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Sunbird Beach Resort Main Beach
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Reviewed September 12, 2009

Admittedly the building is undergoing renovations. There are 21 floors and only one of the two lifts was operating because the other lift was being updated. There was a triathalon team staying at the time. We were crammed in lifts with bicycles (up to 2 bikes at a time) or we missed a lift altogether. Or the lifts had people bringing their surfboards up. We couldn't use the squash court because all the triathalon gear was stored there. The lifts were filthy inside with grease smeared on the walls and the steel on the doors dirty. The room was ok but a bit tired looking. It stank in the garage with overflowing bins and rubbish placed willy nilly regardless of whether it was recycable or not. Outside the reception area in the visitor's car park there was an awful smell. The tiles in the basement at the lift were filthy and unclean. There are renovations going on here but there's no clean up going on and it looks like no one's managing the place. The manager's dress like they've just come back from the gym or the beach. We had to walk down the stairs because we couldn't get a lift to come and the stairs were filthy. There was litter strewn around near the footpaths. There was noise from other people. We stayed here about 8 years ago and the standard's really dropped off. Even though there are renovations going on, there's no one cleaning up after. The gardens look terrible and the new one going in looks ordinary. Unless the standard improves I wouldn't recommend this place and would look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 29, 2009

I stayed with my two teenage boys in a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the first floor, with a view of the sea, for 8 nights in January. The apartment was very clean and excellently furnished, complete with huge tv with foxtel, leather sofas and a fridge that dispensed ice. I had trouble getting my boys out each day! The staff were very helpful and friendly. Shane spent a great deal of time helping me book theme park trips and transport as well as recommending a great place for a pedicure just around the corner.
It was a short walk to Tedder Ave, a couple of kilometres to Marina Mirage and the bus stop was out the front, just $2.40 to get to Seaworld.
I have no hesitation in recommending Sunbird Beach and I would definitely chose the resort again.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank VickyAdelaide
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Reviewed November 4, 2008

We really enjoyed our stay at this fantatic resort.

Our unit was quite big (we were pleasently surprised) Spacious lounge room with 2 couches, dining table and big screen tv (with foxtel - always a bonus)
Kitchen had everything we needed. (Including dishwasher)

Bed was really compfy and the wardrobe was huge (would love one of those back home)

Airconditioning in all of the rooms and fantastic views of the gold coast buildings, river and the ocean (which was about 50 metres away)

Tedder Ave just a short stroll away, where there was beautiful cafes and restaurants (maybe a bit pricey though)

Shane at reception was just lovely and really helpful with directions and recommendations.

Indoor and outdoor pool, tennis and squash courts, really everything you need at a resort.
Would definetly stay there again.... we highly recommend it

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank rachymac
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Reviewed April 6, 2008

This main beach apartment had everything we needed for a break away. Beach 40m away with a patrol tower (red/yellow flags) right in front for swimming, bus-stop 20m down the road, only 10 min by bus to surfers. Southport SLSC is 10 min walk to the north of the apartments, great food, right on the beach and cheap drinks.
Being just outside surfers itself suited us perfectly, close enough for to pop into 'town' for a few hours and come back to our quieter area to chill out.
Great views from the balcony and we could still hear the waves crashing as we went to sleep each night.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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3  Thank J_in_Sydney
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Reviewed November 26, 2005

Understandably our first impression of this hotel was terrible, having travelled for 7 hours to check-in at 1.30am to find our apartment had not been serviced. However, after contacting the hotel manager, we were promptly moved to a clean apartment.

Waking to the view of Main beach and entire gold coast from the 13th floor was one of the most spectacular events of our holiday. A view that we just did not want to look away from.

The 2 bedroom apartment was fitted with a full kitchen, washer, dryer, 2 bathrooms, a lounge area, 6 seater dining table and a lock up cupboard for valuables. Our unit was not equipt with air-conditioning as other apartments were, however, opening the windows and doors, the sea breaze was enough to cool the apartment. The balcony circumferanced the entire front of the apartment, also was a smaller balcony on the main bedroom. We were also supplied with a car parking space at no extra charge.

The hotel also had an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool, spa and sauna. We didn't use these facilities though as the beach was only a 2 minute walk away.

Main Beach was excellent, being not as busy as surrounding beaches such as Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Also nearby the hotel was Tredder Ave - with resteraunts, newsagets, convenience stores, bars and bottleshops.

The atmosphere at the Sunbird was most certainly inviting. Managers, staff and fellow guests alike were all very lovely and helpful. I am very pleased to admit that during our entire stay we did not run into one person who displeased us.

We now regret not staying at the Sunbird for longer than we did as it was most definately the best of the 4 hotels we stayed at during our extended holiday. I certainly urge anyone travelling to the Gold Coast to stay at the Sunbird Beach Resort - you wont be dissapointed!

  • Stayed: November 2005
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27  Thank Gladstone265
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Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Main Beach
Price Range: $96 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunbird Beach Resort Main Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four star self-contained beachfront apartments in the heart of Main Beach. Patrolled beach across road. 5 minutes walk to Tedder Avenue with its multitude of award winning restaurants, bars and cafe's. ... more   less 
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