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Mantra on Salt Beach
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Kingscliff
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed for three nights in an ocean view one bedroom suite, booked on line and $200 per night. Separate bedroom and nice lounge area and great balcony overlooking the ocean. Stayed early November and even saw a couple of whales as the last ones migrate south. Safe and secure for kids with a great pool and short stroll to a patrolled beach. Supermarket next to hotel so can purchase what you need for self contained apartments. Plenty of dining options and Italian restaurant call Belini very good and not expensive. Pub also there and kids play area with good value meals and nice views. Beaches are great and short drive down to Byron, beaches along coastal road like Pottsville and Hastings Point really good, also go to Mt Warning.

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean view for not much more
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Dear Tim,
Great review and tips - great to have you stay with us and hope you get to explore more of this great area when next you visit Kingscliff
Best Regards
Scott Lynch
General Manager

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Have just returned from our second stay at Mantra Salt. It really is a great place to relax for a few days but as it is out of the way location wise I would get very bored after three days. Great lagoon pool but as it isn't heated it would need to be summer to swim comfortably. Very annoying that people claim the pool lounges early and then leave their towels and some belongings and walk away for long periods of time.

Mantra Salt is so handy to the great restaurants at Salt Village and the hotel. Just as well as the restaurant in the resort is not open at night. Loved the buffet breakfast. I do agree that you can get much better but the price is good and the food lovely.

This time we stayed in an apartment that was above reception at the front and the restaurant and bar at the back. Not so good with weddings on two of the nights we were there as it was very noisy. Then about 6am every morning staff start wheeling trolleys around. Just as well we are early risers! The apartments are a good size and well equipped but the bed had hollows in it so past it's replacement date.

We did enjoy our stay but just as well we got a great deal through Wotif because it is not worth paying full price for a stay here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in a quite location if you want to sleep in.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Relal
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thanks for the review - next time visit cusoon.com.au for some great specials and locals tips
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Scott Lynch
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've stayed here three times this year with Family of two adults and two boys aged 7 and 9. Lots to like about this place. Rooms are large, well appointed, super clean and well maintained. We had a 2 Bed Suite with Kitchen facilities. Bed is a little firm for my liking. Our deal included Buffet breakfast each day. The whole family enjoyed the big range of food on offer, its a great start to the day. My boys adored the cute bunnies that hop around the resort gardens (would be magical for the kids at Easter time). We are tennis players and they have two mod grass courts that are always available. We take the kids bikes and they have a ball riding along the safe wide tracks along the foreshore. We played quite a few games of table tennis at the resort. The lagoon pool is great but has been too cold to swim in at the time of year we were there. There is a smaller heated pool and spa near the tennis courts that we enjoyed. The beach is lovely, with lots of clean white sand and safe clean salty water for the kids to swim and boogie board. The lifeguards have the flags set up right in front of the resort. There is a huge landscaped park for familes to congregate and play ball games. My kids joined in a game of cricket with another family and had a few hours of fun. There are many dining options at Salt, from a roast chicken at the IGA, to restuarants with One Chef's Hat. There is Cable TV in the room too. The service from all staff and all times is truly brilliant. Highly recommend for an active family holiday with young kids. We are going back for another two weeks at Christmas.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view, Pool view or Garden view on a higher floor. Carpark view or above the Tavern is...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Great Review - happy to see so much crammed in your stay!
We look forward to welcoming you back when next you escape Brisbane
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Scott Lynch
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Knowing October was a busy holiday time and after reading pervious feedback I felt it necessary to follow up with our booking thoroughly. I booked 2 months ahead because this was a special stay for my husband and I to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. So when booking our unit I requested an updated email confirming our booking details for a one-bedroom unit. Luckily I had this email with me at the time of check-in. The receptionist confirmed our booking for a 1-bedroom suite on arrival and assured us it was a one bedroom unit. My happiness changed to disappointment when we walked into a hotel Studio room. We then had to wait over two hour for a suite to be clean n ready. Not once did anyone apologized or tell us of what the resort oferred to fill in our time while we waited. Apart from the inexperienced staff at reception the resort is fantastically located. The beach is close, short stroll to some great restaurants in Salt Village. “Seasons” at peppers across the road. The Resort offers two swimming pools, tennis courts and bike hire. This is a great resort to take the kids. Wouldn't call it a couples resort.

