Savvy world travelers know that the Gold Coast, the Queensland coastal city located between Brisbane and New South Wales, is one of the best tourist spots in Australia. Every year, visitors numbering in the hundreds of thousands flock to the Gold Coast, which is also Australia?s sixth largest city.
If you are ever in the Gold Coast, the following are absolutely the very best places to stay in the area. Don?t fail to check them out.
1. Palazzo Versace
This is the palace that Versace built and the influence of the world-renowned Versace signature label is evident everywhere around the hotel, which is situated at Sea World Drive along Main Beach. The hotel is distinctly Versace ? elegant, luxurious and extraordinary. The rooms are stylishly furnished to allow you to luxuriate right in the lap of luxury. You can see the Versace touch in the walls and furnishings, the elegantly designed rooms and even in the bathrooms which are stocked with a host of Versace products. Even the crystal goblets and plates have the Versace emblem on them.
The Superior room is top of the line in terms of upscale accommodations, oozing classic elegance through the lush fabrics and timber tones. The beds are unmistakably Versace, both king size and double beds. The Superior rooms come in two-bedroom and three-bedroom condominium suites and also have their own private balcony and well-stocked kitchen filled with all the modern appliances.
2. Ruffles Lodge
The luxury five-star Ruffles Lodge is nestled at the scenic Gold Coast Hinterland between the mountains and the coast. It is a personal favorite of golfers who visit the Gold Coast especially since there are as many as 16 gold courses just 30 minutes away or less. The lodge itself has its own golf practice area.
For nature lovers, the Lamington national park and the Binna Burra and O?Reillys rain forests are just a stone?s throw away. There are also several beaches and shopping centers located just 25 minutes away.
3. Esconder Mountain Lodge
For couples searching for the ideal hideaway, the Esconder Mountain Lodge provides everything they could want. It is private, romantic and only has three luxurious guest suites located high in the hinterlands. The view of the nearby Tamborine mountain is spectacular, plus it is close enough to the Surfers Paradise should you need to get back to civilization.
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