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Carmel By The Sea

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stayed for a week over Easter and it was just perfect. The place caters for families, singles or couples and there is always something to do. We had a two bedroom apartment which was huge and we had a great view of the beach. The beds were comfortable; the layout of the apartment was really good and if you...

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Carmel by the Sea Daniel. We are very lucky to have such a versatile resort that has something for everyone. You are exactly right - the apartments are spacious enough to comfortably dine in, but we are also close enough to conveniently pop out for dinner if you wish. I hope you had a lovely stay...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Carmel by the Sea is a good quality place that we have stayed at previously, some years ago. It is well located opposite two play areas and parkland for children, and very close to a surf club and Broadbeach Mall for meals and other shopping. There are good patrolled beaches opposite for safe swimming and surfing etc. The Carmel building...

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review Ed. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We are in the process of reviewing apartments that require decor updates and shall pass along your feedback to the relevant apartment owner. The glass windows you refer to (floor to ceiling) are not a feature of every apartment so please do let...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Beautiful secure building overlooking the beach in an amazing location. We had a three bedroom, two bathroom, large apartment that had great beach views to the south and beach. They have a gym, sauna, spa and and indoor small heated pool and an outdoor larger lap pool. There is a tennis court for anyone who wants a hit and you...

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing you experience of Carmel by the Sea. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry to hear you were woken up early by the short curtains. We will certainly look into this. Additionally, the internet is designed to be accessed from inside each apartment. We have had some issue with the service provider of late so...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We have stayed a few times. The rooms are large and spacious with fairly high ceilings adding to that spacious feel too. The pool is large and (becoming more rare in this high rise area!) is on ground level with level grass and garden area around.

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Greg. It was lovely to have you stay again. Thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased to know we are continuing to meet your expectations. See you next time!

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We arrived after hours, and I was a little worried about how smooth it would be after reading a couple of (old) reviews. It was as smooth as I could imagine. There is a phone at the door to gain access to the foyer, and you are then given access to a night safe upon confirming your identity etc. The...

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Louise. Thank you for sharing your experience of Carmel by the Sea. I'm pleased you all enjoyed your time with us. We do like to provide after hours arrival options for our guests as we understand not everyone is able to arrive during office hours. I'm so pleased the system was seamless for you and that you were able...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I booked this beautiful hotel for a few work colleagues and myself while we were attending a big conference at Jupiters. I searched widely in the Broadbeach area, and was lucky enough to stumble upon Carmel. Carmel was only a short (5-10 minute) walk to the Convention Centre, a walk which took us past Cafe's, Restaurants and a supermarket. So...

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of Carmel by the Sea. It's lovely to know you enjoyed your time with us and that the apartment suited your needs. We are very well positioned for conferences at the Convention Centre and Casino (Jupiters) alike. Broadbeach tends to have everything you could want (shops, restaurants, cafes) and we have the perfect retreat...

Brisbane (orginally from UK)
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed as a family whilst our daddy was at a conference. Good sized unit with full amenities (if a little tired - as holiday rentals usually are). Living areas nice and spacious, bathrooms excellent with two large shower cubicles handy for washing off wriggly toddlers. Kitchen a good size with reasonable accessories and proper white goods (no two-burner electric...

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Carmel by the Sea. I'm so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your time with us - from the conference delegate to the wiggly two-year-old! We are very well positioned for both families (playgrounds, beach, and restaurants as mentioned) and businesses. The Gold Coast Convention Centre and the Casino...

Mount Evelyn, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We recently stayed at Carmel By The Sea for 6 nights. As there were 6 of us (myself, husband, child, baby and my in-laws) we booked a 3 bedroom apartment, and requested a low-ish floor with ocean views. We were all blown away by the size of the apartment - it was huge and immaculate, and had everything we could...

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Gary F, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Kimberley. Thank you so much for your detailed review of Carmel by the Sea. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you found the apartment to be spacious and have everything you needed. We are very fortunate to have such large apartments that comfortably accommodate families and groups. I'm pleased this apartment type suited you and...

Reviewed 25 February 2016

We have been varying our annual accommodation at Broadbeach for many years, and just had a 10 day return visit to Carmel by the Sea after a break of several years. Our family of six adults required 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and had plenty of space in our 15th floor apartment. The layout is a little odd with an...

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Hi Diane, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay at Carmel by the Sea. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. The hall way in the 3 bedroom apartments is an unusual feature - particularly since many apartments these days conserve space and squeeze something into every square metre....

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

4 of us booked a 10 night stay in a 2 bedroom apartment on the 14th floor, this is the second time at Carmel By the sea,our balcony has great views over the beach and out to sea, it's location is great for walking around to shops and restaurants.

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Hi Brendan, Thank you for sharing your experience of Carmel by the Sea. I'm pleased you again enjoyed your stay with us. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful location directly opposite the beach. It means our apartments get simply stunning views of the ocean whilst still being conveniently located close to shops and restaurants. I hope you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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: $191 - $353 (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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Carmel By The Sea Hotel Broadbeach
Carmel By The Sea Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia
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#8 Family Hotel in Broadbeach
#10 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”
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“Close to many restaurants/bars/shopping/surf/casino”
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“High up, beachfront”
Peter11Melbourne, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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