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4.6 out of 5

"It felt like home and extremely comfortable. All the creature comforts and heaps of space " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 19 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Yamba awaits you at The Sands Resort. Within steps you'll find Dolphin Park and Pippi Beach within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this beachfront property include 2 outdoor swimming pools, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

You can enjoy a TV with cable channels, and each apartment features free WiFi, 2 bathrooms, and a furnished balcony. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. A living room, a dining area, and a DVD player are also available.

Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts, spa tub, and pool loungers. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Yamba property, you'll be 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Yamba Beach.

3 Bedroom Villa

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

2 Bedroom Garden Townhouse

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

3 Bedroom Ocean Front Apartment First Floor

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

3 Bedroom Ocean Front Apartment Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

3 Bedroom Penthouse

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

2 Bedroom Ocean Front Apartment First Floor

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Sands Resort ratings based on 137 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Sands Resort

Everyone (55) Couples (21) Family (61) Other (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2020

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5 out of 5
It felt like home and extremely comfortable. All the creature comforts and heaps of space

Posted by , from Central Coast NSW on 19 Oct. 2020

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3 out of 5
Staff were friendly and helpful. Location was nice across from the beach. Spacious 2-bed apartment, which was well equipped and has everything you need. But I thought the property was overpriced. There was nothing special about this place and there wasn’t much service. I stayed 11 nights and my apartment was cleaned once. 2 flights of stairs to lug all my bags! I had to ask a few times what there was to do - no offer to book anything for me. And booking a massage at the local place was so difficult! I didn’t end up getting one in the two weeks I was there. This place was nice. I liked the secure aspect of it. But there needs to be a little more energy to really lift the standard! Also, I could hear footsteps above my apartment, which disturbed my sleep, some crazy person screaming (I assume external to the property) on one night and when trying to take a nap to make up for lost sleep I could only hear kids in the pool screaming Marco Polo. This place is probably great if you’re a family travelling with kids and if you’re happy to do everything for yourself. It was ok, could be amazing or cheaper.

Posted by , from Sydney on 18 Sep. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Aug. 2020

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5 out of 5
Excellent view and location right across the road from the beach.

Posted by , from Albury on 6 Aug. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Aug. 2020 by The Sands Resort

Wow, thank you very much!

5 out of 5
It's very spacious. Nicely appointed. Nice beachy decor. Sounds of waves. Balcony.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 22 Jun. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jun. 2020 by The Sands Resort

Thank you so much CreatureFeature!!

4 out of 5
Overall it was good. Although a bit over priced. I was extremely disappointed that there was construction scaffolding right in front of our balcony obstructing our view. Ocean view is why i paid to be on the top floor, not construction view.

Posted by on 28 May 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 May 2020 by The Sands Resort

Thank you for the feedback Anon, we are glad to see you enjoyed the stay. Our apologies for the scaffolding, during the downturn the resort is getting some maintenance done and we did inform all guests, however understand your dissapointment. We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
When a small issue arose with a bathroom it was fixed same day😊

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan. 2020 by The Sands Resort

Thank you for the review Anon! and we are always happy to fix any issue that may arise as soon as it is brought to our attention :)

4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan. 2020 by The Sands Resort

Thanks Anonymous! hope to see you again

Property Features

As a guest of The Sands Resort, you'll find 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the luxury The Sands Resort. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Yamba apartment is smoke free.

  • 35 guestrooms or units
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Grafton, NSW (GFN) (71.5 km / 44.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Sands Resort offers 35 accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 4.5-star apartment have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Yamba apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room kitchen
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions and lockbox information prior to arrival. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM.
Guests will receive an email with special check-in information and lockbox information prior to arrival. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 25 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a trundle bed.

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

A credit 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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards 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.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No lifts
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Private entrance
  • Security system
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is 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 available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 500.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 25 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25 per night
  • High chair fee: AUD 25 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Sands Resort Yamba
  • Sands Yamba
  • The Sands Resort Yamba
  • The Sands Resort Apartment
  • The Sands Resort Apartment Yamba

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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*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.