We arrived very early in the day (check-in is stated as after 2pm) but the check-in staff were efficient, helpful and only too pleased to offer to store our luggage and to call us when our room was ready which was roughly only 20mins later which we really appreciated, given we had arrived early morning. Once we had organized check-in, the staff assisted hubby to set up golf times, finding the number for us and explaining how we needed to take in the fact we were on the border of a time change.
Room 105 that we had was excellent, overlooking the pool and conveniently close to the stairwell down to the pool which meant we didn’t need to go across the hotel or in an elevator with wet pool clothes. The room itself had a comfortable bed, fridge, microwave, a desk and couple of chairs, tea making items (North-Americans who love their morning coffee may wish to note that there was not the coffee items we are used to finding in a hotel room), plenty of storage, spacious bathroom and a super balcony with chairs and table to sit out on overlooking the pool area.
The balcony became my favourite place each night as the sun began to go down. The abundance of many different beautiful birds would flock to roost and for about an hour each night, the crescendo of bird songs would fascinate me ending abruptly all at once over a period of around five minutes as they all appeared to agree it was time to sleep!
The breakfast buffet was of excellent quality in a nicely situated lounge. Plenty of choices in hot and cold items, waffle/toast makers, coffee not bad, several juices and fresh fruit were also available. Very well maintained, restocked and tables constantly cleared and cleaned. There are also local newspapers and nice seating areas overlooking a fountain along the one side.
Beside a putting green (crazy golf style), was a pool that had both shaded and non shaded areas with a few umbrella tables, chairs and loungers. Note there are no towels pool side and there is a charge for them if you ask at reception. Either take towels from your room or bring your own. I also found the loungers a tad uncomfortable – they did not have cushions of any type and were just plastic. The pool has a toddler area off to the side and was roped off for those of liking to do laps from the other side which was the shallow area for youngsters, non-swimmers and those who just prefer to keep their feet on the ground more. There are washrooms opposite the pool which you will need your hotel key card for.
Location was perfect with the beach roughly 4/5minutes walk acoss the street and there is an abundance of stores, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. in and around the hotel which you can easily walk to. If you want to stock up on anything from food to sundries, groceries to liquor supply, skip the small 7/11 store outside the hotel if you can (ok for emergency stuff like milk or bandaids but overly expensive) and take a stroll of a few blocks right as you come off of the hotel driveway, turning right again from the driveway and walk to the Woolworths and other stores in the same block for all your needs.
There are plenty of places close by, including the hotel lobby area you can get free Wi-Fi and good connections.
The beach, the shops and the restaurants and the hotel itself made for a perfect location of paradise on the Gold Coast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mantra Twin Towns is the perfect Gold Coast accommodation to put you in the centre of everything. You're right on the doorstep of the Twin Towns Services Club for easy access to all of the entertainment, restaurants and bars - you've only to stroll through Mantra Twin Towns' covered walkway. There are many beautiful beaches and famous surf breaks nearby, some excellent shopping and great variety of eating places. On site you have a choice of heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness centre and steam room, outdoor barbecue area, mini golf course and games room. Maintenance Notice As part of ongoing improvements, Mantra Twin Towns will be closing the outdoor pool from 9 October until 17 November 2017 to replace the decking. The indoor pool, spa and sun lounging areas will remain open and available for guest use. Garden refurbishment works are expected to take place on the driveway of the Hotel from 20 November until 22 December 2017. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Twin Towns Hotel Coolangatta
- Coolangatta Outrigger