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Active Stays Motel

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We stayed in the hotel for 3D2N. Even though a lot of people said that the cheese platter was a joke, I did like it. The hotel is situated near to shops and restaurants, so the location is quite convenient. The hotel is also quite near to the town. We had a room with a single bed and a double...

2Thank Hasreena
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2011

This certainly is not a luxurious hotel, but it is fine if you are looking for a cheap base from which to explore the Gold Coast. My husband and I have done a lot of backpacking, and we thought it was about equivalent to a private room with ensuite that you would expect in average backpacker accommodation. The building is...

3Thank TrekBear
Reviewed 3 September 2011

I also purchased a scoopon deal and was surprised when I had to pay an extra $80 to bring my dogs....this was never talked about before! The room was disgusting. it was dirty, falling apart and the taps dripped continuously. I booked for two nights but left at 8am on the second day as couldn't face another night in that...

4Thank ev1177
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2011

What a joke? This is one of the worst motels I have ever stayed in. The photos depicted in the scoopon bear no resemblance to the actual product supplied. $480 value I wouldn't pay $48 to let my dog stay there. The pool was green and breaches QLD govt safety guidelines. The power plugs sparked there was no soap the...

4Thank Matthew K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Another Scoopon sucker. Isn't it against the law to mislead consumers? (S52TPA) Disgusting Motel. Threadbare blanket, felt dirty and grimy. Everything falling apart. Kept up all night thanks to drunks and druggies and Management did nothing about. Should have called the cops. Never again, please shut the place down.

3Thank Savanna21
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Dear Kathryn, Thanks for your email! Active Stays ran a very successful promotion and we have had nothing but positive feedback regarding the Deal Provider. Scoopon works very hard with our deal providers to ensure that all Scoopon Members can be seen during the validity period of the offer. We also subject all potential deal providers to a screening process....

1Thank divemamma
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2011

I had purchased a voucher for 2 nights including a bottle of wine and a cheese platter on arrival and some activities (putt putt, yoga etc). The cheese "platter" was 2 bite size pieces of cheese on a little plate with 6 crackers..."oh well, it is complimentary" I thought. Then we get to our room and it is very old...

2Thank beckstar13
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We used a Scoopon voucher for a 2 night stay at this Motel. We had a twin room which had a queen bed and also a single bed. The sheets and towels were white and fresh and in good condition and the bed comfortable. The room was average size for a motel and clean. The staff were helpful and friendly...

4Thank traveller049
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2011

we also purchesed a Scoopon voucher as did all the other people in these reviews. for $125 we got 2 nights accom breakfast and bottle of wine cheese platter and 4 x vouches for activities The Motel was old but very clean (i didn't look for a bit of dust in the cornor as someone else did) the room is...

1Thank jesse1255068
Reviewed 9 July 2011

Well, we're another Scoopon sucker. This place is terrible. Their photos are misleading, cheese platter a JOKE and we need to go find a chiropractor because we endured the worst sleep ever thanks to their quality mattresses. The air con doesn't function properly and all we got was a lousy bed in a tiny room. We're going home early, so...

3Thank Brownieinoz

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Active Stays provides budget accommodation for runners, cyclists, surfers, life savers or anyone else looking to participate or spectate in the wide range of sports and activities available on the Gold Coast. Offering exceptional value, our rooms are priced on the basis of the earlier you book, the less you pay and periods of high demand such as school holidays cost more than less popular periods. We have 19 clean, comfortable, air-conditioned rooms only 300 metres from Mermaid Beach and are close to major shopping, sporting and entertainment venues. Active Stays is fully non-smoking and we have a limited number of pet-friendly and family rooms. Guest parking, continental breakfast & WiFi internet are all available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Active Stays Motel

Address: 2481 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Mermaid Beach
Hotel Class:2 star — Active Stays Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Active Stays Motel Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
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“Don't book to stay here...”
  • Mismatched dirty coffee/tea facility
  • Fixtures falling apart/floor hazard
  • More mould...
  • Mould in bathroom
  • Dirty Smeared Mirror and tiles
  • Water marks from room above
  • The other dirty pillow
  • Dirty Pillow
 of 5 bubbles HollieR902, 3 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Choose a good room by not staying at AS”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewH41, 8 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Make sure you go to trip advisor before you book any room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Christine123_12, 9 Aug 2012 | Read review
“To be honest I don't think any room would be better than the next.”
  • This is the view of the yard from the room
  • The room power point looked extremely dangerous
  • This is the shower in the bathroom which was disgusting
 of 5 bubbles Sarah_JaneC242, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Don't always judge a place by bitter reviews, and fight for your rights if the place falsely advertises if you're feeling ripped off”
 of 5 bubbles Zjana, 27 Jun 2012 | Read review
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