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Best Western City Sands
Best Western City Sands
Best Western City Sands
Best Western City Sands
Best Western City Sands
Best Western City Sands
Best Western City Sands

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8.4

Excellent

1,683 reviews

1,683 reviews

View14
Beach3
Housekeeping3
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 320 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Council Carpark 210 m
Saint Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church 240 m
Wollongong City Beach 320 m
Woolworths Carpark 340 m
Wollongong Art Gallery 360 m
WIN Stadium 400 m
Wollongong Visitors Centre 450 m
Five Islands Brewing Company 460 m
WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres 470 m
McCabe Park 510 m

Best Western City Sands

Corner Bank and Corrimal Streets, Wollongong City Center, Wollongong, Australia, 2500 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Wollongong City Center part of Wollongong, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent view

320 meters to the beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Golf course [on-site]

Bar

Restaurants

Value for money8.3
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportIllawarra Regional Airport (WOL)
Distance to airport17.8 km

Rooms available at Best Western City Sands

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

2 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 85 m²/915 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 sofa bed and 2 single bed...
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1 Bedroom Mountain View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed
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1 Bedroom Ocean View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed
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SUITE Suite-1 Queen Bed, Non-Smoking, Mountain View, High Speed Internet Access, Balcony, Cable Tv
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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Queen Suite with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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SUITE Suite-1 Queen Bed, Non-Smoking, Ocean View, High Speed Internet Access, Balcony, Cable Tv
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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Queen Suite with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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One-Bedroom Apartment with Mountain View
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Queen Bed Suite with Sea View
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Best Western City Sands?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Best Western City Sands?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Best Western City Sands has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Wollongong with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Best Western City Sands?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 17 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Best Western City Sands?

Best Western City Sands does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest airport to Best Western City Sands?

The closest airport is Illawarra Regional Airport, 17.7 km away from Best Western City Sands.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Best Western City Sands?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Wollongong, 1.0 km away from Best Western City Sands.

What restaurants are nearby Best Western City Sands?

Best Western City Sands is located in Wollongong City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Big Fish Cafe & Grill- Wollongong Golf Club, Coldwater Creek and Centro CBD.

What popular shopping places are close to Best Western City Sands?

Best Western City Sands is located in Wollongong City Center area which features shopping places such as Wollongong Art Gallery, Eat Street Markets and Art Arena Gallery.

What are popular attractions near Best Western City Sands?

Best Western City Sands is located in Wollongong City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Saint Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church, McCabe Park and St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

What popular beaches are close to Best Western City Sands?

Best Western City Sands is located in the Wollongong City Center area, which includes Wollongong City Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Best Western City Sands?

Best Western City Sands is located in the Wollongong City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Wollongong Harbour, Eastern Basin and Inner Harbour.

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What people love about Best Western City Sands

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The view from the my room was amazing looking at the sunrise and sunset with a glass of wine on the balcony it was the best."

    Francisco

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    September 14, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice spacious apartment in a great location."

    Kristen

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    July 31, 2022

  • 8

    Very good

    "The best place to relax."

    daniella

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    July 24, 2022

Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
1,683 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.9
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More about Best Western City Sands

More about Best Western City Sands

Best Western City Sands

Best Western City Sands offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by Best Western City Sands makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Wollongong. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at Best Western City Sands even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker at your disposal. Best Western City Sands also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
Best Western City Sands offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's golf course on site.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 94% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 97% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

View

6 mentions

Beach

4 mentions

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alcohol
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids facilities
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Carpeting
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Microwave
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Foreshore Brasserie

  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Corner Bank and Corrimal Streets, Wollongong City Center, Wollongong, Australia, 2500
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL)
    17.8 km
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    57.0 km

Public transportation

  • Wollongong
    1.0 km
  • Coniston
    1.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Chemist Warehouse
    850 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    730 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    340 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)17 AUD

The property

  • Number of rooms 20
Property announcements

Due to public health orders, anyone entering Best Western City Sands and The 19th at the Wollongong Golf Club must be fully vaccinated.

Reviews of Best Western City Sands from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.4
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10
Cleanliness8.7
Facilities8.1
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.5
Value for money8.3
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9+ Exceptional (24)
8-9 Excellent (12)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Time of the year
Mar - May (15)
Jun - Aug (11)
Sep - Nov (9)
Dec - Feb (17)
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9.2
Exceptional
Dorothy from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Pleasantly surprised”

The room to book is Ocean View. Located not far from the shopping center, we were on level 3 and the view of the golf course beneath us and spectacular ocean views as well. Balcony extended from our bedroom and also the lounge room so views from both were wonderful. The only drawback there was no outdoor furniture on the balcony to sit and enjoy the views, so we took 2 small lounge seats and sat out there. The apartment and linen were clean and had a sink, microwave, kettle, and small bar fridge with crockery and cutlery. Comfy bed and ample hanging space for clothing. The bedroom was separate with access to the bathroom which was convenient. The TV was in the lounge area. The hotel is a little dated, the bathroom had a modernized sink, and the shower was wonderful but did hold a slight mouldy smell. There is a restaurant and bar on-site as well as a small room with about 12 poker machines. We loved our one-night stay there. The views are worth the stay.

