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Carmel By The Sea

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08/05/2017 09/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Have stayed here before and liked it hence the return visit. This is not the cheapest place in Broadbeach but the facilities and location represent good value for us: beachfront, parking, short walk to restaurants and shops, long outside pool that allows you to do decent laps and a heated indoor pool that was a boon in the poor weather....

Thank Peter11Melbourne
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Hello Peter. Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Broadbeach is such a popular area to visit that at times the golden rule of "you get what you pay for" does ring true. Carmel by the Sea does not offer "cheap" accommodation as we do not offer a "cheap" product. We have...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in August 2016,arrived after our 11 hour flight from London with 4 other adults ,easy to check in and friendly staff with valet parking at $20 per day. The rooms are basic but clean and tidy with coffee and pastry's available from 5.30am not bad for the early risers from Europe!!!! and also given its position relatively quiet...

1Thank Nigel E
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Hello Nigel. Unfortunately I don't think you stayed with us! It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time at Hotel Carmel but this is a different business to Carmel by the Sea. We are a resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. We don't have valet parking or coffee and pastry but we do have lots of sunshine,...

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Our apartment was excellent with great views. It was quiet and very comfortable with loads of room. The bed was extremely comfortable.. Facilities at Carmel were terrific. Great pool and BBQ area and indoor pool and spa. Gym facilities excellent. Carmel is an easy walk from the centre of Broadbeach. We parked our car and walked everywhere. The annual jazz...

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

Hello Carol. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Carmel by the Sea. I'm so pleased to hear you had a good comfortable sleep each night and that you didn't have to bother driving while you were on your break! We do have a great location meaning you can park the car in the secure...

Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights a few weeks ago & were very impressed with the high standard. Very large quiet apartment, beautifully furnished & with absolutely fantastic sea views, we walked down the road to all the eateries & shops, very good location. We'll definitely return for another stay.

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

Peter it is lovely to hear you were pleased with your recent stay at Carmel by the Sea. The apartments are quite large and we are perfectly positioned to be close to the centre of Broadbeach but far enough away to remain tranquil. The building was designed to capitalise on the views, with every apartment facing toward the ocean. I...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had a great time here, had a apartment facing the water on 8th floor. The apartment was really large and very comfortable. We loved the closeness to the Oasis Centre with its supermarket & eating options. Pacific Fair is a short walk away and this is now an excellent shopping destination. We used the steam room, sauna, spa, both...

Thank 672gregf
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, Greg. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with Carmel by the Sea. We are very fortunate to have a location that enables guests to have a convenient proximity to the middle of Broadbeach, while also having the peace and calm of a retreat from the hustle and...

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 7 nights with my husband and toddler and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our apartment on the 5th floor was a little dated but it would have been super classy back in the 90's. It still had everything we needed and was so spacious. We actually loved it so much we googled what it would cost to...

Thank addicted2travel78
Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Carmel by the Sea. I'm pleased to hear your whole family enjoyed your time with us. The indoor pool and the wading pool tend to be very popular with the little ones! We are also so fortunate to be just over the road from the children's playground equipment...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Nice accomodation only thing to comment on is would be more comfortable if the king bed had a mattress topper on it as the bed was rather firm and newer towels as they were quite worn but apart from that all good! This is not a hotel majority are privately owned apartments so they are self contained including washer &...

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

Hi Judy. Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Carmel by the Sea. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We do stock a limited supply of the mattress toppers as we understand that everyone has different preferences for bed firmness. And a good night of sleep is vital! Please do let us know nice and...

Bayside, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A group of four of us stayed here whilst attending a conference at Jupiters Casino. The location was absolutely perfect. It overlooked the beach with easy access for a morning walk or swim, yet was only a few minutes walk to Jupiters, the new Pacific Fair and all the great restaurants in Broadbeach The apartment was well laid out with...

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

Hi Jane. Thank you for your review of Carmel by the Sea. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that our location suited your needs. We find that many conference goers choose Carmel by the Sea as we are so close to both Jupiters and the Convention Centre while also being directly opposite the beach!...

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Beachfront property with spectacular views. We stayed in a spacious, modern, 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment was clean, and equipped with enough basics to get through our short stay. The complex facilities are excellent. Indoor and outdoor pool both well utilised during our stay. Located directly opposite the park and beach, and a short, 2 block stroll to Oasis shopping...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Carmel by the Sea. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We are fortunate to have such a lovely location conveniently located to shops, restaurants and the beach while still being a peaceful and quiet retreat. We trust you had a safe journey home...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Carmel by the Sea on the Gold Coast for 3 nights. We had a 2 bedroom apartment that was incredibly spacious with amazing ocean views. It was very clean and modern and we could not fault it in any way. The desk staff were also very friendly and helpful. The location is...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Carmel by the Sea. It's so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The building has been designed to make the most of the beautiful ocean views, and to ensure each apartment is spacious enough to live in. It makes Carmel by the Sea perfect for families, groups, and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: €133 - €243 (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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