Hotel Review

The Langham Gold Coast Review


Tom Goward | 17/06/2023

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90/ 100

Flight Hacks expert rating

The Langham Gold Coast excels at luxury with a touch of whimsical romance, boasting a beachfront location and fine dining to match.

  • 17/ 20
    Location & Cost
  • 20/ 20
    Hotel Design
  • 18/ 20
    Room Design
  • 19/ 20
    Service & Facilities
  • 16/ 20
    Food & Beverage


  • Gorgeous hotel design
  • Premium dining options
  • Amazing lagoon pool
  • True beachfront hotel


  • Don’t come here on a budget!

The Langham Gold Coast is one of Australia’s newest luxury hotels, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the sunny Gold Coast. The property is one of few hotels in the area that boast true beachfront access, with 339 rooms, suites and residences split across the three spectacular Jewel towers.

Langham guests enjoy access to a beachside lagoon pool complete with a swim-up bar, plus an indoor pool and gym with treadmills and exercise bikes facing the ocean. For guests who require even more relaxation, the wellness spa offers treatments themed around the elements of earth, fire, wind and water. Then, when it’s finally time to head out, a glass gate and ten steps are all that separates you from the sandy dunes of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

Langham Gold Coast Location

The Langham makes its mark on the Gold Coast right between the sandy shores of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Breathtaking ocean views await the moment you wake up, with a handful of shopping and dining options within walking distance. Public transport is also within reach, plus Uber is readily available (expect around A$45 to Gold Coast Airport).

Langham Gold Coast Room Types


Langham Gold Coast offers four guestrooms to choose from, with each nearly identical by design. Guests staying in higher-tier rooms will enjoy added space and improved views. Your options are;

  • Superior: 34-45 sqm base room.
  • Superior Hinterland: 34-45 sqm offering views of the Gold Coast Hinterland.
  • Deluxe Ocean: 38-47 sqm offering uninterrupted views of the ocean.
  • Deluxe Skyline Ocean: 44-55 sqm high floor room with uninterrupted ocean views.


For the premium traveller, Langham offers a choice of five suites. King beds can be found in each suite, alongside a beautifully upholstered lounge, a large bathroom and an expansive balcony.

  • Junior Ocean: 67 sqm suite.
  • One Bedroom Kitchenette: 77 sqm with a separate lounge area and kitchenette.
  • Executive Ocean: 91-92 sqm with direct ocean views and a separate lounge area.
  • Presidential Ocean: 133-139 sqm high floor suite with a separate lounge area.
  • Chairman’s Ocean: 340 sqm with two king beds and a separate living area.

Jewel Residences

The Langham Gold Coast also offers apartment-style accommodation, with one, two, three and four-bedroom residences available.

Checking In

It’s pretty easy to fall in love as soon as you walk into The Langham’s palatial lobby. Soaring ceilings, white marble walls and monumental bronze artwork set the tone for what was a memorable stay for all the right reasons.

Arriving in the evening, the reception area was completely empty, and with pleasantries exchanged I was promptly given the keys to my Junior Suite. The porter was eager to assist with our luggage, but having packed light for a short two nights, I politely declined.

I did however make use of valet parking, which adds A$60 per night.

Junior Ocean Suite

The Gold Coast Langham did not disappoint with beautiful beachside views as we entered the 67-square-metre Junior Ocean Suite. With a mix of creams, blues and greys, the suite is a stylish take on coastal chic, encompassing bright wooden floors and timber panelling, linen-look textured wallpaper and a nautical blue rug. The suite felt high-end yet simple, and I especially loved the welcome splash of colour from both artworks on display.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

The space is both an entertainer’s sanctum and a flashy beachside haven, especially with the beautiful Pacific Ocean panorama glistening beyond the balcony. With electronic blinds gliding shut at night, the perfect level of noise dampening is achieved, with the relaxing sound of waves crashing on the beach below. To avoid the illuminated powerpoints from keeping me awake, I did unplug almost everything when it was time for bed.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

The king-sized bed took centre stage, with pendant lights and marble-topped bedside tables on either side. A chaise lounge took its place at the foot of the bed, followed by a larger upholstered lounge and a small dining set bordered by two deep chairs. For a room designed for two, this is perhaps too much furniture.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

The minibar includes the usual assortment of snacks and refreshments at a premium price. There’s also a Nespresso machine with an assortment of pods, as well as fragrant Tavalon Tea.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

