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“Highly recommend - not your usual cheap n cheerful” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Riviera Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Corner Golden Four Drive & Toolona Street, Tugun, Queensland 4224, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Highly recommend - not your usual cheap n cheerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

I am not meaning to sound pompous but Golden Riviera is not the type of place I would generally consider staying in.

However, I was so glad to have my 'manners put back in' by this great accommodation.

We booked about a week out from our stay on Wotif.com (the only way GR takes bookings) and got a baaaaaargain for a two bedroom apartment.

Aircon in living room which sort of drifts into the bedrooms but I'd be a bit concerned a super hot weekend (it was 30 during our stay). Cieling fans in bedrooms. Main room is queen bed and ensuite. Second room is twins and own bathroom. Full living facilities such as laundry, kitchen, secure parking etc.

The pool is great and not too over run with kids.

Security of the entire compound is also very good.

10 minute cab / drive from OOL and it is right on the patrolled beach (albeit not beach views) it is a great location. You get use to the planes which can sometimes feel like they are landing on you but they do not disturb sleep.

Tugun surfclub is a three minute stroll and good for lunch / dinner. Viking (Currumbin) surfclub is awesome and a lovely 20 minute stroll along the beach from GR. Plenty of other dining options around.

Generally you get what you pay for however this cheap n cheerful offers amazing value for money and really delivers in comfort and locale.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Great place to stay in early July although the weather was unseasonably cold. Still able to use the pool. Rooms are clean and tidy and there's plenty of restaurants in the area. It's just a short busride to the bustle of Broadbeach or Surfers. If you're looikng for a quiet holiday with a beach in front this is definitely the place!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney NSW Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

We have stayed at this apartment complex 4 times. It is in a excellent location adjacent to the beach and close to shops. The apartments are well equipped and clean. The only small problem is that it looked like the balconies don't get swept very often. The apartments are only serviced once a week but for the price this is quite ok by us. There is plenty of space for a family, much better than a hotel. The pool is clean and big and the BBQ area is great. It is close to the motorway to drive to the theme parks and maybe 30-40 minute drive to Surfers Paradise (depending on traffic). I would definitely recommend this apartment complex.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2009

Very clean and tidy resort, well equipped kitchen and facilities in your room.. Very secure resort. Local shops, Subway, HJ's and internet cafe across the road, with bus also nearby. Pool I saw maintained every day and we used every day as well as the beach. If you come in the weekend reception only open some hours. Tugan close proximity to airport, but did not bother us. Enjoyed our stay very much and well priced.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corner Golden Four Drive & Toolona Street, Tugun, Queensland 4224, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Tugun
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Tugun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Riviera Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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