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Published April 21st 2013
Deserving winner of the 2012 Traveler's Choice Award
The Alex Seaside Resort is nestled on 146 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland mere steps away from a multitude of restaurants, cafes, the patrolled surf beach, picnic spots and the Alexandra Headland Surf Club. Winner of Trip Advisors 2012 Traveller's Choice award, it is 4.5 star accommodation and affordable especially for those on a budget.
The resort offers large one to two bedroom apartments with balconies with uninterrupted ocean views. I went with my family of four who fit comfortably into the luxury apartment. My mother spent a lot of her time lounging on the balcony lazily watching the boats roam across the coast. The resort also includes for your comfort: complimentary cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, heated pool and spa, secure underground parking, games room and barbecue area, tour information desk and booking service and pay by use internet. I have never personally experienced it here, however, in season you may get the chance to see dolphins frolic from your balcony. Its location is also delightfully minutes from both Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Only 100 kilometers from Brisbane, it makes for an easy family, couple or flying solo holiday. The on-site management are welcoming and are committed to making your experience in their establishment enjoyable and above all a relaxing escape.
Your apartment options are: studio (sleeps two from $113 to $235 a night), one bedroom (from $121 to $255 per night), one bedroom king suite with a spa bath (sleeps two from $118 to $240 a night), one bedroom deluxe (sleeps two from $130), two bedrooms and one bathroom (sleeps four from $137 to $290 per night), two bedroom and two bathroom (sleeps four from $153 to $335 per night) and finally the deluxe two bedrooms and two bathrooms (from $184 to $380 a night).
My family splurged a little (and still didn't spend that much money) with the Alex Seaside Resort's height of luxury: the deluxe two bedroom and two bathroom apartment. Walking into the apartment you are immediately given a panoramic view of the beach from the huge windows that lead to the balcony. The rooms were clean, well presented and immediately put me into the mood of a holiday escape.
The master bedroom has its own balcony, bathroom with a spa bath and TV hidden within the large wardrobe. The second room has its own bathroom (definitely worth the extra money), two single beds and its own little balcony. The one, yes slightly snobbish, thing that bothers me in a hotel/resort is when the beds are not as comfy as my own. Happily, the beds were super comfortable. In fact, all the furniture was so great I wouldn't have grumbled about sleeping on the couch.
One of my favourite things about the apartment was the spacious spa bath to luxuriate in. For sixty bubbly minutes, my life had no problems. I spent an unfortunate amount of time on this trip studying for university exams. A drain on my beach fun but I was at the very least grateful for the beach view while I cried into my statistics text book.
The Alex Seaside Resort was comfortable, friendly and I loved the easy access to all the attractions Alexandra Headland had to offer. For more information, for bookings and quick quotes go to their website.