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“Esplanade Apartments "The Big E"”

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Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“Esplanade Apartments "The Big E"”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We have stayed at "The Big E" many time and we will return again as the apartment we stayed in on level 13 is fantastic and very comfortable. The views are great and it is always a pleasure to spend time there, many thanks.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Sherri B, Manager at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
The big E. You must have been coming here for a long time, we don't hear that a lot these days.
Yes, unit 27 is a platinum unit, and it is booked well in advance by return guests, Look forward to seeing you again next year. We now have a 3 bedroom platinum also.
Kind Regards Sherri & Barry
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at Esplanade Beachfront Apartments in June 2013. We picked the Esplanade by comparing prices and locations on the internet for three bedroom apartments. When we arrived at the apartments the location, room and facilities exceeded our expectations. All rooms have a view with the rear two bedrooms looking over the Gold Coast hinterland. We were on the 11th floor, low enough to watch the people going past on the esplanade and high enough to have an uninterrupted view over the ocean. The front bedroom with views over the ocean had a double bed only. The master bedroom with a queen bed and en suite is on of the rear bedrooms. You have to choose between comfort and privacy or the view. The kitchen had all appliances required to cook your own meals and after buying the worst Thai takeaways ever on the first night we cooked all our meals for the remainder of our stay.

We arrived early at 12:30 but we were allowed straight into our room (an advantage of the low season?). The staff were helpful and prompt but work limited hours. 9:00am start, and I think finishing at 5 or 6 pm. Not late anyway and closes at midday on Sunday.. As our family like to be up and about early the reception was no use to us for any advice organising our day or for picking somewhere to eat on our first night. They were still open for us when we arrived on a Sunday.

The heated pool, tennis courts, spa, sauna and pool table were all well used by our family and were always available when we wanted them. Not sure how they are managed in peak season. There is also a great collection of books on the shelf in the games room and in the unit.The apartments are a five or ten minute walk from the Burleigh Heads shops and restaurant strip and the surf club. This meant that the road in front of the unit was quiet and easy to cross and there were always car parks available on the road in front if you had visitors.

We have stayed on the Gold coast numerous times and this is the best place we have stayed yet. Great location, great price, no wasted effort on fancy lobbies and entrances but plenty of in house activities.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Sherri B, Manager at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you . What a fabulous review. I think you covered everything a guest could want to know.
I hope future guests will find this most helpful, thank you for taking the time to write it

Sincerely Sherri & Barry
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We come regularly from New Zealand to escape our winter.Barry and Sherri are great managers,and we are on excellent terms with our apartment owners.Everything is spotless and the views are outstanding.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scotty061, Manager at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank-you for the lovely review,

we so look forward to the time of year when you come to visit, its great to have some laughs,and we really enjoy looking after such nice people.
See you in 2014 again.

Warm regards
Sherri & Barry
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

My wife and I have just stayed at the Esplanade for the third time and we absolutely love it there, we have stayed at many apartments on the Gold coast but while there are many far more modern buildings that are new and have swanky lobbies etc, none have the spaciousness of the Esplanade, we stay on the 22nd floor on the north side and the views are spectacular, there are only two apartment on each floor so you get a view from every room, our apartment has just had a new luxury leather lounge with 4 recliners & a very comfortable king size bed put in.
The management were helpful at all times, so would highly recommend the Esplanade Apartments.
John & Jean from melbourne

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scotty061, Manager at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review.

I love the fact that our owners make the units look so good that we are very proud to have them in our rental pool, and yes, the views from every window are magnificent.

Look forward to having you come and stay again soon.

Warm Regards Sherri & Barry
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were on the 22nd floor with beautiful views out to the ocean and to the hinterland. Self-contained with most of the things needed for a good holiday. Two items important to a tea drinker were not included in the kitchen: a tea strainer and a tea cosy for the teapot (a bit disappointing). Otherwise, all good and clean and comfortable.
A brisk walk to the local shops for groceries or takeaways.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Scotty061, Manager at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Hi Fiona,
we are really glad you enjoyed your holiday. Sorry you were disappointed about the tea strainer and teacosy, all you needed to do was come to reception an ask.
it is not something that we would normally put in each room, but being a fellow tea drinker I understand. So, anything you feel not provided that would make your stay more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to come and ask. See you next time.
Sherri
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed on the 22nd floor in a 3 bedroom apartment. They were very clean, fresh and spacious. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly and the views were amazing. We will be returning again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Scotty061, Manager at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for your review, we totally agree with you. The views are magnificent, and we look forward to welcoming you back another time.,
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Have been staying at Esplanade for more than 20 years. There is nothing on the Gold Coast, despite all of the fabulous apartment blocks that have been built over that time, that compares with the amazing views, huge size apartments and balconies, as well as location that Esplanade offers. This time we were on the 22nd floor with 21m of balcony (lineal not square!) space facing SE, E, NE, SW & NW - WOW!!. Sitting on the east facing balcony at this height you feel as though you are high above the beach, with a view forever - in all directions.
Only criticism is that many of the units are getting tired and retain 1980's furnishings. White goods and electrical items though tend to be modern and very functional.
Overall though, very highly recommended - hard to understand how people book units on the Gold Coast with limited or no views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean, particularly when Esplanade is so competitively priced.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Scotty061, Manager at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
What a great review, but so true, every time I go away and stay somewhere with little or no view I sometimes wonder why I just don't book into the Esplanade. Holiday at home.

Every unit is owned by someone different, and the furnishing of each is different, overall they are of great quality. We do have Standard, Gold and Platimun, though.

KInd Regards Sherri & Barry.
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Property: Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
Address: 146-156 The Esplanade, Gold Coast, Queensland 4220, Australia (Formerly Esplanade Beachfront Apartments)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Burleigh Heads
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Burleigh Heads
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Burleigh Esplanade Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful apartments with views of the ocean. 1,2 And 3 bedroom luxury apartments available. 1 Ensuite and a second bathroom with full laundry. Fully equipped modern kitchen. Free parking. All apartments are available in Standard, Ocean View and Deluxe Ocean View, depending on your requirements. Large heated swimming pool, games room,2 x hot spas and saunas, full size tennis court and BBQ area.Magnificent ocean views from all 3 balconies across the front, and hinterland views from the rear 2 balconies. Only 2 apartments per level, so very large apartments. Across the road from Patrolled beaches for all to enjoy!! ... more   less 
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