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Golden Sands Beachfront Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Yorkeys Knob B&B and Inns
Singapore
1 review
“Wonderful hosts!!”
Reviewed 20 August 2009

We stayed at the Golden Sands Beachfront Resort for five nights in beginning of July 2009, and absolutely loved it. Beautiful spot! Spacious apartment (one bedroom) and a sofa bed in living room, perfect for us, a family of four. You don't have a view of the Pacific from the big balconies in the apartment, but the beach is right behind the palm trees only a 2 minute walk away, and the beach is spectacular and very child friendly. Our hosts Tanya, Adam and Roy where extremely helpful, arranging all our tours and transportation to our outermost satisfaction. Yorkey's Knob is the perfect location for visiting Tjapukai and the Scienic Railway/ Kuranda/ Skyrail and Cairns is only a 15 minute drive away. You need help regarding transportation or hire a car, since it's pretty secluded. We had a nice dinner at the Yacht Club one night. It's a simple, genuine, peaceful resort, perfect for relaxation, without the stress of crowded fancy tourist traps. Cheers, Tanya and Adam, for making our Great Barrier Adventure even better!
Pernille and Peter, Emilie 6 and Rasmus 8, Denmark.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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s.wales uk
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Reviewed 8 January 2009

What a lovely resort- clean, modern,smart ,safe such a pleasure to stay here. the pool was fab and Brian so helpful with trips and car hire it certainly made our xmas break so memorable- dont hestitate to book here............

Stayed December 2008
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Afghanistan
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Reviewed 20 November 2008

I travelled to the Golden Sands Resort while on military leave from Afghanistan. I researched and found the establishment online.
The words escape me how to describe just how good this vacation spot and accomodation proved to be. A first-rate beachfront apartment that was spacious, comfortable, clean, and located perfectly for a fantastic vacation in Queensland. Yorkey's Knob beach is a simple walk out the front of the resort which takes you past an elegant saltwater swimming pool on the resort grounds and a co-located restaurant which serves gourmet food.
The town of Yorkey's Knob is small in size, therefore very quaint, yet it has all that a person would need for a relaxing vacation. (i.e.grocery store, post office, boat club, three excellent restaurants, golf course, etc) However, Cairns is a short fifteen minute ride by public bus. Cairns has all that a larger city can offer and more. A great place to spend the day shopping or enjoy some nightlife at the casino or a local pub.
The most outstanding feature of the Golden Sands Resort are the resort hosts, however!! A husband and wife who are two of the most gracious people I have ever met. They were both extremely helpful with researching and booking any activity I wanted to pursue, Great Barrier Reef tour, skydiving, backcountry eco tour, you name it. They took the time and helped me select exactly what I was looking for with all of these activities. They also helped me save money while planning the various trips.
Beyond this, the cost to stay at the Golden Sands was very resonable. For the setting and the service, it was truly a bargain.
If you are looking for a nice , clean, relaxing setting that is surrounded by all the opportunity for fun a person could wish to have while on vacation, then the Golden Sands is the place.
I know I want to return to Queensland in the future and I all ready know where I'm going to stay. I found the best spot on my first try. This place has my highest recommendation.

  • Liked — The resort is great all around and the hosts just make it even better.
  • Disliked — Having to leave.
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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2 Thank AfghanistanMike
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canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2008

Stayed here for 5 nights during September.
Nice and convenient to all our tours with great advice and assistance from Brian and Qi.
For a 1 bedroom apartment they are really spacious, clean and have everything you need to be self sufficient.
Really quiet spot with a lovely beach which is long enough for a jog before breakfast. Only had to walk through the little park at the back of the resort and we were on the beach.
Rate this place best on value - price was very reasonable for what you get - including great service. The free wireless was an extra bonus!

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed September 2008
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3 Thank huskyontario
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2008

We booked Golden Sands as a chill out time at the beginning of our tour of Australia. We were not disappointed. Brian and Qui Qui were the perfect hosts, helping us to book a wonderful day at the Barrier Reef (operator Reef Magic) and superb views of the Rain Forest from the Skyrail.
The appartment offered everything we needed and the restaurant downstairs served lovely meals with great service (although I don't know how they made money because there were only ever a few people in there).
Yorkie's Knob beach was beautiful and windy!
We would recommend hiring a car (Brian will organise one to be dropped off at the door) as eating out options will otherwise be very restricted and there are some great beaches nearby which would otherwise be missed.
We recommend Golden Sands for a peaceful, relaxing break in beautiful surroundings.
Jas and Diane (26.07.08)

  • Liked — Friendlinness of hosts and setting
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008
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1 Thank Director-J
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Ireland
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2008

We had a lovely 1 bed apartment on the third floor overlooking the gardens. Apartments have everything including washing and drying facilities. Brian was very helpful and recommended lots to see and do. I could not fault Golden Sands but one thing to note is that the location is at least a 10 - 15 mins drive to Cairns. there is a bus service but really you need a car to get into Cairns from Yorkey's. The village of Yorkey's is ok but there is not alot in it, really I think for those who want to sample Cairns you need to stay much closer and you must rent a car if you stay here.

  • Stayed August 2008
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1 Thank Joey1234
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dundee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2008

We had a great time in Yorkeys Knob. The apartments were great, location great, accomodation clean, spacious and showers were powerful!! Kitchen ideal and washing facilities really helped!! Brian massively informative and helped us get the most out of our stay. We would definately stay here again. The beach is clean and great location. Short drive to cairns, Sky rail to kuranda, brians advice re trip to great barrier reef also very helpful.Enjoyed our drive to atherton tablelands but should have asked brian about the roads before we went- interesting!! The accomodation was absolutely fab

  • Liked — Brian and spacious clean accomodation
  • Disliked — internet access was variable
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Golden Sands Beachfront Resort
Address: 12-14 Deauville Close, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yorkeys Knob
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Sands Beachfront Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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