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“Great accomodation + friendly staff = fantastic family holiday!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sandpiper Holiday Units
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   6 Sapphire Coast Drive | P.O.Box 691, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great accomodation + friendly staff = fantastic family holiday!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

We travel to Merimbula each year, in the last few years we started staying at Sandpiper Holiday Apartments . The owners always go out of their way to ensure that my family enjoys their holiday. Great suggestions for new experiences helping us discover the little treasures in Merimbula that maybe we didn't do the last time , or we just forgot about for this time.......The boys love the fishing at Eden (thanks Glenn) and feeding the pelicans down at the lake (thanks Shirley), I think this has become a tradition we will have to keep for the future holidays at Merimbula !!!!!

The apartments are spotless ,bright and airy and although I try to do as little cooking as possible on holidays the kitchen has everything plus more. What better way is there to relax then watching the kids play outside while sitting on the balcony in the warm sun .

What a place for value , location, service and accomodation. We love it and NO you havent seen the last of us just yet Glenn and Shirley.....Thanks for helping us create some great memories for our kids. The 7 hour car ride is defiantly worth it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandpiper2548, Owner at Sandpiper Holiday Units, responded to this review, August 11, 2011
Thankyou for your kind words Anne Dont forget that if you plan your next holiday between November and March, around the time of when we have outgoing tides and no moon you should have a lot of fun Prawning, I bet the kids have not done that. Just a torch and a net is all you need to have hours of fun.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

We have just spent a week at the Sandpiper Holiday Units and were very impressed with the amenities which included everything from a washing machine to an iron, DVD's, books and information about local tourist attractions. Very clean and close to the shops, clubs and supermarkets. We loved the gardens and the pool and the BBQ, which we used on several occasions. We found the owners very friendly and helpful. Glenn, thanks for recommending the fish and chips in Bermagui, they were excellent.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandpiper2548, Owner at Sandpiper Holiday Units, responded to this review, July 2, 2011
We get a lot of pleasure reading the comments from guests in our visitor books, its even more enjoyable when our guests take the time and effort to leave their review for all to see, many say that they will when they get home but quite often forget. Once again Thank you very much
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

We found the Sandpiper units to be very spacious, very clean and just what we needed for a single night stay. Had the weather been warmer my 3 year old would have enjoyed the small pool. Walking distance to clubs and main street shopping, across the road from tennis courts if that is your thing. Only concern was the fire alarm that chirped during the night (possibly just needed a change in battery) and the strict 9.30am check out time (fine if you travel with a small child as we did, but not great if you would like a later sleep in). We would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sandpiper2548, Owner at Sandpiper Holiday Units, responded to this review, April 6, 2011
Very sorry about the smoke alarm, we always change the batteries at start and end of daylight savings. This one must have just gone flat the day of your visit as the guest the previous night made no comment. Have changed the Battery and all is good now. Once again very sorry.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011 via mobile

After 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy I was pleasantly surprised by this budget accommodation. Don't let the low price fool you, it's qaulity all the way and the lovely couple that run the place will ensure you are more than comfortable and welcome. I look forward to staying another time.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandpiper2548, Owner at Sandpiper Holiday Units, responded to this review, February 25, 2011
Thankyou for taking the time to tell all about our little place, we get a lot of pleasure reading the great inserts in our visitor books, however its fantastic when our guests take the time and effort to leave their review for all to see.
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here.
What we got for the price was great value.
The apartment was extremely clean and comfortable, having everything we needed for a relaxing stay including an interesting collection of books and DVD's.

The location is very convenient, being only a few minutes from the very center of town. It is perfect walking distance to the nearby clubs, restaurants and shops.

By far one of the cutest aspects of the Sandpiper would have to be the pool. Although small, (appropriately being named THE PUDDLE) it is the perfect spot to cool off or just relax. Due to its size it warms up very quickly and is at the best temperature for relaxing in, especially in the afternoons.

Although close to town the pool/ bbq area is nestled perfectly within its own space making it feel as though you are in your own, quite, comfortable area.

Great stay, would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

We stayed at the Sandpiper units for 7 nights over the Christmas / New Year period. Shirley & Glenn were so friendly, always their to answer questions & help us out.
The apartments were very clean and only being 4 of them, it was a nice quiet area.
The central location was fantatic - within 5 minutes wak to town so no need to drive everywhere!
The pool was great for a refreshing dip.
Thanks Glenn & Shirley, we will recommend to all family & friends.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

Very neat and spotless. Just 4 units and each quite private from the other. Airy and lots of natural light and the kitchen was rightly equipped. The shower head was excellent. Just the thing that you would look for in a self contained accomodation. We loved it. And the kids loved the 'Puddle' which seemed to be the star attraction for them. Everytime we drove out, they wanted to know how long before we return :) . Would stay here definitely again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 6 Sapphire Coast Drive | P.O.Box 691, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandpiper Holiday Units 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SandPiper Holiday Units/Apartments are situated in the town centre of Merimbula. All units have AIR- CONDITIONING, 200 Mb FREE Wi-fI (daily) 53 Channels FOX-TEL satellite TV, are north facing with private balconies, windows that open, queen beds and linen supplied. We are an easy 2 minute walk to the bowling club, shops, cinema and post office. 10 Minute walk to the water. These units whilst in the middle of town are set at the rear of the block and are clean, quiet and comfortable. ... more   less 
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