The kids and the parents loved the holiday, for the first time in a long time we were able to leave our 3 children without worrying. The kids club was fantastic and even our 10 loved it. We found the room to be ample for us but will book the larger twin room with 2 bathrooms for our next trip which is this Christmas.
A great holiday for the kids and the parents, we have only great memoires of Paradise resort.
We Loved It!
We usually stay at 4-5 star hotels but wanted something catered for the kids and after a lot of research i booked Paradise resort. I read a lot of bad reviews and arrived with an open mind. It was perfect!
I booked a Junior Bunkhouse Room and it was fantastic! We stayed at Paradise Resort for 10 great days. The children loved their bunk bed and my older child thought having a Sony Playstation 2 next to his bed was the best! lots of games to choose from at reception.
Housekeeping came every day to tidy up and cleaned our dirty dishes so we did not need a sink but we used the bathroom sink if needed.
The pools were heated and the entertainment staff provided plenty of fun games for the kids in or out of the pool. My husband loved the adults pool volleyball match! Zone 4 Kids is highly recommended!!
Sinbads is a great place to eat. the $5 kids meal was perfect for us as our children are not big eaters and were happy to pick from the buffet. Plenty of food to choose from and cheaper than going to a standard family restaurant elsewhere. We can not wait to go back we had the best holiday ever!
We stayed at this so called paradise resort for one night only (thank god for that) and it was absolutely disgusting. We stayed next to this so called family who were shouting abuse at each other until 3 oclock in the morning. My family heard every abusive word they were saying to each other including the children as the walls were paper thin. You could hear every door banging in the hotel (and there were alot of them) every beer and wine bottle clanking until all hours of the morning and it was like a back packers resort for families. The pool was dirty and revolting and our a/c dripped constantly all night so much we had to turn it off and suffer the heat. There were so many children jumping, running, and diving in the pool you could not leave the younger children to play. The only good thing about the resort is our room was ready way before 2pm and the towels were free for the pool. The rest forget gross, gross, gross. I really dont know how they can claim they are the number one family resort in australia. Obviously the people who gave them this title did not actually stay in the resort
Not astounding-but okay.
I stayed at the Paradise Resort with my boyfriend and his family.
There were four of us and we the only time we spent at the hotel was when we went to sleep.
*Queen sized beds.
*Seperate rooms joined by a door if you were sharing with family, and you halved the rooms.
*The little shop you can buy nessecesaties from.
*The lack of cutlery within the hotel. We wanted to make noodles and we had to make them in mugs because there was no bowls, and then we had to use spoons to eat them with because there were no forks.
*Sinbads- The food was barely that great and they charged the ridiclous price of $16 for all-you-can-eat for crappy food.
*No sink in the kitchen.
*Noise from the aircon.
*The lights kept flickering.
It was an average place to stay and i must say i've stayed in better places.
I reccomend this place if you have small children-otherwise give it a miss.
Disgusting Disgusting Disgusting
This place looked fantastic on the web site and the books from Flight Centre.
We arrived at about 2.30pm to check in which was ok we were told to go down the hallway take the lift (if you can find it) to the second floor then find our room. It took us about 10min to find. As we walked down the hall my heart was sinking and all i could think was oh my god where have i booked us into, as we walked into our room the smell was terrible so musty that our 9 year old said no mum we wont stay here lets find another, the rooms were filthy. I stayed at this resort 20 years ago with my sister it was awsome then but i swear that they still had the same bedspreads on the beds they were dirty and smelly, the bathroom was another story no way would i put my children in that bath/shower.
We paid $1228.00 NZ to stay 4 nights so it wasn't a budget hotel.
We went for a drive found the fantastic Magic Mountain paid another $1500.00 NZ and booked it, went back to PARADISE RESORT (what a joke that name is) 3.45pm checked out.
Will never never recommend that place to anyone DO NOT STAY THERE ITS A DUMP.
We'll be back
We have stayed twice now and are looking at a Xmas booking for this year. my little grandkids had a ball. They were 6 and 3 and loved the pools and kids club. We travelled from Auckland New Zealand and have recommended this place to many of our friends.
Spend your hard-earned money elsewhere!!
We stayed here for a one night break as we are local and wanted to do something special fro the kids.
We did not approach the hotel regarding our concerns because one night goes very quickly, and we didnt want to spend it complaining, so we just made the most of it. (for the kids sake)
I will start with the positives first.
*We got an early check-in at 12 midday.
*Check in was very professional.
*you can use the resort facilities before check in and after check out on the same day.
*pool towels are supplied free of charge.
*the polynesian dance show was amazing, we all loved it.
