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“Good value when u get free entry to the worlds.”
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Sea World Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Hobart, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“Good value when u get free entry to the worlds.”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed for one night. This is not a place you will get personal service as it is massive, but our one night stay entitled us to free entry into the worlds on the day of check in and check out. We thought this made it good value. it was very handy Finishing rides at sea world at 5.00 and just walking Through to the resort to stay. The kids loved the 8.00 dance and light show by the pool. Rooms were clean and had a modern feel. We received a 25% discount card on check in which meant food prices at the resort were not as exorbitant as I had thought they might be.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We've stayed there twice now , first in May and then in June 2013. My family of 3 loved the experience staying at sea world. My only regret was not booking the 2nights stay.

Checked in on Saturday afternoon. Checkin time was the usual 2-2.30 pm. No delays at all despite the hotel at its busiest week. We got room 3010 which didn't need us go up the lift or stairs as it was on the same level as reception. This was the park view room.
Following are my reviews on the resort based on different categories.

1. Room - very nice. It didn't look superb from the outside but the interior was clean, welcoming with all the basics you need. Almost spotless but not there yet. Equipped with all the basic amenities you'll need. Cool 37" tv ( i think it was). Didn't care much about the programs as you are only interested in the fun at the park and in the hotel. Our first visit it was sunny hence the room was just to sleep.

2. Bathroom - clean and everything was in working order.

3. Resort - perfectly nestled on the Spit. If you love fishing, anglers gather at the end of the spit to fish. Perfect spot. Take a drive up the spit if you can. Apart from this, the room we stayed was very close to most facilities such as the pool cafes etc. Also if you plan to enter the theme park the monorail station is just outside the gift shop. Very convenient if your choose the park view rooms.

4. Dining - twice we dined at the largest cafe , the shoreline cafe. Nice and large. Can sufficiently cater for 200 people i guess. Saturday was seafood night. Enjoyed ourselves to a sumptuous buffet sea food dinner. Got a special deal for $72 for 2. You will need booking before dining. Staff ushered us to our tables. Once seated the staff ensured we had drinks, need a baby chair etc. Also when dishes needed to be cleared, it was done proactively. Spent nearly 2hrs at the restaurant , it was great. On both occasions we went to the shoreline cafe, we'll try the Japanese restaurant the next time.

Breakfast starts early so the earlier you' re there the better to beat the queue.but i noticed staff had managed the dining hall well hall even when it was full house.

5. Car park - conveniently located, easy access for strollers. Only out door car parks thus if it rains remember your umbrella.

6. Garden view- nice landscaping , especially outside the cafe. Little pond surrounded by flowers makes you feel you are seated next to the ocean.

7. Pool - wished i had dipped in longer but the pool is heated during winter. Its a designer class pool with the Sponge Bob theme all over. Kids would love it. I had a 2yr old and he had a blast. If you are on a 1 night stay, get into the pool as soon as you check in especially if it's sunny. Thats why i stressed a minimum of 2 nights is recommended. Moreover at nights usually around 8pm theres this musical fountain at the Sponge bob kids pool. It comes to life with colourful lights and music from the spongebob cartoon. Its a fascination for all kids.

Would love to stay in one of those presidential rooms for breathtaking vies of the river or as they call it Broadwater views.

Room Tip: Take the sea view rooms if u can.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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GM_Sea_World_Resort, General Manager at Sea World Resort, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear KC V,
Thank you for your great review.
We look forward to welcoming your family of 3 back to our Resort for a 3rd visit, hopefully in the near future.
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Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights in Winter school holidays, which was a lot cheaper than peak time and other than one day of rain the weather was good. Apart from being a bit too far way from everything but Seaworld, the stay was fantastic and the kids especially loved it. The huge outdoor pool being heated in the winter was a real bonus and our deciding factor to choose here. Take wetsuits if you have them though for a night swim.

We were disappointed that their in-resort water park wasn't open but they did have a nightly water fun activity which the kids thought was fantastic with lights and water squirting up all over the place, you could here the delighted squeals every night at 8.00.

Resort is right next door to Sea World but about half an hour drive from the other theme parks, so be prepared for that if you get a package deal including movie world and wet wild. The resort offers discounted tickets to Outback Spectacular show too when you get there for any available last minute seats which were great value! Outback Spectacular is next door to Movie world so again you have the drive over there at night.

Overall very happy with accommodation, the basic room we had was great but I would suggest a microwave addition would be handy. The restaurants on site are fairly normal expected prices but if you can get a deal with discounted dining its well worth it and the food we had was fantastic, generous serves and lots of variety in the menu.

The dolphin discovery in the mornings is well worth doing too and free for seaworld guests to attend before the park opens, you just need to pay extra if you want photos with the dolphins.

Lovely staff all round, no problems there at all, you can expect their full co-operation and help which is always good as no-one wants to be arguing with staff on their holiday, which I have unfortunately experienced in other hotels.

Thanks for a great holiday!

