The two sail-like towers of Peppers Broadbeach cut an architectural shape into the skyline of the Gold Coast. Inside, rooms are more on the business end of accommodation, with a focus on reliable amenities, most notably the three on-site pools, a central Broadbeach location and spacious, well-equipped rooms with incredible views. Read on for the full review.
It all works to create a seamless hotel experience at Peppers, with cafes, restaurants and, of course, the glittering ribbon of Surfers Paradise’s sun-drenched sand just a block away. If you’re heading to the Gold Coast, why not stay in the thick of it?
Where is Peppers Broadbeach?
In between the two main north-south avenues of the Gold Coast, Peppers Broadbeach forms part of the Oracle precinct, which houses everything from dining to accommodation. It’s about half an hour north of Gold Coast airport by car and just over an hour from its Brisbane counterpart.
What’s near Peppers Broadbeach?
The best of Broadbeach is within walking distance. The grassy foreshore and sands of Kurrawa Beach are a mere 600 metres away, sprinkled with cafes along the way. The GC’s draw cards for kids (The ‘Worlds’ of Sea, Movie and Dream) are all within half an hour’s drive. Late night revellers are also just a ten minutes walk (or, a more forgiving two-minute cab ride) from The Star and its bars, restaurants and slot machines.
All suites, of one, two and three-bed options are spacious and airy with separate lounge and dining areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows leading to balconies complete the Gold Coast picture, set with small dining settings perfect for lazy breakfasts, cooked (should you be so inclined) in the fully-equipped kitchen. All benefit from bathtubs, in-room movies, air-conditioning, wi-fi, as well as washers and dryers.
Restaurants and bars
Peppers itself doesn’t own any on-site eateries, some close enough to feel in-house. The Oracle’s dining precinct is extensive from the pretty-as-a-picture dishes from Social, a popular spot with locals that sources its produce in the near vicinity to The Cuban Bar and Lounge, where an extensive rum of over 120 types lures a lively bunch.
Travel for work
Intimate off-sites won’t be restricted to the boardroom at Peppers (there’s a private cinema if business needs a pleasure offset). Housing 12 people, the conference room has all the requisite AV equipment with easy wi-fi connectivity.
While there’s no desk for in-room remote working, every room has a dining table to easily set up on.
Gym and pool
Peppers prides itself on great facilities – and it delivers. There are several pools to relax by, including a lap pool if the need to exercise strikes, as well as a gym, sauna, steam room and outdoor spa. Families will love the outdoor barbecue area to run little ones around or simply entertain and, if you’re the introspective type, check out the Tai Chi lawn and Zen gardens.
What you need to know
Parents are free to step out and see the city after dark: child minding can be arranged by helpful staff.
Best for: Sun-seeking families
Design: Pared back
Number of rooms: 205 across two towers
Rates: From $1056
Parking: Available on-site
Address: 21 Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach
Phone: (07) 5635 1000
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