The Penthouses
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The Penthouses

20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217 Australia
Traveller (33)
view from our garden pathway - ground level
Room & Suite (13)
                  Beach right outside the apartment
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4.5
#47 of 124 apartments in Surfers Paradise
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Beach
Game room
Kids pool
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Tennis court
Billiards
Table tennis
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Room service
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites

Location

20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 66 out of 100
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Gold Coast Airport
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Brisbane Intl Airport
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kochie4421 wrote a review Feb 2016
Elimbah, Australia64 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed with our daughter & son-in-law. One of the few units we looked at that would provide 2 Queen beds. Décor and building dated but who cares when the view is AMAZING. Unit could have been cleaner. Found clumps of hair around the carpet and food left in a cupboard. Well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed the tennis court, pool and spa. Had trouble getting enough heat out of the BBQ, had to return to the unit and cook in the electric frying pan.
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Angela B wrote a review Nov 2015
Mount Gambier, Australia37 contributions46 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed on level 18 for 14 nights. Soon as we turned the key our jaws dropped. Absolutely amazing. Very spacious. Very clean. And views for miles. Views out to the beach and surfers from the front balcony, to stunning city views from the back balcony. Super location. 2 min drive down to Cavill mall. Sea World 10 min up the road, and rest of the theme parks 20-25 min away max. Pacific fair 5 min away. Location on the beach was perfect, out the door straight on to the gorgeous beach. Apartment 48 was gorgeous. Very very well equipped, full size fridge and cupboards galore. Staff were extremely friendly, lots of help and advice. Free beach towels for you to borrow. Lovely pool. Not a huge pool but big enough for the kids to splash around. Games room consisted of pool table and table tennis, which was well used by the kids. Great tennis court, free to use. Fast lifts. Never had to wait long. All up a fantastic base for our family holiday and one we would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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HollieMilo wrote a review Sept 2014
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just had a fantastic three night stay at Penthouses. Great location, great views and wonderful friendly staff who couldn't have been more helpful. Fantastic weekend away for a group of Mums!
We all had a very relaxing time. Thanks Lisa
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Olivia T wrote a review Sept 2021
Hervey Bay, Australia1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is good - absolute beachfront. Size of apartments are great. Unfortunately though internally these apartments are in desperate need of attention. However for price during school holidays you get what you pay for and we did just want a few nights away cheaply. But sure there would be better around. The beds are as hard as rocks. The cleanliness could be improved and there was a dusty smell on entry. The furniture is falling apart. Springs are loose in the couch and foam is coming out of fabric chairs in bedrooms. Could be so easily improved. They advertise heated pool but it is freezing. The games room is a mess. The office is a mess. What this place could be!! Sorry I would not recommend and this would not be a place I would return to. I love some of the older style buildings but this is not one of them.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alex R wrote a review Jan 2015
Bowral, Australia3 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a dreadful experience at the Penthouses. Whilst the location is terrific, we had the misfortune of being given an unrenovated apartment that was worse than 2 stars. Some of the upholstery on the furniture was ripped, the cushions were stained, the ceiling fans were broken, the kitchen laminate had holes in it, some doors wouldn't close, knobs on cabinets were missing, TV wasn't working..I could go on. The management were also very defensive and not very helpful. That said, after making a written complaint to Wotif, they agreed to refund the cost of one night's accommodation. Will definitely not being staying at the Penthouses again.
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Date of stay: January 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lyn W wrote a review Feb 2012
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I am writing this review to express huge disappointment with the Apartment offered and the service or lack of given to us at The Penthouses.We arrived at 5pm on 2nd January 2012,As no one on duty took key from box and headed for the 15th floor.
What greeted us was a place so dirty and disgusting.!!The carpet was filthy and badly stained but worse was to come.The main bathroom had sand and pubic hairs in the shower.!!there were jandals under drawers in a bedroom left by a previous person.Also one of the bedrooms had blood/food stains up the wall and on the curtains.GROSS.The master bedroom was very tatty with odd mismatched drawers.In the lounge the cushions had food on them and the kitchen walls had food on them.
The Apartment had NOT been cleaned at all or ever by the state of it.Next morning i went to Reception to say we were checking in and out at the same time.Explained the state of the place.I was then told that i asked for high rise and the further up you go the standard not as good.!!!so that was now my problem as i had requested high rise.I don't think so.
I was offered other accommodation which i declined.Wouldn't you in my situation>??
We had stayed at The Penthouses for the past 4/5 years often taking 2 Apartments so loyalty counted for nothing.!!
When i asked for a refund of $1000 back i was told that legally they only had to offer other accommodation and they had done that so that was it.However morally that is very wrong and even to offer that Apartment for rental simply not on.Which also shows no one responsable for checking whether place been cleaned or not.Doesn't seem right to me.
My son-in-law spoke to Marissa (person on duty) about refund and customer loyalty.She told him i had made it plain i wouldn't be back but had she known my previous history she would have put me elsewhere.!!!!!
