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“Lovely but not WOW this time.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Reflection on the Sea
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Sydney
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely but not WOW this time.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Second stay here - 1st was amazing. Unfortunately our apartment was much lower down this time (8th floor) and the street noise was an issue. Beds in this apartment not as comfy - distinct "lump" in centre of my side of bed made for discomfort. This apartment also in need of a thorough "spring clean" - we both have short hair but had long, dark hairs on blankets etc. Staff still lovely & watching whales from the balcony is rather special but may try another place next visit for a comparison.

Room Tip: Ask for a high apartment AWAY from lifts - ding, ding, ding!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My family and my sisters family loved staying here. It was a lovely week and we would like to come back... However, some small changes are needed.

1. Stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment - LOVELY! Big spacious, loved the kitchen and eating area, loved the TV in all rooms and nice big one in lounge. Also loved that I could plug my hard drive straight in and access all the kids movies easily.

2. The spa was phenomenal and very comfortable

3. The view was gorgeous - corner apartment, overlooking both beach, point danger and Twin Towns. I don't usually care much about the view, however being on holidays rather than working for once, it was a lovely sight each morning.

4. So very very convenient. Shops and restaurants everywhere, walking distance to at least 15 GOOD restaurants and probably 10 or more average ones, cinemas, bars, pubs, convenience stores, loads of massage options and across the road from the QLD/NSW border which was cool.

5. Executive lounge rarely used (whilst I was there) and was good to go and chill out and have a drink and play some pool.

The disappointing

1. Heated pool - heat pump broke down the day before we arrived. Was broken the whole time and this was a significant part of why we booked - winter, good prices, not swimming in ocean much, but a heated pool = win! Understand these things happen, and of course, once fixed will consider returning :) (Spa heating was working and it was lovely, but add a couple of kids in there and gets less fun!)

2. Door locks - it appears that dodgy brother inc. have fit all the room door locks - ours popped into its cavity a few times and had to be dug out by the key and every room on the 9th floor looked like it had the same issues.

3. 3 bedroom apartment - no lock on main room? :S Found this VERY surprising. Recognize that a 1 bed apartment, shouldn't be needed. But a 3 bedroom? Obviously going to be using all rooms or why book so large. So with multiple adults and children, it makes sense that the main room have something, even a small latch of sorts... To have kids opening the sliding doors every morning to the rest of the group was a pain.

3a - The above continues with the shower/bathroom combination - even if the outer door couldn't be locked, you would think the bathroom could be, and yes, the door can. But NOT the 4 sliding glass panels looking into the bathroom over the top of the spa. Definitely a nice touch, but would make more sense with a latch on the spa side.

4 - Cobwebs all over the balcony. Not something I expect to be cleaned every time. But made it look like it had had no attention for a few weeks.

Definitely want to come back, but some small changes need to be made.

BIG props on included internet - didn't use it the whole time (shows how much fun I was having! lol) but beats the hell out of paying $30 a day at Hilton....

Room Tip: Corner Apartment - we were in 905 and it was fantastic. The bin collection can be loud as people...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed in these fabulous apartments when they were newly built back in July 2007. (Trip Advisor site will not allow me to go back this far datewise so I have had to insert 2012 as the date of travel).I've been meaning to write a review for ages,better late than never! They were simply amazing. Perfect location, spacious luxurious accomodation,ultra comfortable,amazing views .The best apartment we had ever stayed in. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Sorell, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

We had the 4 bedroom sky home for family reunion, could not fault anything, easy walk anywhere, lots of eateries etc all around you, unit is beautiful and perfectly set up but we didn't cook, why would you? wonderful views and so comfortable with 8 guests. If we went on our own would stay there again in smaller unit, just brilliant.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Austinozz
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Sydney
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This place has AMAZING views! We had a 2 bed on 9th floor - sensational. Right opposite beach - can watch partner/kids on beach from balcony. Straight underneath is cafes, restaurants, 7/11, all you could need. George's Paragon downstairs has brilliant food & great prices - however take the staff advice as to when to turn up or you will miss out as they don't do bookings and it is first in best seated. Reception staff were helpful, professional, friendly and non intrusive. Cleaning staff may need a bit of a "rocket" - lollypop sticks still under beds, rubbish from last guests behind lounge etc - BUT it was not "dirty"! (lost 1 star on our rating for this otherwise 5/5). We will definitely go back and recommend it to everyone we know!

Room Tip: Higher floors will keep the view "uncluttered" & I'm not sure what the road noise...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gissymouse
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Australia
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at Reflections three times. Each time we were in awe of the amazing view directly looking over the ocean. If you have teenage kids you can relax on the balcony with a glass of wine while watching the kids play on the beach. The location is amazing! On the ground floor you open right out to the best street in Coolangatta and are spoilt for choice with the number of great restaurants. We love it here and intend to come back again and again.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ffroggy24
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fabulous views over the beach, great location close to clubs, shops and other activities. The wonderful walkways along the beach are just across the road and a delight to use. All of the amenities in the apartment we stayed in on the 8th floor were just wonderful.
The only reason I gave a four rather than a five for overall rating was the absolute lack of wifi anywhere in the vicinity. Reflections only offers cable internet connections for very high prices, in this day and age where it is a basic amenity in hotels around the world this seems very backwards.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Reflection on the Sea
Address: 120 Marine Pde, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Coolangatta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Reflection on the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reflection on the Sea offers contemporary 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday apartments with a magnificent location directly opposite one of the Gold Coast's most popular family beaches. Enjoy the panoramic views and esplanade location. Not only will you find pristine beaches and the Tweed Coast at your door, you will also find that Reflection on the Sea features a variety of alfresco dining options and a desirable retail precinct on the ground floor. Reflection on the Sea is undoubtedly the #1 Coolangatta accommodation choice for your Gold Coast holiday. The luxury apartments provide guests with breathtaking ocean views from large private balconies. The state of the art guest facilities include a heated lap pool & spa, theatre, fitness room and secure undercover car parking. ... more   less 
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