Testimonials

“Great for larger families”
This is our third stay at Grande Florida Resort. With 4 kids it’s a struggle to find a sensibly priced resort to accommodate us all. The 3 bedroom apartments are a good size and the pools are fantastic with a shallow lagoon area for younger kids and multiple BBQ areas. So close to much of what we enjoy as a family we don’t do more than a couple of hundred kilometers even when we stay for two weeks. Stayed May 2015, travelled with family.

“Clean and Tidy”
We’ve stay at GFR every time we go to the Gold Coast from VIC. We won’t stay anywhere else. Our kids love the massive pool – they spend hours in the pool while we can relax by the pool with a good book.

“Love the pool”
We couldn’t believe the size of both the lagoon pools. Our kids loved the cooler pool while us oldies stayed in the heated pool. We also really enjoyed the sauna.

“Perfect winter break”
Enjoyed a ten day winter break with wall to wall sunshine. The resort is well appointed with two outdoor swimming pools, one heated, pool room, table tennis table, sauna. There are seven electric barbecues around the pools perfect for eating outdoors. The grounds are well maintained with palm trees and tropical plants. The resort staff could not have been more helpful. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble for them. I would thoroughly recommend this resort. We will be back next year.

“A fantastic place!!”
This accommodation was absolutely fantastic! We booked in quite last minute so were given a larger room than we booked, right by the heated pool (the other pool was not heated). The room was very comfortable and was just like a modern home. It had a full kitchen, ensuite, lounge room, balcony…everything you could need! We felt very at home in the room. The grounds within the resort were amazing. The two lagoon style pools were beautiful and the heated one was very comfortable on the colder days we visited (low 20°). The gardens were immaculate and there was a little path leading right to the beach ( a 1 minute walk across the road). The reception area hired surfboards so i grabbed one and walked down to the beach for a surf the morning we were leaving. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, making us feel so welcome. I don’t see how this accommodation could have realistically been better. We got a reasonable price online (really good value for money) and we were quite close to shops, cafes, etc. The reception area even had a coffee shop so we rang through with our coffee order each morning. Such a relaxing, pleasant few days were had here. Also, the other patrons appeared to be families or older people. There was no loud noise to disturb us which was what we were after after spending a few rowdy days at Surfers Paradise beforehand.

“Our home away from home”
Well, what can I say… everyone has got to come to this place!!!!!! Pools are out of this world and staff are 5 star. Nelson the young manager is fantastic, he went above and beyond for us and it was certainly appreciated. The kids absolutely loved the pools and us mothers loved the new café in the reception area smile emoticon:). Fantastic service, rooms and grounds for a very reasonable price. We can’t wait to return to our home away from home.

“Best Holiday spot at an even BETTER price”
What an amazing place to stay for all ages. Staff were incredible and very willing to go the extra mile. Fantastic facilities for kids and the grandparents. Amazing holiday at a fantastic price. What an amazing location with a very convenient beach access gate. We will certainly be returning.

“Paradise on a budget”
Great place to stay. Great views, atmosphere and setting. Kids loved the lagoon pools and pretty central to most things. Walking distance to shops and bus services and a perfect place to relax after going to the theme parks. Will definitely book here again on our next Qld trip

“Great Hotel – Everything you need – Large Rooms”
This hotel is a fantastic stay on the gold coast. Outside of the hustle bustle of surfers with access to the glorious Miami Beach which is one of the most beautiful gold coast beaches, and fully patrolled by life savers. 5 minute cab ride to surfers paradise (around $15-$20 each way) and access to plenty of local shops and resturants. Check of the Miami Marketta on fri / sat nights for great atmosphere, bar and street food stalls.

“Fourth Visit!”
Love this resort. It is located outside of the hurly burly of the Gold Coast. But the bus services are so good you can get to where you need to with out a car. We have stayed here as a couple and for a family wedding with all the family in one appartment, in a larger appartment. The Florida Resort is walking distance to the beach, and with gorgeous lagoon pools and barbeques it is our favourite place to stay on the Gold Coast. Will be back again in May.

“Excellent Family Accommodation Gold Coast”
Our 3 bed apartment (number 29) was great for our 11 night family stay. Even though on the third floor, the pool view and quiet spot compensated. Some parts of the unit were a little dated, but the place was so affordable, there are no complaints from me. The heated lagoon pool was gorgeous and the beach down the pathway marvellous. All sorts of things to inexpensively hire from reception, eg boogie boards, pool noodles and strollers. The kids went to the gamesroom every morning… I took a sunrise walk up and over the cliffs to Burleigh most days. Aldi and Coles are down the street, takeaways Miami Rice for Chinese (thank you 1980s Don Johnson) and Miami Takeaway for fish and chips are both recommended. Yes, the place only comes with the starter pack for toilet paper and detergent… but I roll my eyes at complaints about that… buy some when grocery shopping or fork out a couple of dollars to reception. I love this place, so do my hubbie and kids. Can’t wait to return.

“Great place to stay family accommodation Gold Coast
Great place to stay either family or couples. Clean serviceable apartments and the front desk staff/manager is fantastic. This place is close to shops and is just a short bus ride into Surfers or to the worlds. Pools are awesome, great BBQ’s areas to cook on, fun place to stay for everyone.

“Hidden Gem Family accommodation Gold Coast”
Firstly to Nelson and staff thank you so much for kindness and exceptional service.
Don’t worry about the negative reviews this place is a tropical gem. The grounds are immaculately cleaned including pool surroundings and bbq areas. Rooms are very spacious with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. To have access to secured car park is great and in our case to be close to it was even better when returning from shopping. Thank you to all at Grande Florida beachside resort for a very memorable holiday!

“Top Place To Stay Family Resort Gold Coast”
Really nice apartments settled amongst Palm Trees. You don’t feel as though you’re in a tourist accommodation and the staff are very helpful as well as being friendly. There is a genuinely home feeling and the grounds are kept to a high standard, two pools one heated. There is BBQ areas around pool which is kept clean. A real must for everyone lots of locals stay there.