Hotel Review: The Star Grand Gold Coast

The Star Grand is the perfect place to combine relaxation and fun. Located in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in the buzzing entertainment precinct of The Star Casino Gold Coast complex, The Star Grand Hotel is a destination in itself.

With 596 luxurious rooms that offer sweeping coastal and hinterland views, within the complex, you have access to award-winning restaurants, a 24-hour casino, pool, spa and gymnasium, making it perfect for both business and leisure guests. The Star Gold Coast is Australia’s five-star fun-parlour.

There is plenty to keep you entertained within the hotel and casino complex. Try your luck at the casino or enjoy a drink and some live entertainment at one of the seven bars within the complex.

Dip in and chill out in the pool or give your body some love at Azure Spa & Fitness with a wide range of indulgent treatments, using leading skincare brands BABOR and LI’TYA. The day spa boasts six treatment rooms, including a couple’s space and an exclusive outdoor cabana. Spa guests are invited to make use of the enhanced gym, featuring an extensive range of connected equipment from Technogym.

Being centrally located means it is a short step to the beautiful Broadbeach beach or the neighbouring Pacific Fair Shopping Centre where you can shop the day away in a gorgeous outdoor shopping mall.


The Star Gold Coast – Photo Credit – Kate Webster

Choose between Superior Deluxe Room, Corner Balcony Deluxe Room, Executive Deluxe Room, Club Suite, Pacific View Suite, King Terrace Suite, or splurge out on the massive Ocean Terrace Suite.

The entry-level Superior Deluxe Room is freshly refurbished, packed with state-of-the-art technology that is so smart, it can be tailored to suit your personal preferences. Making yourself at home is as easy as pushing a button. The moment you walk in the door, the blinds automatically lift to display a view of the coastal beach or towards the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Each room includes an integrated control system, one king or two double beds, The Star’s signature range of luxurious bedding and pillows, indulgent bathing amenities from Appelles, a dual rain showerhead and hand-held shower, in-room safe and tea and coffee making facilities. The Superior Deluxe Room averages 32 square metres of space, with other room categories increasing in size from there.


Uncle Su at The Star Gold Coast – Photo Credit – Kate Webster

You won’t go hungry or thirsty at The Star Gold Coast. There is a choice of 10 dining outlets within the complex alone, all serving up a different style of cuisine. Even if you manage to try them all and want something different, there are many restaurants and dining outlets within moments walk of the complex.

The newly opened Uncle Su dishes up the freshest live seafood, hand-made lunchtime yum cha and a delicious blend of Cantonese style favourites with a selection of signature Beijing and Szechuan dishes. Harvest Buffet

Harvest Buffet (reopening on 3 December) is the ultimate buffet experience including the freshest seafood, roasts from the carvery and a decadent dessert buffet. For dining with a view there is Nineteen at The Star, located high above the glittering Gold Coast and combining sublime sophistication with a cool coastal flair and the freshest seasonal produce – the food, view, extensive wine list and welcoming service. If Japanese tickles your fancy then you can’t go past Kiyomi for mouth-watering sashimi. With a menu created by visionary Executive Head Chef Chase Kojima, Kiyomi gives diners a modern, yet authentic taste of Tokyo (without the long haul flight).

Cucina Vivo is the place to grab Italian cuisine and at Mei Wei Dumplings you can have a hawker-style meal of, you guest it, dumplings. Sometimes you just need a coffee and a bit of cake, then head over to M&G Cafe and Bar. Food Quarter cooks up a storm for the casual diners looking for lunch, dinner, coffee or a midnight snack.

Last but not least is Garden Kitchen & Bar. This is where hotel guests will enjoy breakfast surrounded by cascading greenery in a modern design. Its fresh seasonal menu has all the ingredients for a dining experience you won’t forget. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s the ideal place to have a leisurely bite with friends, family meal, or date night.


The Star Gold Coast – Photo Credit – Kate Webster

When it comes to grabbing a drink, the choices are just as plenty. Atrium Bar is the general meeting place and a great place to grab a drink to start your night. At Veladora, leave the outside world behind and explore the depths of mezcal and tequila at Veladora. Take it to the top at Nineteen at The Star, situated on the rooftop with sweeping views down the iconic Gold Coast coastline where you can immerse yourself in the uber-chic lounge bar.

The 22 metre bar in the heart of the action, Cherry serves up designer drinks along with a signature seasonal cocktail menu crafted by The Star’s highly-talented team of mixologists. Catch all the sports action in the Sports Bar or for a dash of exotic, head over to Kiyomi Bar which serves up a distinctly Japanese bar experience. If you want to soak up the fampus Gold Coast weather, step outside to the Outdoor Bar at Garden Kitchen & Bar, where you can treat yourself to drinks against a backdrop of lush tropical greenery.


Address: Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, Australia 4218


Phone: 07 5592 8100


Disclosure: The writer stayed at The Star Gold Coast and dined at Uncle Su with assistance from The Star Gold Coast.

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.