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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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“Awesome pool!!”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We spent 5 days here and had a fabulous time!! Swimming with the fish was amazing for a hotel pool. We had a room over looking the pool, room was a good size and clean! The front desk were very nice and helpful! Easy parking, great location. Would stay again!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

As others have mentioned, the rooms are recently refurbished and very nice. We had a nice big room with a big bed and big bathroom. A nice-sized balcony gave us a partial ocean view. The wifi in the room and public areas was fast and free for members of their Rewards program (even if you only signed up that day). We attended a private celebration party in the hotel and the banquet room and food was very, very good.

When we arrived our room wasn't ready yet, but they gave us a towel & card for access to the pool. Unfortunately the pool area was 120% packed with families and kids and there was not a spare lounge chair in sight. Later I found out it was the last weekend of school holidays. A main attraction is swimming with fish in the saltwater pool, but the few fish we saw looked pretty startled. More worrying was the lack of lifeguards given the black rocks and deep & murky bottom of the pool and hidden sections of the pool in an artificial cave.

The *real* beach is just about 2 short blocks away and stunning. White sand beaches, big surf, and manned by professional lifeguards. But there's not much else around: no restaurants or other attractions in close walking distance from the hotel. This could be a problem if you don't have a car (we did not). There is a taxi booking system that never seems to actually result in a taxi coming to you. The public bus service runs right in front of the hotel pretty regularly but it's not cheap (around $4 starting fare).

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Cabarita Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We REALLY enjoyed an impromptu night away here on a "locals mini break". Just under an hour from where we live and we arrived at about 3pm and were able to get "straight into the fun" - well almost, except for some car trouble but the wonderful staff helped us out there too by calling RACQ.

The standard room with 2 x double beds was FABULOUS for our family of 3 (1 x couple + 5 year old). Bathroom was huge and we always love a dinky little set of toiletries ;-) Don't bother about paying for an ocean view room. You'll at best get ocean glimpses, but the hinterland and "city" views of Surfers are all the more impressive anyway.

Free internet in the lobby (weren't able to get free wifi working in the room even with the right codes, but that may have been user error *lol*)

We had breakfast in the hotel. At $30 for an adult, it was very priced and we only went ahead with it because our daughter was free (normally 1/2 price, but the 2nd person we spoke to when we sat down offered her for free). Hubbie had an omlette which he thoroughly enjoyed. Thought the pastries and muffins were a little on the tasteless side, but LOVED everything else. Service again was fantastic. Note though: it gets very busy and very noisy, so eat early if you can.

Swimming with the fish was so much fun. Tip: take your snorkel and mask (or goggles are fine too). Don't bother about the flippers. The other pools were great too and the spa was a dinky little set up...although because it was quite dark in that space, you did wonder about cleanliness. Most people can't find it - so we had it to ourselves!

The cocktails were very yummy (pina colada of course) and reasonably priced for a 5* hotel. Kids meal around the pool was great value too.

We ordered room service for ourselves. It was fine but not big servings and there was something on the menu to please most.

You'd park your car and enjoy the hotel and all it had to offer for probably a good 2 or 3 days before you felt the need to venture elsewhere.

Oh - and that tasty little sweet treats when we arrived into the impressive, beautiful reception venue - YUM and THANK YOU.

Marriott is 5* and it shows. If you can afford a little extra next holiday...we thoroughly recommend it!

Room Tip: Save your pennies for the cocktails and choose a standard room. They were lovely anyway! The beds...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

I liked this hotel, check in and parking were a breeze, room was nice and big and easy to work in and from a business point of view, was just that little bit out of the tourist strip that is Surfers, so handy for work.

Maybe not the greatest location for tourists who want to experience Surfers on their doorstep though.

Room Tip: The views are really nice, so high up is good.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

Firstly let it be known that you will get the best rate on the company web page. I searched all the well known discount sites and their own page offers the exact prices plus they offer many upgrade options.

I loved the location (a bit away from the heart of CBD and crowds) you can visit but the mases dont bother you or otherwise invade the resort.

The staff was great, the property very nice and the pool is the best I've ever been in. My kids loved swimming with the 100's of fish. Schools of them. The coral reef attached all the tropical fish. It was endless fun.

I will be back !

Room Tip: ask in advance and pay that little extra if need be. Travel outside school holidays for upgrades
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Address: 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#1 Spa Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#1 Family Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#1 Business Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#3 Luxury Hotel in Surfers Paradise
Price range (per night): $273 - $577
Hotel Class:5 star — Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa couples quiet luxury with spacious accommodation and intuitive service, providing an unforgettable hotel experience for guests here on the Gold Coast. Tucked amidst sparkling lagoons, white sandy beaches, and cascading waterfalls, the 216 room fully integrated resort offers amenities to please the entire family; from quiet pool zones and unique aquatic experiences to bike rentals and a new Kid's Activities Centre. The immaculately appointed hotel accommodation offers floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, and pillow top mattresses. Step out onto your balcony and revel in the beauty of your Gold Coast surroundings. Treat yourself to superb cuisine at Misono, Citrique, or Chapter & Verse bar and lounge, or book a day of pampering at Ruby Spa. Those planning events here on the Gold Coast can make use of the expansive function room space including the stylish Marriott Ballroom. Indulge, discover and explore in effortless style at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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