It was cider time. On a Sunday. In Federation Sq.. With outdated mates.
Had it been 17 years in the past, once we lived in London collectively it could have been snakebites. We’re a bit tamer now as all of us have youngsters in tow, however we nonetheless had an excessive amount of to drink to have the ability to drive again to our tent within the caravan park in Level Lonsdale, 2 hours from Melbourne.
By 9pm, we determined we higher ebook in someplace. We have been on the Transport Lodge and simply throughout the Yarra River was Mantra Southbank. It was a no brainer. We phoned, that they had vacancies and at an important worth.
No hassles about getting there, because it was solely a 5-minute stroll. We walked it rather a lot once we stayed there for five nights in January.
We checked in at 9:30pm and once we opened the door to our 2-bed house, it felt like we’d returned house. It was a welcome break from the tent.
Mantra residences are considered one of our favorite chains in Australia. We keep at them usually and even had my 40th celebration and our large street journey farewell occasion at Mantra Ettalong Seaside in our house city. We’ve additionally stayed at Mantra Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast and Mantra on Salt Seaside in Kingscliff.
That is what we liked concerning the Melbourne property.
5 REASONS TO STAY AT MANTRA SOUTHBANK
1. Flats rock for households
Most big-city resort rooms weren’t constructed for households with younger youngsters. They normally haven’t any fridge or microwave, ground house is at a premium, and neighbours can hear each tantrum. However with an house you get extra space, thicker partitions, a kitchen, a washer, and separate bedrooms.
These additional amenities on an extended keep could make your journey a lot extra pleasing, and our 2-bed house was shiny and roomy.
2. Consuming out is Costly
Melbourne’s cafe and restaurant scene is second to none in Australia. It’s simply one of many causes we love this metropolis, however consuming out thrice a day as a household of 4 is pricey.
If it was only a weekend keep we’d in all probability eat out on a regular basis, however as we have been staying for five nights having a fully-equipped kitchen and having the ability to self-cater on a number of meals plus retailer snacks and bottled water was priceless.
three. Indoor heated pool & spa
Melbourne is likely to be well-known for its culinary scene, nevertheless it’s additionally well-known for its unpredictable climate and chilly winters. No worry, Mantra Southbank has an indoor pool and spa that can maintain you, and particularly your kiddies, completely happy it doesn’t matter what’s occurring exterior.
four. Metropolis Views
In the event you keep in a 2 bed room deluxe house like ours, you get a personal balcony with metropolis views. We missed the Victorian Arts Centre, the MCG, and the Southbank precinct.
5. Location, Location, LOCATION
We love having the ability to stroll to as many sights and locations to eat and drink from our lodging, and Mantra Southbank is central to a lot of Melbourne’s highlights.
Locations we may simply stroll to with our 6 and 2-year-old daughters included:
We have been actually a 60-second stroll to Southbank Promenade and Southgate Restaurant and Purchasing Precinct on the Yarra River.
Metropolis Centre and Flinders Avenue Station
A five-minute stroll throughout the Yarra took us to Swanston avenue (Melbourne’s major thoroughfare) and Flinders Avenue Station the place we may catch a prepare or tram to anyplace in and round Melbourne.
Rod Laver Enviornment and the MCG
We ticked off considered one of our bucket checklist objects on our go to to Melbourne and attended the Australian Tennis Open. Caz even bought to see the good Roger Federer play. Staying at Mantra Southbank it was only a 20 minute stroll alongside the Yarra to the tennis centre.
Additionally a five-minute stroll was Federation Sq., considered one of our favorite places in Melbourne. Particularly when there’s a sporting occasion on as they play the matches on the large display.
Degraves Avenue and Centre Place
Stroll 5 minutes over the Yarra and also you get to Degraves Avenue and Centre Place, two of our favorite laneways for espresso and graffitied partitions. (Don’t overlook Hosier Lane too!)
Yarra River Walks
It was additionally good for our afternoon Yarra River walks or bike rides. A welcome exercise in any busy metropolis.
Eureka Tower & Skydeck
Actually throughout the street from the Mantra is the Eureka Tower. Ensure you expertise ‘The Edge’– a glass dice which initiatives three metres out from the constructing 300 metres above the bottom – freaky!
However that’s not all, you possibly can simply stroll to those places:
- Royal Botanic Gardens – 5-minute stroll
- Melbourne Aquarium – 10-minute stroll
- Crown On line casino – 10-minute stroll
- Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre – 10-minute stroll
- Southern Cross Station – 15-minute stroll
- Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit – 20-minute stroll
- Etihad Stadium – 25-minute stroll
In the event you’re in search of household pleasant lodging within the coronary heart of Melbourne, Mantra Southbank presents a lot at cheap charges. And after staying there twice now, it actually seems like our house away from house.
Room sorts & Services
- One and two bed room residences
- 24-hour reception
- Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
- Undercover parking (restricted availability charges apply)
Location: Mantra Southbank is situated adjoining to the Victorian Arts Centre at 31 Metropolis Highway, Southbank.
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