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Southern Cross Apartments

114 - 124 The Esplanade, Gold Coast, Queensland 4220 Australia
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#9 of 33 apartments in Burleigh Heads
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Experience the magic of coastal lifestyle at Southern Cross Beachfront Apartments. Situated directly across the road from Burleigh’s patrolled beach, you’ll be perfectly positioned to enjoy all that Burleigh has to offer - with a world renowned surf-break, white sandy beaches and an expansive parkland; where you can picnic, BBQ, take a stroll or let the kids wear themselves out at one of the many children’s playgrounds. Southern Cross Beachfront Apartments are also within easy walking distance of a wide choice of restaurants, shops and public transport. All of our spacious apartments have sensational ocean views and are fully self-contained; with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sunny balconies. Enjoy our heated outdoor pool and spa, indoor spa, sauna, gymnasium, two half-tennis courts, free underground secure car parking and cable TV.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Tennis court
Taxi service
Spa
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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David Law wrote a review Oct 2023
Victoria, Canada148 contributions72 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our two week stay here. We were on the 15th floor north facing end unit 58. Incredible view looking down towards Surfers Paradise. #58 is a two bedroom, two bathroom unit with washer and dryer. The kitchen was fully stocked with cutlery, pots&pans, and all the bowls, utensils etc. There was a dishwasher also. This apartment is ideally located, Close to Coles and Woolworth Metro. Numerous bottle shops are also close by. You can walk from Burleigh Point Park right up to Surfers Paradise if you wanted. The beach is great all the way there. Swimming is great right out front with three life quart stations set up on the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JF wrote a review Oct 2022
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Do not risk booking here. My brother and I had booked an apartment for a long weekend in November 2022, only to be called and asked to cancel booking as the owner wanted to unit for that date. At the time of booking their were 2 apartments available which I was told was no longer the case and I had no other choice they did not have anything for us. As it is only a few weeks out the other options are much more expensive.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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TichSydney wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney61 contributions45 helpful votes
Our room was on the southern end of the 15th floor where obviously the view ocean was captivating (especially sunrise) - even the view from the second room over the suburbs to the hills was impressive. The room was spacious, clean, nicely appointed. It was also air-conditioned, which I don’t think is a luxury, more a necessity. Only stayed for the weekend. Wish it was longer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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carol6666 wrote a review July 2022
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here for 3 weeks in a 2 bedroom apartment.Views we’re amazing and apartment was fantastic . Facilities here are great everything you need and more . Management so helpful from day 1 and always there to help with anything you need . Would most definitely stay again .
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Date of stay: June 2022
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debsdeane73 wrote a review June 2022
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They need to stop false advertising this accommodation- there is NOTHING luxury about this apartment complex as stated on the dated sign out the front or the images on websites. Our room ( 12) was on the 4th floor. Furniture old fashioned- However in saying that the kitchen was updated white & fresh & the apartment was clean & the views of beach great. We were a family of 4 - 2 adults & 2 teens. They do not provide face cloths. This really irritated us as this is the first time ever we have not been given face cloths or hand towels at any accommodation. As we were from NZ we had to go buy extra towels. Cold showers. Every day one of us had cold showers as the hot water ran out quickly. The wifi was absolutely terrible, the first day we were given a replacement router ( thanks for that) However it was still very bad & very inconsistent so if you are from overseas I suggest you buy extra data. Small bedrooms , small bathrooms. Main entrance feels & looks a bit depressing & dated. , surely it’s not too much to put a face cloth , an xtra dishwash, wash sachet into each apartment. This is our 5th visit to the Gold Coast over the years , unfortunately our Least favourite accommodation BUT we also are very aware of how tough it’s been over the past 2 years with covid , however it’s the little things that count , the lady on reception is rude & blunt however her husband was very pleasant to deal with . As business owners I totally get that some days you are tired & over it which we understand. We would not recommend for the price & suggest that you look elsewhere . It’s not bad but nor is it quite good enough- but It’s only our opinion & as we all are aware all apartments are privately owned so can vary .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jeff E wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia71 contributions34 helpful votes
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11th floor views magnifcent 2 small balconies with some privacy Newy renovated bathrooms fantastic Pool and area is great Beds and pillows very comfy Rest of unit very tired, chocolate carpets tired and show every spec Kitchen benches from the 80s Desperately need a paint throughout Small TV and lack of quality sound was painful
