"The bed was comfortable, and the overall presentation of the apartment was clean."
Location rating score
180 meters to public transportation
390 meters to the beach
Located in heart of Gold Coast
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.0|
|Distance to city center||3Km|
|Nearest airport||Gold Coast Airport (OOL)|
|Distance to airport||17.5 km|
"I have stayed here on more that one occasion and have enjoy every stay."
July 28, 2018
"The location perfect, right next to all shops and eating venues."
December 16, 2019
"Great location, close to beach, shops and restaurants."
March 1, 2020
Located at the heart of Broadbeach, close to the patrolled beach and the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Aruba Beach Resort provides spacious accommodation and excellent facilities. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, the resort offers a choice of apartments, most with balconies or patios and fully equipped for a comfortable, self-contained stay. There’s a salt water swimming pool, spa, sun deck, and BBQ area for guests to use while local attractions include two major shopping centers, Pacific Fair and Broadbeach Mall, and numerous bars and restaurants. The famous Gold Coast theme parks are a short drive from Aruba. The building is a 3-story walk up, and there is no lift available on-site.
"The unit was a big size with 2 bedrooms, a full Kitchen, bat..."
December 16, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Aruba Beach Resort
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Best value for money self-contained apartment”
It was one of the best, most affordable stays I have ever had on the Gold Coast. An inexpensive, fully featured apartment which is located very close to Jupiter's Casino, Dracula's cabaret, Pacific Fair shopping center. 30 or more restaurants within 5 minutes radius. Tram 2 minutes walk away, bus at the front entrance. Staff are VERY friendly and accessible. I fully recommend Aruba Beach Resort (although I hope you do not go because I want a room to be available when I go there next - but I have to be fair...)
Very convenient location”
We had a party of 3 couples and booked 3 one bedroom units. We were put on the same level in the same block, next to each other and only one set of stairs. Thank you to the management. Staff friendly and polite. The location of these apartments are ideal for walking to main centre of Broadbeach and surrounds. The gardens are kept very tidy. The units themselves are spacious and very practical. A kitchenette, Washing machine and dryer if needed. They were clean, except the carpet could of done with a shampoo to freshen up. Unfortunately the weather was inclement and we did not get to use any of the outdoor facilities, but the pool area looked great. Undercover parking was very handy. We will book again next visit. Thank you Aruba Beach Resort.
Almost a pleasant surprise”
Having never stayed in Broadbeach I was hoping I'd made the right decision for my family. Firstly the apartments are exactly as advertised. The two bedroom apartments were large enough with bedrooms at opposite ends. Kitchen and lounge facilities were good. There's a small bathroom with laundry facilities and separate toilet. The pool area looked lovely but due to time restrictions I didn't get to try the pool and spa. It's close to everything and the food options in Broadbeach are amazing. The only negative is that the bathrooms smelt of toilet at times. We reported this and I'm hoping they address that one issue. My family of 6 adults and 3 children would definitely stay again and I'm currently planning our next stay. Both the Aruba and Broadbeach itself are well worth a visit.
Great location for Exhibition Center attendees”
it was great 7 days stay for me and my wife. just stretch your hand and touch the exhibition center. close to woolworth for shopping. just 3 minutes walk to the beach. the room includes every thing you need. i loved the shower. and thanks to alan and gail for really kind and helpful management. i will be back right at aruba beach resort next visit.
I was in town for a conference at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, and you can't fault the proximity! It's right across the road! The restaurants and parks around are fantastic, and the beach is a stones throw away. It's one of the best located hotels in Broadbeach! The unit itself is rather dated, however it is very large and there's no shortage of space. The bed was comfortable, and the overall presentation of the apartment was clean. It would have been nice to have a TV in the bedroom. There was one in the lounge room, though. For a short stay, it works a treat! Will stay there again.
Great value for big and nice holiday apartment ”
It is the best value apartment I ever get ! And it is in Gold Coast! Such a tourist place and have your own one room apartment with this money ! It is very convenient as the bus stop can go to every theme park is just right in front of the hotel. Besides, 3 min to g link and 5 min to beach ! One thing that is not very good is that the smoke alarm is too sensitive, make sure when you cook open the door to the balcony. People in the reception are very nice. I think I will go there again!
