Upon entering the hotel, you’ll be greeted by a pair of beautiful, large mediterranean style urns and a breezy foyer. I really appreciate when a hotel puts thought into its design and into making guests feel relaxed and welcome; after all, first impressions really do count.

Voco hotels is part of the leading international lifestyle hotel brand, IHG, spanning across the globe, including Australia, UK, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to stay in their Gold Coast hotel during a recent trip to QLD, my first visit to the sun-drenched state in fact.

LOCATION

The hotel is conveniently located close to Cavill Avenue’s dining, shops and nightlife, in sunny Surfers Paradise, in QLD, Australia.

FOOD

Is fresh seafood your thing? Perhaps a hearty steak fresh off the grill? My mouth is still watering whilst I reminisce about the delicious global food options made available in their three restaurants and bar. Yep, three restaurants! They have a chilled café lounge called Social House, then there’s Cliffords Grill & Lounge featuring quality produce and a comfy space to enjoy it in, and thirdly, you have Waves Buffet Restaurant which is where I chose to indulge during this particular trip.

HOTEL FACILITIES

Boasting two beautiful pools, a selection of function spaces including a large ballroom, a luxurious L’Aqua day spa, a gym and wonderful dining options; it truly has something for every traveller, for business of pleasure.

            

HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Upon entering the hotel, you’ll be greeted by a pair of beautiful, large mediterranean style urns and a breezy foyer. I really appreciate when a hotel puts thought into its design and into making guests feel relaxed and welcome; after all, first impressions really do count. Tones of navy, grey and white, with pops of yellow make for a relaxed, modern atmosphere at Voco Gold Coast. The deluxe room that was generously provided to me for two nights, had eye-opening views of the ocean and a refreshing rainfall shower with quality Aveda toiletries. Also, fast complimentary internet, and a great selection of movies, tv shows, sport and more to watch on the flat-screen. As a little surprise, the hotel provided me a complimentary bottle of wine, which was a lovely, welcoming touch.

                 

            

STAFF

Super friendly and approachable staff. I was greeted at reception by the lovely Seila, and each member of staff I dealt with was nothing but accommodating to my needs.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS

Amidst the plethora of Gold Coast hotels that span as far as the eye can see, an unpretentious gem awaits to greet you. Overall a great hotel, with lovely interiors, happy staff, all the facilities you’d need in a business tripz Great for families and couple alike, I really can’t fault this place. It’s also walking distance to the beach which is a must for a QLD trip. I would be very happy to stay here again upon my next visit, where I’ll be sure to have a nice dinner at Cliffords and spend another lazy afternoon by the pool in between shoots. A big thank you to the great team at Voco Gold Coast for a wonderful stay during my QLD visit.

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