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Click to view map 20A Old Burleigh Rd
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
(Gold Coast)
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The Penthouses
From $145 package rate per night*

Visitor Review Rating: 9.1/10

Overview

The Penthouses Surfers Paradise beachfront apartments is a 24 storey high rise located on the Gold Coast between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The Penthouses apartments feature fully self contained, two and three bedroom apartments. All apartments are spacious with breathtaking views ocean views, many also have views of the Gold Coast hinterland. Each unit has fully equipped kitchen and laundry, two bathrooms, along with living and dining areas with glass doors to the balcony. 

You don't need to go far to enjoy your holidays when staying at The Penthouses as it provides it's own general store for your convenience and also features a heated pool and spa for all year round swimming, games room, saunas, full sized tennis court and barbeques.

A holiday on the Gold Coast at The Penthouses is an experience of a lifetime with its superb location and views - comfortable and stylish Surfers Paradise accommodation.

Check In Details


Check in Time: 2pm
Check out Time: 10am

If you are arriving after hours please pick up the white phone to the left of the reception doors. All guests must contact the hotel prior to arrival if arriving after hours.

Getting There

Access to the property is via car, bus, train or plane via airport connections. From south travel north along the highway and turn right at Wharf Street and then left into Old Burleigh Road. From Brisbane travel south through Surfers Paradise and turn left at Fern Street and right into Old Burleigh Road.

Visitor Review

This was our fourth trip to the Gold Coast and we had narrowed our accommodation choices down to 2 based on location, price and reviews. The Penthouses was one of them, but we had serious reservations about the place based on some reviews on the Trip Advisor web site. So to be fair we contacted the managers direct, mentioned the reviews and asked if we could expect what we could see on the web site. They replied that what we could see would be exactly what we would get and that the reviews were written about apartments that they had since downgraded to a 3 star rating and had advised the owners to upgrade them. Based on this discussion, we booked a 3 bedroom apartment for two weeks and hoped we hadn't mad a mistake.

On arrival we were not disappointed. We were on the 13th floor (ominous sign), but the apartment was very spacious, the master bedroom was large with a very spacious walk in robe and big ensuite. Bedrooms 2 and 3 had built in robes and were of a reasonable size for a holiday. The kitchen was well appointed with dishwasher, new fridge, microwave and electric wall oven and bench top hot plates. The lounge and dining areas were also large enough so that 6 people weren't tripping over each other.

The view from the balconies was majestic, the Pacific Ocean and coastline from Tweed Heads to The Spit from the lounge balcony and great views over the Hinterland and Gold Coast from the master bedroom balcony. All other rooms had ocean views and ocean sounds included. The only downside here was that the front balcony was on the small side.

As with all of the other apartments we have stayed in, the level of provisioning in the kitchen was basic. The range of pots, pans, containers etc wasn't too bad, and was certainly the best so far. The main problems were a shortage of plastic storage containers, sharp knives that were blunt and plastic ended cooking utensils that melt when used on the barbeque. We ended up buying a sharp knife, barbeque tools and plastic storage containers and then took them home with us. Upon leaving we did advise the building management that the standard of kitchen utensils needed to be reviewed.

The apartment was showing signs of age with grout between tiles in the main bathroom being discoloured in places, and some of the fittings in the ensuite were also discoloured. Overall the bathrooms were OK but could do with a makeover. The kitchen is also at the stage where it needs a makeover as the hotplates and oven were old and the bench tops are heavily scratched.

To sum things up, the apartment was very large and comfortable, in a great location and was certainly value for money (haggled over the price). If you are looking for a 5 star resort with pristine rooms and all the trimmings, go elsewhere, but if you want comfortable accommodation with great views and value for money, then The Penthouses is worth considering. We will seriously consider returning on our next trip.

Liked: Location, size of apartment, views
Disliked: Starting to show signs of age
Would you recommend this hotel: Yes
I recommend this hotel for: Families, Families with teenagers, Families with young children
Date of stay: May 2009

Peter - MAcclesfield SA
16-06-2009
9.1 / 10
Value 8
Rooms 8
Location 10
Cleanliness 8
Check In / Front Desk 10
Service 10
Business Service 10

Children / Extra Guests

Children are welcome. There is a heated children's wading pool attached to the main pool.

