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Our Top Stay on the Gold Coast

19/09/2017 | News

If you’re looking for a place to stay where everything you’ll need during your time on the Gold Coast is right on your doorstep, we recommend the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise hotel.


The Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise hotel is a great place to base yourself for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Everything you could want from a holiday is right on your doorstep and getting to most of the games venues is simple, particularly if you’re heading off to the Gold Coast Convention Centre (Basketball and Netball) or Broadbeach Bowls Club (Lawn Bowls) which are both within a short walking distance. The Carrara Stadium (Opening and Closing Ceremony and Athletics) and the Carrara Leisure Centre (Badminton, Para Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Wrestling) are an 18 minute drive away. Spectators will have free access to event transport as part of their Commonwealth Games ticket via bus or tram – the tram station is right outside the hotel door and will take you up and down the coastline.

Things to Do

  • The famous Surfer’s Paradise beach is a mere 5 minute stroll away
  • Pacific Fair Shopping Centre – a short tram ride
  • The Star Gold Coast – a 20 minute walk/8 minute tram ride
  • Broadbeach – a 20 minute walk
  • Wet’n’Wild and Movie World – 25 minute drive
  • Sea World – 30 minute bus ride
  • Dreamworld – 30 minute drive

Service and Facilities

The staff are customer service focused and are available to help with anything you may require during your stay via their 24 hour reception desk. Guests have access to the following facilities at the hotel:

  • Day spa offering a variety of treatments
  • 24 hour fitness centre
  • 5 restaurants/bars
  • 2 outdoor pools and sun loungers with waiter service
  • Outdoor tennis court

WiFi is available on site but is charged at $19.00 AUD for 24 hours access. However guests can get around this by becoming an IHG® Rewards Club Member which is free to sign up for. Once you are a member you can access their WiFi for free!

All standard rooms are air conditioned and come with a king size bed (or twin beds), private bathroom, furnished balcony and conveniences such as a refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, free toiletries, hairdryer and 24 hour room service. Rooms also feature an LCD TV, telephone, iron and ironing board plus an in-room safe. Travel Places’ rates also includes breakfast.

Food & Drink

There are some great options within the hotel if you’re looking for a place to eat – be it something fancy or whilst lounging by the pool.

Four Winds 360° – want a restaurant with a view? Located on the hotel’s 26th floor, you’ll not only experience great views from above but as the restaurant rotates you can enjoy views of the entire city and coastline for as far as the eye can see. This restaurant offers a Seafood and Australian fusion buffet and a high tea option complete with a hot beverage and glass of sparkling wine. Come here for lunch or dinner.

Sifu – Indulge in Cantonese and Schezuan cuisine in this sleek and modern Chinese restaurant. Choose from a menu where you’re spoilt for choice on dishes made with local produce and the freshest quality seafood. Come here for dinner Tuesday to Saturday.

Relish Bar & Grill – located pool side at the hotel, this restaurant is open all day long offering a breakfast buffet, A la Carte lunch and a set or A la Carte dinner menu which offers a typical bar/grill style menu with plenty of choice. It’s a convenient spot at any time of the day, even if you just want to grab a coffee and read a book here.

Stay Here

Travel Places has secured the best rate available so our clients can enjoy great value at a top location during the XXI Commonwealth Games. Prices start from £1,075* per person and includes seven nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, airport transfers to and from Brisbane Airport and Official Gold Coast 2018 Event tickets (Cat C) – sessions to Track Cycling, Athletics & Swimming.

For more information or to enquire about building your own 2018 Gold Coast package call our dedicated team on 01903 832861 or email games18@travelplaces.co.uk.

*Subject to availability. Based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. 

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