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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2012

After purchasing Groupon voucher before reading reviews,my husband and I were very worried about what we had entered into,however we need not have worried.After meeting the delightful new manager Bruce ,we were soon put at ease ..he could not do enough for us.We had room 19 which is a large spotlessly clean room with a little balcony overlooking a side...

3Thank seniorcit49
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Wasn't a great stay. The staff were friendly, but the place is a hole. Wouldn't stay there again unless I didn't have another choice. Bed was average. Minimal facilities. Definitely not worth the full charge price. Only up sides were how quiet it was and the location.

3Thank horacegodfrey
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We paid $65 nt on a voucher deal. At this price you get what you pay for... A tired room, uncomfortable bed, unappetizing breakfast. On a positive note aircon worked & staff were friendly. Overall, you would not want to pay anywhere near the rack rate but if you can get it cheap & you are after backpacker style accommodation...

4Thank jetlagciti
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I was absolutely appalled and disgusted by this motel. The coupon was purchased by my friend through 'Why Pay Full Price' and given that she had used a similar deal before and stayed in a resort, we were expecting the same standard. The weekend was meant to be a relaxing time away from home (only an hour away) where we...

3Thank Blossbob
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2012

When we found active stays we were at our wits end trying to find dog friendly accomodation in surfers, we were overjoyed just to find somewhere that would allow pets. They have a secure yard area and we were able to leave our dog for the day while we checked out the usual surfers paradise tourist sights. The staff were...

1Thank Sammy W
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2012

We stayed 2 nights using the voucher we purchased off Scoopon. We weren't expecting anything fancy as it was at a motel. Upon arrival we received a bottle of wine and a fruit plate, it said cheese plate on the voucher but we much preferred the fruit. I shared a room with my friend for 2 nights and it was...

Thank AusTravellers88
Reviewed 16 January 2012

I don't know why people say so many bad things about this place. Usually I stay at Sofitel 5 star. But I had a scoopon for the price scoopon people paid they have no right to ( in my opinion) to say bad stuff. You paid $125 for 2 nights accom, continental bfast, a Bottle of wine and cheese on...

1Thank Awesometripmaster
Reviewed 15 January 2012

We stayed here using the $125/2N Scoopon. It was our first weekend away, and we had no problems. The value for money was fantastic. For $62.50 a night, you wouldn't even be able to get a private room in a backpackers hotel, and that's with a shared bathroom! We received so much for our $125, the 2 nights in an...

Thank GJ5610
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2011

A copy of the complain I sent to Scoopon... I purchased the 2 night stay at Active Stays on Mermaid beach. It was ment to be a romantic getaway for me and my girl for our anniversary. To market this place as a "Incredible retreat package" is disgusting and nothing short of a lie! "Want to relax? Just lounge by...

3Thank WorthyTravels
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Just had a great weekend with my mother at Active Stays in Mermaid Beach, thanks to the friendly guys Bruce and Michael and the fantastic value of the deal I found through Scoopon. I was thrilled with what I received for $125.00, with 2 nights and heaps of extras including a bonus bottle of lovely wine and a cheese plate...

4Thank robyn w

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Active Stays provides budget accommodation for runners, cyclists, surfers, life savers or anyone else looking to participate or spectate in the wide range of sports and activities available on the Gold Coast. Offering exceptional value, our rooms are priced on the basis of the earlier you book, the less you pay and periods of high demand such as school holidays cost more than less popular periods. We have 19 clean, comfortable, air-conditioned rooms only 300 metres from Mermaid Beach and are close to major shopping, sporting and entertainment venues. Active Stays is fully non-smoking and we have a limited number of pet-friendly and family rooms. Guest parking, continental breakfast & WiFi internet are all available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Active Stays Motel

Address: 2481 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Mermaid Beach
Hotel Class:2 star — Active Stays Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Active Stays Motel Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
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“Don't book to stay here...”
  • Mismatched dirty coffee/tea facility
  • Fixtures falling apart/floor hazard
  • More mould...
  • Mould in bathroom
  • Dirty Smeared Mirror and tiles
  • Water marks from room above
  • The other dirty pillow
  • Dirty Pillow
 of 5 bubbles HollieR902, 3 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Choose a good room by not staying at AS”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewH41, 8 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Make sure you go to trip advisor before you book any room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Christine123_12, 9 Aug 2012 | Read review
“To be honest I don't think any room would be better than the next.”
  • This is the view of the yard from the room
  • The room power point looked extremely dangerous
  • This is the shower in the bathroom which was disgusting
 of 5 bubbles Sarah_JaneC242, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Don't always judge a place by bitter reviews, and fight for your rights if the place falsely advertises if you're feeling ripped off”
 of 5 bubbles Zjana, 27 Jun 2012 | Read review
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