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“Well appointed to beach and buses.”
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La Costa Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bilinga
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waikato
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“Well appointed to beach and buses.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The rooms here are bright fresh and clean with everything one needs for a comfortable stay including aircon and ceiling fan . Its a 15 minute walk to GG's cafe where we enjoyed breakfast/ brunch and the best fresh fruit juices. The bus stops just near the motel and number 761 takes you down to Coolangatta or to Tweed heads shopping center a 15 minute ride for $5. Excellent value for money and different from the standard units around there. No pool though but no worries when the beach is two minutes across the road.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

La Costa is an older style motel that has recently been carefully refurbished and modernized. Rooms are large, spotlessly clean with modern decor and appliances. Location is great - 5 minutes from Coolangatta airport, 100 metres to the beach and 10 minutes walk to coffee shops. Park right outside the unit so easy luggage transfer. Beds are large and air conditioner and refrigerator are
quiet with virtually no road or airport noise. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful and provide a free coffee at a nearby coffee shop. This is an excellent place for a short term stopover at a very reasonable rate. Would be hard to beat La Costa for value.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our room was tastefully decorated in an appropriate "beach" theme. The bed was VERY comfortable and the kitchen had crockery, cutlery and utensils, saucepans, electric frypan, and small but functional 2 hot plate stove/microwave. Everything was very clean. It was only a hop skip and a jump to the beach (unpatrolled) and a short drive in any direction to shops, cafes and clubs. The airport is very close but noise from aeroplanes was no more than that of traffic on the highway. The owners are very friendly and extremely accomodating.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Wonderful hosts (thanks for the coupon for coffee!) lovely room with A/C and a fan. 1 min to the sea for great beach walks & a even better view of the goldcoast. I will return for another relaxing stay. & I enjoy the fact that this area has lots to do (shops & restaurants plus gorgeous beach) away from all the touristy stuff of the Gold Coast.
So close to the airport but you don't feel like you are next to the airport at all.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Spent a lovely relaxing couple of days prior to an early morning flight back home at La costa.From check in to check out I was made to feel very welcome by the owners.It has a very relaxed laid back atmosphere.Room had a lovely beach house feel to it, very clean and comfortable. Very short walk to miles of beach to walk along. Convenience stores, cafes, restaurants are a bit of a walk which is ok during the day but as a single female traveller I was not keen on walking such a long way home in the dark.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have just returned from a 2 night stay and recommend this place for proximity to airport and the beach. Our room was colourful and clean. I have a bad back so finally a place with a comfortable bed and pillow!!! The renovations are almost complete so we will definately go back in a few weeks. The location and friendly owners make a quick trip just so easy and enjoyable. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

It's very cheap and clean - has been newly renovated so very fresh looking room. The walls are paper thin though, so you hear everything from outside and from the room next door (and I do mean EVERYTHING - conversations, coughing, sneezing, showering, washing up, etc). Our room faced the main highway and street, so we weren't comfortable having the curtains open and felt closed in. This will be worse once the office has been finished, which will be opposite the room we had (Room 2). Also, did not appreciate the hammering and drilling outside our front door before 7:30 in the morning, with no warning or apology. Building noise then continued for the rest of the morning.

The room is very cute, but needs more attention to things like towel rails, microwave dish and utensils (no use for a saucepan or an egg flip if no stove!). Also nowhere to hang things when you get back from the beach and no dust pan to deal with all the sand. I suppose it's not really the place for a holiday, so that's why we were disappointed as we booked four nights.

Would be great for an overnight stay or if you need to catch a flight from the airport which is basically opposite. Not the place to stay if you want to relax/sleep or just keep to yourself, which some people do. We left early so we could go home and have a decent sleep.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: La Costa Motel
Address: 127 Golden Four Dr, Bilinga, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Bilinga
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bilinga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Costa Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opposite Gold Coast Airport. Free transfers to the airport - 24 hours. Retro style beachside accommodation with old fashioned hospitality. ... more   less 
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