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Reviewed 17 May 2012

In late January this year my partner, two friends and I went to the Gold Coast for a holiday. This was my 6th trip to the Gold Coast and before we got there I swore it would have to be my last - however after finding this little jem I will certainly be back.

In the past I have stayed down in Broadbeach where it's a little quieter, but cannot recommend staying in Surfers at the Moorings enough. You are on Cavill Ave (the 'hub' of Surfers) but the apartments are located over the highway next to the river so it's a little quieter. We had a two bedroom apartment on the 14th floor with beautiful views of the city and the river.

It's so close to everything! About a 20 - 35 minute bus ride to the theme parks (depending on which one you go to) and a $12 taxi ride (or short bus) to Pac Fair/Jupiters Casion/Convention Centre - a tip if your not from Australia, they have bus cards that you load $$ onto, you can get these from the wee info Kiosk on Cavill Ave outside the Mall entrance, down at Pac Fair or from other convenience stores - they save you a decent amount on your fare - and from making sure you always have change.

If you are after a quiet un-populated holiday I wouldn't reccomend Surfers Paradise in general but for us it is the perfect combination of relaxation (the pool and BBQ area at the Moorings is lovely - and wasn't ever overcrowded in late Jan/early Feb), shopping and activities.

Margaret and the team are so accommodating - they had our apartment ready so quickly when we arrived early from the airport drenched from the unseasonal wet weather. After two days there I had an extremely sore back and couldn't work out what I'd done - we soon realised it was my matress (the springs had gone on it) when I told Margaret she immediately contacted the apartment owner and had it replaced - she was so apologetic and had it sorted so quickly, I was extremely greatful.

I can't reccomend the apartment complex enough, beautful clean rooms, great location and price!

Room Tip: Speak withe staff there and let them know what you're after - something easily accessable on the lower floors? River views? City views? Quiter rooms on the top floors? Modern furnishings? They are extremely helpful.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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6  Thank Ashleigh T
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

we decided to rent this place after reading good reviews about this place and stayed at this apartment for three nights (9-12May 2012). At the reception, we were always welcomed by the big smiles of erin and margaret.. they are very helpful and friendly to us, and they can share lots of good places for shopping, and especially good restaurants to you..so do mix with them and get more info about Gold Coast from them... the apartments are well kept, clean and we are very satisfied with the overall conditions with the unit. rooms are big, toilets and living rooms are clean, dishwasher and dryer are in good condition too.. . we are glad because the room is ready and we could check in early. Location wise, very strategic, everything (shops, restaurants, beach) are within few hundred meters from the apartment. We will definitely go back to get the penthouse :) Definitely live up to the reputation of being #1 in TripAdvisor rating and wish you the best for the coming years.

Thanks a lot for making our stay in Gold Coast a fantastic trip.

Room Tip: Ask for higher level for good river night view.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank YWOoi
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

This is the second time we have stayed there now and you could not find a better place. The apartments are very well maintained and clean . The service from Margret & Peter is always top class. Our Kids love the great pool and garden area and its so easy with just a short walk to heaps of shops and restaurants. There is nothing like sitting on the balconey with a beer in hand looking over the river as the sun sets. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the MOORINGS if you want a great stay.

Regards Darren (Wollongong) NSW

Room Tip: Room 58 is Awsome
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Darren H
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Stayed in a one bedroom apartment on the 14th floor for 7 nights and found it very comfortable and immaculately clean! The views over the Nerang River are quite spectacular and this more than made up for the obvious need to upgrade some of the 'tired' equipment and furnishings within the apartment. We cannot say enough about the hosting staff Margaret and Erin - at the end of the week we felt like we were saying goodbye to our family. The two were such a delight to deal with and simply couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was comfortable and pleasant. The location is perfect to be able to walk down to the beach on foot or to visit Pacific Fair or Harbor Town by bus, there really is no need for a car.

Room Tip: We had a sneak peak at room 69 (two bedrooms) which had the same view but much more modern - would probably ask for this one next time.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Wow, what a warm welcome we got from Margaret & Erin!They were very friendly, happy and cheerful to help us .The check-in was a delight !The apartment was very large, clean , comfortable and spacious .The location "PERFECT ", close to Restaurants, Cafe , Bars and where the "ACTION" is! Beautiful outdoor Garden overlooking the Nerang River. We travel a lot and i must say ,this was one of our "BEST" stay!!! We are looking forward to our next visit, hopefully "SOON"! The only regret was " OUR STAY WAS NOT LONG ENOUGH " !!!! WE highly recommend "THE MOORINGS !!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a Room overlooking the River
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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