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Dubbo, Australia
Reviewed today NEW

We have stayed here twice now. You just can't beat the location and the views. The best part about staying here is the size of the apartments and the balconies. Both are massive and well appointed. We had a two bedroom apartment on the 10th floor overlooking the beach. The place is so close to all the best restaurants in...

Thank Michael974_13
Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location across from the beach, walking distance to pacific Fair and Jupiter's Casino, restaurants and bars and public transport. Got upgraded to a sub penthouse which was fantastic, Good pools, tennis court, gym, quiet.

Thank Sherelleo
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at a Carmel By The Sea, 2 bedroom apartment for several nights recently and had a great time. It is situated across the road from a great park, walking trail and the beach. It's an easy walk to local shops , cafes, restaurants and bars at Broadbeach. Both bedrooms were large enough to have a port a cot...

Thank Zezz
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third stay at this wonderful property. My husband is disabled from a stroke, and this property is perfect for a holiday, without our needing to be in a "disabled unit", which always falls short of providing a pleasant stay. The units are well cared for, spacious and supplied with everything at one's fingertips. We're able to access...

1Thank LynHendersonOke
Vancouver, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With friends and family we spent 3 days at Carmel by the Sea. We opted for the 3 bedroom apartment for 4 adults and 4 kids and this well appointed apartment can definitely hold more. From the 26th floor, the view of the ocean was incredible as was the sunrises. From the huge kitchen to the double living rooms, this...

Thank bm93travel
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely accommodation just a few things which would make the apartment a little bit nicer as we have stayed there before. Previously the apartment we stayed at was nicely refurbished but unfortunately level 5 room 25 really needs to come up to a better level. Things that need changing shower screens need replacing, oven door needs replacing as it does...

Thank judy699
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Judy. Thank you for reviewing Carmel by the Sea. I'm really happy to hear that we are in a good spot for you! Being close to all the things you like is a great convenience on a vacation. Also, thank you for letting us know that there were things that could have been improved in the apartment you stayed...

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here many times with the family, most recently in January. Every time a different apartment but with great facilities. I choose this apartment over other, more modern, complexes availabile in the area, for the indoor pool which is usually not full of people and indoor jacuzzi and proximity to the beach and restaurants. This tme we had an...

Thank Sezza08
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience of Carmel by the Sea. It is so lovely to hear that we have been able to meet your expectations again. We value our loyal guests and we hope you know how much your return business means to us. We are fortunate to have such wonderful facilities on such a spacious block of...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Beautiful location with generally friendly desk staff. However, apartment was dated and starting to look a little unloved. Shower screen glass were milky in corners and cupboarding had started to peel and the wood to fray. Glass on verandah looked like it hadn't been wiped down in a long while. Sun lounges were sunburnt and scratchy to sit on. Appliances...

2Thank CDiakos
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Carmel by the Sea. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you particularly liked the amenities and location. We are very fortunate to be so close to everything but still have such a peaceful setting. However, it is disappointing that you found the...

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I am quite frankly disgusted in the cleanliness of the apartment at Carmel by the Sea. Spider webs all over the balcony Strains in carpet Hair in the bathrooms Mould on the curtains 'Something' splattered on the wall Crumbs/food on floor Paid $470 a night for a filthy apartment We began our stay on Friday 6th, notified reception the following...

3Thank trun123
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Dear Tabitha, thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. As we discussed, there were certainly some cleaning areas overlooked prior to your stay. The minimum we offer is a clean room upon arrival and I am genuinely sorry that on this occasion that wasn't delivered. As a return guest with many prior stays that you commented were fantastic,...

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

OMG...it was love at first sight! We fell in love with Carmel and the wonderful and friendly people. A very warm and welcoming town. The cafes, restaurants and shopping is magnificent. You must visit during the Christmas season to enjoy the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, hot cider and singing from the high school choir and other local artist.

