Recently voted Australia’s most luxurious hotel, Palazzo Versace is the ultimate escapist pleasure. The only Versace-brand hotel in the entire world, this Renaissance style palace (the word ‘hotel’ doesn’t do it justice) encompasses the brand’s reputation for beauty, opulence and Greco-Roman aesthetics across a panoply of services and amenities. There are three award-winning restaurants – Il Barocco, Vie and Vanitas – on the premises, as well as a fitness and wellbeing centre, a famous day spa, a private marina, Versace Boutique, access to Australia’s first Water Salon poolside cabana experience and spectacular Italian furnishings, mosaics and architecture. Palazzo Versace has a full 200 light-filled rooms, accessorized by bespoke Versace furnishing and a Juliet balcony to bask in the Gold Coast sunshine while gazing out over the Broadwater. When it comes to Main Beach accommodation, Palazzo Versace exists in a dream-like league of its own.
Palazzo Versace, 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, Australia, +61 7 5509 8000
Oscar On Main
Oscar on Main is a perfect marriage of style and convenience in the Main Beach area. The resort houses 35 individually decorated apartments, each offering a totally unobstructed ocean view. Amenities include flat screen TVs with digital channels, free Wi-Fi, washer/dryers, 2 bathrooms, and in-room dining thanks to fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves and stovetops. The wider resort boasts landscaped gardens, outdoor and indoor pools, a tennis court, and even a spa and sauna. Oscar on Main also offers a privileged proximity to the world-class Gold Coast beaches, as well as the many shops and restaurants of Tedder Avenue, the cosmopolitan heartland of Main Beach.
Oscar on Main, 1 Hughes Ave, Main Beach, Australia, +61 7 5527 0966
Xanadu Main Beach Resort is an ideal choice for couples and families who want a holiday spot that’s close to the action and attractions of Main Beach, but removed from the noise and stress of the tourist strip. Spread out across two towers, Xanadu comprises 50 fully self-contained apartments in either one- or two-bedroom configurations; all are air-conditioned and include spacious balconies overlooking the Pacific and the Broadwater. Within their rooms guests can enjoy washers/dryers, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, weekly housekeeping service, and personal kitchens equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers. Their landscaped grounds include a staggering list of amenities and special features, such as outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools, a spa and a sauna, a state of the art gymnasium, two full-sized tennis courts, BBQ facilities, a library/reading room and even an arcade/games room.
Xanadu, 59 Pacific St, Main Beach, Australia, +61 7 5557 0400
The Waterford On Main
The Waterford on Main is a perennial favorite among seasoned visitors to the Gold Coast, on account of its professional, effective service and luxurious panache. The Waterford’s apartment-style rooms are all armed with washers/dryers, furnished balconies, flat-screen TVs, equipped kitchens, separate bathtubs and showers, coffee and tea makers, and weekly housekeeping. Amenities beyond the rooms include an outdoor swimming pool on the grounds, a spa tub, and free self parking for all guests.
The Waterford on Main, 3482 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach, Australia, +61 7 5528 0969
Golden Sands On Main Beach
Golden Sands is a tastefully decorated hotel in a prime location, situated right on the beachfront of Main Beach. While at first glance this may seem like just another high-rise apartment clogging up the Gold Coast skyline, guests who venture inside will find that Golden Sands has much to offer its visitors. The hotel has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury apartments, all fully self-contained with balcony outlooks. Special features include a heated saltwater pool and spa, a steam room, a full-sized tennis court, a BBQ entertainment area, and complimentary underground car parking, but the biggest highlight of all is having the beach as your own backyard.