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Nice Hotel for Beach Weekend

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Nice Hotel for Beach Weekend

I want to book a hotel for a beach weekend on the gold coast with my son before he starts university. I am interested in a very nice updated hotel to chill by the pool. Considering the Hilton, Sheraton and Sofitel. Is one better than the rest?

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1. Re: Nice Hotel for Beach Weekend

We've stayed at the Marriott in Surfer's Paradise before - it's lovely and the pool is fabulous. They have fish in a section of the pool and you can go snorkeling with them.

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2. Re: Nice Hotel for Beach Weekend

Of the properties you've listed, Sheraton is the standout, established, good product and strong reputation.

Sofitel is not a bad product by any means but getting a better reputation for their F&B, more so than their rooms.

Hilton is the newcomer to the game, and whilst I enjoyed a one night stay during the soft opening, it hasn't been around long enough to have a reputation of any sort.

Prices up there are quite indicative of their respective products in the market on a given day, but should the fluctuations bring the rates along similar range, Id choose the Sheraton for a traditional styled hotel.

Edited: 07 August 2013, 05:50
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My favourite is the Sheraton Mirage. I was there last weekend & the hotel has recently been renovated & is now lovely. The Sheraton is the only hotel on the Gold Coast which is oceanfront. All the others you have to cross roads to get to the beach.

My review below - sorry pics not done yet.


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4. Re: Nice Hotel for Beach Weekend

I agree with the Sheraton suggestion provided the room you get has been updated. Consider also Peppers @ Broadbeach for ultra modern. The Sofitel hasn't got much of a pool area really.

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