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How will you choose your Surfers Paradise accommodation?
There are so many options for accommodation in Surfers Paradise Australia.
Where to start?
Are you after hotel, self contained apartment, resort, motel or even a backpackers hostel?
Choosing accommodation in Surfers can be time consuming and confusing with so many options.
Read on to help clear the fog!
My research into accommodation in Surfers Paradise shows over 150 different options in the following categories:
There is no caravan park in Surfers itself, but the Main Beach Tourist Park is very well situated if that is what you are looking for.
If you are set on being in or near Surfers Paradise you can also consider Broadbeach or Main Beach. Both quite different in their make up and overall feel.
If you prefer newer apartments I am trying to keep tabs on the newer apartments in the Gold Coast. Working out which are the new apartments can be a bit hard to work out from all the glossy brochures and flashy photos! How can you tell on the net whether the photo you are looking at is what it looks like now and not when it was built 15 years ago!
And don't forget to check out my Gold Coast accommodation tips to help narrow your search and avoid common mistakes.
How do you get the best deal on Surfers Paradise Accommodation?
It can be quite time consuming trawling the internet for the different deals! I know, I have done it myself.
I have incorporated this amazing tool into this website that enables you to search the top online booking engines so you can compare online rates for Gold Coast accommodation.
The information is pulled from 3rd party websites and some of the hotels are listed under different locations. But you can use the filter tool to find hotels a certain distance from various parts of the Gold Coast.
I suggest you also check out the specific accommodation pages in this website as I think you will find they might save you some time trying to work out where to stay!
Once you have selected an area, type of accommodation and you know your travel dates then you can use the comparison tool to find a great deal for you from the top online booking engines.
I found that when I was planning a Gold Coast holiday I was overwhelmed by the choices. Even when you have narrowed down your choice to the suburb there is still quite a bit to choose! Surfers Paradise has the most accommodation choices.
No need to be overwhelmed, a bit of planning and thought may help save you time by narrowing down your search. Check out my guide to selecting holiday accommodation which gives you some ideas about things to consider to help narrow down your search.
I also blow the lid on some common assumptions that with a bit more research can make a big difference to your comfort in your chosen accommodation.
The Gold Coast offers so much, it is a bit daunting unless you know what you really want.
Check out the Gold Coast suburb by suburb guide to help you narrow down your search for where to base your holiday. Or search using my Gold Coast Map. You will find information on other Gold Coast suburbs, local attractions, travel information, tips and other accommodation ideas.
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