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About Islander Resort


Islander Resort is an iconic building in the heart of Surfers Paradise. This centrally located resort offers great value for money with well appointed and modern functional rooms including plasma televisions. The resort is just minutes from a life guard-patrolled beach and the shopping precinct of Cavill Avenue and The Esplanade. Don’t leave the Gold Coast without visiting one of its now famous theme parks - Sea World and Dream World. Facilities at the Islander Resort include a 24-hour reception, swimming pool, spa and sauna, car rentals, tour bookings, and information on the seemingly endless list of things to do and see while visiting this spectacular part of the Queensland coast.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms


  • Car park
  • Bicycle rental

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Land sports

  • Tennis court(s)
  • Squash court(s)

Food & beverage

  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Tours

On-site facilities

  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • Photocopying
  • Fax machine

Languages spoken

  • English
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All guests must present a valid passport upon check in and holders of Australian passports also need to provide a current backpacker membership card (eg. Nomads Mad Card, VIP, YHA ). Nomads cards can be purchased from Backpackers Reception upon check in.

Guest under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in dorm rooms regardless of supervision from an adult unless they are in a preauthorised group or have reserved the room entirely.

All guests must present a valid credit card for a USD 200 pre-authorization and a photo ID upon check in.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 50 km
Distance to Airport: 25 km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 11
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 100
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1980
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Important notice

The property is undergoing renovation between August 1, 2016 and November 1, 2016. The pool and restaurant will be closed during this period. The bar will remain open as usual but with limited capacity.
Guests may use the pool at Hotel Grand Chancellor. Likewise, breakfast will be served at Hotel Grand Chancellor during this period.
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.7
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 8.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.3
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 6.6
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Danielle C. from Australia
Stayed one night in July 2016
Cheap accommodation
Cheap accommodation but drunk back packers tried to enter room throughout night, very rowdy. Breakfast Food was terrible. NO PARKING as it was full.
Reviewed August 04, 2016

Cloe-Ann R. from Australia
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Great location
Staff and location were great- room view was a brick building which was a bit disappointing .
Reviewed July 14, 2016

HUAN F. from China
Families with older children
Stayed one night in July 2016
Good value of price and well located
Convinent for shopping and food
Reviewed July 13, 2016

matthew W. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in May 2016
Not a great hotel
It was very cramped and it felt very musty. Not worth it for the money paid.
Reviewed May 31, 2016

suriyanarain N. from Australia
Stayed one night in May 2016
Good location
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Mark M. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in May 2016
Good customer service Clean and tidy
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Fuatai M. from Australia
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Just a bit disappointed with the air conditioning ..it didn't work at all..you need to have a look at them properly.. Apart from that we enjoyed our stayed at your resort .thanks much.
Reviewed May 10, 2016

simon N. from United Kingdom
Stayed one night in May 2016
noise from next room all night
the hotel has no control on the number of people entering the building. We ended up with a party with 15 people in the room next to ours
Reviewed May 09, 2016

SEONG M. from South Korea
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015
Not bad but not too good
Not bad but not too good
Reviewed April 13, 2016

SEONG M. from South Korea
Stayed 4 nights in July 2015
Well....Not bad but not too good.
Not bad, not too good.
Reviewed April 13, 2016


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