The Gold Coast is a location with a lot of hotels to choose from, so many in fact that you may find a little confusing about where you want to when you visit the city.
Here we review five great hotels that are ideal for your stay.
QT Surfers Paradise
Although an older building, the refurbishment of QT in 2011 provided a trendy vibe to this hotel, which features the ever popular Stingray Lounge cocktail bar, and the Bazaar buffet – which is considered one of the best on the Gold Coast. QT is centrally located, just one block back from the beach and close to the Surfers Paradise nightspots.
To the south of the coast, Reflections is an ideal spot for you to enjoy the laid back vibes of Coolangatta. Offering views up the coast and vistas of the perfect beaches – reflections offers a modern solution in the more tradition Australian beach resort. Enjoy easy walks to restaurants, bars, beaches and lookouts – all at a price that’s lower than many of the more popular hotel locations.
If your idea of a great hotel stay is lounging on a balcony in the afternoon before you prepare to go for dinner – then look no further than Oracle. This glass-clad building is the perfect spot if you want to combine shopping, beach days and great food and wine experiences in the many restaurants that line the streets of Broadbeach.
If staying beachfront is mandatory for your stay, then look no further than Soul. Located right on the beach at Surfers you’ll enjoy beautiful views up and down the coast. Spacious, open plan units with great balconies are the order of the day – and if you have a higher-floor unit, you’ll enjoy views all the way to Coolangatta and up to South Stradbroke island on a clear day. Venture to the top and you can see the curvature of the earth!
Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove
Want to stay away from the beaches, but close to restaurants and in a unique location? Look no further than the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove. This resort is separated into separate block buildings connected by footpaths lined with trees and green. The pool with beach is spectacular, and the close proximity to the shops, bars and restaurants of Sanctuary Cove make this a perfect location to relax for a weekend. Enjoy seeing will kangaroos in the grounds, or take in a few rounds of golf at the many nearby golf courses.