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The Sands Holiday Apartments

3.0 of 5
40 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to stay, with stunning views of Surfers Paradise, even if you are on a budget. Neat and tidy, with everything you need included. Close to shopping and public transport. Overall it was a pleasant stay!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst accommodation we've had in years. Everything in and about the apartment looks old and poor and dated. Cracked tiles, grim shower, musty smell in the apartment, couches well past their use by date, horrid bathroom, old worn out bed. And no aircon. Horrified to discover this after we checked in and pre-paid (this is a requirement) and had to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Very clean and homely. Great location with great views. The manager a pleasure to speak to with great knowledge of surfers paradise and surrounding areas. We will be back. Thanks for the great stay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place is an absolute dump. It's dirty, gloomy and very bad value for money. Not worth paying more than $70 a night. Pros: 1. Well, the location is absolutely magnificent with surefers paradise beach being literally a few steps away. 2. Front seat ocean views which compliments the morning coffee nicely. Cons: 1. Filthy place. There were cobwebs, dust... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My son and his girlfriend are on the Gold Coast right now. They paid for 7 nights from 13th Feb to 20th Feb 2015. There room is on the 7th floor and he has said it is so bad they cannot stay there. Hairs all over the place, very dirty, very hot and no air conditioning. Not at all like... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a filthy, disgusting place. We booked 5 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment. The first room we were given had a concertina door which was broken, and the bed was sticking halfway through the doorway so it couldn't even be closed! How can you call that 2 bedroom- much less charge for it? The second bedroom had mold... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

the building is old 40 years? but in front of the beach, furniture s are a bit passed out as the age show everywhere, reception so so, but a lot of concrete jungle, the look is gloomy, which is disapointing

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Yackandandah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This accommodation is in a fabulous location if you want to be out all night and in the sea all day! It is in need of lots of TLC which is an ongoing time consuming effort by the contractors so expect noise through the day and for quite some time to come! Everything you need sofa's, new TV, full kitchen... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Location,location,location.The Sands has it all.Close to beach(across the road) ,supermarkets,bars and Cavill Mall all within less than five minutes walk.Apartment was clean,comfortable and completely self contained with great ocean views.We have stayed in 11 different properties in Surfers since 1987 and The Sands is the only one we have used twice.To close we must thank Lynne who is a very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed at the Sands Holiday Apartments in May 2014. The good points were location, cleanliness, comfortable bed, good size, the balcony and tv. Unfortunately the bad points outweigh the good points. 1) We were told we would be staying in a renovated apartment, which we did not. 2) We were not told that the outside of the apartments would... More 

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