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The Sands Holiday Apartments
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed September 20, 2008

We have stayed at The Sands for the past three years during holidays in September. I cannot say enough about the location, so close to everything. The 3 different apartments were all good value although every one had something wrong with it. Only niggly things, a mop without a head, a half blocked shower rose, taps that would not turn off or that the knobs fell off in our hands, tv remote control did not work even after three battery changes, an insect screen fell off one of the windows, one year no tea towel or kitchen cloth. You supply your own dishwashing and laundry detergents but the landry and kitchen are good value. Nice large balcony but no chairs to sit out there, only a low lounger which makes it impossible to see the ocean, so standing is a must. The apartments are very clean though, the lift is a bit dodgy but it gets there. If you just want a place to rest your head while out most of the day, this is a good one. I was a bit disappointed that the price shot up an extra $15 a night from the last two years, so this might have been our last visit. The location is the only reason I would go back.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — traffic below could be noisy on weekend nights
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the sand hotel for a week in June. The building is really tired from the outside, and could do with some work. People who do stay here do not do so for the modern facilities. This hotel however boasts one of the best locations close to all the action and across the road from the beach. The rooms are basic, however are clean. It also had good laudry facilities within the room. The staff are friendly and helpful.

If you want a high class, ultra modern stay in the hotel holiday this is not for you, however, if you want to be close to Cavill Street, within access to all buses, shopping, seaworld, whale watching and the beach, without the mod cons, this is an excellent choice. The price? around 80.00 per night, so a bargain.

Would I stay there again? If I was after a cheap holiday, definitely. However next time I think i would like to have alittle more luxury and may do some days at the Circle on Cavill. I do not regret my stay at the sands and my wife and had a great sleep each night on the comfortable bed listening to the waves crash onto the shore each night.

  • Liked — Price and location
  • Disliked — Tired building but not a show stopper
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Property: The Sands Holiday Apartments
Address: The Sands 40 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sands Holiday Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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 
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