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Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

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Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Hi everyone - quietly doing my head in trying to decide which accommodation option to go with for our visit to Broadbeach mid December - never been to Gold Coast before. We are a family with 3 teenagers and 1 five year old. Have spent hours looking at all options for 3 bed apartment but struggling to decide. Want to be close enough to walk to beach, shops, restaurants. Apartment to have nice ocean view, aircon and good resort facilities.

Options available at Carmel by the Sea, Ultra, Waves, Aria, Meriton and Mantra Sierra. Peppers/Oracle a little on the price side. Carmel looks nice, no buildings in front of it but doesn't have air con in the bedrooms and concerned that it could be hot. Ultra seems nice but have seen comments about uncomfortable pool loungers and wind noise through building. Pool seems bit small if lots of people there?? (anyone know whether sky houses at Ultra better than 3 bed apartments there?). Seems that noise could be issue at Waves and Aria, esp over weekends with night club etc?? Highway noise possible factor at Meriton and Mantra?? Verve and Air fully booked.

Would so appreciate your views on my options and if I am missing anything?? Thanks

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1. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Meriton always seems to get recommended here, good position within easy walking distance to beach, shops etc.

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2. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Peppers

Edit: sorry just read your whole post

Edited: 27 November 2011, 11:49
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Peppers

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4. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Merition Apartments would be cheaper & equally good location to Peppers.

Just make sure you ask for ocean views not highway. We have stayed numerous times & you never hear the traffic on the ocean side.

Peppers is just opposite but make sure you get the right building as I have heard the pool can be in shade all day.

The pool at the Merition is only small - regardless the beach is just 5 mins away. We are staying again in Jan.. forget the Mantra - not as good.

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5. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Mantra Sierra Grand is great. Stayed there last year in a 2 bedroom appartment and it was ideal. Great ocean views; perfect location for Pacific Fair, Jupiters Casino and the Oasis shops. Only a 5 minute walk to the surf beach. Outdoor pool was lovely and my kids enjoyed the indoor pool and the gym. Can't say anything bad about it. Reception were very helpful.

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6. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Hi there

I have had lovely stays at the - Ocean Royale - Broadbeach.

Kind Regards

Merran

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7. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

I like Oceana on Broadbeach. The beach is right in front, accessed from the grounds. Free parking, restaurants, corner shop, supermarket (Oasis) close by; pools, gym within the complex, very pleasant grounds.

I did a review last year - some pics etc. http://www.oceanaonbroadbeach.com.au/

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8. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Thank you everyone for your input. Will let you know what we eventually decide

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9. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

Also try Beach Haven Resort which is perfectly postioned with great ocean views. Ask for a 3 bedroom apartment or sub penthouse- they are very spacious and have amazing views as it positioned right in front of the ocean with nothing in front of it.

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10. Re: Which Broadbeach accommodation to choose??

I'm not sure of your exact dates, but hopefully this might be of some help (if your stay is between 9-28th December, 2011), if you are looking to book with Meriton because they're offering up to 21% off their apartments for the next 72 hours. The booking code you need to insert is "SUM21" (without the speech marks, of course!).

Good luck with your planning and have an AMAZING trip! :)

Edited: 30 November 2011, 00:28
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