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Ruby Apartments Review

Gold Coast's newest luxury hotel isn't just for families, it's the perfect grown up haven for couples or business travellers as alluxia founder Sally Scott discovers.

The highly anticipated opening last year of Ruby Apartments launched a new style of luxury on the Gold Coast. The ambitious first phase of The Ruby Collection, a group of three proposed hotels presented a sleek design coupled with attentive service resulting in an impressive finished product. Upon opening, we shared our initial thoughts with 5 reasons to stay at The Ruby Collection.

Now we've had a chance to experience the Ruby hospitality first hand, here's our verdict on the Gold Coast's secret stay.

Checking In at The Ruby Collection
First impressions count and the expansive lobby is light, bright and creates a great sense of arrival. There are some stunning lounge hubs to sit and relax, flowing through to the check-in kiosk which is meant to enable self-checkin. The problem is the staff are so friendly and engaging you'll likely resist the urge for self checkin and soak up the personalised service and hospitality.

Lobby level also boasts an inviting all day eatery, The Terrace Café with a tempting range of treats and grab n go goodies. The Pantry offers grocery and mini-bar style items for your convenience and Stones Bar & Grill has you covered for casual dining. The ground level pool is a calming oasis with poolside service available from the bar, cocktails anyone?

Rooms at The Ruby Collection
Rooms at Ruby are apartment style with a choice of one, two or three bedroom abodes. Our one bedroom apartment is luxuriously spacious with views for days. If the views weren't enough, I'm instantly won over by the welcome cranberry and raspberry signature chocolates – so delicious!

Large enough to live in, the apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining as well as private balcony with room for entertaining. The furnishings are tasteful, if not a little corporate and conservative for such a sunny and leisurely location.

The queen size bedroom was quiet and comfortable and the apartment is filled with the latest tech. Guests can enjoy free Wifi, Smart TV's mirror to your device via chrome casting and you can order room service and other concierge services via the in-room tablet.

The Ruby Pantry
Arriving late, it was a blessing to discover everything I needed was available at the lobby level Pantry, no need to leave the resort.

Stocking an impressive range of locally sourced produce as well as cheese, snacks, ready meals and more at very reasonable prices I conveniently grab some cheese and wine and headed back to the comfort of my luxe room.

Breakfast at Stones Bar & Grill
Breakfast at Stones Bar & Grill is an extravagant affair where guests can choose from the continental buffet of cereals, fruits and pastries or elect to order from the a la carte menu.

The tempting menu features favourites such as smashed avo and Spanish Omelette however I opted for the rich and decadent Wild Mushroom Ragout with roasted heirloom tomatoes, fried eggs, seared haloumi, parmesan cheese and char grilled brioche and I wasn't disappointed.

Coffee is on point by the talented Terrace Café baristas featuring local Southport coffee roaster Silipo.

Our brief stay was just a taster of the Ruby experience, with more time you'd while away the day by the pool and if you're travelling as a family, soak up all the family friendly extras on offer.
Whether you stay for a short break or extended holiday The Ruby Collection offers apartment style living with the added bonus of hotel services and style.

While The Ruby Collection is under new management, it is business as usual at this sunny Gold Coast hotel. Book your stay at The Ruby Collection here with

The Ruby Collection
9 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Book The Ruby Collection here.

The writer was a guest of The Ruby Collection.
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