Have you ever booked holiday apartments on the Gold Coast that you couldn’t wait to get out of? They’ve got a bed but that’s about it! Don’t worry, it’s happened to us all.
Even though most families are keen to get out and explore the area, it’s still important to have safe and comfortable accommodation to return to, at the end of the day.
To be sure of choosing the best Gold Coast accommodation apartments, there are a few things you should check before booking.
If a resort is advertised as being close to the beach, make sure it is! ‘Walking distance’ should not be a 30-minute hike! With the great deals available at resorts such as the Phoenician, ‘close’ means 100 metres or so.
And what about restaurants and cafes? Dining out is all part of the holiday experience, and it’s even better if you can enjoy it without driving, or taking an expensive taxi.
Check out what facilities are included at the resort. They should be good enough to keep you entertained for a whole day without leaving! If you like to holiday out of season, look for a resort with a second, heated, indoor pool. It makes a world of difference.
Does the resort have a gym, a sauna and a spa for the grown-ups, and a games room for the kids. This could be a lifesaver on a rainy day!
And what about inclusions such as security parking?
With so many resorts competing for business on the Gold Coast, you should expect some luxury, even on a budget. What does the apartment include? A good apartment should offer a lounge area, a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen (not just a microwave and a kettle!), and laundry facilities. Then there’s Austar, WiFi, security, and other desirable features.
If a AAA 4-Star resort like the Phoenician can still offer amazing deals, you should accept nothing less!