Stay at Mantra on the Esplanade and you’ll be right in the thick of the action. Overlooking Darwin Harbour, this hotel is well placed for you to effectively absorb the rich cosmopolitan and multi-cultural vibes of the city. Having undergone a recent refurbishment, Mantra on the Esplanade is the perfect choice for those seeking understated luxury that also serves as the perfect base from which you can easily explore this tropical city.
As well as boasting an enviable position by the harbour in amongst the excitement of Darwin itself, Mantra on the Esplanade is also within driving distance of some of the Northern Territory’s most treasured attractions. Kakadu National Park and Katharine Gorge, for example, are both within easy reach, as is the stunning Litchfield National Park.
What’s more, when you arrive at Darwin airport, you’ll be picked up and dropped off at the hotel within half an hour of getting in the car. No travel stress and no time wasted. Sounds good to us.
Choose between a modern hotel room and one, two or three bedroom apartments. All rooms are styled with modern, bright furnishings, reflecting the ambience and style of Darwin city, whilst all the apartments contain fully equipped kitchens with a separate lounge area. And for an added bonus? Many of the rooms have large private balconies overlooking Darwin Harbour. The perfect spot to watch the sun setting over the Arafura Sea.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Only a few minutes from the restaurants, cafés and bars of Cullen bay, we loved being close to so many markets selling locally produced crafts and food, aboriginal art galleries and restaurants serving the best in local cuisine. Having said that, with a bar, restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and spa on site, you may not want to leave the hotel at all.