Room Tip: you need to double check our booking. studio rooms are very small. one bedroom are double the size o...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank dellobears
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thanks for the review - sorry about the confusion we do apologise for the delay.
We do hope you will allow us to make amends in the future.
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Scott Lynch
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Travelled as a couple, had a lovely stay. Stayed in an apartment room all facilities available. Rooms were neat and clean. Service was excellent and the restaurant was fabulous for breakfast. There is not a lot to do in the immediate vicinity, which makes this perfect to relax.
The only thing was the fridge and dryer were not working in our room. Dryer we lived without but the fridge was a pain.
All in in highly recommended and would stay again.
Try out the Golden Door Spa for something special, which is just across the way.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thanks for the Review - I do hope you let us know when the items in your room didn't work, and I apologise for this.
We do look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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Scott Lynch
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I tend to stay at Mantra a lot for holidays and i must say I never look forward to it...i know its not a hotel for kids but it would be nice to maybe put a little more effort into the kids needs. You have the new bikes which are fun but VERY expensive. the pools are nice but your can't really be that noisy because you'll annoy many people.
if you are looking for a family holiday Mantra is not good for kids. and i have a 10yr and a 12yr old sister and brother and they are always bored.
also the way you made the bathrooms arent very smart there's not much privacy in the bathrooms as you have stupid shutters and the beds are comftable but everyone have different opinions.
although the beaches are great and the restaurants down below are fantastic!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank caitejadee
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thanks for your comments - everyone does have different expectations and we try to meet these and sometimes this does not occur.
We do try and offer great experiences and for our guests to embrace the surrounds and the location. Thanks for choosing to stay with us.
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We found an amazing rate for a 1brm Suite on wotif.com and decided to book 3 nights in late Aug/early Sep to celebrate an anniversary.

After a bit of a mix-up with our booking name on check-in, the pleasant surprise we got when we eventually got to our room melted any first impression doubts we had.

From the room facilities & position, the comfort of the King Bed, the balcony & the outlook to the bicycles we hired - we rode along the seafront pathway into Kingscliff , it was a fabulous stay an we will definitely be returning - soon!

The only one thing we thought needed a bit of improvement was the Buffet B'fast inclusions. Nothing major but if we were glad it was included in the room rate otherwise we would much have preferred to eat elsewhere for breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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MantraSalt, General Manager at Mantra on Salt Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thanks for the review, and i will pass on your comments to the team.
We do hope you will visit us again in the future.
Best Regards
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Additional Information about Mantra on Salt Beach

Address: Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, New South Wales 2487, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Kingscliff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kingscliff
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kingscliff
#3 Spa Hotel in Kingscliff
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kingscliff
Price Range: $91 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra on Salt Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra on Salt Beach offers exceptional facilities and a beautiful beachfront location Hotel, One and Two Bedroom Rooms and Suites each with air conditioning, private balcony, cable TV and most offer breathtaking ocean views and wheelchair accessible rooms are available. Centrally located within Salt Village, Mantra on Salt Beach offers direct access to a variety of restaurants, retail stores and the onsite day spa. The hotel features a lagoon pool, tropical pool, rock spa, two tennis courts, gym & free undercover parking (subject to availability). We also have 24 hour reception and a concierge. On the weekend Salt Bar offers a bus service to the main street of Kingscliff where there are even more shops and restaurants to enjoy. Enjoy breakfast or lunch overlooking the resort's lagoon pool and Salt Beach while indulging in the delightful menu of Surge Restaurant & Bar. ... more   less 
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