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Blue Heron Motel

2323 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218 Australia
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A little piece of Mermaid Beach paradise to share with you! The Blue Heron Boutique Motel offers travellers many rooms of ambient modern style. Our rooms have been designed with you in mind to create a relaxed beachside vibe reminiscent of times gone by. At Blue Heron Motel you will experience warm and welcoming managers and accommodation that is comfortable, clean, quiet and safe right in the heart of Mermaid Beach. Recently renovated with our Garden and BBQ area created by an award winning landscape designer. The Garden will set an ambient tranquil space for relaxing and lazing by the pool. Whether your travelling for business of leisure, the Blue Heron Boutique Motel is for you!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
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Air conditioning
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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2323 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218 Australia
Blue Heron Motel
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Jo F wrote a review Feb 2024
Brisbane, Australia31 contributions5 helpful votes
Fresh, modern, clean room with very large bathroom for a motel. The room was very quiet, especially considering the motel is on the Gold Coast highway. We were able to easily walk to several restaurants and the beach. I would like to especially commend the young woman on reception who took our booking over the phone and checked us in and out. She was very efficient and friendly. The pool looked very inviting but we didn't have a chance to use it.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eva L wrote a review Jan 2024
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The rooms are very nice. At night time you can hear the traffic if your room is near the road, otherwise it's very good,there is no sink in the kitchen area so you have to wash your dishes in the bathroom. The pool is nice and very big I do think there could be more chairs in the pool area. The BBQ area is nice to have a BBQ or to sit down and chat or eat lunch. It's close to the airport so if you're traveling somewhere you can stay here and drive to the airport the next day. I would definitely recommend it to my family and friends!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There is only about 7 parking spots so you might need to park on the street
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Michelle S wrote a review Sept 2023
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Beautifully refurbished and decorated. Fresh and clean. Very comfy beds and pillows. Well appointed rooms . Lovely pool in between rooms. Parking out front just steps away from the room. Cant really fault the place. Easy self check- in, helpful and friendly staff who were able to give us a early check in. $13 uber to Casino for show. Walked to Mermaid beach Surf Club for lunch. Easy walk to beach. Would 100% recommend this place and will definitely be back. Thanks again for the great stay. :)
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Nescafe coffee machine so bring some extra pods if you like a few coffees like us ..and some...
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Kejora wrote a review July 2023
Montreal, Canada65 contributions12 helpful votes
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2 days before leaving Gold Coast to Canada, we stayed in this cute motel. And regretted…why we didn’t stay there weeks before??? Honestly the idea was to get a place as close as possible to a bus stop as we planned to go to the airport before midnight. It was a great success thanks to Carl (or Karl?). So let me said something about this Carl first. From his front desk that not opened 24 hours, like all accommodations there…not Touris friendly—Gold Coast government needs to think about it. Anyway… Carl helped me from how to get bus to airport, how to checkout way earlier without anyone around until what if I’d like to have my sister and her husband stay around just to have farewell chit chat. Thanks Carl. Now, the place. Perhaps it was still school holidays, I didn’t see any restaurants (only MoreThai 5 minutes walking) or stores nearby. There are some on Tambourine Street but only the Coffee Shop & NightOwl that opened. Other places, you need to go pass that MoreThai restaurant about 15 minutes away. We’re fine though. Blue Heron is not located right in front of a beach (my favourite location, usually), but it’s only 5 minutes walking to the back of the building. There you will get spectacular sunrise at Mermaid beach. I walked far to the right to get even more beautiful views: from Miami Beach to Don MacSween Parc. Amazing! Inside the Blue Heron, we stayed in that room#4. Clean, fresh so we didn’t want to ruin it (oh never! We’re health conscious people). Utensils 🍴 were provided, that’s essential for me 😂. Since we would like to go back bring simple luggage, so we left our cereal bowl, mini bucket, also a little cereal and organic milk. We’re sorry. Well in short, we love Blue Heron and thinking about coming back for holiday. Not only for the beautiful Mermaid Beach but also to have peaceful out door breakfast in barbecue corner watching that cute swimming pool 😉. See you later, Blue Heron!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just nice. So, enjoy your vacation 😉.
