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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Wow.....where to begin. Room smelt stale & muggy, air con in room didn't work, not one knife in the kitchen ( thankfully I always pack a picnic set) bed sagged ridiculously in the middle, shower head kept falling down while showering, generally unclean. I always read TA before I book but unfortunately still had to book as it was a... More 

Thank Lisa P
Alexandra Headland, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I don't know how this place is allowed to stay open. My bedroom had mould on the ceiling from the air conditioner which I doubt has been serviced for years also remote controls didn't work settings couldn't be changed. I showered in my thongs and still contracted tinea in my feet from mouldy tiles. Windows rattle in windy conditions keeping... More 

Thank cintim6261

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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is budget accommodation so you can't expect too much. But it is filthy. I admit we have stayed here a few times due to the price but we now take thongs/ flip flops to wear in the shower because of the mould and obvious lack of cleaning & our own pillows when we can. The service is truly terrible.... More 

Thank Becky O
Merimbula, Australia
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62 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

booked this one online on the freeway after a long drive and needed a stop over. Price was good and while it looks a bit old from outside, it was comfy and clean inside. Close to the Broadwater and around the corner from CSI Club. Kitchenette and a few foxtel channels. Not bad for a quick stay.

Thank robwil2
Ballina, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

we spent one night, never again. Shower at night no hot water, our toilet run all night til we turned it off, and when we went to bed our bottom sheet was dirty, the only good thing about it was the location. it was budget alright!!

Thank Nicole M
Coffs Harbour, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Called resort that morning explaining that I would be arriving late that night. Staff member was friendly and assured me that my key would be put in a safe and the code text to me that afternoon. Nothing was ever sent to me, I tried to call abck but they had already closed. Turned up at ''resort'' to find no... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a budget resort so don't expect any extras! It is just a bit tired. That being said, if you are looking for cheap accommodation then give this resort a go. We have just had four days there and the rooms were clean and the microwave, fridge, TV etc. seemed quite new. The bed linen was spotless, the towels... More 

Thank MellenA
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I spent 1 night there,just passing through the Gold Coast.It was on the main road & easy to find.It was nothing fancy but clean & had kitchen where you could cook & tea making facilities.The rooms are not very sound proof could hear the next room even outside noise.I closed all the windows but the noise was not so bad... More 

Thank Marian D
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

When we arrived the reception was less than reasonable. After checking in and proceeded to room to find that there were no hangers in the wardrobe and the state of cleanliness of the room was less than poor. Dirty bathroom, windows that looked like they have not been cleaned for months or years.

1 Thank Robert S
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

After reading prior reviews was tempted to cancel. However as only staying one night and as it was considerably cheaper than others went ahead with trepidation expecting at least an interesting experience. Unit with spacious bedroom, large kitchenette and dining and spacious bathroom. All clean and tidy and everything worked.Undercover parking and good size pool as well as spa pool.Yep... More 

Thank David J

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Harbour Side Resort basks in the sun in one of the premier locations on the Gold Coast. Situated directly opposite the harbour-like Gold Coast Broadwater, Harbour Side Resort consists of 50 fully furnished, decorator designed, self-catering holiday apartments and motel-style studio rooms. There is a large resort-style swimming pool, a large separate spa, a shaded entertainment pavilion with two BBQ’s and a half-court tennis court to enjoy without venturing out of the resort.Staying at Harbourside Resort means that you are right in the heart of the Gold Coast's tourist mecca. Close to the Gold Coast Hospital, Griffith and Bond University. Public transport just minutes away. Just 20 minutes drive from Movieworld, Dreamworld, Wet'n'Wild and Whitewater World, just 5 minutes drive from Seaworld and 7 minutes drive from Central Surfers Paradise. Harbour Side Resort is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Gold Coast and the surroundings.Harbour Side Resort has studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, which can accommodate from 1 person to a big family of 6 at a convenient location for you to enjoy your next holiday. Check with our reception when you plan your holiday at the Gold Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbour Side Resort

Address: 132 Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Southport
Price Range: $74 - $784 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour Side Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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Harbour Side Hotel Southport
Harbour Side Resort Southport, Gold Coast
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“ground floor better , no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles robwil2, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 108 on the ground floor and room not soundproof as your neighbours can be heard through walls and ceiling.”
 of 5 bubbles MellenA, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I was at the front of the resort so not sure what the other rooms were like”
 of 5 bubbles MarianD989, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Try another Hotel”
 of 5 bubbles M1736EVroberts, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms near very busy main road could be noisy”
 of 5 bubbles B46RUdavidj, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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