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dell C wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed in Unit 5 and upon arrival I was told that it had been refurbished and it was a lovely space. I was very excited with this news but upon entering, the room was very dated. Reminded me of my grandparent's house in the 80s. It had a strange smell too which eventually went away with some open doors. The skirting boards, sliding door runs, lamp shades, window sills, toilet roll hangers and fake plants were caked with thick layers of dust and were dirtiest places. If I could attach photos I would because it was disgusting. The carpet is long overdue to be completely replaced. When my husband began unpacking his belongings for our week long stay, he found a random pair of dirty socks in the top draw of the main bedroom. The mould growing in the ensuite bathroom was a clear indication on how long it's been since a deep clean has been completed. Disappointing especially during covid and on the hotel information it states it is professionally cleaned. It also lacked a much needed air conditioner when the property listing clearly stated that the room would have air conditioning. My husband, toddler and I went downstairs to enjoy the indoor spa. The temp was lovely but we soon realised the pump cover on the bottom of the spa was not installed correctly as my calves and thighs were quickly sucked into the spa floor. I have bruises all over my legs from the suction of the spa. The next day when reception was open I made the male owner aware of the issue and showed him my bruised legs. He responded with "Yes I've been meaning to change the cover on that. I just need to empty all the water." He then led me to the maintenance cupboard to show me that he already bought the replacement cover. I'm sure this was to make me feel better but it only shocked me that he not only knew of the issue but also neglected to immediately replace the cover and still allowed guests in the spa! I am on lifelong blood thinners so my bruises are very large and nasty. I have photos. And not once through the entire interaction with the owner did he apologise. 2 days later I walked past the spa on my way to the outdoor pool and noticed the cover had been changed to the new replacement. When I arrived at the hotel I asked the owner what time facilities (pool, gym etc) closed and he told me 10pm. One night, my husband and I went out for a swim while my mother looked after my toddler. We didnt realise how much time had passed when we finished and noticed it was 10:20pm. We dried off and went to go back inside only to realise that our key would no longer work to let us back inside. Either the security system automatically locks at 10pm or the owner neglected to check if any guests were still outside prior to locking. Either way, a check should have been completed at 10pm to ensure all guests were inside before the system locked down. With no way to contact the owners, my husband and I had to climb the fence and entire through the front sliding doors. Due to this experience, a few nights later when we had another evening swim, we took our phones and set alarms for 9pm so we could avoid being locked out again. We tried entering the building at around 9:15 only to find the system had been locked again with no sign of owners checking for guests. This time it was ridiculous and my husband had to climb the fence once again and walk back around to let me inside. The lift on the right hand side absolutely reeked with an overwhelming smell of what smelt like rusty steel and wet dog. Every time I entered the lift I had to cover my nose.The lift on the left was far less offensive but unfortunately I wasn't lucky enough to win the lift lottery as often as I wanted. It's pretty safe to say after showering with black mould, getting eaten by a spa, getting locked out of the building twice, having my nostrils violated, being exposed to layers upon layers of dust everywhere I looked and also traveling back in time to the 80s, that I won't be returning to this property. The beach was nice though.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tom M wrote a review Jan 2022
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My order confirmation (for superior room) said there was air conditioning- there was none. My poor kids kept getting woken up by their light turning on at random times throughout the night- I suspect faulty wiring. The laundry light didn’t work. The bedside and bathroom lights were blindingly bright- I’d suggest you switch to warm white bulbs- sounds like nitpicking, I know! Great location and friendly managers on site but for $500 a night I would have expected more. Glad we only stayed a night.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ana M wrote a review Sept 2021
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We had the best stay during September school holidays - everyone felt at home and had a great time! We stayed in U12 which was recently renovated, clean, well equipped with amazing ocean views. Facilities were fantastic - sauna, pool, table tennis, tennis - and kept the whole family entertained. Best location in Burleigh with shops, restaurants and main beach a walking distance away. The managers - Peter and Innessa - were amazing and made us feel at home. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peter Hesz, Owner at Southern Cross Apartments
Responded 25 Sept 2021
Thanks for a wonderful review which is appreciated during this hard time of Covid 19 border closures
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Jodi wrote a review Aug 2021
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The location was perfect being right opposite the beach and within walking distance to shops, restaurants and public transport. The apartment was equipped with everything needed (including carparking) and had views of the ocean. The best thing about this stay was the managers - Peter and his wife made everyone feel at home and were able to respond to any queries. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Sept 2021
Thanks so much for your lovely review it really is appreciated during this difficult time
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PRICE RANGE
AU$230 - AU$340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastBurleigh Heads
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Cross Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Cross Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Burleigh Heads Beach (0.1 km), Burleigh Market (0.4 km), and Burleigh Art and Craft Markets (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Cross Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness centre, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Cross Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Southern Cross Apartments?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Cross Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Willow Dining, The Little Plate, and Commune.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Cross Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Southern Cross Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Southern Cross Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Southern Cross Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Burleigh Heads.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Cross Apartments?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Southern Cross Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Post Office Gallery (9.7 km).
Does Southern Cross Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.