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Moorings on Cavill Avenue
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2010

We booked this hotel based on the reviews we read on trip- we definitely expected more. We booked for 1 week and stayed 1 night. I wish they had put pictures of the bedrooms on their website, and less of the views, I would have booked else where.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Mooringscavill, Manager at Moorings on Cavill Avenue, responded to this review, October 14, 2010
Hi, it was a shame we never got to meet you personally. Maybe we could have upgraded you to a more suitable apartment, unfortunately we weren't given the opportunity. As you may not be aware all our apartments are individually owned and it is difficult have all apartments up to the high standard which you obviously demand. Please accept our apologies if the quality and service of our building does not appeal to you.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2010

Thank you to Margaret & Peter! When we arrived we were greated by VERY friendly, happy, cheerfuland helpful Staff which makes a lot of difference on our little holiday! We had a very pleasant stay and the location was PERFECT! Our room was great, exactly what we were after! Thank you so much for everything and making our holiday so great! We are all very happy and look forward to staying at Moorings in the future!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

Fantastic apartment, great views and really roomy with 2 bathrooms, had dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer and full kitchen. Really good position close to supermarket etc. great spot. Hosts Margaret and Peter really friendly and so helpful. Margaret advised us all we needed to know about the area, eating places, supermarkets, buses etc. Thank you we had a great stay and a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2010

This will be the third time i have stayed at the Moorings and i love it. Margaret is a pleasure to deal with when booking and really makes you feel at home once you have arrived. All the rooms i have stayed in have been clean and in great condition, the beds are comfortable and i love all the decor! It is in a perfect location, although there is some noise from cars we found it private and peaceful. I would not stay anywhere else and would highly suggest to others :-)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2010

What a truly wonderful place to stay.

Situated at the base of Cavill Avenue, right next to Tiki Village meant a very short stroll to the centre of Cavill Mall where it all happens. The local bus stop is but a few metres away which made it very handy to explore Surfers in all directions.

Our apartment was a corner unit at the rear of the apartment block. It was a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit on Level 3 with views over the gorgeous swimming pool/bbq area and out over the Nerang river. A wrap around balcony with two seating areas provided gorgeous views.

The apartment was beautifully tiled throughout with modern furnishings, flat screen TV, air conditioning, great workable kitchen with full fridge/freezer and microwave and the beds were super comfy! The unit had it's own laundry room with washing machine and dryer and both bathrooms (1 with bath, shower and toilet and 1 with shower and toilet only) were perfect.

Thankyou so much Margaret for a wonderful stay and we will be sure to recommend the Moorings to anyone looking to stay in Surfers. Guaranteed, if we're ever back, we will definitely stay with you again. Thanks again, you're a gem! Lyn and Kathy xx

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2010

Having read the previous reviews on trip advisor we were looking forward to our stay. We were aware of its location and thus the possibility of noise from the road (which there is but what else to expect in this location??) and also looking forward to meeting the owners, who lived up to the reviews, lovely people.

We did get a 'good deal' on the face of things however I have to say anyone who is offered apartment no.40 ask for another apartment. It is very 70's, the carpet is dirty and it is in need of modernisation. If you want a laugh go in and check out the oven(s), must have been installed when the apartment was built - even the maintenance guy that came up to look at it for me when it didnt work properly was laughing at it.

We were made aware at the time of booking that this was a 'non modernised' apartment, but I really did not expect dirty carpets, poor tiles and an archaic oven.

All being said and done we enjoyed our stay, and to repeat the owners are lovely.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2010

Having read the various reviews on TA I confidently booked into the Moorings with my daughters for the weekend so we could catch up with my elderly Mother who was visiting the Gold Coast from NZ. Having visited my Mother at the Azzura which is very modern and chic we booked in at the Moorings.
Our two bedroom unit (no 40) unfortunately was a particularly sad throw back to the 70's. Brown carpet, brown tiles and hideous blue /green curtains. Now to be fair it was clean buts that's about as much praise as I can lavish. Fronting on to Surfers Paradise Road it was particularly noisey both with traffic and people partying. The cream paint work on the doors etc had taken on that aged taint though this matched well with the budget basic pine dining table setting. Yes we only paid $145 per night and luckily we didn't have to spend much time in the unit as to be truthful we really didn't want to. I wish now that I'd spent the extra $50 per night and booked into the Azzura which was far quieter, far newer and very tastefully appointed. We never got to see the famous managers as the day we checked in was a public holiday. I'm sure they were lovely and possibly some of the other units have been refurbished. Unfortunately ours hadn't and if your unit is on the road side as opposed to the riverside then get ready for plenty of traffic noise. Even my 9 & 12 yr olds were dissapointed that we weren't staying somewhere a bit more upmarket and kids aren't supposed to notice these things !!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Moorings on Cavill Avenue
Address: The Moorings 63 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Moorings on Cavill Avenue 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moorings on Cavill holiday apartments accommodation is the ultimate holiday destination combining the perfect Gold Coast location with the serenity of absolute river frontage. Moorings on Cavill is a boutique style accommodation apartment's hotel with 1 or 2 or 3 bedroom self-contained, air conditioned apartments. We also have 1 Penthouse accommodation apartment. All the apartments have fantastic views of the river and is located a short 5 minute walk to Surfers Paradise beach. We have direct access that leads directly onto riverfront boardwalk and close to the patrolled beach. We offer a choice of superior and deluxe apartments as well as budget accommodation apartments. Many of the apartments have been renovated with the deluxe being the most recent. Moorings on Cavill offers a free booking service to all the tours, shows and attractions that the Gold Coast has to offer. We can arrange all of these prior to your arrival or after you arrive .and decide which attractions you wish to visit. If you would like transfers from either the Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport by coach or private service please let us know and we can arrange this for. Just advise us your preference and flight details then we can advise you of the costs and make the bookings to make sure you have a hassle free vacation in Surfers Paradise. Call our reservations team direct for more great deals and a great accommodation apartment. ... more   less 
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