Since returning home i have emailed Management but needless to say have not received a reply.My advice to anyone thinking of staying there would be to check your Apartment first and don't pay any deposit.
It seems to me the rating system used is not an accurate one as some may be 4/5 star but others fall very short of that mark and should not be rented out at the amount they charge or at all until upgraded.
Also Management don't seem to be responsable to anyone and don't really care so how you wonder could they improve things.
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Date of stay: January 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check your apartment before paying for it.Don't pay a deposit beforehand
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metallious wrote a review Dec 2007
Australia28 contributions28 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately Unit 9 did not match the photos on the website. The furnishings were very old and the equipment was mostly a mix match of unwanted items from somebody's home. The tiles on the floor were inground with dirt and the old cane furnishing looked like relics from a budget hotel. The staff were not very welcoming or freindly and rather impersonal. Due to the weather we paced up and left early because we saw no point in staying on at place not as nice as home under these circumstances.
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Auswasp wrote a review Dec 2007
Sydney20 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel room through the internet and were hoping for a nice place to stay for a week right on the beach. The pictures on the website looked good and the hotel stated it was 4 stars. We parted with our $3 000 for one week for a three room apartment and thought that at this price we would be paying for a great place. When we arrived we were met with an apartment that looked nothing like the web photos. Hideous 1970s cane furniture welcomed us combined with paintings on the wall that were faded to blue they were so old. Think highway motel. The place was also very very unclean. It was dusty, dirty and didn't at all met the expectations of how clean a four star hotel should be. in some of the rooms a cm of dust was on the ceiling fan, pots revealed what the last tenants had cooked and the windows were so salt laden it was hard to see the view. our expectations were also not met in that the place did not provide basic needs- that would be expected of a four star fully service apartment- these included empty salt and pepper shakers, no blender or just basic items that makes a place convenient to stay. Apart from these major things the place was also old and was in need of an update. The dryer didn't work properly. When we informed the manager of this he contradicted us saying it did work and then did nothing. Our clothes had to be dried on the balcony - and it was raining most of the week so this was an impossible task. Also people should be warned the pool is the size of a backyard pool and very crowded. The Penthouses did not meet four star standards. We were very unhappy and even considered leaving early. The staff were very unfriendly and never greeted us will as much as a hello.
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Happyholidayer1 wrote a review Jan 2017
brisbane48 contributions66 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a few days to be near friends staying nearby. Great to be on beachfront and great views. Apartments are old and in need of refurbishment and a good clean. Overpriced for Christmas period for what they are.
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Date of stay: December 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Christie2305 wrote a review May 2014
Gold Coast, Australia14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for my birthday!! Massive 3 bedroom self contained apartment right on the beach!! Very modern stylish apartments with all the extras!!
The friendliest staff I have ever come across!!
Not a bad word to say about this stunning accommodation!! Would recommend to anyone and everyone!!
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Date of stay: May 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Penthouses, Manager at The Penthouses
Responded 27 May 2014
Christie - thanks for your comments. We are delighted that our beachfront apartments could add to the memories of a happy birthday. We'll be in contact for a special birthday offer for 2015. Absolute beachfront holiday apartments - are absolutely awesome!
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ebonyp wrote a tip Oct 2017
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you get a room away from the construction"
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Anns1953 wrote a tip Sept 2016
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're staying in winter, apartments on the north side of the building are much warmer as they have sunshine all day."
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Allan G wrote a tip Jan 2016
Toowoomba, Australia66 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are very big."
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Devon Royce wrote a tip July 2015
Geelong, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call Carol Direct"
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Kiara N wrote a tip July 2015
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 18 had gorgeous furniture/layout. Room 32 much bigger with a wrap around balcony."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$289 - AU$613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastSurfers Paradise
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Penthouses
Which popular attractions are close to The Penthouses?
Nearby attractions include SkyPoint Climb (0.9 km), iFLY Gold Coast (1.1 km), and SkyPoint Observation Deck (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Penthouses?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at The Penthouses?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Penthouses?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Penthouses?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shiraz Persian Restaurant & Bar, Bmd Northcliffe Surf Club, and Alfresco Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Penthouses?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Penthouses?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Penthouses?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Penthouses?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Post Office Gallery (3.8 km).
Is The Penthouses accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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