*the beds were comfy (BIG BONUS)
Ok, now the negatives: Keep in mind we paid $240 for our room, that does not include any benefits such as "kids eat free when adults dine". It was just for the room, which was disastrous.
*Dirty, damamged room, in need of repair and a good spring clean.
*the aircon was so loud that there was no way we could have stayed in the room, but rather than move rooms, hubby opened it up (you had to see it to believe it!!). He gave it a clean - check out the bath photos, that dirt is just from the aircon. It didnt make a sound after that.
*Marks everywhere, dust bad. My son coughed all night as he has asthma. We didnt think it was the room until we got home and he was perrfecty okay. Check out the dust and hair around the skirting boards, it was honestly the most unclean room I have stayed in. Ok at first appearance but disgusting if you moved a piece of furniture or had a closer look.
*We paid for a family room (2 bedrooms) but there is no aircon in the childrens room,( and high window, so poor ventilation) so we had to leave the door open in order for them not to sweat. Kind of defeats the purpose of wanting privacy for us and the kids.
*Kitchenette consists of a bucket under the sink with dishwashing detergent and a cloth. YES THATS RIGHT, NO TAP!! If you wanted to wash a dish or cup you had to use the bathrroom.
*no wine glasses in the cupboard, just tumblers (remember we paid xtra for a room with a kitchenette)
*very small balcony (but nice outlook for us)
*bedspreads smelt dusty and damp.
*quality of food very average in the cafe (didnt eat in sinbads so cant say).
You get plastic cutlery, even if you order bacon or chicken. And your meal comes in an aluminium dish with high sides. It was quite humorous watching my hubby try and eat his dinner with plastic cutlery out of a high sided container. Why do they do this??? I have no idea because its not a glass issue, you can grab a stubby and sit in exactly the same spot on the balcony. Oh but I could only get my wine in a plastic cup. I felt like I was staying at a dodgy backpackers except for $240 per night. AND THE MEALS HERE WERE NOT CHEAP, AVERAGE BISTRO/CAFE PRICES.
*the staff (except for check-in) were pretty average, try smiling geniunely.
"the pool area was average, yes the kids had fun but they would have fun anywhere, they are only 2 and 4. (nothing like in the photos), broken bricks, bridges etc.
* the creche looked very sad but apparently they are being renovated soon. We didnt leave the kids there. (cost $50 if we did decide to).
Look honestly, if it cost under $100 a night, you could maybe justify it, but it really does reek of a rip-off. Thats just my opinion, stay away.
You can get your moneys worth at hundreds of other places on the coast. We know this from experience.
Great for all ages
We were three generations enjoying a week on the Gold Coast. If the pre-school children were happy - we were happy. We all really enjoyed the KidZone, both the booked in sessions and the drop in sessions. The staff were excellent in looking after the children providing a range of activities which meant they were keen to go back each day and we enjoyed some adult time.
The rooms were fine, the swimming pools excellent. Great to have a toaster and microwave provided along with all the spreads in the cafe.
Great to have the buses outside and easy walking distance to the shops.
We took plates and cutlery and had no problem preparing all our meals in our room.
Great for Kids
Great place to take all ages of kids. Brilliant pool area, play areas, activities and restuarants. The only downside was the rooms could do with an upgrade, slight rust in the bathtub and funny noises from the water pipes. Otherwise, very happy would recommend to others and stay again.
Great kids holiday. They loved the pools, new friends and especially kids club. Wanted to go there instead of the theme parks. Rooms a bit basic and could do with updating but not too bad really. Kids club going until 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday was great, as we could go out and relax, without worrying about the kids. Everyone was lovely and had no problems.
sea world nara(main beach) or Paradise resort (surfers paradise)
Planning for a holiday in gold coast on mid june, cannot which resort to stay for my family of 5(3 children 3,4 n 6), can someone offer me advise which resort offer lots of activities for children.tk u
RE: sea world nara(main beach) or Paradise resort (surfers paradise)
Paradise hotel is a family friendly hotel. It's within walking distance to Surfer Paradise. It has a free kids club and if you dine with an adult, kids eat free. My only criticism of Paradise hotel is that it is run down. I've stayed there twice but it's out of convenience.
RE: RE: sea world nara(main beach) or Paradise resort (surfers paradise)
do u know of any other resort thats family friendly(that have lots of activities for children) cause i need to keep my 3 kids occupy at nite. planning to stay in gold coast for 1 week.
RE: RE: sea world nara(main beach) or Paradise resort (surfers paradise)
With kids, you can't go wrong with Sea World Nara. The resort is part of a theme park - Sea World. Your kids will be in heaven!! Cheers, Ann :o)