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The Sands - Waiheke Island

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great spot if you are looking for a quiet getaway on Waiheke. Our apartment (3-Bed) was well appointed with wonderful views over the beach. The manager offered lots of suggestions for activities/restaurants and also had the room ready for early check-in which was much appreciated. There are a couple of great restaurants a short walk down the beach or...

Thank suzevans
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sands provides modern accommodation located right on the very beautiful Onetangi Beach. It is on the main bus route and you can easily travel to and from here without transport. We were staying with friends and 2 teenagers in a 3-bedroom apartment. Both adults and kids loved the accommodation, beach setting and the local restaurant 'the boathouse' (within walking...

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

Thanks for the lovley review guys, really enjoyed having you guys stay as well. Luke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at The Sands for 4 nights just a couple of days ago. The location of the villas and apartments is very easy to find, as is everything on Waiheke Island. We had a rental vehicle with us however there is a bus stop within metres of the apartments and it seemed as though they ran...

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

Thanks very much guys, we loved having you guys stay here as well. So glad you loved the location and service. We love hearing the waves in the morning and evening as well Luke

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Sands for a few nights close to Easter. Apartments were well appointed and nicely decorated. Very clean. All amenities provided. Managed really well and owners very friendly. Best location right on the beach st Onetangi. Great Spot for families. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank Geoff G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a weekend here at The Sands as a family 4 adults and 2 children The apartment was fantastic with everything you needed. It's located right across the road from the beach which is very safe for children. The only thing being that you really need a car to go to nearby restaraunts and a supermarket. Otherwise the bus...

Thank HB298
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The views from our room were spectacular and the location is on Onetangi Beach. And what a spectacular beach. The room was clean and well appointed with very comfortable furniture. But sadly that's where it stopped. We were asked to not sit on the window ledge; I get that but who builds a window with the most spectacular view at...

Paihia, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wow where do we start! On arrival the welcoming you get is non existent. Extremely unfriendly manager behind the desk. No friendly chit chat or conversation in general. We were warned to quieten down and close our windows and doors at 5pm on a friday. there were 3 couples sitting around the table drinking champagne. no music. no party. It...

Thank Jazz168
TheSandsWaiheke, Manager at The Sands - Waiheke Island, responded to this review

Sorry you feel the need to attack us like this Kerryn You wanted to check-in at 9am that day and we were unable to help them with that as the previous night’s guests had not left yet. When your group returned at 330pm to check-in one of your party was quite obviously drunk. At check-in we require all guests to...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stayed here for our wedding with a large group of our family and friends for our wedding on Waiheke Island. Luke and his team were super helpful both before and during our stay. The apartment we had was a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. It was spacious and clean and had all the amenities you could need for your...

Thank abbey712
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in unit 4 for a week. We experienced once in 25 year rain for the first 5 days but the last 2 days were sunny which was great. The unit was 3 bedroom, one bathroom and extra toilet. I thought the layout of the apartment was great for a holiday set up. The kitchen wasn't too large which...

Thank ARreview
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Firstly, the positives: A lovely location at the end of Onetangi beach. A short walk to two popular and great restaurants, Charlie Farley's and The Boat Shed. (Both these restaurants are much better value than some in Oneroa, plus a fabulous view). The room we had unit 6 had interrupted sea views. Fully self contained, with dish washer, oven, fridge,...

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TheSandsWaiheke, Manager at The Sands - Waiheke Island, responded to this review

So sorry that you had to experience this Shane, Unit 6 had to undergo renovations before Christmas and we been unable to secure a builder to finish the small details, Fair enough that this was not up to standard. We wish that you had told us of these problems at the time with the bed feeling uncomfortable, the smell, the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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: $218 - $375 (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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“Worth paying a little more for first floor or higher for great views of the beach and bay”
suzevans, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Bring bug repellent if you are really bothered by mosquitos. They make their way into the rooms at night.”
, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Because of its location, you need a car to get around. Unless you are in to walking!!”
LMAKL, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
abbey712, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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