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“Great location and friendly hosts”
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Aruba Surf Resort
Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Broadbeach
Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great location and friendly hosts”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stuart and Denise are the owners and they make you feel very welcome. The resort is comfortable and close to amenities. We stayed here because we were looking for an apartment close to the Convention Centre, It is also close to Pacific Fair and Oasis Shopping Centre and the beach is not far either.
I would definitely stay again and highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank misterchester12
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Denise M, Manager at Aruba Surf Resort, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you so much, we do appreciate your positive feedback, we are both pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Aruba Surf Resort in the future. Regards Stuart & Denise McNeil
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Late check in was easy although dragging luggage up to the 3rd level was an effort.
The pool, spa and BBQ area are fantastic areas that are clean and maintained every day by the managers who were always helpful and smiling.
The location is great - a short walk to Pacific Fair and even shorter to the beach and huge playgrounds. We did not hire a car this time and did not want for one the whole time we were there. Family who visited were able to park easily in the visitors carpark supplied.
The balcony was great and we ate out there regularly although next time I would request a pool view. There was only one chair on our balcony so we had to use chairs from inside.
The mattresses (bed and sofa bed) were a little on the lumpy / aged side.
The kitchen and utensils supplied were very basic - no chopping board and only 2 very old loose steak knives. Not enough dishes to half fill the dishwasher

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Kathrina R
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arubasurf, Manager at Aruba Surf Resort, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Hi Katrina M,

Thanks for the review.

I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the pool area and found the location so handy. And you're definitely right, everything is close enough that a car is not a necessity.

Thanks for letting us know about the bed and sofa bed - I'll look into it today.

Kind regards,

Cath and the Aruba team.
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a terrific experience staying here. Check in and out was easy with super friendly managers. (Nothing was too much trouble). The pool is terrific and there is fabulous large bbq area that is kept immaculate. The whole resort is kept immaculate and is just a short walk from the beach, shops and loads of restaurants. I did not need to drive my car in the whole time I was there.
I will most definitely be staying here again and I would recomend this as a TERRIFIC place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Robyn W
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Jaz61, Manager at Aruba Surf Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi
Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay we do hope that you return to the Aruba Surf in the future.

Regards
Denise McNeil
Aruba Surf.
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights between Christmas and New Year. Got a deal on wotif for $100 a night or so in peak season. It was one of the few hotels with decent reviews at that price and with a good location. I can't complain.

Location in Broadbeach is good. Short walk to the beach. Not far from Casino, shops and walking distance to Cavill Ave and the heart of Surfers.

Secure parking is good. Never had an issue finding a spot.

I had a one bedroom apartment (room 13) as I was travelling alone. The bed was a bit old and soft mattress but it was ok. An upgrade might be due soon though.

I didn't really use the kitchen but from memory it had everything you would need. The bathroom was big, clean and also had an internal washing machine and dryer with one complimentary packet of detergent. This came in quite handy after a couple of days at the beach.

Balcony overlooking the pool was good.

I didn't use the pool or spa as there were usually people in there and I preferred to be down at the beach but they looked decent enough.

Foxtel and air conditioning thrown in was a bonus. No free wifi but you could purchase it.

All in all, I found the hotel to be pretty good for the price and would stay there again. If you are after luxury and a modern hotel, you probably want something more upmarket though.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank sincas3
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arubasurf, Manager at Aruba Surf Resort, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Hi sincas3,

Thanks for the great review.

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found us to be such great value - especially during peak season.

Pleased you found the kitchen and laundry well equipped. Thanks for the feedback regarding the bed - I'll look into it and see what needs to be done.

The location really is handy to both the beach and Broadbeach, so I'm thrilled to hear you found it so as well.

Thanks again and kind regards,

Cath and the Aruba team.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

A very nice place to stay and good value. Located close to the beach and the local shopping centre. Our room was clean, although a little dated but well appointed and spacious. There is a lovely pool and spa and a nice BBQ area. Secure undercover parking was available at no extra charge. The manager was very helpful.
We plan on returning soon

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tess H
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arubasurf, Manager at Aruba Surf Resort, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Hi Tess H,

Thanks for the review!

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, the value and location. It's great to hear also that you found the service so helpful.

Kind regards and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Cath and the Aruba team.
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Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Nice low rise apartment complex in a great location within easy walking distance to everything in broadbeach. Check in was smooth very friendly manager who allowed us to check in an hour early. The 1 bedroom Apartment size was spacious with everything provided would suit short or long stays as fully self contained.
Secure underground car park with spacious sized carparks.
The interior of the apartment was well kept and clean, with each one having a nice outside balcony.
The bed was comfy with extra pillows and blankets provided again room was spacious.
The pool area was nice with plenty of sun loungers and the pool got alot of sun which can sometimes be an issue with the high rise apartments. The gardens and grounds where well kept and tidy.
A variety of age groups where staying here but no young groups which was great.
Quiet safe secure location with no street noise at night.
Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012
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1 Thank mareebali
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arubasurf, Manager at Aruba Surf Resort, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Hi mareebali,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, especially one with so much information for anyone looking at staying with us.

It sounds like everything - service, apartment, location, pool - was pretty much spot on for you, which we like to hear!

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again,

Cath and the Aruba team.
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Additional Information about Aruba Surf Resort

Property: Aruba Surf Resort
Address: 20-26 Anne Avenue, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Broadbeach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Broadbeach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Broadbeach
#7 Family Hotel in Broadbeach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aruba Surf Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superbly located Broadbeach holiday apartments within metres of powder white beaches and close to every imaginable facility and entertainment venue Broadbeach has to offer. Just a 5 minute drive or bus ride to the centre of Surfers Paradise. Aruba Surf Resort offers fully self-contained apartments in a sun-drenched tropical garden setting within short walking distance to the Broadbeach Mall, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Jupiter's Casino, Dracula's and the Gold Coast Convention Centre and 100m to the patrolled beach. ... more   less 
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