Howdy all and YES – it’s review time! And I am reviewing the last hotel I stayed at, back in April (has it really been fourth months since I got away?) and the place I chose to stay at was the Woodroffe Hotel in Southport.
The location wasn’t too bad although I probably would have preferred to have stayed in Surfers Paradise, where all the action is. However with the tram/light rail that plies the main Gold Coast drag all the way to Helensvale, staying a short distance away was not an issue and with a three minute or less walk to and from the tram, this hotel actually worked out pretty well as far as location goes. There were plenty of restaurants also within a short walk from the hotel, although the hotel itself was in a slightly quieter part of Southport which again, suited me fine. I was there by myself so I opted for take away which worked out well.
The cost of a twin room was $392AUD for three nights, so just over $130AUD a night, a little under $100USD. Considering it was the Easter long weekend and rooms were scarce and expensive, I was super happy with what I paid and what I got.
The place was especially clean, and it felt immediately like a smart Japanese Business Hotel. I discovered on my last day that indeed the hotel was Japanese owned and run, which made total sense. The room was a smallish room I guess, but for a business hotel certainly a decent size and the bathroom, albeit one without a bath, was a good size with a really nice hot shower.
Reception was friendly and helpful, and there was a café area where you could have breakfast which was provided – in my case at an extra cost though, not included in my price. I had bacon and eggs naturally! And it was less than $20AUD and cooked as I waited so very happy with that. Plenty of conference rooms and the like too on the ground floor.
As I said, the room was well appointed although my one criticism would have to be the set up with the TV over the small desk. A half decent work area is something you should be able to expect in a business hotel as people are no doubt working in general when they stay at one. But the TV, although raised, had wires everywhere and a set top box sort of half dangling and I only ever managed to get the local channels. It didn’t matter much, I was out each and every day, but if I needed a bit of a work area I wouldn’t have felt comfortable.
They offered a nice array of amenities in the bathroom too. Again, no bottles of water provided which is something common in Australia (them NOT being provided) and something I think would be a really good move. There are vending machines at reception though for drinks and snacks, and a small empty fridge in the room, along with adequate closet space and I think an iron and board. And a safe too which I tend to use.
All in all, I can’t really fault this one. I was really happy here, incidentally booked through one of my preferred hotel sites in Agoda. I’m sure it would cost a little less if the booking was for a different time of the year and weekday rather than weekend.
Value for Money : 4.5/5
Location : 3.5/5
Cleanliness : 4/5
Noise : 4/5
Service : 3.5/5
Total : 19.5/25 [78/100]
Thanks for popping by! May the Journey Never End!
8 thoughts on “Woodroffe Hotel on the Gold Coast, A Comfortable Business Hotel at which to Stay!”
Nice review for this hotel which seems to have everything you need to spend the night before new adventures.
Indeed thank lookom!
Great find! A clean and efficient room near good public transportation is always a plus.
Yeah I was happy! Thanks John
A very informative review Andy.
Cheers thanks for popping by!
Looks decent and it’s really all you need if you’re just staying there for sleeping. I love when hotels have fridges. They don’t do it in Europe really, but I think it’s always a great addition.
yes a fridge in australia is pretty much a necessity! thanks for reading!