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Blue Waters Apartments
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Maitland, Australia
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Deal - - -Super Impressed”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Wow.... I must admit I was very worried as we got a super deal of $110 per night for a two bedroom apartment, but I need not worry.
This place was perfect, the pool was fantastic for our two children and with the park opposite what more could you ask for.
There was plenty of options for dining within walking distance.
The apartment was very clean and tidy.
We will definately stay here again when we return to Queensland.
Thanks for a very affordable holiday

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BlueWatersApartments, Manager at Blue Waters Apartments, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Lilpig01,

Many thanks for your amazing review of our property. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay so much and found us such good value. The pool and park are certainly very popular amongst our younger guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the apartments and Queensland again soon.

Kind regards,

Darren and Judy Ackland
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a six night stay in a 2bedroom 1st floor unit. Our stay was enjoyable. The unit was well equipped and clean but there was an ever present strong musty smell. Staff were ok but not over friendly. The unit was starting to show its age and could do with a little updating. Leaking taps, cracked and chipped floor tiles are some examples. The pool and barbecue area are very clean and appealing The location is brilliant. Across the road is a beautiful grassed area which includes a playground, a lovely walking track and a sandy beach that you can play on or fish. The unit is great value for money and we would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BlueWatersApartments, Manager at Blue Waters Apartments, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear GBDK,

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We value your feedback and will review all the notes you have given us and will address them immediately.

During your next stay, please don’t hesitate to come down to reception and inform us of concerns such as a strong smell. This is a major concern for us as we haven’t heard this feedback before and we would like to address the matter.

We are so glad you could appreciate all the brilliance of the Gold Coast from Blue Water Apartments. We agree our location is perfect for beach access, beautiful walking routes and of course the children’s’ playground just across the road.

It brings us great pleasure to know that you feel you got value for money at Blue Water Apartments! This is definitely we prioritise for our guests and we are very happy we could help you and your family enjoy your holiday. We very much look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Gold Coast soon.

Kind Regards,

Darren and Judy Ackland
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

As regular visitors to the Gold Coast, we need somewhere that can accommodate our family of 5, without blowing the budget. Blue Waters Apartments fits the bill, perfectly. Situated on the beautiful Broadwater, the complex is close to restaurants and all the facilities, you could wish for.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BlueWatersApartments, Manager at Blue Waters Apartments, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Meghawk68,

Thank you for your kind review here on TripAdvisor. We are so glad we could accommodate you and your family on your trips to the Gold Coast.

We agree with you that our location is perfect to take advantage of the wonderful Broadwater. We are also so lucky to have everything nearby including a supermarket and Australia Fair Shopping Mall. We hope that you and your family have had a chance to try some of our local restaurants such as Indian, Thai, fish and chips, burgers, Italian and of course, the local pub!

We very much look forward to getting to know you and your family more on your next trip to the Gold Coast.

Kind Regards,

Darren and Judy Ackland
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Gatton, Australia
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

After a pretty stressful few weeks, my husband and I decided to take our two children to the Gold Coast for a few days to chill out. After trolling through many resorts and hotels, and reading reviews from Tripadvisor we settled on Blue Waters. We couldn't have made a better choice. The apartment we had was the exact gorgeous one on the website, was spotlessly clean and had everything we could ask for. The lagoon style pool is just wonderful and the gardens lush and tropical. Undercover, secure car parking with spacious spaces. Heard no road noise from where we stayed so had the most relaxing stay. Just a note that there is no lift as it is not high rise but walking the stairs didn't bother us and made me worry less about some of the sumptuous meals we ate nearby! The managers friendly and helpful. We have ear marked this lovely resort for future visits. Thank you, Blue Waters.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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BlueWatersApartments, Manager at Blue Waters Apartments, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Damedee,

Thank you again for choosing Blue Water Apartments earlier this month. We are so glad we were able to help you de-stress and relax!

As avid travellers ourselves, we know what family’s need when on holidays. This is why Blue Waters has features such as undercover parking facilities with wide parks, a family friendly pool and of course, spotless facilities.

We will also try to accommodate individual requests as much as possible – whether it be a room with a view or a ground floor room. Either way, we do our best to make sure you can really enjoy your time out.

Thank you for giving us such a great wrap here on Trip Advisor. We very much look forward to welcoming you again and your family back to Blue Waters Apartments very soon!

Kind Regards,

Darren and Judy Ackland
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Moss Vale, Australia
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed here and will definately be back again. This location is just far enough from the hustle and bustle but more than close enough to everything we need on the Gold Coast. Once again the apartment was spotless and everything worked perfectly. Great security of the building and secured car park also. The kids love the pool and love the park straight across the road on the Broadwater. I would recommend Blue Water to anyone and given that both our stays have been perfect I have no need to stay anywhere else when in the gold Coast. Thanks Darren and Judy this place is a credit to you and your staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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BlueWatersApartments, Manager at Blue Waters Apartments, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear HighlandTraveller73,

We are so pleased that you have chosen Blue Water Apartments as your accommodation of choice on the Gold Coast.

Our staff works very hard to make sure your apartment is in tip top shape for your stay. We pride ourselves on the safety and security of our apartments so we are delighted you could appreciate it.

