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Sea World Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Perth Australia
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59 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Too good to pass up”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went for the second year in a row to take advantage of the Red Hot sale.
Had interconnecting rooms for our party of seven. You can't beat the value of a nights accommodation with theme park tickets. We saved hundreds. Resort is flawless, busy but well run.
Definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to do the theme parks.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Wollongong, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

4 nights was not enough at this fantastic resort. Could have easily stayed longer! The deal including park entry was great value. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Serviced daily. Staff were friendly and helpful. I especially would like to thank Liz who was extremely pleasant and helpful in helping with my booking. There was a small birthday gift waiting in our room on arrival for my daughter.( which she loved ) Entry into Seaworld was easy via monorail or a very short walk. The spongebob squarepants themed waterpark was great for the little ones. There were character visits every morning with photo opportunities for the little ones. The food in the resort restaurants was lovely and service excellent, although I did think it was a little expensive.
Would most definitely stay here again.
Highly recommend!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Sal C
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

What a horrendously run resort. It shouldn't be classed as a resort, probably a poorly run hotel. On booking no-one advised that we had to pay for breakfast (not included at all), poor quality bed/pillows, no toothpaste so we went without for 2 days (borrowed from another hotel guest) as the hotel didn't have any in stock 'not for long time', had to ask for our room to be cleaned, got attitude when we wanted 2 extra towels, took our 2 children to the resort pool where we were attacked by cranes who were eating food that wasn't cleaned up, pool cafe closed early (currently school holidays) and half eaten food left everywhere, we weren't informed that we had to book dinner on arrival or the following night and even with our 25% off card, was a ridiculous price - very minimal choice for children's menu, no-one cleaned up plates let along food all over the floor, no dress code at all, breakfast area had food all over the floor and many waitresses who were too busy using facebook on their phone to serve or seat .... I could go on and on....

Room Tip: Don't go there!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

The $159 room deal and theme parks entry deal was outstanding value for the 3 of us plus the early morning 9:15 porepos show made my self and the children feel very special and gave us an early entry into seaworld lines for ques. The pool guard and sponge bob show is world class and something to get the kids and myself excited for to round off the day.
Outstanding work guys and the counter staff were fabulous. nothing was too hard for them. The evening buffee was what any family with teenage kids would be well advised to take advantage off.
P>S> please allow your pool guards to have warm footware and warm windproof and water proof jackets for the winter months as they are your most valuable asset and they were freezing during our stay. All your practices at the SeaWorld resort are worlds best practice. And so too should be the way your life guards are treated. I am sure you can brainstorm an appropriate unifrorm for winter ( Sorry, thongs are not appropriate, They can still save lives with appropriate foot ware on). Have you thought of waterproof robes with hoodies or Japaras in Seaworld colors, or even a "dry as a bone" would look very Australian Outbackish and can be wiped off and a second if an emergency pool rescue was needed.
Please take my suggestion seriously as a O.H& S matter and a formal complaint from me(And I am sure as any other compassionate guest would also feel) as to how you treat your life guard staff during the cold, wet winter months and nights where they are there with the " Sponge Bob show and the wind chill is very high especially with the wind going thru the fountains in the light show at 8:00. The kids are resilient and run I to the warm pool or spa or leave but not the guards who watch alertly in the cold.
I request a reply as to what action has been taken in regard to my rational request and what board of management meeting it was taken too and what uniform changes you brainstormed or gleemed from other resorts. (or perhaps you could even be a world leader, which would be another plus for this world class resort).
If you find my suggestions useful for a catalyst for change I would appreciate a free couple of nights stay at your resort when next I visit ( just putting it out there. But no, seriously, do something for these lifeguards you will feel good about it, really)

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

I recently stayed at the Seaworld Resort for 2 nights, sharing a double room with my mum and my 4 year old. Room was clean and tidy, a little small but fine for a couple of nights. The Resort itself is terrific for families, the grounds and pool area are well kept and great fun and obviously it's all very child friendly. The food options are probably a bit pricey for a long stay - we had room service one night and the seafood buffet the next (service really good, food quality average). Of course the absolute bonus was access to the theme parks, both financially and just for ease of access with a small child. We could go out and spend a couple of hours at Seaworld, then come back to our room for lunch, etc. This is not a luxury resort for adults to indulge, but it's a great option for a fun, family friendly holiday with heaps to do at a really reasonable price.

Room Tip: We had room on third floor overlooking garden was quiet with nice view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Peregian Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Rooms were lovely and clean and staff were very friendly and helpful, Perfect easy access to park, would like to stay during the summer so we can use the water play area.
Be great if they offered a shuttle bus into surfers of an evening.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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North Ryde, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a great time there. Very easy to go to Sea World, with kids is a bonus because you don't have to carry bags with you. You can go in any time and go back. Pool and kids area is wonderful. Rooms are dated but still ok. First time we were there toys were waiting for kids on the bed and personal message to welcome us to the hotel was there. I thought that was awesome. Second time we didn't get that and was a bit disappointed but still had a great time. Kids loved Nickelodeon characters. All in all I recommend for families with kids.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Natasa L
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Additional Information about Sea World Resort

Property: Sea World Resort
Address: Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Main Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Main Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Main Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea World Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 405
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take your family on a journey of discovery and adventure at the award-winning Sea World Resort. There's so much to explore including an aquatic adventure playground, cuddles with your favourite Nickelodeon characters including the awesome new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a fun filled Kid's Club. Go on a behind the scenes sneak peek of a dolphin training session with Sea World Resort's exclusive Dolphin Discovery Presentation, free when you stay two nights or more. It's a wonderful experience the kids will never forget. Then join everyone's favourite sponge and his nautical friends in your own underwater adventure at the amazing 'SpongeBob SplashBash' aquatic adventure zone. Your kids will adore the bright and colourful water-play areas themed around SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, and Squidward, plus a few jellyfish of course. And just try and keep the kids away from the spectacular nightly light show at the musical water fountain. Home to four restaurants and two bar areas, you'll never have to leave the comfort of the Resort. Dine on at the Shoreline Restaurant and experience an amazing new menu that features live interactive cooking, and enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine at Hatsuhana, all family friendly of course. Plus, spoil the kids with an evening in the Resort's newly upgraded Kids' Club with specially designed Nickelodeon activities and programs that they'll love. Sea World Resort is perfect for your family with direct monorail access to Sea World and family friendly service all with Gold Coast beaches and famous theme parks on your doorstep, not to mention free WIFI around the entire hotel and free in-room broadband. The Resort also offers a host of seasonal water sports, plus massage, beauty and a gym. What will you discover today at Sea World Resort, the heart of fun and adventure? ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea World Hotel Main Beach
Nara Resort Sea World
Sea World Main Beach
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