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Contessa Holiday Apartments
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Main Beach
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights over the New Year's break and were very happy. Rooms were spacious and whilst not all that modern they have everything you need and were in excellent condition. Facilities are all good. Pools are not huge, but big enough and in light of the beach being only 200 metres away you are better swimming there if it's your thing. Whilst you are at the southern end of the action and can't really walk to Cavill with the kids, the proximity to Tedder Avenue and Southport are a plus. I would definitely recommend this place and for the $380 a night we paid in high season I thought it was good value for a 2 bedroom apartment.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Josh B
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We just spent 1 week at the Contessa in a 2bdrm executive. The apartment is comfortable, spacious, well appointed with everything you could need and lovely views over the pool gardens, even from the 6th floor. The beautiful garden and pool area is really what makes this place special. Main Beach is a quiet beautifuly area to stay. Now our children are older we much prefer this to Surfers or even Broadbeach. A quick 20min drive to themeparks. This is our second visit, stayed 7 years ago and the place was still just as good. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Executive rooms have nice modern decor.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We have stayed at Contessa over the last 10 years or more. It's a great location equidistant from the beach and Tedder Ave. The best thing about the resort is the outdoor pool area and tennis courts. The gardens are old style grand! There is also an indoor pool and gymnasium.
The apartments are large and breezy. We'd always make Contessa our first choice for Main Beach accomodation.

Room Tip: Ask for the upgraded apartments as they're more modern
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lucariello1
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Had an excellent apartment, better than expected and close to Main Beach for restaurants and bars. Everything both inside the apartment and in the common areas was neat, clean and smelled fresh. Good people managing it too.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Kimi13
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed in the 3 bedroom executive, it was great in many ways. Although because its an apartment there were dirty cutlery and dishes. Except that I would recommend this apartment. The views were AMAZING!. We had a view of a boat lake one way, and the beach the other.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank Jeremy B
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TRIPCOTESSA, Manager at Contessa Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2013

Thank you for your great comments. We do supply a "welcome" pack of Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Soap, Toilet paper. We also supply washing up liquid, dishwasher pellets and laundry powder. Enough for most stays. Further supplies can be obtained from the reception. I note that our new web page design has omitted this information - thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Contessa Holiday Apartments

Address: Contessa Apartments 1 Serisier Ave, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Main Beach
Price Range: $120 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Contessa Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent Gold Coast resort has it all! Contessa is ideally located next to the broad, white beaches and the blue Pacific Ocean on Gold Coast's Main Beach. It is only a short stroll to cosmopolitan Tedder Avenue, with its world class restaurants offering superb cuisines, alfresco dining and nightly entertainment; and exciting central Surfers Paradise is just a few minutes to the south. Relax in style in your own 2 or 3 bedroom full self contained apartment and soak up the spectacular views and refreshing sea air. Set on two acres of beautifull manicured lawns amidst landscaped gardens, the resort also features an outdoor pool and spa, tennis court, indoor heated pool and spa, fitness room, sauna and its very own marina on Nerang River. When staying at Contessa, all the attractions of the Gold Coast are within easy reach! ... more   less 
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