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4.6 out of 5

"View, grounds, location close to beach and walking distance to 2 restaurants. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 16 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

Whitsunday Sands Resort places you steps from Horseshoe Bay Beach and within a short 5-minute stroll of Grays Bay. Highlights at this beachfront motel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 44 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Additionally, irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

At the motel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite kids' swimming pool. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

With a stay at this 4-star Bowen motel, you'll be 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Kings Beach and 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from Mullers Lagoon Park.

Ocean Kitchenette Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$147* Per night/room 8 Jul. - 9 Jul.

1 Bedroom Deluxe King Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive King Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 Bedroom Deluxe Queen Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Whitsunday Sands Resort ratings based on 285 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Whitsunday Sands Resort

Everyone (146) Couples (94) Business (1) Family (39)
4 out of 5
View, grounds, location close to beach and walking distance to 2 restaurants.

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2022

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17 Jun. 2022 by Janet

Thank you Lynette for your lovely comments we really appreciate :-) Janet :-)

5 out of 5
Fantastic location, excellent service

Posted by on 12 May 2022

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21 May 2022 by Janet

A massive THANK YOU Kathryn for your amzing 5/5 and comments. We are pleased you had a wonderful time with us :-) Janet :-)

4 out of 5
all good top position

Posted by on 6 May 2022

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6 May 2022 by Janet

A big THANK YOU Dennis for your feedback and the 4/5 Stay safe and well Janet :-)

5 out of 5
Great locatipn. Beautiful view. The room was very comfortable and clean. We will stay longer next time.

Posted by on 5 May 2022

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6 May 2022 by Janet

A massive THANK YOU Rosemary for your amazing comments and the 5/5 it means a lot to us :-) Stay safe and well Janet :-)

5 out of 5
Awesome beautiful location, lovely clean and quiet.

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2022

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18 Apr. 2022 by Janet

Many thanks Adrijana for your amazing 5/5 score and comments :-) we really appreciate it :-) Stay safe and well Janet :-)

5 out of 5
Magic views

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2022

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24 Feb. 2022 by Janet

Many thanks Dan for your amazing 5/5 score, comment and for choosing to stay with us :-) stay safe and well Janet :-)

5 out of 5
Absolutely stunning sunset views over the water with the beach literally at your door step. Owners are just amazing people that are more than happy to help you with information about the town or places to visit, wouls definitely recommend

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2022

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22 Jan. 2022 by Janet

A big Thank you Luke for your amazing comments and the 5/5 we really do appreciate it so thank you :-) we are so pleased you had a wonderful stay with us and look forward to welcoming you both back again until then stay safe and well Janet :-)

5 out of 5
Everything exceeded expectations for this stay.!!

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2022

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17 Jan. 2022 by Janet

A big thank you for your 5/5 and amazing comment. We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay with us :-) Stay safe and well Janet :-)

5 out of 5
Access to so many beaches was perfect but a map in our room would have been nice, we discovered one beach as we were leaving sadly. The swimming pool has no shade and only a steel ladder to get in which is extremely hot.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2022

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16 Jan. 2022 by Janet

Thank you Debra for your 5/5 score and for choosing to stay with us. You do have a map in room it's in the compendium with lots more information or at reception there's information galore re the Resort and the surrounding area and beaches. Stay safe and well Janet :-)

5 out of 5
The location is prime, clean and well kept surroundings. Staff were friendly and helpful although it was concerning that none of the staff were wearing masks and not enforcing this policy.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2022

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16 Jan. 2022 by Janet

Hi Sophie, Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing your concern re the mask policy. We do and have followed all the policies for Accommodation providers since March 2020 and have done everything we need to do to take care of our guests as well as our staff. If we where a high rise accommodation provider with no outside walkways with only lifts and corridors with a shared air con offered this would be very different . Masks would have to be worn at all times as everyone would be constantly inside. Here at the Resort we all are fortunate to have fresh air where we all mainly work Stay safe and well Janet :-)

About the Whitsunday Sands Resort

Location 2A Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, QLD 4805

Property Features

Whitsunday Sands Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Whitsunday Sands Resort. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Bowen motel.

  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Bowen Station (9.6 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Whitsunday Sands Resort offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. This Bowen motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Whitsunday Sands Resort has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner and through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 14.00 for adults and AUD 14.00 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.9 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Whitsunday Sands Resort Bowen
  • Whitsunday Sands Resort
  • Whitsunday Sands Bowen
  • Whitsunday Sands
  • Whitsunday Sands Resort Motel
  • Whitsunday Sands Resort Bowen
  • Whitsunday Sands Resort Motel Bowen

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.