Rated 5 out of 5 by Aditya The hotel and its staff both are brilliant
The staff in the hotel is very friendly and caring. All my needs were taken care of. The suite was so big that a family of 4 can easily accomodate. The hotel was very comfortable. I felt great during my stay. Highly recommended.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vipfast Fantastic
This was our third stay and every time is a memorable good experience.
October 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bodzan Like it
All was good and enjoyable
October 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ebby great resort
i stayed at sheraton for a night it was a pleasant stay. Thanks for the staff at sheraton Gold Coast
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by POH81 This hotel looks grand (outlook)
The hotel looks grand when I stepped into the hotel.
Great scenery in & out.
Staff responsiveness is superb.
Slight improvement that could be improved.
First of all, the gym's signboard.
I cannot find the gym signboard even though I checked with the receptionist on location of gym.
Slight improvement for hotel room toilet. The door stopper is a nuisance.
I think it could be better.
Breakfast - adding some asian food would be ideal as well.
October 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Llew Mediocre
Fo two nights running I was awoken at 11:30PM by workersoff-loading metallic structures for the hotel and slamming them to the floor outside my room. I telephoned reception twice but did not really get a response. Pretty poor for a hotel of this status.
I believe some ofthe younger staff could learn a lot from the more experienced staff about service and customer focus / satisfaction.
Furthermore, when one of my international visitors questioned the speed of the "High speed internet" and therefore the cost, he was told that it is normal for the Gold Coast. Considering my portable 3G moden was much faster and more rliable than the hotel internet, I find the $20 charge exhorbitant!
October 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by WillBri Bad Service
When checking in asked for ground floor room, check in person wanted me to pay $75/night more, 4th time staying there this year???? Service at the oasis Pool bar was shocking waited 1 hr for drinks at 11am in the morning, they need more staff out there. You should recognise frequent stayers thru you SPG system not treat them with contempt.
October 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by VeryGoodPointsStacey Good Hotel on the Beach
I choose the Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa because the pools looked beautiful on the Starwood Website and because there was a spa. Two things required for any vacation. Being directly on the beach was a bonus.
The hotel has become notorious for its snake fence – yes, that’s right, I said snake fence. A thick glass wall encircles the resort - theoretically keeping the poisonous Eastern Brown Snake, the second most deadly snake in Australia – outside of the resort. The snakes nest in the sand dunes located outside of the resort. Thankfully, I did not encounter any snakes on this trip.
The hotel is currently undergoing renovations to its rooms and common areas. I was not lucky enough to get a renovated room, however I was “upgraded” to an Oasis Room on the first floor which included a small patio overlooking the oasis pools. The room was very large and had a king size bed (well, actually it was two double beds pushed together,) a small sofa pull out and a chaise lounge. There was also a small breakfast table with two chairs and a work desk with Ethernet cable. The bathroom was definitely the highlight of the room - a large marble bathroom with a soaking tub and shower.
There were some drawbacks to the room – first, there were no blackout shades or privacy shades on the windows or sliding glass doors. The sliding glass doors were covered by wooden slat blinds and when the sun rose at 4:45 a.m. the room was filled with light (so wakeup calls weren’t necessary). Second, my room faced the restaurant and conference rooms and main walkway to the reception area, so I constantly had to close the wooden blinds for privacy, blocking the lovely oasis view.
One thing to note is the speed of the internet connection (wired and wireless) at the hotel and in the room. It was painfully slow and had I been on business, wouldn’t have been workable.
The hotel has 1 restaurant, a bar and a swim-up pool bar. The restaurant, Terraces, is a buffet but also has an a la carte menu. When I arrived late on a Sunday evening, I tried to go to Terraces, but was told that reservations were required and there was a two hour wait for a table. I was directed to the bar, Oysters, where they served food as well. I was not impressed with the sandwich I got there. Room service was another option for food at the hotel. Overall, I was shocked at the prices . At the pool bar, all cocktails were outrageous. The other options were to walk across the street to the Mirage Marina and dine there (good choices) or to take a bus or taxi to Surfers Paradise.
The Pool & Beach
The pool looks huge on the website, but the majority of what you’re seeing on the website are the oasis pools and not the swimming pool. On the first day of my stay there were not enough lounge chairs (or any kind of chairs) at the pool. After about 20 minutes of wandering, I finally got a chair.
On my second day, the situation was much better and on the third day, the pool area had a makeover (I assume part of the renovations) and there were dozens of new chairs, new chair cushions and umbrellas added.
The beach was very private and looked nice, but unfortunately during my stay the weather wasn’t great and the ocean was very choppy. I didn’t venture in.
