If you are looking for economical accommodation in Coolangatta with a good location, Greenmount Beach Resort may be what you want.
It’s very well situated for just about all the local attractions: Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta Beach, Griffith Street are just a few of the places within a short distance.
However, it must be said that this is more of a low budget motel than a resort – at least in it’s current condition. It is undergoing renovation throughout the end of 2013, so how that will affect it’s status remains to be seen.
In all honesty, when one is not paying five star prices it is unfair to expect five star standards. Currently, even in the high season you may be able to get a room for under $100 a night. It’s going to be very hard to beat that in a location like this.
That said, as it is today, it has certainly seen better days. If you consider yourself fussy or want contemporary-style accommodation, you would be advised to look elsewhere. You are not getting an apartment but a room that comes in categories from Standard to “Superior”.
There is no escaping the fact that the rooms are somewhat dated, but they are of a reasonable size and not cramped. Views are very variable. There is a television in the rooms and you get free recent-release movies. Breakfast is available, and may be included in some packages.
As previously mentioned, this is more of a motel than a resort but it does have a good range of facilities. However, as of late 2013 some of them are not available to guests: check with management before you book if these are important to you.
There is a large outdoor pool with a slide, a wading pool, a poolside bar, a sauna & spa, a games room and pool tables. There is a coin-operated laundry, and babysitting services can be arranged.
The following quote is copied from their website: “Disclaimer: Whilst the Resort does our best to ensure the safety of our guests and their property, we do not warrant the term ‘security'”. We are not quite sure what that means.
If you need somewhere cheap to stay in Coolangatta, this may be the place. It is certainly well located and for around $100 or so it’s hard to be too demanding. It really depends on how long you are staying and how fussy you are.
Greenmount Beach Resort is located on Eden Avenue in Coolangatta. Telephone (07) 5536 1222.