We are so glad that your family could take advantage of the outdoor activities even in the cooler month of July. We keep the pool heated to 30 degrees in winter so you can enjoy it all year round. We also totally agree with you in regards to our location – it’s nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of Surfer’s Paradise but still close enough to enjoy the major attractions of the Gold Coast!

We very much look forward to your next arrival.

Kind Regards,

Darren & Judy Ackland
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Brisbane
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We rented these apartment to participate in the Gold Coast Half Marathon. Was a great spot very handy for the start and got to watch the marathon go past later in the day. At the quieter end of the coast, apartments are neat and tidy and well stocked. Heated pool was a nice touch. Stayed in 3bdr apartment with 4 adults and 2 kids plenty of room.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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BlueWatersApartments, Manager at Blue Waters Apartments, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear DavidC,

Thank you for your kind review here on Trip Advisor and congratulations on your accomplishment of the Gold Coast Half Marathon! We often get comments that our location is great for major Queensland events like the Gold Coast Marathon, Pan Pacific Masters Games, The Magic Millions, The Coolangatta Gold and the Amor All Gold Coast 600.

We are delighted that you could enjoy the event and them have a bit of a break with your family and relax in our facilities.

We hope to see you back at Blue Water Apartments for your next big event or better yet for a well-earned time out.

Kind Regards,

Darren & Judy Ackland
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had a lovely time during our stay at Blue Waters Apartments. We booked directly through the apartments website, which was an easy process.
Upon arrival, we were very pleased with the secure undercover carpark and the size of our 3 bedroom apartment. Our apartment had a full kitchen, including oven, microwave, dishwasher, all in good working order with plenty of pots, pans, utensils, crockery and cutlery, which allowed us to cook all our meals easily.The main bathroom contained a washer & dryer which worked well, and the bathroom was of a good size, big enough for my three kids. Upstairs the master bedroom, walk in robe and ensuite were very large, and it was lovely having our own space - often when on holidays, you feel like everyone is cramped into a small space together, this was certainly not the case here! I have read other comments that the decor is a bit dated, which may be true of the bathroom fittings, however we found our furniture and kitchen to all be in as-new condition. The beds were extremely comfortable (although the blinds do not block out the early morning light - which didnt worry us as with 3 young kids we dont sleep in!!). We were supplied with coffee, tea, milk, soap, washing detergent, dishwashing liquid, etc to get us through our first nights stay, and there was a Coles supermarket closeby to stock up on our supplies the next day.
The pool is the highlight of the complex. We stayed during June, so the weather was only 20 degrees most days, yet we swam every day (even in the rain), as the pool was heated so was still quite nice on a cold day! It must be at least 20 metres long and surrounded by lovely palm trees, feels like a private lagoon! There is a large playground over the road as well which was good for the kids.
The complex was fully booked during our stay, however given it is only a small size, we did not find it to be too busy and was still fairly quiet. It is a low rise apartment, so there is no lift, however given there are only 3 stories, this is not really an issue.
The location was good for us, we did have a hire car though, so cant comment on public transport. It was a short drive to the Theme Parks (maybe 10 minutes or so). The local fish shop down the road feeds the pelicans at lunchtime every day, which the kids loved. Surfers Paradise is probably also about 10 minutes drive away, which suited us as we were away from the busy streets, but close enough to take a short trip in for shopping, etc. Harbour Town Shopping Town is also a short drive (great factory outlet shopping!). There is a very safe, shallow swimming beach a short walk up the road, perfect for kids (there are even shade sails on the beach there).
Thanks to Darren & Judy for a lovely holiday - we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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BlueWatersApartments, Manager at Blue Waters Apartments, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Callinda B,

Thank you very much for your extensive review of Blue Water Apartments here on Trip Advisor.

We are glad you found our booking easy. Booking directly with Blue Water Apartments is the simplest booking process, and best way to avoid third party booking engine fees.

We firmly believe in helping our guests get the best value for money during their stay. This includes equipping you with everything you would need to cook your own meals and do your washing.

We also feel it is essential for parents to have their own space on family holidays. This is why we have an apartment layout which gives your much need privacy and space when necessary.

Many of our guests travelling with families say the pool is the highlight of their holiday. We keep it heated very warm in winter so guests can swim even in the cooler months. We often get comments that the lagoon-style of the pool makes is spacious and easy to share with other guests.

I am sure many readers will appreciate your tips on our location, especially that of the nearby beach. What is a holiday to the Gold Coast without a dip in the ocean? For those wondering, Charis Seafoods is our local fish and chips shop that feeds the pelicans at 1 pm daily. It is also just in front of a man-made lagoon which is perfect for paddling and playing in sands.
If you chose not to hire a car on your next trip, we are in an excellent place for public transport. The location bus routes go right past Blue Water Apartments both directions so you can explore everywhere from the theme parks in the north to the quiet long beaches of the south.

Once again, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
We very much look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Blue Water Apartments and helping you create many more holiday adventures.

Kind Regards,

Darren and Judy Ackland
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Property: Blue Waters Apartments
Address: 220 Marine Pde, Labrador, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Labrador
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Labrador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Waters Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Blue Waters offers spacious 2 and 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom fully self contained air conditioned apartment. Heated pool, security parking and fantastic location on edge of Broadwater. ... more   less 
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