The spa is not part of the hotel, but directly next door and does allow room charges. The spa, which is connected to the gym and next to the tennis courts, is very nice. It provides a very tranquil atmosphere. I got a manicure and pedicure and was very happy – though as with everything in Australia – it was very expensive. This is not a spa destination – rather a hotel with a spa next door. If you’re looking for a spa retreat –this isn’t the right location.
Australia is very expensive and the Sheraton is extremely high priced – be prepared. I would love to see the Sheraton after the renovations are completed – I think it will significantly improve the hotel. What I saw on my visit made a great difference. In addition, as with most Australian hotels, a credit card fee of 1.5% will be added to all transactions settled by credit card, so be prepared for that fee. I wouldn’t rule out another stay at the Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, but I would probably try the hotels closer to Surfers Paradise first.
April 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goanna Fathers Day
Had an overnight stay and arrived for Father's Day breakfast and unfortunately the line was very long from external persons wishing to dine. We are a Star Privileges Member, we did not book (no advice received at check-in that we should book even though we said we would be having the buffet). We also were told we could not have the 2for1 breakfast without our temporary letter or SP card in hand. Hotel would charge us and then reimburse once provided Membership confirmation. We ended up leaving and eating at a Cafe in Beenleigh on our way home.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vicki28 Dinner was below expectations
We stayed for a special occasion and have stayed many times previously, however this time to say we were unhappy about the buffet dinner was an understatement. We could not fault the service however the food was at best, substandard. Having been before we know the standard but on this occasion it fell far below. We stayed for the convenience of not having to leave the resort, but after having to pay so much $ for two plates each (one of which was dessert) we will consider staying elsewhere next time unfortunately. Which is a shame because the Sheraton mirage is a beautiful resort.
March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by coodebiandev Hotel oozes quality & relaxation
We have stayed at Mirage in past as a small family of 3 & have enjoyed both experiences. I'd like a bit more room to move in the room but I guess the amount of space is standard for a hotel situation. The Mirage provides an elegant environment featuring water views from in many directions. The restaurant buffet breakfast offers an excellent choice and gorgeous surroundings of fountains and views of the many lagoons outside. I'm sure we will stay again if in Goldie. Deb
September 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave100 Great Staff
This was our second stay at the Sheraton Gold Coast and I have already booked our third. My family and I are truly thankful to the hard working staff members that have at every turn gone out of their way to make my family comfortable and welcome. In particular we would like to thank Jane and Claudia at Terraces Restaurant and also Phejas and Daniel at Pearls bar for being attentive and taking the time to make our stay that little bit more special. I have also handed out some Gold ‘Thank You’ cards and I hope that these staff members benefit in some way.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by S0001 Great service and location
The staff were very helpful and friendly. I left some baggage in the room on checkout and they couldn't have been more helpful in recovering the items for me.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ness71 This hotel has everything for a great escape
Upon arrival we were given clear informative information about all the facilities. I loved the fact that the beach was so close and there is a running track, a pool with a bar! Our room was spacious and clean. The best nights sleep with no noise. Also the seafood buffet for dinner was amazing, the staff so incredibly helpful with food allergies. Only regret that we didn't stay longer, we will be back for sure. Thank you.
October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Crusha59 "Mouth watering, richness & sinful" Terraces Restaurant
4/10/2014 (Dinner at Terraces)The richness of the sinfully mouth watering dishes, dishes that were executed perfectly, and the bright colors of the ingredients made it a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
We would like to thank Patricia and her team in section four (a huge thank you), they were very attentive, organised, professional in manner and service. We will be back and again request her section. Thank you Sheraton Gold Coast. superb setting for any meal.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KRhed82 A Great Stay
This hotel is one of the few locations in the area that offers beach access. The pool area is also very nice with bar service. Though I was here on a leisure trip, they have great accommodations for me to keep in touch with my office (Wi-Fi at the pool). The staff was extremely helpful with planning activities throughout our stay. Very close to shops and restaurants as well as a short bike ride to Surfer's Paradise.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kylekyle Another great stay
This must have been my sixth or so stay since the refurbishments. The staff were still very friendly and helpful. Very prompt service received at Terraces. and thank you to housekeeping for replacing towels and wiping the wet bathroom floor during turn down service.
Just a few minor points:
1. Noticed that there were no mouth wash in the bathroom amenities this time, yet I spotted them in the housekeeping cart.
