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Sanctuary Lake Apartments
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Currumbin
melbourne
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“excellent”
Reviewed October 21, 2008

Right from the moment we contacted Mandy and Stuart we were made feel at home.
My partner and kids only stayed at Sanctuary Lake Apartments for nine days but it was the most relaxing nine days i have had in a long time.

as others have mentioned about the planes going over, you only hear them till about 9-30 -10pm then i believe the airport closes till 6am, which is good, but you would expect that if you choose to stay so close to the airport.
Plus it doesn’t take long to get up the theme parks via the motorway which is about 3-5 mins away
i initially chose to stay there because of the closeness to the airport for when we left to return home.
we didn't have to fight the morning peak traffic in surfers paradise to get the to the airport on time.
The spa pool and general surrounds were peaceful.
since we were given such a warm welcome we have told others about our stay there and hopefully they will stay there as well.
my partner and i liked the place so much that we have considered buying a unit in the complex when one becomes available in the future.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2007

These apartments were lovely, and would be perfect for a family, or for a couple.

We stayed with our 3 children, and we had two rooms, plus a bathroom and ensuite. There was plenty of room for all of us, and the washing machine and dryer were convenient as we stayed for 6 days.

We had a slight problem with the lights, but Mandy dealt with our problem within 1/2 an hour on a Sunday morning (her day off!).

There is a pool, a warm spa, and a kiddie wading pool, which were immaculately maintained. The beach was only a short walk away.

The apartment was furnished with relatively new and fresh furniture, and the bed was extremely comfortable!

There was the odd plane going over, but it wasn't enough to bother us. The apartments were in a nice quiet area, next to the wildlife park, and the underground parking was secure and convenient.

Mandy and Stuart were lovely and accommodating with our late arrival, and very well prepared.

If you are staying a few days, be aware you may need to bring your own dishwashing power, dishwashing liquid, washing powder, toilet paper, soap and facewashers. We just bought ours in little containers to save us buying them when we arrived.

  • Liked — The comfortable bed, the lovely pool and large size apartment
  • Disliked — There are a few stairs
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2006

The website looked lovely, so we booked a long weekend away with our two very young children.
Sanctuary Lake apartments is located right behind Currumbin Wildlife Park, and we were also given a 10% discount voucher for there when we checked in, which was an added bonus.
The apartment itself had everything you'd need to stay there for as long as you needed, and it was pretty spacious too.
We paid $295 for 2 nights, check in at 2pm, check out at 10am, but they were quite flexible with our check out time as I asked if we could have a little bit longer so our boys could have a nap before we left and they just asked us what time, we said midday, so she said, 12.30, then we don't have to worry, so very obliging.
We had a 2 bedroom apartment, our room had an ensuite with shower and there was also another bathroom with a bath and toilet, the laundry was also tucked away behind sliding doors in there, so out of sight.
It really was spotless and our bed was the comfiest I've ever slept in, other than my own.
The pool was a beautiful big lagoon, with a sandy beach, there was also a big spa, which was lovely, all set amongst palm trees.
Surfers Paradise was about a 20 min drive north on the Gold Coast Highway from where we were staying, but we've stayed at Surfers before, and its so noisey at night that we found it very hard to sleep, whereas Sanctuary Lake was lovely and peaceful, no traffic noise either, but the airport was nearby, so you would have the odd plane going over by day, but they stopped at 9pm and they didn't start very early in the morning either.
The beach was just 30 m away, so virtually on the doorstep.
It really was an ideal spot and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Liked — spotlessly clean, comfortable, right next to beach and beautiful pool and spa.
  • Disliked — only downside was the planes going over I guess, but that wasn't all the time, and only daytime and early evening, didn't really bother us.
  • Tips/Secrets — everything is in the apartment you would need, but to use the washing machine, dishwasher, or just to wash dishes you have to provide your own detergents and you only get one toilet roll in each bathroom.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Sanctuary Lake Apartments
Address: 40 Teemangum St, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland 4223, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Currumbin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Currumbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctuary Lake Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy our comfortable self-contained 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with a view of our tropical gardens or pools. We are sure that you will enjoy the state of sunshine while staying with us. Within minutes of walk to beach and shopping area. The Sanctuary Wildlife Zoo just around the corner. ... more   less 
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