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“Amazing View.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surfers Aquarius

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Surfers Aquarius
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Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing View.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment on wotif at a discounted rate so were unsure of what we would get. I phoned beforehand and requested a ocean view if possible and what we got was AMAZING!! We were on the 39th floor with incredible views overlooking surfers paradise and the ocean, I didn't want to leave the room! Although it is an older Hotel is has been refurbished nicely and the apartment was spacious. Its a great location as so close to the heart of Surfers Paradise without being right in the middle of it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank NicB79
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

Iv been going here for the past 17 years. (I am 17) and I love it. My grandfather owns 2 apartments in his building (most of them are privately owned) and even tho they are not modern I love them. I'd rather a family-home vibe (rooms are huuuge!) then a small modern room. I love the pools the spas the close beach the tennis courts the views. This has been my home away from home my whole life and I love it here!

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chloemeow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

We stayed at the Surfers Aquarius and were delighted with the help from the staff and the accommodation. We had requested a 1 bed, however there are a very limited number of these so were offered a 2 bed at no additional cost (we locked the second bed). The apartment was very sizeable with fantastic views of the ocean and surrounding areas.

The hotel was within easy walking distance of the main strip for Surfers but also to the main shopping Pacific Fair etc.

The hotel had an indoor pool and spa and free underground parking.

Some fixtures are old in style but we would return to this hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank pomsbythepool
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

We stayed for 2 nights and booked a two bedroom apartment which we were very pleasantly surprised to find was near the very top of the highrise with a brilliant view the full length of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach. Having spent so long travelling around UK and Europe it was brilliant to be back in Oz were you get 'proper' sized rooms!

Room was very nice. Only minor complaint was the lack of attention to the cleaning, I found an empty pack of cigarettes and a bottle full of the used butts sitting on the balcony. Not a big deal by any stretch but evidence of the slight lack of attention that the whole building suffered a little from. As they say though, it is 40 years old so don't expect Hilton standards (mind you they aren't up to that standard themselves these days IMHO). I did laugh though when my Father-In-Law who has run resorts all over the world said he sacked staff if a customer didn't have a full jug/bottle of water in the fridge and ice in the freezer on check-in. We didn't but I wouldn't consider that a hanging offence anymore.

The pool area was lovely and access to the beach easy and convenient. Brilliant picnic and BBQ areas and tennis courts etc all in great shape. A bit of construction underway o the driveway and surrounds but at all times the guys were very corteous and helpful in letting cars and guests through.

An absolute pleasure to back in Oz were service is of such a high level.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GaryTEllis
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Main Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

My husband and I stayed at Surfers Aquarius for 3 nights recently, and to be honest the best part about the whole experience was leaving. The apartment was absolutely disgusting (10A). The carpets should be ripped up and thrown on the tip, walls etc were filthy with dirty fingerprints and food splashes etc, and we could see food scraps on the carpets where it had not been cleaned properly. It is one of the few places where you actually wipe your feet to leave! Never again!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank bob311057
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Property: Surfers Aquarius
Address: 4-12 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price range (per night): $181 - $277
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Surfers Aquarius 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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