"Best Room Party Ever!!" BreakFree Paradise Island Resort Surfers Paradise Tip by paulinmelb

We booked a 3 night stay at the Paradise Island resort primarily based on their web site narrative which promised a tranquil kids friendly atmosphere ? mistake No. 1 just because its written in the web site doesn?t mean its true.

On arrival at this ?4 Star? establishment we were greeted by locked doors and when I finally figured out that I had to press an intercom on a side door a security guard emerged from behind reception which had metal shutters pulled down ? mistake No 2 if your gut feel says this place doesn?t look right go with your gut feel.

The room itself reminded me of something from Magnum PI, a Hawaiian theme which was very?..well lets just say well run in and very ?80?s. The mattress on the bed was made from foam while a notice in the room reminded us not to leave windows open during the night ? mistake No 3 learn from mistake No 2

When it was finally time to sleep we immersed ourselves in the foam mattress and listened to the beat of parties in the rooms around us - little did we know that Friday night was only the warm up night, by Saturday night the real parties had started. The security guard ? well bless him he was contented remaining locked inside his metal enclosure ? I?m sure he?d seen it all before.

On the Sunday morning I advised reception that we would be leaving a day early due to the noise levels and requested a refund for the Sunday night ? no chance pre paid on the internet and I accepted their T&C?s. When I wrote a letter of complaint they did offer me a 15% reduction for my next stay ? anyone want a 15% reduction voucher ? well if you are reading this you are probably too old or too sensible I would imagine a 16 or 17 year old looking to get away from their parents for a good party would be the most appropriate client for this establishment.

One item people should be aware, in Australia star ratings are haphazard to say the least ? for example I believe you can get a star for putting extra bed linen in the room and as such many of the hotels have star rating that are well?.optimistic The Paradise Island resort is at best a 2 Star irrespective of what they say on their site.

Address: 1 PARADISE ISLAND, Surfers Paradise, QL 4217
Phone: +61 7 5531 5600
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.paradiseislandresort.com.au/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 12, 2008
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