QT Gold Coast, Queensland
QT Gold Coast is the very definition of beachside chic. This contemporary hotel at Surfers Paradise oozes cool and knows how to have a good time. The added bonus of it being a hop, skip and jump from the beach makes it the ultimate coastal pad. The hotel, which features a spacious lobby with a foyer café, has 297 guest rooms with stunning seaside or mountain views. My ocean view King Suite is home to a luxuriously comfortable king bed, lounge room with my own bar, and large bathroom with double basins and a deep bath. As I step out onto my balcony each morning I can watch the sunrise over the ocean – it’s simply divine. There’s no shortage of things to do here. Take one of QT’s cute retro bicycles for a spin, relax by the swimming pool, or head to the beach. You are also just a short walk or light rail journey away from the heart of the action at Surfers Paradise’s Cavill Avenue. Stop by spaQ for a little me-time. I tried the Relaxing Massage, which lived up to its name, and my feet got a treat too, with the Twinkle Toes pedicure.
The newly relaunched onsite Japanese restaurant Yamagen is a heavenly dining experience. Executive chef Adam Lane gives traditional Japanese cuisine a modern twist. The omakase (selected by the chef) menu was definitely a highlight of my stay. I’m still dreaming of the fresh flavours of the sashimi tacos. After dinner the Stingray Lounge, QT’s hip bar, is the place to be. A margarita or two is calling me before I hit the hay. I’ve only had a few days here at QT Gold Coast, but it’s been the perfect mix of party and pampering. I could get used to the QT life. qthotelsandresorts.com