Boutique Hotels & Resorts in Gold Coast

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Best Gold Coast Boutique Hotels

Lisson Grove Boutique Resort & Day Spa
4.5 out of 5
274 - 280 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
AU$255
per night
9 Dec. - 10 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"Ticked all the boxes for a romantic weekend away from the kids... fireplace, spa bath, breakfast, amazing freshly baked bread and croissants, lovely service, day spa onsite, and so close to beautiful restaurants, wineries and activities."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2019

Lisson Grove Boutique Resort & Day Spa
Pethers Rainforest Retreat
5 out of 5
28b Geissmann Street, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
AU$263
per night
17 Dec. - 18 Dec.
4.8/5Exceptional! (182 reviews)

"Beautiful accommodation lovely staff. Rooms could do with a spring clean. Looks like the cleaners haven't had enough time to clean rooms. Lots of cobwebs and mold in showers ect. And cupboards dirty."…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2019

Pethers Rainforest Retreat
The Castle On Tamborine
5 out of 5
280 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
AU$895
per night
9 Dec. - 10 Dec.
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Nice stay and the castle owner is soo nice

"The in-room pool is realy cool and everything is perfect. The first night, there was something wrong with smoke alarm. Next day the owner fixed it quickly. The breaky is really nice and it is a lot! Also we can use the projecter to play movie in room. We love this castle!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2016

The Castle On Tamborine
The Escarpment Retreat
5 out of 5
123 Alpine Terrace, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
AU$315
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (182 reviews)

"It was a nice and quiet retreat, it was exactly what we wanted. Great breakfast, room was nice and cozy. Enjoyed the fireplace at night and felt really welcomed when checking in."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2019

The Escarpment Retreat
Witches Falls Cottages
4.5 out of 5
132 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
AU$260
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.9/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)
Witches Falls

"Beautiful spacious cabin across the road from witches falls and Mason wines. Amazing breakfast provided each morning. Well equipped rooms with everything you need. Out room had 2 large screen TVs, a fireplace, glass BBQ, deck, spa for 2 with a transparent roof to see the stars, small kitchen, great ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2019

Witches Falls Cottages
Wharf Boutique Apartments
4 out of 5
11 Wharf Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD
AU$400
per night
29 Dec. - 30 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (233 reviews)

"The owners, Rem and Brett are really nice, the place is very spacious and you dont hear noise coming from any of the other apartment's. Rooms are layed out well and kitchen and laundry has everything you need. The worst thing was having to leave and come back home"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

Wharf Boutique Apartments
QT Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$189
per night
11 Dec. - 12 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (2,421 reviews)

"A beautiful quirky and different vibe. Rooms are quiet and large, yoga and meditation free on the tv app. Staff check in was indifferent however they did send up champagne as an apology, which was obviously lovely."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2019

QT Gold Coast
Palazzo Versace
5 out of 5
94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$499
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,853 reviews)

"Absolutely beautiful, timeless elegance with a resort feeling out by the pools"…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct. 2019

Palazzo Versace
Santa Anne By The Sea
4 out of 5
15 Anne Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD
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4.2/5Excellent! (159 reviews)

"The room was clean & tidy, accommodation was close to shops & restaurants, only down side to it was the construction noise early in the mornings"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2019

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Gold Coast Boutique Hotel Guide

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What is the definition of a boutique hotel?

 

Gold Coast boutique hotels pride themselves on being unique. They are typically small properties that are independently run or part of a small chain, with a strong personality and attention to detail, creating a more immersive and memorable experience for guests than the average hotel.

Size: Boutique hotels usually have less than 100 rooms. Sometimes as few as 10. Due to the small size, guests tend to get more attentive service and flexibility with special requests.

Guestrooms: Often fitted with luxury bedding, upscale bathrooms, premium toiletries and added unique touches. It’s common to find each room in a boutique hotel looks different.

Ambience: You’ll find distinctive decor and luxury artwork in every space from the lobby, to restaurants to guestrooms, often influenced by the local community or made by local artisans. There’s likely to be several welcoming communal spaces.

Food: Some boutique hotels have a gourmet restaurant or cafe. In-room amenities may include a good coffee machine and interesting minibar selection.

Local community: Many boutique hotels support local businesses and involve the local community. Some boutique hotels are heritage hotels that preserve a cultural significance.

 

How many rooms does a Gold Coast boutique hotel have?

 

Small and stylish is the general rule. Boutique hotels tend to have between 10 - 100 rooms and suites.

Many boutique hotels will feature guest rooms with individual decor or themes, meaning each room looks different.

 

What is the difference between a Gold Coast boutique hotel and a regular hotel?

 

The main differences come from size, design and individuality.

Additionally, boutique hotels tend to incorporate Intricate designs, standout art pieces, involvement with the local community, and more inviting communal spaces free of crowds. All of these together with more flexible and attentive service, creates a more memorable experience for guests than a regular hotel affords.

Size and Identity: Gold Coast boutique hotels are smaller, often with less than a hundred guestrooms. Most are independently owned, which gives them the freedom to express a strong unique character -- often chic and luxurious, sometimes quirky or historic. The unique decor and attention to upscale details features centrally in boutique hotels, whereas regular hotels might be more focused on function to cater to more guests.

Design and Individuality: Every space in a Gold Coast boutique hotel is often designed to be not only beautiful, but interesting and engaging for guests. No generic hotel art in sight. Where large chain hotels tend to have similar decor across their properties, boutique hotels are more likely to go for one-of-a-kind effect. They may even incorporate local influences or craftsmanship. It’s also common for each guestroom to lookompletely different look than the next.

Experience: The smaller size and independence of a Gold Coast boutique hotel allows staff to offer a more personal experience to guests compared to most other hotels. Larger hotels have to cater widely to many guests spread across a bigger property; hotel chains need to be consistent, sensible and similar across all properties in the brand; other small hotels aren’t necessarily concerned with all the frills and luxury facilities. In contrast, at boutique hotels are able to focus on a small number of guests and offer fresh 4-star and 5-star amenities.

 

Is a boutique hotel the same as a luxury hotel?

 

No. Some boutique hotels are classed as luxury hotels, while others are not.

A boutique hotel must be small, whereas luxury hotels can be of any size. They are usually much larger, with hundreds of rooms. Boutique hotels are often independently-run or part of small boutique chain. Majority of luxury hotels are part of large international hotel chains. There are many luxury hotels that are not boutiques.

Not all boutique hotels are luxury hotels, but many are. A luxury Gold Coast boutique hotel will likely be fitted with luxury amenities like premium bedding, artisan toiletries and in-room conveniences, upscale decor and expensive furniture. It may also have a gourmet restaurant on-site.

 

Are Gold Coast boutique hotels expensive?

 

Not necessarily. The price of boutique hotels varies. Some boutique hotels are expensive to stay in, but others are not.

Most Gold Coast boutique hotels are independent and have upscale amenities. They are also committed to high-quality, attentive guest services. Together, this creates a luxury experience. Therefore it's not uncommon to find boutique hotels classed as luxury hotels with higher rates.

However, there are often affordable boutique hotels too. Especially when they are located outside the tourist hotspots and away from the hotel chains, you might find beautiful boutique hotels that are cheaper. Hotel chains also mean a consistent level of service and guests pay for that brand experience. Boutique hotels are independent and may in fact be cheaper. So it really depends on the hotel and the destination.