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La Costa Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bilinga
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were catching an early flight from OOL so this little, recently refurbed. motel was ideal. Room were fresh, clean and comfortable. In the morning the owners drove us to the airport...fantastic service. A leisurely stroll down the front found a number of eateries. Can't recommend this highly enough as OOL is known for its lack of hotel accommodation within cooee of the airport.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

...Although a very short stay , yet we loved the retro concept, the proximity to the beach and other nature beauties...room a bit small yet clean and bright. I would suggest to allow air conditioning ON, while guest is out, especially during summer time.
The family touch is well observed , thanks Diane.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed at La Costa for three nights over the Australia Day long week-end. Thanks to Tropical cyclone Oswald, we spent quite a bit of time in the motel room, but it was indeed a very comfortable and well appointed room to spend time in. We were very grateful for the splendid new flat screen tv and dvd player and the airconditioning which worked perfectly. On arrival we felt "at home" here. Diane was very welcoming and helpful. We later met John who was also very friendly. The rooms have been very recently renovated and refurbished in a very tastful way. Needless to say the cleanliness of the room was spot on. The motel is situated very close to the beach and the airport. Of course the sun came out the day we were leaving and we could appreciate just how really nice the place was. Would definitely stay here again and would certaintly recommend it to others.

Room Tip: We were in unit 10 and lucky enough to have a carport to protect out car during the wild weather. Un...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Thank you John & Diane for a wonderful stay at La Costa Motel. This tastefully renovated beach house has every comfort for short stay (as was ours) or longer holiday: proximity to airport, patrolled beach and surf lifesaving club make it a first-class choice for a relaxed seaside stay. The motel's bright furnishings/themed artwork, fresh new linen, spotlessly clean bathroom and kitchenette are exceptional for the price range. Diane's warm welcome on arrival, advice on nearby restaurants and offer to pick us up from dining out in the evening should it be raining - "just give me a call" - were so much appreciated. A free shuttle service to/from the airport (five minutes away) is offered. Thank you, John, for our cheery transfer at 5.45 am for our flight home!! Looking forward next time to a longer stay with you in this unspoilt part of the coast. Conor & Jenny :-)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

John & Dianne would be the most welcoming hosts you could wish for. They remember your names which is unheard of at any other motel. Our room was very comfortable and clean. Just a stones throw from the beach and the airport. They informed us as to the best places to eat which was very helpful. Would recommend La Costa in a heartbeat. Hope to see you again one day. Jacquie and Graham

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

John and Diane Cartmill (with the fantastic assistance of their daughter) have provided a most wonderful and delightful place to stay. Their dedication and friendliness will remain firmly embedded in what I consider to be the most pleasurable stay I have ever had at the Gold Coast.
Staying at La Costa is a far better option than any large sterile hotel. Small boutique motels, such as La Costa make business trips so far more pleasurable. The location superb, with the beach just a minute's walk away. La Costa is close to all amenities and public transport. A fantastic place to stay for those attending Southern Cross University.
The Motel has been very professionally and tastefully renovated by the Cartmill's and is very clean and a most comfortable place to stay. The epitome of a family run motel.
Would I stay again? Without a moment’s hesitation, I would recommend La Costa Motel to anyone, whether for business, family or pleasure. I shall return no doubt.
To the Cartmill’s; thank you for the wonderful week. It was an honour to be made to feel so welcome. Certainly it was a stay that will never be forgotten. Business made pleasurable.
Thanks
JJ

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed here for one night after a late arrival from overseas. Didn't know what to expect for the budget price but when we got here we were very impressed with the qauint old style beach shack look about it. The accommodation is in no way old style, its all newly renovated in modern styling, the room is very comfortable and very fresh, clean and airy. The room comes with amply equipped kitchen, microwave and fridge, airconditioning, TV.

The best part is the location. No pool but who needs it - the beach is just next door! Whether for leisure or for airport purposes this is the place to stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: If you have luggage, choose ground floor rooms.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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: $98 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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