Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HOTEL REVIEW – Budget Motel Chain – The Gold Coast Airport Motel – North Kirra

I’ve stayed at this motel on previous occasions, both by myself and with my parents. On all occasions, the owners – Tony and Sue – have offered high quality and reasonably priced accommodation and a very friendly and warm welcome that makes every stay at this hotel fantastic.

Despite being an “Airport Motel”, there are actually no views of the Airport from the motel. Its location is actually across from the Gold Coast Airport at North Kirra on Golden Four Drive (across the Gold Coast Highway). This means the airport is an easy 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk across these two major motorways.

The hotel is part of the Budget Motel Chain, and only has a 3-star rating. That said though, each room I have stayed is always presented in a very clean and tidy manner. The rooms are also serviced daily. In my opinion this motel presents to a higher standard than other 3 and 3½ star motels that I have stayed.

The Gold Coast Airport Motel provides a number of room choices with all of these having air-conditioning, a refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities. Room service to all rooms is also available, and there is a pool and spa at the property.

However, one of the main features of the motel for the traveller is that the owners offer a free pick-up and drop-off service from and to the Airport. They guarantee to meet all flights into Gold Coast Airport. For this service, you simply need to ask. Should you have a car, there is free parking with some undercover spaces available.

The Gold Coast Airport Motel is close to the beach and surf clubs, shopping centres, cinemas, restaurants, and it is just a 20 minute drive to Jupiter's Casino and Surfers Paradise. There is public transport at the motel's front door, with Surf Side bus links to Robina rail station giving you easy access to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

I highly recommend the Gold Coast Airport Motel to enthusiasts as it offers affordable accommodation in a great location, directly opposite the Airport. With this convenient location and excellent service, you can be assured of absolute comfort, privacy and safety.


  1. We stayed here as we had an early flight out of the Gold Coast.
    Every other form of accomadation does not cater for overnight stays.
    The owner renovated this very clean motel just over 6 months ago and it is perfect.
    Just 10 mins walk to departures and the beautiful North Kirra beach around the corner so worth staying a couple of nights. A quick walk up the beach will take you to Coolangatta.

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