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“Would not bother - Nice Apartments - Terrible Location!”

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Surf Club Apartments
Reviewed 6 October 2010

We were recommended Marcoola by a friend! That was our first big mistake!
The area is very underdeveloped & lacks a Queensland seaside resort feel. It reminded me of Victoria's Mornington Penninsula - Dromana front beach - all about scrubby, bushy foreshore reserves & not much else.

Once we located the beach (it can't be seen unless you are actually on it!) it was lovely! But the planes taking off overhead (the Sunshine Coast airport is approx 1km away!) made it a truly charmless experience. The hotel pool was equally disappointing - cold & tiny!

The apartment was lovely, spacious & nicely decorated, with all amenities - except heating & cooling!

The major issue we had was the noise of the other residents! We could here every footstep, toilet trip, flush, shower & conversation!

After 2 nights of no sleep the management gave into my begging & let me check out early with some $ refunded. We moved on to bigger & better things!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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5448, Manager at Surf Club Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2011

It is unfortunate that your friends recommendation of holidaying at Marcoola didn't suit your needs.
The quiet ,low density location of Marcoola is what appeals to many people that want to holiday away from the hustle and bustle. The unspoilt reserves along the beach attract familes and people who don't want to holiday amongst the crowds and high rises, and therefore provides an alternative to "Surfers Paradise" type areas.
Airport noise is minimal.Flights only operate between 10am and 9pm and 30 seconds of aircraft noise is all thats heard.
Our establishment features 2 pools for guest usage.1 pool is heated during the cooler winter months and guests are directed to the location of the heated pool on check-in.
All apartments feature ceiling fans,some have air conditioning. All units have heating- although at the time of your stay, would not have been required.
Your refund on early departure was a mutual agreement, and was the best resolution for both parties.

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Additional Information about Surf Club Apartments

Address: 63-69 Marcoola Esp, Marcoola, Queensland 4564, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Marcoola
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Marcoola
Price Range: £120 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf Club Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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