Thank Vinson L
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Vinson! I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed Carmel by the Sea. From your review, I have a vague feeling you visited Carmel by the Sea, California. We are Carmel by the Sea, Broadbeach Australia! While we are over the other side of the globe we also have some magnificent cafes, restaurants, and shopping. Christmas is also a lovely time...

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Carmel by The Sea is ideally located at 177 Old Burleigh Road in Broadbeach and is directly opposite the iconic golden sands of the Gold Coast’s favourite beach. This highrise apartment building boasts excellent facilities and spacious, modern apartments. The building was designed with views in mind with all apartments enjoying an ocean aspect. From this ideal vantage point, Carmel by the Sea apartments have spectacular views of the ocean and the Hinterland. This resort features comprehensive facilities including not one, but two swimming pools. The sparkling outdoor swimming pool is ideal for lap swimming and has a separate wading pool to entertain children. A large tiled area with sun lounges and umbrellas surrounds the pool area and the BBQ area with hot plates and cooking facilities, tables and chairs is located just adjacent. Beautifully landscaped tropical gardens surround the pool and BBQ area making this area a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle. The indoor heated swimming pool is perfect for all seasons and weather. It is accompanied by a spa, steam room, and sauna creating the perfect place to unwind and relax. For the fitness fanatics there is a fully equipped Gymnasium and a full size Tennis Court. There are also plenty of cycling and walking paths across the road along the stunning Broadbeach beachfront and parklands. Carmel by the Sea apartments are all fully self-contained, individually styled and feature spectacular views. The one, two and three bedroom apartments provide spacious living areas and balconies and all have a large two person in-room spa. All apartments are air conditioned for your comfort and have ceiling fans, opening windows and large private balconies (excluding One bedroom Executive). For the discerning guest looking to enjoy the best there is to offer the suites and sub-penthouses provide even more luxury, space and maximise the beautiful views. Located on the upper levels of the building, these apartments have absolutely spectacular views of the ocean and Hinterland. These luxury apartments feature large modern Kitchens, Laundries, two Bathrooms with separate showers and bath, spacious bedrooms with walk-in robes and large balconies. At Carmel by the Sea all of our apartments have large screen television sets with Foxtel, free Wifi (restrictions apply), hairdryers, full kitchen facilities (e.g. tea and coffee making facilities, full size refrigerators, and dishwashers), and full laundry facilities (e.g. washing machines, clothes driers and ironing board and iron). Our reception staff offer a tour desk facility and are fully equipped to assist you to book many local attractions such as theme parks, cruises and tours. Carmel by the Sea has close proximity to Broadbeach Mall, Oasis Shopping Centre, Kurrawa Surf Club, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Likewise, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Jupiters Casino and Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre are all within walking distance of our front doors. Extensive parklands fringe the beachfront adjacent to Carmel by The Sea. This provides huge open spaces for picnicking, cycling and walking tracks, children’s playgrounds, BBQs and the weekend Arts & Crafts Markets. The nearby patrolled beaches with flags and lifesavers are perfect for a swim, bodyboard or surf all year round. Broadbeach offers regular and reliable public transport with bus services and the Light Rail system departing from the Gold Coast Highway. Of course if you prefer to drive, each apartment has a designated car space in the secure underground garage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel By The Sea

Address: 177 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Broadbeach
Price Range: €135 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Carmel By The Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Carmel By The Sea Hotel Broadbeach
Carmel By The Sea Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia
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#8 Family Hotel in Broadbeach
#9 Luxury Hotel in Broadbeach
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“All three of our stays have been in rooms overlooking the park and ocean. Suggest requesting this when booking.”
LynHendersonOke, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Checkout is 10am but ask for a guest FOB to get into the pools and showers until 12pm.”
bm93travel, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Water view is beautiful”
judy699, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Close to many restaurants/bars/shopping/surf/casino”
Londonbitter, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“High up, beachfront”
Peter11Melbourne, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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