My four are all mad for a water slide, even the teens, and when I see a pool with a water slide, I can just picture myself lying there in a lounger reading the paper whilst they all splash around for hours.
And to be honest, I love a good water slide myself too and will always join the kids for a whoosh and a sploosh at some stage.
(Find all our our favourite Sydney water slides here.)
However, I was up at the Gold Coast for the annual Problogger blogging conference, so the kids weren’t invited. But next time I do know where to bring them, and I am 100% sure that a Gold Coast holiday would work well for a family like ours with teenagers and younger children.
But back to the hotel. My friend Annabel Candy and I were kindly hosted by the Mantra Sun City. We stayed in the most magnificent three-bedroom sub penthouse apartment. It was huge, and had the most stupendous views.
My family is big and noisy and needs lots of space so this apartment would have worked well for us.
But since we didn’t have our families with us, Annabel and I invited our travel bloggers friends for a party, thanks mantra for providing drinks and nibbles. We’re a cheery crew, aren’t we?
Here’s a selfie video taken at sunset, showing the views from the 36th floor and the inside of the apartment.
Rooms At The Mantra Sun City
You can choose from:
One bedroom apartment
Two bedroom apartment
Three bedroom apartment
You can choose an apartment facing either the ocean (which is only one block away, and that’s what I’d recommend) or one facing the Gold Coast Hinterland.
All of the apartments have:
tea and coffee facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay per view movies
My whinge? Internet is not provided free, I know this is standard practice, but I do love a hotel that provides free internet.
The Mantra Sun City is a huge, impressive skyscraper. I was really taken with the spiky top, don’t you think it looks as if it’s straight out of Game of Thrones? Our apartment was right up there below the green of the front spike. Very glam.
The interior of the Mantra Sun City has an Aztec-inspired theme. Here are a few photos to show this off.
Love the lion fountain.
The lobby area is very comfortable too.
Food And Drink at The Mantra Sun City
There’s a very family-friendly restaurant on site, called the Koastal Kitchen. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The poolside bar serves drinks, snacks and light meals between 11am – 5pm daily, except in winter.
You can also order from room service; breakfast 7am – 10am and dinner from 6pm – 9pm daily.
Calmer Therapies Day Spa
(Yet again, I managed to have a break and NOT get to the day spa. It seems a feature of most of my trips – no good.)
Heated Indoor Pool and Spa
Outdoors lagoon Pool with Water Slide and Heated Spa
Fully equipped Gym
Short walk to beach and to Cavill Avenue
Right alongside Surfers Paradise North Tram Stop
Here’s a map to show exactly where this apartment resort hotel is.
Now, what have I forgotten? Do ask any questions you might have.
I’ll be adding another post with some photos of the beach soon.
Until then, happy holiday planning.
Annabel and myself stayed as guests of the Mantra Sun City, many thanks to the hotel for having us. All views and opinions are my own.
And here are just another couple of views from the 36th floor!