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Coral Sands Beachfront Resort
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

First impressions count and on arrival we were not disappointed. Very clean and welcomed on arrival by Graeme who explained everything that he needed to about Coral Sands. The apt was very spacious with everything you needed for your stay, including a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar and milk, very much appreciated. Air con and fans were very welcome. The complex is very tropical looking and the pool is an added bonus on the hot days where you needed to cool off. Complimentary bar b q's for you to use, another added bonus. Reception will book you trips should you wish and we did use that facility. I had a medical emergency whilst staying here and being so far away from home Marilyn talked us through who we needed to contact and the ambulance arrived within 10 mins of us calling it, and taken to Cairns Base Hospital where staff were brilliant and got me out in time for my nieces wedding that afternoon.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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clearsky261642, Manager at Coral Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Thank you for your very kind words and review. We are delighted that your visit lived up to your expectations and you enjoyed your holiday while staying at the resort.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Place is generally nice and position on Trinity beach great, However not much in the way of extras on site, not even a vending machine for a snack or drink. Hotel front desk was virtually non existent and little help given. In fact we were virtually lectured by managers on arrival like school children to; 1. Not leave air conditioning on if we leave room(never heard this being said before to a paying customer) 2. Ensure that we put rubbish in outside bins and not let it build up in apartment( as though we are not guests but rather their maids), 3. Ensure we return the beach towels we hired from them because they end up all over ( despite them having my credit card details).

Found management arrogant and non helpful and in terms of place being a resort, this is somewhat a misnomer, they are basic apartments with one big lagoon pool.

Um!!!!!!!!!! Could be better

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Bob A
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clearsky261642, Manager at Coral Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Thank you for your review regarding the resort. We are disappointed that your stay was not at all that it could have been while holidaying in December.
We do not have a snack or drink vending machine on the premises as within 20 metres of our entrance is the local convenience store providing an excellent choice of drinks and snacks. Guests find this very convenient and eliminates the need for vending machines within the grounds.
As there are two offices within the building sometimes it is not always possible to have a reception person standing at the front desk. We do have ctv cameras monitoring the reception area and a buzzer on the front counter so there is always someone available for guests requiring assistance. As the guest did not mention how staff were not helpful we are unable to address this issue.
As the self-contained apartments are individually owned there is a requirement to notify guests of a few housekeeping items. We do request guests not to leave air conditioners running all day when they are out on tours as this is wasteful of power – and yes it does happen regularly. For hygiene reasons we do ask guests to remove their rubbish on the day of departure as it is the tropics and we do ask that beach towels be returned after use as this is only a courtesy.
We take all feedback very seriously and after reading your reviews of other local businesses we regret that no one was able to meet your expectations.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We just spent a fabulous family christmas at Coral Sands. Our apartment was spacious well equipped and spotlessly clean. The gardens and pool area were lovely and the beach was just across the road. The staff were extremely helpful and we would definitely recommend Coral Sands. Thank you for helping to make our first trip to Australia a memorable one, we hope to return.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank L W
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clearsky261642, Manager at Coral Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

Thanks for the great review of Coral Sands Resort, Both Graeme and I work very hard at maintaining the high standard of the resort and it is reviews like yours that make it so worthwhile.

Your feedback and the time you have taken to review your stay at Coral Sands is very much appreciated.

We hope that we may be able to welcome you back again to Coral Sands.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Coral Sands. Everything surpassed our expectations. The location accross from the beach was perfect and the resort itself was beautiful. The management were extremely helpful and friendly, even when I locked the keys in our unit. Thoroughly reccomend and we will be going back for sure.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nick L
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clearsky261642, Manager at Coral Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2012

Thank you for your very kind words and review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and please remind us that you are repeat guests should you book again.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Coral Sands.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

I was given a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment, even though I was on my own. Very spacious and spotlessly clean. There was a welcome essentials pack, even a dozen dvd's to view if you got bored with the television programmes.
The only downfall fall is reception is only open 7am - 7pm. The managers Graeme amd Maeilyn were very helpful, especially in helping with tours, booking them etc.

Room Tip: 3rd floor apartments are the best although there are no lifts.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Dee C
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clearsky261642, Manager at Coral Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

I have just logged onto my computer and saw your very nice review. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback as it made our day and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

After a long, tiring 23 hr plane journey we were greeted to a very warm welcome by Graeme on arrival. Our 2 bedroom apartment was spacious clean and modern with lovey views over the pool and lush gardens to the beach, perfect!!!! From the first email with Merilyn to checkout everything was faultless. The resort was quiet even though it was school holidays and we would recommend the resort to all ages, you wont be disappointed. Thank you to Graeme & Merilyn for making our holiday very special and the weather was just perfect, we will be back. from O'Connell family.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Coral Sands Beachfront Resort

Address: Cnr Trinity Beach Road & Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Trinity Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Trinity Beach
Price Range: $103 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Coral Sands Beachfront Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coral Sands Beachfront Resort is perfectly located right on the Esplanade facing the beach and only 15 minutes north of Cairnsl Airport. Set on 2 acres of tropical gardens, the resort features a large lagoon style swimming pool, BBQ areas, tour desk and a beachfront licensed restaurant, which is open for lunch & dinner. Stylishly decorated fully air conditioned 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully air-conditioned, self-contained beach front apartments featuring modern kitchens with microwave, dishwasher, ceiling fans, full size fridge, oven, stove, ensuite bathrooms, full laundry, flat screen TV’s in lounge and master bedroom, Cable TV, Ipod, DVD, in room safe. With spacious open plan living areas, floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening onto a private balcony all boasting views of the extensive tropical gardens, lagoon style swimming pool and many with stunning ocean vistas. Free WIFI is available through-out the Resort, conditions do apply. “500 megabytes per day for two devices ... more   less 
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Coral Sands Beachfront Hotel Trinity Beach
Coral Sands Beachfront Resort Trinity Beach, Cairns Region

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