A Samsung Smart TV swings out to face the bed, and features ‘Streamvision’ casting from your own device. On the topic of tech, there are enough AC and USB ports around, with labelled lighting controls located on either side of the bed.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

The main attraction of the room is the enormous balcony, which allows for gorgeous sea and beach views and lovely ocean breezes.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

The expansive bathroom revealed a double vanity and a colossal freestanding bath that was clearly designed for romance. A separate rain shower sits opposite the bath, with a handheld nozzle that’s about as effective as a garden hose on the mist setting.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

Behind the bath, you’ll find provided robes, thongs and hanging space.  Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

Langham Gold Coast Amenities

Outdoor Lagoon Pool and Bar

Outside and on the ground level, The Langham offers an outdoor pool with a sandy lagoon-style entrance and a swim-up bar for refreshments. It’s not quite as grand as the rest of the hotel, but still provides a picturesque oasis for relaxation and indulgence.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

Indoor Pool And Gym

Located on Level 2 is the jewel-shaped indoor pol that presumably takes its form from the building’s exterior. The space is just as beautiful as the rest of the hotel, and great if you’d prefer a more secluded experience compared to the outdoor space.

Langham Gold Coast

Adjacent to the pool is probably the best hotel gym I’ve seen. Not only is the space large and fully equipped with modern equipment and free weights, but the ocean view also makes for a fantastic workout.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

Chuan Spa

Discover the best of the East at Chuan Spa, inspired by principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The spa is open daily from 10am to 6pm, offering a variety of treatments that enrich every guest’s journey to health and wellness.

Langham Photo Spot

Opposite the lobby bar on the hotel’s ground level, you will find a pink photobooth that is now The Langham’s iconic photo spot. Originally brought in to celebrate the launch of the hotel, it has now become a staple spot for the perfect Langham picture!

Food & Beverage

Langham High Tea

Walking past the Palm Court lobby bar, I spotted Langham’s signature high tea. Unfortunately the popular experience was already booked out, so if you wish to attend, be sure to book well in advance. But from what I saw, it is an indulgent experience with a selection of pastries and savoury items made by resident pastry chefs.

Akoya Buffet

If you’re in the mood to enjoy a buffet, whether that be breakfast, lunch or dinner, Akoya has you covered. Located on the ground floor, Akoya sets its sights on a more casual dining experience. Overlooking the ocean, guests will enjoy some of Australia’s finest meat, fish, and poultry, as well as handcrafted cocktails.

The breakfast selection was enormous and open from 6:30am to 10:30am daily. If it’s not included in your room rate, expect to pay A$59 per person, with all the regular dishes on offer, plus a few specialty items. The pastries were especially good, being expertly crafted by in-house pastry chefs. It’s probably the Gold Coast’s best buffet breakfast, and as a bonus, espresso drinks are included.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

For dinner, Akoya serves up a selection of modern Australian dishes, with a special focus on seafood. Again, the selection is very impressive, and I particularly enjoyed the beef flank that was flame grilled upon request. I should mention that I found most of the food to be rather bland, but I can’t eat seafood, so much of the experience was out of bounds to me. However, I was informed that the seafood on offer was excellent.

Langham Gold Coast (photo: Tom Goward)

If you order drinks, I would recommend selecting from the rather impressive wine list, as two of the cocktails we ordered were poorly crafted. Expect to pay A$148 per person for a buffet dinner, excluding drinks.

T’ang Court

As cousin to the brand’s Michelin-star restaurant in Hong Kong, T’ang Court on the Gold Coast is Langham’s signature Chinese restaurant. T’ang provides a fine dining experience with quality produce that is second to none. Dishes here are designed to impress and embrace Southern Chinese cuisine with a focus on local seafood.

Langham Gold Coast

Summing Up: My Take

I’m pretty sure I would never get sick of waking up with The Langham’s spectacular Gold Coast vista. As a refined sanctuary with superb facilities, The Langham provides warm hospitality and elegant rooms with top-notch amenities. The hotel excels at providing a luxurious and memorable experience for all. In fact, I’d happily live here!

Langham Hotels invited Flight Hacks to stay at The Langham Gold Coast, although this did not influence our thoughts on what is a wonderful hotel!

Hotel Info

  • Address: 38 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise
  • Phone: (07) 5638 8888

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Chief Operating Officer & Aviation Nerd at Flight Hacks

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