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Published July 27th 2017
Retro accommodation on the Gold Coast
With plenty of sun, sand and surf, the Gold Coast has long been a favourite holiday destination. QT Gold Coast has managed to bring retro back, making a stay on this picturesque coast even more special. Located just one street back from the seemingly endless beach of Surfers Paradise, this is the perfect location for your stay, within walking distance of all the best restaurants and activities.
The hotel is an attraction in itself, designed to make the most of its open-spaced lobby. The pool comes with plenty of sun lounges, perfect for working on that golden tan. Good coffee is never far away with the Fixx Cafe providing a delicious, seasonal and organic menu. You can enjoy your favourite treat in the outside relaxation space, or use it to find your daily Zen. If cocktails are on your mind, head to Stingray, the hotel's stylish Lounge Bar. If you are a foodie you might want to check out QT's two in-house restaurants. Bazaar is designed to re-create a traditional marketplace. You can help yourself to the range of cuisines on offer, they can be made to order. On the other hand is Yamagen, providing authentic Japanese cuisine in a traditional setting. FYI - the cocktails are to die for.
If you really want to treat yourself, you can book yourself ino QT Gold Coast's onsite spa, SPAQ. Services include massages for couples, singles and pregnancy. You might also opt for a facial treatment, waxing, getting your brows or lashes done, or even giving your nails a polish. Group sessions are available.
QT Gold Coast has gone above and beyond to recreate that retro feel, from the sky blue uniforms of the front desk staff, to the cutesy images plastered inside the elevators. In the rooms, this decor really comes into its own. You will love the animal shaped lamps, emergency bow ties and plastic swizzle sticks. The best part is almost all of the decor items are available for purchase in the hotel gift shop. On top of all the fancy add-ons, you can enjoy a choice between an ocean or mountain and river view, free wifi, free use of the hotel's retro bicycles, onsite tennis courts, tea and coffee facilities and your choice of king or twin beds.
Prices at QT differ depending on your choice of room, promotions and deals. We managed to find a deal through a partner website for $150 a night. Parking costs extra. The reception is open 24 hours a day, so you can check in any time. They are located on 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise. To get there, take the M1, exiting at the South St Motorway from the North or Bermuda St from the South. From here you can access the Gold Coast Highway, turning left onto Staghorn Av from the North or turning right from the South.