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Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carrara
Certificate of Excellence
canberra
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very impressed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

Stayed here for one night only as part of attending a football match. Whole experience (except for a minor hiccup checking out) was excellent. We booked at the last minute and got an excellent rate for our room. Because of it being Christmas, I wasn't expecting to get a good room but pleasantly surprised.

Welcome from concierge when first arriving was very welcoming. Check-in was excellent. We were placed in the accommodation wing closest to reception. Bed was excellent and had a good night's sleep. Room was very spacious and the bathroom was well appointed.

Didn't get down to the pool but could see it from the restaurant when having breakfast and it looked like a good area to relax in. Breakfast was also excellent.

If you're looking for somewhere central on the Gold Coast but away from the hustle bustle of the beach strip, this could well be your place. Plenty of golf courses around. Hotel is well organised in terms of running shuttles to shopping centres and theme parks, etc. All in all, would stay here again and recommend to others.

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Radisson for the weekend of the Foo Fighters concert. When we arrived it was very busy but check-in was swift and very professional.
Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We were upgraded to a spa suite which was lovely.
We enjoyed a meal at the restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised at the price, very reasonable. The food and service were excellent. At breakfast the next day there is the option of buffet or a la carte. We chose to order from the menu and it was delicious and worked out much cheaper than purchasing the buffet.
All in all I was very impressed with the Radisson. I found the location was a nice change from the busy tourist strip without being too far out of the way (we had a hire car). Great weekend and would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Very Nice Stay, Great amenities, good buffet. Only problem was the ants issue in the toilets, Its everywhere, they start crawling again after the rooms have been cleaned for the day. Otherwise everything was great.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

The hotel is very beautiful. Room, nothing to complain. Spacious and clean. The garden around the property is well maintained. The staff are helpful and polite. Always with a smile. My main concern is the location. Unless your are into golf, the location is a quite far from Surfer Paradise. There is a shuttle service but quite dissapointed with it. When we asked early this year, there is a shuttle to Seaworld and the last trip is around 8 or 9. Now, there is no more Seaworld trip and last shuttle is at 6.30. So, we unable to explore the cavill avenue at night. Other than that, love this place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

A resort that is for golfers & busloads of tourists.

If you arent a golfer or on an organised coach tour then this place is not for you.

The rooms have an odd chocoltae / orange theme and have some very 1980's stucco'd ceilings in the rooms.

Arrived at night & had to find our room in the dark

Will not be going back

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

I recently stayed at the Radisson Resort for 4 nights for a business trip to a client on the gold coast. The hotel felt safe. I didn't hear much noise from outside my room (and it was school holidays). The setting was nicely maintained, as were the rooms.

Best bits:
* Good value for the quality of rooms.
* Included wired internet in rooms.
* Breakfast buffet quite extensive. (It was included in my B&B tariff).

Could be better:
* Front desk staff seemed to be just going through the motions
* Depending on where your room is the car park can be a fair walk to the room.

Things I didn't use:
* The pool - looked nice but didn't use it as I was away on a work trip.
* The gym - my colleague raved about how good she thought it was - she was a daily morning user of both the gym and the sauna.

Who should stay here?
The week following my stay here I also stayed at the RACV Royal Pines resort for a different business trip. The Royal Pines was also good, but I would say that the Radisson Resort is more family friendly and holiday based while the Royal Pines is probably better for the older generation. Golfers and people on business would be fine at either resort. On my next trip I'll be back at the Radisson Resort but that choice was simply driven by price - I would have been happy with either.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We needed a break! Radisson Resort was the destination!
From the minute we arrived via the late night airport shuttle (John, driver 10/10) we were greeted by Chris (11/10). Our whole stay in Queensland was made extra enjoyable by the wonderful people surrounding us. After enjoying the water dragons literally everywhere at the resort we hoped aboard the resort shuttle, driven by Andrew (11/10 full of information and jokes), to explore! The area surrounding the resort is littered with Palms and waterways, the pool and spa area is beautiful. The nights are quiet and tranquil. Another chap in the frontline, Brendan, very helpful, great weather advisor. A lovely place to kick back, great services available and yummy desserts. Will return!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Property: Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Address: Palm Meadows Drive | Palm Meadows, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211, Australia (Formerly Radisson Resort)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Carrara
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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carrara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Gold Coast Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of it all - just minutes from beautiful Gold Coast beaches and renowned golf courses, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, world class shopping and sporting stadiums - Mercure Gold Coast Resort is perfectly positioned for your business trip or next holiday. This beautifully appointed resort is one of the top choices on the Gold Coast for relaxing, unwinding and rejuvenating away from the hustle and bustle of the city. When planning where to stay on the Gold Coast, for a fun family holiday with the kids, sneaking away for a romantic couples' escape or teeing off on a golf weekend - no hotel makes you feel more at home than Mercure Gold Coast Resort! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Radisson Resort Gold Coast Hotel Carrara
Radisson Gold Coast
Radisson Hotel Carrara
Radisson Carrara
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