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We Check Out: Watermark Hotel

By Sophia McMeekin - 03 Nov 2015

Watermark Hotel is one of the best hotels on the Gold Coast. There, we said it.

The rooms are beautifully appointed, but this is the Gold Coast people—you’re not going to be spending much time in your big, glorious bed (and if you are, you’re doing it all wrong)!

First and foremost, there’s plenty of eating and drinking to be done, and Watermark Hotel has a whole swag of bars and restaurants to keep your motor running.

The Walrus Social House brings the chats, with a solid bar list (they have 25 rums from around the world on the menu; woah, sailor) and small plates made for sharing (our picks are the buffalo wings, and the Walrus lobster baguette). Full of local flavour, the house cocktails are named after local Gold Coast personalities, including the boss lady who brought the bikini to the GC–respect.

If you’re after something more substantial, Clifford’s Grill and Lounge has a sleek inner-city vibe, and a world-class menu with an American twist. The Texan barbecue ribs, trout sliders with zingy lemon mayo, and epic one kilogram T-bone steak are standouts. Once you’re done stuffing yourself silly, venture out the Watermark’s front door to Surfer’s Paradise and see what mischief you can get up to (Watermark Hotel is located dangerously close to the buses that will take you to the area’s famous theme parks…behave yourself, y’hear?).

If you’re feeling worse for wear after your big night (weekend, week, month–no judgement!) out hitting the strip, Watermark Hotel’s L’Aqua Day Spa is on hand to heal what ails you. A massage at this beautiful on-site day spa is pure bliss, and just what the doctor ordered.

If you’re keen to catch some of those famous Gold Coast rays, Watermark Hotel also has two glorious pools to choose between–to capture the morning and afternoon sun, naturally. Spread out under an umbrella on a sun lounge for the day and go crazy on the poolside menu, after all, you’re on holidays!

One of the best Gold Coast hotel’s, Watermark Hotel is a firm favourite if you’re after a truly luxe Gold Coast experience.

Where: 3032 Surfer’s Paradise Boulevard, Surfer’s Paradise

Contact: 07 5588 8333

Photo Credit: Mitch Richardson for Metropolist

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