Having been voted a finalist for the past two years, we’re so glad to see this underrated gem finally take out the title. With over 50 hotels and resorts across the country, there was an even smattering of votes for the various properties, a testament to the Mantra stamp of consistent quality. And with a distinctly four-star feel, the brand has proven that affordability needn’t mean compromising on style and functionality. “It’s luxury on a budget,” as one reader put it, with “amazing facilities” and “best value for money” to boot. Nice.


First-time finalist Mercure is this year’s runner-up for its “service, locations and reasonable prices”, while Vibe was placed third for its “funky style and central position”. Novotel, which won the title in 2011, is still a crowd favourite in fourth place, as is newcomer Oaks, which ticks the three C’s – “central, clean and comfortable”.

From Lorne to Brisbane, there are over 15 value-for-money Mantra properties available to book right now on lastminute.com.au – Bargain!



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