Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 118
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Amazing staff with exceptional service
I found myself on your doorstep after a beyond substandard experience with your neighbouring Gold Coast Holiday Appartments. On arrival your staff greeted us with a positive attitude and friendly smile that managed to turn our horrid day into a some what positive one.
From there your staff went out of thier way to help us with knowledge of the general area, assist with bags, served us the most delicious of breakfasts each day and made no request too much to ask.
Whilst attending a wedding being held in one of your many rooms a fellow friend I was travelling with cut her foot on a broken glass (that had just been dropped by a guest). Your duty manager was well educated in first aid and did everything correct to make sure my friend was as comfortable as possible and assisted in organising everything we needed for the hospital.
I wanted to share my remarkable experience with you and your team, as if it was not for the wonderful staff we had the opportunity to meet our experience at Sanctury Cove would not of been a pleasant one.
06 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob38 Food Food Food
Stayed for a weekend anniversary, took the package that included the "exclusive" dining / canapes option. Great package, lots of food and the most friendly staff all weekend. Well done.
05 August 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dave73 Not expecting guests
We are Gold Elite Ambassadors, the staff seemed to have no concept if what that means.
We didnt initially receive our room upgrade but this was fixed soon after we were moved into the wrong room. We did not recieve any if the membership entitlements namely the fruit basket, the gift, the bottled water etc.
I had to ask for these items the next morning which is just embarrassing for all of us. They arrived 30 minutes before we checked out. Despite visiting the concierge desk to confirm our late checkout , housekeeping Interupted us wanting to service the room we hasn't finished with yet.
We went for a morning stroll and decided to come back to our room and sit in the sun to relax only to find a ute parked in front of our unit and workmen 2 doors down swearing and sawing and using power tools. Why would you place guest next to active renovations during a period of low occupancy??
The newspaper we were entitled to never arrived. Despite our late checkout we left in exasperation after the housekeeping people came in wanting the room back. We felt like we were an inconvienience. I wrote this complaint in an email before we left and have had no reply two days later I got a reply and it was only to send the mini bar bill.
05 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by adrien41 Great buffet breakfast
Stayed at Intercontinental Hotel for 2 nights last week, was surprised to find that rooms are not in main building but scattered along paths, found it difficult finding my room at night in the dark, am sure in summer months much easier, next time I would prefer a room closer to main building. Also building work being undertaken with beach area, rooms comfortable and clean but in need of update but loved the main building, particularly good breakfast.
31 July 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dex007 Genuine smiling service
Just had a wonderful relaxing and very peaceful stay at Sanctuary Cove.
Staff were genuinely friendly and nice which makes you relax even more.
Could not wish for better service especially when you are picked up in a buggy from local restaurants after a nice meal.
Lovely outlook from our room which was spacious and well appointed.
Nice balcony with comfortable outdoor furniture.
30 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buffalo12 Very pleasant stay
Lovely location, very comfy rooms and very helpful and friendly staff. Some areas, mainly external, are showing their age a bit, though.
26 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bretto excellent service and great facilities
one of the nicest weekend we have ever spent. the staff and serivice was 1st class. The Fireplace restaurant was brilliant!!!! Left feeling very refreshed. thank you so much
18 July 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WinnieAlt Great service
Great service and very comfortable stay. Love the location. Many things to do during the day. The pool was beautiful food was great. I highly recommend
13 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AngyC Getting up to standard gradually
This hotel is still in the process of rebranding, and creating an Intercontinental experience from what was a run-down "Other Major Brand" Hotel.
We were fortunate to hit the weekend the new executive chef introduced his new menus. Wonderful choices and a major improvement in the casual dining area as well as room service menus.
The public areas are lovely, with cosy sitting areas around fireplaces, and a pleasant bar. Staff are happy to serve you coffee or drinks where you sit. The decor is high colonial, and works well.
Staff are delightful and very willing to help.
The room was fine, nice view, comfortable, but cramped by modern standards and, while clean and pleasant, it still had a number of items on the "to-do" list. No dimmers on bedside lights is a pet peeve of mine, as I like to read when my husband sleeps. However, as noted, the rebranding is still in progress and they are sensibly taking it carefully.
Wi-fi is now free for Priority Club members.
Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
09 July 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by James7 Its not the Hyatt!!
Having stayed at Sanctuary Cove yearly over the last 25 years I found that your current management does NOT offer the same experience!
If you cant delivery a late night meal as per the room service menu in under an hour...don't offer it!
