US$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 2 Jun 2015 Check-out 3 Jun 2015

Mantra Bell City

4 stars
View map of 215 Bell Street, Preston, Melbourne, VI 3027

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
22 reviews
Night in Melbourne

Great value for money especially over a busy weekend in Melbourne. Very comfy with suitable kitchen... See full review

  • Annon.
  • 31 Mar 2015
Family Package

This is one of the best hotel stays ever - staff so helpful with getting extra rollout bed at... See full review

  • Julie Pilot
  • 24 Mar 2014
Chic and cosmopolitan, Mantra Bell City makes for an ideal base with its stylish accommodations and convenient distance to the central business district and attractions like Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Museum. Tourists staying at this Melbourne hotel can take in the panoramic city views at Eureka Skydeck 88 or stop by Northland Shopping Centre. Worthy of a visit are the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
General

Mantra Bell City features 15 meeting rooms and six outdoor event venues that can host social or business functions. The hotel also provides parking (fees apply). After a day of work or sightseeing, patrons can relax at the sauna and swim in the outdoor swimming pool.



Location

Mantra Bell City Hotel is situated in the heart of the Melbourne suburb of Preston, four and a half kilometres from La Trobe University. For entertainment, vacationers can watch football games at Princes Park or catch sporting events and concerts at Etihad Stadium.



  • NOTE: The hotel requires a credit card imprint or $200 security deposit on arrival and valid photo ID upon check-in.
  • NOTE: Parking fee is $7 USD
  • 20 km to the International Airport (Melbourne)
Dining

At Mantra Bell City Melbourne, diners savour the variety of delectable cuisines at Chill Restaurant & Bar or enjoy the pub-style menu and drinks at JD's Diner while playing pool or watching TV.
Rooms

All of the sleek open-plan studio apartments have air conditioning/heating, cable LCD TV, Internet access, safe deposit box and kitchenette with stove top, refrigerator and microwave oven.

Mantra Bell City Rooms

Twin Manhattan
Stylish open plan Manhattan-style studio apartment featuring 2 King Single Rydges Dream Beds, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Melbourne and its surrounds, lounge & dining area, and self-contained kitchenette including oven, stove top, microwave & fridge. All rooms feature a work station, broadband internet, Foxtel, self controlled reverse-cycle air conditioning / heating, minibar, LCD TV & in room safe.
2 Bed Manhattan
Stylish open plan Manhattan-style studio apartment featuring either 2 Queen Rydges Dream Beds or 1 Queen & 2 King Single Rydges Dream Beds, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Melbourne and its surrounds, lounge & dining area, and self-contained kitchenette including oven, stove top, microwave & fridge. All rooms feature a work station, broadband internet, Foxtel, self controlled reverse-cycle air conditioning / heating, minibar, LCD TV & in room safe.
1 Bed Manhattan
Stylish open plan Manhattan-style studio apartment featuring 1 Queen Rydges Dream Bed, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Melbourne and its surrounds, lounge & dining area, and self-contained kitchenette including oven, stove top, microwave & fridge. All rooms feature a work station, broadband internet, Foxtel, self controlled reverse-cycle air conditioning / heating, minibar, LCD TV & in room safe.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-37.7464 145.0083
Area served
Access to the city, major hospitals, universities, and inner suburbs is simple, with tram, train and bus stops all within minutes of the hotel.
Nearby airports
Melbourne International & Domestic Tullamarine Airport
Area description
Mantra Bell City has many nearby attractions such as: Northland and Epping Shopping Centres Discount shopping outlets Preston Markets University Hill Business Park Bundoora Park NMIT RMIT University La Trobe University Kangan Batman Tafe Austin Hospital Mercy Hospital Darebin International Sports Centre Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre Bundoora Golf Course Northern Bullants Football Club Northcote and Thornburys fashionable High Street bars and cafs Westgarth Cinema Northcote Social Club Fitzroys Brunswick Street, Gertrude Street and Smith Street shopping precincts Carltons iconic Lygon Street " Melbournes Italian precinct Brunswicks multicultural Sydney Road

Nearby points of interest

  • Melbourne Zoo: 6.5 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 7.6 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 7.7 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 7.8 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Animals Australia: 7.8 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 7.8 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 7.8 km
  • Princess Theatre: 7.8 km
  • Chinese Museum: 7.9 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 8 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 8 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 8 km
  • City Museum: 8 km
  • Melbourne Zoo: 6.5 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 7.6 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 7.7 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 7.8 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Animals Australia: 7.8 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 7.8 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 7.8 km
  • Princess Theatre: 7.8 km
  • Chinese Museum: 7.9 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 8 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 8 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 8 km
  • City Museum: 8 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 8.1 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 8.1 km
  • Parliament House: 8.1 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 8.2 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 8.3 km
  • Scots Church: 8.4 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 8.4 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 8.4 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 8.5 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 8.5 km
  • Royal Arcade: 8.5 km
  • Block Arcade: 8.6 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 8.6 km
  • Federation Square: 8.7 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 8.7 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 8.7 km
  • Australian Open Grounds: 8.8 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 8.9 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 8.9 km
  • Sunday Market: 8.9 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 9 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 9 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 9.1 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 9.1 km
  • Immigration Museum: 9.1 km
  • Rialto Towers: 9.2 km
  • Observation Deck: 9.2 km
  • Eureka Tower: 9.2 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 9.4 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 9.4 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Mantra Bell City offers a total of 14 indoor conference rooms and 4 outdoor event spaces designed with the practical needs of modern business in mind. From audio/visual equipment and internet access to catering and accommodation options, we've got you covered. With over 2300 square metres of flexible indoor and outdoor space, we can accommodate up to 500 guests in a variety of configurations. Call us to discuss your needs.

