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Sandy Shores apartments
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Whitianga
Arlington, Virginia
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39 reviews
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“Oceanside views with a Good Price and Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed at the Sandy Shores for a weekend in January 2013 and absolutely loved it! It was right across from the beach and a quick 5 min walk into town for the ferry or 5 minutes in the opposite direction to the Lost Springs. We were in the bottom unit. There is a bedroom and a full bed in the living room. On occasion you can hear people walking on the street but the sounds of the ocean waves make it all okay. There is a full kitchen (including a microwave, which is a big deal in NZ) and had all of the necessities to make your own home-cooked meals. The owner, Thelma, was also very nice and accommodating. For the price, space, and location, it was probably the best place I stayed in New Zealand. So if you are planning to visit Whitianga, I highly recommend the Sandy Shores.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Sessame, Manager at Sandy Shores apartments, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thanks for that It was apleasure to have you stay with us Thelma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed for a night and wished it was a week. We booked the second floor unit with the never ending views over the bay. The rooms were amazing, everything has been freshly painted, the furniture is new. This isn't a room with a view, it's an entire house with a view. We will definitely be back to stay here. We have paid more for a nights accommodation that promised so much on the web page but didn't deliver. Sandy Shores is a win.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2011

We stayed in the lower left unit which had all the basics but seemed a bit old and tired. The bedroom is quite tight for space. The front room looks out on the main road and the sea beyond but the traffic and associated noise is very close and people walking by are above you and look in.

Room Tip: The upper unit would have been a better choice
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2010

Our hostess obviously enjoys looking after people. Lovely units with everything you could think of needing, and then some.
Our unit looked out towards the beach, and with shaded windows meant the people walking by couldn't see in. (view and privacy!!)
I would have liked to have stayed longer. warm beaches... and hot beach not too far away!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandy Shores apartments
Address: 14 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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Beach Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
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Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Whitianga
Number of rooms: 3

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