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“Good location and good value too!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sails Resort on Golden Beach
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   3 Landsborough Pde | Golden Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good location and good value too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I spent a very enjoyable week at Sails Resort. We had visited Golden Beach previously when we stayed in Mooloolaba and knew it was quite stunning so we picked it for our Honeymoon destination. We choose Sails Resort based on the reviews. All rooms face the beautiful Pumise Stone Passage but for the best views choose the 3rd floor up but possibly the 2nd floor is also ok. There is no road between you and the water. A safe swimming spot is literally a 2 minute walk away and the town of Coloundra is only a 10 minute walk. The town has some good shopping, very good restaurants and a great Saturday market!
We had hired a car for the week but it hardly left the secure lock up garage. (we had planned day trips but found ourselves so comfortable and relaxed that we hardly took it out except for a couple of trips to Mooloolaba which is about a 15-20 minute drive). Supermarkets are an easy stroll away and we walked to these most day for fresh supplys. We found the Woolworths the better of the two markets. If you enjoy your walking this is a perfect spot. We walked every morning for about 1.5 hours along the water front and back. It was never boring and there is always the option of hiring a bike.
We rang Paul from New Zealand to place our booking with only 3 days notice. We required a unit with air conditioning in the bedroom to allow us to sleep so he allocated us Unit 15 a roomey two bedroom fully self contained unit (the are all self contained). It had everything you needed except scissors and when i asked if i could borrow a pair I was immediately supplied with a pair for the unit. Appartantly people steal them, amongst other things. Really! Why do people do this? (A little personel request from me - if youre going steal stay home).
The unit was very clean the bed was very comfortable (cannot comment on the two singles in the spare room which also has air con.) the linen was clean and of good quality and the bathrooms a very good size. An endless supply of Hot water and fantastic water pressure! The ensuite shower is a bit on the small size and if you drop the soap it pays to open the shower door if you dont want to get your hair wet so hubby showered in the main bathroom as he's over 6 foot. But thats a minor. The air conditioning kept us comfortable every night. Yeah, it was a bit old and a bit noisey but thats a small price to pay to be able to sleep. And not many units have air con. so i would ask for this particular unit again. We spent a lot of time on the deck/patio which is of a generous size an afforded a lovely view day and night. The lounge and dining funriture was comfortable and clean.
There is a nice pool on site with a BBQ area but we didnt use them. The gardens are kept very nicely as is the whole resort.
Paul and Mary-anne were fabulous and always willing to assist and/or stop for a chat. They work tirelessly with their team to keep this older resort in Tip Top order.
I have absolutley no complaints about Sails but as we are regular "world" travellers wouldnt class this resort as "luxury" due to the fact that a lot of the fittings are plastic ie the toilet seats, towel rails etc but that is not the resort manager's fault. If the owners are not prepared to ungrade particular things then it simply doesnt get done. So If you are expecting "luxury" you are not going to get it - but hey, at this price who seriously would?- What you will get here is a resort in a really good location that will allow you to walk to town, give you very spacious rooms and lovely view, great onsite management and little noise from fellow guests. The walls seem bullet proof! And no slamming doors thanks to it's clever layout and lift access!
Thank you for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay!
Whilst in Golden Beach make sure you dine at the Gurkali Restaurant. Many locals told us about it and we had never tried Nepalese before and ended up walking there several evenings for a meal. Fantastic!! Also The Moorings cafe for an excellent lunch. (both only a 15 minute walk away).
We Love Golden Beach!!!

Room Tip: If you want air con. in the bedrooms unit 15. All apartments face the view. 2-3 floor up is ideal...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SailsBoss, Manager at Sails Resort on Golden Beach, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We took our UK family too stay at the Sails Resort and they couldn't get over what great views and lovely rooms and we well looked after by Paul. thanks for a GREAT HOLIDAY. we will be back. that was our third stay there. keep up the good work.

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms 7 & 8 and they were excellent plus GREAT views and shops are in walking dista...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SailsBoss, General Manager at Sails Resort on Golden Beach, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thanks for the great review. We like to show those Poms what they are missing out on!
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Stanthorpe, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a week at Sails. The unit was clean and tidy, had everything we needed. Gorgeous views of Pumistone Passage and the beach. Walking distance to Shopping centre, Restaurants and the CBD. Paul and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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SailsBoss, General Manager at Sails Resort on Golden Beach, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Thankyou for taking the time to submit a review. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

A lovely appointed unit in a great position. Everything imaginable thing you could need in the kitchen. The top floor unit had access to a roof area which was lovely in the evenings. Beautifully clean and lovely furnishings.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SailsBoss, General Manager at Sails Resort on Golden Beach, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Thanks for the great review Leisa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Paul
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Bargara, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed 3 nights for a birthday treat. Very comfortable older style building in a great location. Easy walk to several good Restaurants, a Tavern and major Shopping Centre. The Apartment was well appointed, in good repair and clean & tidy. Also a superb view of the Pumistone Passage, Bulcock Beach and the CBD area. The Manager, Paul, was very friendly and helpful and obviously is keen to ensure that the complex maintains its excellent reputation.
A nice, quiet getaway in busy Caloundra!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SailsBoss, General Manager at Sails Resort on Golden Beach, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Thanks for the great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Sails was booked out when I was chasing some last minute accomodation at Golden Beach, so we tried Unit 10 at Kabi that Paul (from Sails) is also managing. It has the same great location on the top floor of a neighbouring block. It was very clean with recently renovated interiors, and a great view from the balcony. A word of warning that there is no lift in the building so be ready to do a few stair climbs.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SailsBoss, General Manager at Sails Resort on Golden Beach, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thankyou for taking the time to submit a review. We could consider the stairs as a free in-house gym!
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Gladstone, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Clean and comfortable unit, very well equipped provided a base for our holiday for a week over the Christmas period. The lovely views provided a backdrop to our holiday. Sails Resort is within walking distance of so many facilities (including supermarkets) and beaches, while being a peaceful retreat. The managers, Paul and Mary-Anne were very helpful and friendly and little touches like Santa leaving a box of chocolates on the doorstep just added to the holiday. Great pool, BBQ facilities and easy access to parkland all add to me recommending Sails Resort.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SailsBoss, General Manager at Sails Resort on Golden Beach, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thanks Annie for the great review. We loved having you all here.
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Address: 3 Landsborough Pde | Golden Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sails Resort on Golden Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sails Resort is a family friendly absolute waterfront property. All 2 and 3 bedroom self catering apartments have ocean views. Linen is supplied. We have a heated pool, BBQ area, secure parking and lifts. All apartments and common areas are wheelchair accessible. We are only 200m to supermarkets and 500m to Caloundra CBD and restaurants. You can fish, sail, swim, kayak, windsurf or launch your boat from the adjacent Leach Park boat ramp. Australia Zoo, Underwater World, Aussie World, Ettamogah Pub, and countless places to visit are all within an easy drive. Sails Resort has free Wi-Fi,on-site management and a tour desk. Airport Transfers are available on request. ... more   less 
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