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4.0 out of 5

"The place is magical - sadly rundown but I would always come and stay! " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 15 Sep 2021

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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.

You can enjoy 2 bathrooms, balconies, and sofa beds, featured in all 193 rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Smart TVs, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

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 fitness center, and kids' swimming pool. Other amenities include a conference center, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a ferry terminal shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Gold Coast resort include Dreamworld and Pimpama Conservation Park.

Waterview Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$209* Per night/room 6 Oct. - 7 Oct.

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

Couran Cove Island Resort ratings based on 259 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 (107) Couples (73) Family (71)
4 out of 5
The place is magical - sadly rundown but I would always come and stay!

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2021

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4 out of 5
It's great for small stay. It was nice to fully relax with just simple things around. Swimming pools are good plenty of space around to just relax. But not much of a food options at the resort. Pizza at the restaurant/ bar at the pools it's only options. If you looking for peace and quiet and maybe small stroll to the beach for change of scenery, that might work for you.

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2021

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5 out of 5
Fun, relaxing environment. Kids had a ball

Posted by on 30 Aug. 2021

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1 out of 5
Requested a refund for our last night as we couldn’t stay due to covid and never received one and no communication was given after multiple times I asked front desk.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
The photos provided on their website I feel are accurate. I enjoyed a view of the marina area where I saw multiple dolphins on multiple days. I found the room more then big enough for one, and I enjoyed taking long baths in the deep bath tubs. There is vacant beach for miles but there are no flag areas so you have to be careful and at least know how to identify a rip. In the afternoons I would ride to the sunset beach and if the weather allowed watched the sunset. I saw a bunch of wallabies every single day and it was fantastic

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Hidden gem this place!! Was so much fun riding the bikes around the island especially to the beautiful beach! Definitely worth visiting. Make sure u take an esky though with drinks and snacks /food the store is very limited and pricey. Food in the restaurant was 10/10 though!

Posted by on 20 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
Awesome place even though it’s a lil run down, potential to be a lot better. Reguardless love the place great for families 5 star

Posted by on 7 May 2021

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5 out of 5
Just a cheaper fee to moore your vessel

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5
The resort was designed and built very well. But these days it is not being maintained or staffed well. It is in decline. But to counter that it is very economical for what you get. Bring your own food snd don’t expect too much from management and it’s an excellent deal.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2021

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2 out of 5
Poor management and low level maintenance of the facility. The frog in the toilet. The information on the website was extremely misleading. There was no wifi in the accommodation (reception only) No Tv reception

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2021

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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 poolside bar and a bar/lounge. 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. Free self parking is available. 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
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 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

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
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Couran Cove Island Resort offers 193 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with double sofa beds. 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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM. 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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
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
  • 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

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 per adult (roundtrip)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • 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
  • Couran Cove Resort Stradbroke
  • Couran Cove Island Resort Resort
  • Couran Cove Island Resort South Stradbroke Island
  • Couran Cove Island Resort Resort South Stradbroke Island

You should know

  • 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.
  • 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.