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Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel

281 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225 Australia
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Palm Springs Meets the gold coast, Bilinga's Newest Boutique Hotel Channelling inspiration from its mid-century roots, Tessa's on the Beach is a stylish example of a palm-springs style holiday destination, situated in Bilinga, on Queensland's shimmering Gold Coast. This inspired, 15-room beach-side hotel has been renovated and designed to pair classic Palm Springs style, with a modern Australian edge. Conveniently situated just 2 kilometres from the Gold Coast Airport, and with ample restaurants, bars, and tourist sites in close proximity, Tessa's on the Beach is perfectly located to enjoy bustling, coastal life.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Car park
Breakfast available
Water sport equipment rentals
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Seating area
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars

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281 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225 Australia
Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel
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Aviva B wrote a review Mar 2024
Gold Coast, Australia219 contributions116 helpful votes
The staff were amazing!! They went out of their way to help arranging dinner & breakfast too- l found being shown to the room & offering assistance with carrying luggage went above & beyond for 100% good service also. The bathroom had nice tiolettries in it & the bed was so comfortable so I slept well. Only thing I could fault was the drinks in the fridge - & food available was more expensive than other places I've stayed but as no shops were still open when I arrived in the evening & required a refreshing drink of spring water with the pizza I got there for my dinner I can probably overlook it that it was $5 charged to my card for it as well as paying separately for dinner which wasn't as cheap as I've paid before but much easier than ordering Uber eats or a delivery service quite possibly..
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: As I arrived on public transport in the dark, alot harder than driving a car!! Get a taxi or Uber...
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K&K wrote a review Jan 2024
Ubud, Indonesia2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tessa’s On The Beach! It certainly is Palm Springs meets the Gold Coast … we loved all the quirkiness! The bed was very comfortable, the staff were all very friendly / helpful. Great AC and ceiling fan …. will definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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drjeannecarpenter wrote a review Dec 2023
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
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Great spot right on the beach. We booked a room for us and our 15yo son. The single chair that folds out to a bed isn’t at all ideal for people over 5ft 7inches and you can’t sleep on the small couch. The mattress on the kingsize bed is firm. Quite expensive at $600 for the night.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The room for 3 with ocean view only sleeps 2 adults and a child aged 6 to 12
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Brooke Penny wrote a review Oct 2023
Gisborne, New Zealand22 contributions6 helpful votes
The complimentary breakfast when booking direct was probably the best part of our stay, along with the super comfortable bed and beachfront position. We had to check-in late, due to a last minute change of plans due to the Byron Bay bushfires. Unfortunately this situation seemed to raise suspicion of card fraud with the Hotel Manager, due to booking so late in the evening? Overall, a good airport hotel on the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be aware, there is airplane noise and the standard rooms are small
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Chris M wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Oh dear what a disappointment this is just a cheap flag in painted white with cactus in pots and an old combos outside Trying very hard to be retro and failing Way too close to where the planes land so they are literally next to the building as they come down No coffee shop or any facilities close by Just dreadful I wouldn’t mind so much except it was also expensive Don’t bother
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scott Y wrote a review Apr 2023
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
We were really happy here and added another day to our trip for it. We had an oceanfront room. Looking out the window at the sunrise was great, and the beach was very lightly occupied in our area. - We loved getting breakfast boxes from the bar every morning with pastries, juice, yogurt, and fruit. - The staff was friendly and helpful for all our questions and requests - free bike hire to ride up and down the strip - liked the modern decor in the room
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Date of stay: April 2023
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belinda wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney131 contributions23 helpful votes
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The best thing about Tessa’s is it’s location right on the beach. We stayed in an Island Breeze Queen room which was located to the side of the beach front rooms, only steps from the beach. There was a cute little beachfront area with lounge chairs, hammocks and post beach shower, bordered by cacti and frangipani. The beach front rooms would be lovely (but expensive) as you could open your door for the direct ocean breeze. My stay was enjoyable and comfortable. however, I do think it is way overpriced for what you get but we did stay during the Christmas New Year period and it was the most affordable of the available accommodation on the Gold Coast last minute (post covid all Gold Coast hotels seem way over for what you get). This is a very old motel that has been renovated, slapped on a coat of paint with a few hit and miss design features. The magnesium pool was lovely to swim in, the painted design on driveway was cool, cacti dotted around the property and the beachfront lounge area relaxing. But our room didn’t have any windows only a sliding door, so we couldn’t enjoy an outlook from our room and it was kind of dark. Both the shower and bedroom had glossy floor tiles that were slippery when wet, not ideal in the a beachfront location. But better than carpet. Incorporating a more cohesive and stylish design with a few more upscale features in the rooms and around the motel would elevate the feel and help to over look the older bones. Bikes were available to hire which is a great idea, as it would be perfect to ride along the esplanade right at the door step up to Tugun or down to Kirra. Just need a selection of kids bikes too (especially during the school holidays). The on-site bar is a nice idea as there isn’t anything within immediate walking distance. Undercover parking is available and while busy we always got a spot. You don’t really need to have a car as it is super easy to get the 700 or 760 bus with the Bilinga beach SLSC bus stop is right at the door step. I found public transport excellent on the Gold Coast, with regular buses you can travel easily up and down the coast. On check out we got the 760 bus from right out front and were at the airport in minutes. Having said that being so close to the airport you do get aircraft noise.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dana Reid, Marketing at Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel
Responded 14 Feb 2023
Hi Belii Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review of Tessa’s on the Beach. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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NRD wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Real stinker of a place to stay. Basically an old motel. Very below par accom. The price is a joke for what it is. Not convenient to any shops and has loud planes going over. Stay in a proper hotel. One of the worst places I’ve stayed in my life.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
AU$271 - AU$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastBilinga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Snapper Rocks (4.4 km), Coolangatta Beach (4.0 km), and Kirra Beach (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balboa Italian Restaurant, Gallura Italian, and Bondi Grill'e Steakhouse & Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Bilinga.
Does Tessa's On The Beach Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.