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Carmel By The Sea
177 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 22 hotels in Broadbeach
Brisbane, Australia
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“Spacious, convenient, and great views.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We recently stayed at Carmel by the Sea for 11 nights. We were very happy with it.

Not all rooms are as modern as the website depicts, but ours was clean and functional.

The location is fantastic. Across the road from the beach and playgrounds, 2 blocks to the new Oracle development with lots of restaurants etc.

The apartment we were in had very light blinds and faced east, so we were up early from both the light and the heat of the sun. We didn't try the a/c, as the breezes were good, but there was only one unit for the 2 bed apt, so not sure how it would have coped.

The facilities are good. The indoor pool and spa were great when it was a little cool outside.

The main pool area is good and was not crowded.

We were on the 5th floor and the views were good. Happily stay again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Just the most perfect place to stay. We could go back in a heartbeat..... It was way more expensive than what we usually pay but as we were only here for 4 nights we decided to stay as it was recommended to us. We would definitely love to stay again but would not be able to afford a week here. However, everything was amazing ! Just a short work walk to all the shops and restaurants & across the road from the beach which was patrolled.Also a fabulous playground & park opposite if you have children. We loved lying in bed and being able to see the ocean & go to sleep at night listening to the surf.Hubby liked relaxing in the very comfortable lounge and watching the cricket whilst still being able to gaze out at the ocean. We were in a large, extremely spacious one bedroom unit and were easily able to entertain guests for lunch one day.

Room Tip: Rooms facing North have great views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Had a 2 bedroom apartment on the 10th floor with full ocean views and it was fantastic. Rooms were clean facilties were excellent. Could not fault the apartment nor the amenities. Across the road from a patrolled beach. Close to shops and restaurants. Would be better if you had a car (which we did).

Room Tip: Ask for a high room to see over the trees and park to the ocean
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed in a three bedroom apartment on the 8th floor. Had views to the ocean and also the Surfers skyline. Walking distance to Oasis and Pacific Fair Shopping Centres, Kawarra SLSC for a decent meal and Casino, so a great spot. Our apartment was spotless and very spacious. Could live there forever. Facilities on site were excellent. Indoor pool, spa, sauna and steamroom and outdoor pool and tennis court. The pool was a great size and there were always plenty of sun lounges. Don't know about school holidays though!! I would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back..

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

We stayed at another nearby apartment, but 2 in-law families stayed in a 3br apartment and they were very happy with this place. We visited on a few occasions and I must say, the BBQ area and the pools, both indoor and out are fantasitic. The view from the balcony is great and I spent a few nights out there with a coldie watching the world go by. This place was really clean and appeared quite new.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

With all the choice of apartments, how can one choose? I can appreciate other comments that people make and I do think because these apartments are individually owned it is a bit of luck, we stayed one year where I thought the furnishings were dated so made sure I requested modern furniture. This was our 3rd time staying in a 2 bedrooom apartment. Over the years we have stayed elsewhere, but always come back here. The apartments are well designed and spacious. The rooms are clean with balconies that have a wonderful view. The facilities are excellent, with a decent gym. I love the position! Across the road is the park and beach, near to Oasis where you can buy groceries and walking distance to Pacific Fair. The girls on reception are always helpful. I'll stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We loved our stay at Carmel by the Sea! We stayed in an ocean front 2 bedroom apartment on the 5th level just eye level with the tree tops but still presented with beautiful views. I think all the 2 bedroom apartments are ocean facing, but you may want to request floors 6 or 7 if you want to see more of that blue sea! We had nothing to complain about with our view though - glorious! Loved the sunny mornings sitting on our balcony :)
We adored the space in our apartment - even though the furnishings were a little outdated, we felt it was so well presented, lovely, light & spacious! We had a beautiful kitchen & bathrooms (huge spa!).
The building itself is also very secure with a special sensor key system to access the lifts etc.
Both pools & Tennis facilities superb.

Position: Only 5 minute walk to the Oasis Mall. We even managed to carry our Woolworths shopping back to the apartment without the need for a trolley (electronic sensors prevent their removal from the Oasis centre).

Fantastic park for the kids right across the road!

Staff were excellent catering to all our needs - especially on our last day checking out we had to leave our car behind for 3 hours after check out time, nothing was a problem.

Only negative: Very soft bed :( but everything else made up for it!

Tip: Visit the Kurrawa Surf life saving club for an early pub meal and watch the sun set. Book ahead so you can secure a balcony window seat. Kids meals were huge!

It's also great just to wonder down to the Mall precinct and take your pick from all the restaurants (no need to book if you are happy to stroll) - go beyond the Mall into Surf Parade to see more on offer.

Jupiters Casino has a great buffet - breakfast, lunch or dinner. We tried the lunch buffet for $29 per adult and $14 per child. Fantastic value. Take the monorail across from Oasis Mall.

Room Tip: Floor 5 or above recommended for that beautiful ocean view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carmel By The Sea

Address: 177 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Broadbeach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Broadbeach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located in the heart of Broadbeach, just paces from the golden sands of the beach, Carmel By The Sea offers spacious and contemporary apartments close to all that the Gold Coast has to offer.With an ideal location and a superb range of guest facilities including two swimming pools, an indoor heated spa, sauna and steam room, our penthouse accommodation Gold Coast has everything you need to relax and recharge.We offer a choice of one, two and three bedroom Gold Coast self contained apartments, each of which features a large balcony with stunning ocean or hinterland views.We hope to welcome you soon! ... more   less 
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