The noise from the kitchen exhaust fan bellows over the entire property at night - It is clearly un-serviceable and noisy yet not replaced!
No Towels available for pool or spa!
NOT an enjoyable experience and will no longer recommend the Hotel
09 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elly23 Great weekend away
My friend and I had the best girls weekend away. We ate to our hearts content at the dinner and breakfast buffets and enjoyed several fabulous cocktails in front of the fire.
At the end of the day it was so lovely to sleep in such a comfy bed.
Beautiful stay, thank you.
30 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Immaculate accommodation and surrounds.
Recently we spent a weekend with friends at your hotel. We could not have been happier with the experience.
From the welcome to the farewell it was such a memorable experience.
The rooms were first class, the grounds and surrounds excellent and the staff were so knowledgable and accommodating and the meals would rival any 5 star hotel in the world.
We can't wait to return. Thank you to all concerned.
Joe, Dorothy, Perce & Julie.
28 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nickyjack1962 Great stay
Sanctuary cove was just what we needed after forty hours travelling.
So relaxing and comfortable. Enjoyed our stay here very much, would definitely return again, friendly staff and room was clean and comfortable.Loved the surrounds and pool.
Only one fault Breakfast seems very expensive compared to similar hotels.
27 June 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CLBN Surprisingly mean spirited
The stay should have been a 5 star experience. The hotel is luxurious, as you would expect for the price. What is puzzling is why they spoil the experience by charging for wifi, internet and movies. Much cheaper places don't. do this.
23 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by walk12 great staff and service
A great weekend break away. Staff couldn't do enough to help you.
15 June 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SouthIsland Tired old resort but excellent staff
Having been to Sanctuary Cove as a child, I was really looking forward to our stay at the InterContinental. I was very disappointed however, with the tired old buildings and room. The whole place needs a HUGE re-vamp. Our bathroom was not properly clean with previous guests' hair around the base of the shower. The decor was dated and the shower was seriously old. I had called #from overseas# twice to make sure that the portacot would be in our room upon arrival. It was not. We were allowed to check in early though which was a great relief #with a baby and a wedding to attend at 2pm#. The buffet breakfast was excellent. The service was great and the selection of food was really wide. Check out was easy and the staff, at all times were helpful and polite. For convenience, it was a good spot to stay for us. However, if we did not have a function at Sanctuary Cove, I would have prefered elsewhere.
14 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by john2706 Great but
Waiting at the front desk is never pleasant. On both check in and check out I was left waiting. Why not have another staff member on hand? Or someone to help when there's more than a couple waiting?
How much money is lost because its not posted to the bill from the night before? I noticed that the charge for our dinner had not been included on the bill, it was almost $200AUD. I would have liked to not say anything but I have to sleep at night. How often does this happen? Funny thing is, again, I had to wait in line at the front desk to tell them about their mistake! They said SORRY, how about thank you?
11 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ShineNShady Relaxed but not far from anything
Great stay for us as a couple. Close to everything and some lovely dining in the village next door as well. Nice to have a few drinks in the bar in the evening with some well made cocktails on offer if required.
Staff always pleasant and helpfull, no problem in giving a big tick here.
10 June 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 5star4me Won't hurry back....
I really wanted to write a good review, but alas the property is just not up to scratch I'm afraid. I was hoping that as IHG had taken over Sancuary Cove Resort the rooms/resort would be sporting a whiz bang makeover. Not the case.
Firstly the check-in staff were cold and plastic and didn't exude much enthusiasm at all, I felt like I was being checked in for a colonoscopy! (Check out was a similar experience from the same staff member)
Our room smelt musty, and fixtures and fittings were old and dated. My husband had to plug the TV in on arrival (after spending 5 mins trying to locate the cord) and an air vent at the back of the cupboard was falling off. The wall paint was chipped and scuffed and the rooms have parquetry flooring, which I suspect is lovely in the summertime, but as it was slightly chilly for our stay, a pair of those little disposable slippers would not have gone astray. But there were none in our room. So when our request for ice was delivered to our room, I enquired of that staff member if the slippers were available for our stay? to which they replied 'oh no you'll have to call house keeping for that' .. A response not befitting of a 4 1/2 star staff member... I did eventually call housekeeping and slippers were delivered free of charge.
We decided to order in room dining for dinner. While the food was edible, it was luke warm and arrived on a tray with plastic cloche and not in a hot box. The waiter also failed to point out that the sauce for my fish dish was in a separate little jug, and I only discovered it halfway through my (very expensive) serving of fish. For a 4.5 star property, I love a few extra towels in the bathroom, as well as extra pillows, but none here.