  • Stayed July 2013
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GM_Sea_World_Resort, General Manager at Sea World Resort, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear PrestigePT,
It’s good to hear that you enjoyed a winter break with us here at the Resort. During the winter months our pool is heated to a minimum of 26 degrees so everyone can enjoy the facilities year round. Our Water Park does run seasonally so please always check the website for accurate times of operation during the cooler months.
Some of our rooms do offer a microwave as part of their facilities but you can also hire them from Concierge.
Thank you for acknowledging our team members for being helpful throughout your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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sydney
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Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

This is our second time staying at this hotel. I think they just renovated the room, the room is freshly paint, modern bathroom. The room also very spacious, the kids love it so much. We can go to the theme park and back to the hotel in just few minutes by walk or monorail.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

This Is the 3rd time in as many years we have stayed at Sea World. The inclusion of tickets and the dolphin discovery presentation is fantastic value.
Our 9 and 12 year olds have a fantastic time.
Breakfast buffet is delicious and the restaurants provide good value meals.
Fantastic to just wander in and out of Sea world at your own leisure.
Staff very friendly.
Rooms spacious garden wing seems much quieter than the park wing as you get a lot of foot traffic especially if you are on the bottom floor.
A distance back into Surfers paradise but we had our car so it wasn't an issue.
Staff very very friendly and happy to help. A fantastic Queensland holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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GM_Sea_World_Resort, General Manager at Sea World Resort, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear FBSS43,
It’s great to hear that this was your 3rd visit to our Resort and your family enjoyed their trip.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for a 4th time!
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Sydney
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

The rooms were very Loud thanks to other guests inability to not act like roving elephants. Thanks to a large group of Asian guests the constant banging of doors was endless through the nights. It seemed that we were the unfortunates placed amongst the group in this wing. The was a common occurrence thanks to the informed given by staff in the hotel. The lip between the door and floor was very noticeable so the bright lights outside the room reflect heavily on the white tiles illuminating the room at night! So all in all a great night sleep...not.. . The restaurant cared more for serving drinks and gaining revenue then actually clearing. On every occasion in the restaurant regardless of the state of trade we managed to compile countless plates and normally not until well into dessert were they cleared if at all. Yet I noticed waitress looking at the pile on numerous occasions ???... Internet free but sadly is limited by its ability, could not even open Website for movie world due to flash players, videos being unable to download! fancy that!

Lastly the bed had a single mattress protector on a queen bed.

Well positive note the hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff on the whole were pleasant. the convenience of the access to the parks and ticketing was a big plus.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Sea world resort looks tired. It's needs some major refurbishment in the common area, especially leading to the rooms. As one other reviewer wrote, it looks like a motel. But, it is clean enough and I like the big sized rooms. With park tickets included in the room rate, I can't complain. It sufficed for the night and was comfortable enough. Beds and pillows were firm enough to give a good night's sleep. So, don't raise the price, but do change the 10am check out policy. No good class hotel does that!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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GM_Sea_World_Resort, General Manager at Sea World Resort, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear Vguudeal,
Thank you for your feedback. We get lots of praise about our gardens and public areas so it’s disappointing to hear that you found them tired.
In regards to our check out policy we are pretty similar to other Resorts in our area. We actually offer a 2pm check in which is earlier than most of our surrounding properties. We have found that families would prefer to arrive earlier than depart later. In saying that we do offer a late check out for those guests wishing to depart later.
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Property: Sea World Resort
Address: Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Main Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Main Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Main Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea World Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 405
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take your family on a journey of discovery and adventure at the award-winning Sea World Resort. There's so much to explore including an aquatic adventure playground, cuddles with your favourite Nickelodeon characters including the awesome new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a fun filled Kid's Club. Go on a behind the scenes sneak peek of a dolphin training session with Sea World Resort's exclusive Dolphin Discovery Presentation, free when you stay two nights or more. It's a wonderful experience the kids will never forget. Then join everyone's favourite sponge and his nautical friends in your own underwater adventure at the amazing 'SpongeBob SplashBash' aquatic adventure zone. Your kids will adore the bright and colourful water-play areas themed around SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, and Squidward, plus a few jellyfish of course. And just try and keep the kids away from the spectacular nightly light show at the musical water fountain. Home to four restaurants and two bar areas, you'll never have to leave the comfort of the Resort. Dine on at the Shoreline Restaurant and experience an amazing new menu that features live interactive cooking, and enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine at Hatsuhana, all family friendly of course. Plus, spoil the kids with an evening in the Resort's newly upgraded Kids' Club with specially designed Nickelodeon activities and programs that they'll love. Sea World Resort is perfect for your family with direct monorail access to Sea World and family friendly service all with Gold Coast beaches and famous theme parks on your doorstep, not to mention free WIFI around the entire hotel and free in-room broadband. The Resort also offers a host of seasonal water sports, plus massage, beauty and a gym. What will you discover today at Sea World Resort, the heart of fun and adventure? ... more   less 
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