Accommodation options in Lorne

Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their accommodation. Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.

The Mantra, Lorne is the conference hotel and the recommended accommodation provider for ICEEP conference participants (

ICEEP has negotiated a special rate for conference attendees – please notify the Mantra that you will be attending the ICEEP conference when making your reservation for accommodation.

Mantra Accommodation Rates and room notes:
Heritage rooms: King bed or 2 x Split Singles - $189.00 per night
Resort rooms: King bed or 2 x Split Singles - $209.00 per night
One Bedroom Apartments: Queen Bed with en-suite, adjoining lounge with pull out sofa - $254.00 per night
Two Bedroom Apartments: Dual key apartment comprising of 1 Bedroom apartment & Resort room
* Please note sofa beds incur an additional $40per night fee.

Room rates are inclusive of a full buffet breakfast for one guest and include GST. Rooms feature cable TV, pay movies, flat screen TV, DVD Player, card key access to guest rooms, hair dryer, high speed internet access, iron and ironing board. Tea & coffee making facilities, reverse cycle air conditioning (portable air conditioning in Heritage Rooms). 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments feature kitchenettes.

Other accommodation
Lorne has a wide variety of other accommodation offers including hotels, motels, hostels, bed and breakfast residences, and holiday homes. Many of these options are within easy walking distance of the Mantra Conference centre (Lorne is quite hilly) while others might require you to rent a car. If you are considering accommodation in another town, such as Apollo Bay or Fairhaven, please remember that traffic speeds on the Great Ocean Road are quite slow and that travel from these villages to Lorne will take some time.

A list of accommodation options is available at:

An ideal alternative to hotels for laboratory groups or families is to rent a holiday house for the week. There is a wide range of options from luxury to budget. Depending on where the house is located, you might need a car to travel to the conference centre.