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Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort

270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters, Queensland 4564 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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The 4 star Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort is located on the Sunshine Coast Queensland and only 5 minutes from the airport. The hotel has 361 rooms set in tropical gardens, surrounding a central private lagoon with sandy beaches and family friendly activities available. This is the perfect destination for a break or holiday with your partner or family. Guests have free access to catamarans and kayaks, there are four restaurants plus three bars to choose from. Additional activities include the Twin Waters Spa and a wide range of leisure activities to enjoy. We are truly excited that we have embarked on another welcomed transformation to our resort rooms in gradual stages as part of our commitment for continual improvement. Minimal disturbance is anticipated with all resort facilities operating as normal.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Parking garage
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Game room
Golf course
Mini golf
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Electric kettle
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Afrikaans, Japanese and 1 more
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Rolf I wrote a review 2 Jun
39 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a 10 day stay here. We used the facilities and the restaurant. We were impressed with the staff and their willingness to assist in anyway possible. We ate at the Sola restaurant multiple times. The food came out hot and quickly even when there was a bit of a crowd. Happy with the food quality, food service, cleanliness and the bar staff (simon) which was very good. Unfortunately the main restaurant was closed due to lack of numbers
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jessica R wrote a review May 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Ruined our honeymoon in November. We arrived to find reception was closed and we were directed to a shabby reception area by rude staff. Half resort was closed. Only food available was take away (which we had to order on our phone) and it was terrible food. Pool was only available to use at certain times. Our room (the most expensive-the over water) was dirty, bird poo everywhere and stunk. The shower drain was clogged and leaked onto the carpet. We were locked out of our room. Spa package was included when the spa wasn't open. A high tea was to be included- we were delivered what looked like 3 day old leftovers of a conference- nothing like advertised. Terrible communication on all parts. I left in tears. So disappointed. We have stayed here multiple times over the years as a couple, for work and as a family and we have always been happy hence choosing Novotel for our honeymoon. We struggled finding time off work as well as someone to watch our 3 young kids so we completely wasted our time here. Months later we still have not received an apology or even an acceptance from Novotel Twin Waters. Nothing.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Warwick Kahl, General Manager at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
Responded 6 May 2021
Good Morning jessicarG3206XE, Thank you for your belated feedback regarding your stay through the very challenging COVD Period in October 2020. Please be assured all of our guests are important to us and my sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations during this period. I note that your feedback relates to the period when the resort was playing host to a number of national sporting teams in a COVID Hub that continued to evolve in the lead up to your stay, whilst forward planning and advice to our guests was done as soon as any changes were made in regards to these Covid compliances, the changing dynamics and requirements of these compliances were happening daily , I note that the team advised you of the changing activities and availability at the resort prior to your arrival which you communicated back with us, again my sincere apologies for this short lead time. I note both the resort team and yourself responded on several occasions where we did not meet your expectations following your stay and that compensation was forthcoming through the third party operator that you booked through and the resort, recognition of apology from the resort was also communicated on numerous occasions through correspondance , my apologies of this communication did not meet your expectations. I note that you have emailed us in April this year looking to stay again and have requested rates which the resort team has responded to and are awaiting your thoughts on the dates that are available around your request. I have reviewed this last communication from you and have asked the team to respond back again to ensure that we are able to welcome you back again to our newly refreshed overwater bungalows. Again jessicarG3206XE, I am confident that the resort team has been available and responded accordingly to your disappointment however am aware that your special Honeymoon stay was impacted during a challenging time for all, again the resort team will be in touch again to follow up with you on your request for another stay. We look forward to welcoming you back . Kind regards Warwick Kahl General Manager
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keentraveler82 wrote a review May 2021
Brisbane Region, Australia334 contributions20 helpful votes
Plenty of wildlife around the grounds of the premises to keep the kids entertained. All round friendly staff. Some of the accommodation rooms are currently being updated. Overall a nice easy getaway location.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Justinn91 wrote a review May 2021
Toowoomba, Australia66 contributions23 helpful votes
This resort exceeded my expectations from the moment I drove onto the property. Friendly staff and a beautiful resort. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is because the restaurant costs so much!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Warwick Kahl, General Manager at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
Responded 3 May 2021
Good Morning Justinn91, I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your overall stay and the team to be friendly and exceeding your expectations during your stay. The team look forward to welcome you back again soon . Kind regard Warwick Kahl General Manager
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Advisethis182 wrote a review May 2021
Brisbane, Australia331 contributions46 helpful votes
Stayed in hotel room and yes needs upgrading. The gym was closed which wasn't advertised prior to booking only found out on the internal hotel what's on guide on hotel tv room. Reception area nice and the grounds are well maintained. A very uncomfortable bed, woke with a very sore back during our stay. Good room location, looks over lake and beach area. Didn't eat at hotel as a bit too expensive plus lots of great local places to support. Hotel room facilities, we had a fold out bed for children and oh boy what a thin mattress and in general old couch. Hotel provides children activities including wet weather options and there is a small playground bit it was locked and shut which is a tad annoying when you have small children who want to use it. There is mini golf outside near reception but it was only around 8 holes and nothing fancy just holes on a flat grassy area. Lots of Birdlife and kangaroos which is lovely to see. Room has tea and coffee making facilities but only 1 teaspoon but two mugs? Little bar fridge which is good as we stocked up at the Coles nearby. Bathroom was a bit outdated and unsure when this Room was used last.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Warwick Kahl, General Manager at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
Responded 3 May 2021
Good morning Advisethis182, Thank you for sharing your experience with me and also you constructive feedback, I am glad to read that while you enjoyed most of your stay, there were some issues that impacted on your experience, please accept my sincere apologies for this. I am pleased to note that you enjoyed the local resort area, activities and local wildlife which is a highlight for our guests however please be assured that comments in regards the areas that we failed to meet your expectations will be shared with the team today for review and action where required. I do hope that we are able to welcome you back again soon . Kind regards Warwick Kahl General Manager
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US$86 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mooloolaba Beach (6.3 km), Point Cartwright (6.9 km), and Marcoola Beach (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pum's Kitchen, Orleans Restaurant and Bar, and Crumbed Or Naked.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buderim - Palmwoods Heritage Tramway (9.7 km).