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Contessa Holiday Apartments
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 May 2010

Our 3 room exec apartment is facing ocean and located on the 22nd floor, hence marvellous view! They allowed us to check in early at about 9am but you need to inform them earlier. The unit is spacious with full kitcheniette, tower, washing machine, and tumble dryer but the dryer took >1 hour to dry the clothes.

the toilet rolls (4) provided were not enuf to supply the 6 of us for 5 nites, hence if you would need to consider to bring extra for yourself.

There is a 7- 11 convenient store and few restaurants nearby but we didn't manage to try them out. Surfers Paradise is quite a distance.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2010

We stayed at Contessa for a week at the end of April/start of May 2010, in a 2 bedroom executive apartment on the 13th floor.The apartment was large, clean and well furnished; it had three balconies all with sea views, and our bed was very comfortable. It had everything that we needed for a holiday, including a full and well-appointed kitchen and a good washing machine and dryer. Contessa has an outside swimming pool and spa set in extensive grounds; it also has an inside pool. Also it was quiet, as it is away from the Gold Coast Highway.
Contessa is about a two-minute walk to the patrolled beach and about a four minute walk to Tedder Avenue for the Main Beach restaurants and shops. We really enjoyed staying there.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sawley00
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Reviewed 28 March 2010

Anyone thinking of staying on the Gold Coast would be well advised to keep the Contessa appts in Main Beach in mind when making a booking. The staff were fantastic. Nothing was too much for them,very obliging. Our room on the 9th floor had great views,it was well layed out & the kitchen was a joy to be in!!!! The kids loved the pool & tennis courts. Walking distance to Tedder ave in Main Beach,very close to the beach,very handy in general.
We will definately be back!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank Junnay
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Reviewed 29 December 2009

We stayed at Contessa for our annual holiday and had a wonderful time. Our apartment 173 on the 17th floor was immaculate......we couldn't find fault with the place. Situated in a lovely location, the close proximity to the beach, the beautifully manicured lawns, the cleanliness of the whole complex, we were very impressed with the place. Although the apartment block is not new, it is spotless and very well kept. We thoroughly enjoyed our Gold Coast holiday & I'm sure we will return to Contessa!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2009

We stayed in an Executive 2 bedroom apartment on 25th floor - views were amazing. Had a slight hiccup when first arrived at night as either I hadn't read the instructions correctly or weren't supplied - but didn't have pin for key drop box. Fixed quickly with a phone call though. Found out we were on wrong floor (6th) the next morning when queried where the air con was. Promptly offered to move us to 25th which we accepted. Kids loved the inside swimming pool. Building felt very safe with underground car park and keys required to access all areas. Grounds were awesome, but too cold for us to enjoy it. Would come back again. Apartment great furniture and clean. Kitchen well appointed, with everything needed for a family. Balcony around front of whole apartment was awesome.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank Smallcheese
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Reviewed 2 January 2009

Have stayed at various Gold Coast apartments over the years and our stay at Contessa was the best. Our apartment on the 17th floor was spotlessly clean (not just average holiday rental clean), had incredible views, was beautifully decorated with modern furniture and appliances. It had two very large bedrooms and two immacutely clean, modern bathrooms. The living area was large and the kitchen had lots of little extras you don't usually find in a holiday apartment. There were lovely extras like novels to read, dvds to watch etc. Contessa is set in a beautiful garden with a wonderful outdoor pool surrounded by lovely green lawn (which our 10 yo daughter never wanted to get out of). There is also an indoor heated pool for cooler days, and nice public areas. It backs onto a river and is a very short walk (2-3min) to a patrolled beach. The gorgeous shops and restaurants of Main Beach are only a 5min stroll away and there is a bus stop very close by. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Main Beach is the elegant & calm area of the Gold Coast and Contessa fits in beautifully in this area. Sea World is 5min by bus to the north and Cavill Ave (Surfers) is 5 min to the south. You couldn't pick a better location. We think Contessa is a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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5  Thank G'dayfromOz
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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:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Main Beach
Price Range: £86 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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