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Marrakesh Resort Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   198 Surf Parade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Melbourne
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

We loved staying at Marrakesh. A 2 minute walk to the beach, 15 minute walk to both Cavil avenue and the main strip of shops in Broad Beach. Our booking included a $10 per head voucher for breakfast each day and we both enjoyed all of the options that we tried. We also made use of the rooftop barbeque terrace which is really well set up. Our apartment wasn't overly modern but it was very clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely stay there again :)

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed at the Marrakesh in June, 2012. Our 1 bedroom apartment overlooking the pool was well appointed with a full kitchen and separate laundry. We visit the Gold Coast often and usually change accommodation every time, but our stay at Marrakesh was very enjoyable that we will be returning for sure. Meals (breakfast and dinner) in the restaurant are of top quality and well priced. The indoor pool and spa is a welcome treat when the weather isn't that warm.Located between Surfers and Broadbeach and within easy reach of everything.
The beach is a stone's throw away. Definitely worth a stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We have just returned to the rain in New Zealand after a wonderful 9 night stay at the Marrakesh. The weather on the Gold Coast certainly made the holiday a special one but the Marrakesh was also a big contributor. We stayed in an ocean view apartment on the 8th floor. As others have said, the apartments are a little dated, but ours had recently had new capet and curtains installed so it was holding up ok. Very clean.
The young ladies on reception were very friendly - it was the guy with the bald head who was offhand and not very engaging so I guess it is luck of the draw as to who you get and what you experience.
Around 70% of these apartments are owner occupied which is great as many were not being used while we were there even though the 'no vacancy' sign was up. No crowds at the pool or in the restaurant. Lovely!
We loved going to the local bar (owned by the Crown Plaza) for their cheap and cheerful bar meals - lunch and dinner, and to watch some of the rugby games from home. Just walk down the drive out the back entrance (not the Surf Parade one) and there it is across on the opposite corner. Literally a 1 minute walk away.
Also, try the local bowling club - a 5 to 7 minute walk towards Broadbeach. Again, really cheap meals and drinks. Just sign in at the desk and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. We went there on a Monday night and had the BarraMonday (fish) special. A basic meal but for $12 it was just fine. We actually spent 3 hours there on our last day after we had checked out. We watched the ladies play bowls. We had lunch and a few wines to celebrate the end of a great holiday.
We paid $106 AUD per night for the 1 bedroom ocean view, and that included 2x$10 breakfast vouchers for each day we were there. Booked direct with the Marrakesh via their website. We will return.

Room Tip: Definitely go for an ocean view apartment. You will get some sun and a lovely view. The other side...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed in a superior appartment and friends stayed in a standard apartment on the upper floors. Ours was more spacious, but the other had a nicer outlook, away from the buildings towards the hinterland.
The positions is right between Surfers and Broadbeach so it is nice and quiet.
The restaurant downstairs (Kesh) is good.
It a short walk to the beach.
I'm happy to recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed here for a week in mid-July 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was on the second floor (211) overlooking the pool. With a northerly outlook we got sun most of the day. Very pleasant. The apartment was well appointed and equipped - microwave, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer etc. It was also very clean, which we appreciated. The only thing we missed was a decent radio. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were a pleasure to deal with, and the oranges that one of the staff brought in each day from his home were an added bonus. There was a wifi connection available from a Jimojo hotspot but it was sporadic throughout our stay, and not too reliable. It was also incredibly expensive - $65 for the week. We bought a three-day Gold Pass which gave us unlimited travel on the local buses. This was good value. We could also have bought a Go Card for the buses but we found out about this too late. We ate in the Resort restaurant (Kesh) on our first night but didn't return for dinner again. We weren't impressed with the food. We had breakfast once in the restaurant. The food was fine but the background music was way too loud and quite an annoyance, Al in all, though, it was a good week and we would certainly consider paying a return visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a north facing room.
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Several of our family members stayed in these apartments - the apartment on the seventh floor for two families was spacious (but a little dated) and everything we could have wished for in the way of sun, views and facilities. However as previous reviews have mentioned the bed was very hard as were the pillows - the twin beds were excellent but the double/queen was like sleeping on a board.
The food we ordered from the Restaurant was of a high standard and we really appreciated the friendly staff at breakfast every day especially Doreen who was very kind to our three year old grandson.
We did find the staff at the desk stand-offish as though we were doing them a favour staying there which was a shame as the staff in the Restaurant and grounds were so different. Coming from Christchurch and having endured over 12,000 earthquakes (aftershocks) we so appreciated the sunshine and solid ground, and would have also appreciated a friendly face at the front desk.

Room Tip: The rooms for two families on the seventh floor were large and sunny and excellent value with a view...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We've stayed at Marrakesh 3 times now.
We tend to get in late friday night after the drive from BrisVegas, so the keys are waiting for us with the easy to follow directions from the late-check in service.
its about mid-way between Broadbeach and Surfers - so you get the best of both without the hustke and bustle.
The prices on its own web site are occassionally cheaper than wot-if - so make sure you check this before booking.
Breakfast and dinner at Kesh are always pleasant. The menu is not the most diverse on the coast - but we are never short of options - and we are gluten free.
The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and have all you need for an extended stay. the layout is soo good that there are some permanent rentals in this complex, and I think this would be hard to beat for our choice for appartment building when we retire to the coast.
The beds have always been very comfortable.
The gardens are stunning and the pools and spas (both indoor and outdoor) are spotless.

Room Tip: Try to get a room about the 7th floor for an ocean view
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 198 Surf Parade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#10 Romantic Hotel in Surfers Paradise
#11 Luxury Hotel in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Marrakesh Resort Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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