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tarynyg wrote a review July 2023
Zurich, Switzerland12 contributions5 helpful votes
Amazing stay: more than an over night ‘pit-stop’. Our first experience in a more classic ‘Motel’ experience - but wow! Lovely rooms, great in-room facilities, with more consideration clearly given to what a guests needs than many hotel chains. Fantastic beds, thoroughly clean and modern decoration with a scandi-style. We did not use the pool/outside facilities, but they look wonderful and we could well imagine having a dip in the pool and a BBQ if it was summer time! A great experience, and would love to see more of these high-quality motel-style accommodations!! Many thanks to the wonderful owner/operators.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Emma S wrote a review July 2023
Forbes, Australia32 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely clean room. Room was accessible while using my wheelie walker. Coffee machine was in the room, as well as a kettle, microwave and fridge. Bed was really comfortable. And Netflix & free wifi was provided in the room. The motel is located in a good spot, and we were able to walk to a restaurant for dinner as well as Woolworths metro!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Free parking. Not underground which means all cars can utilise it!
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Responded 9 July 2023
Thank you Emma for your wonderful review, we really appreciate your comments and feedback. Thanks for being such great guests and we look forward to welcoming you again anytime.
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Jeffrey G wrote a review Feb 2023
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Friendly, inviting, clean, wonderful. All words that describe this motel. I felt like I was at home. The pool area was a place where family and friends could spend quality time together. Rooms were spacious with many amenities. The owners/staff were accommodating and extremely friendly. I would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: A great safe and clean place to stay.
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Response from Caroline Bird, General Manager at Blue Heron Motel
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate your feedback and it makes us so happy you loved your stay. Thanks for being a great guest and we would love to welcome you again anytime.
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bexplatt wrote a review Feb 2023
Darwin, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great 2 night stay at Blue Heron and would gladly return. We chanced upon this motel last minute after deciding to stay in Mermaid Beach. The location is good - very close walking distance to the beach & restaurants. The woman at reception was lovely, and we were lucky to have everything use of a couple of push bikes which made our stay even better! The room was quiet, clean and comfortable - everything needed for a comfortable stay. The pool was sparkling clean - we can't fault Blue Heron and highly recommend a stay there - well priced for the area also.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate your kind comments and feedback. Thanks for being great guests. We hope to welcome you again in the future
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redneri23 wrote a review Jan 2023
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions7 helpful votes
WOW what a delightful surprise, it is a fabulous boutique Motel that has been renovated beautifully to a high standard. The room was light and airy with its own fridge, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and microwave. There was also cutlery, crockery and everything we needed to be self sufficient. The bed was comfortable and the shower was fabulous. The grounds were well maintained with an inviting looking pool, they had there own coffee van open each morning on site which was very handy, parking was easy and we got a spot each time we returned to the property. It was in a fabulous location a couple of streets from the beach and there were restaurants within walking distance. Although it is located on the Gold Coast Highway there was very little if any traffic noise. We will definitely stay at this Motel again it was an amazing find and I would highly recommend it to other travellers.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you for you wonderful review, we really appreciate your comments and feedback. Thanks for being such great guests and we look forward to welcoming you again anytime.
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Bernadette G wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Dear Caroline and Damien, thank you so much for a great 2 day stay. I was so in need of a sanity break and that's exactly what I got. Gorgeous room, quiet, close to Mermaid Beach and some great restaurants and shops. Very grateful. B
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Caroline Bird, General Manager at Blue Heron Motel
Responded 20 Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review and 5 star rating. We really appreciate your feedback and it was such a pleasure having you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again, thanks Caroline and Damien
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AU$123 - AU$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastMermaid Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Heron Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Heron Motel?
Nearby attractions include Putt Putt Mermaid Beach (1.2 km), Miami Marketta (1.2 km), and The Spit (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Heron Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Heron Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Heron Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Heron Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Heron Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Glenelg Public House, Little Truffle, and Etsu Izakaya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Heron Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Blue Heron Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Mermaid Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Heron Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Post Office Gallery (6.4 km).