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The Sands Holiday Apartments

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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Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at The Sands. Thanks lyn you were fantastic. Excellent rooms and location . We'll worth it. Room was huge with great views. Night markets a cross the road close to everything .will book this one again

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Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

So convenient to Cavill Avenue. Stayed on 6th floor and had a fantastic view. Yes it was a little dated but clean and comfortable. Has all the facilities including cooking and washing you would require.Good clean comfortable bed. Value for money. Quiet even though the Esplanade was between us and the beach. Would stay here again.

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oceankade, Manager at The Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you Karen for your kind review because it has been disappointing lately due to a bad young long term tenant and her domestic violence issues writing a number of bad reviews especially when she wasn't even a holiday guest and comments on my neat and trim uniform when she herself wore a uniform to work and commenting on a... More 

sydney australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We booked 5 nights at The Sands in a 2 bedroom apartment on the sixth floor. The 120 degree ocean views are wonderful. The beds were lovely and comfortable. Some of the lounge furniture was a bit old but generally we were in heaven and increased our booking for another 2 nights. The evening night markets are just outside the... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland.
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37 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I would rather pay a little more for a little better quality. It is cheaper than many other apartments in the area; but it is in a good convenient location and has all the facilities we needed. Not sure we would book this one again. They were not particularly friendly. Good spot and excellent view of the coast line.

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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Before arrival I called up to find out if I had to pay a bond on arrival, I was informed that I did not then when I arrived I was told I owed $350 for bond. When I couldn't pay that the onsite manager told me she could reduce it to $200 but I had only budgeted for a short,... More 

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oceankade, Manager at The Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

The guest has misunderstood that we do not take a bond it is a bank pre authorisation button on the eftpos machines which does a pre authorisation with their bank and no money is taken from their card. The apartments are all privately owned and it is like any hotel worldwide a pre authorisation of the credit card is taken... More 

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Address: 40 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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The Sands Holiday Apartments Hotel Surfers Paradise
The Sands Holiday Apartments Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Surfers Paradise

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