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Sandcastles on the Beach
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed here for one night. The place was clean. The only issue what we had was the hot water. We ran out after the second shower. It is just a few meters to the beach, but shops are a bit away. Allover a nice experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The place was dirty & this was supposed to be a Luxury Sea view apartment. Windows looking out to the Bay were filthy & the heavy old cloth blinds were unsuitable .There was old oily towels in the washing machine & an unpleasant smell. The remote didn't work & was not a matching one for the newish TV. Loud thumping & other noises could be heard from 6am onwards & we were on the top floor. The undercover car ports were old & narrow so that the vehicle had to be parked up against one wall to get out of the drivers seat. The older fridge was dirty inside & had a stale smell. We stayed 2 nights -there was no spare toilet roll & original one was not even full. There was NO coffee in the coffee jar,2 sugars only, NO milk in the fridge -in fact devoid of amenities. This was billed as Luxury accommodation. --- NOT !!

Some of the above problems were attended to when we complained -including a cursory mop of the bathroom & shower floor. A clean cycle on the Washing machine & removal of dirty stuff was also done. A proper remote was obtained.

Generally the unit was dusty & dirty throughout & the whole unit needed a proper thorough clean.
We did get a reduction in cost after insisting on it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank JamesAnd927
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

stayed here in April in a two bedroom ground floor apartment which opened to the grass area and beach. We found the room clean enough and well equiped so cant complain about anything like others have here. We felt that we would like to go back for a longer stay in future.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Brianwri
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed there previously for two nights and was good a bit dirty but ok for cost. Decided to stay there for Easter 2013 and it was a nightmare. Not only was the place disgusting and dirty all the cutlery and kitchen eqiptment had to be washed before using. The oven didnt work and we needed to cook a roast pork for Sunday lunch. They got an electrician out who said that the oven hadnt work for a while and that he couldnt fix it. We had to use a filthy old weber that was dirty as. NO REFUND OR COMPENSATION WAS OFFERED.
The floors and bathrooms were dirty and had not been swept or mopped in a while. None of the electrical items have been tested as per Australian Standards and Regulations.
Will never ever stay there again, Manager dont give a #**

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank 250NatalieF
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed in June 2012. We were given the key by a young man who was the son of the manager Lucy. The apartment was filthy. The inside of the microwave was covered in food and stank. The refrigerator had chocolate milk spilt through it. The showers had long black hair in them, the floors were sandy, the plates in the kitchen were put away dirty, the bathroom benches had makeup spilt on them. Need I go on. The manager was nowhere to be seen for the entire week we were there. I rang her mobile repeatedly and only got voicemail. We spent the entire first day disinfecting the entire place with a huge bottle of dettol, oh and we had to buy a broom as there was not one present. Totally disgusting, Very disappointing as the location is great.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank BrisFamily5
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Angie D
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

my family stayed at sandcastles this month, we had the best 2 weeks holiday in ages, the rooms are modern and clean and comfy, management put on a sunday Barby for the guests and played hooky and beach cricket with who ever wanted to play, lol, it was great, it was our first holiday in 3 years but we have been comming to Sandcastles for 10 yrs now and will continue to do so,, thanks for a fun time and see you next year, :) Lyn and family.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank beachy6741
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Address: 82 Miller St, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bargara
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Bargara
Price Range: $108 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandcastles on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Sandcastles on the Beach Bargara a self catering apartment resort. Without doubt our intimate holiday resort has arguably one of the best locations in Bargara right on the Ocean front, walk straight down to the beautiful Kellys Beach from the resort and within mere steps you will feel the sand between your toes. Sandcastles on the Beach Bargara offers beautiful views over the Ocean or Bargara Golf Course. A small intimate property featuring only 9 apartments with a lovely backdrop opening onto the beach, allowing privacy and the feeling of tranquility. All of our apartments are fully self contained featuring fully equipped kitchens, laundry, seperate living room and dining rooms, television with free to air television and resort wide Free WIFI. Each apartment comes with a balcony or patio with outdoor furniture. Located on the beachside of the property is our communal BBQ area with picnic tables that has been the backdrop for small weddings, private corporate functions or a simple afternoon gathering with family and friends. Onsite we offer Kayak hire, and access to bike hire to cycle the pathways of Bargara Scenic Coastline which is accessible from the Golf course side of the Resort. Sandcastles on the Beach is a 15 minute drive from the world famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery. It is a 20 minute drive from the Bundaberg Port Marina the launching point to visit the spectacular Southern Great Barrier Reef. Bundaberg CBD is 14kms, and the Airport is 25kms. We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastles on the Beach Bargara. ... more   less 
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