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The Top 5 Places to Stay on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast, Australia

It’s called the Gold Coast for a reason…

Playing host to more than 13 million visitors annually, the beachcomber’s paradise that is the Gold Coast is as popular as ever, and remains a favourite destination among Aussies and international visitors for sun-and-sand holidays.

Beach-goers and thrill-seekers alike are drawn to the visual splendour of the Gold Coast’s endless white-sand shoreline, thriving dining scene, family-friendly theme parks, designer shopping, and of course, the surf – it’s not called Surfers Paradise for nothing.

And if you’re wondering where to stay, we have you covered. We’ve put together our top five accommodation options for your next Gold Coast stay, all of which you can book through Hotels.com. So without further ado, here are our picks of the crème de la crème of Gold Coast accommodation…

Q1 Spa and Resort

When in Surfers Paradise central, aim for the top of the tree with a vantage point that puts all other resorts in the shade. This luxury establishment set a block from the beach, features first-rate accommodation and facilities to equal the view (which, incidentally, is the highest in the Southern Hemisphere). The Skypoint Observation Deck at the Q1 (soaring 230 metres above sea level) is a popular family attraction for its impressive panorama that spans from Brisbane to Byron Bay.

Photo courtesy of Q1 Penthouse, Gold Coast
Photo courtesy of Q1 Penthouse, Gold Coast

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Rising 77 levels over the white sandy coastline, Peppers Soul features an indoor and outdoor pool, steam, sauna, spa and gym, secret garden, multiple restaurants and more to keep the whole family entertained. This Peppers property is full of style and embodies effortless holiday glamour.

Photo courtesy of Peppers Soul, Gold Coast
Photo courtesy of Peppers Soul, Gold Coast

Palazzo Versace

This marina-based fashionista’s favourite is an enduring stayer on the top five list, and with good reason. Set amid tranquil surrounds, The Palazzo Versace is a world away from the crowds of Surfers Paradise and is a dream designer destination for those who love glitz, glamour and opulence. Every detail in this property has been expertly appointed to delight the most discerning clientele.

Photo courtesy of Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
Photo courtesy of Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Rising like a golden beacon at sunset, this holiday winner, a stone’s throw from the beach, also wows for its central shopping location and access to transport and entertainment options. That’s before you’ve even set foot inside the facility-packed, spacious interior or cast eyes on the Sofitel Gold Coast’s glamorous pool deck.

Penthouse at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach
Penthouse at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Inspired by the grandeur of classic Queensland style, this waterside resort offers the ultimate in old-school style with a touch of contemporary elegance. The immaculate grounds of the InterContinental and designer pools convey a sense of Old Hollywood-era glamour, while the Gold Coast’s theme parks and the Gold Coast hinterland are right at your doorstep. Don’t miss The Fireplace Restaurant’s “high coffee”, a sweet-and-savoury experience (in the high-tea tradition) foodies will love.

Photo courtesy of InterContinental Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast

This article was produced in partnership with Hotels.com

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