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4.0 out of 5

"The cove is a pleasant relaxing venue with plenty of options for activities. Although needing some upgrades in places, it is a beautiful place to holi ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 25 Nov 2022

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Gold Coast awaits you at Couran Cove Island Resort. Within steps you'll find South Stradbroke Island Conservation Park and Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a marina.

The restaurant, Poolside Cafe, Spa Island, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Marlin Bar is the resort's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts, 24-hour gym, and kids' swimming pool. Other amenities include a conference center, a coffee shop/cafe, and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of a ferry terminal shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Gold Coast resort, you'll be 9.9 km (6.2 mi) from Dreamworld.

1 Bedroom Waterview Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2 Bedroom Beachfront Lodge

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

4 Bedroom Forestview Villas

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

4 Bedroom Broadwater Villas

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Waterview Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Couran Cove Island Resort ratings based on 291 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Couran Cove Island Resort

Everyone (115) Couples (82) Family (80)
4 out of 5
The cove is a pleasant relaxing venue with plenty of options for activities. Although needing some upgrades in places, it is a beautiful place to holiday in. I would go back again.

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Perfect place to escape from cities and blend with nature and wildlife. Relaxing and recharging experience. Highly Recommended!

Posted by on 8 Nov. 2022

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3 out of 5
Atmosphere is nice, the dinner is crap and they wouldn’t let me cancel without paying the full night 2 days before I was due to arrive. Second time I’ve been there, won’t be rushing back.

Posted by on 5 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Peaceful beautiful scenic relaxing

Posted by on 31 Oct. 2022

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5 out of 5
Clean, spacious unit with amenities Lovely bike and kayak hiring service Good breakfast Great playing room with tennis table, pool table and PS5 Ok swimming pool, disappointed no spa Sport complex deserted even though huge potential for improvement All in all, we had a great time with kids, but suitable for a short weekend, not for long stay

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2022

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4 out of 5
Would have been absolutely amazing when it first opened. Loved being able to cycle anywhere, the staff were incredibly friendly and the amenities that were still open were great. The downside is the ferry/taxi cost in getting there if you don’t have your own boat and you’re basically stuck with what you brought (the convenience store is just a few shelves and mostly closed) or their menu. Will also have to remember to stay indoors at dusk next time as the mozzies were plague proportions - but we still want to go again :)

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Oct. 2022 by Diana

Hi Mi,Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience during your recent stay. I am thankful that you reached out to share your experience as your valuable feedback helps us to improve our processes. I also value your input and flagging up areas where we can improve, it will be discussed to the management. We all look forward to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience.Regards,Anthony SmithGeneral Manager

3 out of 5
Everything is rundown. Choice of food is limited. Also no gluten free options. Staff weren’t helpful, just doing minimum work. When we researched how much it was to buy a unit and saw that body corp is $218/wk there is no reason for the resort and facilities being so rundown.

Posted by on 23 Sep. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Oct. 2022 by Diana

Hi Leanne,Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience, but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We've already passed your feedback to the management and will be address internally. I hope you will give us a chance to turn your experience around. We want to do our very best to make it right with you.Regards,Anthony SmithGeneral Manager

5 out of 5
The staff were so helpful right from the beginning...rebooked our Ferry for us when we wanted to change the time and let us have a late check out for a very good price. The unit was stayed in was lovely and spacious, beautifully decorated and clean. Great balcony and lovely water views. My daughter absolutely loved the amenities..bike hire was great cos we could explore the island and see the surf beach. Only minuses: walls are very thin so you can hear neighbours a bit too easily...fortunately though, we had very quiet neighbours. Also, I recommend putting a non-slip mat in bath...I slipped when getting out and have a big bruise on knee from hitting it on the sharp outer edge of bath.

Posted by on 11 Sep. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Oct. 2022 by Diana

Hi Tracey,Thank you for choosing Couran Cove Island Resort and for taking the time in sharing your experience following your stay. I am glad that our facilities and service achieved the high standards expected by our guests. Rest assured that we will work on your concerns so that everything will be in order on your next visit. Your comments are really helpful in highlighting opportunities to improve our service even further and are being addressed internally. I hope that you will stay again with us, the team and I are always ready to welcome you.Regards,Couran Cove Team

5 out of 5
The staff have been amazing, super friendly and extremely helpful!

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jul. 2022 by Diana

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are sure the entire team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Hurry back, we can’t wait to welcome you soon. Regards, Couran Cove Team

5 out of 5
We had a lovely time and the staff were amazing

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jun. 2022 by Diana

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is wonderful to hear that you had enjoyed your stay with us and our staff hit the mark. Regards, Couran Cove Team

Property Features

Couran Cove Island Resort offers its guests a marina, 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Event space at this resort measures 3541 square feet (329 square meters) and includes a conference center. A children's pool, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly Couran Cove Island Resort. A complete renovation of Couran Cove Island Resort was completed in 2016. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Gold Coast resort.

  • 1 floor
  • 193 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • 3541 sq ft of conference space
  • 329 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference center
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Gold Coast City Coomera Station (8.8 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Ferry terminal shuttle

Room Amenities

Couran Cove Island Resort offers 193 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations at this 4-star resort have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and complimentary toiletries. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room kitchen
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private balcony
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Smart television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Poolside Cafe, Spa Island - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

The Marlin Bar - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Portside Cafe - This café specializes in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must transfer via Boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Please note that the Eco Cabins are located 1.5 kilometers away from the marina and reception area.

To get to the property, guests need to transfer by Boat. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation. Couran Cove Island Resort offers transfers from the ferry terminal (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details. The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.00 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Guests must provide health documentation

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 38
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.00 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ramada Couran Cove Island
  • Ramada Couran Cove Island Resort
  • Ramada Couran Cove Island Resort South Stradbroke Island
  • Ramada Couran Cove Island South Stradbroke Island
  • Couran Cove Island Resort South Stradbroke Island
  • Couran Cove Island Resort
  • Couran Cove Island South Stradbroke Island
  • Couran Cove Island

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.