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“Good hotel in central GC” 4 of 5 stars
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Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   42 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia   |  
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Ranked #24 of 74 hotels in Surfers Paradise
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“Good hotel in central GC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Vibe GC is a great choice if you are looking for an above average hotel in central GC.

The rooms are a good size, ours had the standard bed, small table and some lounge chairs so more than you normally get. The room overlooked the river and the nice pool the Hotel has, as we were on this side of the hotel it was nice and quiet.

A quick walk across the road in the central shopping district and another 2 min you are on the beach, so close to everything. For what we paid for the room we got far more in return...nice place to stay in the GC

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VibeHotelGC, Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear NZer_on_tour

The team at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the view and the bed at the hotel!

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Vibe Hotels in the near future.

Kind Regards
Glenn Thurston
Hotel Duty Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The hotel is very conveniently located to the beach and everything else. It is a nice hotel, clean and comfortable, and if you get a room on a high floor facing the river, it is wonderful. The hotel is located at the bent of the river. The rooms have a balcony and one can enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in the morning looking at the action on the river. And there is action starting at 6 am: the rowing teams have practice.

You can make coffee or tea in the room and there is a small fridge. A good large grocery store with fresh salads and sandwiches is practically across the street. The bus to the train going to Brisbane is almost next to the hotel. Very convenient and comfortable.

Room Tip: A room on a high floor facing the river makes it very special. The river is beautiful.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VibeHotelGC, Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear MaxineSF

Thank you for your feedback on the Vibe Gold Coast as we enjoy hearing great news of our hotel.
I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the view over the canals & hinterland along with quick efficient services nearby for your holiday

We look forward to seeing you again at Vibe Gold Coast

Kind Regards
Glenn Thurston
Hotel Duty Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Quick check in+check out. Clean rooms with nice bathroom, comfy bed and nice balcony.

We didn't use the pool but it looked clean. The bar was quiet on both nights but Mel the barmaid was really friendly, she made great cocktails and offered advice on the local nightspots worth visiting.

Bus to water and theme parks leaves from right beside the hotel. Although if there's a group of you a taxi is only $70. The buses were never on time and there was always a push to fit onto them as they were so irregular.

Woolworths is across the road if you just want something small for breakfast too.

Recommend the Hard Rock Cafe only 2 mins walk away for dinner too.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VibeHotelGC, Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Ciara F

Thank you Ciara for your feedback on the Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, as we really appreciate hearing great news.

We take a lot of pride in our Vibe crew & in saying that Mel is one of our shining members of our team &
I will definitely inform her of your appreciation.

We look forward to seeing you again at the Vibe Gold Coast & please feel free to contact us directly for your next booking.

Kind Regards
Glen Thurston
Hotel Duty Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stopped at the Vibe Hotel in Surfers Paradise for 3 nights over a weekend in October 2012 for the Rugby Sevens. The hotel location was great, the bus stop pretty much outside served busses to and from the Gold Coast Airport and the theme parks. Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue where the majority of Surfers nightlife is located is literally just around the corner as well!!!
The hotel itself was good, the room we stayed in was very clean with 3 decent single beds, the tv had plenty of channels and the balcony offered views of the Nerang (or whatever it's called) River and the sea!!!
Also, we decided to use the hotel breakfast for 2 of the mornings, this was $15 per person and an eat all you can buffet with plenty of selection!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VibeHotelGC, Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Whiteensign

Thankyou for your response for your stay at the Vibe Gold Coast.

I hope you enjoyed your time up here for the Rugby Sevens and that you found the transport easy to use, as we are in a great location for that.

We hope you to see you again back on the coast soon.

Kind Regards
Glenn Thurston
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Good value: a little noisy at night but that was I think due to the noisy type of patron, the hotel seemed to attract a younger crowd that was active at night.

We checked in early and were given a free upgrade because it was a quiet night. Fast and easy checkin and checkout. Mini bar prices were ok.

Clean and adequate sized rooms - daily service was perfect but silly things like replacing a shampoo and conditioner with two shampoos was a bit annoying..

Lovely balcony views

Remember: This is a bit of a noisy area but you can close your window, the balcony is worth the money, when you book the couple's package that includes a bottle of wine, although it shows up as being on every day's booking as a bottle of wine on arrival and you may assume that it is a daily occurrence, it is in fact only on your literal arrival so keep that in mind when you're considering how good it is for value for longer stays.

Parking $8 a day

Breakfast: Good

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VibeHotelGC, Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear diamondsandpearls_88

The team at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Vibe Hotels in the near future.

Kind Regards
Glenn Thurston
Hotel Duty Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed here in early Jan 2012 for 5 nights.

Had a really good stay, everything ticked the boxes, clean, friendly staff, good facilities in terms of the pool, bar, internet, etc.

The staff helped out when ever they could.

The price was very reasonable and the position is great (just a 3 min walk to the beach).

I would recommend this place as a cost friendly accommo.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VibeHotelGC, Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Williewillie84

Thank you for your recent feedback on trip advisor, we at the Vibe Gold Coast regard any feedback as good feedback because if we don’t know how our guest experience was during their stay we cannot improve.

It is also great to hear that our staff were helpful and looked after you well when you were here, please assured I will be passing this appreciation on to them on your behalf.

We look forward to seeing you again on your next travels to Surfers Paradise, please feel to contact us directly for next reservation.

Kind Regards
Glenn Thurston
Hotel Duty Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I thought the room rates were very good and the rooms themselves were great, neat and cozy. The room service was great and the food was awesome. You have everything right at your finger tips and I would certainly stay again. Perfect location, perfect price.

Room Tip: face the canal and mountains, the sun set is amazing from a high floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VibeHotelGC, Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Harley L

Thank you for you kind review, I happy to hear that you enjoyed all the services with-in the hotel you experience and i will definately pass on your appreciation to our staff.

We look forward to having you back at the Vibe Gold Coast soon & feel free to call us directly for your next booking.

Kind Regards
Glenn Thurston
Hotel Duty Manager
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Additional Information about Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Address: 42 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#18 Luxury Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#18 Family Hotel in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vibe Hotel Gold Coast 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will love the convenience of staying right in the very heart of Surfers Paradise.Your Vibe Gold Coast hotel is centrally located in the midst of Gold Coast lifestyle, opposite the Chevron Renaissance Village, just a block from Cavill Avenue, the heart of the Gold Coast shopping district, and overlooking the picturesque Nerang River.We are perfectly placed for a leisurely stroll to Surfers Paradise beach, world-class shopping, fantastic nightlife, restaurants galore and lots of fun attractions...Or you can just relax in comfort. The Gold Coast is brimming with fun filled activities including fishing charters, bungee jumping, motorbike tours, surfing lessons and even a few swings at one of the many leading golf courses at hand...And did we mention the beaches? And at the end of your busy day, return to your ideal Gold Coast hotel and relax in the comfort of your well appointed hotel room or suite, take a plunge in the pool or take an evening stroll along the promenade an soak up the atmosphere of the Gold Coast...Enjoy the vibe at your Gold Coast hotel with personality...Vibe Hotel Gold Coast. ... more   less 
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