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Golden Sands Holiday Apartments
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   3575 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach, Queensland 4217, Australia   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Trarlgon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

A wonderful place to stay close to the beach very clean everything you could need. Kylie and the staff where extremely helpful with booking tours and even helping me fax off documents when needed. Wonderful views of the beaches and beach front location what more could you ask for had a wonderful holiday would stay here again great value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The beachfront location was perfect for us as we love Main Beach and Tedder Avenue. The apartment had great views and was well set up. One thing that doesn't quite work is that the beds are on wheels on tiles and they slide around a lot. Our room also had very light window coverings so we were up very early in the mornings. The pool and spa are great - we spent quite a lot of time there.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

First off the bed was a matress and base on wheels no bed head and not comfortable,shower still had sand in it and kitchen bench had crumbs.power went out and had to catch a lift to next floor to reset late at night.asked for low floor and was put up high next to lift.we booked the golden sands after reading reviews on trip advisor and now wished we had stayed elsewhere.the location is ok for sure.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

A great place to relax and unwind, we had a north facing apartment, overlooking the beach. The apartment was clean and tidy. There is a great swimming pool with a spa just in case you don't want to swim on the beach. The host was brilliant and she gave us excellent advice and had great knowledge of the area. We will definitely saty here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were very impressed by the beachfront location of the Golden Sands apartment. We could directly access to the beach without going across the street and enjoy open views to the ocean from the unit where we stayed. The view was really breathe taking. The place was very comfortable and we felt so relaxing that we ended up of extending our stay in Golden Sands for a few more nights.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Golden Sands Apartments are in a fantastic location, beach front and only a short walk to Surfers Paradise city centre. The manager Kylie was extremely helpful and friendly! Our apartment was spacious and had amazing views down the beach. Tedder Avenue restaurants are two minutes walk away and have the best atmosphere! Golden Sands made our family holiday very special and memorable, we will never forget it.

Room Tip: If you are wanting views, ask for a room north facing.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Oakham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I made this booking right at the last moment and then was feeling a little apprehensive after reading some review that were less than complimentary about the management. I need not have worried, as since those reviews were written there has been a change of staffing and the resort is now in the capable hands of the lovely Kylie. I rang before we arrived to ask if it was possible to have two queen beds rather than one room with twin beds. She dealt with my request in a helpful friendly manner and I was very pleased with the apartment shel chose for us. The resort is right on the beach, any closer you'd get wet when the tide came in. Our apartment was a two bedroomed one up on the 10th floor. It had the most amazing ocean views through the floor to ceiling windows, breathtaking. The main living room was airy and spacious as was the main bedroom. The second bedroom was a little smaller, but still had a great view over the ocean and the Broadwater. The kitchen was new and very well equipped, although some of the crockery was a little mismatched, a new basic white set from Ikea, would have been a big improvement. The furnishings were good quality but rather dated. I understand that the owner is planning to redo the these in the near future. The outside of the property and pool areas are all very clean and well maintained. Lots of great places to eat within strolling distance and a much more relaxed and quiet atmosphere, than down the road at Surfers. Great for both families and couples, really good value for money, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would choose this place again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Golden Sands Holiday Apartments

Address: 3575 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Main Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Golden Sands Holiday Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Sands, luxury high rise apartments located on the beach-front in Main Beach, just north of Surfers Paradise. It is simply a superb Gold Coast resort located on the waters edge! There are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self contained apartments to choose from. All apartments are tastefully decorated and feature spectacular outlooks from each window. Modern guest facilities include an outdoor heated pool and spa, steam room, fitness room, tennis court and BBQ entertainment facilities. Golden Sands, your perfect Gold Coast resort on Main Beach is one of the rare high rise apartment properties where the beach is your backyard. Your stay at the Golden Sands can be whatever your heart desires, and with fully secure underground parking and key only entry to the building, it's incredibly safe! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Golden Sands Holiday Apartments Hotel Main Beach
Golden Sands Holiday Apartments Gold Coast/Main Beach, Australia

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