Overall I found the Dorchester to be a great place to stay.
The apartment lived up to the website's description; clean and tidy with everything needed for a comforatble stay. But the standout feature for mine has to be it's location.
We were using taxis to get around whilst in Surfers, so being so close to everything (Caval Av, Pacific Fair, the Casino, Bars, Restaraunts etc) was important. However, my Girlfriend and I were also looking to relax, so we needed somewhere that was also relatively quiet. The Dorchester building itself is located off the main drag, A few kilometers from the party precinct and backs directly onto the beach; we managed to tick both boxes. Throw in the amazing view, the fact that the back gate literally opens up right onto the beach, and you have a truely great spot to chill out.
Thanks go out to Rob and Pat, the Managers, who were very friendly and helpful during our stay.
I would recommend the Dorchester to anyone who is looking for a relaxing place to stay. It's probably not the best option if you are looking for a party atmosphere, seems more family focused; look for something closer to Caval.
Great overall - We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dorchester on the Beach is a perfect location for a 4 1/2 star family holiday. Absolute beach front Surfers Paradise, no roads to cross, spacious three bedroom deluxe or standard apartments and only two apartments per floor. Enjoy stunning beach and Gold Coast views, heated swimming pool, free Foxtel, free WiFi, lift, tour desk and secure undercover parking for one car. Apartments are self catered and close to all amenities. The Dorchester is a family hi-rise and does not cater for groups of singles. No Parties Policy! Open your own private secure beach front gate and feel the sand between your toes on Surfers Paradise beach. No roads to cross! 100 metres north is Northcliffe Surf Club and their patrolled swim/surf area. A leisurely 10 minute walk north brings you to Cavil Avenue, the heart of Surfers Paradise. Walk 15 minutes south and you are in trendy Broadbeach with a great selection of restaurants, Jupiters Casino, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dorchester on the Beach is close to all transportation with direct pick up and drop off for Gold Coast and Brisbane Airport transfers, taxis, tours and other activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dorchester On The Beach Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise