Meriton Serviced Apartments
169 beautifully appointed and oversized suites reside within Meriton Serviced Apartments, which is a short 3 minutes’ walk from Broadwater Parklands tram station, a 13-minute walk from Australia Fair Shopping Centre, and 3 km from Surfers Paradise Beach. The stylish 1- to 3- bedroom apartments are outfitted in modern, minimalist décor complete with Wi-Fi access and flat screen TVs, and feature gourmet kitchens, living and dining areas, washer/dryers and furnished private balconies. Take that glass of Pinot Grigio out onto your balcony to enjoy the peaceful views of the Broadwater, and the white sails of the Marina Mirage shopping complex in the distance. Bathrooms are equipped with Peter Morrissey products, and a good night’s sleep is all but guaranteed in each suite’s plush king zipper beds, which enable the bedroom to be configured with either one king bed or two single beds. Resort style recreational facilities are also available, including an outdoor pool and spa.
Meriton Serviced Apartments, 4-6 Aqua St, Southport, Australia, +61 7 5519 0400
At the highly-rated Aqualine Apartments, you are treated as not just another guest, but a familiar friend. The rooms themselves are equally inviting, with tasteful décor and quality European appliances. Beyond the luxury amenities of the outdoor pool, hot tub and barbecue patio, the 1- and 2-bedroom apartments feature their own whirlpool baths, as well as kitchens, balconies, and flat-screen satellite TVs. Wi-Fi is also available for a fee.
Aqualine Apartments, 136 Marine Parade, Southport, Australia, +61 7 5591 5504
Blue Waters Apartments
A warm and tropical air greets guests at the Blue Waters Apartments, housing a select number of 1- and 2- bedroom apartments. Conveniently situated 1.8 kilometres from the Broadwater Parklands and a few minutes away from the major Gold Coast theme parks, these apartments offer the world famous aquatic playground of the Broadwater at their very doorstep. Fishing and paddling in front of the apartments comes as second nature, but even if a dip in the crystal channel doesn’t appeal, the apartment block has its own 21 metre long heated pool and surrounding tropical garden. The Broadwater area is also a handy gateway to numerous and extensive walking and cycling paths. The amenities provided in each room include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, en suite bathrooms, kitchens, living and dining areas, balconies, and washer/dryers.
Blue Waters Apartments, 220 Marine Parade, Labrador, Australia, +61 7 5591 1695
Blue Water Bay
Families embarking on a more luxurious Gold Coast vacation are well-advised to consider a stay at one of Blue Water Bay’s villas. The building is a three story walk-up complex situated on the Broadwater at Southport, where a minute-long stroll will lead guests to the Parklands and the refreshing tropical scenery of the inland beaches. Each fully self-contained 1- or 2- bedroom apartment has its own distinct Mediterranean flair, making for a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere. The rooms feature full kitchen and laundry, air conditioning, free WiFi (conditions applied), and fresh linen and towels. The on-site facilities include a sparkling saltwater pool and sauna/spa. After a refreshing dip, parents can roast some sausage on the BBQ while watching the young ones play in their own toddlers’ paddling pool.
Blue Water Bay, 150 Marine Parade, Southport, Australia, +61 7 5591 4944
The Atrium Resort
Another Broadwater luxury resort, The Atrium is an upmarket apartment hotel far enough from the hubbub of the city for some respite and relaxation, but still near enough for tourists to hop back and forth, and for nightlife excursions into Surfers Paradise. These 1- and 2- bedroom apartments are bright and airy, designed to highlight the stunning water-facing vistas. Amenities provided include living rooms, full kitchens, balconies, two bathrooms (most with whirlpool baths). Venturing beyond their rooms, guests will discover a full restaurant, two outdoor pools (one on the rooftop with a hot tub), a fitness centre, a sauna, a tennis court, and a game room with a pool table and table tennis. This is an ideal locale for romantic getaways, but families will also feel at ease at The Atrium thanks to the excellent service. The friendly receptionist is even able to book all your theme park tickets to help plan a stress free holiday.
The Atrium Resort, 510 Marine Parade, Biggera Waters, Australia, +61 7 5537 9466