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“Relaxing, A bit far from centre”

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Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carrara
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Bandung, Indonesia
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12 reviews
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“Relaxing, A bit far from centre”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My first ever travelling to Australia and I chose to visit Gold Coast as my first destination. Having arrived early in the morning, welcomed by very friendly Mr. James at concierge, the staff were all friendly after all. The room is bigger than I thought, nice room. The breakfast was really great, too. Unfortunately, if you're not going to do some golf, it's very far from the city centre, need to take a taxi and will cost quite a high-price for the one-way trip. But, at least I enjoyed my stay. Cheers guy!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This was my second stay.. But probably my last. The hotel is undergoing a long overdue renovation and as other recent reviews have said the dining area / reception area looks more like a building site. The staff are friendly & helpful, the grounds and location are great.. Especially if golf is your thing.. But at more than $1000 for 4 nights (for 1 adult plus 1 child) I feel it did not represent good value for money. Also think $41 for myself and my child to eat breakfast (in a dining room that resembles a building site, and a menu that never varies) is over priced.
We stayed in a room that had been repainted, but the bathroom still looked tired, the TV looked like it had been picked up at a garage sale and new handles can not make the old furniture look new.
When there is an abundance of top quality accommodation within a 20 minute radius which offers much better value for money, this will probably be my last visit.
Ended up checking out 5 days early after sourcing alternate accommodation which suited my needs and my budget better.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

While this isn't the most salubrious hotel, it was very comfortable and a really great place to stay with groups. We were on the Gold Coast for a wedding, and the wedding party and some of the guests stayed in this hotel. It was really nice to see them for drinks and breakfast, not just at the wedding. So the place is really conducive to meeting up with others in the common areas.

The rooms were very comfortable, if a little dated. It was nice to have a bath and shower, there were a few cracks in the tiles and the grouting looked a little worn. But there was nothing unclean or dangerous or not functional, everything worked well. The prices matched, so that was good.

The room we stayed in was very quiet, though in the morning there were lots of golfers walking past on their way to the green. It wasn't disturbing, just meant I wouldn't feel comfortable being naked in the room with the curtains open.

Internet was excellent for the short while that I used it. Food was quite good and reasonably priced. While the coffee certainly wasn't up to our usual standards it was adequate. It was nice to have the 24 hour shop with Ben and Jerry's icecream available!

I enjoyed the swimming pool and spa, it wasn't crowded.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lennox Head, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky to pick up a Wotif mystery deal for only $103 to stay here.
The resort is modern, quiet and good value, especially if you love your golf. Heated swimming pool and Spa, 24 hr shop and room service till 3am. Nothing to complain about. Only 20 minutes or of Surfers Paradise.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family enjoyed our two nights at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort Carrara for the opportunity of a short getaway. Yes, the hotel is currently undergoing renovations but the staff helpfulness and friendly attitudes far outweigh the slightest of inconveniences. The room with two queen beds was very spacious for the family. I'd especially like to acknowledge Tamara, Shay and Carla (breakfast restaurant) who went out of their way to help!! Our kids very much enjoy (this is a repeat visit) the chess board, the pool and spa. Having access to a full gym as well is great even if we didnt use it this time.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Address: Palm Meadows Drive | Palm Meadows, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211, Australia (Formerly Radisson Resort)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Carrara
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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carrara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Gold Coast Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of it all - just minutes from beautiful Gold Coast beaches and renowned golf courses, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, world class shopping and sporting stadiums - Mercure Gold Coast Resort is perfectly positioned for your business trip or next holiday. This beautifully appointed resort is one of the top choices on the Gold Coast for relaxing, unwinding and rejuvenating away from the hustle and bustle of the city. When planning where to stay on the Gold Coast, for a fun family holiday with the kids, sneaking away for a romantic couples' escape or teeing off on a golf weekend - no hotel makes you feel more at home than Mercure Gold Coast Resort! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Radisson Resort Gold Coast Hotel Carrara
Radisson Gold Coast
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