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Dorchester on the Beach

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3-7 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect place to stay when visiting Surfers' Paradise! The new managers Karen and Michael were friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The apartment was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The location is so convenient with the beach literally on the doorstep and within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. So... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Hi Lucy4556, thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed the incredible views and our fantastic location during your stay. We are humbled by your amazing feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Kind regards, Karen & Michael Cross More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't want to leave. A perfectly located holiday apartment where your view is directly over the beach. No need to cross any roads to go to the beach, just down the lift and out the door via the swimming pool and there you are. Amazing views as each level only has two apartments so you get the full view... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Hi Monique J You are very welcome to come back and stay. We miss you already! Call us direct for our best rates. We are totally humbled by your lovely review and thrilled you really enjoyed our location, beach and ocean views and seamless service. Most importantly, we are pleased you had a relaxing holiday break! See you again soon.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled as a family of 6. 2 adults and 4 teenagers. We chose an unrenovated room. Firstly for price and secondly for relaxing with kids! The apartment was spacious and clean. Great views. yes the carpet was stained and the bathrooms were tired as was the kitchen. But for a busy active family that was perfect as we didn't... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Chiligirl72 and family, Thank you for you fantastic review and what a lovely family you are! We really enjoyed serving you throughout your stay and watching everyone have great fun on early morning surfs, swims, heading out to your many activities et al. Thank you for explaining beautifully why our un-renovated apartments (or standard apartments) are loved by many... More 

Swan Hill, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On arrival we where very warmly welcomed by Michael and Karen. The apartment was really nice, clean and tidy with an amazing view of the beach. Private access to the beach was great and the location is close enough for us to walk most places, which made our stay very stress free. Michael and Karen are extremely helpful and provide... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Hi Emily S, Wow, thank you for your brilliant review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the fabulous beach views - they are spectacular! We are totally humbled by your thoughtful feedback. We love serving our guests ensuring everyone has a great time. Our new Dorchester accommodation and ocean, beach photos and new website are just about ready... More 

Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Family of 6 from UK for 5 days in 3 bed apartment. Very spacious with great balcony view of Surfers Paradise from front. One bedroom has en suite with further balcony. Great location for shops and restaurants only 10 min away. No local noise issues. Pool very good as is BBC area. Karen and Michael very friendly and helpful. Found... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Hi Bob C and family, It was great to have you come and stay in January and we are delighted you had an excellent holiday. Thank you for your super review and your very lovely words regarding Michael and I. As you know, we bought the management rights for Dorchester on the Beach on 1 September 2014 and are excited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Superb location. Helpful managers promptly replaced faulty dishwasher. Cud do with better wifi but the ocean views made up for eveything. Wud love to come back. Beach at the doorstep. Smiling and helpful managers. Fully equipped kitchen comfortable beds and I repeat million dollar views.

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Hi ManishaSriv, It was a pleasure having you stay in January and we are delighted you enjoyed the million dollar views from your apartment and the beach at your doorstep! We have reviewed our WiFi and it all seems to be working well now. Thank you for your awesome review and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed here on a busy weekend and we were delighted from the start. The owner came out and showed us how to use the car park and even waited while we parked to help us with our luggage. The view from the lounge is just breathtaking - I don't think you could ever get sick of that view! The... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Hi Katiepai-nz, What a brilliant review! Thank you very much. Michael and I are truly humbled by your thoughtful feedback and thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. As the new owners/managers as of 1 September, 2014 we have been working hard to ensure all the small and big details like WiFi, heated pool, warm welcome and assistance when needed,... More 

Brisbane
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed here for the G20 weekend in Unit 9. This weekend we were an extended family of 7 with two teens and two pre-teens. Before we booked on line, we rang and spoke to Michael about which unit would suit us best. All units are decorated differently, and the photos on the website not all up to date (for... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Lakemp67 and family, Thank you for coming down to stay on the G20 weekend. It was great to speak with you before you booked to assist in ensuring we could match the right 3 bedroom apartment with your family requirements. We are always happy to speak with our potential guests to discuss their special requirements. Great news, our new... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel and it was fantastic, amazing views of the beach from almost every room, spacious well decorated apartment. Literally walk a few steps onto the beach from the pool and only a 6_7 min walk to all the main shops and bars. The owners were fantastic very helpful really nice people would definetly stay again,... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Dorchester on the Beach, responded to this review

Hi lucie142 Thank you for coming to stay. What a lovely review. Michael and I had just bought the management rights for the Dorchester on the Beach in September and were settling into our new business. We have continued to improve things. The pool is now heated to 28 degrees, WiFi is also now working throughout the building. We are... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 11 nights while completing medical treatment. It offers the most stunning absolute beachfront views second to none. Management are just lovely and caring people. Our apartment (all 3 bedrooms) was lovely, somewhat dated furniture but still tasteful, comfortable and clean. Perfectly situated halfway between Surfers and broadbeach so everything is at your fingertips... More 

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