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The Sands - Waiheke Island

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A friend who lives on Waiheke recommended The Sands to me. She said: "you can't go past it- because the spacious apartments and villas are just metres off the BEST Waiheke beach- Onetangi. The views are stunning. The layout and fitout of each apartment is fantastic. The complex mangers are really good sorts" BEST advice ever! The location is incredible....

1Thank mccahill
West Scotland
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The beach at Onetangi is lovely and the Sands is right on it. However, the place itself is hideous, a huge concrete block which resembles a barracks. The promised seaview from our apartment was a glimpse (round another part of the barracks) and there was no terrace, balcony or anywhere to sit out. Easily the most disappointing place we stayed...

1Thank KimWestScotland
TheSandsWaiheke, Owner at The Sands - Waiheke Island, responded to this review

Sorry you felt this way about the Sands Kim. You made your booking through booking.com and it does state if you want a good seaview to conctact us to arrange. It also states that not all apartments have a seaview. We do not and have never advertised have balconys in our apartments nor outdoor areas. These are limited to balconys...

Auckland New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Sands is well located. Our apartment, number 6, was very comfortable and had a pleasant view of the sea but has a strong smell of damp and mildew. We would have expected that there be at least salt, pepper and cooking oil in the kitchen, but it's a hotel room with a kitchen. Otherwise, a very pleasant stay.

Thank AucklandTraveller
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The accommodation was good and the location fantastic (one would expect this at $425 per night) and definitely worthy of a revisit, however our experience from day one with the on-site manager was poor. He was unfriendly and somewhat grumpy for the most part. Our stay was 5 nights and WE had to ask for the place to be cleaned...

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

Sorry you had such a bad stay Dedan and Kelly. We have a policy here that the rooms are serviced once a week, so if your stay is less than 7 days you don’t get serviced, These holiday apartments are completely self-service, on the check-in form you would have seen all of this information stating this. We do service the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We recently stayed here for a week and found the apartments well located and very comfortable. The villas are spacious and well equipped however considering there is no good shop in Onetangi for provisions I felt a few kitchen staples such as salt & pepper would have been appreciated.The gardens are well maintained and the BarBQue area works well. Management...

Thank 79suzannem79
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We spent 8 nights at The Sands in a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment.This was our second stay at this amazing spot. The apartment was perfect for us (parents and two teenagers). The location is right on Onetangi beach (the best beach on Waiheke) but at the end so very quiet and private. The views are spectacular - and nothing beats...

Thank mwc229
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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.

1Thank juliedM2017
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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...

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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...

2Thank Cathy3516

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 12,285 - ₹ 17,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sands - Waiheke Island 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Bring bug repellent if you are really bothered by mosquitos. They make their way into the rooms at night.”
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“IF you are not as quiet as a mouse do not stay here.”
Jazz168, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The higher the room the better the view you will have of the ocean.”
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“Make sure you book a room with a seaview”
AucklandTraveller, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
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