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Sandy Shores Sunshine Coast
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“Awesome place to stay”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Have just checked in, great room, modern furniture, lovely view, friendly staff, undercover patking, awesome spot, clean, close to everything and great value for money, What more could we ask for, highly recommend :)

  • Stayed June 2013
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Brisbane QLD Australia
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Sandy Shores Sunshine Coast was just perfect for your weekend away, the room was clean tidy and very much in fashion.
The staff couldn't be more helpful before, during and after our stay.
we were in a beach view apartment and loved it, wish we could have stayed longer.
we will be booking this place again.
A Big Thank you Sandy Shores for a great weekend away.

Room Tip: choose room with view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The place was clean, but there are many design flaws. Unit 6 was the one we stayed in, it has no soapdish in the rather small bathroom, the toilet roll holder is so close to the door you knock it off every time you brush past it. The door keycards are fiddly, and you pretty much have to exit your car to open the stupid parking door. The pool says it's heated but it was freezing cold, in March.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Toowoomba
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Book accommodation at Sandy Shores each year for 2 weeks. The apartments are right across from Golden Beach and a short walk to shops. Apartments are very clean with great views and fully self contained. We have found the managers to be very helpful and friendly to a couple of old grey nomads

Room Tip: Ask for Beachfront. Slightly more expensive but the views are to die for
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Stayed at Sandy Shores unit 6 for 3 nights in January with 2 grandchildren. The unit very spacious and clean although needs a refurbishment as most furniture and utensils quite old, towels a little thin. Good location opposite clean beach. 15 minute walk to main center or the small shopping complex in other direction. Great balcony with views and very quiet at night even though on the main road. All staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I don't usually go to the effort of writing bad reviews but felt that this one was warranted due to the extremely disappointing service. Had three nights booked in Jan, supposedly on the top (fourth) floor. When we turned up (with baby and food shopping in the car) they tried to put us in a ground floor unit without even telling us they had switched our rooms or offering a slight discount. Once we realized what was happening we asked to see the room and it wasn't what we were hoping for (a nice view means a lot to us!) so we requested a refund with the intent of going elsewhere. The women at the front desk were happy to do this but then a male manager came in and was extremely rude. He began abusing and swearing at my husband telling him that he was "sick of people with attitude" and to "get the [--] off my property"! We have never experienced anything like this and it was totally unwarranted as my husband never even raised his voice. We then had to cart our bub and slowly defrosting food items and search for another place to stay..ended up at Aspect and cannot recommend it highly enough, stunning views, beautiful units, excellent managers/staff, and all for only a tiny bit more than what Sandy Shores were trying to charge us. Do yourself a favor and avoid Sandy Shores if possible, there is much better value, quality and service elsewhere in Caloundra!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We spent xmas week at Sandy Shores. First impressions are that it is clean and reasonably attractive from the outside although it is a fair walk from here to the surf beach which may not bother elderly guests. My only real problem with Sandy Shores is that there is a smoking area which happened to be situated right outside one of our bedrooms (we were on the ground floor) and so whenever anyone lit up the disgusting smoke filled my son's bedroom and he had to shut the window which as you would appreciate is stifling in the middle of summer and a definite health hazard.

Room Tip: Don't go for the ground floor apartment as the road noise is quite loud.
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Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sandy Shores Sunshine Coast

Property: Sandy Shores Sunshine Coast
Address: 7 Esplanade, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandy Shores Sunshine Coast 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully self contained 1, 2 &3 bedroom apartments situated across the road from the calm waters of Golden Beach. Large balconies with excellent beach and water views. Shops and cafes are a short 10 minute walk along the foreshores.Swim in the calm waters of Golden Beach or in our heated pool and spa. ... more   less 
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