutes walk to South Bank.

If you want to cross the river there are stops close by for both City Cat and CityHopper services.

outside the mantra hotel south bank


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At reception we were met on both occasions by a friendly smile and warm welcome. Check-in was quick and easy and the receptionist explained about breakfast times and location of the dining room, where to access the pool area (she also gave us towels) as well as giving us vouchers for the hotel bar.

The Reception is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


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On both occasions we booked a studio room with views of South Bank and the city (we chose rooms with this aspect at the time of booking).

The rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished and include a LCD TV.

A selection of drinks/snacks is available in the mini-bar and we found the complimentary water particularly useful in the hot weather. The small kitchen area was well-stocked with a toaster, cutlery and utensils.

A spacious safe means that all valuables can be locked away and left at the hotel when not needed.

In the bathroom were complimentary soap, body-wash, shampoo and conditioner and a large walk-in shower.

We chose an extra-large double bed when we booked the room.We found the bed to be extremely comfortable and we had an excellent night’s rest during both stays.

There is air-conditioning in the room which really is essential in Brisbane.

Wi-fi is not free however if you are (or become) a the Mantra+ member it is complimentary.

TOP TIP – Join the Mantra+ loyalty scheme and get excellent membership benefits!


We had breakfast at the Stone Restaurant and Bar in the hotel and in my opinion excellent. I think it is one of the tastiest breakfast selections I have had at any hotel in the world. The selection of cereals, pastries, breads, fruit as well as the hot breakfast option from the buffet was spot-on. We really enjoyed our breakfasts on both occasions and I would recommend including it when you reserve your room.

The Stone Bar has a nightly happy hour between 17.30 and 19.30 and a cafe style menu is available in the bar daily.


The hotel has a swimming pool, spa pool, and a well equipped gym. While we didn’t try the gym we did try the pool! We were provided with towels at the reception at check-in. The pool and gym are situated on the second floor.

We had an enjoyable morning relaxing by the pool and sitting in the spa attached to it!


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Check-out from the Mantra Hotel South Bank was very easy and staff asked if we wanted to leave bags at the hotel to collect later.

Overall in our opinion an excellent hotel!

PIN FOR LATER – Mantra Hotel South Bank Brisbane

Brisbane review of Hotel Mantra



  1. March 1, 2018 / 6:40 am

    This looks like a great location, with everything you need at your doorstep. Nice clean modern rooms and a pool – you can’t go wrong!
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    • TracyJane
      March 1, 2018 / 10:05 am

      It is Rachel – great hotel great location!

  2. March 9, 2018 / 7:44 am

    This looks perfect for a great vacation! What a nice hotel. Must put it in my bucket list then. Thanks for sharing the photos to us 🙂

    • TracyJane
      March 12, 2018 / 11:48 pm

      It is a lovely hotel – highly recommended!

  3. May 17, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    This genuinly is a lovely hotel, i stayed there recently for four nights in a studio room the view is amazing!!

    • TracyJane
      May 20, 2018 / 7:33 am

      It is! I am staying at the Mantra Hervey Bay this week so may review that too!

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Traveller, teacher, train lover, and milkshake connoisseur.Now living and working in my 7th country and experiencing life in Queensland, Australia.

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I have travelled for over 30 years including solo in my 20's , as a single parent in my 30's and now in my 40's and beyond with my husband. House sitter and aspiring grey nomad a life of location independence is my goal.

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