Overview of Mantra The Observatory

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Beach nearby
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool

Mantra The Observatory

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMid North Coast Maritime Museum3 min walk
    Popular LocationPort Macquarie Astronomical Association Observatory4 min walk
    Popular LocationTown Beach4 min walk
    AirportPort Macquarie, NSW (PQQ)12 min drive

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3 Bedroom Ocean view Apartment

5/5 guest room rating
  • 134 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 King Beds OR 2 Single Beds and 2 King Beds

2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 100 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds OR 2 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

1 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

5/5 guest room rating
  • 70 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

2 Bedroom Park View apartment

5/5 guest room rating
  • 120 sq m
  • Park view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

3 Bedroom Penthouse

  • 208 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 King Beds OR 2 Single Beds and 2 King Beds

Ocean View Hotel Room

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 25 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

2 Bedroom Garden Terrace Apartment (Stair Access Only)

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 120 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

1 Bedroom Courtyard View Apartment

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 64 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Port Macquarie

Located in Port Macquarie, Mantra The Observatory is near the beach. Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Observatory and Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Macquarie Nature Reserve and Woregore Nature Reserve. Mid North Coast Maritime Museum and Mid North Coast Maritime Museum Pilot Boat Shed are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale watching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mid North Coast Maritime Museum - 3 min walk
  • Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Observatory - 4 min walk
  • Town Beach - 4 min walk
  • Oxley Beach - 7 min walk
  • Port Macquarie Courthouse - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Wauchope Station - 20 min drive
  • AirportPort Macquarie, NSW (PQQ) - 12 min drive


  • Scampi's Seafood — 1 min walk
  • Milkbar Town Beach — 1 min walk
  • Tea & Treasures - 5 min walk
  • The Corner Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Casualties Expresso - 11 min walk
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About this property

Mantra The Observatory

3.5-star hotel near the beach
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a spa tub and a sauna. All 85 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies and flat-screen TVs. Hairdryers, ironing boards and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Mantra The Observatory offers 85 forms of accommodation with designer toiletries and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

This Port Macquarie hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard sanitisation guidelines of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Linens


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in from 2 PM - 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (7:30 AM - 7 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8 AM - 7 PM)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Observatory Hotel
Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Port Macquarie
Observatory Resort Port Macquarie
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Observatory Aparthotel Port Macquarie
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Mantra The Observatory and receive a full refund?
Yes, Mantra The Observatory offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Mantra The Observatory cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Mantra The Observatory?
As of 21 Jan. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mantra The Observatory on 15 Feb. 2021 start from AU$209, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Mantra The Observatory have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Mantra The Observatory pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Mantra The Observatory?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Mantra The Observatory?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 7 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Mantra The Observatory?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Mantra The Observatory located?
Situated in Port Macquarie, this beach hotel is steps away from Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Observatory and Town Beach. Mid North Coast Maritime Museum and Oxley Beach are also within 10 minutes.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 391 out of 694 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 228 out of 694 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 56 out of 694 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 694 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 694 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pretty decent, just in front of the beach. Port Macquarie is beautiful
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
First time write comment..Not sure how another can give good comments of this hotel, I’ve even upgrade to ocean view room(paid extra) old property, bad smell in the room, bathroom not clean...guys pls stay away of this hotel find somewhere else. Only good thing staff are friendly but nothing else.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room smelt like wet dog View was average Disappointing considering the price
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Poor conditions. Staff did their best
We were 'upgraded' to a room which was above the pool, undergoing major work. Drill noises from 730am throughout the day. After some repeated requests for peace, we were allocated a new room, which was pleasing. The room phone didn't work so we were given a number to call in case we got locked out, since no out of hours reception. Middle of the night: fire alarm went off! Rang the number. Do we evacuate?? No answer! Safety issue. Was there a fire?? We were told the next morning that number is not manned! Replacement room fine except for filthy lounge, unpleasant to sit on.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Enjoyable beach stay with beautiful view
Enjoyable mid-week stay at beach. Convenient location across the road from Town Beach & beautiful scenic walks. Nice restaurant & Cafe on site & another Cafe across road at Surf Club. Not far from town centre either. Spacious, well-equipped 2 bedroom apartment with stunning views of the beach & ocean. The exception is the bathroom, which is a little tight but has allowed for separate bath. The balcony bi-fold doors open completely up allowing the outdoors in....with the sound of the waves & the view from every part of the apartment.....a luxury feature. The apartment was clean except for some of the soft-furnishings. A few cushions were quite stained & the very large lounge was extremely grubby & actually needs either a very deep clean or most probably replacement. Recliners in each bedroom were however newer, clean & comfy. Customer service professional & friendly. Covid policy in place. Free secure parking.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

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