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The Gums Anchorage
Gold Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Quiet, convenient and clean.”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Older style property, but exceptionally clean and well maintained. We found reception attentive and helpful. The starting provisions are very basic, e.g. tea, coffee, toiletries, but adequate. The unit in which we stayed was comfortably furnished. It may have been simply bad timing but the internal temperature was unbearably hot. The unit was not air conditioned and even with maximum ventilation with all available windows and doors open it was very unpleasant. To be fair, it was much more acceptable on the second night of our stay when the wind was brisk and cooler. Nothing is more than a few minutes away on Bribie Island by car but the property is not within practical walking distance from shops, restaurants, etc. It is not cheap accommodation but represents pretty good value - more likely for a young family.

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Reviewed 22 October 2011

Stayed a week at the Gums with my daughter ; probably best if you had a vehicle to get around, although we got there easily enough by taking a train from Airport to Eagle junction and then changing to train to Caboolture - from there a bus to Briebie : total cost for us both around $40 and took about an hour.
The Gums is on the quiet estuary side of bribie, just over the bridge. Large shopping mall with all thats needed about a 15 minute walk - while magnificent surf beach at Woorim, other side of the island, about a 15 minute drive.
We drove to Caloundra one day, about an hour - also to glass house mountains and the Steve Irwin Zoo, only 30 mins from the resort and well worth visiting. We stayed with a friend/resident in a two bedroom aprtment - very spacious, lovely surroundings, pool tennis court etc. Birds wake you up around 5;30 - but very pleasantly ! Rate it a great place to stop particularly with children provided you have a vehicle and also a good base to explore that region of queensland. Tony and Joy the managers most helpful and friendly, thanks to them and their family for making us so welcome.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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GumsAnchorage, Manager at The Gums Anchorage, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. Our business is to make our guests feel welcome while enjoying the facilities and surrounds. Good point about the car. Lots of interstate or international visitors hire cars either at the airport or on the Island. There are also airport transport services to and from the island daily. (We can help with all that).
You are right, there is a lot to do and see at Bribie Island and surrounds. We hope you can come and stay again.
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Property: The Gums Anchorage
Address: 97 Sylvan Beach Esp, Bribie Island, Queensland 4507, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Moreton Bay Region > Bribie Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Bribie Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gums Anchorage 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our wonderful Bribie Island accommodation includes spacious two and three bedroom apartments, each with an en-suite and separate bathroom. Penthouses are also available. All apartments have views of the Pumicestone Passage, are self-contained and have private balconies. All linen is included. We are located right on the Esplanade with The Pumicestone Passage beach for play and recreation. The apartments have TV/DVD, direct dial phone and ceiling fans. Some have reverse cycle air-conditioning, Foxtel and a BBQ on the balcony. All apartments have stylish and comfortable furnishings with well equipped kitchens. Please call to discuss any wheelchair access to our terrace apartments. Our apartments are available for long or short holidays and permanent rental. Our beautifully landscaped gardens and manicured lawns feature a salt water pool, and a full size tennis court. The sauna is popular in the cooler weather. Each apartment has a lock-up garage and there is room for boat parking within the gated premises. The Gums Anchorage is conveniently located to shops, clubs, hotel, restaurants, art gallery, golf courses, bowling greens and is only a short drive from some of south-east Queensland’s major tourist attractions. Our Bribie Island Accommodation complex is "Family Friendly" but also by design, allows people to retreat into their own private space and enjoy their seclusion. ... more   less 
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