The Best Hotels on the Gold Coast, Australia
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This stretch of Queensland coast is home to some of Australia’s finest beaches, most innovative dining, best entertainment and most glamorous lifestyles. So it’s no surprise that the accommodation options are also a little out of this world. Whether you’re travelling with your soul mate or a few mates, here are some of the best hotel picks on the Gold Coast.
Q1 Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise
Resort, Spa Hotel
At over 320m tall, Q1 certainly towers over the rest of the Gold Coast. You’ll enjoy the panoramic views of the coast and hinterland from the observation deck and the spacious, stylish rooms will probably also take your breath away.
Sea World Resort, Seaworld Drive
If you’ve got a few little ones, the only thing they’d love more than a trip to a theme park would be staying in the theme park itself. This family-friendly resort is just next to all the fun and excitement of Sea World, but still retains all the style and facilities mum and dad need to also enjoy the break.
QT Gold Coast, Staghorn Avenue
This recent addition to Surfers Paradise combines the glitzy glam of the modern Gold Coast experience with the laidback surfer charm of days gone by. It’s a comfortable, stylish escape that greatly appeals to younger travellers who value quality design. QT is also home to dining options – Stingray Lounge, Bazaar Restaurant and Fixx Cafe – that have the food critics taking notice.
Ruffles Lodge & Spa, Ruffles Road
The infinity pool overlooking the rolling green hills of the hinterland has featured in many a well-liked Instagram post. The private villas are perfect for a romantic getaway.
Palazzo Versace Gold Coast, Seaworld Drive
No hotel better embodies the Gold Coast attitude than Palazzo Versace. A favourite with holidaying celebrities and holidayers who long to be celebrities, this marble and glass palace oozes the very best in gaudy luxury.
Pethers Rainforest Retreat, North Tamborine
Another luxury escape in the hinterland, Pethers is a collection of secluded tree houses surrounded by lush rainforest. Enjoy indulgent spa treatments under the leafy rainforest canopy on your private deck, or while away the hours in your hot tub.
Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Ferny Avenue
If your holidays are all about the kids, treat them to the water park, ice rink, rock climbing wall, adventure playground and countless other fun activities onsite at this award winning family resort.
Designed to help you recharge and relax, the staff at this hinterland eco resort will pamper you with massages, luxury spa treatments, organic dining and wellness seminars. The stunning views over the mountains will probably also help to restore your inner peace.
These recommendations were updated on September 25, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.