QT Gold Coast Review

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As soon as you walk into QT Gold Coast, you feel like you’re transported into a time warp, a 1950s-inspired beach club. What gives it away is the vintage panel van with longboards strapped to the roof parked in the drive.

Then there are the retro outfits worn by the staff, the iced tea, homemade lemonade and the retro QT bike (free for guests) to pedal around the streets of Surfers Paradise.

Look through the windows in the foyer into the sunny courtyard and pool and how could you not feel like you’re in for a fun time.

Sounds cheesy?

Actually, it’s a pretty slick setup.

QT Gold Coast is the kind of place you’re likely to bump into a celebrity or two.

Empire of the Sun, Bliss n Esso, Tony Hawke, Kris Smith, Wendell Sailor and Arj Barker have been there.


QT Gold Coast Review

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QR Gold Coast has a bright lobby.
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The decor at QT Gold Coast lifts your spirits.
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If you’re looking for a hotel with a youthful vibe check out QT hotel Gold Coast.

Where is QT Gold Coast?

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QT Gold Coast is in a happening part of the city.

Well, although QT Gold Coast is not right on the beach, it’s not far.

It’s in Surfers Paradise within walking distance from Cavill Avenue and only a short stroll from the beach.

Besides going to the beach during the day, one of the best free things to do on the Gold Coast is to go to one of the many Gold Coast markets. And QT is within walking distance from the Surfers Paradise night market and other bars, restaurants and clubs close by. 

 What’s cool about QT Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast has a buzzing nightlife and QT’s Stingray Lounge is right at the top of the list.

It’s a California-style hotspot with a choice of 50 in-house tequilas that you can wash down with hot chicken wings or a tasty Cuban pork belly taco from their Mexican-inspired menu.

What’s new at QT Gold Coast?

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High Tea for chaps at QT Gold Coast

Man Tea – have you ever heard of a High Tea for chaps?

It sounds like an excuse to catch up with your mates, sink your teeth into a mini man burger (that grilled Wagyu patty with house-smoked bacon looks pretty scrumptious), smoke a cigar (or rather eat a chocolate cigar filled with Bourbon Semifreddo), drink bourbon, whisky or beer.

It’s also in a central location close to other excellent Gold Coast cafes

Will I like the rooms at QT Gold Coast?

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QT Gold Coast has bright and airy rooms.

Of course you will! There are 297 guest rooms with fresh and quirky designer furnishings, comfy King-sized beds with QT gel mattress weighing 82kg, views of the hinterland, the Nerang River or the ocean.

What’s there to eat?

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QT resort Gold Coast has everything you need for a relaxed city vacation.

Bazaar is laid out like a traditional marketplace and the breakfast buffet gets the big thumbs up.

What’s the verdict?

Well, being kind of busy at the Australian Tourism Exchange event, I didn’t get enough time to swim in the pool, ride those retro bikes or lounge in the spa.

So, I really do think I need to go back again!

Find the best rates at QT Gold Coast here

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Christina Pfeiffer
Christina Pfeiffer is a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia. She has lived in three continents and her career as a travel journalist has taken her to all seven continents. Since 2003, she has contributed travel stories and photographs to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. She has won many travel writing awards and is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.