Mantra Lorne

Mantra Lorne

Situated at the gateway to Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road, you will find Lorne’s only beachfront property, Mantra Lorne. Sweeping across 12 acres of immaculate, landscaped gardens, this charming and heritage-listed property is also Victoria’s longest running guesthouse. A truly unique holiday experience for couples and families alike, a stay with Mantra Lorne is the perfect base to experience Victoria’s most spectacular natural wonders and attractions, including the 12 Apostles, Bells Beach and the Great Otway National Park.

About the Resort

Comprising eleven accommodation wings, Mantra Lorne’s centrepiece remains the Heritage Hotel and Conference Centre Building, which was first opened in the 1860s when it was known as Erskine House. One of the most architecturally beautiful and well-known resorts in Victoria, Mantra Lorne design and décor incorporates the rich history and old world charm with stylish, modern comforts to cater perfectly for couples, groups and families alike. There is a range of accommodation options including resort rooms, one and two bedroom apartments as well as Heritage Hotel rooms.

Overlooking the lush lawns is the warm and welcoming onsite brasserie, The Larder, serving up rustic Italian cuisine crafted from the finest local produce in the Otway ranges. Complete with a cosy fireplace in the winter and light, through breeze in the summer, the restaurant is family friendly and just one of the many onsite facilities to enjoy. Indulge at Endota Day Spa, take in a round of putt putt, play croquet on the lawn, a hit of tennis or do a few laps in the indoor heated mineral pool. Fronting onto the beach at just a hop, skip and a jump to Lorne’s seaside village cafes and shopping, Mantra Lorne is also perfectly positioned to explore the region, including Erskine Falls, the Twelve Apostles, Split Point Lighthouse and the Angahook State Forest.

Why go to Mantra Lorne? 

Immerse yourself in the unique and local history of Lorne at the historically-listed Mantra Lorne. A fusion of old world charm and modern style, this property offers guests a range of comfortable accommodation options for couples, groups and families. Enjoy the wide range of onsite facilities and activities, including dining, putt putt, tennis, croquet, day spa and indoor mineral swimming pool, access the beach front or nearby village shops and dining or hop in a car to explore the stunning natural wonders and attractions of the Great Ocean Road.

If this sounds like your perfect holiday, give us a call now on 1300 642 642!

Why we love it

  • Located in a relaxed beach-side village
  • Beachfront Resort
  • Heritage listed location
  • Onsite Lounge Bar and Resturaunt

Resort Facilities


PLEASE NOTE: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.

  • Endota Day Spa
  • Laundry facilities
  • Room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Off street complimentary parking
  • Internet lounge
  • Tour desk
  • Complimentary WiFi in guest rooms and main facility (1GB per day)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Ramped pathways
  • Accessible lift access
  • Dining and entertainment
  • Lounge bar with open fire
  • Onsite restaurant The Larder
  • Sunday Session at the Garden Bar with DJ ‘Summer’
  • Leisure facilities
  • Croquet pitch
  • 4 tennis courts (grass and synthetic)
  • Bowling green
  • Bocce
  • 18 hole putting green and access to the Lorne Bowls Club
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Dedicated male and female steam rooms
  • Indoor heated Mineral pool and spa (beach towels provided)

Room Features


2 Bedroom Dual Key Garden View

A wonderful and warm family environment and perfect for a group getaway, Mantra Lorne’s two Bedroom Dual Key Garden View apartments are both private and very spacious, combining a Resort (Studio) Room and a One Bedroom Apartment via a shared foyer. With views of the lush, landscaped gardens, enjoy all the creature comforts in this home away from home with a fully equipped kitchen, separate lounge and dining area, laundry facilities, private ensuite and even a spa bath!  Reverse cycle air conditioning keeps you comfortably cool in summer and warm in the Victorian winter and all essentials, including Foxtel, DVD player and broadband internet access, keeps everyone connected and entertained. Accommodating up to five adults, bedding options include a King bed that can be split into two singles, a Queen bed, sofa bed and the option of a rollaway.

Resort Location


Mantra Lorne is located in the main street of Lorne, a beautiful seaside town between Aireys Inlet and Wye River, about 2 hours drive from Melbourne, 90 minutes from Melbourne Airport or about an hour from Avalon Airport. Walking distance to restaurants, cafes and shopping, Mantra Lorne is also the gateway to the infamous Great Ocean Road, home of stunning natural wonders and attractions such as Bells Beach, The 12 Apostles and the Great Otway National Park. Complimentary parking is available onsite.

Things To Do


In winter, nothing beats a beverage in the lounge bar in front of an open fire, summers are home to DJ ‘Summer’ at Garden Bar Sunday sessions and any time is good to enjoy tasty Italian cuisine with friends and family at The Larder. Croquet, tennis, putt putt, bocce, bowls, indoor mineral swimming pool, fully equipped gym and Endota Day Spa are all available to keep guests entertained and well looked after. Walk straight onto Lorne Beach or step out to the main street of Lorne, Mountjoy Parade, for street cafes and boutique shopping.

For more than a century, Lorne has been an incredibly popular seaside location for holiday makers of young and old. The perfect base to explore Victoria’s iconic and incredibly scenic Great Ocean Road, popular natural wonders and attractions include witnessing The 12 Apostles, visiting with world-famous surf break of Bells Beach or hiking through the many trails of the Great Otway National Park. Take the majestic site of Erskine Falls, Phantom Falls and Sheoak Falls, spot Koalas at Kennett River, visit a lighthouse or head to Teddy’s Lookout or the Mount Defiance Lookout for spectacular views of the Victorian coastline. For a spot of local wine tasting, visit Blakes Estate, Dinny Goonan Family Estate and Gosling Creek and, for a little more activity, cycling is very popular in the area as is horse-riding , paddleboats and, of course, golf. Aside from its natural attractions, Lorne has become a cultural hub, hosting festivals such as Falls Music and Arts Festivals, and offers a wide range of shopping and dining along its Mediterranean-inspired village strip.

“Great place to stay. Great location. Beach access and close to everything. Recommend it to anyone.”

5/5 Excellent

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