The Mantra Hotel Bel Air was our home during the Surfers Paradise holidays of July 2008. The adjacent double units were comfortable and spacious with reasonable views. Located in Broadbeach, 10 minutes drive from Surfers and 30 minutes from Coolongatta, it is located in front of the Australia Fair Shopping Center and diagonally across from Jupiter Casino Jupiters.
It is ideally positioned away from all major attractions, including theme parks like Movie World, Sea World, WetNWild and Harbor Town for shoppers to be a crazy crowd paradise. It is also served by buses to the airport, local and tourist buses and taxis. During our stay, the indoor pool, spa and gym of the hotel have trained well, providing the means to get the necessary rest and leisure. He also provided a means of social interaction with other hotel guests, particularly during times of bad weather.
The outdoor pool is large and stunning in appearance, but due to inclement weather it has just been used. Perhaps the only two drawbacks of the hotel is the lack of an indoor restaurant. However, there are many good quality restaurants nearby in Victoria Square to compensate for this and there is a wide range of takeaway / outside food shops. Also, there is also a convenience store located in the strip of shops opposite the hotel outside for the hotel for those who want to eat. Access to computer broadband is limited to 2 personal computers in the lobby. You will need to ask questions about any additional computer requirements.
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* Mantra and Breakfree have become joint owners / operators of the 471 Little Bourke St Melbourne, where I own an apartment.