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Hotel Review: Rydges Gold Coast Airport

The Rydges Gold Coast Airport may be an airport hotel, but it is just as much a leisure hotel for locals not flying in or out of the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast’s first and only airport hotel is located right next to the airport and the soon to open International Terminal and a short walk to the famous Gold Coast beaches. Coolangatta is a short 5 minutes away and has shopping and dining options galore.

The hotel captures the beach lifestyle well and all public areas and guest rooms feature proud Gold Coast imagery, murals and furnishings. There is even a wooden boat in the lobby used by the Surf Life Savers. A 25m outdoor landscaped resort-style swimming pool offers the perfect place to escape the heat and for the fitness fanatics, there is a fully equipped gym with cardio machines overlooking the airport runway.


Rydges Gold Coast Airport Coastal Executive Room. Photo Credit – Kate Webster

There are eight room types including accessible rooms and family rooms. All rooms have King beds, 55″ LG Smart TV, 21 Foxtel channels, Wifi included, daily housekeeping service and locally themed with coastal design and local artwork. The lead-in room, Concourse Deluxe is approximately 24 sq m on floors 1-3 inclusive, with an outlook over the GC Airport terminal and/or tarmac area. The Concourse Premium and Executive rooms are placed higher in the hotel with the same view out to the airport. The Coast Deluxe, Premium and Executive Rooms boast views across the coastline. The Coastal Executive has a full wrap-around glass frontage and is larger at approximately 33 sq meters.


Rydges Gold Coast Airport Madame Za Restaurant. Photo Credit – Kate Webster

Breakfast is available between 6 am – 10 am every day at Madame Za, which is situated on the ground floor with easy access from the lobby surrounded by the outdoor landscaped resort-style swimming pool. On the beautiful Gold Coast days, all doors open up to this restaurant to allow natural light and air-filled dining experience. At night it will serve an Asian fusion menu, however, is temporarily closed for lunch and dinner Sunday – Saturday.  For the ultimate in views, head to the Salty Fox Rooftop. A favourite with the locals even, it is on the 7th floor it provides spectacular views over the ocean and uninterrupted views over the airport runway. Here you can expect a unique dining experience for lunch and dinner daily.

Rewards & Loyalty

Rydges Gold Coast Airport. Photo Credit – Kate Webster

Priority Guest Rewards is the free loyalty program for Rydges Hotels which gives you savings and rewards at Rydges, Atura and QT hotels and resorts along with benefits and recognition at more than 550 hotels across the world. As a member, you will save a minimum 10% off the lowest rate every time you travel and can also earn and redeem FREE nights and access special offers, discounts and rewards. You can join HERE.

Covid Updates

Rydges Gold Coast Airport. Photo Credit – Kate Webster

For the health and safety of guests and staff, this hotel is only allowing fully vaccinated guests to enter the premises and its venues and outlets. Guests from lockdown areas are not permitted to enter and proof of address and vaccination must be produced when requested via the approved state government app. Check the QLD Government’s COVID Health Alerts here.

Hot Tip: Grab drinks and dinner at the Salty Fox at sunset and have a view along the Gold Coast beach as the sun goes down. Also, look for the owner’s dog which has been included in the artwork around the hotel.

Address: Lot 5, Terminal Drive, Bilinga, QLD, 4225

Phone Number: +617 5619 8198



Disclosure: The writer stayed as a guest of Rydges Hotels

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Kate Webster

Kate Webster is the founder and owner of Captured Travel Media. She is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself, but the world around her. An editor and travel journalist, Kate travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the people and places she visits. She is a passionate conservation advocate, sustainable traveller and always travels with reason and cause.