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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I just spent a lovely 4 days in a one bedroom suite. The rooms are comfortable, clean and spacious. I didn't have an ocean view, my room overlooked the west, over the reception area / car park but that isn't as bad as it sounds, as there is also a gorgeous country view to the Mt Warning and the ranges - lovely at sunset! The resort is fairly quiet so stting on the balcony was fine.
As far as the room facilities went, it is a really well designed space, including a little internal laundry, a spa bath (didn't use but it was really clean and hygenic looking), which had shutters overlooking the bedroom. The bed was nice and firm (though I recommend bringing warn jammies in the cooler months, as there is just a light cover on the bed) and there were good reading lights (usually overlooked in hotels, am I the only one who reads in bed?). There is only a fan in the bedroom, with aircon in the main part of the apartment.

he downside to the apartment is the poor security from the balcony - you cannot lock the sliding doors partially open - they only lock when closed. Due to the poorly designed separation between units on shared balcony spaces, it would be so easy for someone to slip over the divide, so you must keep the balcony doors closed and locked at night. This means you basically sleep in an airless space as there is only one other window in the lounge area and none in the bedroom. Combined with no fly screens (in this area, mosquitos and moths are prevalent in summer at night!) this is a major flaw to my mind. Very badly thought out.

There is also no dvd player. I actually went out and bougt a cheapy to plug in (they don't provide them on request, I asked), as I use a yoga dvd as part of my daily practice. If you have children you are stuck with a free to air, a miserly cable tv selection or the very expensive movie option (seriously, $14.95 for one in-house movie!! that's ridiculous)

The resort itself is well maintained,and pleasant to be in. The pool is quite small and shallow and of course, dominated by children. It is quiet, even at night despite the proximity of the little pub/restaurant/shopping strip on the other side of the complex. Keep in mind that the resort faces directly on to the beach, so is subject to fierce easterlies and southlies, not very protected, so it can be blustery out there. The pool area over at Peppers is vastly superior (much larger,protected and more private despite being overlooked by units the same as Mantra is), so if a good pool matters to you, Peppers is the place to be, sorry Mantra).

There are bicycles to hire, and a fabulous bike path so you can ride away from the road (a little empty when I was there, best not to bike alone I think). It took me about 30 mins cruising to get to Cabarita with it's lovely headland and protected beach. Not to Mantra - time to replace the bicycles, which were once nice bikes but no more! Rusty, dented, mine had a broken bell (illegal by the way) and brakes that weren't 100%. Did you ever wash or maintain them? Next time I will rent a better one from Kingscliff.

The location is great. The little restaurant strip is metres away (great Thai place) with enough choice for everyone, and Cabarita and Kingscliff close by if you don't want to self-cater. The ocean here can get a little windy and rough, but there is miles of sand and sea with plenty of room for everyone. And other beaches nearby to choose from. The area is still a little undeveloped (there is still construction fencing about the place), but a welcome change from the Sunshine coast overdevelopment ! Kingscliff itself is low key and quick to get to, and there is enough to do in the area to keep you occupied (make sure you take a drive through the Tweed Valley to Murwillumbah, and detour along the country roads).

Overall, a very pleasant, family style place to stay.

Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor, the non-ocean view ones are fine.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your recent stay here at Mantra on Salt Beach
We have taken your comments on board and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back upon your next visit to Kingscliff
Best Regards
Scott Lynch
General Manager

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have stayed here on a couple of occasions and this is a consistently great place to stay. The room is well set out and the well equipped kitchen enables easy self-catering. We cooked on the BBQ’s in the garden one night which, along with some great local produce obtained at Coolangatta markets, made for a most pleasant meal experience. Even a minor problem of a faulty refrigerator was attended to promptly by the duty manager, Chris, who was like all the other staff we encountered – friendly and eager to assist. There are lots of things to do – tennis, gym, pools, bike riding on the great paths - we went kayaking at the nearby creek which was a great experience at high tide. We will most certainly be back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank John B
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments following your recent stay here at Mantra on Salt Beach
We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back upon your next visit to Kingscliff.
Best Regards
Scott Lynch
General Manager

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Been here a few times for triathlon events. Great resort, kids love the pool. The beach I'd divine. The brekky is great. We actually bought some artwork from a local artist showing at the hotel, we love the picture as it reminds us of the area. Great pub nearby, good for families.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
Thank Monica M
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2012

Dear Monica,

Thanks for choosing to stay with us again - great to read your comments!

Dont forget to come back for the Kingscliff Tri in November!

Best of Luck!

Scott Lynch
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This was such a lovely trip away. Staff were friendly. The location is beautiful and everything is at your doorstep. Only complaint being they do not service your room each day however your room is fitted with washing machines and dryers.

Room Tip: If you are not paying premium for ocean views ask for the room directly above the reception area, this over looks the pool with a large balcony and you still get ocean views.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Wynita B
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Dear Wynita B,

Thanks for the review, great to hear your thoughts and feedback.

Hope you will choose us again when you can escape from Brisbane.

Best Regards

Scott Lynch
General Manager

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Mantra on salt is beautiful. We had a 1 bedroom ocean view spa unit, fully self contained. We had the breakfast included package and arrived at the poolside deck each morning to a delicious buffet breakfast. The staff are friendly and helpful, the room was immaculately clean, the grounds and gardens and pool areas all spotless and well maintained. the beach was beautiful and Kingscliff is nearby for cafes, massages, shopping. Thank you so much Mantra on Salt for a fantastic relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view :)
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Dear holidaysrfun4us,

Thanks for chosing to stay with us - great review - just dont let everyone know how great it is down here!

I do hope you can get back down here again in the near future.

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Scott Lynch
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