We have just returned from a wonderful 9 night stay at the Solnamara beachfront apartments. This was our first big holiday as a family of five (kids aged 7, 4& 11mths) and I spent a LOT of time researching accommodation not just in Burleigh but all over the Gold Coast.
Solnamara was a fantastic choice : the friendliest managers we have ever encountered, THE most amazing views out of the lounge, meals, kitchen and main bedroom windows, apartment spotlessly clean on arrival, and the 3 bedroom apartment we were in provided more than enough space for our stay. The value for money was outstanding.
We stayed on the 7th floor which meant spectacular views but also meant we were constantly alert with young kids and the balcony. If you are nervous with heights I'd recommend requesting a lower floor, which we may do next time.
Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the heated pool and the playground just over the road, and beach access couldn't have been easier. Free undercover parking was great too.
The McDonalds behind the building didn't bother us at all, and we found the 7/11 store handy for late night forgotten items. There is a Coles about a 10min walk away and Burleigh village is about a 15 min walk along the gorgeous Esplanade, however this easily turns into a 40min walk if you have kids like ours who want to try out the 3 playgrounds and numerous exercise equipment pieces along the way!
Burleigh heads was a fantastic location, the esplanade has a great vibe and the scenery was stunning. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else on the Gold Coast. Thanks Lyn and Kerry/Paul and Sandra (i think!) for a truly memorable holiday. We will be back!