Hotel is right on the beach with fantastic views of the Gold Coast from our very large balcony, we were on the 19th floor and the size of the one bedroom apartment was staging with every things you could wish for.
Place was ok, with basic stuff and friendly staff. Furnishings are dated and room had not been aired for a while and was a bit stuffy, slight odour. Otherwise clean sheets, close to road leading to attractions and close to beach. Great for space.
Very nice hotel, and good service. Showing its age in one or two spots, but generally a good 4-5 star experience. Well run, with some nice touches. If the level of your room allows you access to the lounge on level 27, it's a good space and experience.
My daughter loved the pools, and my wife and I had treatments at the spa which we rated highly.
A good location, walking distance to Surfers and nice parks and waterways. The beach is walkable, but not close enough for a quick dip.
A little rainy while there, but still lots of fun.
Overall, a well appointed and well run hotel!
"Decor totally from the 80's, but clean and cheap!"
Provided you're not looking for a stark white minimalist hotel experience, this place has it all: 11 storey atrium over the foyer with fake stars on the roof and a fake shipwreck bridge halfway up; a fake lagoon pool if you can't drag yourself the one block to the beach (though in April we found the ocean noticeably warmer), also indoor heated pool, two hot tubs, a Thai restaurant. Everything in the room worked (though the dishwasher didn't have long to live). Free underground parking; a little cluster of thrill rides and mini golf across the road and a two block walk to Surfer's. A pretty good gold cost experience.
Surfers Paradise has the most vibrant nightlife anywhere along the Gold Coast. The main streets are east-west Cavill Ave, with its beachfront pedestrian mall, and north-south Orchid Ave, where many bars and nightclubs are located. Many budget hotels are located in Surfers Paradise, and the beach town also has an especially wide variety of Asian restaurants.