Whatever your reason for visiting this buzzing city on Australia’s east coast, the Mantra South Bank has a prime spot for seeing all that it has to offer. Nestled on the edge of the Brisbane River, it stands opposite the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and boasts a wealth of cultural and artistic institutions within walking distance. Good transport links from the hotel mean you can get around easily, and the airport is just 15 minutes away.
A lap pool, spa and fully equipped gym are all part of the appeal of the Mantra South Bank, and mean that you can easily keep up with your fitness regime, or just schedule in some time to recharge. The sleek, long outdoor pool is perfect for soaking up the sun either in the water or stretched out on the sumptuous day beds that are positioned right by the water’s edge.
A collection of well-appointed rooms, studios and apartments will suit all kinds of traveller – whether for business or pleasure – and the fantastic city and river views will certainly be a welcome sight to wake up to. All have an ultra-modern decor, with air-conditioning, wi-fi and LCD TVs as standard. The apartments are ideal for longer stays, and come with a choice of one or two bedrooms, as well as a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and generous living quarters. Be sure to opt for one with a balcony that overlooks Brisbane’s crenelated skyline.
Brisbane’s urban lifestyle could not be brought any closer at the Mantra South Bank, which places you in the dining and cultural heart of the city. Step outside and you have parks, beach, lagoons and picnic spots that make this the ideal place to relax. You may also want to take a stroll down Little Stanley Street, renowned for its stretch of bars, restaurants and boutiques. The Gallery of Modern Art, Maritime Museum and Suncorp Stadium – home to the Brisbane Broncos – are other top sights to visit.
Finding excellent food and drink that will keep you coming back for more is easy around the South Bank, and even easier thanks to the Mantra’s Stone Restaurant and Bar. Chefs here focus their attention on fresh produce and cooking seasonally, and the informal setting is perfect for a leisurely lunch or relaxing dinner. Prime cuts of beef are a speciality, including grass-fed Angus rib on the bone from Hunter Valley, which pairs beautifully with a shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Starters and mains include plenty of Asian flavours, such as soy-marinated duck breast, with aubergine and pak choi.
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