The Penthouses Rooms

2 Bedroom Apartment
Situated right on the beachfront, these apartments are spacious and fully self contained with a kitchen, laundry, ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom and balcony overlooking the beach. The apartment has 1 queen and 2 singles beds Or 2 queen beds. Maximum occupancy is 5 guests.

3 Bedroom Apartment
Master bedroom has an ensuite while other bedrooms have a single bathroom with separate toilet. Each apartment has its own laundry with washing machine, dryer, and fully equipped kitchen including microwave and dishwasher. Every apartment has two balconies with at least one balcony overlooking the beach. Bedding configuration is either 1 queen and 4 singles OR 2 queens ad 2 singles OR 3 queens. Maximum occupancy is 7 guests.

The Penthouses Facilities

The Penthouses hotel facilities include:

  • BBQ Area / Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning / Laundry
  • Games Room
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Floors
  • Sauna
  • Spa / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Tennis Court
  • Tour Desk

Car Parking

Secure undercover parking is available.

The Penthouses Reviews


This was our fourth trip to the Gold Coast and we had narrowed our accommodation choices down to 2 based on location, price and reviews. The Penthouses was one of them, but we had serious reservations about the place based on some reviews on the Trip Advisor web site. So to be fair we contacted the managers direct, mentioned the reviews and asked if we could expect what we could see on the web site. They replied that what we could see would be exactly what we would get and that the reviews were written about apartments that they had since downgraded to a 3 star rating and had advised the owners to upgrade them. Based on this discussion, we booked a 3 bedroom apartment for two weeks and hoped we hadn't mad a mistake.

On arrival we were not disappointed. We were on the 13th floor (ominous sign), but the apartment was very spacious, the master bedroom was large with a very spacious walk in robe and big ensuite. Bedrooms 2 and 3 had built in robes and were of a reasonable size for a holiday. The kitchen was well appointed with dishwasher, new fridge, microwave and electric wall oven and bench top hot plates. The lounge and dining areas were also large enough so that 6 people weren't tripping over each other.

The view from the balconies was majestic, the Pacific Ocean and coastline from Tweed Heads to The Spit from the lounge balcony and great views over the Hinterland and Gold Coast from the master bedroom balcony. All other rooms had ocean views and ocean sounds included. The only downside here was that the front balcony was on the small side.

As with all of the other apartments we have stayed in, the level of provisioning in the kitchen was basic. The range of pots, pans, containers etc wasn't too bad, and was certainly the best so far. The main problems were a shortage of plastic storage containers, sharp knives that were blunt and plastic ended cooking utensils that melt when used on the barbeque. We ended up buying a sharp knife, barbeque tools and plastic storage containers and then took them home with us. Upon leaving we did advise the building management that the standard of kitchen utensils needed to be reviewed.

The apartment was showing signs of age with grout between tiles in the main bathroom being discoloured in places, and some of the fittings in the ensuite were also discoloured. Overall the bathrooms were OK but could do with a makeover. The kitchen is also at the stage where it needs a makeover as the hotplates and oven were old and the bench tops are heavily scratched.

To sum things up, the apartment was very large and comfortable, in a great location and was certainly value for money (haggled over the price). If you are looking for a 5 star resort with pristine rooms and all the trimmings, go elsewhere, but if you want comfortable accommodation with great views and value for money, then The Penthouses is worth considering. We will seriously consider returning on our next trip.

Liked: Location, size of apartment, views
Disliked: Starting to show signs of age
Would you recommend this hotel: Yes
I recommend this hotel for: Families, Families with teenagers, Families with young children
Date of stay: May 2009

Peter - MAcclesfield SA
16-06-2009
9.1 / 10
Value 8
Rooms 8
Location 10
Cleanliness 8
Check In / Front Desk 10
Service 10
Business Service 10




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