It fit the bill”
I needed a place close to the Gold Coast Convention centre that wasn't too expensive for the duration of a conference and Aruba Beach Resort fitted the bill. It is just a bit weird that they only supply one roll of toilet paper no matter how long you stay.
Stayed before - always great.”
We have stayed with Aruba on several occasions, mainly for the Broadbeach Country Music. It is a great location, close to all the action and with the Glink trams even better. Our friends were staying near Surfers , however it was no problem to meet with them for a night out. We were received with a smile and left with one.
We stayed a day early and they happily accommodated us stayed an extra day again no problems. Unit was adequate for the amount we paid. We thought your kiwi receptionist was wonderful very friendly and helpful. Location was perfect easy to get to all areas of coast. Right in the heart of Broadbeach lots of great restaurants around to choose from. Would definitely consider staying again.
Great place to stay, friendly staff.”
We had a great stay here, great value for money, close to restaurants and shops. The staff were very friendly.The room was clean and tidy. We had a great size room and lounge area and all we needed was there for us for self catering.We would stay here again on our next trip to the Gold Coast!
Nice place but extremely basic”
This hotel is in a really good location and I booked to see how it compares to the hotels on Gold Coast with higher price tags. We arrived at 7pm. After hours check in was a very positive experience, can not fault hotel there. Our room however was on top floor with no lighting up stairs to guide you 3 flights of stairs. Older hotel, rooms very small. Coffee and tea services could be better, and definitely more sachets if milk. Overall an ok place to stay
Would Stay Again”
The staff were very friendly. The room was very lean. Across the road from Restaraunts, a 2 min walk to Woolies. So close to Pacific Fair shopping complex and Casino. 5 minutes on the Tram to Surfers Paradise. Just loved our stay. The location was amazing. Thanks Aruba had a great stay.
Great place to stay”
Aruba beach resort was a great place to base ourselves. Directly opposite some great restuarants and a couple of blocks from the beach
Great Location couldn'y get a better one”
Hotel is very close, across the road from many about 50 excellent eateries to cover all budgets. One block from beach, major shopping centres 5 or 10 mins walk away minutes local bus stop at the front gate that will take you to all major attractions on the Gold Coast. Sofa bed not very comfortable but to be expected I guess. We would stay there again.
Great, just great”
Its something like a boutique hotel managed mainly by 2 friendly, old couple. The hotel room... heck, its not even a room, its like a little penthouse! There's the kitchen which is small but surprisingly well-stocked with all the necessary utensils, and the living room is rather big and comfy! It can easily hold 4 - 5 people if you don't mind sleeping on the sofa in the living room. Shopping centres, casinos and bistros are just stone throws away. Don't know what to do in Gold Coast? Just approach the owners and they will be more than willing to help!
Great weekend stay.”
We enjoyed our weekend at Aruba. The staff were more than happy to accommodate our requests for late check in, extra guest and allowed us to leave our car later than check out. The location is amazing. A beautiful stroll to flagged beach areas, delicious restaurants, Pacific Fair and save parks for children.
Totally relaxing what a great resort...”
Our stay at Aruba Sands was by far the nicest w/end we've had in a long time the location for us was perfect as everything is just out the gate so there was no need for a hire car or taxis the manager was such a lovely warm man......
We attend the Gold Coast Supanova as stallholders every year and this hotel is in the perfect position for us. Directly across the road from the Convention Centre and plenty of restaurants/supermarkets within a 5min walk. Ideal location for us. We can't really comment about the staff as we had minimal contact with them, however the booking process and ongoing communication was very good. Room was good, comfortable bed, clean, good kitchen. Outdoor area was a little grubby/mouldy but we didn't use it anyway.
LOCATION , PRICE , COMFORT”
we spent 3 nights here for the broadbeach country music festival , was very close to town and beach , very comfortable beds and clean , great hot shower , will be back again for sure
perfect loction friendly staff memorable”
I had a great time as did my family can't wait to go and do it again. Would definitely be staying at the Aruba met some other guests that made the stay even better.