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Tiki Village International Gold Coast
Ranked #32 of 118 Hotels in Gold Coast
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We used a timeshare to stay here and after many many years it seems that old Tiki villages is exactly that! Old! They rooms have finally ha their furniture upgraded but a lot still needs to be done, not to mention that there is really no sound proofing and we had I deal with road works ALL night for most of our stay which we only found out due to a small notice in the lift. Lyn at reception was far from helpful, telling us that we don't get linen changed at all while we were there (for 2 weeks) as I found this very unusual I finally found someone else on reception and was told that there is indeed that house keeping do attend the room for stays of 2 weeks. I found that one receptionist very unapproachable which is a shame as we have been tiki village timeshare residents since I was a toddler.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Classic H, Manager at Tiki Village International Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Hi Harpley,

We’d like to thank you very much for your feedback concerning our resort. Your comments have been passed onto the reverent department within the company for review. We appreciate you taking the time to pass your comments onto us and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Located directly on the river edge and 8 minutes walk to Surfers Paradise beach / sea front. Very good views from the rooms out over the water.

Apartments are clean and well maintained.

Timeshare type accommodation so don't expect your towels / bed linen changed if staying for less than a week. Apartment facilities are good quality with a well equipped kitchen, digital tv and vcr. If you like to cater for yourself you should have no complaints here, which is fine as their is no restaurant facilities in the building. However, their are a wide range of places to eat within short walking distance.

Secure parking is at basement level with lifts to all floors.

Room Tip: Don't use the resident Wifi as rates are exorbitant. Walk to Starbucks ( 5 minutes ) and get 30...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Brian H
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Classic H, Manager at Tiki Village International Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Hi Brian,

Thank you for sharing your review on Tiki Village. This resort is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and therefore is suited to those guests seeking a vibrant holiday experience. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is our 2nd stay at Tiki Village which is in the portfolio of our timeshare membership. The building is obviously old but the apartments are decent and relatively well maintained. Front desk staff are generally helpful to our queries and secured parking is available onsite. Within the apartment, there was a nice bath and a fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher. We had to pay extra for the baby crib and had to set it up ourselves. There is a laundry room available within the apartment, with several washing machines and dryer (chargeable as well) as well as a games room, small swimming pool with a slide. The selling point of the resort is definitely the location. On one side, its a short walk to surfers (5 to 10 mins, depending on how fast you walk), opposite a Woolies and pharmacy for essentials and plenty of food options. There is a bit of roadworks going on about one street away but you can't tell from within the resort. On the other side, its the river and a small playground. We enjoyed a short river cruise (which you can book in front of the resort) with our kids. While there are new malls sprouting up, I get the general feeling that Gold Coast isn't doing too well economically wise coz there are quite a fair bit of closed shops (DFS is one of them - or did it relocate? I'm not sure).

Room Tip: not sure if you can choose room since we didn't
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank absolut_vodka
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Classic H, Manager at Tiki Village International Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Hi absolut_vodka,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review on Tiki. We hope you are enjoying your holidays with us and should you need any assistance booking your next holiday with us please let us know.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We arrived mid afternoon put in room 209 road noise horrendous windows rattled at times noise continues all night when I complained in the morning the lady at reception said nobody else has complained and said you must be a light sleeper which I am not

The lady told me to contact whoever I booked the room with I told her it was Classic Holidays she said she had nothing to do with them although she had a Classic Holidays blouse on bit strange
A lady phoned me from CH did no disagree with me regarding the noise and moved us to one room for 2nights and another for 7 nights which was much better
On speaking to other people staying some use ear plugs but most agreed it was noisy

Toilet in room is white / wash hand basin and spa bath in room dark beige very dated and does not give a good impression
Positioned well in the gold coast spa on roof top and swimming pool good but no balcony unlike surrounding apartments
My daughter is a Classic Holidays member she sent an email complaining about the whole matter never received a reply even to acknowledge her e mail

Room Tip: Check with trip advisor first go for an apartment with double glazing
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank william m
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Classic H, Manager at Tiki Village International Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Dear William M

Our Complaints Resolution Specialist acknowledged your daughter’s complaint on 18 April 2013 and will be responding to her in due course.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The rooms are quite lovely, with good use of mirrors and windows for lots of light in the main area. Spectacular views, pool was excellent, efficient and friendly staff. Perfect location with an easy walk to shopping, dining, and the beach, with bus stops right outside. Car parking could be improved though.

The sound proofing between the rooms was great, we never heard a peep out of our neighbours nor a single complaint for our own noise. On the top floor you can hear the rooftop spa motors very well, but since the spa closes at 10pm that was fine. The biggest problem was the noise coming in through the windows which don't appear to be soundproofed nearly as well as the walls. You could hear the highway near perfectly at night, along with the shrieks of excited clubgoers. Both those things are to be expected in this sort of location, but not nearly at the volume they were! You could hear anyone in the pool during the day as well.

The curtain/blinds in the bedroom could do with some upgrading, we found far too much light poured in around the edges which made it hard to sleep, especially when combined with the noise.

It was otherwise a lovely stay and we would be more than happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at "Tiki" as our kids call it 11- 18 Jan 2013. As a Timeshare resort it stands out as one of the better ones. It is centrally located - Woolies just across the street, Central Bus station also just across at the traffic lights, and bus stops both ways. This resort is located at the quiet end of Cavill Ave, away from the busy end which is the Mall. The Mall and the beach is less than 10 mins walk up Cavill. The 1 bedroom unit itself was more spacious than anything we've imagine and quite luxurious by our standard. We love the sunken spa bath which opens up into the living room. (But sadly we could never quite plug the bath tightly enough to fill up with water.) The unit was well planned and spacious. The kitchen is fully equiped for all manner of cooking. There is even a dishwasher :-) All the beds including sofa beds are comfy.There is some noise occasionally from the the traffic as we are on the first floor and the main door faces the main highway. The staff was helpful and even helped to book our tickets to watch the Tap Dogs last minute :-) Inside the car park, luggage trolleys are available for guests use. Entry into the car park and resort is by code only which changes every week- we felt comfortable with the level of security - very important since we have young kids. We enjoyed our stay at Tiki and hope to return when we have saved up again.

Room Tip: Pool, games room, cinema BBQ located on first floor - great floor if you don't mind the traffic...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment on the third floor. The apartment was spacious and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. I will definitely be returning. I had read on here that there seemed to be an issue with noise, I must say, we did not have an issue with this.

The only downside was the parking. We went out a couple of times and came back to find that there were no spots available. There is no visitor parking which forced our visitors to pay to visit us...just something to be aware of. The fact that the windows were unable to be opened was also a little annoying as it forced us to have the airconditioner on a lot more than what we normally would.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the river seem quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Deb D
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Additional Information about Tiki Village International Gold Coast

Address: Corner Ferny & Cavill Avenue, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Gold Coast
Price Range: $102 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tiki Village International Gold Coast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tiki Village is a Surfers Paradise icon situated by the shores of the Nerang River with the breathtaking hinterland as a backdrop. Centrally located with wildlife sanctuaries, trendy cafes and beachside havens to the south and marina's, theme parks, hinterland and shopping to the north. Tiki Village International Resort, in the heart of paradise.Units have a shower over a spa and may not be suitable for the mobility impaired. ... more   less 
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