Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra

- Canberra

219 Northbourne Avenue, Turner ACT
Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra
219 Northbourne Avenue
Turner, ACT  2612

Hotel Information

Check-in Time
2:00 PM
Check-out Time
10:00 AM
Reception Hours
24 hours
This hotel is 100% non-smoking
Mantra MacArthur offers Hotel & Conference Guests discounted rates for the public onsite underground car park. The entrance is located within the Midtown precinct and is accessible via MacArthur Avenue or David street. Due to the nature of this public parking arrangement, spaces are subject to availability and cannot be reserved (fees apply)
This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
Bond Policy
Please note Mantra MacArthur Hotel requires a AUD$200 cash bond or credit card pre-authorisation on check in for all room types.

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Canberra Accommodation

Looking for accommodation in Canberra? Somewhere near the CBD? The all-new Mantra MacArthur Hotel, centrally located and offers the ideal base for your next stay in our nation's capital.

Mantra MacArthur Hotel offers stylish and contemporary rooms to suit all travellers – from affordable Studio Rooms for business guests or overnight stays, to 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites for groups and families wanting to explore the region for a little longer.

To take the stress out of business travel, we offer 24 hour reception, express check out and conference facilities.

For completely universal enjoyment without leaving the Hotel, try our chef’s modern take on Greek Mediterranean cuisine at our new in-house restaurant & bar ‘Podilato’. Featuring Hellenic favourites off the grill, accompanied by both European and local wines, Podilato is a welcome addition to the list of Canberra’s best restaurants.

At Mantra Macarthur Hotel, there are a wide range of features and services available to ensure you have a hassle-free holiday.

Features & Facilities

Mantra MacArthur Hotel offers a wide range of features and services to make your stay more comfortable. Business travellers may be thankful for our 24 hour reception and Express Check Out and the reasonably priced onsite parking. But for completely universal enjoyment, try our chef’s modern take on Greek Mediterranean cuisine at our new in-house restaurant & bar ‘Podilato’. Featuring some Hellenic favourites off the grill, as well as a nice blend of European and local wines, Podilato is a welcome addition to the list of Canberra’s best restaurants. Podilato serves buffet breakfasts with Mediterranean touches and deli-style lunches daily, as well as a la carte dinners six nights a week (closed Sundays).


  • ‘Podilato’ Restaurant & Bar
  • Tour desk
  • Fully equipped gym
  • 24 hour reception
  • Secure parking (fee)
  • Internet lounge
  • Room WiFi (fees apply)
  • Child minding (external supplier)
  • Laundry service (external supplier)
  • Express checkout
  • Photocopying
  • Boardrooms/Conference space


Podilato is our in-house restaurant is open for breakfast, 7-days a week.


You’ll never be offline with our in-room WiFi (fee) keeping you connected, plus the additional option of making use of our Internet Lounge, located on the ground floor.


Flexible design allows Mantra MacArthur Hotel to offer different floor spaces, from boardrooms to banquets for 220. We also cater for weddings parties of all sizes.




The Greek word ‘podilato’ means bicycle. Podilato is also the name of the all-new restaurant & bar that is Mantra MacArthur Hotel’s pride and joy. It’s sister restaurant is Peppers Gallery’s Bicicletta,’ and the common theme in the restaurant names is extended to the same ‘traditional meets modern’ fusion in their menus. Podilato does to traditional Mediterranean dishes what Bicicletta does to Italian – gives them a fresh take and serves them in a relaxed sharing ambience.

Head chef Sean Mawbey brings a world of experience to every dish on the table. From his early days serving out his apprenticeship in a two hat restaurant in Sydney, to being a pastry chef in London, to managing large teams and being his own head chef, Sean’s appreciation of rustic Mediterranean fare has never diminished. By keeping to fresh ingredients and uncomplicated cooking styles, Sean tempers the richness of tradition with the delicacy of modern gastronomy in some inspiring variations on classic Mediterranean dishes.

Podilato is currently closed for lunch and dinner.

Opening Hours

  • Buffet Breakfast:
    • ​Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 10am
    • Weekends: 7am - 10:30am


For restaurant bookings, please call (02) 6112 9292 or email

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Ideally located just 5 minutes’ drive from Canberra’s CBD, Mantra MacArthur Hotel’s conferencing facility is perfect for your next conference or event. The conferencing space accommodates for every type of corporate event, from intimate meetings and presentations to large conferences for up to 100 delegates. With 4 unique event spaces, a delicious selection of dining options and contemporary accommodation, your next meeting or event will become a truly personalised experience. 

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A shining example of Canberra’s inner city rejuvenation, the new Mantra MacArthur Hotel is ideally located only 5 minutes by car from the city centre, in the leafy inner suburb of Turner. Wide roads and nature strips add to the area’s arboreal appeal, particularly in spring and autumn. Neighbouring suburb O’Conner’s shopping area is close and the Australian National University, Australian War Memorial and the Braddon dining precinct are also within walking distance.

If you prefer a hike to a walk, head up to the nearby Mt Ainslie Lookout, with its commanding views over the planned capital and plentiful wildlife. Or for a more sedate escape from the city, you can also stroll to and through Canberra’s magnificent Botanic Gardens, with the most complete collection of Australian fauna in the country, including the Red Centre Garden and even its own patch of rainforest!

Things to do in Canberra

  • Questacon
  • National Art Gallery of Australia
  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • War Memorial
  • National Arboretum
  • Old Parliament House
  • Lake Burley Griffin
  • Canberra Wine District

Canberra events not to miss

  • Summernats - January
  • Australia Day Live – January
  • Multicultural Festival - February
  • Enlighten Festival - February & March
  • Canberra Balloon Spectacular - March
  • National Folk Festival – April
  • National ANZAC Day Ceremony – April
  • Canberra Truffle Festival – May - July
  • Kanga Cup (international youth football) - July
  • Floriade - September & October


Contact Information
219 Northbourne Avenue
Turner, ACT 2612

Points of Interest

  • Shopping - 1.2 km
  • CBD - 2.4 km
  • National Convention Centre - 3.1 km
  • Parliament House - 5.6 km
  • National Art Gallery - 5.8 km
  • Canberra Airport - 8.2 km


From City: Located on Northbourne Avenue, in Turner. It is a 5 minute-drive from the CBD and the main restaurants and shops.

Canberra light rail is now open! Mantra MacArthur Hotel is only a 4 minute journey into the CBD! The Macarthur stop is right outside the hotel and is the 3rd stop from Alinga street station (CBD)