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QT Gold Coast
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia (Formerly Gold Coast International Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 74 hotels in Surfers Paradise
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“Good different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The hotel looks great from the moment you walk in, check in took a little while but we came at a busy time. First impressions were the hotel is very retro, new and inviting. The rooms were decent sized and looked great! The only downer I could say was that the pool bar was only opened for a few hours on Saturday and even then they only accepted cash which was a pain. Stingray bar was excellent, definitely the place to be on a Friday and Saturday night. I wouldn't say QT was in the centre of surfers but only a few blocks to Caville Ave. We will definitely recommend this hotel to friends and look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the QT last weekend. We particularly enjoyed the pool with its swim up bar, the bazaar restaurant for dinner, and the proximity to the beach and Cavill Ave. My felt we received very good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The QT hotel on the Gold Coast is full of surprising delights. The decor is modern and funky, the rooms are large and comfortable and the hotel has a chic ambience.

The Bazzar restaurant resembles a Provendor's store and not Is not only impressive to wander through and be amazed by the variety of fare on offer, the quality of the meals are second to none.

Add to this, the friendly and attentive staff and the complimentary jug of home-made lemonade delivered to your room on arrival.

The location is also a plus, one block from the beach and a short five minute stroll into the restaurant precinct of Surfers Paradise.

All in all a wonderful experience for holiday makers and business travelers alike.

One stay and you will be back for more. I know I will.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I could not fault this hotel in any area. The service was excellent, the facilities were excellent, the food was excellent and the spa (I had a body scrub and facial) was outstanding also. I will be going back! Thanks

Room Tip: King size ocean view room was lovely.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

A really nice hotel,as soon as you walk in you can't help but notice the funky style of the place,the rooms are well appointed and are quirkily decorated. Rooms are a good size and all have a balcony with sea or river views. My only gripe is the wifi is expensive. The beautiful beach is about 2mins walk away.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

Our family enjoyed our stay in QT hotel.. The room package we book were value for the money. The breakfast spread & the dinner buffet spread were fabulous..
We will definitely come back again. The staff were very helpful & friendly. Most important it is child friendly..

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I was here for only 2 nights as part of a conference within the hotel. Location-wise it's about 150 meters from the beach and an easy stroll into the main 'tourist' stretch of Surfers Paradise. I understood from the concierge that it's about 10 minutes by cab to more classy, mature restaurants (the main strip in SP is heavily pubs and pizza places) but time didn't permit the trip.

Overall, the hotel is quite nice. Very modern and bright with a 'funky' feel to it. The staff are for the most part quite helpful, although some times I detected a sense of attitude that they were 'too cool' to deal with a guest. Thankfully that was in the minority. Check in was quite seamless, and although I turned down the offer for an in-room lemonade, was a nice idea.

The rooms are modern and bright and echo the 'cool' vibe from the hotel overall. Very comfortable, beds are nice, bathroom well equipped and good sized TV. My room also had an outdoor balcony which offered a slight view of the seaside (1601). I suspect if you are on the other side of the hall you have a great view of the beach.

The bar/restaurant choices are also quite fine, we hung out a couple of times at the lounge bar Stingray which we understood got quite busy on weekends. When we were there the staff were mostly attentive (sometimes again demonstrating the 'too cool' attitude, but that's life...) and the food was good.

If there was one thing that I would change is that they have all this cool, modern ideas going through the place, but then once you are in your room, everything is paid extra. Internet access - $18 per day. Bottle of water - $4. Nespresso machine in room (quite nice) - capsule $2. It's a psychological thing, but I'd rather pay $15/20 more per night, and then when in the room see things like 'Need Internet. No worries, it's on us'. Or 'Whew, it's hot out there. Take a drink of water on us'. Sure I'm paying for it in the room rate, but if you've already booked the place, it means you accept the rate and then just want to feel welcome once you are there. I have the chance to travel a fair bit for work, and most of the new modern places have these things included. Oh - and I'm not sure why but the coffee cafe on the ground floor only opens at 8. I don't get that as a lot of people need an earlier start to the day than that and would love a coffee/bagel to start it off if they are in a rush.

Overall, a nice experience. Soften the attitude a bit (one of the American guys working behind the check in was much more keen to be on the computer than help with a restaurant suggestion; luckily his Aussie female colleague jumped in and was a star) and we're good to go.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia (Formerly Gold Coast International Hotel)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#3 Spa Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#3 Romantic Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#5 Luxury Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#7 Family Hotel in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — QT Gold Coast 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an enviable location easy walking distance to the beach, Cavill Avenue shopping and the entertainment district, QT Gold Coast blends first class service with inspired facilities. Formerly the Gold Coast International Hotel, QT Gold Coast is a designer hotel haven unlike anything Surfer’s Paradise has seen before. Relax in our revamped pool area, energise on one of two newly re-topped tennis courts or indulge in the all new market place style Bazaar restaurant after sipping a coastal cocktail creation from Stingray Lounge. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Qt Gold Coast Hotel Surfers Paradise
Hotel Gold Coast International
Gold Coast International Surfers Paradise
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