Upmarket and centrally located, this hotel is a two-minute walk from a delicious meal in Chinatown, five minutes from a history lesson in the Old Melbourne Gaol and a leisurely stroll to incredible shopping in the Queen Victoria Market. The studios and apartments feature kitchen facilities and most have a private balcony and city views. Guests can indulge in lazy days in the heated swimming pool, hot tub and on the sun terrace, or work up an appetite in the gym, followed by an a la carte meal in the restaurant and bar.
Why we recommend the Mantra on Russell
- Studios and apartments
- Kitchen facilities
- Private balcony available
- Heated pool and hot tub
- Restaurant and bar
Attractions near the Mantra on Russell
Explore the flavours of Chinatown
Just minutes from the hotel, Melbourne's Chinatown district is historically significant as the oldest continuously inhabited Chinese settlement in the western world, dating back to the Victorian gold rush. Today, it's best known to tourists for its multitude of restaurants selling great food at budget prices, including traditional and modern favourites from all over Asia.
Walking around downtown Melbourne, you can't miss Chinatown with its decorative gates guarded by lion statues. You’ll find most of the restaurants down Little Bourke Street, alongside traditional temples and Chinese supermarkets, where you can stock up on rare ingredients.
Do time in Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne's original prison is today an award-winning tourist attraction in Victoria and is only five minutes from the hotel. The original building has been preserved, so you can get an authentic idea of what life was like for lawbreakers of the past and see where some of Australia's most infamous characters spent their time prior to release or execution.
You can choose between several lively tours that explore different aspects of the Old Gaol, which spans three floors and includes the neighbouring watch house. Take a day tour with the charge sergeant, brave a night tour with the hangman or learn the prison's urban legends and unexplained mysteries on a ghost tour.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Balcony / terrace (some rooms)||Concierge|
|Swimming pool||Swimming pool|
|Swimming pool (indoor)||Health club or gym|
|Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Television||Microwave (some rooms)|
|Refrigerator||Internet wireless fee|
|Internet (wireless)||Internet (cable)|
|Cable TV||Iron and ironing board|
|In room safe||Room service|
|Telephone||Tea and coffee making facilities|
|Kitchenette||Internet (common wireless)|
|Internet common wireless fee||Non-smoking|