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4.6 out of 5

"Stairs stairs stairs. Stayed in 3 bedroom penthouse and needed to climb 4 flights to get to room. No lifts. It was ok for our young family but would b ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 18 Jun 2021

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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 the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Yamba property include Yamba Golf and Country Club and Barri 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 138 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 (22) Family (60) Other (1)
3 out of 5
Stairs stairs stairs. Stayed in 3 bedroom penthouse and needed to climb 4 flights to get to room. No lifts. It was ok for our young family but would be impossible for older groups. Great views of puppies beach. Could see dolphins whales. Pippie beach which is opposite was Unpatrolled and full of dogs. Accomodation was away from Main Street which was good. Yamba shops have strange opening hours if you are unaware.

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jun. 2021 by Manager

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are pleased your enjoyed the views of Pippies Beach and the location. We hope we can welcome you back in the future and can look at other options of accommodation with less stairs.

4 out of 5
Been there many times and always love the spot

Posted by on 12 May 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jun. 2021 by Manager

Thank you for your review. We are please you are a regular and enjoy the Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are visiting Yamba

5 out of 5
Loved it! Great location and good space for our family.

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Apr. 2021 by The Sands Resort

Thank you for the lovely feedback. Hope to see you again

5 out of 5
Spacious clean units. 2 balconies, multi air conditioning if needed. Across the street from the beach , unpatrolled, and not far from good restaurant options

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Feb. 2021 by Manager

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review form your recent stay. We are please you found our apartments spacious and clean. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future

5 out of 5
The property was quiet and well appointed. The bed I slept in had a comfortable mattress. The unit was beautifully furnished. We had a very relaxing stay.

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2021

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8 Feb. 2021 by Manager

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a review. We are pleased you found the property quiet and well appointed. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are visiting Yamba

4 out of 5
Good location opposite the beach and property grounds were nice with good pool area. The apartment was spacious inside but a little dated and in need of modernisation. The balcony furniture was poor, didn’t match and was very old/rusty. Some of the chairs had been replaced with cheap white plastic ones.

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Feb. 2021 by Manager

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on your recent stay. We are pleased you found the location good with being so close to the beach

4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jan. 2021 by The Sands Resort

Thank You!

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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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

  • 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 Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. 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. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • 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.

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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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.