We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Exactly what we needed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Palais Beachside Resort

Save Saved
You added Grand Palais Beachside Resort to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Grand Palais Beachside Resort
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   188 Alexandra Parade (Cnr Alexandra Parade & Mary Street), Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4572, Australia   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
AUD130 (AUD)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Exactly what we needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The staff were very helpful and friendly, and we really have no complaints at all. Alexandra Headlands is situated between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba so we did quite a lot of walking (along the beach though!) but as we were there purely for R & R, it was good for us to do some exercise. The Thai restaurant near the main entrance is very close and exceptionally tasty too, with a small selection of shops in Alex Headlands itself. The beach is just across the road and ideal- far less people than Maroochydore or Mooloolaba. We got a great package deal (included flights from New Zealand) and it was all very very cheap- for what we paid I expected far less.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
grandpalaisalex, Manager at Grand Palais Beachside Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Hello jyg255118,

Thanks for the review - we appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your stay.

Sounds like everything was spot on for your stay - location, staff, value. It's fantastic to hear and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Safe travels and kind regards,

Karen, Ross, Jodie and the team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

185 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    107
    54
    9
    6
    9
See reviews for
65
79
6
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (55)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Our family of five had a great stay at the Grand Palais. Great facilities, clean room and friendly staff. We were in a three bedroom apartment with roof top and loved every minute of our stay. We had fantastic views. 10 minute walk to Mooloolaba and 20 minute walk to Maroochydore Maccas for the kids. Only took the car out once to visit Sunshine Plaza. Kids loved the pool as it was heated. Handy shops and takeaway close by and patrolled beach directly opposite. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation and booked our next stay on leaving.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
grandpalaisalex, Manager at Grand Palais Beachside Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Hello Karen M,

Thanks so much for the fantastic review - especially the 5 stars!

I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Great to know you loved your apartment - aren't the views something!

The location is very convenient and it's great to hear you found it so as well. Especially to hear you didn't need to use your car - always a plus!

Thanks again for the great review and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Karen, Ross, Jodie and the team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
new zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Unit 52 on level 3 is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom unit with Spacious kitchen dining living area with ocean views . Easy to use electric bbq on the deck . Complex has a great swimming pool. Patrolled beach across the road. Short walk across the road to the surf club with great meals.Great location 10 Minutes walk to Mooloolaba and about 10 minutes drive to Sunshine Plaza mall Maroochdyre.
Public transport outside the door.
We had a wonderful holiday and this unit is very comfortable place to relax and enjoy the view
Highly recommend

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
grandpalaisalex, Manager at Grand Palais Beachside Resort, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Hi kiwinzkiwi,

Thanks for the review!

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay.

I'm so pleased the location was convenient and you were able to make the most of the beach and local surrounds.

We get a lot of great comments about the views and pool - I hope you enjoyed them too.

Kind regards and safe travels,

Karen, Ross, Jodie and the team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Our week with you was great. Everything clean & all the basics there and very friendly staff.Nothing to much trouble.We were on the ground floor and would probably go to level 2 for a better view. Did think the traffic noise would be a concern being right on the road front but was pleased to find that quietened down before bed time and as we were out exploring most of the day so it did not become a problem.
Did find it a bit dodgy getting into the spa bath for a shower was quite high sides to get into, nothing to hang onto (for Oldies)
Very well located with Mooloolaba only 10 mins walk and Maroochydore just 25 mins, bit longer to the Sunshine Plaza.Kawana Shopping centre was great too,just on from Mooloolaba.Not so crowded. Bus stop located right over the road.
Enjoyed the meal deals on offer too. all very handy.
Time went by so quickly so have to come back for more

Cheers Carol & Graham Peters.

Room Tip: a higher floor is needed for the view and to feeling of space, as ground floor felt a wee bit hemmed...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
grandpalaisalex, Manager at Grand Palais Beachside Resort, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Hi Carol P,

Thanks so much for the great review.

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm especially pleased to hear you found the staff so helpful and the location handy. I'm really glad to hear you didn't have any issues with traffic noise - we always tell people it doesn't tend to be an issue, but it sounds much better coming from a happy guest!

Thanks for the comments on the bath - I will look into that today.

Happy travels and kind regards,

Karen, Ross, Jodie and the team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed at the Grand Palais recently and had a wonderful holiday. The management and staff are very helpful and friendly. The apartment had (almost) everything you would expect from a self catering apartment and is in a very convenient postion.

My only criticism is that they are now looking old and need some updating. Especially the bathrooms.

Room Tip: The rooms with a roof terrace are very good
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
grandpalaisalex, Manager at Grand Palais Beachside Resort, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Hi Aunty-MacMac,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and let others know about us.

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and I'm thrilled to hear you found the service so helpful and friendly. Pleased also to see the apartment was so conveniently situated.

Thanks also for the feedback regarding the bathrooms, I'll certainly look into it. I noticed also that you said the apartment had almost everything you would expect - feel free to email me at info@grandpalais.com.au with any details.

Kind regards,

Karen, Ross, Jodie and the team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Grand Palais, found it very clean and tidy, the hosts were really friendly and accommodating . Great view from the room we had! And the pool was wonderful.
Easy reach of cafe's and restaurants . If you don't have a car you'll find the Public Transport goes passed the front door which will take you just about anywhere you want to go.

Room Tip: Just make sure you get a room with a good view of the sea.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
grandpalaisalex, Manager at Grand Palais Beachside Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Hi Maureen R,

Thanks so much for the review - especially the 5 stars. Wow!

Lovely to hear the location and transport were so handy, even better that your room was clean and tidy and the staff friendly. I've passed your kind words on to everyone.

The views really are wonderful - we get so many positive comments, I'm glad you found it so as well.

Kind regards and safe travels,

Karen, Ross, Jodie and the team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was the accommodation offered as part of a package deal NZ to Sunshine Coast. Our expectations weren't great as the package was inexpensive, but we found a brilliantly appointed venue with obliging, friendly staff & very adequate apartment. The decor was yesteryear, but all the essentials to a beach holiday were there (including coupla beach chairs & swingball game) .. we were favoured with balcony, panoramic ocean views across a not-too-intrusive highway (had paid extra $200NZ) but thoroughly worthwhile add-on to our week's stay. We look forward to returning

Room Tip: Rather obviously beachfront is THE place to be
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
grandpalaisalex, Manager at Grand Palais Beachside Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Hello GOLFKNUT42,

Thanks so much for the review, we really appreciate the support.

Great to hear you found the apartment such great value and enjoyed the beautiful ocean views. So pleased the staff were friendly and helpful and that your room had all the essentials for a beach holiday.

Lovely to hear and we look forward to seeing you again soon,

Karen, Ross, Jodie and the team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Grand Palais Beachside Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Palais Beachside Resort

Address: 188 Alexandra Parade (Cnr Alexandra Parade & Mary Street), Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4572, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Alexandra Headland
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty lodging in Alexandra Headland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Palais Beachside Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Palais Beachside Resort holiday accommodation apartments are your perfect choice in affordable luxury on the Sunshine Coast. Will full amenities, a great location and amazing views, we have it all here at Grand Palais. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Agoda so you can book your Grand Palais Beachside Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Palais Beachside Hotel Alexandra Headland
Grand Palais Beachside Resort Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Grand Palais Beachside Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.