Dining

CHILL Restaurant & Bar
Chill Restaurant & Bar features an extensive modern Australian menu of fresh seasonal produce and succulent fine meats. Chill offers a contemporary setting and welcoming atmosphere to suit any occasion, and boasts a full open kitchen so you can enjoy the spectacle of flaming pans and marvel at the chefs' skills as they prepare your meal.
JD's Diner & Bar
Overlooking the hotel's stunning pool, JD's offers a tempting pub style menu, a range of local and imported beer and a variety of recreational activities including; pool table, table tennis, internet facilities and big screen TV. With something for everyone, JD's is the perfect place to site and unwind.
Pantry Cafe & Convenience Store
Stocked as a local provender of life's little necessities and food items, the Pantry Cafe & Convenience Store is popular with guests and locals alike. Sit and enjoy an espresso or take one away for the perfect start to the day!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
13:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Mantra Bell City

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annon.
Business
N/A
31 Mar 2015

Night in Melbourne

Great value for money especially over a busy weekend in Melbourne. Very comfy with suitable kitchen facilities to make dinner. Lovely décor and efficient staff. Didn't use the WIFI so unable to rate it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Paul
Business
N/A
28 Jan 2015

Below expectations

We stayed at this hotel once before, and the service was much better than this visit. I was traveling with my 14 year old son, so we requested an extra bed at check in, as the room only had a double bed in it. It took over one and a half hours at night time to get our extra bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kiwi kids
Business
Hamilton NZ
17 Dec 2014

Great views

Our room had a great view over North-East Melbourne. Service, room cleanliness, meals and value excellent. A bit far from the city centre but then again the tram service was fantastic. Not many eating places open in the area on a Monday night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reaper
Business
Australia
10 Dec 2014

Good Place

Hotel is located in handy position, close to transport. Parking was a problem, not enough spaces. Short walk to High street Preston, where many restaurants are located.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Vietnamese restaurants abound.

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Swans fan
Business
Chatswood
30 Nov 2014

Good restaurant

I was working nearby so the location suited. I had dinner in Chill and was very impressed with the quality of the food although the menu was quite limited. The room was spacious, clean and well equipped but I was on the 1st floor and could hear noise from the carpark late at night and early in the morning. Next time I will request a higher floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Terence Ho
Business
Singapore
8 Oct 2014

Confortable and Clean rooms

The location was good not too far from airport and within walking distance to some great food

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to some near by food, especially if you like Asian food. only about 15 to 18 min of walk.

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hongky
Business
gold coast, australia
14 May 2014

good location, inexpensive daily parking fee

My husband and I have stayed in Rydges Bell City 3 times. It's in a good location, and the daily parking fee of $7 is great. There is underground parking and also above ground parking, and we never had problems finding a spot to park. This is our 3rd visit, and we have a few comments: 1. The bed is too soft and sags in the middle (we stayed in Room 615, a studio Queen room). 2. There are 2 walls of windows in this room, and each window has roman blinds (sheer and blackout), I think there are about 8 blinds in total. As you can imagine, each blind has gaps, so a lot of light come through the many gaps, so the room gets very bright in the morning, even with the blackout. 3. We stayed 7 nights this time. The first afternoon, we left the room at 11am, came back after 4pm, and the room was not made up. Complained to front desk and this was not repeated again. We were given 2 free drink coupons. The second afternoon, we returned and found a bathmat missing, on another 2 occasions, they didn't replace the face cloth. Each time we called and it was promptly replaced. Just don't understand how they can remove something and not replace them. However, each day they give us more soaps, more shower caps, more shampoo and conditioners. On the day we checked out, we had 6 bars of soap!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chukky
Business
Canberra
12 May 2014

Only OK

The room was OK but the bathroom was incredibly tiny. My husband could not sit properly on the toilet and I used the towel rails to pull myself up off the toilet. The carpet and walls are becoming damaged from water leaking from the bathroom. Parking used to be free but is now $7/day. It suited our purpose (visiting for a wedding) but I would not recommend this room for a holiday, and certainly not with children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Julie Pilot
Business
North East Victoria, Aust
24 Mar 2014

Family Package

This is one of the best hotel stays ever - staff so helpful with getting extra rollout bed at booking & it was set up, ready for us, complete with a proper mattress. The staff from check in, breakfast, to check out were interested in us as customers. The room was lovely, food fresh & plentiful at breakfast. I was so impressed & will definately stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mantra Bell City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
WakoMako
Business
Australia
10 Mar 2014

Needs a lot of improvement

Messed up check in process for our family, no room is the same, rooms are not clean enough for a 4 star standard. The Rydges name brand is a lot better than this. Appliances in the room don't work and staff need a lot more training on the actual hotel and customer service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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