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“never again” 3 of 5 stars
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Paradise Centre Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   3 Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia (Formerly BreakFree)   |  
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melbourne, australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“never again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2007

I booked this hotel thinking it was one of the "better" hotels in Surfers.
I didn't mind the price as I had just cancelled a trip to Hamilton island due to the bad weather at the start of January.
Sadly, I can say that the only good thing about this place was the location.
The carpet was old, soiled and smelly. The "queen" sized bed was in fact two single beds literally just pushed together.
We found dirty tissues just under the bed, which made me question wheter the place had actually been cleaned prior to our arrival.
I could ramble all day regarding the shortcomings of this so called 4 star establishment. Suffice to say, that we the amount of travel I have done (both in Australia and overseas), I'm surprised at the fact that they still retain this 4 star rating.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — everyhting other than the location
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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English first
Melbourne, Victoria
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2007

Location, Location, Location!! If you want to be right in the heart of Surfers then this is the Hotel for you! rooms are a little tired but they are clean and comfortable. The views and location make up for this. We would definently stay here again!!! :)

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Oz
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2006

Stayed here from September 9th - 16th this year ...... absolutely fantastic .... clean rooms ... great view .... friendly staff ...... my partner and I basically left the car in the carpark and walked everywhere ..... close to everything .... cannot complain about anything

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2006

We wanted a place where we could just leave the car in the carpark, to be able to relax on the balcony, enjoy beautiful views and to be able to walk everywhere so we decided on the Paradise Centre.

Check in was a breeze and we were directed to the car park on the 4th floor and then a lift to the 13th floor. Our room was a 1 bedroom unit, a bit older and older in style, but comfortable, we were happy with it. It was better than we expected, however nothing at all like what is displayed on the website, then again our's was only a 1 bedroom.

The resort has 2 towers, Allunga and Ballah. Our unit was in Allunga, being closest to the beach. The view of the beach and the ocean was amazing, also overlooks 2 big pools ( one heated ), 2 spas and 2 tennis courts on the 6 th floor with direct walkway to the beach.

Access to the shopping centre and Cavill Mall was also very good. Plenty of restaurants and just about every fast food available.

We did have a problem with the door stay on the front door and reported it to reception on sunday morning. After being told there was no one on duty, it was still not repaired by the next morning, so i gave up waiting and fixed it myself. Obviously the message was not passed on.

As far as room rates, it was considerably a bit more than we usually would pay, however the fact that we had rewards dollars to use and the fantastic view made it all worth it.

One positive sign for me was the lack of change over of daily occupants as you see in the hotels, eg Japanese guests don't stay here etc. Given that it was a quiet time of the year anyhow, it just made it all seem more relaxing and the fact that we had the pool and spa to ourselves most of the time was great.

Nothing to do with the resort, however one drawback for me was the noise late at night. Even though I am a heavy sleeper, I was awoken most nights with singing, laughter, screaming, yahooing etc from people roaming in the mall. They leave the nightclubs and walk to the beach or the 24 hour eateries, particularly noisy on Friday and Saturday nights.

This was our first experience with Break free and we were impressed, we will return if we are looking for the same type of relaxing holiday. I will just pack some ear muffs next time.

I hope this information may assist you. Feel free to contact me should you wish any further details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2005

We loved this Apartment style hotel. Absolute perfect location, could not be any closer to the action. Our room was in the front and overlooked the Caville Mall and the beach. So you can see all without leaving your hotel. So just walking distance to everywhere. If you are interested in going out at night then this is the perfect place to be. Rooms have been renovated from some of the pictures on the web sites. Contain all modern furniture and the best of everything.
i couldn't recommend this place more.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Paradise Centre Apartments

Address: 3 Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia (Formerly BreakFree)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Paradise Centre Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Surfers Paradise, just 20 metres from the beach, Paradise Centre Apartments provides the perfect location to enjoy all the fast-paced action and attractions of Queensland's Gold Coast. Accommodation is offered in two 30-storey towers overlooking Surfers Paradise Beach, conveniently located above the Paradise Centre. The spacious, self-contained One, Two and Three-Bedroom Apartments all offer stunning ocean views, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, cable TV and large balconies. Extensive leisure facilities include two swimming pools, children's wading pools, a sundeck and lawn, spas, sauna, gymnasium, tennis courts and a golf putting green. There's also direct lift access to the below Paradise Centre with 110 speciality shops, restaurants and entertainment for the kids at Time Zone. The apartments offer so much for families and couples seeking a more relaxed itinerary, take in the panoramic views and cool sea breezes off the stunning Pacific Ocean from your own private balcony. Offering convenience and comfort at an affordable price, Paradise Centre Apartments is ideal for couples, families and small groups. **PLEASE NOTE** For your convenience we cannot accept bookings for the same day arrivals outside of reception hours. Please phone during normal business hours prior to arrival to arrange after hours check in. Once a booking has been made we accept NO CANCELLATIONS OR AMENDMENTS to that booking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paradise Centre Apartments Hotel Surfers Paradise
Paradise Center Hotel
Paradise Centre Apartments Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise

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