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“Absolute Dump”
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Florida Apartments
Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
Reviewed January 16, 2008

This place is a dump- dirty rooms, whiney residents and crap location.

I arrived at this place with my wife and 2 children and was shocked at how much of a dive this place is.

On the outside it isn't too bad to look at, with a nice BBQ area and a jetty plus a small swimming pool, a spa, a sauna and a rundown tennis court.

The rooms on the inside were filthy- dirty carpet, dirty couches and dirty beds. There are bugs in the bed that sting you and leave you with itchy sores. Despite washing the linen repeatedly it did not get rid of the problem.

The rooms are a good size, however DON'T STAY HERE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN. The windows are low and have no fly screens so a child could easily fall out and the balconies have flimsy railings which a child could easily squeeze through.

As there is no air con, you have to leave the windows open but because there are no fly screens you get eaten alive by the mosquitoes as well as the bed bugs.

There are people who live in these holiday apartments and constantly complain. My wife and I were abused by a resident for daring to sit on the balcony and enjoy an evening coffee- this was at 10pm.

The residents complain about everything we spoke to one family whose children were abused for making noise while in the pool- at 2pm!!!!!

They have parking under the building but this is a nightmare- parking spots are allocated to units but beware the owner of the unit may want the spot for themself even though you are renting it and if you park there they threaten to tow your car.

The accomodation is not cheap in comparison with other properties, in fact friends of ours stayed at a complex less than 50 metres away and enjoyed a complex which had clean rooms, with air con, brand new furniture, fresh linens and cable TV for less money than we paid.

A group of singles looking for somewhere to crash may enjoy this place but anyone else should stay away.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 31, 2007

Was there over Xmas/New Years 06/07. Very old apartments, and the one we stayed in was a little run down and, as it was on the road-side, a little nosiy when windows/balcony open (if you could get river side room, it would be ideal).

However, you are at the Gold Coast to get out and do things - the ootel is in great location, 10 mins walk from Surfers CBD. But the best part is the beautiful pool - lovely gardens area right on the river, with BBQ facilities for guests. Yes, the room was old, but the location and facilities were wonderful - very good value for the price.

Stayed: December 2006
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Additional Information about Florida Apartments

Address: 2916 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Surfers Paradise
Number of rooms: 56
Also Known As:
Florida Apartments Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise

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