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Surfers City Motel
Ranked #29 of 31 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed 11 June 2011

Great place to stay for one night, especially if you're not going to spend much time in your room.

Good location, room had tiny tv with poor reception and dead batteries in remote. Can be a little noisy.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2011

We wanted a cheap room to stay in while in Surfers Paradise, this fit the bill perfectly.

The locaion is fantastic, only a short stroll to Cavill Ave and a block back from the beach. The room was clean but very basic. No phone, no aircon (ceiling fan though) and a tiny tv. We didn't mind the basic nature of the motel but being that the weather was 30+ degrees we were sweltering without aircon. Location is adjacent to a carpark that is very busy all night and was quite noisy (especially as it was hot without aircon and we had to sleep with the balcony door open).

If you want to spend some leisure time in your hotel this is not the place to stay, however if you just want somewhere to sleep for the night while you go out and enjoy the Gold Coast, this motel is perfect. Cheap and (slightly) cheerful!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Grafton NSW
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

Whilst the tariff is reasonable, DO NOT agree to sleeping more than the number of people in a room than there is PERMANENT beds available. I.E. DO NOT let management talk you into placing folding/temporary beds into the rooms. The folding beds are bloody shocking no matter what the price of the room. The noise from other motel residents and from the adjoining car park until all hours of the morning is unbearable. If you can afford it pay a little bit more and enjoy your stay somewhere else on the Gold Coast.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2010

You really get what you pay for with this place. My friends and I stayed a couple of nights and still laugh about it to this day. Its clearly aimed at backpackers or those on a budget.
The rooms were clean enough, and the feeling of the shaggy carpet on our feet was memorable. The staff were also... interesting.

The real value here is the location. You're close to Cavill Ave, metres away from the shops and restaurants. The beach is also close by. Free parking provided and a swimming pool.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 20 April 2009

Spent a couple of nights at this iconic Surfers Paradise landmark of faded glories and kitsch fun. Simple and almost kitsch is a great way to describe this place, a basic motel right in the middle of Surfers Paradise. Stayed in a double bed room that was family room sized – no complaints there. Fairly basic, but that suits the star rating/price. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Décor is very 70s with shagpile-esque carpet and brick veneer. The motel was pretty full and loud, with quite a few sporting groups on mad Monday trips. Again, not surprising, and not a problem either – it’s not like the walls were paper thin. Basic amenities, decent amount of car parking. Overall, nothing flash, but good value.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Surfers City Motel
Address: 3314 Surfers Paradise Bvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #29 of 31 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 34
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Surfers City Motel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia

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