The Costa D'Ora apartments are wonderful value for money. I couldn't say "no" when the deal on offer was $300 less for a 10 night stay than anywhere else we could find. I have to say that I approached the front door with trepidation - worrying that "you get what you pay for". I'm relieved to say that it was excellent value for money and light and airy.
I don't want to lead potential guests astray. The apartment was compact and the decor not super modern. However the owners have done a lot to make our stay comfortable. There was a new-style couch, Foxtel TV on a flat screen, the kitchen was well stocked with modern cutlery, plates, pots/pans etc and nice new bedside lights. Whenever we needed something such as grater or vege peeler there was one in the drawer. It's nice when holidaying with kids to have a washer and dryer in the room and they both worked well. We didn't really need the aircon, but it worked just fine the one time we turned it on.
One nice touch on our street facing apartment was the mature garden, which meant we were looking out on greenery on both sides. There is a vacant lot to one side, but we couldn't see it.
When I first saw the pool I did think: "yikes that's small". But it was deep and we used it quite a few times and enjoyed ourselves. The pool/bbq area was really well designed and relaxing. It was nice to eat down there because there was plenty of room to spread out.
The Costa D'ora is literally a few minutes walk to a patrolled beach. It is less than five minutes walk to the nearest 24-hour store and about 10 minutes from the centre of Surfer's Paradise.
Bus stops on the Gold Coast Highway (direct to the Coolangatta Airport and theme parks) are about three minutes walk away.
Our last apartment in Surfer's Paradise looked okay, but smelled bad. I can report that everything at the Costa D'ora was spotlessly clean and it passed the smell test from my children who have very sensitive noses. Well done to management and cleaners.
As other reviewers have said, this is a gem.
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