The school holidays are nearly upon us. With the kids away from school, travel restrictions easing and our insatiable desire to get out and explore, it’s the perfect time to drive, to explore, and to discover a dream holiday in your own backyard.
Don’t worry if you’ve left it to the last minute to book a fun family holiday as Accor has a range of attractive fully flexible accommodation deals at more than 280 hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia.
Holiday road-trippers can enjoy rates from as low as $99* per night at a huge range of Accor brands, including Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.
Plus, Accor is giving ALL loyalty members an added bonus with 3X rewards points on stays between now and 31 August, 2020. Accor Plus, Accor’s paid subscription lifestyle program, members will also receive an additional 10 percent off the rates.
Here’s a taste of some of the fully flexible deals on offer, featuring a selection of laid-back coastal getaways, vibrant city stays and cosy country escapes. To book any of the below deals and more, visit all.accor.com.
Tropical North Queensland: Port Douglas, a stunning 70km drive north of Cairns, is a great place for family bonding over watersports like kite surfing, sailing, windsurfing, diving and fishing. Located just a short walk from signature restaurants, specialty shops and pristine beaches, Peppers Beach Club is the perfect base for a Port Douglas family holiday. Stay from $228* per night in a Spa Suite (two night minimum stay – total spend $456*).
Sunshine Coast: Situated just a stone’s throw from the beach and Mooloolaba’s dining and retail precinct, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach has everything you need for a memorable vacation, without the price tag. Families love the indoor and outdoor pools and the BBQ and recreation areas. There’s also a sauna, full gym and 24-hour reception. Stay from $164* per night in a spacious self-contained One Bedroom Apartment (Sun-Thu, two night minimum stay – total spend $328*).
Gold Coast: Generations of families have enjoyed chilled-out holidays on the Gold Coast. Mantra Sun City, just a short stroll from iconic Surfers Paradise Beach, has rooms from just $99* per night (Sun-Fri, two night minimum stay – total spend $198*). Spend the day browsing the shops or cool off in one (or all!) of the resort’s three pools, including an indoor heated pool, outdoor plunge pool, and lagoon pool with waterslides.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingscliff: For the quintessential beach holiday, families can’t go past Mantra on Salt Beach at Kingscliff in Northern New South Wales. Rates during the school holidays start from $132* per night (Sun-Thu, two night minimum stay – total spend $264*). The resort boasts an array of family-friendly leisure facilities, including children’s wading pool, heated rock pool, large lagoon style pool, two tennis courts and bike hire.
Central Coast: Less than 90 minutes drive from Sydney on the picturesque Central Coast, Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort is an ideal choice for families looking for a relaxed beachside getaway these school holidays. The popular resort is easily accessible to surrounding unspoilt beaches and secluded bays, with National Parks and Australian Reptile Park only a short drive away. Stay in a Hotel Room from $149* per night, in a One Bedroom Apartment from $170* per night, or a Two Bedroom Apartment from $256* per night.
Blue Mountains: Located 90 minutes drive west from Sydney, on the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, is Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains. Stay this inspiring location from $309* per night (two night minimum stay – total spend $618*). Fur-babies are also welcome here! Located on the ground floor, the resort boasts pet-friendly rooms with a king bed and a pet bed, plus all the comforts of a standard room with the added benefit of connecting to a fully fenced courtyard.
Jindabyne: Stay amongst the mountains at Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, which offers a unique range of boutique accommodation, free activities, unique on and off resort experiences, and a choice of restaurants serving the finest local produce. Surrounded by the Snowy Mountains and just 15 minutes drive to Thredbo Village and Perisher Ski Resort, this winter wonderland destination provides a luxurious base for families to unwind, explore and create lasting memories. Stay from $490* per night (up to a four night minimum stay – total spend $1,960*).
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra: With the Snowy Mountains practically on Canberra’s doorstep, just a picturesque two-three hour drive away, ibis Styles Canberra makes a perfect pit stop. Located in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah and within minutes of city centre attractions, the hotel has rooms over the school holidays from $125* per night.
Great Ocean Road: Offering truly unique accommodation, Mantra Lorne is situated on the famous Great Ocean Road, leading to picture-postcard attractions such as the 12 Apostles, Bells Beach and the Great Otway National Park. Families will love the resort’s spacious self-contained apartments, including Two Bedroom Apartments from $338* per night.
Hobart: Situated just a short walk from Hobart’s bustling waterfront and with a central location, ibis Styles Hobart is perfectly placed to take advantage of the city’s main tourist attractions. Stay from $144* per night.
Adelaide: For an art-inspired experience like no other, visit The Watson Adelaide – Art Series. The hotel draws inspiration from Indigenous artist Yannima Pirkarli Tommy Watson and is located in Adelaide’s Walkerville. Stay in a Two Bedroom Apartment amongst awe-inducing Watson prints from $199* per night.
Perth: While in Perth, stay at the centrally-located Mantra on Hay hotel, which provides a comfortable experience and a perfect retreat when exploring the city and surrounding areas. Unwind at the hotel’s newly refurbished heated indoor rooftop pool and work out at onsite gym. Two Bedroom Apartments with fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas are available during the school holiday period from $249* per night.
Margaret River Region: Just over three hour’s drive south of Perth and nestled on the white sands of Bunker Bay, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort boasts an absolute beachfront location with pristine ocean views and an assortment of onsite amenities. Stay from $299* per night.
Understanding even the most well-planned trip can encounter hiccups along the way, Accor has updated its booking conditions to be fully flexible for complete peace of mind. This means travellers can make updates to their bookings with ease should their travel plans change suddenly.
All Accor properties have also enhanced their cleaning protocols to ensure stays are as clean, safe and comfortable as possible. The Group’s world-class ALLSAFE cleanliness program offers reassurance to travellers that they can feel safe while staying at Accor’s hotels. The program’s measures were developed with the support of Bureau Veritas, a recognised world leader in testing, inspections and certification services.