We, that is four of us (2 couples) arrived at the seaside town of Southport on Australias Gold Coast with nowhere booked to stay. A quick check on Google gave us the address of the 'Meriton serviced apartments' which sounde ideal as it was a 2 bedroomed with all the necessary stuff.
We had some trouble finding the place as the GPS was not working properly. A fact that was backed up by signs at the roadside saying ignore your GPS. Seems like they have a problem with this at the moment as the city is being transformed to be ready for the 2018 Commonwealth games. However we finally got round the roadworks and arrived at the Meriton, First impression ... looks lovely, staff very nice, appartment on top floor with great view of the sea on one side & river on the other. The lounge/kitchen/dining atrea was all you could ask for, very well equipped. a batthroom for each bedroom , everything clean and orderly.
We looked on the apartment info book to find about eating and as the Meriton has no restaurant they ordered food from a very large variety of restaurants around the town.
We ordered a pretty good Indian meal and ate it in the apartment as it had been a long drive and we were weary.
There wasalso Greek,Japanese,Mexican,Italian,French,Chinese,Thai, & Indonesian cuisine available (sorry to any country not mentioned as they could have been on the list).
Possibly the best was yet to come as the beds were probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in.. All in all apart from the chaos in the roads of the area it was a great place to go & stay.
Underground parking was on 2 lower levels and with loads of space.
Swimming pool looked good but didn't have time for a swim.
I might just go back in 2018 for the Games.
We were on the 12th floor and I think that was great.
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Thank you for your recent stay at Merion Southport and for taking the time to provide your wonderul feedback on Trip Advisor. It was a delight to read that you enjoyed everything from the moment you arrived with your first impression being it looks lovely and staff were very nice down to the time you went to bed and slept in the most comfortable bed.
As you mentioned we do not have a restaurant onsite and that is why we provide a large range of restaurants to deliver to you, especially after that long day of driving or traveling that most guests endure.
The roadworks and construction at the moment does create some issues for getting around the gold coast, however when it is complete it will be great for everyone and I hope you are able to return during the games to see the finished product.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to your return.
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