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Contessa Holiday Apartments
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Jda11830”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed over Easter. Room was spacious but old and dated. Very close the shops etc at Tedder Ave. Perfect location. Spent 30 min looking everywhere in the grounds for a BBQ area one night but couldn't find one. Asked an older resident where it was and got laughed at and told there wasn't one! I felt embarrassed and humiliated for asking. This place is seriously not 4 star. Not sure what's going on with the indoor pool, noisy fans going, two air conditioners dripping rust on the wall and the doors to a nice patio area were screwed closed. The air was very humid and uncomfortable, whatever is supposed to be working there isn't.
The common areas are all dated and monotone grey. This place could be good but needs a couple of $million spent on refurb. There is a lot newer and better for the money.

Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

It looks nice on the internet, but not what it seems. It is very old style. The main bedroom bed had a egg shell underlay on top of the mattress. The balcony furniture had seen it's day. The kids beds look like the bedcovers had never been washed. No aircon in the bedrooms. Disappointing for a first family holiday away. We were also supposed to have an executive apartment, but we only got the standard. :( :(

Stayed March 2014
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David G, Manager at Contessa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
This guest made no comment during her stay. All our executive apartments have air conditioning. Some ducted and some are a split system. The apartment was on the 20th floor and quite spectacular. Definitely executive standard. Lovely sea breezes at night and great views. Not a typical comment - what a shame.
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Wauchope, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We travelled from Wauchope to Orange and then orange to Main Beach. The whole process was fabulous. They offered us to book in a day earlier and said if we didn't arrive in time (due to the distance being travelled) they would charge us for the extra night. We didn't arrive when expected and the keys were made available after hours. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on the 23rd floor with our three children. The kids loved it as we don't get to see the ocean like that very often. Everything was great from the facilities to every part of the apartment. We have told so many people about this place and will definitely be staying here again in the near future.
The staff were more than helpful offering help with bus timetables and places to eat with the kids. Truly one of the best family holidays we have ever had. Thank you so much for making it all so easy.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Wallan, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed at the Contessa holiday apartments for 14 nights, 3 bedrooms 2 bathroom apartment. We found the service excellent, the room on the 21st floor amazing we had great views of the gold coast. The best part was the location to all the theme parks and it was only a walk to the beach. The kids loved the 2 pools at the end of the day after we visited the themed parks.

Nothing was any trouble lovely people

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I found the Contessa to be in a great location and was nice and quiet. Very close to the restaurant and shops in Main Beach. I even stayed there whilst it was schoolies and would have no hesitation in staying there again at the same time.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Kunming, China
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

very convinient location, you can take shuttle bus 777 from airpot and it will just drop you off right in front of the contessa building. walk 2 minutes to the main beach to enjoy the most beautiful view. very close to the theme parks, such as sea world( highly recommended), movie world, wet n wild. you can also walk along the beach and reach suffers paradise easily. the 2 beadroom apartment we booked is very spacious and with equiped with everything, so we cooked everyday and it saved us a lot of money! If we have another chance to come back gold coast, we definitly we come back contessa again!

But if the owner of the building can repair all the glass curtains in bathroom of room 202, it will be great!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Family of 5 stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment in Jan 2014. Dated decor & cheep furniture like most of Gold Coast Apartments at this price but very clean. Didn't need Aircon for first 4 days, just opened the windows & doors & got blown away. Next 2 days were humid so we used the aircon. Apartment had everything you need to live with spectacular ocean views North & South.
Location was fantastic as traffic in Surfers was terrible. Only minutes to Seaworld & 15 mins to the other theme parks by car without having to go thru Surfers. Secure, undercover parking was great with easy access to lifts.
Kids used the indoor & outdoor pool & walked to the beach on 2 occasions.
We would definitely stay here again & recommend to family & friends.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Contessa Holiday Apartments
Address: Contessa Apartments 1 Serisier Ave, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Main Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Contessa Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent Gold Coast resort has it all! Contessa is ideally located next to the broad, white beaches and the blue Pacific Ocean on Gold Coast's Main Beach. It is only a short stroll to cosmopolitan Tedder Avenue, with its world class restaurants offering superb cuisines, alfresco dining and nightly entertainment; and exciting central Surfers Paradise is just a few minutes to the south. Relax in style in your own 2 or 3 bedroom full self contained apartment and soak up the spectacular views and refreshing sea air. Set on two acres of beautifull manicured lawns amidst landscaped gardens, the resort also features an outdoor pool and spa, tennis court, indoor heated pool and spa, fitness room, sauna and its very own marina on Nerang River. When staying at Contessa, all the attractions of the Gold Coast are within easy reach! ... more   less 
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