Mecure Gold Coast Resort

An impromptu stay on the Gold Coast to meet visiting family, resulted in a frantic search for accommodation during the fully booked school holidays.

Broadbeach was where we needed to be, but there was nothing available for a night. Having stayed at the Mecure before , a quick phone call after checking Le Accor’s website, (which said they were fully booked), and we successfully secured a room.

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Located near Broadbeach, close to the Carrara Markets, this is a beautiful spot if you’re not after a beach high rise. The short drive into the Mecure takes you through towering palms, with rolling immaculate golf course, either side. Imagine driving down here in a Ferrari with the top down and the wind caressing your hair. This drive, gives you a brief feeling of driving into the grounds of a mansion, maybe in California. Already you are feeling relaxed.

This time round the staff were again fantastic. Valet parking is beyond awesome here, $5.50 for the duration of the stay and the wonderful friendly staff will happily park your vehicle in the undercover car park, retrieving it with a smile, whenever you require it back. Quite refreshing to have such awesome service at a very nominal fee. To be honest, it would be so easy to park your own vehicle, but when you have the opportunity to talk with the wonderful staff, why would you? Much more fun to valet park :).

The resort rooms are nicely equipped, roomy and come with either your own balcony or a little garden. One thing we have noticed here, the rooms are very quiet. This time round we were right next to the hotel entry. A steady stream of vehicles drove through, yet we never heard a sound all night. Nice! Another refreshing change, no mini bar!!! Bring your own fridge supplies, as the room fridge is empty, awesome!!

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Off to breakfast at 6.30 when the buffet opened, and we were met with two of these ballon baskets, returning to drop guests off after their pre breakfast flight.

A little hint with breakfast, book when you check in if your booking didn’t include this already, as you will save around $7 per person per day, rather than just turning up for brekky each morning. Hot & cold buffet, plus pastries, this is a very nice buffet.

I’ve checked out the gym area, very nice. Plenty of room, tidy, reasonable equipment. There’s a couple of pools, a nice spa with an extensive menu, a handy on site shop, plus a restaurant and bar area. The restaurant area is currently being renovated. Sure to be nice when it’s finished.

Keep this resort in mind, we have the enjoyed a couple of overnight stays, to be honest though, we would quite happily stay here for a few days. Perhaps sooner rather than later!

Only just over $20 for a cab through to Broadbeach, where you have an amazing array of restaurants, as well as the beach and plenty of shopping.

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