Mantra Sierra Grand Hotel in Brisbane, Australia

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Updated: June 30, 2021

Essentials
• Location: Surf Parade, Broadbeach.
• Hotel website: mantrasierragrand.com.au
• Hotel phone: +61 (0)7 5668 5100
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Review of Mantra Sierra Grand Hotel in Brisbane

The elegant Mantra Sierra Grand offers luxurious apartments in a quiet neighborhood.

Mantra Sierra Grand – Self-contained apartments in a quieter stretch of the Gold Coast.

On a corner of the busy highway and a short side street to the beach in Broadbeach, the Mantra is in a very appealing residential part of the coastline that’s not touristy. It offers apartments with one, two, or three bedrooms, as well as balconies with extensive views, open-plan living/dining areas, full-sized kitchens, and laundry facilities. Up a notch are the magnificent three-bedroom penthouses on the top floor, each with a ‘media room’ and a private barbecue and spa on the rooftop. Bonuses are free car parking, tennis court, and in-house cinema for private viewings. Although four tram stops from downtown Surfers Paradise, the Mantra is just a short stroll to a lovely pedestrian lane packed with bistros, an uncrowded beach, and the gigantic Pacific Fair shopping center.

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Mantra Sierra Grand – The Location

  • Address: 22 Surf Parade, Broadbeach. On the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Margaret Avenue in Broadbeach, along the Gold Coast. Note: reception is only open 7:30 am to 9:30 pm daily.
  • Area: Likable residential area of houses and apartments. Still a beach holiday vibe, with the sea only 400m away and a massive shopping center just over the road. Four tram stops from Surfers Paradise and 80 km southeast of central Brisbane.
  • How to Get There: From the Brisbane international and domestic airports, the best options are (1) the Airtrain, every 15-30 minutes (with a Brisbane connection) that stops opposite the hotel or (2) Con-X-ion shuttle buses directly to/from the hotel. More convenient – but with fewer international and domestic services – is the Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta, about 18 km south of the hotel. The best options for this airport are SkyBus with direct connections to the hotel or door-to-door shuttlebuses with Con-X-ion. (See Local Transport below for more information.)
  • Nearest Transport: Bus, Tram – Broadbeach South (200m).
  • Handy to: Beach. Pacific Fair shopping center.

Mantra Sierra Grand – The Basics

  • Guests: Primarily for those staying a while, either for business or families on an extended holiday (but overnight rentals certainly possible).
  • Pets: With advance notice, long-term guests may obtain permission for a pet – but this takes time and is not really an option for most tourists. Otherwise, only service animals (e.g. guide dogs) are allowed.
  • Views: Views are either of the streets and distant hills or of the ocean from some apartments on the higher floors.
  • Kitchen: All accommodations are self-contained and feature kitchens.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not provided.
  • Parking: Free undercover parking, which is very unusual among rivals. Arrange when booking.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)7 5668 5100
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: mantrasierragrand.com.au

Mantra Sierra Grand – Amenities

  • Pools: Two. One is heated, outdoor, and very inviting with a jacuzzi attached. The other is indoor and part of the fitness center.
  • Spa: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of apartment complex in a less touristy section of the Gold Coast.
  • Fitness Center: Large and fully-equipped, with sauna, steam room, and indoor pool.
  • For Families: Child-minding.
  • Other Facilities: In-house movie theater. Tennis court. Tour desk. Internet lounge and business services.

Mantra Sierra Grand – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: With all apartments featuring kitchens, there is no café or bar onsite.
  • Breakfast: Breakfast is not included or generally available because all apartments are self-contained. However, a continental breakfast pack can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Room Service: Not available.

Mantra Sierra Grand – Rooms

  • Room Types: 1 Bedroom Apartments • 2 Bedroom Apartments • 3 Bedroom Apartments • 3 Bedroom Penthouses • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed on the premises.
  • Best Room: On the highest floor, each 3 Bedroom Penthouse features a media room, private rooftop area with barbecue and spa, and outstanding views in all directions.
  • For Families: The 2 and 3-bedroom apartments accommodate 4/6 people comfortably and feature fully-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities.

