If you want to stay somewhere convenient for town and the beach without having to pay a premium, Swell Resort deserves to be on your short list.
The resort has a nice, modern design and makes for a very comfortable place to stay, and attractions like the Surf Club and James street are within easy reach.
Accommodation is in one and two bedroom apartments – there are also Family Apartments with bunk beds if you are travelling with children. They are styled in a contemporary fashion and while not the largest in town, they are certainly spacious enough.
All have reverse cycle air conditioning, as well as a kitchen, laundry, television with Foxtel, DVD player and either a balcony or courtyard depending on position. They are well maintained and kept very clean.
Some apartments offer ocean views, however due to the resort being located on the Gold Coast highway this also means a bit of traffic noise. If you think that may bother you, an apartment overlooking the pool and deck area may be a better bet.
The facilities are pretty good, with a nicely sized, seasonally-heated pool and spa, a full sized tennis court, a basic gymnasium, a Games Room for the kids plus a BBQ and outdoor dining area near the pool.
There is free, secure undercover parking, a tour desk to help you with your plans and WiFi is available although it’s not free.
What you get here is nice, comfortable accommodation in a handy location at what can be a very good rate. The views are nice enough but not as jaw-dropping as elsewhere: if you must have the very best of views check out some of the other places we have listed.
Swell Resort is located at 1 Ocean Street in Burleigh Heads. Telephone (07) 5586 0500.