We have just returned from a one week stay at the Marriner Views in apartment 20B. First of all the apartments are HUGE! Our apartment was spotlessly clean as were all common areas in the building. The view from this apartment was just superb with fantastic views from every room, from extensive sea views all along the coast to uninterrupted hinterland and city views. The balconies at the Marriner Views are huge. Our particular balcony was partially converted to a relaxing, glass walled, casual sitting area off the main room but we still had the remainder of the balcony off this sitting area, so we could sit outside if we wanted to. The weather, while we were there, was very windy so we were grateful to be able to have the views but be out of the elements. The main bedroom has an ensuite. The second bedroom also has a large balcony, again with extensive sea and hinterland views. The laundry room was well equipped with modern appliances. There were large flat screen tv's in the main room and bedroom. The room was very quiet at all times, there are only 2 units per floor with no adjoining walls. There was some traffic noise but not bothersome at all, as the main thing you can hear is the sea which is only a matter of a couple of minutes walk away from the Marriner Views. The beach by the Marriner Views is much less crowded than the beach in the centre of Surfers Paradise. The location is perfect as it's only a 15-20 minute walk into Surfers Paradise or a 20-25 minute walk into the more up-market Broadbeach.
There is a pool, gym, tennis court, spa, sauna, cabana/barbecue area and secure underground parking. There is also a meeting area adjacent to the reception. The pool area is relaxing and pleasantly landscaped.
All the apartments at the Marriner Views are privately owned and most have been renovated and I believe all rooms are required to meet certain standards before they are allowed to enter the holiday rental pool.
My partner and I are from England but live in Brisbane and whenever we holiday on the Gold Coast we always choose the Marriner Views for the spectacular views, location, apartment size, quietness and value for money. We have stayed in many of the apartments in this building over 20 years and have always been happy with our choice. Obviously, the higher floors have the best views but even lower floors have great views. We did stay once in apartment 2A and although views weren't as spectacular as the higher floors, we could still see and hear the sea. Again, 2A had a balcony converted into a pleasant, relaxing sun room.
Although it is an older style building (built in the 1980's), it has always been kept in exceptionally good order. For instance the reception area and all of the common internal areas in the lobby, including the sauna, have recently been completely renovated and refurbished.
The A and B apartments have slightly differing layouts. The A apartments have a balcony off the kitchen instead of the second bedroom.
The apartment managers, Bernie and Margaret are very helpful and conscientious regarding the comfort and needs of guests.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Ask for a higher floor which has been modernised and renovated
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