A Wonderful place to stay in my latest visit to Surfers. I got a Studio apartment with a great view of Q1, the beach and the Nerang river. Room consisted of a bathroom with shower over bath, hair dryer, common separate Laundry with Washer and dryer, balcony overlooking the views and swimming pool area. Very comfortable bed, kitchenette with Microwave, medium bar fridge, cooktop, a sink, cutlery, glasses and cookery for 2. The was a walk in wardrobe to hang clothes and fold and stack clothes swell, Great aircond that has a central control panel on the wall, a good sized LCD TV with all the digital channels + a number of Foxtel Movie channels, Nick, News, Fox Sports 1,2,3, I must say that the Tv stand used in the room is typical of ones used in Gold Coast apartments/hotels its not tall enough to prop up a LCD tv to be appreciated its too low down to the ground i think. The room also has a foot stool that had seen better days it was ripped to shreds, also the carpets in parts of the room has seen better days, with parts discoloured in a rusty colour such as under the side stand next to the bed. The lighting in room is varied the main light is weak, i found out that by switching the lights above the bed made the room much more brighter, also the lighting above the kitchenette is poor, its seems the light switch or the light bulb above the exhaust fan on top of the cook top had broken or blown. The Garbage disposal station on level 6 is broken the shute when you pull it pulls all the way, also the shower over bath water can escape out the rear of the bath tiled surface and drip onto the bathroom floor eventually creating a riverette towards the drain near the bathroom vanity thus drenching the tiled floor eventually over night after a overnight use of the shower. There is outside noises from the main entry door as this was a Studio B room with a common entryway with a bigger 'A' room, so when someone enters the common door way the opening and closing of the common door and sub A and B doors could be heard. The resort has 3 bodies of water a big sized oddly shaped pool that can be technically be a lap pool, it was not as heated, but as you body adapts to the temp of the main pool you will find the main pool to be comfortable to refreshing during the day and nighttimes, the depth markings are not placed everywhere on the pool but the pool gets deeper than the marking of 1.3m, I reckon it was 1.6m deep. The other body of water was a Roman bath that was heated its was around 45cm deep, it was a good pool to sit in on a cold night to warm up and 3rd water body was a Spa, which was quite warm and foamy suds often developed like the water had soap in it. The was a sauna which i had no idea how to start it and how to turn on the light there was not much instructions, (The locals knew how to work it as i observed during my visits to the pool), a small Gym with a handful of Gym equipment, a nice BBQ area with glass outdoor tables, The BBQ is a real Perm BBQ without the Drip hole that is found in many other Parks, Hotels and Accoms around the Gold Coast. Then the was the grassed areas that looked like they could host weddings and parties, they were manicured so well, also there is a side gate to take you to Wharf Rd and thus the beach, also this side path i can foresee as being a great entry way for wedding processions, so the bridal party could enter via Wharf Road and the alter could be around the BBQ area, the Gardening along the side pathway was impressive, Presentation back in the day must have been top notch, i could image that the grassed areas being cordoned off for wedding tents. The Ipanema Resort has history written all over it from its current form there is a conference room, outdoor eating area, that seems to have gone disused for years now, the presentation of the lobby and the grounds is still top notch and i can see Limousines and prestige cars exit the Gold Coast Hwy on to the grand drive way of the IPanema. The iPanema must have been a grand hotel in the past there is plenty of under cover parking enough for a conference and hotel guests and the top floor pent house(s) i would assume would of gotten a Celebrity or two in the past. I guess it is important for owners of these apartments to keep the appearance of this great facility top notch, anyway great staff, the bus stop configuration has changed since the light rail works the north bound bus stop exists but the south bound Gold Coast Hwy bus stop is moved 500m south walk towards 2nd Ave or 500m north where Surfers Bvd and GC Hwy split, The alternative stop would be the 750 Seawold/Pac fair Bus and that stop is on old Burleigh Road or Surf Parade.
Def will stay again.
- 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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- Ipanema Resort Apartments Hotel Surfers Paradise
- Ipanema Hotel Surfers Paradise
- Ipanema Resort Apartments Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia