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View of Q1 Resort & Spa
Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
Q1 Gold Coast Resort and Spa is one of the most popular Surfers Paradise holiday apartments.
Great choice for couples or families of just about any size
I've heard it referred to as the world's tallest resort! Not sure about that but one thing is for sure. The apartments are the only 5 star holiday apartments in Surfers Paradise.
Q1 is NOT a hotel. Q1 Resort has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom and sub-penthouse apartments that were managed by Mantra until 15 December 2011 - they are now managed by a new management group Q1 Management owned by a local Gold Coast family the Fawleys.
As well as being resort apartments, Q1 is also a residential tower. This means there are very specific guidelines about parties (not allowed at all), noise and non-guests are not allowed in apartments after 9pm at night. If you are planning any of these, this is not the place for you to stay.
Located just south of Cavill Mall precinct and a short walk (about 100m) to Surfers Paradise beach.
The resort facilities are stunning with two fabulous lagoon swimming pools which includes a sandy beach! Families can enjoy some poolside time and enjoy breakfast, snacks or lunch by the pool at the Q1 Beach Club.
Inside view of Q1 Gold Coast Luxury Apartments
For serious swimmers or for winter months there is an indoor heated lap pool.
Other features include fitness room, steam room, private theaterette and a children's games room.
At ground level there are some retail shops, restaurants and cafes. 77th and 78th floors there is the Q1 observation deck formerly known as QDeck and renamed in 2010 as SkyPoint Observation Deck. Unrivalled 360 degree views of the Gold Coast and hinterland. For brave ones there is also a SkyPoint Climb since January 2012. If you only want to visit SkyPoint Observation Deck we have a great deal with unlimited entry for 14 dasy for the price of 1 day entry. However, the best deals are to be found by combining with entry to the theme parks Dreamworld and WhiteWater World. Check out all the current options here.
From an accommodation point of view the apartments are very modern. Service is not quite what you would expect in a 5 star hotel in Surfers Paradise, but then it is not a hotel. There is limited reception and concierge services and only mini daily servicings of the apartments.
If you like 5 star style and want flexibility or are travelling with your family then Q1 is a cost effective luxury accommodation option. All apartments feature:
View from Q1 Glassed In Balcony
There are a few things to watch out for with this accommodation:
Q1 Resort Luxury Apartments Review
The video here isn't exactly a review of Q1, but it is a real view inside the apartments done by real people!
The most amazing thing is that they are on the 38th floor and the view is incredible, that is about half way up!
The boys have a bit of fun in this video but you can see the standard of the apartments including the bathrooms, living area, kitchen and the balcony and of course the amazing views.
This apartment is one of the one bedroom apartments. It would be suitable for a couple, or two single lads like in this video! Remember boys, no parties allowed!
Views will vary from apartment to apartment and the floor you are on.
Star Rating: 5 star apartments
Price Range: Moderate $$$ to $$$$*
Room Styles: Luxury Apartments, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments.
Locality: Use the map to explore what is around the hotel. You will find ideas for closest supermarket, where there are restaurants and some Surfers Paradise attractions. Zoom in or change to satellite for more details.
Want to visit Q1 but not stay? Check out Q1 SkyPoint Observation Deck (QDeck)
* This is just a guide. It is quite often that there are significant differences to the price range depending upon many factors.
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