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Golden Sands Beachfront Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Yorkeys Knob B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Had a great stay. Nice apartment and friendly service. The pool was really nice and the place was clean and tidy. We had a big green frog on the back wall outside keeping us company next to a private area where we had meals. Would recommend this place.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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GoldenBoy1214, Manager at Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We just took over the business and thank you very much and we look forward to see you again under new management
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 6 weeks while looking for work in Cairns, The manager Michelle was very accommodating and friendly. The office was only open until early afternoon but given it was the wet season, and she was always available by picking up the phone, it was never a problem. Rooms were basic but had every thing we required for our stay. Location was great, quiet suburb with the beach a short stroll from the front door. Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank JRAR22
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GoldenBoy1214, Manager at Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We just took over the business and thank you very much and we look forward to see you again under new management
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

The rooms are old and dirty and there is no beachfront whatsoever you can not see any of the beach at this place. The pool was ok but dirty, Wouldn't recommend staying unless you have to. The complex is quiet I guess because of location. Wasn't happy with it and certainly wasn't value for money

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank AntnJoobie R
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GoldenBoy1214, Manager at Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We just took over the business and thank you very much and we look forward to see you again under new management
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Our family of four stayed in a two bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor (lift or stair access). The balcony did have views towards the ocean with the other side towards neighbouring block and apartments. In saying that though the morning sun was lovely sitting out having breakfast. The unit's 2 bedrooms both have their own bathrooms. With bedroom views toward the back looking over the tennis court. (we enjoyed a family game - free tennis rackets provided, there's also a basketball ring).
The kitchen is basic with the basic essentials, not suitable for whipping up a gourmet meal but functional. Would be great to have access to a bbq. The laundry with washing machine & dryer is in the hallway alcove. The unit is very roomy, the lounge has digitial TV, cane furniture - the couch folded out to a bed if required. There is no radio/stereo Ipod system.
The pool is suitable for older and young children it is located on the beach side of Golden sands making the walk to the beach about 1 minute! The stinger net from Nov to March is a the other end of the beach. It a great beach for walks as well. A MUST do is the Star Apple restaurant located at Golden Sands( next to the pool area)- exceptional quality asian inspired menu, small and intimate and fabulous hosts.
Sure Golden Sands could do with a makeover - vertical blinds, cane furniture & older style bathrooms however for the $ it is good value. There are a number of permanent residents so it can't be that bad! We'd go back. I booked directly with the managers who were helpful and responded quickly to my queries.
Yorkey's is a quiet beach location and unless you want to chill out and not go anywhere you really need a car, especially if you love coffee! A few takeaways and a decent restaurant Crocadillas as well as Yorkey's Boat Club & Marina-offers courtesy bus pickup.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank amber44_10
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GoldenBoy1214, Manager at Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We just took over the business and thank you very much and we look forward to see you again under new management
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

The "new" manager- new to us!- is Roy. He did everything he could to make our week long stasy great. Apartments are excellent- washing machine, dryer, large balcony, good sized bedroom, living room and kitchen area. Shower room -no bath.
Local restaurants very good- we did some eat-outs and some eat-ins. Takeaway of proper meals means you can sit on your balcony with really good food after a day out (in our case a late day after being trapped by floods).
Roy also readily booked excursions offering good discounts- one of our party went to the Reef and got a chunk of money off the list price.
Site restaurant opens this week. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ethelman2
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GoldenBoy1214, Manager at Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We just took over the business and thank you very much and we look forward to see you again under new management
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Very disappointed in our stay here. We stayed a few years back and had heard the location was great for windsurfing and kitesurfing (which it is!). There was also a little restaurant where we could have a late afternoon drink and the staff were great.
Don't expect any of that! No restaurant or bar and no facilities other than the pool (unfortunately there is a real mosquito problem so there is no option to relax around the pool)
It is certainly not a 'resort' ( no facilities) - there are also many people living here permanently so it feels too much like a rental unit block.
Yorkey's Knob is a beautiful beach and the locals are great. I would say you would be better off based in the city and drive or catch a bus out to the beaches for a day or two - it's only a 15 minute drive and you will have much more access to other activities from town.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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GoldenBoy1214, Manager at Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

we are very sorry to hear your experience
We just took over the business and thank you very much and we look forward to see you again under new management
Cheers

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Reviewed 16 August 2011

It has been a couple of years since we stayed at the Golden Sands Resort; the place looks quite fresh, Roy our manager was great to deal with and the stay was very pleasant indeed. The exterior has had a spruce up; the two units I have been staying in had fresh tiles and the tired furniture has been updated; clean & bright.
I love the location, it is great that the cyclone did little visual damage to the area; a few trees have disappeared from the view and the beach looks even closer! The restaurant is not functioning at present due to the cyclone event; but it really is business as usual in every other way!
This is still my lodging of choice in the Northern Beaches area, the local food and restaurant offerings - including the new Thai Star of Siam are great and I never miss a visit to the Boat Club; but not Monday nights as that is the big local evening and it is difficult to get a seat! Yorkey's Knob is hard to beat; the Golden Sands Resort is the icing on the proverbial cake!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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GoldenBoy1214, Owner at Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We just took over the business and thank you very much and we look forward to see you again under new management
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Beachfront Resort

Address: 12-14 Deauville Close, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yorkeys Knob
Price Range: £69 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Sands Beachfront Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Sands Beachfront Apartment Resort is located at Yorkeys Knob, just 15 minutes from the Cairns CBD and airport. Offering one and two bedroom self-contained holiday apartments, Golden Sands Resort Cairns is right on the Yorkeys Knob beachfront with only open lawns and gardens separating your holiday apartment from the long stretch of golden sand that is Yorkeys Knob beach. Soak up the ambience of a secluded lush tropical garden setting right on the beachfront at Yorkeys Knob... enjoy the tranquillity while knowing you are within easy reach of all the excitement and grandeur that Cairns and Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Laze around the lagoon style “SOLAR HEATED” salt water pool, a constant 30 degrees year round or take a leisurely 30 second stroll to Yorkeys Knob Beach, enjoy a game of tennis or basketball. Large and spacious one and two bedroom air-conditioned holiday apartments with self contained catering and laundry facilities. ... more   less 
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