If your next holiday checklist includes self-contained apartments, stunning ocean views and a short stroll to the world-class Gold Coast beaches, I think we’ve found you a top contender! Meet the Ruby Collection.

I don’t know about you, but I have a real love affair with the Gold Coast.

Anyone that knows me would say hands-down I love that place. There’s so much to do, so many places to see and, of course, all that year-round sunshine!

So I didn’t have to think twice when the team at Ruby Collection invited me to come and try out their brand new apartment tower! It was a much-needed mini holiday away and the perfect opportunity to reconnect as a family and spend some (much-needed) quality time together with (and without) the kids!

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Ruby Collection features over 200 apartments, offering 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms of self-contained accommodation

Ruby Collection – More than meets the eye!

The new kid on the Gold Coast block, this stunning apartment complex is situated right next door to the ever-popular Paradise Resort, right in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast.

This incredible home away from home features:

  • 230 apartments (select 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms)
  • 13 x 2-storey villas (2 and 3 bedrooms)
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • A massive outdoor pool area
  • Cardio gym, sauna, steam room and swimming pool
  • Stones Bar & Grill for 24/7 food (and it’s delicious!)
  • Terrace cafe and juice bar
  • The Pantry for groceries, general supplies and snacks
  • Kids club (babies and kids)
  • Easy access to Paradise Resort for all guests
  • Onsite undercover parking
  • Access to activities and entertainment for the whole family

WATCH what happens when we took a few days out to soak up the Ruby Magic!

Grab your friends and go!

Perfect for groups of all sizes, the Ruby Collection is not just for families either! Perfect for girls’ weekends, groups of couples and large groups who travel together, it really has something for everyone!

All rooms come with free wifi, a self-contained laundry, and fully functional kitchens to name a few. But it’s the view that really sets them apart! I honestly could have sat on our balcony for days, totally mesmerised by the beautiful vista the Gold Coast has to offer!

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Food glorious food

Ruby Collection offers a wealth of food and dining options, with Stones Bar and Grill offering a-la-carte dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Included in our stay was a buffet breakfast each day and was a welcome sight from the typical cooked breakfasts. You could order them if you wanted, however we were totally happy with the juices, cereals, cold meats, fresh fruit, desserts, bakery and more. Check out the video footage for more details … yum!

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The pizza was a winner with the boys  for lunch one day and we really loved the casual dining atmosphere (either inside or out!)

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Stones Bar and Grill delivers great contemporary dining both day and night.

Paradise for Kids, Even Better for Parents

You may already know Paradise Resort, popular for its incredible resort activities, amazing kids’ club and exhilarating three-story Z4k Waterpark. It’s stacked with slides, cannons, climbing frames and a giant bucket that fills with water. My two boys absolutely loved it! It was like spending the afternoon at Wet ‘N Wild, but without the crowds (or the costs).

Each child receives one complimentary kid’s club session at Paradise Resort. Trust me, they’re going to LOVE IT, and you’re going to look forward to it! Additional passes can be purchased, and they form a perfect opportunity for mums and dads to have some much-needed time out.

Plus, kids get unlimited access to both waterparks and swimming pools. For mums and dads, it’s the adults only jacuzzi area! Yes, you heard me!

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Taking some well earned time out while the kids play on the Paradise Resort water park. Ruby Collection in the background.

So much to do!

Also, Paradise Resort offers a non-stop variety of incredible activities on site all day long. Spending time as a family is important for me when we’re on holidays and The Ruby Apartments have so much on offer for everyone. Zumba, live music, trivia, wine and cheese tasting for us adults, and teddy bear making, outdoor movies, cupcake decorating, board games and so much more for us to do with the kids. Some are all-inclusive, others have a small fee but neither will break the bank (or your family’s budget).

We still ensured we had plenty of downtime to enjoy the many amenities of the hotel. After a tiring day at a crowded themepark, or a busy day out and about, it was so nice to come back to the resort and just chill out while the kids continued their adventures at the pool and water park.

Rest assured folks, staying at Ruby Collection and being right next door to Paradise means you get access to all the amazing facilities as part of your stay!

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The pool area at Ruby Collection is the perfect place to chill after a busy day out, complete with toddler water play space.

Ruby Collection, Gold Coast

8.9
Location 8.8
Apartment Amenities 9.0
Value for Money 8.5
Activities 8.8
Recommendation 9.2

Pros

  • AMAZING Ocean and City Views
  • Heaps of Adult and Kids Activities
  • Great for Families and Couples
  • Spacious Self-Contained Apartments
  • Central Location

All in all, we loved our time at Ruby Collection, and left raving fans.

The boys loved the mix between spacious apartment and adrenaline at Paradise Resort and I felt it was the perfect mix between luxury self-contained accommodation with the fun and family-friendly features right next door at Paradise Resort. I loved the independence of the apartment-style living, kids with their own rooms and all the luxury that came with it.

The boys felt so fulfilled, it was such a great location to base ourselves as we explored the Gold Coast and all its attractions and at the end of the day the perfect place to return to and chill out as the day came to a close.

Without a doubt, we’ll be back. Next time though, I’ve got my eye on one the three bedroom villa. You know, the one with its own private jacuzzi! 😉

BOOK NOW & STAY FROM JUST $149 PER NIGHT FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Package Includes:

  • Complimentary Wifi throughout your stay
  • Complimentary local calls from your in-room phone
  • Complimentay use of the cardio gym, sauna and steam room
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Access to a range of activities and entertainment
  • Access to Ruby’s 24/7 digital concierge

For more information or to book, visit :

On sale now for a limited time. Travel on selected dates from now until 24 December 2019

Conditions: On sale for a limited time. Travel on selected dates between 18 January – 24 December 2019. The starting price shown represents savings calculated off the daily rate and no further discounts will apply.  Prices will be identified in the booking calendar. Availability is limited and may not be available on all dates or on all room types. This offer is for new bookings only and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Full payment is required at time of booking and no amendments or cancellations are permitted, any money paid is non-refundable.  A maximum one infant aged 2 years and under can sleep free of charge in addition to the maximum guests/room capacity when sharing existing bedding with parents or by hiring a cot for $10 per night from the property. Any additional infants will be included in the maximum guests/room capacity. Breakfast is a continental breakfast served in Stones Bar & Grill.  Upgrade to a freshly made hot breakfast is available for a fee and can be ordered in the restaurant. One cocktail or mocktail is included per adult 18years and over per night served at Stones Bar. Unredeemed cocktails will not accumulate and will be forfeited at the end of each day. 

This is a sponsored review for The Ruby Collection. All opinions are those of the reviewer.
Author

Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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