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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Staff in reception are always very friendly and helpful! The Room Cleaners always do an excellent job, and are friendly! The food is so nice, YUM, and very reasonably priced! There is a shopping centre right next door - Doctor, Bakery, Woolworths, Fruit/Veg Shop, Chinese Restaurant/Take Away, Chemist/Newsagent, Beauty Salon! Everything that you need without driving anywhere!

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Thank Janet S
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Staff were very patient and kind, explained everything well, was so easy for a last minute booking, quiet even tho its above a pub we heard no noise, lovely fresh linen and very clean room..no shampoo and conditioner but lovely fresh clean towels and clean bathroom. Great little balcony and ac with an extra fan and heater in a double... More 

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Thank Sharissa G
Gina H, General Manager at Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharissa G, Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. We are always happy to read nice things about our staff, and glad that our little hotel ticked all the boxes for your recent stay in Sydney. We look forward to having you back again. Happy Travelling! Gina Hooper Licensee More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Once again another great trip. Probably the only negative would be that there is no 'do not disturb' signs you can put on the door so if you are having a little nap expect to be woken up by cleaning staff entering or trying to enter

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Thank Rigwell
Newcastle, Australia
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We had a family room with a queen and two single beds. The room had a fridge and a microwave. The bathroom was a good size. The hotel is 50 metres from a small shopping centre. Food is easily available and parking is no problem. There is a small playground close to the hotel also.

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Thank bron1960
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Great stay Easy to get to, good price,Car park out the front of the pub & Shopping center not secured. Pub food great, No disabled access stairs up to rooms no lift. It is a short walk to the beach from the hotel but also a very steep walk

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Thank Alice P
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I have stayed at the Sands Hotel twice now. The rooms are clean, comfortable and maintained daily. The area is quiet. It is very convenient for Maroubra Beach which has a growing variety of eating places. The staff were helpful when I had an issue with a lightbulb and it was fixed by the time I returned to the room.

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Thank Susan S
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Rooms with good basic requirements for sleeping and breakfasting without the 'luxuries' of business centres and lounges. Well cleaned and provided for with straightforward simple bathroom that suited requirements well. Only downside was that wifi not working.

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1 Thank Craig B
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Location suited me well, room was adequate but the management don't have a single clue how to deal with business guests. Don't know how to create an account, pre-authorisation or any of the normal things hotels do. Restaurant wouldn't accept Amex but hotel would, one week able to charge to my room then stopped in second week. One of the... More 

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Thank Graham J
Gina H, General Manager at Sands Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear your experience at our hotel was sub optimal. We are a small, family-owned hotel with only 15 rooms and unfortunately do not have a dedicated front-desk, nor do we have a receptionist on site before 8am daily. We have found that most guests are happy to pay up front in order to facilitate a speedy check-out... More 

Tonga
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We came home to Australia for a Holiday and stayed at the Sands 2 different nights in our 10 day stay, loved the location and lovely clean rooms, staff were really helpful. I could not get onto the Wifi while there but the staff did everything they could to get me on. The food in the Bistro is fantastic.

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NSW
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Check in was easy, Staff were all very friendly & accommodating. Well equipped room that was clean & beds were comfortable. Basic amenities provided. We had a family room that was a good size. Slight musty/ smokey smell possibly from past guests. Would stay here again! Cheap & cheerful....

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Thank Anne-Marie0808

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sands Hotel in Maroubra offers the perfect 3.5 star (AAA Rated) accommodation base for exploring the wonderful Eastern Beaches of Sydney. We are like a friendly, first rate country motel and pub - only ours is just 20 minutes from both the centre of Sydney City and the airport! The Sands Hotel Motel consists of 15 rooms, all with free WIFI, ensuite, balcony, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, fridge, kettle, toaster, free tea and coffee, flat screen digital TV's (with over 20 channels to choose from) and daily servicing. Our Deluxe rooms are larger and are positioned to the quieter rear of the building, away from the street. Some Deluxe rooms are available with inter-connecting doors; ideal for large families (please call to check availability). All our rooms are on the first floor (up a short flight of stairs), with the Bistro, bar, function room and bottleshop on the ground floor. We are a friendly, family-run pub in the South Maroubra Shopping Village. We are community minded, and committed to providing a fun, safe and family friendly venue with great value meals from our Bistro, and well-maintained facilities in our motel and bar. There's ping-pong, darts, pool and arcade games, KENO, TAB and of course... really good beer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands Hotel

Address: 32-40 Curtin Cres, Maroubra, Randwick, New South Wales 2035, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Maroubra
Price Range: $150 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sands Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Standard rooms are spacious,have a microwave & crockery/ cutlery adequate for light breakfast/meal.Room 9 was quiet? bigger.Walk in showers”
 of 5 bubbles margaretgregor, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for fooms with double numbers as they are on the quiet side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Dianne672014, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Speak nicely to the receptionist and do not be rude or demanding!”
 of 5 bubbles dadeba, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in two standard rooms, one with a crib, and the rooms nice and quiet. Both had little balconies which was really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles soovain, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request for a room away from the bar / pub”
 of 5 bubbles Glen247, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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