Mantra Sierra Grand – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: With about 2,400 km of special paths, the Gold Coast is heaven for cyclists. Unfortunately, the shared-bike rental company recently stopped operating, so check for latest updates.
  • Trams: The very useful G:Link tram stretches along the Gold Coast from Southport to Broadbeach via Surfers Paradise. It also connects to trains at Helensvale for downtown Brisbane and the Brisbane airports (see above). The ‘Broadbeach South’ tram stop is just across the highway from the hotel.
  • Taxis & Ride-shares: Taxis run by 13cabs are not that common along the streets, so arrange through the website. Uber also operates along the Gold Coast.

Mantra Sierra Grand – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

    Fabulous selection along the picturesque pedestrian lane, Broadbeach Mall (more officially called Victoria Avenue), about 800m via the beachside road.

  • Beachside Pavilion – Charming open-air bistro with plenty of seating inside and out. Seafood, steak, and super-healthy breakfasts.
  • Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria – Long-established, friendly staff, lovely setting, and hearty portions.
  • Broadbeach Tavern – Hugely popular for good-value meals and drinks, as well as live entertainment and a spacious setting. On a corner in The Oasis shopping center (see below).
  • Kurrawa Surf Club – Interstate and overseas visitors with photo IDs can get free daily membership. Fabulous views, tasty meals, cheap drinks, and regular entertainment. Ocean side of Broadbeach Mall (and 800m from the hotel).

Nearby Shops

    Attached to Broadbeach Mall (Victoria Avenue) is The Oasis shopping center, 800m from the hotel. Far, far bigger, the Pacific Fair boasts more than 400 stores, as well as a cinema complex and a food court. Across the highway and 300m from the hotel.

Nearby Attractions

    The number one attraction is, of course, the wide and bright beach, which is about 400m down Margaret Street. And remember: waves can be very rough for the inexperienced, so always swim between the flags where professional lifeguards operate every day during daylight hours.

Mantra Sierra Grand – What’s Nearby?

The hotel is in a less touristy neighborhood.

Part of a big chain of similar hotel/apartment complexes across the country, the Mantra Sierra Grand stands tall in a less touristy part of the Gold Coast.

The main entrance is on Margaret Street.

The main entrance is along Margaret Street, just off the Gold Coast Highway.

The lobby is unlike hotel receptions.

As an apartment complex, the Mantra does not offer the sort of lobby expected at a hotel.

The large outdoor pool has a jacuzzi.

The outdoor pool is substantial and has a jacuzzi attached.

Bedrooms are spacious and elegant.

All bedrooms in the apartments are spacious and nicely decorated.

All apartments have full kitchens.

Every apartment has a full-sized kitchen and the larger ones also feature dining tables.

The large apartments are ideal for families.

Apartments are quite large, so they’re ideal for families.

Most apartments have large balconies.

Most apartments have balconies with outdoor furniture, but only those on the higher floors will offer any possible sea views.

the hotel is located in a residential neighborhood.

The Mantra is in a pleasant residential area.

Kurrawa Surf Club nearby is very popular.

Less than 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, the Kurrawa Surf Club offers a fantastic setting alongside the sea.

Broadbeach Mall has several classy bistros.

Just up from the Kurrawa Surf Club is Broadbeach Mall, a delightful pedestrian street packed with classy bistros.

Beachside Pavilion is a nice cafe on Broadbeach Mall.

On the corner of Broadbeach Mall and the road alongside the sea is the inviting café, Beachside Pavilion.

Mario’s is renowned for its Italian fare.

Next to Beachside Pavilion, Mario’s is a well-established Italian bistro with friendly staff.

Broadbeach Tavern is very popular with locals.

Very popular among locals is the Broadbeach Tavern, 800m from the hotel.

Broadbeach Mall is pedestrian-only.

Broadbeach Mall is a lovely vehicle-free area to relax.

The Oasis shopping center has an entrance on Broadbeach Mall.

The Oasis shopping center has entrances from Broadbeach Mall and the beachside road.

The beach nearby is quiet.

About 4km from downtown Surfers Paradise, the coastline at Broadbeach is far quieter and less touristy.

Flags are put up to mark safe swimming spots.

Although not a prime tourist spot, lifeguards still operate, so always swim between the flags.

A path links the hotel with the surf club.

There is an extraordinary network of paths for walking, jogging, and cycling along the Gold Coast. This path links the hotel with Broadbeach Mall and the Kurrawa Surf Club.

There are shady lawns by the beach.

The foreshore along Broadbeach is lined with shady lawns.

G:link tram goes to downtown Brisbane and the airports.

The G:link tram connects the hotel with Surfers Paradise, downtown Brisbane, and the Brisbane airports.

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