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  • Writer's pictureChanel Belej

Beachside Bliss: 5 Luxury Hotels to Book on the Gold Coast, Australia

GOLD COAST


A rarity among most places, millions of visitors flock to the Gold Coast each year for its endless stretch of beach, suburb cuisine, and the various activities proving plentiful and open for the whole family to get involved. In recent times, especially during Covid, the Gold Coast was utilised for many large-scale films that welcomed Hollywood royalty to its pristine shores. Nowadays, it’s perceived as a commercial hub for all things business, entertainment and of course, adventure. With just a 40-minute drive between the ocean and the hinterland, there are no limitations when it comes to exploring. 


Lucky for you, we’ve selected the city’s most premium stays to ensure you’re left with a stellar first impression. Read on to decide which takes your fancy.


Image courtesy of The Langham Gold Coast

1) The Langham Gold Coast


It comes as no surprise that this gem of a hotel opened its door only two years ago for it to be one of Gold Coast’s most talked about luxury destinations. Jewel-like in its structure, The Langham is indeed a sight to see–especially once twilight prevails from the horizon–leaving a stunning light display that shines atop its neighbours. 


Stationed beachfront, 180-degree views beckon at all hours of the day–to then act as a backdrop for a delectable evening meal at the hotel’s curated dining destinations. It is insisted you try its award-winning Cantonese five-star menu at T’ang Court for a tantalising feast. Soak up the sea breeze at Akoya, presenting some of Australia’s finest meat and seafood selections, as well as handcrafted cocktails for a fully immersive experience. Find peace beneath the palms at Palm Court, serving a paradise of puffy pastries. 



Address: 38 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia  | Website: https://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham | Phone: 61 (7) 5638 8888  | Email: tlgdc.info@langhamhotels.com | Instagram: @langhamgoldcoast | Facebook: The Langham Gold Coast  



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2) Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort


Away from the hustle and bustle that the small city is beginning to fester, lies a supreme oasis pressing for you to hit the pause button. With ground-floor rooms offering direct beach access, as well as prime positioning adjacent to the infamous Sea World amusement park, your quest for resort living begins here. If rest is on the radar, look no further than the Sheraton’s Signature Sleep Experience beds, home to every room (you can say that again!). A fair amount of locals pay their way to indulge in the opulence, because why wouldn’t you? 


For the sea-foodies, the Grand Mirage is where you’ll find the most generous supply of daily caught produce. From the buffet to a classy bar menu, they’ve got you covered. As you wander from the idyllic poolside gardens and inside amid glistening white interiors–the alluring highlights saturate every space–urging you to linger a little longer. The Resort even attracts business professionals to host a work event or purely just a meeting; indeed a first choice for everyone.


 Address: 71 Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 4217  | Website: marriott.com/en-us/hotels/oolgs-sheraton | Phone: +61-1800-073535  | Email: reservations.goldcoast@sheraton.com | Instagram: @sheratongrandgoldcoast | Facebook: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast


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3) JW Marriott Resort & Spa


A $35 million rebrand and refurbishment of the former Surfers Paradise Marriott, has propelled the brand into top-tier territory. Naturally, it showcases a rather palatial aesthetic – with its decorative stone pillars and extravagant staircase designed to admire upon entry into the Resort. Staying true to the Gold Coast appeal, custom rattan fans sweep you in, as you travel through to the back of the property and discover a tropical saltwater lagoon – fish included! 


Dining highlights are Misono Teppanyaki, Citrique Seafood Restaurant, and a scrumptious high tea served with a view. A renovation means brand new spa facilities, offering a calm and comforting space for you to unwind. Finally, the team at JW values quality time to the nth degree, therefore there are fun activity agendas for the whole family to get involved. 


 Address: 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 4217  | Website: marriott.com/en-us/hotels/oolsp-jw-marriott | Phone: +61 7-5592 9800  | Email: reservations.goldcoast@jwmarriott.com | Instagram: @jwmarriottgoldcoastresort | Facebook: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa



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4) The Darling at The Star


If you’re one to appreciate the finer things in life, then this multi-award-winning hotel is one to covet. Perks include world-class gaming, state-of-the-art theatre, and rooftop nightlife – making your stay one to remember.  Rooms and suits rank superior with their palatial character and polished finishes. Permission to lose yourself at the Azure Spa with a wide range of indulgent treatments to harness your chi. 


For the best part; sublime sashimi is served at one of the Gold Coast’s most in-demand restaurants, Kiyomi. Or if it’s more your style, peruse the Delizioso Nuovo Menu at Cucina Vivo for a true Italian dish. Then, if you’re elated with your experience and already know you’re a repeat customer, The Star hotel chain is delighted to host you at its Brisbane and Sydney venues – so why not extend your stay and uncover Australia’s other sensational cities? 


 Address: 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218  | Website: https://www.star.com.au/goldcoast/hotels-and-spa/the-darling | Phone: 1800 074 344  | Email: reservations@TheDarlingGoldCoast.com.au | Instagram: @thestargoldcoast | Facebook: The Star Gold Coast


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5) InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort


This heavenly paradise on the northern end of Australia’s Gold Coast is nothing short of bliss; exceptional hospitality with award-winning golf courses, a marina, and a one-acre lagoon pool undoubtedly sets the bar high amongst Gold Coast’s luxury stays. The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort exceedingly delivers across every category; meetings and events have the option of any 15 state-of-the-art indoor or outdoor spaces, while weddings take place at the renowned Wedding Chapel onsite–with a dedicated team of planners devoted to creating unforgettable memories. 


Culinary offerings are served on a silver platter with a signature touch; from wood-fire cuisine to lounging poolside with destination-inspired cocktails and poke bowls–you’re guaranteed to embark on a journey of impeccable taste. Finally, for your daily dose of entertainment, the beloved resident kangaroos and their joeys make for the perfect kind of holiday crasher. By bringing the outdoors in, Sanctuary Cove promises a memorable Aussie getaway. 


 Address: Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove 4212 Australia  | Website: www.sanctuarycove.intercontinental.com/ | Phone: +617 5530 1234  | Email: res.sanctuarycove@ihg.com  | Instagram: @intercontinentalsanctuarycove | Facebook: InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

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