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BreakFree Imperial Surf
Brisbane
1 review
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“Enjoyable”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Convenient to Cavill Ave etc and good to be a little away from the crowds. Our 2 bedroom unit was pleasantly decorated, spacious and perfectly comfortable. We were a little low down on level 3 to have ocean views as obscured by trees but walking across the road to the beach made up for that.

Room Tip: Probably would be better to be directly facing the ocean, we were on the furtherest left hand side s...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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IMPMANAGER, General Manager at BreakFree Imperial Surf, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for taking time to comment on your recent stay with us at BreakFree Imperial Surf and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay on the Gold Coast.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Looks lovely from the outside and fantastic location, 5 minutes walk to Cavill Ave & right across the road from the beach. My husband and I and 17 yr old daughter had 3 nights in a 2bedroom, 2 bthroom beachfront apartment. Would of been perfect except is very very dated and no aircon only ceiling fans which is'nt enough when the temperatures are HOT. If you are not after 5 star but something middleclass I would not recommend this only because of it"s tiredness in the rooms. I myself put it in the catergorie of being good enough for the young schoolies age group who just want a pad to crash or someone looking for something cheap although I thought $750NZD was not cheap or worth it for this 3 night stay. Sorry to say as fabulous as the location & beach goes we would not return due to tiredness/dated rooms. All it needs to be perfect is room makeovers. Staff are lovely & welcoming.

Room Tip: We had 3C on the corner which was fantastic size wise and view but bathroom door hanging off and jus...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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IMPMANAGER, General Manager at BreakFree Imperial Surf, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. As we are only 3.5 star our apartments are not all new and modern but are large with fantastic views and across the road from the beach.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I absolutely loved my stay at Imperial Surf! The location was amazing, so close to everything you need directly in surfers, the beach right across the road, and a swimming pool located on site too. The 2 bedroom apartment I stayed in was perfect for us, granted it is a bit outdated in the bathrooms and decor, but we weren't planning on spending our days in here! All you need to cook for yourself here, do your laundry and the front reception staff are so friendly and helpful!!
Great value for money and views, if you ask for an ocean view!
We will be returning to stay here every time we come to Surfers Paradise!

  • Stayed November 2012
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IMPMANAGER, General Manager at BreakFree Imperial Surf, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
It is great to have guests like you stay with us, very friendly and you make our jobs easy. Thanks for yor feedback and we look forward to wecoming you back at BreakFree Imperial Surf on your next visit to the Gold Coast.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had great views of the ocean and skyline of Surfers from our apartments. The Imperial Surf Resort is located conveniently, just across the road from the beach and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The apartments themselves are run down and old and need updating. They were also not the cleanest and bugs were found throughout the room. On a more positive note, the pools and spa were great, as were the sauna and steam room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Okay but don't expect anything fantastic in terms of the rooms.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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IMPMANAGER, General Manager at BreakFree Imperial Surf, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback o your recent stay. I am sorry that you were disappoined with some aspects of your stay.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We were on the 26th Floor fantastic views of Surfers, good location to shops buses etc.... Staff were friendly and provided excellent service....apartment was amazing....everything we needed clean and operational....facilities were the best- great to have indoor pool due to the wind... would recommend to family and friends...thank you to all the staff of Imperial Surf for making our holiday memorable :-)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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IMPMANAGER, General Manager at BreakFree Imperial Surf, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback and it is fantastic to know that you had such an enjoyable time and enjoyed our apartments with their great views and location.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Zurich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

There is no better location in Surfers Paradise than this place. We had a spacious 2-bedroom ocean view apartment on the 11th floor. The apartment was very well equipped. The room was clean but old. If this place were to be overhauled, it would be tremendous. We paid A$223 per night for a family of 4. Not the cheapest but the location was just marvellous. I was a bit irritated as we were rushing to pack our stuff the morning we were leaving. A knock on the door followed immediately by a phone call from reception informing us that if we did not vacate immediately a surcharge would be incurred. We were supposed to check out at 10 and it was 10.45am. We were about to leave anyway, which annoyed me even more. Part of the delay was to tidy up the place a little.

Room Tip: Ocean view by all means. The higher the better.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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IMPMANAGER, General Manager at BreakFree Imperial Surf, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your stay at BreakFree Imperial Surf. It is always important to remember that other Guests will be wanting to check into the apartment where you have stayed and so it is necessary for you to depart on time (10am) to allow the cleaners into prepare the apartment for them. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back on your next stay on the Gold Coast.
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Albany, Western Australia
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

from the moment we arrived at the hotel, the staff were very friendly, I was asking the lady at the front desk if we could store out luggage until check in time, and she let us check in 2 hours early, I have to admit, I was a little nervous when the elevator door opened (12th floor) as the passage looked a bit dingy, but as soon as we opened the door to out room, all my inhibitions were gone. We stayed in a one bedroom room, and it was beautiful, very spacious (a few things were a bit outdated, but everything worked perfectly), all with balconys overlooking the beach, or you could walk to the other side of the balcony, to see the views of the city. we were a bit concerned that it might be a bit loud, but with windows closed, we didn't hear a thing from outside. I would definately stay again if we return to thw gold coast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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IMPMANAGER, General Manager at BreakFree Imperial Surf, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thanks for your feedback s it is always good to be reassured by receiving such comments that we are meeting and maintaining our standards as well as meet and exceed guest expectation. We look forward to welcoming you back to BreakFree Imperial Surf in the future.
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Property: BreakFree Imperial Surf
Address: Imperial Surf 80 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree Imperial Surf 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Laying claim to some of the best views on the Gold Coast, BreakFree Imperial Surf offers quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise overlooking the beach, all apartments have ocean views, some with sweeping panoramic vistas of the Gold Coast hinterland and surrounds. Perfect for a weekend getaway, mini-break or beachside family holiday, accommodation options include one and two bedroom apartments with large balconies, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, TV and security access. The resort offers a range of leisure facilities including a full-size tennis court, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, BBQ area and tour desk. Only a short walk will have you in Cavill Avenue where you can hit the shops or dine at one of the many cafes or restaurants. When the sun sets the Surfers Paradise nightlife takes over and all the nightclubs are only a short walk away. With the surf-patrolled beach directly opposite and the retail, dining and entertainment hub of the Gold Coast literally on the doorstop, the resort offers choice - whether you want to laze in the sun or party until the sun comes up. Maintenance Notice We are excited to announce BreakFree Imperial Surf will be undertaking an upgrade of the external balcony balustrades. This work is scheduled between from 20 April until 10 December 2015 and it will be carried out from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday only. During this time there may be restricted access to the hotel entrance and limited access to some balconies. The tennis courts will be closed from 20 April until 15 October 2015. The outdoor pool will be closed from October 2015 until the end of the project, however the indoor pool will remain open from 7am until 9pm throughout this period. ... more   less 
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