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“Never, never, never, in a heart beat would i stay again”

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Anchor Down Apartments
Reviewed February 26, 2013

$10.00 per night Extra for airconditioner ( queensland !!!!!!!! WEATHER who would ever think that you would want an aircondtioner, clean the floor when you leave, no laughing, no having fun, dont wipe your bum too much because you only get one roll, dont mark the walls because they
will have to pull the whole thing down and rebuild and you will have to pay, if you lose any of the royal doulton plastic mugs, we will shot you, and dont even think about wanting a new battery for the 438 year old remote for austar.. That you had to pay extra for, my god .. Look I'm tongue in cheek here but my sister and I were amazed that anyone would stay then a bull dozer.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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ADKK77, Manager at Anchor Down Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

We find most of the information above to be ridiculously tongue in cheek comments but would like to comment on the Air conditioning charge and the Austar remote The reason we keep the air conditioning cost separate to the tariff is many people who stay here prefer not to have air conditioning as all our apartments have ceiling fans. We ensure our website and confirmation letters clearly state there is an extra charge for the air conditioning. We strive to keep our tariff at an affordable level making air conditioning a choice for our guests. All apartments have Austar installed and guests are able to watch this at NO extra cost. The remotes are all less than 2 years old and we willingly replace batteries on a regular basis at NO charge to guests.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed here after a last minute change in our holiday plans over the long weekend during the terrible storm.
Erika was so accommodating and offered us a great apartment. Rates were very affordable. Apartments were clean and modern.
We were very happy here and would definitely stay again.
Fantastic location!!!!
Loved the pool and spa!!!!

Room Tip: We had a room that was facing the street and didn't have any issues with noise. I think you woul...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stayed here last week throughout the whole Tropical Cyclone Oswald and flooding drama. Even though the weather was terrible, Erika and Allan couldn't of made it a better stay. We booked the night before we were due to check-in, and our tariffs were GREAT value for money. During the high season and a 2 bedroom apartment for only $150 AU per night! Overall a great time, friendly staff, great location and all the amenities you need :)

Room Tip: Ask for room 29 - you get river and city views :)
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Did not like it on arrival - the good reviews and cool pictures on the web made us expect something more glamorous and shiny. It's not - it's rather average, now new and quite basic, but the location is perfect - just minutes’ walk to the centre of Surfers. It is on the side street so the noise is limited to backpackers' across the road, they finish late and start early.
The hotel provides you with a map of what's around - great idea.
It was annoying they charge you for the aircon and do not provide an adequate amount of dishwashing liquid - that's petty!
I wish they clean the place more often - we stayed 5 days and all this time a dead cockroach was lying on the stairs. The vent in the room needed a good clean for a while and some things needed a repair.
Our two bedroom on the ground floor had a little courtyard outside from which we could walk to the pool. The pool was small but good for little kids and quite warm; it was disappointing though that the spa was the same temperature.
The room was reasonably sized, had a kitchen with a cooktop, microwave, oven and fridge; a bath in the bathroom (you really need it for toddlers) and washer and dryer. They provide basic toiletries.
Units are different - we saw some with nice furniture on the balcony, the swing and so on.
Overall I believe this is a good value and a great place to stay with kids, close to life but far from drunken crowds.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

I recently stayed here for two nights as part of an end of season footy trip and I had commensurately low expectations however I was pleasantly surprised by the Anchor Down apartments.
The complex is basic but clean and a very short walk to the CBD along a quiet street with a bottle shop nearby.
The apartments are relatively roomy, clean and well-equipped with Austar included.
The complex has a pool, vending machines and a bbq area.
We were a large-ish group (10) and it was a great atmosphere with all groups mixing and verty friendly.
Only one minor downside - you have to clean your own apartment before you leave.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Stayed here at Anchor Down over Easter 2012. Had a great time, & I'd highly recommend it. Location is great so close to central Surfers, the owners were great & very accomodating, the unit was excellent, & the facilities were good. I honestly can't think of a bad thing to say for our stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Apartments are clean and fresh, Office staff are just so friendly. we had a blast in discovering surfers and will be back to stay again, and would not have any problem with recommending anyone staying here

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Anchor Down Apartments 25 - 27 Peninsular Dr, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia (Formerly Whelan Street)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 123 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range: $86 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Anchor Down Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anchor Down is Best Value Surfers Paradise Accommodation on the Gold Coast.Anchor Down Holiday Apartments are in a 3 story walk up apartment complex offering fully self contained resort style apartments in a peaceful tropical garden setting. Our water front resort backs onto the tranquil Nerang River and yet is only a short stroll to the busy heart of Surfers Paradise. Stay at Anchor Down if you are interested in a relaxing getaway close to the Gold Coast golden beaches and rolling surf and the excitement and adventure of the theme parks. Our comfortable apartments provide affordable, self contained accommodation suited to both families, couples and groups. ... more   less 
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