2. The tube of body lotion in the bathroom amenities was past its expiry date.
3. This was my second time staying as SPG Gold, but I've never been offered an enhanced room at check-in as part of the Gold benefits.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vanessa11 The best hotel on the gold coast
This is a great hotel right on the beach at Main Beach. The resort is spotlessly clean, the rooms are spacious, the bed comfortable, the grounds are gorgeous and there is a huge pool. The resort is set on a patrolled beach. Free parking and free Wi fi. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. The food at Terraces restaurant was really superb. Could not ask for more and will definitely return.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valli Val T
This is our second visit the first was in a Lagoon Terrace Room which was lovely and it was my husbands birthday and a beautiful birthday cake from the hotel was greeting us in the room, we thought this was great, this time we had an ocean view room and once again we had a wonderful time. Our room was amazing I woke up at 4 a.m to watch the sunrise over the ocean......I did not want to go home. Each visit we have had a very relaxing time, this time we had cocktails round the beautiful pool. We can't wait to come again. All the staff were friendly and helpful too which all added to our stay. We highly recommend this hotel.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by discoverer thanks for the effort
Spent two beautiful nights on the beach at Mirage.
After a minor mix up with room preferences our manager personally bought the keys to our new room while we were having a relaxing cocktail in the bar.
The staff member who took my call obviously realised what our issue was and it was fixed within half an hour with a smile and a handshake. We will be back..what a beautiful room by the way.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MARGARITA MIRACULOUSLY BEAUTIFULLY SHERATON MIRAGE
tHIS HOTEL TRANSCENDS ULTIMATE IN RELAXATION ON ENTRY INTO THE FOYER AAS YOU LOOK THROUGH STUNNING VIEWS TO THE WAVES
\ROLLING IN ON THE BEACH IN FRONT
ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST SHERATONS I HAVE STAYED IN MY SHERATON JOURNEY
sTAFF ARE VERY GENUINE AND INTERESTED IN ENSURING THAT THE PATRONS ARE WELL PROVIDED FOR
I WILL BE RECOMMENDING THIS HOTEL TO MANY
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by robbo no better conference destination
The team @ Marina Mirage took a very taxing 5 day conference from what could have been tiring and yuck to a really enjoyable time.
I spoke with colleagues at the airport and we all agreed there was nothing more which could have been done
Thanks guys :)
February 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by expectbetter Well you asked for feedback...
There appears no benefit to being SPG. No favours at check-in, room not ready until 3pm. We requested King bed and received twin ?queen?double. A cold night, and we discover the A/C not working at 10pm. Feedback forms in the room had scribble all over them. Please don't bother responding, my wife not interested in returning.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jepnann1 Great resort.....wonderful staff
We had a lovely time .... many thanks for a great experience. The location of the resort was terrific as it was close to everything . the room we stayed in was spotless on arrival and was religiously serviced daily . the grounds impeccably maintained but what we found most pleasing is the teams professionalism and enthusiasm. nothing is of trouble and they always have a smile on their faces . The restaurant team is 1st class and pool bar team is also equally impressive. The quality of the meals are also worth mentioning. We normally go overseas to be pampered , good to know we don't have to travel that far get the same wonderful experience ........
Thank you all so much.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helen40 Another Relaxing Stay
I continue to return to the Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast as they always make me feel special and well looked after. The staff always go above and beyond expectations and the level of service is exceptional. Coupled with the beautiful beach and glorious sunshine, is there a better place to unwind and be pampered?
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SammyJ Beautiful hotel in a superb location.
From the moment you enter the lobby you know that you have chosen a truly 5-star hotel. The pool is excellent and has a bar also! It is located right on the beach which is ideal. Also ideal is the very short walk to the boutiques and restaurants of Marina Mirage. We would book again with no hesitation.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sully81 Everyone should experience this Sheraton
This hotel is brilliant in layout, facilities and service. Its what you expect when you stay with Sheraton to be made to feel welcome as if you are home.
One of my favourite Sheratons I would recommend a stay any time.
March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bri48 Best hotel on the Gold Coast
This is the best hotel on the Gold Coast the staff are very friendly and helpful,the hotel is very clean. As a SPG gold member we are treated very well
February 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JoM1965 Check in nightmare
Don't stay there if you are attending a wedding there. Check in wasn't until 3pm bit hard when the wedding starts at 3 and you need to shower or iron your clothes. Did not get any special rate for being a wedding guest. However the food at the wedding was excellent.
October 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by IKG1964 Great Hotel - but needs to improve spa facilities
Stayed here for a 50th birthday treat in July 2014. Hotel building is impressive, especially the pool area and the room was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice of food. Only downside was the spa facilities. These were dirty and wet. Steam room was broken and Sauna not turned on.
October 6, 2014