Gold Coast Glamour: Hilton Surfers Paradise

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Gold, it’s toted as one of the most precious elements in existence and since the dawn of recorded history it has adorned royalty, defined the wealth of nations and taunted alchemists the world over. When the most noble of metals lends it name to a region, you expect nothing less than five star luxury and first-class everything.

Hilton Surfers

The Gold Coast, with its stunning coastline, vibrant culture and an array of activities, has become a premier holiday destination for Australian and international travelers alike.

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Arrival

With this in mind, we headed to Goldies crowning jewel, Surfers Paradise, for a decadent stay at the five-star Hilton. We enjoyed an incredible six days and five nights in the heart of the famous ‘Glitter Strip’, which is itself conveniently located moments from the sparkling beach, as well as in close proximity to the regions greatest attractions.

Hilton Surfers

The Hilton brand has a long standing reputation for excellence and calls to mind luxury and top-notch service. For our humble party of four, it was five stars from the get-go – as our driver came to a graceful hault outside the lobby, the beaming porter was ready and waiting to greet us.

With a warm and professional welcome (and our luggage taken care of), we were taken off to our rooms where we could temporarily unwind before the excitement of the days to come.

Rooms

The impressive rooms at the Hilton have been designed and fitted with a eye for sleek design and a modern flair. The lavish Hilton Guest rooms boast an extremely comfortable king-sized bed, a 37-inch LCD TV, en-suite and work desk (also known as a conveniently elevated platform for recently acquired purchases). Depending on the room, guests will also enjoy the equally spectacular views of the Surfers Paradise skyline or Gold Coast Hinterland.

Hilton Surfers

Hilton Surfers

Facilities

The Hilton Surfers Paradise has an incredible range of onsite facilities including two 24-hour fitness centers, a spa and sauna and four swimming pools (yes, four).

The swimming pools are part of a 1500 square meter area known as ‘The Deck’. We were amazed by the spectacular heated indoor pool, 40m outdoor pool, children’s splash pool and adult plunge pool.

Hilton SurfersIn keeping with the theme of luxury, the Deck boasts picturesque gardens, shaded picnic areas, BBQ huts as well a full team of poolside valets!

Hilton SurfersFrom incredible cocktails and delicious menu items (dreamed up by celebrity chef Luke Mangan) to sun screen and hats, the lovely poolside staff had us covered!

Hilton Surfers

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Brekky

As the most important meal of the day, we enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast. Each morning, we had our fill of freshly squeezed juices, fruits, cereals and a range of alternating breakfast goodies that left us utterly satisfied.

Dining

Hilton SurfersFor an incredible dining experience, we recommend guests head to the in-house Salt grill. The first thing we noticed (and loved) were the dramatic circular windows that decorated the dining room – each overlooked bustling Orchid Avenue in order to create an ultra-trendy buzzing atmosphere. Hilton SurfersThe unforgettable culinary creations of Chef Luke Mangan are fashioned with a simple cooking philosophy in mind: use the finest and freshest local and Australian ingredients and showcase them with a clean and contemporary twist. Our verdict: success.

Hilton Surfers

When the sun goes down in Surfers, the FIX bar is ready and waiting! We enjoyed many-a cocktail while enveloped in the sophisticated atmosphere and vintage-inspired furnishing of the lovely lounge.

Hilton Surfers

FIX’s 19 page drinks menu has been expertly put together by a dedicated team of professional mixologists – expect a range of cocktails* from a Hibiscus Martini or Mint Julip to a delicious concoction known officially as ‘Don the Beachcomber’s Zombie’.

*Cocktails be served with incredible, pumping (but not too pumping) music.

Spa

Hilton Surfers

Although we had a pretty good hunch, we can corroborate that soaking up the sun by the beachside or luxuriating by the pool are both extremely relaxing, however, nothing compares to a  treatment from the eforea spa – we can report that they take relaxation to another level.

Hilton Surfers

The spa explores three ranges of treatments focusing on all that is organic, natural and scientific. The professional team seeks to deliver blissfully unforgettable experiences to Hilton guests (since our party are still talking about our experience, consider this a success as well!). From massages and facials to body wraps and scrubs, the practitioners at eforea spa have all bases covered – you’re in good hands, literally.

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Trip Advisor

‘Excellent & Impeccable’

Five out of five stars 

“My fiancé and I recently stayed here in an executive suite located on the 13th floor from the 2nd til the 4th January. The whole experience started with such lovely reception staff! Our room was amazing, clean & the best ocean view! My fiancé and I are both from the Gold Coast and wanted a quick getaway and we were not disappointed. The tapas and drinks in the executive lounge were so yummy and the continental brekky was also delicious! The hotel was busy and so was the pool area. So many kinds and families but the staff were very attentive and lovely and more than happy to help you out with fresh towels & serve you cocktails around the pool.”

‘Comfortable and Stylish!’

Five out of five stars 

“One of the better hotels to stay in on the Gold Coast. Our room was on one of the higher floors and we had the use of the executive lounge which provided us with those little extra touches that made our stay memorable. Lovely view from our room, extremely comfortable bed, clean and stylish room. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.”

‘Up to the expected standard of a Hilton Hotel’

Five out of five stars 

“The experience was everything you would expect from any Hilton Worldwide. From check in, received an upgrade, to our room, dining and executive floor experiences, everything was perfect. Congratulations to all the staff and management.”