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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Very large 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, with great balcony and sea views. Good amenities all in working order. The apartment however is looking very old.....scuff marks, need of a paint job and a bit of a clean up to spruce it up

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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 share your recent experience of Carmel by the Sea. I'm pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed our amenities. We have such a lovely position directly opposite the beach and the building was very well designed to maximise the views. Thank you for your feedback regarding...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the resort during the school holidays with four boistrous young children. The apartment we had was really spacious and child friendly and spotless. It is close to the shops and cafes of Broadbeach without the noise and crowds. It is right across the road from an excellent play park which the kids loved. My only down would...

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience of Carmel by the Sea. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that your children made good use of the facilities and nearby park. We are very lucky to be located within such close proximity to the beautiful beaches and attractions of Broadbeach. As you noted, we are...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I have stayed here a few years ago. The 2 bedroom apartment was nice. Pretty basic, but the views make up for the slightly dated decor. Knowing the trouble i went through the first time to get a room with a decent view, and after reading other people's reviews, i called the hotel so that i could specifically request a...

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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. Firstly, I'd like to advise that the building has changed hands in the past two years with the entire holiday business now being run by onsite management. The current team have focused on improving the general standard and decor of apartments. There is a wider spectrum of apartments available...

newcastle
Reviewed 21 July 2015

we paid $1200 for 6 people to stay 5 nights in a high floor apartment. views absolutely stunning. ive never stayed in an apartment so big and great quality for what we paid. it had three doubles bedrooms and two bathrooms. with a massive living space. great cooking facilities and washer tumble dryer also and two balconys. on arriving it...

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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 our property. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our facilities suited the requirements of your group. We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful building and our body corporate and maintenance team ensure the facilities are well cared for. It is also becoming rare to find...

Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing place with an incredible view and even better facilities. Outdoor pool and indoor to get you through the colder days. The hotel review will be in stark contrast to that of Pat Carroll who provides no accommodation but ordinary training and preparation!

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with Carmel by the Sea. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us and such a shame to hear Pat Carroll didn't also meet your expectations! We are so very lucky to have such a wonderful location: particularly for events such as the Gold Coast Marathon with the runners going straight past our...

Shepparton, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This is the second time we have stayed at Carmel by the sea. we went back because the rooms are extremely large and well fitted out. The location is excellent, not in a noisy location and the facilities are good. The staff were okay but I guess not over enthusiastic about service, the hotel seems predominantly set up for permanent...

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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 our property. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you particularly liked the apartment size and resort location. I do apologise that you didn't feel our reception was particularly warm upon arrival. Carmel by the Sea does have some permanent residents but we are certainly a...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We have stayed at Carmel by the Sea twice before because of its location close to the beach and as it's only a short walking distance to Broadbeach restaurants. This time we had a unit on the 5th floor. Our two bedroom unit was spacious with two bathrooms, a kitchen, utility room, lounge, dining room and large balcony. The balcony...

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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 share your experience of your recent stay at Carmel by the Sea. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay again. We are very grateful to have such wonderful return guests. As the apartments are individually owned they do all have different decor. When you make your next reservation with our reception...

Hawkes Bay
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We stayed at Carmel by the Sea in October 2014 in the 3 bedroom apartment on the 11th floor. Absolutely no regrets and would stay there again! The apartment was very spacious for hubby, mum and 3 boys. It is perfectly located from both shopping centres and across the road from the beach. You won't be disappointed.

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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 Carmel by the Sea. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your break with us. It certainly sounds as though you returned home content. We have such a wonderful location within walking distance to all the attractions of Broadbeach but far enough away to remain a tranquil retreat from the hustle...

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2015

The one bedroom apartment was fully equipped, clean and spacious. The view was fantastic and the location was perfect for walking to restaurants, shopping and the beach. The staff were also helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend this hotel.

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

Leanne thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Carmel by the Sea. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you found the one bedroom apartment to meet your requirements. We are very fortunate to have such spacious apartments at Carmel by the Sea. There are very few other accommodation providers...

Brisbane
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Carmel by the Sea is a very comfortable, pleasant place to spend your holiday. We stayed over the Blues festival week end in a two bedroom apartment and everything was great. The views are magnificent, each room has a view of the ocean. The apartments have a well appointed kitchen and foxtell is installed and is free. We have also...

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Thank you for taking the time to review Carmel by the Sea. I am pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and that you found the amenities, facilities and location to meet your needs. We are very fortunate to be so close to the hub of Broadbeach but far enough away to provide a peaceful retreat when...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: RM626 - RM1,127 (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
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Broadbeach
#8 Family Hotel in Broadbeach
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“Close to many restaurants/bars/shopping/surf/casino”
 of 5 bubbles Londonbitter, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“High up, beachfront”
 of 5 bubbles Peter11Melbourne, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were on 7th floor facing south/east with views to Tweed Heads and of the beachfront.”
 of 5 bubbles K8364IKcarolh, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the northern end have views somewhat blocked by apartment block next door, but still have views of beach”
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