Friday, October 30, 2009

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Travel Briefs and Hot Deals from Mantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments

BUNBURY'S THE BEST: Holidaymakers have known it for years but now it's official - the beautiful waterfront destination of Bunbury has been named Western Australia's top tourist spot. Bunbury has been recognised as WA's best place for a well-earned break, taking out the 2009 GWN Top Tourist Town award. Bunbury's unique attributes including great mix of tourist attractions, Koombana Bay dolphins, natural beauty, cosmopolitan downtown precinct and regional and historical character led to the win. One of the best places to holiday whilst enjoying the best of Bunbury is Mantra Bunbury which offers stylish studio apartments in a prime location overlooking Koombana Bay. Part of the heritage-listed Bunbury Silos precinct and surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars, the property offers a host of first class facilities catering for both leisure travellers and corporate guests at the gateway to the world-renowned WA Southwest and Ferguson Valley wine country. These include a heated saltwater pool, tennis courts, office and business services, indulgent Escape Day Spa and Silos Bar and Café offering delicious light meals and an extensive wine list drawing on local favourites. Call 13 15 17 or visit,

PAVILLIONS PICKS UP HAT-TRICK: Mantra Pavillions Mirage on 1770 at Agnes Water has received another major honour at the 2009 Central Queensland and Southern Great Barrier Reef Tourism Awards, winning best Deluxe Accommodation for the third year running. An annual competition across the combined Capricorn, Gladstone and Bundaberg regions, the awards recognise excellence in tourism and service standards. Mantra Group regional general manager Winston Hall said the award was a tremendous distinction for the resort and for the communities of Agnes Water and The Town of 1770. He said the resort's success was due to a combination of having a great product and great staff who provided a fantastic service for customers. An ideal destination to relax and revive, the resort features fabulous facilities including 25 metre lap pool, children's wading pool, heated outdoor plunge pool and spa, barbecue area landscaped gardens and direct access to the pristine beach just 80m away. Call 13 15 17 or visit

STORYBOOK ESCAPE: Leading Darwin hotel, Mantra on the Esplanade, has enhanced its standing as the perfect base for a "storybook" escape to the mythical Top End, being immortalized in the latest novel by Australia's queen of fiction, Di Morrissey. Partially set in Darwin with characters staying at the Mantra property, Di's newest book The Silent Country traces the story of a television executive investigating an ill-fated and mysterious journey into the Australian wilderness by a documentary maker 50 years ago. With 16 consecutive best sellers to her name, The Silent Country is tipped to be another smash hit for Di Morrissey and a wonderful chapter in the history of Mantra which is delighted to be featuring in the works of one of Australia's most successful writers. Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin's CBD. The 4 .5 star property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. Call 13 15 17 or visit

Hot Deals

PARTY IN PARADISE: For a legendary time in the heart of Surfers Paradise this party season, Mantra has an accommodation deal worth celebrating. Mantra Legends Hotel is the perfect base for a fun Gold Coast getaway, where you can stay out late and enjoy the added bonus of a recovery breakfast and late checkout from just $149* per room per night for a hotel room, based on minimum stays of two nights and valid to December 20, 2009. Just minutes from the Gold Coast's best bars, clubs and restaurants, Mantra Legends Hotel features a 24 hour reception, on-site bar and restaurant, in-room mini-bars and balconies to make guests really feel like they're on the A-list. Phone 55 88 7888 or visit

PARK, STAY AND FLY: New Melbourne hotel Mantra Tullamarine has let fly with a great range of packages to take the hassle and stress out of early-morning departures and late-night arrivals for air travellers. The sleek, contemporary property is offering special Park, Stay and Fly deals from $200* per room including overnight accommodation in an Executive Studio, three days parking and return airport transfers for two people, valid to December 30, 2009. Perfect for putting your feet up before or after take off, Mantra Tullamarine features 277 spacious rooms consisting of executive, executive spa and deluxe studios, four suites and a penthouse. With long-term parking next door, shuttle bus services to and from the airport, airline check in services, a stylish bar and restaurant and 24-hour rooms service, Mantra Tullamarine takes care of every detail to provide the perfect accommodation base for travellers in transit. Call 13 15 17 or visit

FOURTH NIGHT FREE AS THE BREEZE: Now is ideal time to consider a rejuvenating escape to Port Douglas, where Mantra is offering four nights for the price of three at one of the destination's most sought-after properties. Located just one minutes walk from tranquil Four Mile Beach and a leisurely stroll from trendy Macrossan Street, Mantra PortSea offers an abundance of relaxation choices. Of the three swimming pools, the large central lagoon pool features a swim-up pool bar, with water slide, spas and waterfalls. There's also a fully equipped fitness studio and tennis court for the energetic, but if it's pampering you're after, try a signature massage from the PortSea Beauty & Body Salon onsite. Guests booking four nights in a hotel room from just $136* per room per night will only pay for three nights, valid for sale until December 18 and for travel to December 22, 2009. Call 13 15 17 or visit

*Conditions, minimum stays and block out periods apply. Subject to change and availability.

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