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“Great views - rooms not quite what we expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Chateau Beachside

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Chateau Beachside
Brisbane
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great views - rooms not quite what we expected”
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Excellent views - nothing between the hotel and the ocean and we caught sight whales while we were there. Right next to the beach, surfers stores and restaurants but also the bars which wasn't so good past midnight (unless of course the bars are why you are there). On the whole, very run down - even the view isn't compensation enough for the poor quality of accommodation considering there are much more up to date properties very close by for a similar rate.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

There are many reasons to stay at this hotel. Early check-in, late check-out, lovely pool area, nice restaurant on the ground floor and of course the fabulous views over Main and Surfers Beaches out to the ocean. I would love to give this hotel more than 2 stars, particularly because the staff are so nice but there is just no getting around the terrible condition of the rooms. Think three stars and you're probably doing them a favour. The rooms are in desperate need of renovation. Having said that, if you're just looking for somewhere to get your head down after a good night out this is an option to consider. Having a room that you have to make do with, rather than enjoy probably isn't worth the few dollars you would save going elsewhere.

Room Tip: Call and ask for early check in and late check out - small extra charge but worth
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

WOW is all you can say when you enter the unit and look at the view.
We just stayed 4 nights in a 1 b/r appt. We will admit after reading some of the reviews , we were slightly worried. Yes, it may be an older complex , however we could not fault it. On arrival the reception was 5 star with the friendliest attitude. The unit was spacious , clean and modern.
Talk about a Loo with a View. This is unbeatable. The cafe / bar downstairs was excellent. Only a short walk to Orchid Ave & Cavill Mall. We could not fault the Chateau.
Our comment is dont hesitate to stay at the Chateau. Not sure what is wrong with those who wrote bad reviews as our experience was 5 Star with the affordability of a 3.
Thank you to all at the Chateau Beachside.

:) We will be back.

Room Tip: All rooms have ocean views. We were on level 18 and the views were spectacular
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Port Macquarie, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Chateau Beachside Apartments is exactly what it says, if i was a little younger i might have been able to throw a rock onto main beach in surfers paridise from my room. I stayed there with my wife in room 1505 a queen studio apartment, i had to have a double take when the very helpfull receptionist told me $89.00 a night (August 27 2012) including security parking, i thought she meant $89.00 each but no it was for the 2 of us, unbelievable value in the heart of surfers.
The Apartments where large, airy and spotlessly clean, full size kitchen, dining and lounge with big lcd tv and dvd player, the television incorporates foxtell with a large range of local tv programes.
the view from our room was east north east and during the day nothing short of sensational and of a night absolutely breathtaking. if you want value for money in the heart of surfers paradise right on the beach i highly recomend Chateau Beachside, follows is a brief account of what Chateau Beachside offers it's guests.

DVD players in all rooms
Complimentary DVD Hire (over 100 titles)
Free WiFi (50mb/day) - hot spots inc reception & public areas
Kindle E-Book Daily Hire
Laptop Computer Daily Hire
Overnight or single night stays for each room style
Very, very competitive room rates for all room styles
Plus plenty more to come

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Been several times always been excellent never had a problem with service or issues with room great customer service every time. Perfect spot close too resturants and easy access too all bus services and have Information on parks and activities for the whole family. Worth while visit for all ages catered for

  • Stayed August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Did some research and comparsion before we decide to stay here. Paid $490 for a studio for 6 nights. Our request for early check in at additional $15 was totally worth it if you got an early flight to Gold Coast. I requested for a high level and yes! Was given the highest level at 18th. Stayed at room 1806 and the view was fantastic! Everything was clean and proper unlike those poor reviews. It wasnt rowdy too. Front desk staffs were also friendly and helpful. Location was great! Eateries and stores were just there, walking distance to cavill ave where all the malls and good stuff are. Totally enjoyed my stay at chateau and I love i so much! Im gonna come back again next year.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Chateau Beachside is conveniently located only a short stroll from cavill avenue, and right across the street from the beach. I have taken my kids here and they loved it!! It is excellent value for money and has a pool, spa, sauna, tennis court, games room and small play area for the kids. Although it may look a little outdated, the service has been excellent both times we have stayed and the rooms are very clean. The rooms have kitchen facilities, comfy beds, decent television and a dvd player. The resort also offers secure underground carpark facilities. The views are excellent!! This is a great place to stay with the family or for hitting the clubs, located in the heart of surfers paradise. Definately reccomend staying here on your next trip to the Gold Coast.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Chateau Beachside
Address: Corner The Esplanade And Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 122 Speciality Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chateau Beachside 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chateau Beachside Resort is the ideal location for your next relaxing getaway. Only one block North of Cavill Mall, The Chateau Beachside is located in the heart of the shopping, dining and entertainment precinct. Featuring 3.5 Star rated facilities and the world famous sandy shores of Surfers Paradise just metres away, you're sure to find what you are looking for right here!Situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, all units have spectacular ocean views of the famous Surfers Paradise beach below. ... more   less 
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