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The Island Gold Coast

3128 Surfers Paradise Bvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217 Australia
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#11 of 34 hotels in Surfers Paradise
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Set in the heart of Surfers Paradise and on the doorstep of the famous Surfers Paradise Beach, The Island Gold Coast is the perfect gathering place for guests of all ages to stay, play and relax. Meticulously designed and restored from head-to-toe, the Island’s renewed breath of life pays homage to the natural splendour of a Queensland seaside village with abundant hardwood timbers, native plant life and open facades – bringing the outside, in! Immerse yourself in the Island experience and stay in one of the 98 luxurious, freshly renovated boutique rooms and suites, each with stunning views across either the Surfers Paradise CBD or the Gold Coast Hinterland. Enjoy a meal indoors or alfresco at the relaxing Island Pool Deck and the all new Goldie’s or savour a classically crafted cocktail at the Island Rooftop. If you are looking for a boutique hotel stay the Island Gold Coast will truly set the tone for an unforgettable experience.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Pennyandco wrote a review 21 Feb
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
First Impressions: overall the overview of the front of the building is quite nice and presented well. Kept clean and tidy. Loved all the plants upon entry. What can be a bit confusing is having the reception up a few levels, accessible by the lift to the left and not located on the ground floor. Location: centrally located in surfers, Only a block from Cavil ave & a short walk to the beach. Rooms: First impression of the King Suite (pool side) is clean, spacious & beautifully furnished in a boho / industrial style, however some things to note: - The Kitchenette is limited to a microwave, toaster and a mini fridge (+ dishwasher) so if you’re creative you can make good use of it and have breakfast or snacks in room. However for the space it takes up the hotel could have made it more useful and included even a hot plate to allow more use of their facilities. - The windows appear to be single glaze so keep in mind the Rooftop Bar on the Terrace below is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am – late. On these nights the music travels up the building so don't plan on getting an early night sleep on these nights. - LOVED the high quality KM shampoo & conditioner. Parking: They do have limited underground parking on site, however we opted for parking at the Bruce Bishop Secure Parking complex just behind the hotel and it was much cheaper! Overall the hotel is beautiful & trendy. Just need to keep in mind on the weekends it will be awhile before you get to sleep because of the noise. Other tips: If you have the time, give the sports bar in the hotel a go! Great woodfired pizzas for a snack!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Dene H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Island Gold Coast
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Pennyandco, Thank you for taking the time to send your review and feedback, we very much appreciate you do this. It looks like overall you had a great stay with us. Being so central in Surfers Paradise does have it's up's and down's. The noise from the area in general and from our popular rooftop bar can impact on a stay and we do apologise that this happened while you were with us. We have passed on to our Food and Beverage team your comments regarding the pizza's and the sports bar. We would love to send you a little care pack of Kevin Murphy product, if you could reach out to our reception team to provide address details that would be great. The Island Team
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Experience592814 wrote a review 19 Feb
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A great hotel, our apartment was lovely, it was really big, with everything you needed. Lots of bars, pool rooftop etc all really nice & the pool was good, Food was also very good. Location was great, a few minutes from Cavil Avenue tram stop. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Dene H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Island Gold Coast
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Experience592817, Thank you for taking the time to send your review and feedback, we are so glad that you had a great stay and that our central location, hotel amenities and food were a highlight. WE hope to see you again soon. The Island Team
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Dave S wrote a review 10 Feb
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Very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The room was clean and cleaned every day and the staff were friendly and helpful . Everything is on your door step .the public transport is right on your doo step too. Check in and check out was quick and easy and well organised . There are 3 well stocked bars with awesome cocktails and the restaurant was very good and well priced .
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Hello Q6177ATdaves, Thank you for taking the time to send us your review and feedback, we are so glad that you had a great stay with us. It sounds like everything was a highlight. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. The Island Team
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Princess Tafa wrote a review 7 Feb
Auckland Central, New Zealand28 contributions7 helpful votes
We went for a family wedding and the venue (Glasshouse) which was at The Island Hotel did not disappoint. The decor and food was of a high standard making the wedding reception unforgettable. Unfortunately, the hotel only had one working elevator which clearly needs to be replaced as it could not service more than 5 people at a time. We booked a superior twin room and it did not feel or look superior at all. However, it was clean and tidy and room service kept our rooms looking clean. It was not as spacious as I would have liked, but it was clean and the beds were comfortable with good quality linen. The snacks and 2 bottles of water (although there were 3 of us) was nice to have each day along with the complimentary tea, coffee, milk, etc. We paid for breakfast and that was lovely. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The location is perfect - we enjoyed having breakfast with the cool breeze coming through the windows. The bar and restaurant area was very breezy and we were just a stone's throw away from the tram, shops and nearby hotels. The beach was just minutes away. You pass quite a few eateries and shops so it was very convenient. The information booth was very handy and we were able to save a lot of money from Uber by catching a train/bus to Harbourtown for some serious retail therapy (all day pass was only $10 for public transport). Not bad for a 4 star hotel. The staff were great.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Bring your own cotton buds as they do not have hygiene packs. The Island big breakfast is quite...
