Outrigger Surfers Paradise
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They say you haven't lived at University until you have gone to uni games. Let's just say I was easily persuaded by my mate who put it as, "You play sport and drink, and sport people are hot so we then drink surrounded by hotness".
I signed up for field hockey, why, because on my Bucket list i want to play 100 different sports (half way there …
We headed back to the Gold Coast to wait for the car to be repaired. Realised how good premium RAA membership is when they put us up in a hotel in the Gold Coast!! We had a double bed each! We managed to fill our time heading back to the Theme Parks as we'd purchased VIP passes as part of a deal and we could get in for free!
The car was …
We got up to make phone calls at 8:00am to some places I needed to call. We made appointments at the Sydney Consulate for Wed. since it will take us two days to get there and the consulate is only open from 8am -12pm. Then I called Voyages Resorts since I couldn't find a phone number for The Desert Gardens Hotel. I finally got the number and called …
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Today I was woken when my mum rang up saying 'the kids are awake' so I had to drag myself out of bed to get ready for our Easter egg hunt, if the easter bunny had been nice enough to leave eggs for all 7 of us kids. We headed down to our apartment on floor 6 where the easter hunt started. We ran around collecting eggs, having a ball. When we had …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOutrigger Surfers Paradise
Maybe too nice of a hotel to let uni bums stay and drink in. Wasn't up for coping with large amounts of people, the lifts were incredibly slow and the check in/check out took hours! Also many nights we had to re-activate our keys.
But the rooms were spacious, beds were huge and comfy, bathroom was high standard and we were right in the hub of nightclubs and beach!
The only thing i was dissapointed in and i think was due to tight arse university, the 'buffet' breakfast was cereal and bread and the same things were put out each morning so was stale and bland.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Outrigger Surfers Paradise
We had the absolutely best holiday ever at the Holiday Inn. The lobby/reception area has just been refurbished and looks beautiful. The rooms are progressively being refurbished too however we got a standard room on Floor 13 with fantastic views of the beach and Bungee rides. The room was huge with 2 double beds and plenty of space for 4 people. The balony was great and even though it is in one of the busiest areas of Surfers there was not a sound to be heard and we got great nights sleep.
My first sight of the lobby prepared me for condition of our inter-connecting rooms. Lobby looked unkept. Agreed renovation was in progess but arranging the sofas and cushions would have made a difference. Check in was fast but staff we not friendly.
We just came from Queensland and stayed at Holiday Inn for three nights as part of a package deal offered here. We chose this over the other which was along the main road, and it was a choice we did not regret. The location was good. Plenty of amentities with Coles just round the corner and a Chinese restauarant just opposite the road. There was also a bottle shop in the same building. Btw, parking was free throughout our stay, and I am not sure if the other hotels offer similar perks.
The rates for this hotel is very reasonable, got it at A$117 through the main hotel chain hotline. I think the rate also depends which day you are checking in as it varies. Thurs - Sun are the pricest days. Unless you take a cab, taking the surfside bus from Pacific Fair shopping center to the hotel can get you lost. Bus drivers wouldn't know where the hotel is, so suggest checking with the concierge where to tell the driver to stop, and how to walk there is important.
Myself and my wife stayed in a deluxe ocean view room on the 21st floor. Our room was at right angles to the ocean so we could see the sea if we looked right over our balcony.
Location, Location, Location
We stayed 7 nights in a Deluxe Ocean View Room on the 20th level. Right from the beginning we were treated in a good manner and checked in immediately which was a delight as we were about 3 hours early. The reception staff were very professional. Rooms were very good however would be delighted if a renovation commenced. The housekeeping staff did a great job with the room everyday and were available to help out with any requests. The facilities were also excellent. The Hotel has a great large pool that many hours were spent in. The ambience in the pool and spa area was very calming and relaxing. We would consider staying here again next year as it is money well spent.
Hi, First let me say the Staff are the Star's here. They made the stay!
From the moment that my boyfriend and I arrived at this hotel we were greeted by friendly and efficient staff. We were upmost impressed with the location and enjoyed a nice view of the ocean from our room. The only issue being that this hotel seemed to be mostly enjoyed by tour groups and therefore always seemed overly busy- especially the lobby!
This hotel is located right on Surfers Paradise city center with many stores and rows of restaurants right outside the hotel. Great view of the ocean and the beach is only less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel. We stayed in a deluxe room on the top floor (22nd floor) and had a great view of the ocean and the city. We even had our breakfast at the balcony because the view was so wonderful. The weather was great even though it was beginning of winter. They only have dial up internet access unfortunately. There are few internet places with broad band access along the shopping areas for only $2.50AUD or less than US$2 per hour. The bathroom is kinda old but very clean. That's probably why Expedia.com only gave this hotel a 3 star rating.There are other 4 and 5 star hotels on the main beach in Gold Coast area such as the Sheraton and Pallazo Versace but they are far from the center of activities. They are more like a resort type of a hotel. If that is what you are looking for, this is not that kind of a hotel. I gave this hotel a 3.5 star because of the dial up internet access and the old bathroom.
The rooms are spacious, and clean. Good location, the hotel is not new, but well kept. Service is good. The restaurant on the lobby level is above average. Good hotel for families.