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Rainbow Sands Resort

42-46 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Rainbow Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I've stayed here about a dozen times over the last two years. I've always been happy with most stays here, and am particularly happy with the value for money I receive. Its location is great, away from the noisy backpacker hostels, but very close to all of the conveniences you need when travelling

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I liked the place. Quite fancy for me with great views on potential sunsets over the tropical trees. Windows, fan, AC, full kitchen, great location but quiet, fair price. I wish they had free wiFi since vodafone doesn't work out there. And if only they had lights at the pool, would make swimming in the eve so much more enjoyable...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We spent only 1 night in Rainbow Beach. I found the room in wotif.com.au and the prices were attractive. When I arrived there, the receptionist was very nice and friendly with me, and very convenient. The apartment was spacious and the beds comfortable. We also enjoyed the air conditionning and the kitchen. The motel is located close to the convenient... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

very old style motel, needs updating. Small TV. No breakfast. But you can wander up the street and get something so its not an issue. And the surf club is just up the road for dinner/drinks overlooking the beach. The room was clean enough and the shower hot. No noise from other rooms. So all you can expect from a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Rainbow Sands for two nights and found it very spacious and clean. We chose to stay in an apartment rather than the motel room and were very glad we paid the extra $10-$15. The decor is slightly dated but the size of the apartments more than makes up for this. The bathroom/laundry was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Spent 5 days and nights here in January 2014. Everything was clean and comfortable. Because we went with our 17 and 21 year old sons we booked two adjacent rooms. We had the larger one which had a full kitchen, thank goodness, because we needed to prepare breakfast, packed lunches and dinner every day (saved a lot of money that... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here over Christmas and had a great time. Between my extended family and myself, we booked 2 apartments and 3 motel rooms. None of us had any problems. The pool is great for the kids, the rooms were clean and well-equipped and the location is superb. The beds were comfortable, the owners friendly and check-in and -out was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Nice enough room but that was pretty much overshadowed by the fact that someone had left bait in the fridge and the fridge had not been cleaned properly.So the bait juice was still in it. Every time we opened the fridge we had the stench of old fish to contend with. We ended up burning incense. Not nice. On our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We booked our room here less than 24 hours before arriving to rainbow beach one of very few places that had vacancy's, which I was grateful for but a bit dubious as why was it still half empty, but what a lovely place, everything you could want and more for the extremely competitive price, only $16 dollars per night more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed here while on a tour and was impressed with the standard. It is a motel so basic but room was big with kitchenette, a small balcony and a really nice new bathroom. Great value for money and would recommend to couples, families or backpackers

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