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Focus Apartments
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Reviewed 16 February 2007

Hello,

First off, i have to say that Focus Apartments was the best holiday resort we have ever stayed at, we have been all around Australia, the UK & Europe & just hadn't found a place as value-for-money as Focus. Myself, My Husband, My teenage Son & My 2 Small Daughters stayed here for 7 nights in September 2006 (we stayed during the school holiday period) & even though the area & apartments were buzzing, busy & bustling, we still found that the area was quiet, safe & private. Before we arrived, we didn't really know what to expect, we were driving for 4 hours to arrive at Focus from our hometown & believe me, we were tired! we wanted to relax, and to our great surprise, relaxation was the first thing we did. in the outdoor carpark there was ample room for many cars & when we arrived at reception (around 2pm), the staff were extremely friendly & were willing to help. Also, there is Underground parking for the Guests once booked in & they were big, allocated parking spaces (more like a garage) because each area had its own door so our car was extremely secure. When we rang to book our room for the Hotel we specifically asked for a higher floor with a sea view & sure enough we were placed on the 26th floor with a spectacular view over the beach! (we'd reccomend booking early for this oppurtunity). we arrived in our apartment & were ecstatic about the spacious bedrooms, kitchen & living area. also, there was free Foxtel so we had the kids settled. My husband & myself stayed in the ensuite bedroom & were delighted with the view! By the way, each bedroom has a balcony! we got a great view of the beach & the city. my 2 daughters had their own bedroom which was also large with a luxurious view over the balcony & my teenage son, had a pull out sofa bed in his own room with a balcony. the main balcony though was the best, we couldnt believe how great it was! we could see from southport through to coolangatta with that view!
what was also good though was the fantastic nighttime view we got from the balconys, the entire city lighting up, the atmosphere was great! also, location for this place is great too, we were a 5 minute walk from the main strip, Cavill Avenue & literally, right across the road from the beach! the ammenities in the apartment were also great, there was only one set of tongs though & they were broken, but believe me - that is a small price to pay when its such great budget, luxury accomodation. the pool was also great (not too crowded either). it was beautifully heated & the spa was also good. the childrens lawn & play area was also a highlight. the gym also has an erray of equipment (which my son found useful!) & the people were all so friendly. One night we decided on going down to have a BBQ together with another couple from our floor (fantastic new friends) & we were delighted at just how big the BBQ area was, it could fite 6 families in there at once & there is privacy areas too. The BBQ area is set on the lawn under some pacific palm trees & gives off a great ambience & the view at night time as you look up into the big city lights was simply overwhelming. there is also an affordable bistro downstairs near the Pool Area which is sure to impress. There is also a Basketball Court & Tennis Court in the grounds (which im sure you will love).

Honestly, we do not have one complaint - best Holiday Experience we ever had!!

I would reccomend this place to you, if you would like some more information you may email me, i will be glad to help & i hope this review was of some use to you.

Focus Apartments, Gold Coast Rules!!

Stayed: September 2006
9  Thank Divabiz
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Reviewed 30 December 2006

We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment within minutes of entering the place we all had black feet. The apartment was filthy! We spent our first night cleaning the place.
We told the manager who admited that the cleaners had been a problem in the past but they have now fixed this and it might be that our apartment was overlooked. We found the staff were not very helpful at all.
The place looks very flashy on the website but when you get there it looks nothing like the photos. The only things going for it is the view, the pool and bbq area.
This was definately not 4 star and we will not be staying here ever again.

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled with family
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4  Thank singhfam
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Reviewed 9 November 2006

what a shock !! 2 star not 4, had amazing views but as soon as we walked in the door all we could see was dirty finger prints all over mirrors and glass tables, all glasses had lipstick on them knifes and folks with jam and left over food, there was was hair every where in both dirty tired bathroom and on bed ,knickers and sox left their from the last people and the the floor was gritty with dirt and sand,smoke butts on the balcony the list just goes on ....do they clean them in between guests?
we are not fussy people just normal family with three kids i did not expect to have to clean our appartment for two hours when we arrive as the didn't even really try to put it right, just replaced a dirty pllow case and a rusty knife,
you will need to take cleaner, toilet paper, dishwashing power degerent etc

is it worth it,no

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled with family
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4  Thank nalaboo
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Reviewed 6 September 2006

We arrived at 10pm and waited for the key to our level 6 unit to be brought to us. The person with the key told us he had just been up to the unit and it hadn't been cleaned, so would we mind waiting while he tidied up.....he would have had since 10am that morning. We went and had something to eat and returned 30 minutes later and the unit was reasonably clean.

Promises were made of a cleaner to attend the following day to clean the whole apartment. As the cleaner never arrived I believe this whole episode was just a charade to do a last minute tidy up for us.

The TV reception consisted of black and white dots. A message left for the owner resulted in no reply. It seems there are units managed by Focus themselves and others by private owners. With the Focus managed units you can go to reception with any problems, but you cant do this with private units and telephone calls can just be ignored, like ours.

It was a nice unit and complex though apart from the lack of attention to our non working tv and the cleaning charade.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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4  Thank Bootscooter2
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Reviewed 13 February 2006

Hideo Ho!
I stayed with 5 other chicks in a 3 bedroom appartment, level 19, at the FOCUS right on the beach, lovely pool & well kept grounds, good facilities.
When we arrived, the main bedroom was good, big wardrobe, ensuite, 2nd bedroom also good, smaller wardrobe, big balcony, I got to my room & it was no joke a little bigger than the bathroom. It just squeezed in 2 beds with no wardrobe & a small bedside box.
My roomie was going to get an early night but when she turned down the sheets, it looked like someone had just been sleeping in the bed.
No extra blankets, very strong cross breeze, most of the dishes wern't washed properly, freezer & fridge smelt like old cabbage.
The day we checked out the rude front desk woman had to check the room (cash bond) and we left it in a decent state. She "reckoned" it was so messy that it would require "extra cleaning." So that was just a way to scam $50 out of us for no reason. We didnt break anything.. isnt that what the bond covers??!
Besides that the location was very nice, i asked for sea views & got them (probably cause there were hardly any people staying when we got there). Over all, this 4 star Apartment centre really only deserves 2.
If you'd like to see photos of the view, please email me.
- Elissa

5  Thank Elkers
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