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Published September 11th 2012
Great Resort In The Heart of Surfers Paradise
When travelling with my son, I prefer to stay in holiday apartments rather than hotel rooms, simply because there is generally more room to move and the bedrooms are separate from the living room. This allows me to stay up later and work if I need to or just chill and watch TV, while junior goes to sleep.
The other plus is that you have a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook meals, which is often easier and cheaper than eating out, especially if you have young children.
On a recent trip to the Gold Coast we stayed at Centreport Resort, which is centrally located in Surfers Paradise. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with a great view of the area. If you have been to the Gold Coast, you know there is plenty of accommodation to choose from, so it can be difficult to decide where to stay, but I would definitely recommend this property.
You can choose from 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, all of which are air conditioned and self contained, with a large balcony, well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities,ironing board and iron, colour TV and hair dryer. Linen and bath towels are also provided and most units have free cable television.
Check-in time is 2pm and check out is at 10am. Reception hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Saturday 8.30 - 4.00pm & Sunday 9.00am - 12.00noon. After hours check-in is also available, by contacting the late night operator via the resort's intercom upon arrival.
We stayed at the resort for a week and had a great time. As the resort is centrally located, you can easily walk to many of the major Surfers Paradise attractions. Supermarket is just a short walk away, making it convenient to do your shopping. Gold Coast has so much to offer that I wish we had booked for an extra few days to be able to explore more.
With lots of beaches to choose from, you can try your hand at surfing, swimming, parasailing, windsurfing, and scuba diving.
If you enjoy shopping, venture out to Cavill Avenue, which is lined with lots of fashion boutiques and a large variety of restaurants.
And no visit to the Gold Coast would be complete if you didn't spend a day or two at one of the amazing theme parks, including Movie World, Dream World, Sea World, White Water World and Wet 'n Wild.
We found the best way to get around the Gold Coast is on the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle. You can buy a daily or weekly pass and book the shuttle each day to pick you up and take you to various attractions. 7 day pass for adults is $118 and for children $60. Alternatively travel on the very good public transport system – find out more at Surfside Bus Lines
If you drive to the Gold Coast, Centrepoint Resort provides one free security car park in the basement of the resort.
Surfers Paradise is a great family holiday destination and Centrepoint Resort is definitely worth checking out, as it provides great accommodation at very affordable prices.