Promenade Apartments

18-20 Orchid Ave., Surfers Paradise, 4217, Australia

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    i saw this place online and thought i'd grab a bargain so I thought because the website was running a special which i realise now is probably the normal price and because of the pictures showed it looked like an average clean place at reasonable price in a prime location. Little did we know what we were in for when we arrived it was like walking into a bombshelter it was bang smack in the middle of nightclubs, stripclubs next door and dodgy people and back entrances in the same building. strippers came walking out of back doors in the lobby and I had my young son with me, totally disgusted with this place. lift was small the whole place was shabby and dark. A creepy place to be especially down in basement where you park your vehicle beware all females. The room had stained curtains, our queen sized bed we booked online was two singles pushed together and when we lifted the mattress it had broken wood underneath, bedding was ancient and looked like it was the same used from 10 years ago and hadn't been upgraded,The broom was broken the mop sponge hadnt been changed and was dirty and disgusting,the kitchen floor was sticky and even worse the view which i had asked for online to be seaviews instead was replaced by a Huge Sign from a local business that lit up at night with love lust CONDOM KINGDOM on it, we had to draw the curtains and leave them closed the entire time there.The outside of this building was an eyesore and if you swim you will see from outside in the pool area just how misleading the pictures are on the websites promoting this place, this place is in need of a renovation and another thing bad about this place is it doesnt get serviced everyday so you have the same linen and towels throughout your entire stay. Its very noisy at night because of the nightclubs in your area. If you stand out on the balcony your view will be of airconditioning vents on top of surrounding businesses. We tested our intercom from downstairs and it didnt work so beware if you get locked out and get charged a lockout fee by management it wont be your fault.Just as well the swimming pool and spa were working which was the only good thing about this place. I only wish i hadnt left my phones charger at home and taken pictures of this place. Not ideal for families Stay clear of this place if you have children keep them well clear of this place! will never book 3 star accomodation again online!..not deserving of any stars maybe a circle with a big X stating keep clear instead..Stayed for 3 nights was relieved to get home to luxury compared to this run down place Pay a bit more and get yourself some decent accommodation and save yourself the trouble of experiencing what we did.

    Unique Quality: A Shabby Run Down outdated Apartment complex

    Directions: Surfers Paradise Central

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We are at Curtis Falls

by imstress

After some walking, we finally reach Curtis Falls.
We were all so excited and we ran for it.

To get a good pic of the falls, we have to balance ourselves on a thin slippery log. So here we are. Balancing yourself on a log will be at your own risk;p

Diary of a Madman.

by Jerelis

"How we won't forget any details."

“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.”
~ Samuel Johnson, 1775 ~

Whenever we undertake a journey to a particular country we always want to know all about the surroundings, it’s history, it’s culture, which cities to visit, which hikes to undertake, et cetera. In advance to the journey we browse over the internet to get certain information and read travel books just to make sure we won’t miss out on anything.

Once we’re travelling we like to talk to the local people about their own country, their own region and those conversations will retrieve lots of extra information about some beautiful spots to visit, the ultimate restaurant or sometimes a particular area to avoid.

Ever since we had our own personal travel site an this one at Virtual Tourist we like not only to undertake the journey, but also write about it for everyone to enjoy. Just to make sure we won’t forget the details of our journey we write is all down in a diary. We have given the dairy the name “Diary of a madman” and it contains all the information we have gathered. We like to make the diary more beautiful to glue in some pictures out of folders and also the entrance tickets to museums, National Parks, bus tickets, et cetera.

This way we’re able to tell all our friends about our travels. For Virtual Tourist we can reproduce all the information for (hopefully) solid tips with lots of good details that will help you in your travels. Besides that it’s always fun to read about a journey we took for example 7 or 8 years ago and read about what we exactly did and how we experienced it. We also have managed to keep in touch with the local people we talked to and do nourish these contacts. On this Travelogue of Virtual Tourist you can see some pages out of the Diary of a madman and have an impression on how it looks. Enjoy!

"Another page out of the diary."

The dictionary says about a diary:”A diary or journal is a book for writing discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period.”

We guess that this qoute says it all what we want to accomplish by writing a dairy during our journeys. The diary plays a huge role in many aspects of our trips. We’re listing the weather of each day and write about daily personal events. Besides that we make quick notes about specific facts we hear from the locals or read in papers. Whenever we’re back at the spot we stay, we translate the notes into a story of the day. It’s really a from of hobby writing and together with the pictures, entrance tickets and other stuff we glue in it we might refer it something similar to the term "scrapbooking."

"Writing, cutting and pasting."

The dictionary says about a scrapbook:”Scrapbooking is a method for preserving a legacy of written history in the form of photographs, printed media, and memorabillia contained in decorated albums, or scrapbooks. Historically, scrapbooking was a tradition similar to storytelling, but with a visual and tactile, rather than oral, focus.”

Once again a very good quote and refers to everything we do during our journeys. Writing, cutting, pasting, looking for other material, listening, reproducing, et cetera. We do have “scrapbooks” of the Big Island of Hawaii, Venice, island of Corfu, East Coast of Australia, Barcelona, South western part of the United States of America and many more destinations.


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