QT Gold Coast
‘Nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool’ at QT Gold Coast, as they themselves rightfully boast. The moment you enter this open-spaced setting with its artistically-crafted features and bold custom lighting, it’s clear that this Art Deco hotel aims to start conversation and arrest the senses. The 297 rooms offer dazzling views of the Gold Coast scenery, while their interiors embody the glamour and style expected of Surfers Paradise, the party playground of Australia. Amenities provided include flat-screen TVs with cable channels, free WiFi, balconies, coffee/tea makers, minibars, refrigerators and room service. In the rest of the hotel, guests can make full use of the turkish bath/hammam, three different restaurants (including the California cool Stingray Lounge and the marketplace buffet of Bazaar), the full-service SpaQ, and the outdoor swimming pool. This is the hotel for the ‘it’ crowd in Surfers.
Address and telephone number: 7 Staghorn Ave, Gold Coast, Australia, +61 7 5584 1200
Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise
Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise proudly proclaims that every one of its 160 stunning apartments and penthouses offer ‘sublime uninterrupted views of the glistening Pacific Ocean and a new level of sophisticated five-star luxury’. But that’s not all; the contemporary upscale 1- to 4-bedroom apartments are cleanly decorated with neutral furnishings, and offer free Wi-Fi, balconies, flat-screen TVs, kitchens, laundry facilities, whirlpool baths, iPod docks and dining areas. Guests are also strongly encouraged to avail themselves of the hatted in-house restaurant Seaduction, as well as the outdoor and indoor swimming pools and full fitness centre with sauna and steam room.
Wharf Boutique Apartments
For a more family-affordable yet no less attentive level of service, check in to the Wharf Boutique Apartments, conveniently located midway between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach and their associated attractions, shopping destinations and bars. Self-contained 1- and 2-bedroom units overlook a private tropical garden, and the usual amenities are included for a fraction of the price of the five-stars further down the esplanade. A private path from the apartments leads directly to the Surfers beach, while closer to home you’ll find a heated pool, spa, tennis court and BBQ area.
Wharf Boutique Apartments, 11 Wharf Rd, Surfers Paradise, Australia, +61 7 5504 2444
One The Esplanade
Located just five minutes from Cavill Avenue (the heart of Surfers Paradise), One The Esplanade is the first absolute oceanfront beach resort with direct access to the patrolled beach – no crossing of busy thoroughfares here – and features magnificent north-facing ocean views from every apartment. The apartments have all recently undergone a year-long, multi-million dollar refurbishment so that all balconies are now fitted with clear glass instead of railings, providing guests with a totally uninterrupted view. In effect, you can laze in bed and still take in the full effect of the sun rising over the Pacific. Apartments come in standard and deluxe editions, and include personal kitchens which are equipped with full size fridge, microwave, oven and cook top, along with all the crockery, cutlery, glassware and pots and pans you might need to whip something up.
One The Esplanade, 1 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Australia, +61 7 5538 3154
Kupari Boutique Apartments
Bright and colorful hues abound within Kupari Boutique Apartments, which enjoys an envious trackside location for the annual Gold Coast Indy Car race, not to mention a proximity to Gold Coast theme parks and the glamorous nightlife of Cavill Avenue. Their 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are affordably priced, especially for their offerings of ocean views and sunny balconies, and on the hotel grounds you’ll find further amenities like BBQ facilities and a swimming pool. The helpful reception staff here will happily arrange door-to-door airport and theme park transfers, too.