It was our first trip to Gold Coast - in fact it was our first trip as a family with young kids going overseas....and this time it was even with our extended family!!!
We arrived fairly early in the morning - sometime before 10am and there was a slight queue at the small reception that was surprisingly manned by only one person. But this one person, Lynn - was SUPER! She managed the queue well and even in the hectic situation she managed to calmly explain to us the facilities of the hotel etc...a great beginning.
Another plus point was that as we were travelling in a party of 3 families, our request for the 3 rooms to be on the same floor was met - although understandably at that hour we only had one room ready for check-in which we did not mind to wait for the other two. Because the room turned out to be SO HUGE!!! Fully equipped with a sufficient kitchenette, (Microwave oven, fridge, stove,pots, pans, plates, cutleries etc included!) a large living room and a huge jacuzzi....and the view we had - was so magnificent!
Yes, we did feel the building an its interior and furnishings were a bit old, but it felt cosy and just like feeling at home - though our home does not have its own Jacuzzi! (Jacuzzi a bit too noisy and it did scare my kids)
Location wise - very convenient and Belinda and most of the staff were ever willing to help out with suggestions on things to do and how to get there....and their advice were all spot on! Its also a stroll away from the main surfers paradise area....so it was cool.
And there were plenty of convenient stores, supermarkets (Woolworths etc) to do your holiday groceries - we cooked for almost every night we were there....it was fun!
Facility wise - it had a convenient coin operated laundry room which we did use (stayed here for a week!) and the price was very reasonable for both wash and drying. There's also a small playground behind the hotel with a nice view of the waterway/river...
Did not use the pool though as the weather was quite cold when we were there....anyways why need pool when there's the glorious surfers paradise beach!!
I would highly recommend this hotel for families as it is comfortable and does not feel cramped like the common 5 star hotels.
Will definitely return!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tiki Village is a Surfers Paradise icon situated by the shores of the Nerang River with the breathtaking hinterland as a backdrop. Centrally located with wildlife sanctuaries, trendy cafes and beachside havens to the south and marina's, theme parks, hinterland and shopping to the north. Tiki Village International Resort, in the heart of paradise.Units have a shower over a spa and may not be suitable for the mobility impaired. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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