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Quality Suites Pioneer Sands

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Carters Lane | Towradgi, Wollongong, New South Wales 2518, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 17 hotels in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil N Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a regular to the Gong and have stayed at a few places in the Wollongong CBD and the Pioneer Sands gives them all a run for their money. It is affordable (I saved $50 per night compared to places in the city which were only studio rooms), new and stylish and very comfortable. For just over $100 I... More

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QualitySuites1, Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear Neil N, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review about Quality Suites Pioneer Sands. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We truly appreciate your feedback about the hotel. Thank you again for sharing the experience of your stay with us and we hope to see you... More

Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed with a couple of mates, whilst visiting the region to watch our sons play baseball. Have to say was pleasantly surprised at home big the accommodation was. We each had our own privacy, room we were booked into had TV's in each room, 2 bathrooms, 3 toliets and a full functioning kitchen. Modern and new, with pleasant, informative staff,... More

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QualitySuites1, Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear jayjake, Thank you for your review. It is good to hear you enjoyed your stay with Quality Suites Pioneer Sands. Our specious One or Two Bedroom Apartment ideal for Family/Friends getaways or even for sporting groups. I am glad the hotel met your expectations. I will pass on your compliments to all my Reception staff. Hope we can welcome... More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We found this place via Trip Advisor and was very pleasantly surprised. The room was very spacious and very clean. The cost was really reasonable. Staff at reception were really friendly abd helpful. Highly recommend this place.

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QualitySuites1, General Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear Minda75, Thanks for staying with us whilst in Wollongong and also for your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. Im glad you will recommend us, we certainly appreciate the word of mouth support. Look forward to seeing you back at the hotel again one day soon. Warm regards, Leigh Evans General Manager More

Kinglake, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stay here on a semi regular basis. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Mini bar has the usual mix of drinks and snacks. It is a little further out from the main city so if you want to go somewhere you will have to drive. Breakfast is continental only and in my opinion expensive.

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QualitySuites1, Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear Talhun69, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you had great stay. We offer Continental Breakfast from Monday to Friday and on the Weekend we offer a Hot Breakfast Buffet. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Quality Suites Pioneer Sands. Kind Regards, Rebecca... More

Launceston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed for two nights for a business trip, I had the one bedroom apartment, very roomy and modern, the kitchen is well appointed with full cook top, oven and of course microwave. Staff were friendly and helpful. There is a Coles supermarket just down the road for supplies and the city centre is a 10 minute drive. Plenty of... More

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QualitySuites1, General Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear Simonpb123, Thank you for your recent visit to the hotel and your subsequent review here on Trip Advisor. As you rightly mention, most guests staying for business (or leisure) like yourself choose our standard room - the One-Bedroom Apartment and you have covered off the cooking amenities in this room perfectly - thank you! Additionally, next to Coles supermarket,... More

Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
45 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a really well run place. We stayed many nights and found the front desk staff to be excellent with the initial and many subsequent changes to our booking. Housekeeping was wonderful and always helpful. Car parking was easy and the single elevator speedy. Free use of a washing machine and dryer in the basement was welcome. Our king... More

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QualitySuites1, Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear r_ontheroad Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review about Quality Suites Pioneer Sands. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We truly appreciate your feedback about the hotel and staff, I will ensure that your kind words are passed onto our team. Quality Suites offers underground car... More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

staff were friendly and the rooms were bid and very nice but there was totally nothing going on when I was there... their was a huge pub right next door so that was good.... Unfortunately the pub had a total of 4 people in it and those 4 people had a total of about 18 teeth between them.... (Not that... More

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QualitySuites1, Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear cell101010 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that your overall experience of the Hotel was positive. I will pass on your feedback to all staff at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands. Quality Suites Pioneer Sands is located 4 km north of Wollongong at the quiet Suburb of Towradgi.... More

San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The title pretty much summarize it. The staffs don't like to answer a lot of questions and seemed to not want to be bothered on the night we were there. Kitchen is huge and comes with a lot of utensils. The location is quite convenient too. If you plan to do some light cooking while staying there (say breakfast), you... More

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Umina Beach, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This place is ok , but much can be be done to improve. 1st is upon arriving and giving the cards for the room we could not access the lift due to a problem with the Card's, this was fixed very quick. 2nd, The A/C would not work on heat ? but the staff brought up a oil heater that... More

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QualitySuites1, Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this review

Dear Tony B, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the comments and feedback from you stay at the Quality Suites Pioneer Sands. We appreciate all feedback so we can evaluate our performance and focus on areas for improvement. In regards to the internet access we are currently reviewing our supplier to improve internet speed and cost... More

Hobart, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Having to go to Wollongong for a wedding we looked around for suitable accommodation. Pioneer Sands was the only 4 star accommodation that had a bedroom suite available. The day before we arrived we had a call from the hotel confirming we were still going to arrive, which was a nice touch. We arrived at noon and the receptionist was... More

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Address: 19 Carters Lane | Towradgi, Wollongong, New South Wales 2518, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Quality Suites Pioneer Sands 4.5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Wollongong #2 On the Beach Hotel in Wollongong
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wollongong's newest boutique accommodation & conference and events destination for 2010 and beyond - The Quality Suites Pioneer Sands - is ideally located on the Sydney side of Wollongong at only 55 minutes drive from Sydney Airport. Be one of the first to enjoy our contemporary one and two bedroom serviced apartments with large open plan space flowing onto balconies with ocean, escarpment or Wollongong skyline views. All apartments feature modern finishes, Austar cable on LCD TV's, internet, air conditioning and fully self contained kitchen facilities. Other facilities include a cafe, outdoor pool, gym spa and sauna, and onsite business services. This new coastal retreat could be your next business stop over. ... more   less 
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