Hilton Surfers Paradise, Australia

“Hilton austere; “Scandinavian railway chic”, underwhelming.”

3 of 5 stars

For the money, we expected something special at the new Hilton. Getting into the car park and up to reception is a bit of a trial, but the real shock was that lobby and the ticket desk which passes for reception. We really thought that someone had beamed us to an underground metro station somewhere. grey, dark, pokey, austere … no class or style. And this follows thru to hallways, rooms, etc. Actually the halls stank of new plastic gas, most unsettling. The 2 bedroom apartment in the residences was OK, if a bit plain and de minimus. Staff tried hard and nothing particularly wrong, reasonable but unexceptional facilities, but just very little class to this joint. The hotel is pretty central, if you like the strip mentality, but does get noisy at night. Don’t think this place will look too good in 5 years! For the money, there is better on the Coast.

Room Tip: Higher and further away from the noise, the better.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple

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