On a last minute decision to splurge on a trip to the Gold Coast for the weekend (2 nights) we stayed at The Emerald as it had 2 rooms and an in-room spa. On arrival we were confronted with signs everywhere telling us what we would be billed extra for. Cooking a meal without windows open $860 as it may set the fire alarm off. Using the spa without ALL the windows open as this may also set off the fire alarm, over flowing the spa - another fine. Not doing the dishes, Not keeping carpets clean on leaving, the list went on & on.
As we started to unpack we noticed everything was dirty. Hand marks on doors and walls and spills on the carpet. Drinking glasses were dirty and coffee cups were the same.
Deciding to make the best of it we filled the spa bath up for a nice soak and some bubbles before hitting the sack,. Quickly found that we must have to bring our own bubbles. The tv was a average size with cable televison only some of the channels had sound the first nite we used it. On the second nite some channels had found there sound but others had lost theirs.
This place is in a great location only 5 minute walk to center of cavil ave (Surfers Paradise) which is the only good thing we found with this place. Too bad it's in a bad state. There are much better places to stay the holiday inn for starters is just as close to cavil ave and about the same price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High rise hotel on the river, only 10 minutes walk from the famous surf beach. Every apartment has 2 bedrooms, with a spa in the ensuite off the main bedroom. 3 Balconies with stunning views day or night. Suitable for longer stay family groups or exciting weekends away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerald Surfers Paradise
- The Emerald Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise