My husband, sons and I stayed in a two bedroom apartment on the 10th floor of the Verve in April 2009. Although we had some major issues with the reservation due to a change of dates and the booking agent going into liquidation, our stay went smoothly and we had no issues with the accommodation on arrival. Our 5 nights in Broadbeach represented the second leg of our four centre holiday in Australia.
The location of Verve is superb. It is beachfront and all the apartments have front facing unobstructed sea views. Obviously the higher the floor the better the view. The apartment was clean, spacious and luxurious and had a large balcony with fantastic views as already mentioned. There were two contemporary bathrooms, fully equiped kitchen with top quality appliances and a washing machine and tumble dryer in a corridor cupboard outside the second bathroom. If I had to be picky about anything my only problem was with the ironing board and clothes airer which were both broken but usable. Unfortunately what we didn't have during our stay was much in the way of consistant sunshine or radiant blue sky to enjoy the view, balcony or beach at their best.
Prior to booking Verve I also considered Wave, Aria, Air and Ultra but for the uninterrupted views alone and the quieter location, in my opinion, Verve wins. Air is also beachfront and is nearer to the restaurants and bars and would be my second choice, but is more expensive and I believe that some apartments only have side views. The walk from Verve to Broadbeach shops and bars is merely 5 or 10 minutes.
During our stay on the Gold Coast we spent a day with friends in Carrara, visited Movie Land and Wet n Wild, Surfers Paradise several times (recommend Sardjionos restaurant in the shopping centre at the Chevron Renaissance and the beach front market stalls), Springbrook National Park (sadly the weather was dreadful and the views limited due to very low cloud and rain but the waterfalls were beautiful nevertheless), the Spit, Paradise Point (where we enjoyed lunch on the Esplanade and gawped at the price of local property in the the windows of the Real Estate Agents!) and generally covered as much of the area by car as we could fit in before driving on to Brisbane where we spent another couple of days.
In conclusion Broadbeach and Verve are both highly recommended and I wish you an enjoyable (and sunny!) stay.
- Also Known As:
- Verve Broadbeach Apartments Gold Coast