Summer is the perfect time to soak up some sand, sea and sun on Gold Coast holidays, so Leeza Chan from Flight Centre Auckland shares her top tips for where to stay while you're there.
This is a good place to stay at if you're looking for a younger vibe and stylish facilities. It's situated right on the Esplanade next to the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle. Many of the features in rooms are unique, from jandals to use, candles and even a hot purple stool in the bathroom!
The Bazaar Restaurant is highly recommended for breakfast, while the Stingray Bar is a good place to drink, with great pop art around the area and comfy seating. The resort also offers complimentary bike hire on retro-looking bikes.
Bel Air On Broadbeach
Right opposite Pacific Fair and adjacent to the light rail, this lovely hotel is designed in a Roman-style setting. As well as the handy Gold Coast location, the facilities are excellent, with a two-tiered Roman-style outdoor pool, indoor heated lap pool, sauna, outdoor heated spa and 3 restaurants available to guests.
Mantra Circle On Cavill
This property is lovely, with a great restaurant and spacious lobby that looks out onto the pool area. It's in the heart of Surfers Paradise and has a Woolworths right next door - handy for picking up those holiday odds and ends.
All rooms have spas, plus on-site there's a games room with a great variety of games, an indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, theatre and Zen garden area for guests to enjoy.
Sea Temple Surfers Paradise
So sleek and modern with great facilities, this property is amazing. It's right outside the beach and beside the markets that happen on Friday and Sunday.
The on-site restaurant looks out over the sea, with a stylish theme featuring green bottles in cabinet areas of the hotel. There's also a lap pool with views of the beach and an infinity pool, perfect for cooling off in the hot Gold Coast sun.
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