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Responded 6 days ago
Hello Iakopo Family, WOW...thank you so much for taking the time so send us your review and feedback. Looks like there were some great parts to your stay and some not so. We are so glad that your wedding event was a highlight and that the hotel amenities and location were also great. We are sorry to hear that our Superior hotel room was not quite what you were expecting. Hopefully next time you travel to the Gold Coast you get to experience one our suites. The Island Team
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Christine K wrote a review Jan 2024
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We have stayed at the Island Gold Coast Resort several times, always having a great stay. The rooms are spacious and clean, and staff always friendly and obliging. The location is right in the heart of Surfers, close to shops, cafes, restaurants and the local RSL. We enjoy the pool and spa after a day out. There is a lovely eatery downstairs which looks out onto the street, and the light rail runs straight past the front door.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There is onsite parking so book a place when you make your reservation.
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Dawn H wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent hotel, lovely friendly staff. Great cocktails. Good value for such a central location. Kids loved the pool. Free car parking and free cocktail on arrival. Included breakfast in the booking which worked out to be great value and high quality.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Raminta B, Owner at The Island Gold Coast
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review and rating. We are so glad you chose to stay with us. The Island Gold Coast Team
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alliseaisblue wrote a review Dec 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia561 contributions58 helpful votes
The Island is one of those places you remember being fun and exciting, yet when you get there again you go why did I book here. Here are the pros and cons - visited December 2023. Pros: Great central location Amazing air conditioning that actually works! Comfortable beds and pillows YouTube etc on the smart TV Great chill out area undercover outside Lovely reception staff and waiters/waitresses in the service areas Cons: Full of bogans - that showed little respect to actual hotel guests. Breakfast that was included was fatty and terrible each day. No choices for fruits, no spreads for toast, no healthy options just plates of fatty oily food. Pool is very small and deep so not suitable for children Very loud. You’ll need earplugs no matter what level you stay on. Overall it’s a 3/5. We paid just over $450 a night as well and to me, that’s ridiculous considering other 5 star hotels are much less.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dene H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Island Gold Coast
Responded 5 Jan 2024
Hello Alliseaisblue, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay. We truly value your detailed review and are delighted to hear the positive aspects of your experience. Our central location is ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in the excitement of Surfers Paradise, especially with our proximity to the beachfront. It's great to know that the hotel services, particularly our reception and service team, left a positive impression on you. We sincerely apologise for the issues you raised, such as the lack of condiments on the cereal station and fresh fruit. Rest assured, we have addressed these concerns. The Rooftop and our other outlets are popular spots in Surfers Paradise, contributing to the vibrant atmosphere of the area. We strive to offer diverse venues for everyone to enjoy, reflecting the bustling and lively nature of Surfers Paradise. Our management team is dedicated to constantly improving our offerings, with a focus on providing value for money that aligns with our neighboring properties. We appreciate your honesty, and despite the challenges, we hope you'll consider staying with us again during any future travels to the Gold Coast.
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Brett T wrote a review Dec 2023
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I have consistently observed the staff and all team members demonstrate excellent professionalism and a helpful attitude during our time here. The rooms provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for unwinding and recharging. Additionally, the pool deck offers a great place to relax and enjoy delicious food, including their fantastic pizzas. The Island Gold Coast truly has it all.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 5 Jan 2024
Hello 948brettt, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stays with us. We are thrilled to hear that your experience has been nothing short of fantastic! It sounds like the staff and team members make a positive impact on your stays with us. And who can resist a comfortable room and a delightful pool deck with fantastic pizzas? It's the perfect recipe for a memorable and enjoyable time See you again soon
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ferrid kheder wrote a review Dec 2023
San Diego, California33 contributions18 helpful votes
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We had a twin suite on the 8th floor. The room was clean and spacious and had everything we needed: kitchen, comfortable-beds,couch,dishwasher,fridge,nice TV... The bathroom was beautiful and clean. There is a restaurant,a free parking,a bar... There is a laundromat just near the hotel. The staff is very friendly and professional. The famous beach of Surfers Paradise is 2 min away. The hotel is perfectly located. We will come back.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dene H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Island Gold Coast
Responded 5 Jan 2024
Hello Ferridkheder, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Twin suite, it sounds like you enjoyed all the hotel room amenities. It's great to know that the hotel facilities, including Goldie's and The Rooftop Bar were a highlight, we are so lucky to be central to everything that Surfers Paradise offers especially the beach. We are also very lucky to have a great team here at the hotel and they always leave a positive impression. Again thank you for sharing your positive experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Safe travels!
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jyoosif wrote a review Oct 2023
Hamilton2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic location close to amenities and to the beach , great time with the family and grandchildren, had fun at the Island pool and spa Nice breakfast collection , lovely staff , wonderful moments
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Date of stay: October 2023
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PRICE RANGE
AU$169 - AU$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
islander hotel surfers paradise, islander surfers paradise
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Islander Resort Hotel
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastSurfers Paradise
NUMBER OF ROOMS
98
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Island Gold Coast
Which popular attractions are close to The Island Gold Coast?
Nearby attractions include Fox In A Box Gold Coast Escape Rooms (0.4 km), Lost Locks (0.1 km), and Padlockd Escape Rooms & Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Island Gold Coast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Island Gold Coast?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Island Gold Coast?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Island Gold Coast?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Island Gold Coast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Betty's Burgers, White Rhino Bar and Eats, and Brazilian Flame Bar and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Island Gold Coast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Island Gold Coast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Surfers Paradise.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Island Gold Coast?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Island Gold Coast offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Island Gold Coast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Post Office Gallery (3.4 km).