The Gold Coast really does have something for everyone. Visitors can stay at Sea World and immerse themselves in the excitement of the theme parks or escape to the Hinterland just beyond the city to experience the forest. However, the most popular areas to stay on the Gold Coast are within sight of the magnificent stretch of golden beaches. Budget backpacker accommodation nestles up close to family resorts and exclusive, award winning hotels.
The QT Gold Coast is an effortless mix of laid back surfing style mixed with elegance. The Stingray Lounge is pumping on a weekend evening with exceptional cocktails and a sophisticated vibe. Recover in the hamman at SpaQ the following day, then treat yourself to a Japanese degustation meal at Yamagen. The breakfast buffet is one of the finest in town. Go hungry!
The Palazzo Versace is a truly special luxury experience. The very name is synonymous with class and elegance and the glamour of this stylish hotel is unrivaled. After a day at the beach, out on the water or at the theme parks that the Gold Coast is so famous for, you will find a retreat at this opulent, fashion-inspired hotel.
Visiting Queensland’s biggest playground can get expensive so it’s good to know that there are some budget accommodation options available. For service and style, it’s hard to go past a Big 4 Holiday Park and the Gold Coast Big 4 is no exception. With comfortable self contained cabins, motel rooms and camping sites, as well as swimming pool, tennis courts and communal cooking spaces, all surrounded by tropical gardens, this one is a winner.
The Komune Resort and Beach Club has an outdoor pool and terrace bar, where guests gather to share stories and enjoy the drinks at sunset. With one and two bedroom apartments available, some with ocean views, this hotel is a real winner for the budget conscious.
Paradise Resort is a fabulous choice for families with young children. With a kids’ club onsite and a swimming pool and playground in the center of the resort, kids will be entertained for hours, without even setting foot in a theme park.
Breakfree Moroccan is an excellent family oriented accommodation option. Self contained apartments with ocean views (from most rooms) and indoor pool means that kids can enjoy a swim any time, even when the outdoor pool is in the shade.
A brand new addition to the Gold Coast is the Ruby Collection. With a built in water play area and specialised activities like Build a Bear and Cupcake Making classes for the kids, this is a holiday apartment complex designed to delight the whole family. Parents will enjoy the selection of cocktails bars and live entertainment, as well as the boutique shopping on site.