Mini bar was adequate, but all placed neatly in a musty smelling wooden drawer in the cupboard, which you couldn't completely open as there was a chair in the way.
The compendium had nothing I could see about the guest amenities, like the day spa or gym info. We only knew about the existence of the spa from a notice board by the pool area.
The 'sparkling lagoon' area, while picturesque and pleasant enough, is in dire need of resurfacing as it was discolored and looked 'dirty'.
I did love the magazines in our room and the pool bar cocktails were yummy. But we found ourselves wanting more of an IHG property, as visits to other hotels in the group have set standards very high. So theres a long way to go here to bring this property up to similar standards...
24 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Catherine101 Oasis of Serenity
We had a great stay at this resort - the grounds were very serene with a rainforest setting, expansive pool area, and water views. One of the best aspects of the stay were the staff, who were very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was very good too.
One small area for improvement- the weather was a bit wet on the days we were there which made the grates on the paths to the pool area slippery. We saw one other guest fall and we almost slipped ourselves on the grates. It would be great if this could be remedied.
Otherwise a faultless stay and we'd love to come back again!
19 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJJ1066 Overall, a very pleasant stay
Overall, a very pleasant stay. Facilities were lovely, great destination, great service and beautiful buffet breakfast.
I did however experience a couple of minor inconveniences:
1) I did find it difficult getting the room temperature right - the switch doesn't allow for the setting of a specific temperature, which meant that it was difficult to set the temperature that was warm enough for me.
2) Also, the hot water seemed to take literally a couple of minutes to travel through the piping to reach the shower itself.
Otherwise, a great stay and good location.
08 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stork My third stay
My wife and I had the first three days in May staying at this property.
We stayed because our previous visits had been so restful and rewarding. Again we were not disappointed. We were given the same excellent room as on other occasions. The club was a delight and the hotels grounds and setting make an enjoyable and interesting few days. We will stay again
07 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cossie Fabulous Resort
As this is Queenslands first Intercontinental Resort we have had the privilege of staying there twice over the last few months.
We have found the experience to be exceptional made possible by the cheerful and friendly staff from the moment your arrive until your departure.
The Rersort is unique and as a Priority Privilege Member of 18 years I intend to make it "Our Resort"
06 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stace77 Outstanding experience and value for money
The service provided was exceptional...almost to the point that when you asked you received...hotel was beautiful...room was very nice, great bed...great food in restaurants...pool area very well positioned ...definitely returning and recommending
04 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by egotrip 100% resort
Very very recomende this hotel.
breakfast is no.1 in Gold coast.
staff , room , everything perfect .
I would like to stay again .
03 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gruffy Great service very friendly and helpful staff
Overall we were very pleased with the level of service and the very helpful friendly staff, the rooms were very clean and well maintained. The breakfast buffet was second to none great service and a fantastic spread.
We will be coming back very soon as we had very very relaxing 2 night stay on our Getaway weekend
26 April 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bodthai Club Lounge average
Have passed on feedback to the Management who I believe did not appreciate the feedback about the changes made to the location of the Club Lounge and what is now provided.
Will never stay again.
Enjoyed a wedding at the Resort in 1996 and our continued custom since then stops now.
31 March 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anthia62 A great getaway for R & R
I chose this resort for a little R & R and came away very relaxed and impressed with the facilities of the resort, the pools were perfect. The rooms were clean and the beds and pillows extremely comfortable , probably the best sleep I have had in a while.
The staff were friendly and helpful and the food, well presented and tasty!! I would definitely recommend the resort.
06 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Totally relaxing
Stayed 5 days and 4 nights with Club extras. Breakfast was the best ever. Greater selection than your typical buffet breakfasts and everything was immaculate. Pastries were fresh and hadn't been refridgerated like other Chains serve up.
We paid that little bit extra for the King Club privileges and with afternoon tea provided and later canapes we were always too full to have dinner.
Facilities were first class although some areas are showing their age. We only went to relax and only ventured to the Sanctuary Cove Village at few times so the 5 days felt like two weeks. Great value for a first class Hotel.
04 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by markis10 Always a pleasure
My son and I once again had the immense pleasure of staying here and enjoying the facilities. nothing is too much trouble for the staff and it was great to see the resort looking good after the havoc wrecked on it by the weather in late January.
01 March 2013