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Carmel By The Sea

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked in Dec 2016 to stay in a 3 bedroom apartment in April 2017. Over the years my family and I have stayed many times at Carmel by the Sea in 2 or 3 bedroom apartments. We checked in to a lower floor (so very limited view) to find an extremely outdated apartment that was lucky to be 2...

Thank Bronwen R
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 7 nights at Carmel by the Sea with our 2 daughters and their families in March. Close to parks, beach, shopping complex and eateries. Could walk everywhere easily with a pram and 3 little people . It has 2 great pools and the indoor pool is so very warm. Good for early morning exercise. Apartments were fitted out...

Thank josephine000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here several times over the last ten years booking the two bedroom apartments up to the sub penthouses. The location is fantastic and the rooms are very spacious and comfortable with amazing views. However, it seems the maintenance staff lack attention to detail this includes scuffs and marks on the walls and furniture, indoor swimming pool glass...

1Thank deveson88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing week in one of the 3 bedroom suites on the 20th floor just after Easter. The views were to die for, especially the sunrise over the beach every morning. Staff were super attentive and everything was perfect. Just perfect. Loved the pools. Location was great for walking, especially for the buses if you plan to use...

Thank DomFam
Dubbo, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 21 April 2017

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...

2Thank Zezz
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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 29 March 2017

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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $195 - $362 (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
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Broadbeach
#11 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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