Travel Deals: Mantra properties Art Series, Peppers, BreakFree and more cut prices across Australia, NZ and Hawaii

One of Australia’s most ubiquitous hotel groups, Mantra, have come around to their popular annual “Global Sale” to make holidaying for Aussies a bit more accessible over the next few months. And it’s the most substantial sale from the group yet, with a serious number of the country’s best properties – from budget to luxe – lowering their nightly rate. Seriously, you’re going to want to get on some of these because they won’t last long. The sale is currently on and concludes on the 14th. See below for the full list or head over to Mantra.com to book.

QUEENSLAND

Those headed to Queensland are pretty spoiled for choice, with the Gold Coast, Cairns, Brisbane, the Sunny Coast and FNQ all on the docket. Here are all your options.

Port Douglas: Surrounded by magnificent tropical rainforests, Mantra PortSea offers accommodation for a relaxing tropical escape or carefree family holiday from $119 per night in a Hotel Room (two night minimum of $238). Valid for travel from 1 November, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Palm Cove: Located on the waterfront of Palm Cove’s palm fringed beach, Mantra Amphora offers spectacular garden or oceans views providing a tranquil space to kick back and relax while enjoying the sun. Starting from $129 per night in a Hotel Spa Room (two night minimum of $258). Valid for travel from 1 November, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Cairns: Located on the Cairns Esplanade in the city centre, with private balconies overlooking the pool, mountains or beach, Mantra Trilogy has rooms available from $125 per night in a Hotel Room (two night minimum of $250). This offer includes 10% off admission at Cairns Aquarium. Valid for travel from 1 November, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Sunshine Coast: BreakFree Grand Pacific, Caloundra boasts an ideal waterfront location with modern and stylish apartments, which are fully self-contained. Stay from $119 per night (Sun-Thu) in a One Bedroom Garden View Apartment (three night minimum of $347). Valid for travel until 13 December, 2018.

Brisbane: Located in the heart of Brisbane, Mantra Terrace Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel with elegant rooms starting at $85 per night. This offer includes WiFi. Valid for travel until 28 February, 2019.

Gold Coast: Situated in Surfers Paradise, Mantra Legends Hotel is the ultimate gateway to the beach, shopping hub and famous nightlife, starting at $119 per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Deluxe Twin. This offer includes a two-for-one seafood buffet voucher and a 20% off beverage voucher. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW only gets two mentions in the sale, but they’re some damn good ones. The first is the swish Kingscliff Beach Hotel (make sure you visit the Red Hot Thai Cafe. Seriously, they’re great). Sydney is also on there if you’re feeling like a bit of a staycation.

Kingscliff: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city with a stay at Mantra on Salt Beach, located in Salt Village with easy access to the beachfront, parks and children’s playground. Stay from $109 per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Room (two night minimum of $218). Offer includes two-for-one full buffet breakfast voucher, a 25% off Season Restaurant dining voucher and car parking. Valid for travel until 13 December, 2019.

Sydney: Located at the centre of Parramatta’s business district and within close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment hubs, Mantra Parramatta offers apartment style accommodation from $135 per night (Fri and Sun) in a Studio Room. This offer includes a bottle of wine on arrival, internet access and late checkout at 12pm. Valid for travel from 14 December, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Wanna visit CBA? This one’s available for quite some time so if you’re looking for a bit of a getaway in our nation’s capital, this one might be the stay for you.

Canberra: Offering stylish and contemporary rooms suitable for every traveller, Mantra Macarthur Hotel is situated near the CBD and in close proximity to both urban locations for leisure and nature for hikes and adventures. Stay from $129 per night (Thu-Mon) in a Studio Room. Offer includes 1GB WiFi. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

VICTORIA

Victoria gets two mentions and they are, of course, in Melbourne. Melbourne wouldn’t be Melbourne if it wasn’t putting itself on the same list twice. You can bed down at Mantra City Central in the CBD or head over to beautiful suburban Box Hill (and eat the city’s best Asian food) with Art Series’ newbie The Chen.

Melbourne: Discover Melbourne’s hidden gems in a prime location with Mantra City Central, situated in the heart of the CBD and just 25 minutes away from the airport. Stay from $119 per night (Sun and Mon) in a One Bedroom Apartment. Valid for travel from 2 December, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Melbourne: Located outside Melbourne’s vibrant CBD with design cues from celebrated Australian artist, Zhong Chen, save up to 20% at The Chen, Box Hill in selected room types. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Radelaide gets a strong look with the already super affordable BreakFree getting a nice price drop, and since the city is always great for a quick getaway, this is definitely one you should be looking at before the sale ends.

Adelaide: BreakFree Adelaide is located in Adelaide’s West End offering the ideal relaxation for travellers seeking a self-contained accommodation. Stay from $89 per night in a Studio Apartment. Offer includes 11am late check-out and discounted parking of $10 per day. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

TASMANIA

Tassie is beautiful in the summer, and what better time to visit than on your Christmas holidays? $145 a night, fam, get on it.

Launceston: Mantra Charles Hotel is the ultimate gateway to the Tamar Valley offering beautiful landscapes, wineries and picturesque views of the countryside. Stay from $145 per night (Fri-Sun) in a Hotel King Room. Valid for travel until 21 December, 2018.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Leave the east coast behind and head west instead. Don’t believe the haters, Perth is great. You’ll understand when you visit.

Perth: Mantra on Murray is located in the inner city, offering a stylish and comfortable base to explore the very best Perth has to offer. Starting from $139 per night in a King Studio, each room is contemporary and boasts plush décor and modern facilities. This offer includes breakfast, internet access, 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel from 14 December, 2018 until 6 October, 2019.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Perth not your thing? Why not try the Territory? Darwin’s got the gorgeous Mantra on the Esplanade ready and waiting. It’s bloody hot up there so you’ll be pleased to know the Esplanade comes equipped with very powerful air conditioning.

Darwin: Mantra on the Esplanade offers a unique location close to Darwin’s CBD and waterfront. Stay from $99 per night (Thu-Mon) in a Hotel Room City View. Offer includes parking, 20% off dining, WiFi and 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

HAWAII

We know, it’s not Australia, but most Australians want to go to Hawaii and it’s a mighty fine deal so we’re including it in this list, because we can.

Hawaii: Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is Honolulu’s landmark hotel, which is located beside the world’s largest open air-shopping mall, the Ala Moana Shopping Centre, and is also minutes away from the tropical blue waters of the Pacific. Stay from US$159 per night in a City Mountain View, Kona Tower. Includes buffet breakfast at Plantation Café. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

NEW ZEALAND

Also not Australia, but 100% worth mentioning. You can stay in CHCH for a mean $79 NZ per night! This one’s gonna go fast so get on it.

Christchurch: Positioned in the heart of Christchurch, BreakFree on Cashel is a wonderful destination with access to the city’s rich history, culture and beautiful scenery. Stay from NZ$79 per night in an Inner Urban Double. Offer includes 2GB WiFi. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

To book any of the above and read full conditions head on over to Mantra.com

David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously worked as a freelance games journalist and critic, appearing on PC World Australia. He tweets at @RhunWords and plays the odd game at twitch.tv/RhunWords when the internet works.