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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thelma looks after this place and her service level is outstanding, nothing is too much trouble. The apartment is large and well equipped,although not modern.The views are stunning,although the road noise is a bit annoying. Location cannot be bettered,everything is walkable to,and the beach is just over the road!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The complex is old but it has had a makeover at least once so it is reasonably modern. We had a ground floor unit at the front across from the beach. A nice outlook but a little noisy as the windows arent double glazed. The unit was furnished nicely with the bed in a separate room which made it seem...

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Thank Ah62
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night as a little treat to enjoy a night of luxury whilst travelling in a "campercar" around NZ and we were not disappointed! Lovely spacious 3 bed apartment with stunning views of the ocean, really comfy bed and a bath to die for! Thelma has thought of everything you could need and the apartment was very...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We tried a number of properties for accommodation along the Oceanside and found this one the most hospitable, welcoming, clean and above all the cheapest. Our apartment was a 70s - 80s style 3 bedroom unit as it was all that was available for the nights we required. Only 100 meters from the main st and shops. Fantastic views from...

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Thank Steve M
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We visited Sandy Shores but never stayed as we were double booked and were subsequently asked to leave as there was some confusion over our booking. Interestingly enough the room was organised for our arrival with an extra bed put in place as four had arrived to stay in one of the ground floor apartments. The issue was also not...

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Sessame, Owner at Sandy Shores apartments, responded to this review

I am so sorry for the misunderstanding but I did say Saturday on the phone and in my opinion you arrived a day early I have never double booked in all my years motelling What happened was I thought it was Saturday instead it was Friday and we already had a booking for that date which I clearly stated on...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Our stay at Sandy Shores was very comfortable and pleasant. The rooms are well equipped and the beds were excellent. It is next to the beach and centrally located. The host was very friendly and helpful.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

These apartments are in a small group literally across the road from the beach and a couple of blocks from town and restaurants, so an excellent location. We stayed overnight in the downstairs 1 bedroom apartment which was very clean and comfortable. We had booked last minute and hotels were full but got this apartment for a reasonable price. It...

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Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Just coming to the end of atwo week stay at sandy-shores just loved it the views to die for and the great accommadation ,we stay in the top apartment which was totally wonderful,our host Thelma just the most wonderful person you could meet we have already booked for next year can't wait to come again

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2016

What an amazing place as well as an amazing host. We stayed in the upstairs apartment for three nights and wished that we could have stayed longer. This apartment has everything in it that you need and the view is just amazing. The apartment is VERY clean, tidy and comfortable and Thelma (the host) is wonderful and does an amazing...

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

Very comfortable, well equipped apartment. Entire family love the location. The beach is wonderful and so close. Everything we needed to cook a meal and chill out enjoying the view. Free wifi kept the kids happy when the sun went down and they had to stop swimming. Wish we could stay longer.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sandy Shores apartments

Address: 14 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Number of rooms: 3
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Whitianga
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Top floor apartment much better views”
 of 5 bubbles daved735, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the front have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles wilanalg, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles uptightoutasight, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Book the top apartment”
 of 5 bubbles 951dereky, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Amazing views - quiet, clean excellent host”
 of 5 bubbles 822LindaF, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
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