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Aruba Sands Resort

11 - 17 Philip Avenue, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 22 hotels in Broadbeach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 7 nights and were so happy we stayed at Aruba Sands - managers Bruce and Barbara Keane were great hosts and very helpful - they new that we were two blokes on our own no female input so they went that extra mile and organized for us a bag of bits and pieces to help us through... More

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Barbara K, Manager at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We get a lot of repeat guests and some of them when they arrive back they say to us "we are back home" and this gives us such great pleasure as it is our business to... More

Maroochydore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Recently stayed at Aruba Sands for 5 nights while at a bridge congress in Broadbeach. This would have to be the most affordable, comfortable and clean complex I have stayed in for a long time. Easy walking distance to convention centre where the congress was held and to all shops and restaurants. The managers Barbara and Bruce were readily available... More

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Barbara K, Owner at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a Review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your accommodation. it is a great location and so handy for to the Convention Centre, we have quite a few Bridge players who stay here every year for this event which is just wonderful to see as it shows that... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights and are so happy we stayed at Aruba Sands - firstly the managers Bruce and Barbara were so lovely and very helpful - they organized shuttles to the theme parks for us - told us about the best places to eat, they were always available if we needed them and every time we seen them... More

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Barbara K, Owner at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your Review, it is always good to get positive feedback although we know that we have to take the negative ones as well, if they are truthful and founded. It is all part and parcel of our business to book tours for people and direct them to good reasonable dining etc while on holiday in the... More

Northumberland, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights over Australia Day, chose this accommodation as it was fantastic value for a busy holiday period. Excellent location, being able to walk most places, or a few minutes in the car for further away visits. The apartment was fantastic, a very well appointed kitchen, and havin laundry facilities was excellent, free parking was also a big... More

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Barbara K, Manager at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a Review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and agree totally it is a great location and also that the apartments are very spacious and have everything you require. Our wireless was put in by a Company who paid and manage this facility and we may well look at different... More

Gore, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed at Aruba Sands Resort for 5 nights in October 2013 (we were there for the Gold Coast 600). There were 6 of us & had booked 3 rooms. Lovely clean & very welcoming resort. The pool & spa were just what you need after a hard day shopping/watching race cars. This is the perfect location to be out... More

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Barbara K, Owner at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post this Review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and everything was in order with your Apartments. Yes Broadbeach is just wonderful everything at your back door and so quiet, we ourselves hardly ever go into Surfers at all as there is no need we say. Glad that you all enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Aruba Sands for 6 nights. The apartment is a little dated but clean and had everything we needed including washing machine and dryer. It also has a great pool and heated spa. It's a short walk to the beach, restaurants, Pacific Fair shopping, casino and the buses to the theme parks. We didn't need a car at... More

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Barbara K, Manager at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Hi Leigh thank you for taking the time to post a Review yes we totally agree the location is just perfect and it is always good to be able to stay in a fully self contained apartment where you can do your washing and cooking if desired. Hope that you tried out our amazing BBQ area near the swimming and... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had a great holiday at Aruba Sands. Barbara and Bruce were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The 2 bedroom apartment was exactly as we expected from their descriptions and from the web site. It was very comfortable and had plenty of space for a family of four. As promised the pool was heated to a good temperature... More

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Barbara K, Owner at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a Review and are so pleased that your family enjoyed the stay with us at Aruba Sands. The two bedroom split level apartments are just perfect for some but not always perfect for others, so we are so glad that you enjoyed the great layout that they have and agree they are... More

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Aruba Sands. The location is brilliant with only a short walk to Pacific Fair , Jupiters , Beach , Surf Club & Restaraunts . Barbara & Bruce ( the owners ) are extremley obliging and go out of there way to make your stay as comfortable and as pleasant as possible . Our unit... More

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Barbara K, Owner at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for posting a review on your stay and are very pleased that you had a lovely time and also enjoyed your apartment and location. We value the feedback that we get from our guests and do hope that we may see you some time in the future. Barbara & Bruce Keane More

Geelong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The location of Aruba Sands is superb, only a short walk to Pacific Fair and Crown. Owners are extremely friendly, however on arrival we noticed a cigarette smell in the entranve and though the units were functional they seemed not to be properly cleaned. It was also very noisy. But overall, we didn't spend much time at the apartment so... More

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Barbara K, Owner at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a Review. It is a shame that you did not come and advise us of what the problem was with the Unit and we could of seen it first hand and rectified the matter immediately, as we say we would not put anyone in an apartment that we would not stay in... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Avoid units 35a & 35b. After paying nearly $1000 for 5 nights we were really underwhelmed by the conditions we found at Aruba Sands. Even though we were assured the floors had been vacuumed they were dirty. My wife and I slept poorly on the most uncomfortable mattress we have ever encountered. Every morning we awoke tired with sore backs.... More

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Barbara K, Owner at Aruba Sands Resort, responded to this review

We are are not surprised by this Review as we were told on checkout that he would have the last say and are pleased now to advise our side of this Review. This was a family of 5 staying in a split level apartment that we have never ever had a complaint about before and if Kearney was being truthful... More

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Additional Information about Aruba Sands Resort

Also Known As:
Aruba Sands Resort Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Address: 11 - 17 Philip Avenue, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Broadbeach
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Broadbeach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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