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Autun, France
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Plus: Great location, in front of the beach, wonderful sea view. Large apartment (81m2 for 2 persons). Clean and quiet swimming pool. Minus: No internet available. Few stuffs should be fixed in the apartment.

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Thank Marion C
Auckland, NZ
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56 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stayed on the first for right on the beach. The view was fantastic. We woke up each morning to the sound of the surf. Make sure your room is at the front facing the sea! The apartment block is a little tired but still great. Easy walk to the shops And the two clubs are only 100 yards away.Great... More 

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Thank Jonathan R
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We are on day 6 of our 9 day stay. Its in the most fabulous location in Surfers paradise. Right out the back door are cafes, shopping, supermarkets, attractions, games, night clubs and more. Beach is right across the road. Our apartment is brand new looking and very modern. Very clean except for a few dishes. Noisy at night but... More 

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Thank Miss R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Good location but is quite run down. Staff were really rude as well. The young brunette girl at the desk had zero customer service skills and was rather in helpful to point of being quite rude. Over all not a terrible place to stay but the staff need to step up there game.

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1 Thank OliverLoschy
TheSandsHoliday, Manager at The Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to respond to this review. Two apartments were booked by a company for two single guests. Following notes left on the door of one guest a few days after check in I phoned the company to advise that their guests l had not checked in. The kind girl offered to give them a call to check... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

It was a real shock! i knew this was a cheap place to stay when i booked at short noticed but the room and complex was run down, there were faulty power boards, lamps that didn't work, kitchen cupboards broken, no lighting when i got out of elevator on my floor to find my room (late check in). Reception was... More 

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Thank retepm21
BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The location of the property is perfect. Right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The unit needed some initial cleaning and the sofas were well beyond their useful life but for the price is was acceptable. The bed was comfortable and the staff helpful. You get what you pay for. Overall it was ok.

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Thank wallybug
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I wouldn't stay there again, not even for free. Staff were not very professional, nor friendly. The apartment was very dirty and disgusting! they clearly don't pay much attention towards basic hygine. The furniture was very run down. very old and outdated. Not to mention, dirty. We really couldn't stay there for the whole duration and ended up leaving much... More 

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2 Thank MorningBeachLover
TheSandsHoliday, Manager at The Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Disappointing for the building The Sands to receive this review. At The Sands there are two letting agents and this review could be referring to the private letting agent. At no time does my office not refund for guests who cut short their stay and secondly the guests are always offered to move or for the cleaners to go back... More 

Pakenham, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Rooms a little dated but clean. Air-conditioning is extra. As rooms face East it gets very hot early in the morning as curtains are not block out type. Pool and gardens are well maintained and add to the environment. Location to eateries is fantastic.

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Thank Darlly
TheSandsHoliday, Manager at The Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on the rooms being very clean as we are regularly changing cleaning companies to try to keep the standard up on the cleanliness of the rooms I am disappointed that you did not realise that the rooms were not air conditioned. The apartments are advertised with ceiling fans but unfortunately last Christmas when the temperature... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We booked a two-bedroom at The Sands and LOVED it! Easy check-in and carpark allocation - The room was SO NICE - AND BIG! - more than what I expected for 3star! Way more! With an AMAZING view. I loved being right in the heart of Surfers. It was so good having a heated pool - we were in there... More 

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Thank kath_duell
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our room was great with stunning views,our apartment was very close to beach with a short walk to Cavel Ave . There was a lovely Market Wednesday Friday and Wednesday night right across the road from the Appartment

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1 Thank 735lync
TheSandsHoliday, Manager at The Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

I must thank the guest for appreciating the hard work to ensure the guests are happy and the apartments are clean with a great location. Very handy to shops with ocean views. This is a difficult task because happy guests do not write reviews and guests expectations in different star ratings vary. We are 3 star and work hard to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One and two bedroom fully self contained apartments with washing machine and drier and ironing facilities. Ceiling fans, television and balcony overlooking the beautiful ocean of Surfers Paradise and beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sands Holiday Apartments

Address: The Sands 40 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: $71 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sands Holiday Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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The Sands Holiday Apartments Hotel Surfers Paradise
The Sands Holiday Apartments Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise
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