When trying to choose a place to stay on the Gold Coast, a friend suggested I stay in Broadbeach instead of Surfer’s Paradise due to construction going on in Surfer’s Paradise. He also suggested I stay at Peppers Broadbeach.
I will caution that Broadbeach is a quieter area, compared to Surfer’s Paradise, but there is shopping and dining in the area. As such, I think this is a better area for couples or slightly older travelers. As I was looking for a few days of relaxation after seeing Melbourne and Sydney and before starting my G Adventures Tour, I was happy with quieter location.
Peppers Broadbeach is a fancier hotel/resort and is not cheap to stay at. But for a two-night stay it was perfect. I’ll admit that I hesitated initially due to the price. But once I saw the prices of other places in the area, I thought the amenities here made it worth the extra money.
My room was a one-bedroom suite (I would classify it as a junior 4 since it had an office area), with a balcony overlooking the beach. The “room” had a full kitchen, washer and dryer, tub, shower, his and her sinks, and of course a living room. It was a bit too much for me, though I seemed to use most of the space while I was there. I did take advantage of the kitchen though and made myself breakfast each morning.
The resort also had a pool, lounge, Zen garden, restaurants and an attached spa. There wasn’t much missing. There was a shopping center next door and the beach was across the street. There wasn’t anything that you would want there, that they didn’t have, or wasn’t immediately nearby.
The entertainment system on the TV did have free and for charge movies, which I did take advantage of one night when it rained. I also took a quick swim in the pool, which had a nice view of the beach. The best of both worlds.
Overall Peppers Broadbeach exceeded my expectations, the resort was pretty quiet, but offered anything you could need during your stay there and I would absolutely stay there again.