Affordable accommodation on a great location with excellent views and facilities.
Palazzo Colonnades to me was a great experience. First off all I enjoyed the location. It is just south below Surfers Paradise and north of Broadbeach, this means it is close to both locations (walking distance) and best of all, there is barely any city noise. I have stayed in a different hotel in central Surfers Paradise and the noise during the day and at night was unbearable. Furthermore, all the rooms have a beautiful ocean view which delivers awesome sun rises!
What truly enhanced my stay was the wide range of accommodation facilities available. The ones I enjoyed the most were probably the fact that there is secure free underground parking available (street parking on the Gold Coast can be very expensive!). Furthermore, there is free pay tv in all rooms (Austar) and free wireless internet throughout the building for you to enjoy. There is also a big gym room, a saltwater pool and a games room for the kids.
The rooms themselves were nicely maintained. You can choose between 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, with the option of having an executive 1 bedroom apartment. The beds were comfy, the kitchen was useful (stove top, fridge, freezer, etc.) and I was happy about the bathroom as well.
I got a special price by visiting their website and checking the "hot deals" section on http://www.palazzocolonnades.com.au . I would recommend staying there to anyone as there was nothing that bothered me while staying there.