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Ipanema Resort Apartments
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Will Be back, very soon”
Reviewed 12 July 2011

At first i was a little hesitant to book when ready all the reviews. I am very happy that i did book as my family and I had a wonderful time. The apartment was very clean, had everything we needed. Staff were very friendly and were happy to assist with everything we need. I would recommend Ipanema to everyone.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Ipanema is dirty, poorly maintained with second rate amenities. This is a three star hotel not a luxury resort. The apartment had only two towels and a thin grotty bedcover. The air conditioning was too noisy to use. The ceilings were so low that you could touch them. In some areas of the apartment my partner could not stand up as his head hit the ceiling. The pool area is falling apart with very slippery tiles installed. Avoid Ipanema for a family hoilday.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

My partner and I stayed here over the prior to the Easter break for three nights and were disgusted by the general lack of cleanliness and minimal amenities provided.

The bedroom
No blanket on the bed. Just a sheet and quilt cover. The quilt cover did not stay on the bed for long as it was wet, had stains on it and stunk like it hadn't been laundered in some years.
And there was a second bedroom.. without a door.. consisting of a bed and a stained mattress protector on it. It weirded me out a little.

The bathroom
The dirtiest shower curtain I've ever seen in my life. It was brown with mould, and the shower rail was rusty. Exhaust fan was ineffective and water just ended up all over the bathroom floor. There were no extra towels; just two bath towels, one bath mat and one hand towel. No face washer, hair towels, beach/pool towels. And if you want to ask reception for extra towels, they'll charge you.

The kitchen
Stayed three nights and they had only given us one sachet of dishwasher detergent and one sachet of handwashing detergent.. and there were only two bowls and two glasses. There was no housekeeping.

The Balcony
The balcony had an excellent view and had some awesome afternoon sun-age. However, the air conditioner unit was on the balcony, and it was extremely unpleasant to have the a/c on when sitting on the balcony.

The Living Room
Couch was disgusting. It was broken, and there was a huge gap between the back of the couch, and the seat. Very uncomfortable. Lots of stains.

The Gym/Pool/Spa/Sauna
Treadmill did not work and there was no out of order sign or indication that it was being fixed.
The pool was lovely and warm.
The spa was too warm. And too chlorinated.
The sauna was excellent.

The Internet Kiosk
I needed to print some 20 pages, reception quoted me $4, end up costing $10.

Given the availability of accommodation in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, I would urge visitors to this area to stay elsewhere. I booked this place based on previous reviews on Trip Advisor, all which were very positive. This place is cheap, lacking in amenities and dirty.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2011

This hotel has an excellent view, 1min to bus stop, bus every 5 min to Seaworld and Shopping Centre. The best hotel we stayed during our visit to Australia.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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sydney
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2010

recently stayed at the Ipanema, had the best holiday with my family in 4 years
staff were great and always very helpful
had a problem with the dryer and with small children you need one, staff got it fixed within a day.
would recommend Ipanema to everyone

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2010

We have just stayed at this resort recently and I was quite disappointed in it really. We have 3 small children so we booked a 2bdrm apartment. Usually when you book a 2bdrm apartment you expect 1 apartment with 2 bedrooms but not Ipanema's. They have one outside door with a laundry and 2 separate apartments inside. One with the main and lounge/kitchen and the other with 2 single beds and a bathroom/kitchenette with big heavy SQUEEKY doors between them. Really impractical for small children! In and out and in and out etc etc. There was also several faults with our apartment like sliding doors not being able to be locked or completely jammed that you can't open them, kitchen cabinet doors practically hanging off and looks like they've been that way for a long time and a faulty dryer that keeps turning itself off. Front desk didn't seem to care too much about the faults either. The bed in the main bedroom is also hard as a rock. Wouldn't stay here ever again and wouldn't recommend it to family/friends.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

I have just returned from staying at the Ipanema Resort. Had a wonderful 13 days and enjoyed every minute. It is my third time I stayed at the Ipanama. The locality is brilliant with public transport right on your doorstep. Its only a 20min walk on the beach to Cavill Mall and a 20min walk in the other direction to Pacific Fair (brilliant shopping as is Robina). I was on the 10th floor and my apartment was very clean, tidy and I will continue to always stay here. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Ipanema Resort Apartments
Address: 2865 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ipanema Resort Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All our apartments at Ipanema Surfers Paradise offer great views of the hinterland, Nerang River and the ocean. This unique holiday building is located on the beach side of the Gold Coast Highway, between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. ... more   less 
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