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3.9 out of 5

"Plenty of space and great amenities. We were on the ground floor with easy access to the pool (with shade cloth) and undercover car parking. Thorough ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 18 Mar 2019

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Hotel Description

At this aparthotel, you'll be 12.4 km (7.7 mi) from Cairns Esplanade and 12.8 km (8 mi) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Highlights at this aparthotel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

You can enjoy an LCD TV with a DVD player, and the apartment features a balcony or patio, a coffee/tea maker, and a ceiling fan. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. A rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and an iron/ironing board are also available.

The aparthotel's own lounge bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Holloways Beach aparthotel, attractions include Cairns Convention Centre and Reef Fleet Terminal.

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$163* Per night/room 8 May - 9 May

Pacific Sands Holiday Apartments ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pacific Sands Holiday Apartments

Everyone (7) Couples (3) Family (8)
4 out of 5
Plenty of space and great amenities. We were on the ground floor with easy access to the pool (with shade cloth) and undercover car parking. Thorough communications with Jan and directions for out-of-office arrival. Main bedroom air-con was noisy but a wonderful venue for an overnight stay.

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Mar. 2019 by Jan Oxley Manager

Thankyou for your input. Air con noise reported to unit owners.

5 out of 5
Value for money convenient location and large apartments

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Mar. 2019 by Jan Oxley Manager

Thanks again.

4 out of 5
Rom clean. My adult children stayed in this apartment, so everyone had their own space.

Posted by on 21 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Oct. 2018 by Jan

Thanks a bunch.

4 out of 5

Spacious unit near beach

Pros: Customer focused manager, size of unit.
Unit 10 fabulous and comfortable queen bed in main bedroom - gel mattress. Unit needs some tlc and the microwave and kettle whilst functional require updating. All other appliances in good order. Lounge comfortable. Great pool, quiet location near the beach. Also some food places within walking distance. Undercover parking. Kitchen, lounge and dining area good space and found it was quite adequate for our 7 & 8 year old grandchildren. Spacious 2nd bedroom, plenty of storage. Quite a large complex with both residential and holiday units in a residential area -so quiet. Garden well cared for.

Posted by , from Toowoomba on 13 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jul. 2018 by Jan Oxley Manager.

Thankyou for your appraisal. The new microwave and new kettle in place also brand new single beds for the second bedroom. Some internal painting scheduled in 5 days time. The review took a few days to come through.

4 out of 5

Spacious Unit

Pros: Proximity to amenities
Cons: See comments above
Location: Close to beach, quiet street, walk to cafe
Pacific Sands is close to the beach and within walking distance to cafes. The unit was clean and spacious with laundry facilities and roomy wardrobes. The second bedroom does not have airconditioning which seems unusual in the tropics. There is only one bedside table in rhis room and the one reading lamp was on the top shelf of the wardrobe. The airconditioning unit in the main bedroom is noisy. We didn't need to use the kitchen so can't comment about it. The unit was value for money for three people.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Apr. 2018 by Jan Oxley

Thankyou for letting me know. The air conditioner will be getting a service as it is 5 years old. Many of the holiday apartments have a split system as a replacement I do have a portable air conditioner that people use in the second bedroom, should a request be sent to me. Many bookings being for couples.

4 out of 5

Great overnighter

Jane was very accommodation despite my very late arrival afterhours! Great service and it was nice to come into a clean room with all the amenities after a long day working in the Sun. Definitely stay there next time I am up in Cairns!!!

Posted by , from QLD, Australia on 13 Jul. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Sep. 2016 by Jan Oxley Manager

Many guests arrive out of hours and it is no problem at all. Thanks for the write up.

1 out of 5

Do not book

* found toilet blocked and overflowing within minutes of check in * room not cleaned * Wi-Fi not available despite advertising; also no mobile phone service in area * appliances at least 20 years old * the air conditioning advertised was one room only + broken in master bedroom

Posted by , from perth on 11 Jan. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Sep. 2016 by Jan Oxley Manager

No complaints from guest save not wanting to pay for internet dongle. Advertised that charges apply. My mobile on Telstra has worked past 4 years. No reports of toilet blocked. Same cleaner last 12 months and no complaint made to manager.

5 out of 5
Pros: Dinner buffet
Cons: South side restaurant
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Good, Friendly; Cleanliness: Beautiful; breakfast ok, but I missed continetal yhings like cheese, salami etc.

Posted by , from Germany on 14 Sep. 2014

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3 out of 5
Pros: Was in Holloways Beach
Cons: Bed was really uncomfortable. Floor was dirty, washing machine had stains all over it. Oven was antique. Television was too small for room.
Value: Reasonable; Definitely would not stay here again.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 11 Aug. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Aug. 2014 by

Thankyou for your feed back. The unit has been closed for maintenance and a bathroom upgrade has been commenced- including a new shower recess. The cleaner has been put on notice of the dirty bathroom floor and the unit owner has agreed to further the expenses for new white goods over the next few months. The TV set being a 32 inch is the normal screen size for many of these units and 12 months old.Thousand of dollars being spent on this unit.

5 out of 5
Pros: Good value for money, roomy
Cons: Internet not included
Location: Tranquil, Just right
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Bargain; Service: Respectful, Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Spotless; Very close to beach with swimming enclosure, 2 minutes walk/

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Townsville on 2 Dec. 2013

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About the Pacific Sands Holiday Apartments

Location 25/1-19 Poinciana Street, Holloways Beach, QLD 4878

Property Features

As a guest of this aparthotel, you'll find an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. This aparthotel also features a garden and laundry facilities. The front desk is open around the clock. Self parking is free. This 4-star Cairns aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1992
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) (11.5 km / 7.1 mi)
  • Train station: Freshwater Station (9 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This aparthotel offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations at this 4-star aparthotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight 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 9 AM - 6:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after midnight 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

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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • 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 not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

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

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