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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

No sleep, no air conditioning, lots of noise, Very tired looking room, no service, never saw anyone as reception was not manned, and still no one around when I left after 9.00 am. Worst nights sleep ever, so hot and humid and the A/C needed gas so it didn't work. YUK! Will NEVER stay there again....ever...

Thank Len G
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in 107 was a last minute booking to join friends down here. For the price i was worried and read the reviews but i like to make up my own mind....and im glad i did. I gave it 4 rating as it was very good for price and comfort. Yeah its out dated yeah its not the Sheraton...

Thank Emujodes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It was a bit better than I was expecting, after reading a handful of reviews. It wasn't overly clean. But on the flip side everything worked. The bed was comfortable, the aircon worked well, the curtains weren't sheer (like a lot of budget accommodation) staff were friendly enough, pool cooled us down. The parking was a bit first in best...

Thank Roz B
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Booked for my brother. After seeing it, I wish I hadn't. Mouldy shower. Old noisey air conditioner, dirty room. For $165 you think you would get a nice place. Should be called Backparker hostel. Definitely not a Resort.

1Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I read all the reviews on TA after booking and was very very nervous to check in due to negative reviews. Can't say I see where the problem is, the place is clean and has everything you need for a short stay. In this case you get what you pay for, and Harbour Side Resort makes for a fine place...

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

No wonder we were able to find a family room easily at this time of year. The place has a dirty smell to it, carpets not vacuumed, room looks old and bare, but at least the sheets look clean. Coffee bags and sugar are not complimentary, wifi not complimentary, when I turn on the tap it makes a very loud...

Thank Antonette D
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...

Thank Lisa P
Alexandra Headland, Australia
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...

Thank cintim6261
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....

Thank Becky O
Merimbula, Australia
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

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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: $77 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour Side Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Harbour Side Hotel Southport
Harbour Side Resort Southport, Gold Coast
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“Go somewhere else while you can !”
496leng, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Close to shops, sea world and beach.”
741kerryf, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ground floor better , no lift.”
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.”
MellenA, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I was at the front of the resort so not sure what the other rooms were like”
MarianD989, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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