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Sandcastles Mooloolaba
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Mooloolaba
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed in one of the Penthouse Executive Rooftop apartments for 3 nights in July 2012.

The apartment was clean, fully equipped and with plenty of space for the two of us. It was also serviced every day except for Sunday - although you need to take the garbage out yourself (which is fine, there was a garbage chute at the same floor).

The rooftop was amazing with great views (though the apartment in the front has the very best view), it's own barbeque area with a small fridge and sink, dining table and sun beds. It felt very private and it was also nice knowing that up on the roof you wouldn't be disturbing anyone else with music or talking late at night (as any one else up on their rooftop deck would be up there for the same reasons).

The apartments are located just a short walk from the beautiful beach and a wide range of excellent restaurants.

The receptionist was very friendly and helpful with anything we asked, and also arranged for us to be picked up at the hotel on departure.

We would highly recommend the apartments for couples or friends travelling to Mooloolaba. The rooftop deck would also be perfect for having friends over for a barbeque or night cap.

Room Tip: We would recommend you choose one of the apartments with a rooftop - as this is what really makes Sa...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our room was lovely, clean and well equipped. However, we were told upon checking in that the water would be turned off the next morning from 8.30 to 12.30 and this was due, I think, to the work going on next door, so it was an inconvenience even though we dealt with it by getting up early! It would have been nice to be offered a late checkout or something to offset this negative.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pokeno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2012

I agree with RJBAust's comments. We too stayed in apartment 408 and were very pleased with the location and views. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best so we didn't get the full value of the rooftop terrace The kitchen had a mw, fridge/freezer, 2 hotplates with 2 saucepans and a family-sized electric frypan. Towels, the dishwash cloth and rubbish bag were changed Mon - Sat. A minor point but we had trouble obtaining face cloths and weren't impressed by the postage sized bath soap. Good sized shower and great washing machine & drier.
We appreciated the luggage trolleys next to the lift and were supplied with a set of keys each
( keyed carpark entry and lift) . I can vouch that the building is VERY secure when I left my keys behind and mislaid my husband after office hours ie take your keys with you at all times!!!
I'd certainly stay here again. PS The spa was fierce but enjoyable.

Room Tip: Enjoyed this room.Prefer sea and beach views rather than buildings Didn't view 407 but our neigh...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We loved our time at Sandcastles - the views gave a 270 degree un-interupted vista of the the beach/sea and surrounding areas. Lucky to have the sun from sunrise to sunset Location could not be faulted and the reception staff were always extremely helpful and friendly. We have booked again for next years holiday and that can't come soon enough). Lots of excellent eateries closeby and the Surf Club across the lane is excellent.

Room Tip: Go for a sea view room either on the 3rd or 4th floor.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wauchope, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2012

After not visiting the Sunshine Coast for about 30yrs, we recently enjoyed 5 nights here. Booked direct with the apartments(all 1 bedroom) as they were still cheaper than the wholesalers/online last minutes etc & got to ask for a specific room. We stayed in Room 408 which was a 1 bedroom ocean rooftop apartment. The rooftop deck is private access, very private & had great views to the south, over the beach & to Point Cartwright. Upstairs deck (about 50sq m) has an electric bbq, sun lounges & table & chairs & option of shade or sun. The apartment had Self-contained kitchenette, good shower, washing machine /dryer, reverse air conditioning, ceiling fans, few stations of Austar / DVD (not great quality picture on Austar but Free to air is fine). Parking was secure, spacious undercover with penty of room. We didn't see anyone else using the spa or pool while we were there. We had a look at the penthouse room & thought the view was not as good & certainly not worth the extra nightly cost. There are plenty of photos on the apartments website.
I had my own wireless internet but noted here & many apartments on the Sunshine Coast were charging for access. The apartments have much less passing traffic than some located more towards Alexandra Headand. Being straight across a lane from the Surf Club was very convenient although there was a refurb going on there & the garbage trucks do get around early. With all apartments being 1 bedroom we thought this was an advantage for us over some of the other apartment complexes
Nearby we enjoyed plenty of walking, cheap but good food & jagged great shorts & T shirt weather

Room Tip: Thought the extra room of the rooftop was a great advantage.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed at sandcastles for a week of our honeymoon. On discovering we were honeymooners the staff upgraded us to a top floor apartment with a rooftop which was just gorgeous. We stayed in 403 and were really happy with everything. Having a washer/dryer in our own bathroom was so helpful, especially when we were fishing/swimming. The rooftop balcony was such a great facility, it was a shame we weren't entertaining. There's a lovely BBQ, outdoor setting and sunh lounges and the most incredible view. Our only thing to note was that the hot water system is fairly small so you can't be too indulgent with your showers.
We will be returning to sandcastles again for sure.

Room Tip: The higher the better. 403 appeared to have been renovated as it had newer outdoor furniture and bal...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandcastles Mooloolaba
Address: Cnr. Parkyn Parade & River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mooloolaba
#5 Romantic Hotel in Mooloolaba
#8 Luxury Hotel in Mooloolaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandcastles Mooloolaba 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From Sandcastles you can walk to every imaginable facility needed for an idyllic stay. Laze on the wide silky sands of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast award winning Mooloolaba Beach right at your front door or simply idle around the pool.Indulge in resort living in our fully self-contained one bedroom Mooloolaba Holiday Apartments, which include master bed room, bathroom, laundry, and kitchen with hotplates, rangehood and microwave/convection oven. Your Mooloolaba Holiday Apartments are serviced daily. Relax and enjoy your holiday on Mooloolaba Beach.Our top level luxury Mooloolaba Holiday Apartments have private roof tops and barbeques, ideal for entertaining or just soaking up the sun and taking in the spectacular views over Mooloolaba Beach to Point Cartwright or off to the North over Mooloolaba Beach, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore to Noosa. ... more   less 
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Comfort Suites Mooloolaba
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Sandcastles Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast

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