LA COSTA MOTEL 127 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga, Qld; lacostamotel.com.au Verdict: Affordable beachside accommodation with real retro soul, perfect for exploring the southern end of the Gold Coast. Score:
We rated: Being able to chat with Di about the history of the motel and checking out the old photographs is a real treat. We’d change: Some of the soft furnishings to feel more ’50s fabulous – but only if we’re being picky. Notes: We paid $130 for one night.Wi-fi, breakfast, bike hire and airport transfers included in rate.