What it’s Like Staying at the Marriott Surfers Paradise – A Review

Wow – Staying at places like the Marriott Surfers Paradise can be really dangerous, as I don’t ever want to leave the room.

I have never stayed at a Marriott Resort and Spa before. And there are not many places I have stayed around the world where I feel as though every day is steeped in luxury.

I’m not one for staying indoors but upon entering the door of our room, I had to be forced back out of it.

We had brilliant views of the ocean in front of us, and as soon as we saw it instantly regretted our decision to drive around the hinterland, wishing instead we poured ourselves a couple of mojitos, put the large screen TV on for a very excited Kalyra (yes, we once said we’d NEVER do that as parents) and sit on the balcony to admire the views.

Surfers Paradise

But, an action packed three days on the Gold Coast, one of our favourite places in Australia, was in front of us, so we skipped the evening relax and went downstairs for a scrumptious five star seafood buffet at Citrique.

You can bet we indulged in some cocktails there.

Ahh Mojitos

My first mojito since starting my other blog Mojito Mother eight months ago and I was not disappointed.

Espresso Martini

Craig enjoyed an espresso martini to wake him up after a long travel day. Kalyra was ecstatic with her cranberry juice and Savannah peacefully slept in her pram.


We stuffed ourselves silly with fresh, tasty fruits of the sea.

Salads, cheese and scrumptious desserts.

We returned to an amazing night time full moon views of the ocean and city below.


We quietly sat on our balcony while the kids lay snuggled in their beds so grateful to be spending our first night at a Marriott Resort and Spa.

The girls loved it- well maybe not Savannah at this instant

And the next morning the buffet breakfast was a hit too…

And then it’s only a two minute walk to this…

Surfers Paradise

The Marriott Surfers Paradise has just had a $20 million refurbishment; its grandeur making it Gold Coast’s newest paradise within paradise.

It is walking distance to the beach, (great for that morning run) fashionable shopping precincts and the picturesque hinterland valleys in Surfers Paradise.

Internet in the Lobby The grand entrance Nice place for a drink

I’m assuming this might be typical, but the best part of this particular Marriott Resort and Spa is the pool area. We could look down to the tropical oasis from our room and felt like I was on an exotic island location. (Yes Queenslanders, Gold Coast is exotic)

Set amidst lush tropical gardens is the area’s only private salt water lagoon where guests can swim and snorkel with an array of tropical fish.

An exotic oasis.

The swimming area is situated right beside the canal waterways with a sandy beach section, waterslide, caves to swim under, waterfalls, and spa baths.

Hire a cabana

Marriott Resort and Spa Surfers Paradise

The Marriott Surfers Paradise also has a luxurious Lattouf Hair & Day spa which offers a range of relaxing spa treatments, a hair salon and a 24 hour gymnasium.

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I discovered upon checkout, thanks to the lovely lady who organized it for me, that if you are a member of the Marriott Rewards Program you receive complimentary internet at any Marriott Resort and Spa around the world – awesome!

It saved us $20 a day, and I was happy to see the Marriott taking this initiative as I can’t stand luxury hotels that make you pay for internet, as if the price of the rooms isn’t enough.

The rewards program is for free, so it’s a no brainer. It helped me to get free internet a couple of days later at the Marriott in Kula Lumpur where we stayed for the NAPBAS awards.

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Our stay at the Marriott Surfers Paradise was courtesy of Gold Coast Tourism, but all views are my own.

4 thoughts on “What it’s Like Staying at the Marriott Surfers Paradise – A Review”

  1. I haven’t stayed at the Mariott – Surfers Paradise but we did stay at Mantra Legends which we were very happy with. It looks like the Mariott is a tad bit nicer though. The Oasis reminds me of the several Oasis’ on Hamilton Island.

    I couldn’t agree with you more about having to pay for WiFi at luxury hotels. It’s ridiculous.

    We stayed at Eden on Miami Beach and had to pay for Wifi. Which is silly. Only a couple days before had a budget room in Titusville where we paid a fraction of the price and had free Wifi.

    1. I don’t understand why budget hostels and hotel have free wi-fi and high end hotels don’t. A real mystery of life! The Marriott is a great place to stay. We enjoyed it a lot

  2. HI, I haven’t stayed there before but with a review like that I will have to check it out next trip. I agree with the Wifi, this used to be a unique selling point but not now, so cheap it is a basic.
    Great review and lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the stay, nice touch of the Marriott with the tropical fish in the large salt pool.

  3. I stayed at the Marriott Surfers in a delux 2 room suite it was just fantastic, you get to use club 7 for free breakfast, coffees and free snacks all included with the room highly recommend the upgrade to this type of room and we are also club members for the free wifi

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