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Focus Apartments
114 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia   |  
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Ranked #32 of 74 hotels in Surfers Paradise
Adelaide, Australia
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“Focus beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We have stayed here twice. Each time the rooms are fantastic. The facilities are great. We stayed over two yrs apart and the restaurant was never open both times. It didnt bother us as so close to other places. What I would like is to pay extra option to guarantee a ocean view. we were lucky both times but I still would like the option to make sure thats what i get.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

These apartments were fantastic. There were 6 of us in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom beach front apartment and it never felt crammed. 2 of the rooms were large with 1 other being decent but good wardrobe space provided. The private balcony's were another amazing touch to wake up too. Laundry, large fridge/freezer, dining table, tv, couches, outdoor table and spa bath were all great features that made our stay pleasant. Used the bbq area a few times and that was fantastic! Awesome to also use the tennis rackets for free!5 minute walk to the main centre was short and pleasant- so handy!!

Downside was the extremely dirty floors and the finer details of the place were not exactly perfect. The rubbish truck is also extremely loud in the morning and the waves can be rather loud- but these are found everywhere. Also the entrance to the pool is odd- probably would be a bit weary sending your kids through the basement to get there alone.

Room Tip: Facing the sea is awesome, but on the entrance side looses the sun. Try ask facing the tennis court...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Landsborough, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We are used to staying in 4.5 or 5 star apartments. We stayed at Focus and were very impressed, particularly with the upkeep and grounds. The pool and spa was very clean and comfortably heated. The room was in excellent condition. The service was friendly and caring.
The beds were good, but we are spoiled brats accustomed to Rydges and the like.

We have already booked a return visit.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pakenham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We purchased a coupon for Focus Apartments through Spreets so we weren't sure what we were going to get. What we got was a fantastic 3 bedroom apartment on the 23rd floor with separate balcony's for each bedroom, each with an ocean view. The rooms were comfortable, clean and warm. We had our own laundry with washer and dryer which was great for drying towels between uses. The apartment was a short walk to restaurants and a supermarket and we were right across the road from the beach!!! The kids loved the heated pool and spa. We used public transport to get around and there was a bus stop 5 mins away that took us almost express to Movieworld. We did have to purchase some more toilet paper after using what had been supplied but it wasn't a bother. I would definitely recommend Focus Apartments to anyone especially families wanting to stay in Surfers Paradise.

  • Stayed July 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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We booked an online deal for a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment. The room we were allocated was recently refurbished and on the 19th floor. We enjoyed spectacular views of the beach and downtown Surfers. The apartment was spacious, well equipped and apart from the sound of the waves and the odd thump from a heavy footed child upstairs, nothing interrupted our peace. Everything went smoothly. Easy checkin/checkout, a friendly smile or hello whenever we passed through the foyer. The pool/spa and grounds are beautifully kept, carparking was secure and with no chance of having the car bumped or scrapped as the garages are individually allocated and separated by walls. I stayed with several friends who all enjoyed the facilities as much as I did. The Chinese Restaurant at the base of the tower is worth a visit too. We could leave the car behind and walk to most places we wanted to go. We knew it is an older building, but it is well maintained and suited us perfectly. Would we consider staying there again. Certainly, but probably for a longer stay ... 3 nights didn't seem enough time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

People have to realise that this is quite an old building. It will never be shiny and sparkly like the newer properties. But what it lacks in sparkle, it makes up for in space and not having to be precious about everything. I brought my son and 4 other teenage boys to stay at Focus. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment was clean, well appointed and VERY spacious! We needed a foldaway bed for the extra person and although it was lumpy at the folding section of the mattress, it sufficed.

Every bedroom plus the kitchen and dining area have balconies. Our apartment had limited views of the ocean but very pretty night views of the city and hinterland. The bungee bullet thrill ride park was just across the road, absolutely perfect for the teens who spent an hour or so there getting the living daylights scared out of them!

The building is literally across the road from patrolled beaches and within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, cafes, an entertainment precinct and a Coles shopping centre. Car parking is free and secure, accessible with the room key.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back again.

Positives:
Friendly staff.
Clean, well-furnished, comfortable apartment.
Great water pressure and plenty of hot water.
Every room was very spacious and had its own balcony plus plenty of storage.
Laundry with washer, dryer, iron, ironing board, sink, etc.
Big flat screen TV with DVD/VCR player. Some Foxtel channels (free).
Spa bath in main bathroom.
Comfortable beds.
Aircon in living area and master bedroom, fans in other bedrooms.
Dishwasher, microwave and full sized fridge.
BBQ area near pool is very well appointed with two large, clean gas BBQs, two bar fridges, a wash-up sink, large tables and chairs, all nicely maintained.
Great mobile phone and Internet reception (brought own wi-fi).

The negatives were not many ...
Not enough signage to point the way to the pool area and we got lost the first few times.
Not enough cookware to cook for 6 people.
Up on the 15th floor, the breeze is quite strong and the doors slam frequently. Nothing to latch doors on to.

Room Tip: Lots of noise (screaming) from thrill ride park across the road. If this bothers you, ask for a room...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FocusAp, Manager at Focus Apartments, responded to this review, May 3, 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Focus. We agree that the hinterland views are absolutely stunning at night!
We look forward to welcoming you back to Focus in the near future!
Mags Huggins
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We love FOCUS!, this is our 2nd holiday there and once again the whole experience has been wonderful! From the moment I picked up the phone to make the booking the lovely girls at the front desk looked after us,nothing was to much trouble and their smiley faces made our arrival and stay such a pleasure. We can't thank you enough for all your help, and a special thanks for arranging our theme park tickets and all our transfers.

The beautiful grounds, spacious apartments and amazing views are just the beginning of what is so magical about staying at Focus. We walked across the pedestrian crossing to find ourselves on the beautiful patrolled beach of Surfers Paradise.

We are always impressed by the cleanliness and the freshness of the apartments, my daughter suffers from allergies so this is very important to us.

We are already planing our next trip, as focus is such value for money we like to get in early so we don't miss out!

Room Tip: We have had views of the ocean and the hinterland and both are spectaular
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  • Stayed February 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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Address: 114 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 74 hotels in Surfers Paradise
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