Locating the conference at Twin Towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads provides a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
Due to circumstances beyond the committee’s control, the conference hotels are completely booked out for the weekend of the conference. More than this, the entire
immediate area appears to be heavily booked. (Explanation below)
Committee members have explored possibilities and here are some suggestions.
Wotif.com has a number of venues for 2 to 4 people close to the venue (though still requiring an uber or a taxi) – search both Tweed Heads and Coolangatta. There are a few 2 bedroom cabins in the local Big 4 Caravan Park. For those still wanting a bit of luxury and a beachside view, there are a number of rooms which will house 3 to 4 at Kingscliffe – about 15 minutes down the highway – at two other venues – Peppers Salt and Salt (another Mantra venue). Apparently lastminute.com produced some results nearby as well. Air B&B has private apartments may also be available.
We have been informed that lack of accomodation is due to the scheduling (only at the end of 2023) of a rock concert on the beach at Coolangatta on the Saturday night, which is attracting a huge crowd, it is disappointing that the conference organisers and the reservations section processing the Soroptimist bookings failed to inform us of this new event on the calendar and possible impacts. However, the agreement was rooms would be made available to conference participants at the quoted cost “in accordance with availability”. SISEAP could not afford to pay to have rooms set aside for our members. We would have to have committed to pay for a minimum of 100 rooms and that was way outside our budget and anticipated attendance. At the time of the agreement, we were informed that there were more than 200 rooms available. The committee will work with all members to obtain accommodation where available, please reach out so that we can assist
Kingscliffe and Kirra are viable alternative, Kingscliffe is a magnificent beach area, with quality hotels and apartments and is only 7 Klms away, a short trip by uber, but the committee will also work with you on organising transportation each morning and night. Kirra is just down the hill from Tweed Heads.
Whilst this is currently booked, the Hotel has informed us to keep checking back as rooms do become available.
Whilst this is currently booked, the Hotel has informed us to keep checking back as rooms do become availale. Members wishing to book accomodation at the Mantra, can view and complete the booking form by pdf DOWNLOADING here (212 KB)
Members wishing to book accomodation at the Sebel, can view and complete the booking form by pdf DOWNLOADING here (191 KB)
Other Hotels Close by
Apartment style accomodation, a 3 minutes walk from the conference centre, Transfers from Coolangatta airport. Try Wotif.com for this site, as apartments were still available.
comfortable, clean and central motel. There are no lifts to wait for, all rooms are ground or first floor. Park at the door when you arrive and then walk to all the conveniently located restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, clubs, and beaches. This is about a 7 minute walk to the conference centre
Consisting of rooms and apartments. Located 700 metres from the beach and shopping centre, and about 7 minutes walk to the conference centre.
The Blue Pelican Motel has a total of 21 comfortable roomy units. 9 ground floor units, including a disabled unit, plus 11 units upstairs. All Units come with a free car space and full use of all advertised amenities. Free WiFi / Internet is available throughout the motel for guests. Located about 7 minutes walk to the conference centre.
Caravan parks with on site cabins. On site cabins have cooking facilities.
2 Bedroom Holiday Villas and Budget Holiday Cabins, up to 4 persons, are the perfect choice for accommodation in Tweed Heads. Situated a short stroll to the Tweed River, and the conference centre.
This site has two bedroom cabins, can sleep up to 4 persons, we can arrange transport if requried, book thru Wotif.com