The Hotel: Mantra Epping
Stylish and modern, Mantra Epping has been designed by some of the local leading architects and interior specialists. The hotel sits in the heart of the suburb, around 20 kilometres away from the CBD. Guests can take a stroll further away to the Hawkstowe Picnic Area located in South Morang, while those coming for the Australian Cup, Hume Cup or The Popgun will appreciate the vicinity of The Meadows Conference and Events Centre.
Groupies can feel at home, staying in the Double Rooms which feature tea and coffee provisions, TVs for some in-room entertainment, and private bathrooms. Workout junkies can keep up with their routine thanks to the on-site gym, while energy can be topped up with some goodies at the Trader Café, Restaurant and Bar.
- Bed size/type: double or twin bedding
- Standard occupancy: two people
- Maximum occupancy: two people
- Any notable amenities unique to this room
The Area: Melbourne, VIC
Dubbed Australia’s fashion capital, Melbourne boasts a strong coffee and café culture and a solid array of boutique fashion stores. Spend the day wandering between the café-lined alleyways, shopping for boutique and vintage clothes and discovering hidden galleries and rooftop bars. Pack a romantic picnic and spend another day relaxing amongst the flowers and leafy trees in Botanic Gardens.
For those wanting to stay closer to home base, there are plenty of opportunities to play and explore in Melbourne including markets, galleries, museums and festivals. Popular attractions include Luna Park, St Kilda Beach and the walking track around Albert Park Lake.