Yes, it's not the Taj but for 3 nights for just over $300, you can't expect too much in a 2 bed apartment- unless it's the middle of winter. It's the height of summer now, and we booked the standard 2 bedroom as it was a last minute decision to go and we didn't want to spend too much.
We were happy with what we got. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen functional, the entire apartment was cooled by one aircon unit but it was still fine to sleep on a sultry summer's night. We had a small view of the water from our equally small side facing balcony.
The downside was the room was closest room to the main road so traffic noise delayed my sleep a little; the bathroom was also very small with only a basin, shower and toilet jammed into a small space. So a bit of rostering shower and toilet stops was required with our family of four.
I am a surfer so I managed to slip out quite often to enjoy the local waves. I am not too concerned about having to carry my board up and down stairs or the lift, but with only one key that I had to leave that with my wife, I had to always coordinate times to meet back at the apartment.
Why only one key? When we checked in at 5.15pm the office was shut and were greeted by intercom and safe to retrieve the room key. Then the office was closed for the rest of the weekend. In fact, I never spoke to any staff the entire 3 nights. Self check in, self check out! Not so bad I guess, but two keys would have made my life simpler.
But really, I can't complain. It was clean, cool, had a good fridge and (old) CRT TV, etc, but it was fine for the money. The pool was right on the beach, my kids loved their first sauna, so we overall we had an enjoyable weekend.
The Regency is at a great location. The Tallebudgera Surf Club is right next door for safe swimming as well as great meals and drinks, and one of the best and uncrowded beaches on the Gold Coast. The water was warm, the waves great, so what more could you ask for?
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