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Sand Dunes Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed the pay for 2 stay for 3 night deal and a very nice break.The units are Well presented with everything we needed for our short break.Close to the beach and the local shops.The complex is secure, with lovely gardens ,quiet,clean with an excellent pool and spa area. Highly recommend Sand Dunes

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife said "I wouldn't mind staying here for an extended period of time" I think it says it all. :) From the moment I made booking online, the whole experience was nothing but shear pleasure. Soon after I made a booking online, I received a friendly reply e-mail from the resort confirming requests I made. NOT an automated one...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have just returned from Sand Dunes Resort. The location of the units is great with a short stroll to the beach and to the shops. A pathway that goes for 92 kms along the beaches is at the back of the units. The pool, seating around the pool, spa and bbq were all very clean. The pool has a...

Thank USA2015GW
Sand_Dunes_Resort, General Manager at Sand Dunes Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Sand Dunes Resort. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us on the Sunshine Coast. We would like to make clear our poolside villa's and 2 bedroom units are classed as modern on our advertising and our beach houses as luxury and our resort is independently rated as 4 1/2 star....

Ormeau, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We received the pay for two stay for three special. It's our 3rd trip back in under a year and we go back because it's a brilliant facility and location. A loyalty book direct return discount is always offered which is greatly appreciated. Some rooms could do with a lick of paint but apart from that the place is spot...

Thank Faraju
Utica, Michigan
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely, secure, spacious apartments. Beach is a very short walk with life guards not too far away. Pool is huge with lots of room for all. It was relatively quiet as we were here in the off season. We had a pool facing apartment and the squeals from the children relatively early in the morning made it hard to sleep...

Thank Mark A
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Relax and feel the serenity in the beautiful lagoon pools and spas, as I have stayed before I am treated like royalty and the staff here love what they do. People can be a little noisy at times but it is a large swimming hotel

Thank frog1966
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Excellent value. Very relaxing for family. Poolside access off the 3brm Villa terrace is heavenly. Shady, bush-side stroll to beach on modern walking/running track. Short walk to restaurants, conveniences and shops. Skate park across road. Fantastic apartment for families; stress-free not having to bundle everything up each time the kids want to swim in the pool (when you don't!) Supervise...

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We love this resort. Our 5th stay and already planning our next. We had a very minor issue with the TV - it was replaced with a brand new TV the next day! The staff are fantastic - highly recommend a visit!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Singleton, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is my second time to Sand Dunes resort. Booked 3 bedroom apartment with my family of 6 once again superb. Direct access to pool, pool very clean apartment very clean ducted air-conditioning very nice especially at night while sleeping very comfortable and free wifi brilliant. Looking at booking 3rd time. Credit to the managers cannot fault anything

Thank 738roseyr
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Sand Dunes with the kids and grandparents. The rooms are spacious and we had pool access which was great. Highly recommend getting the villas with direct pool access. About five minutes walk to the beach and the airport is five minutes by car. Coles and shops are a couple of kms away.

Thank ECJ1968

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sand Dunes offers a luxurious resort atmosphere, just metres from beautiful beaches. The resort features a selection of luxury two bedroom apartments, three and four bedroom poolside villas - all overlooking our 75m award winning lagoon pool, heated spa and gardens. Also on offer are luxury three and four bedroom beach houses that must be seen to be believed. Featuring their own private barbecue & entertaining area with backyard and rooftop Jacuzzi! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sand Dunes Resort

Address: 130 Mudjimba Esp, Marcoola, Queensland 4564, Australia (Formerly Mantra Sand Dunes)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Marcoola
Price Range: $189 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sand Dunes Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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“Any units surrounding a pool are noisy. Young children play, scream and cry and it echoes into the units surrounding.”
USA2015GW, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Just explain what you are after and they will certainly do everything they can to assist where possible”
frog1966, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The units we staid in were sort of "stand alone" so very private. Did not hear our neighbours at all.”
Carolyn_Cairns, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We found all of our rooms very comfortable we had booked four .”
lesyoga, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want evening tranquility, it is best not to stay in the apartments next to the spa.”
kernowkanga, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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