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Review of Breakfree Alexandra Beach Premier Resort

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Breakfree Alexandra Beach Premier Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Average is good....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The resort is in a great location right across the road from the patrolled beach and surf club. It has plenty of food options within walking distance including a fantastic little fish and chip shop right at the front of the property - they did a great burger - and the surf club which has nightly specials and pretty good meals in a child friendly environment.

The property is okay - it isn't too big or too high rise. The pool probably looks better in the photos but it would still be a good place for a swim. The gym looked okay - although a little oddly it was locked at all times and only available at certain hours - given that you needed the swipe card for everything else, getting a key seems a little unusual. There are plenty of car parks, a playground area and a nice BBQ space.

Staff were pleasant enough although not particularly welcoming. The property was probably at 50% capacity (if that) and when asked if would be possible to have a pool facing room there was no upgrade offer just a flat 'that will be $20 extra a night' which would be fine except that even after paying I still didn't get a room overlooking the larger lagoon section. As just about every room does see at least a glimpse of the pool and/or the beach don't get lured in, just take whatever they allocate you. It was the same when requesting a late check out - a pretty terse, 'yes, we can give you until 11am and then it will be $xxx'. I could understand this if it was high season but it was hardly an incentive for me to consider using them again on subsequent visits - there are other properties to choose from after all!
the bed was comfortable and it was nice having the large balcony that could be accessed from both the living room and the bed room. Shower was okay, it was over quite a high-sided bath though and no separate toilet. Luckily I didn't need the air-conditioner (it was VERY noisy). The kitchen seemed adequately equipped.
All in all it was an okay property for the price and just a pity the staff weren't willing to just go that little bit further in their customer service but the location makes up for any shortfall. Would be a good place for young families especially if you could get one of the ground floor, swim out pool rooms.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

This place seemed like ok value for the area at $125 per night for two nights, compared to the hotels nearby. Our apartment was ok, it was clean, tidy and fresh. Staff are friendly and the location is good. My only gripe is that the walls are thin and it can be noisy. Be prepared to hear lots of kids running around in the hall ways.

Stayed May 2014
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stayed Breakfree Alexandra Headlands in October 2013 with family. We had a studio ocean view room and my sister had a two bedroom poolside room. We were very happy with our room with its deck with a peek of Alex Beach. The location is very central with an easy a walk to Mooloolaba and a bit further to Maroochydore. Coming back in the afternoon to the inviting lagoon pool was perfect. My sisters children loved the pool and were seldom out of it. The resort is perfect for families with school age children with its playground, pools and outdoor barbeque area. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Poolside if you have children, Oceanside if you don't.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Checked in was given the wrong room had in booking queen and two doubles with ocean view . Was given double two single no ocean view so I complained and they moved me to a much nicer room . Just check your paperwork as to the room your given after all you pay for it .

Stayed April 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

2 adults + 1 child stayed 2 nights in February 2014 in a 2 bedroom pool view apartment. It was quite comfortable, but a bit dirty and dated.

The resort was not busy and we had fantastic service - checked in 6 hours before official check-in time (thank you!) and the reception staff were very friendly and helpful at every interaction. We got a great special room rate (from the mghotels.com.au website) which made it good value for money.

Undercover parking was good, but the setup of the resort is quite segregated so it feels a bit like a rabbit warren getting to and from the room. We visited the resort with a larger group who stayed in a three bedroom apartment, which had a surprisingly small living area.

The big highlight of this resort is the pool - it is amazing and a huge drawcard for kids. It was also very convenient to walk across the road to the beach and a skatepark, as well as an easy walk to a range of dining options.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

In general, this is a great resort. The outside gardens and pool area have been very well maintained, as is the complex itself with free undercover parking.

It is in a terrific location opposite the Alexandra Headland Surf Club where you can grab a quick bite from the kiosk including a really good coffee or a proper meal in the restaurant. There are quite a few fast food places around the resort but if you're not into fast food, you will need to go to Mooloolaba or Maroochydore. There are also quite a few closed down restaurants so I'm not sure what that's about, just looks untidy.

Oh, we did go to the Alex Bar and Grill on Fri night where I had the best chicken wings ever (with spicy plum sauce if you're interested) but I wouldn't recommend it for families as it was really noisy (could have been due to Anzac Day but the music was deafeningly loud).. too loud for this old dog..

The highs..
- Fantastic pool areas.. one of the best I've seen in ages.. a couple of slides for the kids and plenty of room for all ages to swim around without being on top of each other.. my 5 year old son told me it was the best pool everrrrrrr..
- Great BBQ area and terrific play area in the shape of a boat next to each other
- Good sized rooms and particularly the outdoor courtyard in Room 218. Would be great if you had a baby/toddler as they can crawl around and it is totally enclosed. It also has access to the pools down some steps.
- Has good kitchen and laundry facilities.. the laundry and dishwashing powders were a good touch

The lows
- The main bed was VERY uncomfortable. It really needs to be upgraded.
- The main cane lounge is very dated and uncomfortable. Needs to be tossed.
- The air-con outside the main bedroom was noisy

We only stayed 2 nights and I did let the front office staff know when we were leaving as we weren't in the rooms long enough. Obviously this room has not yet been upgraded. I strongly suggest you let the owner know, they are not doing you or themselves any favours by not upgrading.

We would look forward to returning when the rooms have been upgraded and would be able to get a decent nights sleep in a comfortable bed as the facilities and location are terrific.

Room Tip: Ask for an upgraded room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Pretty good value for money. Well appointed apartments, very clean and it was handy to have laundry facilities. The beds were comfortable and the small balconies meant you could enjoy the views over the pool- or glimpses of the ocean, if you're on an outside apartment. I was up for work purposes and stayed on three occasions. Was lovely to have access to such great swimming pools and two heated spas. The beach is just across the road. The communal BBQs are well maintained and are well set up, although there are no BBQ tools so you have to make do with kitchen utensils. Downside was that a couple of the apartments had very noisy air con units just outside the bedroom window. There aren't any decent restaurants very close but Mooloolaba options are only 10 minutes brisk walk or a short drive to Maroochydore gives a wider range. Plenty of secure parking. My rating a 7 out of 10.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Breakfree Alexandra Beach Premier Resort
Address: Crn Alexandra Pde & Pacific Terrace, Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4572, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Alexandra Headland
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Alexandra Headland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Breakfree Alexandra Beach Premier Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located just across the road from the beach and designed around a 150m tropical lagoon pool, BreakFree Alexandra Beach offers a great location for great value in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. BreakFree Alexandra Beach has a range of accommodation options for you to choose from including Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all with air conditioning, balcony or terrace, cable TV, hair dryer and laundry (an extra person rate applies for use of the sofa bed). If pool views are what you are after, then spend a little more and book a 1 or 2 Bedroom Pool View Apartment or even a 3 Bedroom Penthouse. This resort offers a great position along with onsite facilities to keep you and the kids entertained. With two heated pools and spas, a waterslide, gymnasium, childrens playground and BBQ facilities, you will always have plenty to do. Alexandra Headland, known by the locals as 'Alex', is a small coastal community complemented by the soothing rolling surf and inviting beaches. This Sunshine Coast town is also fringed by Mooloolaba, Buderim and Maroochydore with a superb coastal sweep to the north and bush setting foothills to the west. BreakFree Alexandra Beach is the right choice for your next Sunshine Coast getaway. ... more   less 
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