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Everything you need to know about booking last minute accommodation

Everything you need to know about booking last minute accommodation

When most people decide to go on a holiday, they typically start planning for it weeks or even months in advance. Compared to last minute accommodation bookings, this is actually highly recommended as it gives you plenty of choices. As an accommodation provider, I can say from experience that guests who book early get the room they want plus early bird discounts. However, there are times that guests suddenly find free time and all they want to do is to spend it on the beach to recharge their mind and body. If you’re one of them, finding last minute accommodation is the first thing that you need to do. I am sure you don’t want to arrive at your chosen destination without the assurance that you’ll have a place to stay in, right?

Last minute accommodation bookings are what we, accommodation providers, define as booking your hotel rooms a few days before you actually arrive at your destination. Some people even leave it till the day they arrive. In a tourist mecca just like Surfers Paradise, this happens a lot. Personally, I would prefer booking way in advance as this gives you peace of mind however; booking at the last minute shouldn’t be a problem particularly in Surfers Paradise as this is the home to hundreds of accommodation providers in every format you can imagine. We have world-class hotels and resorts, holiday homes, serviced apartments, backpacker hostels, and much more.

When booking your accommodation, I would suggest that you do it once your flight has been confirmed. Start by making a Google search for a key phrase such as “last minute accommodation in Surfers Paradise”. Here you’ll surely find thousands of accommodation providers offering exactly what you’re looking for. To make your search easier, decide right away on what kind of accommodation you’re going to book. Are you going to book a hotel room or do you prefer to stay in a resort? If your budget is limited, you have the option to book a serviced apartment, holiday home, or a backpacker hostel. Once you get the list of possible accommodation, check their star ratings that are provided by their previous guests. These give you a guarantee of the quality of services and amenities.

Also, research the hotel or the accommodation thoroughly. Is it near all the attractions that you wish to visit? If you visit the Gold Coast primarily because you want to get some serious beach action, you should consider getting beachfront properties so you can maximize your stay here otherwise, you’ll need to pay transportation services or rent a car.

Lastly, check if it offers all the facilities and amenities that you need to have the kind of holiday that you’re dreaming of. Booking last minute accommodation does not have to mean settling on accommodation that does not meet your standards. Remember, your accommodation will have direct impact on your experience so you have to make sure that it is exactly what you want it to be. No more, no less.

Make sure that you check out not just the rates but also the quality of the rooms that you’re going to book. Some providers may charge you additional for booking last minute but there are those, like us at GCHR.com.au that charge only the regular price. Also, we make sure that the quality of our accommodation is top-notch regardless of whether you book early or at the last minute. In addition, should you book during low season, we might even throw in discounts!

Questions to ask yourself when booking last minute accommodation

Want to make sure that you make the right decision when booking last minute accommodation? Then, find answers to these questions and you’ll be on the right track.

  1. What is the best accommodation for you and your travel companions? The first thing to do is to figure out your and your travel companions’ needs. If you’re travelling with the whole family, booking a small hotel room won’t be the best option. If you’re going with the kids, accommodation that offers amenities like lagoon pool or games room is highly recommended so you can keep the kids and maybe even the adults entertained.
  2. What is your budget? When going on a holiday, it is important that you decide ahead of time how much you’re going to spend on your accommodation. The more money you spend on accommodation, the less you’ll be able to use for other expenses (dining, entertainment, tours, etc.). Having a set budget in mind when booking last minute accommodation can help you plan your holiday without it chewing up all your savings.
  3. What amenities are you looking for? There are certain things that are non-negotiable for most tourists. While some tourists look for free WI-FI and parking, others want a pools, gymnasium, kitchen, etc. Make a list of all your non-negotiable and make sure that all of these are being offered by the accommodation provider before you book.

GCHR offers last minute accommodation all year long

If you find yourself in need of last minute accommodation, make sure to visit http://gchr.com.au/. We offer a wide range of independently managed properties so know you’ll find accommodation to suit your needs at short notice. Let me give you a list of serviced apartments to make the process of finding the last minute accommodation a tad easier and quicker for you.

Apartment 3401, Sun City Resort. If you’re taking the whole family with you, surprise them by booking this three-bedroom apartment. Boasting luxury and style, your family will think that you’ve spent an enormous time finding the perfect Surfers Paradise apartment for them. Sun City Resort features beachfront accommodation that you’ll surely appreciate. It is very close to the best restaurants in the area and shopping centres. Meanwhile, Apartment 3401 is conveniently located on the 34th floor so you can expect stunning, uninterrupted ocean views. Spacious enough to sleep 6-8 adults and for just $295 per night, this absolutely gives you great value for your money. It features spacious living areas and if you’re trying to really stretch the dollar, cook your own meals using the apartment’s fully equipped kitchen and just skip the restaurant visits. As Sun City Resort guests, you’ll also have access to world-class resort amenities including outdoor and indoor spa, games room, sauna, tennis courts, children’s playground, outdoor pools, and many more.

Apartment 286, Moroccan Resort – If you’re trying to book last minute accommodation and want to ensure that you don’t sacrifice luxury and comfort, this apartment comes highly recommended. Featuring three-bedrooms, this is perfect for huge family who’s looking forward to waking up at the heart of Surfers Paradise. Located on the 19th floor, this apartment is huge enough for 6-8 people. Rates start at just $150 per night. It features spacious living areas that lead to the wrap-around, all weather balcony where your family can dine, relax, and enjoy the amazing ocean view at any time. Expect gourmet kitchen, separate dining area, entertainment system, full laundry facilities, and even flat panel TV. Also, you’ll be happy to know that Moroccan Resort boasts 4 ½ star rating and it offers world-class amenities including two outdoor pools, spa, gymnasium, great location, spa, and many more.

Apartment 3505, Crown Towers Resort – If you’re the sort of traveller who really likes spacious accommodation, this apartment is for you. It features 144 sqm of interior living space plus 22 sqm balcony. This three-bedroom apartment can be yours from just $190 per night. Located on the 35th level of Crown Towers Resort, it offers unobstructed ocean views making it the perfect accommodation if you want to experience ultimate holiday living. Spacious enough to accommodate 6-8 people, it features spacious lounge area with world-class furniture, entertainment system, and fully equipped gourmet kitchen. As Crown Towers Resort’s guests, you’ll get access to this 4 /12 star resort’s landscaped gardens for relaxation, outdoor lagoon for kids, spa, fully equipped gymnasium, Chang Mai Thai restaurant, five metre indoor heated pool, and sauna.

See, booking last minute accommodation is EASIER and CHEAPER with Gold Coast Holiday Rentals! If you’re coming to Surfers Paradise, make sure to check the other properties we offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling with your significant other, or with the whole family, we have two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments that will suit not just your needs but also your budget. To help you decide, we posted actual photos and videos on our homepage and give you an assurance that you’ll get exactly what you see in there. If you have questions or need assistance, we have live chat support with our customer service representative giving you real-time answers. We know that this is important especially if you need to secure accommodation ASAP. You can also call us at 07 5539 8553 and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

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