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The Sands - Waiheke Island

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our second stay here and once a again a brilliant experience. Lovely spacious 3 bedroom apartment with all the facilities you need for a great family stay. Couldn't be closer to the beach, views were a bonus. Awesome bbq area available. Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 2 bedroom 2 level villa directly on the beach for 4 nights at Christmas. The villa was spacious and the setting perfect. The beds were super-comfortable although not all the linen was clean. We found the managers helpful. Although the villa had new flooring throughout it was otherwise quite dated and tired. Our biggest gripes: the advertising...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we (family of 4 adults) first arrived at the Sands, Waiheke we were absolutely stunned by the view and peaceful surroundings. There was a folding window that you could open completely to reveal a breathtaking view of the sea (apartment 22 stair access only). The apartment was relatively clean, comfortable (beds super comfy) and self equipped with everything you...

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Thank Cathy3516
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a good time here but if a sea view matters it's really important when you book to check on exactly how much of the sea you will view. When we booked the publicity stated that all rooms have views of the sea, but when we arrived in ours the view was more of concrete than water. The second...

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Thank Charlie L
Auckland
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Lovely apartment with a fantastic view of the beach. Fell asleep listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. Nice sized apartment with good facilities. Is not serviced daily but plenty of towels and other items in the room. Onetangi Beach is a bit isolated, which is great if you want to get away from it all,...

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We began by arriving at 11pm after an excursion. There is literally no one anywhere to greet you. Finally we starting screaming"HELLO" to which a light came on and a barefoot man greeted us, made us sign a paper, showed us our room and left. Hospitality a solid zero out of ten. The room smelled like sheep live in the...

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TheSandsWaiheke, Owner at The Sands - Waiheke Island, responded to this review

Thanks Ramzy for the review and sorry you found our hospitality zero. Our office hours are 8am to 8pm and we had tried to get in contact with you to see if all was ok and a eta at 8pm, by 11 we went to bed and at 11.45pm when you arrived we were well asleep,so not as bright &...

Reviewed 23 October 2016

The apartment was perfect for a weekend away in Waiheke. It's directly across from the beach, a short walk from a couple wineries, and just next to the bus stop. The manager was incredibly friendly and insightful, he made staying there easy and went beyond our expectations. Overall, I highly recommend The Sands for anyone looking into a place for...

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Thank Rob S
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great Apartments. lovely location. Nice views and close to great Cafes and eateries. Well appointed and quiet. Hosts very nice but the Cleaners need to be sacked. Very disappointing presentation of such lovely Units.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2016

On arrival. And during our stay we found the manager unfriendly with poor service. We have stayed in many resorts as we find the service top grade. For the money paid we did not find this up to standard with other resorts. The apartment was not very clean the bathroom in particular. . The apartment needs an upgrade. Apart from...

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TheSandsWaiheke, Owner at The Sands - Waiheke Island, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Jude. While we all try to walk around with a smile on our face in this industry, sometimes we are nothing more than being human. The apartments here are individually owned and the decor can differ slightly from one to another. Sorry about the bathrooms not being clean we will pass this onto our staff for...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Right on Onetangi Beach. Very clean, tidy, modern apartment. Close to bus routes. Three cafes/restaurants near by. Quiet and peaceful and we could hear the sea for the duration of our visit. The hosts were very welcoming and went out of their way to be of assistance. Even gave great local meal advice for the travelling vegetarian among us. We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on Onetangi Beach, The Sands offers a selection of one, two & three bedroom fully self contained apartments. Close to ferry points, wineries and other island attractions. We are only a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sands - Waiheke Island

Address: 141 The Strand, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island > Onetangi
Price Range: $247 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sands - Waiheke Island 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Make sure you ask for a room with a full sea view - ours did have this”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper levels have best views of sea but stair access only. Take mosquito repellant.”
 of 5 bubbles Cathy3516, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check how much sea you will see”
 of 5 bubbles charliel16, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If possible phone then follow up with an email to ensure you get what you are paying for”
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“If unable to walk up stairs, request a lower floor.”
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