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“Christmas 2013” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zenith Apartments

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Zenith Apartments
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Christmas 2013”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had 3 family members and their families stay here from 22nd to 29th Dec. 2013. We were on 3 different levels. The Units at Zenith are all privately owned which means some are furnished and look better than others.

Family No.1 stayed on the 4th floor in unit 4 which was classed as original. It had 3 bedrooms, ensuite and main bathroom, kitchen, laundry, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and air con in the main living area. The view from the balcony overlooking the sea wasn't that great because of the trees and being on level 4. This apartment was clean but it really needs a make over for the asking price. My brother who stayed in this unit said he would stay at Zenith again but not if this was the only unit available.

Family No. 2 stayed on the 21st floor in unit 4 which was classed as original but it had some updating done to it. It had 3 bedrooms, ensuite and main bathroom, kitchen, laundry, no air con but had ceiling fans, being so high up my sister said it was cool enough with the sea breeze. Views were fantastic and they were really happy with their unit and would stay again.

We stayed on level 20 in unit 1 which was a sub-penthouse. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 ensuites and a main bathroom, lounge/dining area, TV room, bar, kitchen, laundry, 3 balconies all with stunning views and air con throughout. We used this unit as our extended family get togethers each night and on Christmas Day (up to 20 people), there was plenty of room for everyone. There were a number of light bulbs that were blown especially in room 2 and need replacing, A dripping noise in the main ensuite drain as well as the flush button on the toilet sticking each time and some doors in the kitchen that need to be realigned so they close properly but apart from these things we were very happy and would definitely stay again in this unit.

In all 3 units we all commented that the beds were way too hard which took a bit of getting used to and that some of the sliding doors/windows were very hard to open because of the salt build up.

The amenities were great, indoor pool and spa, gym, tennis court, outdoor pool and a lovely covered clean bbq area. The position of the apartments was fantastic. We were close to everything including Cavill Avenue and didn't really need to use the car. There were also night time markets right out front on the esplanade.

The managers were lovely and very helpful even to being able to give us extra car spaces when we needed it.

Please note - all photos were taken from Level 20 Unit 1.

Room Tip: don't pick original, standard or deluxe would be better and on a higher level for great views
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Snowyoneandonly
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

We have stayed at Surfers on many occasions and are delighted to have found this perfect gem. From the moment you walk into Reception and be welcomed by joint Manager's Shona and Cheryl, you know you have come to the right place. Cheerful, helpful and friendly they are such a pleasant change to some other Surfers Paradise Reception staff who are reincarnations of Basil Faulty where you're almost fearful to say that you have a booking and you're checking in. We stayed in a 1 Bedroom Deluxe and it was excellent.....clean, well appointed with all commodities you want or need for a comfortable stay. Its such a nice change to find that everything is provided for. Sure beats having to go walkabout around Surfers shops to find basic items like can openers and other daily kitchen requirements that you would expect to find but simply aren't provided for......or have been pinched by other guests and not replaced during an inventory check. And joy of joys...Zenith have dedicated car parks for each unit. What a pleasant change - no more driving back after a day out somewhere and having to fight for a car park or worse having to park out on the street somewhere. Zenith has an indoor pool and gym, and spa and outdoor pool, but that doesn't matter as the main Surfer's patrolled beach is directly across the road. Also has a tennis court and bbq area. Cavill Mall, the heart of Surfers is 2 minutes walk away as are more shops and restaurants that would satisfy the requirements of most visitors. Zenith is an absolute gem and we recommend it for anyone seeking accommodation in Surfers Paradise.

Room Tip: Ask for an east facing room so you catch the morning sun and have a great view of the main beach
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Murray B
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Forster, Australia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Location of property is great, so close to Cavill Ave, all the eateries,shops and right across the road from the beach.All staff (especially Cheryl) were very helpful and friendly. The bathroom could have been a little cleaner.

Room Tip: Stayed on the 16th floor, surf noise loud, most mornings awake at sunrise (before 5 am) due to light...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Walsan811
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Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed there for 6 nights in a a deluxe 1bd apartment. Whale watching from our balcony, close to beach,shops,Restaurants. Staff were polite and helpful, rooms were clean, we had everything we needed.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MadyLou24
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Redbank Plains, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed on the 20th floor, there were 7 of us. Very spacious!
View was amazing! 3 balconys. 1 facing the mall, 1 facing the beach and one in the middle.
The furniture went well together, probably not the most comfortable but wasn't a problem as there were plenty of places to sit!
Apartment needs a bit of maintenance; cracks on walls/doors.
Ensuite shower had a bit of mould.
We were given 3 USED toilet rolls.. which wasn't the part that bothered us.. just knowing there were 7 people coming and thats all we had. Was given more on our last night.
receptionist was very nice! Smiles all round.
Maintenance man came to our room during and after hours (even at 12am) with no attitude. Very polite and seemed happy to help.
Very lovely people.
Location is great!
Pool had a bit too much chlorine. Discolored some clothes but was still nice.
Only thing that seemed to bother us was having to call the after hours line. The lady was very rude which could only make matters worse, considering you are calling because there is a problem.
Other than that we enjoyed our stay and will go back again. (:

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank JaNa010
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Malaysia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We spend a week in Zenith Apartment for honeymoon. The location of the hotel was amazing. It was within reach to all facilities. We had great beach view room and spotted few whales as well. Staffs were friendly and very helpful. From day one until end of our trip, they help to call and book tour and arrange transportation for us. We will definitely visit again.

Room Tip: Book online to avoid disappointment.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ABHYSRE
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Gosford, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the three bedroom apartment for a week with friends.
Great location with secure underground parking.
Bit cold as it was winter, but the pool & spa were warm!
Apartment was spacious, very clean and kitchen was well setup with massive bench and fridge. Two massive balconies with great views on the ocean!!
Bathroom was old and dated uike the rest of the apartment. Still no issues with facilities.
Our rooms all had built in wardrobes with draws.

Apartment was right in town close to shops, restuarants, fastfood, bars, beaches and nightlife!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Allison R
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Property: Zenith Apartments
Address: Zenith 20 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 125 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Zenith Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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