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Islander Resort Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Beach Road | (Cnr Surfers Paradise Bvld), Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia   |  
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Ranked #37 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Toowoomba
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beaut Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We (family of 3 adults) had an overnight stay at the Islander. The room was very clean, water was hot, had views of the ocean and the pool from the balcony. Undercar parking (at no extra cost) was appreciated and the hotel was easy to find. Very central to Cavill Mall and the beach. Rates were very reasonable for the Gold Coast over the Christmas holiday period.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The location is definitely the best thing going for this hotel!
It is in walking distance to the beach, shops, resturants, etc.
Pool is large and great option for those who don't like the beach.

Rooms were run down, unclean and showers don't work properly. There was no water pressure in the shower and the hot and cold water were very sensitive and hard to get to the right temperature.

There was air conditining in the room which was great and worked well.

We booked a 2 room apartment which only really had 1 room and a living area. It was titled a self contained appartment and had a fridge/freezer, microwave and oven with stove but with very few pieces of cutlery and bowls/plates.

Had everything worked and the room been more modern it would have been an absolutely fantastic place to stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Muswellbrook, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is old but the location is to die for! Just meters from the Hard Rock Cafe, beach and shopping. Staff are friendly. Our room was ok, had leaky taps and shower & the remote for the tv didn't work. But the a/c worked & that was the main thing I guess!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Good Location is the key point for this place.Staff is very friendly.cost effective.Place is kind of old.But in surfers paradise you will never stay in Hotel for long. Location is very important.This place is very near to beach and bus stop.It is in next street to Cavill Avenue so near to most happening place.

On bad side place is very old.Washrooms have very old tiles and no renovation has been done for long time still place very clean and hygienic.Good for family trips on budget.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I don't even know wher to start 'coz my family and I simply love Islander Resort Hotel! 1st, the family unitof our self-contained apartment is spacious with a separate room with 2 double beds that opens up to a balcony overlooking the Surfers Paradise Boulevard. The kitchenette is complete. There's a spacious living room with a small dining table, a tv with just a few channels (but it's really ok), a sofa and 2 day beds as well. The living room opens up to a balcony too where the view of the Nerang River is on the left and the beach on the right of us.

The bust stops are within walking distance from Islander and we use the publc bus to Carrarra Market, to Movie World, to Harbour Town and to Pacific Fair mall. The nearest Woolworths supermarket is just across the road at Centro Paradise Mall besides 2 other Woolworths also within walking distance.

My kids love the amusement ctr located at the ground floor. There's a decent swimming pool at Islander and a spa and these facilities are shared with Islander backpackers hostel. Nearby, there are 2 back-to-back shops selling reasonably-priced souvenir items. Halal food like kebabs, biryani, pizza and a Malaysian restaurant is also within walking distance.

Other places of interest are also in a close proximity.

A very comfy van from a cab service co from Islander to Coolangatta Airport at 6am cost us approx. AUD55 but the day when we arrived, we bought Go Cards at the airport which gave us approx. 30% discount on Surfside Buslines to Islander. It cost us less than AUD4/adult and much lesser for kids. The bus stops opposite the Skywheel and Islander is just behind the Skywheel. Tourist Info Ctr is also nearby where we returned our Go Cards and got our refund.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights. Check-in when arrival. Not strictly at 2 pm for check in. Check out at 10 am. Facilities provided such as swimming pool, spa though we did not utilise it. Great Location! Close to Centro and beach. Nice reception. Great for friends trip or family trip. Charged wireless internet.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Pirie, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I stayed in the Islander twice but 10 days apart. The first time I had a room at the front of the hotel. It did get noise from passing traffic, and the feeling of the room was a bit shabby. The second time I stayed I asked for and got a room at the back. This had been more recently refurbished. Both rooms were clean and comfortable. The Islander is good for a short stay as its in a central position, close to Cavill Ave. and shops. I also chose this hotel for its closeness to the bus terminal, located in the street behind the hotel. Tea/coffee making facilities available in each room. Its easy to get a few extra supplies from the supermarket across the road.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Beach Road | (Cnr Surfers Paradise Bvld), Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Islander Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Islander Resort Hotel is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, only a block from the famous Surfers Paradise Beach and the excitement of Cavill Avenue. The hotel is located on the corner of Beach Road and Surfers Paradise Blvd, only a short walk to restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Accommodation consists of Standard Hotel Rooms or One Bedroom Apartments. All rooms feature a private balcony, tea/coffee facilities, air conditioning, refrigerator, clock radio and in-room safe. Apartments also have full kitchen facilities.Guests can enjoy free use of full resort facilities including tropical outdoor pool, spa, steam room, tennis and squash courts. Other hotel facilities include 24 hour internet café, on-site bottleshop, 24 hour reception, tour desk, on-site car rental, laundry facilities and limited undercover parking. Vegas in Paradise Restaurant, Bar and Gaming lounge is located on the ground floor and a new outdoor café is now open serving fresh coffee and snacks. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Islander Hotel Surfers Paradise
Islander Surfers Paradise
Islander Resort Hotel Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise

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