Visiting from NZ this was our third stay at a Meriton Apartment (previous two in Sydney). I wasn't sure how Southport would fair as most people refer to Broadbeach etc as being ideal locations to stay.
Suffice to say my family was not disappointed at all. I now see Southport to be a great location as its just around the corner from a large mall, quite close to Surfers Paradise and the other so-called 'desirable suburbs' but quiet as well being just off the beaten track. There is also an excellent children's playground area not far away which is beside the sea and includes a netted swimming area with floating platforms. There is also a convenience store just down the road which is open early till late.
We were more than happy with this accommodation and loved our stay as was my sisters family who had another room at the same time. I now regret somewhat pre-booking other accommodation following Meriton however we live and learn don't we. (Refer my review on a Broadbeach resort).
I found this Meriton room on the 12th floor to be spotless, well appointed, very quiet and the balcony's west view wonderful, particularly in the evening as the sun was going down.
The heated spa pool and main pool were clean and sun lounger's very comfortable. Its just a shame that due to their location and large trees, the sun disappears from this area early in the afternoon. Note there is no Gym area within the complex.
In reference to another reviewers comment, I didn't find the underground car parks too small although manoeuvring through the car entrance / gate area could be 'tight-ish' in a large vehicle. There is a $10 cost per day for this parking.
I only have two albeit minor suggestions:
1 - the pillows provided were all large and firm (display pillows?) which my family found uncomfortable to sleep on. Staff tried but were unable to locate alternatives at the time - smaller ones would be preferable.
2 - I suggest steels be added to the kitchen appointments as the food prep knives provided were becoming blunt.
Overall I find this and indeed other Meriton accommodation, excellent value for money - thanks.
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Good Morning Felicks,
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Thank you for your very detailed review and photo's of Meriton Southport. Its great that our Meriton here in Southport was able to match that of the Sydney Meriton properties you have stayed at. Meriton prides itself on providing premium apartment accomodation at very affordable prices. A great deal of work goes into also providing consistency of product with our apartments which i know was an issue at the other non Meriton resort in Broadbeach. Next time we look forward to you staying at either Meriton Southport or Broadbeach when your on the Gold Coast.
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