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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
1 review
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Lovely place to stay, I have stayed at focus about 6 or 7 times as have my parents, I can't really fault the place. Currently looking at booking our next stay here as we had to depart early due to a death in the family. Can't wait to come back. Thank you for a great stay

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FocusAp, Manager at Focus Apartments, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! You are one of the many that come back time and time again because of our lovely large apartments and amazing facilities! As always, we look forward to welcoming you back to Focus Apartments!
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We purchased Travelfactory's deal early last year (2012) - 5 Night Family Holiday Only $499 for a 2 Bedroom ,2 Bathroom Fully Self Contained Apartment (Focus Apartment). The apartment is huge, it's like a home away from home. The place is near shopping centres, restaurants and it's so close to the beach.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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FocusAp, Manager at Focus Apartments, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! We loved having you and look forward to welcoming you back one day soon! Our Apartments are very big - one of the perks of being an older building. The patrolled surf beach straight accross the road is another great perk! When you want to re-boook, please don't forget to tell us you are a return guest!
Thank you again for your kind words!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We paid top price for 3B std apartment $255 a night, booking 2 months in advance and it's more expensive if u book early as when I check the room price before we go it's $210.We requested sea views and higher floors, management did not respond, so we assume we got what we asked for, on arrival we are given street views and rooms on 10 floor, when asked lady in reception told me sea view not available, I told her i am willing to pay extra for upgrade but she say all booked out and she said 10 floor is very high floor, considering they have 32 floors. At last we had to stay in this lousy place as all money is pre paid, beds are squeaky, door knobs fall off, blinds fall off, third bed room is make shift bed room with no doors but blinds to close, sofas are broken. Next door apartment looks much better Break Free Beach Point. I would not recommend this place to any one and do not book from their website and do not pay in advance, very dodgy place.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great location - restaurant, shopping, night clubs, beaches & theme parks.
Leah - The receptionist was very friendly, accommodating and was very helpful especially during the extreme weather conditions and was quick to organise another night's accommodation for our group of 7 people.
We would definitely go back!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Lake Munmorah, New South Wales, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Website is very misleading. Apartment was suppose to have a hairdryer - it did not... No locks on bathroom door, lucky there was a large gap under the door so you knew if someone wS in there with the light on. One of the bedrooms had 2 roller beds on a tiled floor, therefore the beds rolled around every night and the room was VERY small to have the 2 beds in there anyway. We stayed for 10 nights and the apartment was not serviced AT ALL... While this was close to the beach and the shops at Surfers Paradise, we would not stay there again considering we booked 12 months in advance we paid nearly full rate, although the same room rate was highly discounted on wotif.com. The apartment building also had 2 power outages in the first 4 days we were there, so staying on the 29th floor, you had to make sure you left for the day. There was one air con in the lounge/dining area, bedrooms got hot and muggy and therefore the air con needed to be left on to get some form of relief from the heat. Many of the windows whistled with the winds and the doors were hard to close.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

This is by far the WORST place I've ever stayed at away from home. We hired out 3 apartments and all were absolutely filthy! We killed 15 large cockroaches in just one apartment in 5 days! We complained to management and they sent a guy to spray to place, twice, but still more and more cockroaches! When i opened the cabinet to get a plate to hace dinner, a 5cm cockroach was hiding in between the plates and got away through one of the many cracks in the room. Also we ordered a room with air con but instead were given 2 antique rusted fans that wouldn't work! People seriously do NOT stay at this place. All management would say is "There's nothing we can do about it and we have no spare rooms left." Ansolute disgrace!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Spent time there over the peak season. Management was really helpful as were the staff. Our stay was fantastic with great views and a really great apartment for our family. Highly recommend it. Location right on the beach was excellent and it was an easy walk into the centre of Surfers. Perfect location for teenage children.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Focus Apartments

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 74 hotels in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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