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“Great location, good price” 3 of 5 stars
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Islander Resort Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard | (Cnr Surfers Paradise Bvld), Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia   |  
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Ranked #38 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great location, good price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Stayed in a one bedroom apartment in this backpacker style hotel. Apartment was a great size with kitchen (sink, stove, fridge, microwave) and lounge with a separate bedroom and bathroom. It was very dated but for the price and location, we were happy with it for the night.
Free undercover parking, so park the car and walk everywhere.
Only one block from Cavill Mall and 2 blocks from the beach.
Bottle shop, convenience store and pizza shops all within walking distance.
Room was on one of the higher floors and reasonably quiet. We only heard noise outside just before dawn as some party goers were walking down the street outside.
Booked through Zuji.com.au which having pre-paid had a quick check in and check out.
As other reviewers have stated, yes it is dated and things are chipped/cracked, but it all worked (hot shower, TV, comfy bed, working microwave and fridge) so we were content.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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Newry, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed in a 6 bed ensuite room with a view over the pool, Jacuzzi and we could see the beach although it was too cold outside to take advantage of any of the facilities unfortunately! The hostel is in a great location with friendly staff and very clean. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

One block from Cavill Mall & one block from the beach. If you're wanting to stay in the middle if Surfers you can't beat it when combined with value for money. The staff were very friendly & helpful & the room was more than adequate. The bathroom is in desperate need of an update but still had everything we need. Only downfall to our stay was the roadworks, which go on day & night and are making Surfers a nightmare at the moment, particularly for motels & restaurants in the vicinity if the Islander - but that is totally out of their control & must be driving them crazy as well. Would definitely choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I could say, worth staying for a week. As a backpacker, i'm not staying in the room so much. So for me it's just fine with the room.
I could just walk down the corner to get fresh milk, fresh fruits and as a muslim it's almost easy to get halal food.
Easy to reach by public transport to and from airport, movie world, sea world, pacific fair, harbour town and lot's more.
And of course i just walk few minutes from the hotel to enjoy the surfers paradise view.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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568 helpful votes 568 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Good:
-I have happy memories of the breakfast, which had a a good spread.
-Checking in was quick.
-The lift was slow.

Bad:
-Room was outdated & worn out.
-The establishment is in dire need of a renovation/ makeover.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Location great but the condition of the bathroom in particularly was appalling as it really needed a renovation; I would tolerate this as everything functioned however the price was too high for the condition. The staff would not negotiate a cheaper rate after I had stayed for 5 nights so I moved to a cheaper place that was in better condition and only a block away.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orange NSW
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This hotel is great for a low cost budget stay. The location is convenient, very close to the beach and the nightlife. The rooms are comfortable and clean.
The hotel does need an upgrade. I wouldn't be surprised if they building gets knocked down in a couple of years and replaced.
Parking was free, the car park was quite full at times but we always managed to find a park. I would defiantly stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard | (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 #38 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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