Mantra Deep Blue Warrnambool
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Friday 01 June 2012
I'm starting to get confused with the days and time! That's a bit of a worry when we're only 10 days into the trip!
Today, we slept in until about 8.30am which is the latest so far! Every other day since we've been here has been 7.00am-7.30am... Must be finally getting used to the time zone!
We left …
After a short 3 hour flight (Maud was expecting it to be 6 hours) from Christchurch we landed in a new country, Australia and the capital of Victoria, Melbourne. After the usual formalities at passport control it was nice to be greeted by the happy smiling face of Lauren Wills, and without bump as baby Jemima was now 3 months old. After packing all …
... store open after 6pm) and picked out a movie. Took a while to find something worth watching that I could also watch with the kids. No documentaries - tried asking if the was an art house section, the woman looked at me like I had two heads. After a long and arduous search I stumbled across Ferris Buellers day off, which was perfect paried with pizza and birthday ...
... The road to Cobden had a lot of rolling hills, so the climbs were slow, and the descents were fast. I estimated that it would take about 2 hours to ride, so after the first hour had gone,I took a five minute break. Annoyingly I was still feeling I'll, but what can you do? After a few more hills I got to Cobden, which seemed to be surrounded by animal feed plants (I had seen a lot of cows in the fields on the way here), giving the air a sweet smell. It was about 5 pm, and ...
... black and white photos but allows you to select a colour to highlight. With the white lighthouse and bright red turret and door, the effect using the same function on my camera really worked well. I carried on walking down the track southwards feeling my legs stretching deliciously after the day before's hard yakka. The island is a wildlife sanctuary which is quite beautiful and the track wound its way around the island onto the beach on the east side and then past the rocks ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsMantra Deep Blue Warrnambool
This hotel is in a good location, about 300m from the sea. There's a lovely boardwalk along the beachfront.
The staff at the hotel were fantastic, we could ask anything and not feel like we were annoying them! Without exception they were all very friendly.
Our room was nice and spacious. I think the marketing that states that all rooms have sea-views is a bit of an exaggeration. In our room, if we stood on the balcony, we could see just a little bit of sea over top of the trees out on one corner. I'm sure there are other rooms though, that have just spectacular views.
There are geothermal mineral pools at the hotel, as they are situated on top of a geothermal acquifer. The pools are great but once again the marketing lacks a bit, as there is a cost involved of using the spa pools, which is $25 per person. If you were taking a family there, and didn't realise this, it could be an unexpectant big cost.
On the whole, the staff make this hotel... The rooms are fine, but just be aware of those couple of little things and you'll love it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.