The Hotel: Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters
Ideally positioned within easy reach of Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise beaches, Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters offers guests a quiet space to return to after days spent sightseeing on the Gold Coast. A complimentary shuttle service is available to ferry guests to nearby attractions like Pacific Fair. Those who wish to unwind closer to home can simply recline by the sparkling pool and fire up a barbecue for al fresco dining.
In the evening, travellers return to the comfortable superior king rooms featuring flat-screen TVs with movies on demand and air conditioning. All rooms also have complimentary Wi-Fi access, so guests can share their vacation pictures and stay on top of the emails.
King or Twin Studio
- Bed size/type: King bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- The room features a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi access, bar fridge, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
The Area: Gold Coast, Queensland
A glittering stretch of golden beaches fringed by soaring skyscrapers, the Gold Coast is a vibrant holiday destination where buzzing bars and nightclubs sit alongside glitzy boutiques and a thrilling multitude of action-packed theme parks. Just north of the centre of the action, Surfers Paradise lies Labrador – a relaxed suburb with soaring views across the Broadwater and back to the glittering Gold Coast skyline.
Head straight to Surfers Paradise beach, where folks can take a surfing lesson, embark on a soft-sand run or just have a good old-fashioned splash in the blue waters. Walk up to the Esplanade, where food can be found in every form under the sun and trendy boutiques offer up clothing, gifts and homewares at a range of price points or move through to Elkhorn Avenue for designer stores including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Try the foot of Chevron Renaissance or the DFS store on Orchid Avenue for fashion chains, or wander the leafy beachside boulevards for a relaxed high street shopping experience.
Outside Labrador, whole days can be spent at any number of famous Gold Coast theme parks like Dreamworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Warner Bros Movie World and even Tropical Fruit World. Slightly further afield is the “green behind the gold” Hinterland, which can be explored on a day trip to Tamborine Mountain or Currumbin Valley. By night, put dancing shoes on and hit the myriad bars, pubs and clubs within close reach.