Friday, November 8, 2013


As you will have read in an earlier post, I recently spent some time up along the Gold Coast in Queensland and unknown to me at the time, for our last night there Kevin booked us a room at the extremely swanky Palazzo Versace. Arriving early in the morning, we checked in our luggage and made our away around Southport checking out the local scene before heading back to check out our room.

The hotel is beyond luxury and extremely Versace - which is a superb thing. From the first moment you enter the building there is a lingering fragrance that was specially crafted for the hotel and this fragrance is also found in each of the rooms in the hotel, neatly housed in a beautiful ceramic bowl on the writing desk beside the bed ready to be lit whenever one fancies.

Now the bed. It was spectacular. I felt like I was floating on air for most of the night as it was so soft and the various scatter cushions, which had been upholstered in Versace prints were perfect for lounging on during our midday movie.

Returning to the lobby around lunchtime we decided to treat ourselves to the Versace High Tea which was pink inspired due to its association with Breast Cancer Week. What arrived was nothing short of spectacular and like two Cheshire cats, we couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear. There was macaroons, finger sandwiches, quiche, plain and fruit scones, pink whipped cream, a Rolo-inspired trifle, Bakewell tarts and much much more. Never one to let something so good go to waste, we finished the entire thing, washed down with a strong cup of English breakfast tea served in Versace tableware.

That evening we relaxed in the bar area drinking gin & tonics and elderflower cocktails before heading to Marina Mirage for dinner overlooking the water. 

The next morning we ventured to the hotel gym for a short workout and afterwards made our way to the pool (although you would be mistaken for thinking it was a little beach what with it being surrounded by sand)

The weather was absolutely glorious the morning we were due to fly back to Melbourne so we didn't get to lay out for long but I wouldn't hesitate coming back here on a nice sunny day to lounge around the pool. Cabanas can be reserved for a price of $140, which includes a bottle of sparking wine, a fruit platter, sunscreen and after sun products. A must on a sunny hot day. 

Looking back now it really was a spectacular place and one I would highly recommend.

Address94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217


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