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Ballarat, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Five adults stayed for 14 nights. Very disappointed to be allocated a 3rd bedroom that had 4 bunk beds & no wardrobe. We had stayed there before & requested the 3rd bedroom to be appropriate for an adult & to have a robe. Very disappointed.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We have used the Contessa Apartments twice now and each time we have had a great 2 bedroom apartment at Main Beach on the 21st floor. The view is amazing and a small walk takes you onto the beach to watch whales and have a dip.... This time we were up for a wedding and the apartments made getting to... More 

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Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We stayed here for a week and used the apartment as a base from where we explored the nearby attractions. Close to the highways in all directions, as well as the nightlife of Surfers Paradise. Very central and very comfortable, with great views. The pool, spa and indoor heated pool was a bonus. The apartment has full laundry facilities as... More 

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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great building with good facilities, very close to the beach, the shops/ Cafes of Main Beach. Indoor pool is popular with the kids in winter, gym handy, tennis court good. Apartment was great. Managers really friendly and helpful. We'll be back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

These apartments are only a 2 block walk from thequaint Tedder Ave which has some great eateries and shops and a really friendly & helpful pharmacy/pharmacist. The nearby patrolled beach is only a block away and an easy walk for the kids. The grounds and gardens, indoor and outdoor pools are all well maintained and are immaculately presented however there... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you're going to stay here, it might be worthwhile asking for an actual picture of the apartment you'll be staying in after the booking is made because ours was nothing like the pictures advertised. The decor was dated and I could have sworn the apartment hadn't been used in at least 6 months as it was so dirty. Apparently... More 

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4 Thank Yb15
1 review
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Whatever rooms you have selected are beautiful, amazing landscape and very good services in hotel. If you don't hire a car...no problem. Buses stop are in front of the hotel and a few minutes walking to the trams stop. All of them bring you and your family to spectacular places like Wet and Wild, Movie wolrd, Sea wolrd....

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Reviewed March 9, 2016

Overall, the apartment was very spacious and the facilities of the pool and garden are wonderful. However, the furnishings in my room were very poor. One of the single beds was broken and couldn't be slept on. Management tried to fix this, however it was still very uncomfortable. Every bed was overall uncomfortable with very hard mattresses. Other than that,... More 

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2 Thank gabriellag29
2 reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2016

My family and I spent 5 days here. We will be visiting again. It was lovely. I highly recommend these appartments and they are within walking distance to some lovely restaurants. My children enjoyed both the outdoor and indoor pool ☺️☺️☺️

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David G, Manager at Contessa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016

We got a great rate when we called direct - very large apartment for 4-5 people - fan views and the pool area and large gardens were great - also close to Tedder are for good local eateries - we had good views towards the river and the sea - really warm welcome and we would definitely like to stay... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This magnificent Gold Coast resort has it all! Contessa is ideally located next to the broad, white beaches and the blue Pacific Ocean on Gold Coast's Main Beach. It is only a short stroll to cosmopolitan Tedder Avenue, with its world class restaurants offering superb cuisines, alfresco dining and nightly entertainment; and exciting central Surfers Paradise is just a few minutes to the south. Relax in style in your own 2 or 3 bedroom full self contained apartment and soak up the spectacular views and refreshing sea air. Set on two acres of beautifull manicured lawns amidst landscaped gardens, the resort also features an outdoor pool and spa, tennis court, indoor heated pool and spa, fitness room, sauna and its very own marina on Nerang River. When staying at Contessa, all the attractions of the Gold Coast are within easy reach! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Contessa Holiday Apartments

Address: Contessa Apartments 1 Serisier Ave, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Price Range: $161 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Contessa Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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Contessa Holiday Apartments Gold Coast/Main Beach, Australia
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Main Beach
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“Make sure management give you what you ask for!”
 of 5 bubbles 733homenow, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Try for a good high floor to take advantage of the views.”
 of 5 bubbles alexbV7857QW, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Select a higher floor for better views and definately make enquiries regarding room quality. Request a renovated or newer re-furbished room if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles WGS_12, Mar 16, 2016 | Read review
“Room was neat and tidy. Was a really nice place ”
 of 5 bubbles 259angieg, Mar 8, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a high floor for great views ”
 of 5 bubbles UnitedGirlLondon, Mar 7, 2016 | Read review
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