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Ocean Plaza Resort
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Coolangatta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2014

We had a great stay at Ocean Plaza, the highlight without doubt being the incredible views of Coolangatta beach. I could have spent all day watching the surfers. We were on floor 11 and the view was great from there.
The apartment was a really generous size. The decor was a little dated in style but was still in great condition and very clean.
Only minor grumble is that there was no air con in the bedrooms so had to rely on ceiling fan. This was fine until the sun came up in the mornings at which point the room became very warm.
The location is brilliant, right on the beach with plenty of restaurants nearby and a shopping centre as part of the complex.
There is ample free underground parking. Would recommend parking outside reception on arrival because elevators from underground parking to reception can only be accessed with your room key. Also note that reception is only open until 6pm, although keys are left for late arrivals and duty manager is available for any urgent matters.
Overall a fantastic base for exploring the Gold Coast.

Room Tip: Views from 11th floor were great. Higher floors must be even better!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Larry S, General Manager at Ocean Plaza Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Ocean Plaza was built in 1988, so back then they did make the apartments very spacious and actually made sure every unit had an ocean view. (4th floor up). All units are privately owned and we manage a certain % that are in the letting pool, so this is why every room has different furniture, but same layout. I believe we have the best beaches on the Gold Coast !

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Spent the weekend her with my sister and her young family. Really loved it. Very large apartment which looked fairly modern (even if the building is fairly old). Great location above a small shopping center (with aldi and a great fruit shop) and decent kitchen means we did most of cooking at home. Coolangatta airport is 3km away. But the planes aren't a bother :). Will return!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Larry S, General Manager at Ocean Plaza Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Thank you for your review on our property and I agree, we live so close the airport, yet never hear a plane. A short cab ride and your at our front door, and on the beach ! We will soon have even more shopping and restaurants when the Showcase Mall, now called (The Strand) finishes the 60 million dollar refurbishments at the end of 2014.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a 2 bedroom unit 514 on the 17th Floor with fantastic views of the beautiful Coolangatta Beach which is right across the road. This unit was clean comfortable modern with en-suite bathroom 2nd TV in the main bedroom, views of the Hinterland from the kitchen & second bedroom & all at a very reasonable rate.
Shops, cafes, bars etc on your doorstep & 10 minutes from the airport
We where very pleased with our unit & would certainly say here again.

Room Tip: I requested a renovated unit on a higher floor when I booked & was not disappointed
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Larry S, General Manager at Ocean Plaza Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Always great to hear about another happy customer who enjoyed both Coolangatta and our property. It was unit 84 on the 17th floor, just to clarify as there is no 514 room here. Thank you very much for the review and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our allocated apartment on 16th floor, booked mid December 2013, for early february was awefull,, There was paint peeling off doors, The queen bed was very much below acceptable, we could not sleep on it together, collapsed on one side. After asking management for a relocation, the only offer was 1st floor..The décor mid 1970's, definitely not 4star..

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Larry S, General Manager at Ocean Plaza Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

We always appreciate your comments on our property even though you did not enjoy your room. I have been in the tourism industry for 25 years, and one thing that is common is peoples expectations. One person may love a room, and the next will be totally disappointed. We can only hope you return and see if the next room will be satisfactory. All units are privately owned and the décor is never the same, but the views are.
Cheers from sunny Cooly

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Just completed 6 nights on the 18th floor. One of the older towers in Coolangatta and the apartment looked a bit dated. Though modern appliances made that a mostly non issue. Fully equipped 2-bed apartment with laundry, kitchen, and flat screen TV allowing you to live like at home.

The only criticism was the water pressure in the shower was quite poor, making a shower a lengthy process. Maybe a artifact of being on the 18th floor. The big plus is the 5-star location, shopping centre, pub, and cinema in the complex making it A1 for close facilities, with the beach across the road. In all, enjoyed my stay.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Enjoyed our stay at Ocean Plaza very much. Looking forward to going back. The location is fabulous with everything you need very close by. Supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and shops all close without a car needed. Most within the same building complex. Rooms have an excellent view of the ocean. Units are very clean and well presented. Bathrooms could do with a bit of refurbishment. Would have liked access to clean towels however as six days having to wash one set of towels was a bit of a nuisance. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a two bedroom unit.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed in an apartment on the 16th floor for two weeks and had a wonderful family holiday.
The apartment was very comfortable with an excellent bed in the main bedroom. Waking up and pulling the curtains was amazing each morning as we feasted our eyes on the ever changing view.
Underneath our apartment was a large range of shops and a supermarket so all very convenient
and you don't need a car. We had excellent service from staff at the resort. The beach was one of the nicest I have been to and the weather was lovely for swimming with sea temperatures of 23 to 25. At New year we loved watching the fire works from our balcony and would love to visit again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ocean Plaza Resort

Address: Showcase on the Beach Shopping 72 - 80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Coolangatta
#3 Spa Hotel in Coolangatta
#5 Luxury Hotel in Coolangatta
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Coolangatta
Price Range: $121 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ocean Plaza Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located on the beach in the heart of Coolangatta with every apartment boasting ocean views. The facilities include heated pool and spa, gym, two full size tennis courts, games room, BBQ area that over looks the ocean and is attached to the Showcase Mall. We offer spacious self contained apartments with FREE WiFi. ... more   less 
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