QT Gold Coast, Queens­land

Vacations & Travel - - Cruise news - By Roshan Sukhla

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

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