Reviewed May 27, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Melanie from Australia
Group
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Close to everythi g”

We had a wedding at City Beach function centre, we found the accommodation was nice and close . Would love to stay longer next time

Reviewed March 16, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Trung from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

What a view”

A 15 minute walk from Wollongong station & 3 minute walk to the beach. Near Woolworth, Aldi, McDonald & other eateries. Staff are friendly & professional, rooms are clean. Book an ocean view room, you won't be disappointed. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

Reviewed June 07, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Amelia from Australia
Couple
SUITE Suite-1 Queen Bed, Non-Smoking, Mountain View, High Speed Internet Access, Balcony, Cable Tv
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Beautiful, comfortable and spacious”

Rooms were spacious, comfortable and beautifully furnished. Perfect for a weekend getaway or longer stay. Convenient location, close to restaurants and entertainment venue.

Reviewed May 02, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Paige from Australia
Family with young children
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great location, apartment provided everything we needed with a great view too”

Great view Excellent location Great facilities within the club Easy parking and access to shopping centres ect.

Reviewed January 09, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Joshua from Australia
Family with young children
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Exceptional”

Lovely hotel, however there was a wedding on downstairs with music so loud it made the room vibrate until 11pm despite multiple calls to reception. Manager very apologetic the following day however and did what he could to make up for this.

Reviewed January 30, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Raebecca from Australia
Business traveler
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Great view, lots of space”

Great location overlooking the ocean, close to the bike/walking track that leads around the harbour. Kitchenette with microwave and kettle. Sofa and decent WIFI. Aldi nearby for groceries. ROom service available from the golf club but not 24/7. Lots of parking. Wollongong hotels are generally overpriced, but the Agoda rate for basically a one-bed apartment on the beach was good value.

Reviewed February 03, 2022

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6.4
Good
Scott from Australia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Good”

The room had a funny smell about it. The second bathroom was old and had terrible water pressure. The front door handle was loose and the carpet was dirty, better to keep your shoes on. Though the bed was comfy and I did sleep well. Was very expensive for the quality. Had a great meal in the restaurant.

Reviewed January 17, 2020

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4.8
Daniel from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

Service to check in was appalling could hear everything next door their conversation ”

Could hear everything in the next rooms. Conversations about how their child should toughen up and stop crying. There was a couple who were really high on something and very worrying continued to ask me weird questions. I don't know how they were allowed in.

Reviewed May 30, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Josephine from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Best Western City Sands Wollongong”

The view is magnificent. The position is great. The staff are professional. Accommodation is very good

The stay at Best Western City Sands was really good. Even though we live in the region I was not aware of this hotel. It is situated within the golf club and views over the golf links and out to the ocean are fabulous. The staff were very professional and friendly, the rooms were very clean. We had breakfast in the restaurant and it was lovely food at a very reasonable price. The room we had was an apartment type room with a sofa bed (very comfortable) and two way bathroom. It is great for overnight or a longer stay with kitchen facilities

Reviewed February 03, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Steven from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

Great view over golf course and ocean”

Location is excellent, Room Service good, price is ok

Hotel is part of Wollongong Golf Course, great location on South Beach...and excellent walks along beach front

Reviewed February 16, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
Sandra from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Beautiful View”

View, Staff, Large Rooms

We had a great time. Oceanview Rooms breathtaking. BUT Best Western,if u r reading this, time to upgrade sofabeds they are terrible.......!!!!

Reviewed July 27, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
nathan from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Nice place to stay, but food bit dissappointing”

great view, spacious clean room, great customer service

our stay was on easter weekend 2012. we were very happy with our room, apart from little things like broken flyscreen, flickering light on the balcony or lack of fan in the bathroom, everything else was great. the apartment had a kitchenette which was great for preparing snacks. the bed was comfortable with good size of the covers. would definitely come back, for the special price we paid

Reviewed April 13, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Vikash from India
Couple
1 Bedroom Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

Nice Location”

Location and Room Size

This is a nice hotel. I really liked their location which is right next to the beach and within walking distance to the lighthouse, beautiful views in the evening. I was also pleasantly surprised with the size of the rooms we were staying. We did not experience much of the food but really enjoyed our stay nevertheless. They were kind enough to extend our checkout time as well when requested.

Reviewed February 24, 2015

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7.3
Very good
Robin from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Our stay in the City Sands Hotel”

Neat,tidy, very clean,polite staff,comfortable beds.

Our overnight stay was comfortable with good facilities in our room such as crockery,cutlery etc. However no toaster was available and only a limited supply of milk. The traffic noise from nearby Corrimal Street was disturbing,particularly from motor bikes,semi trailers,loud exhausts. The western side would also be very hot in summer and suggest external awnings/shades although air conditioning was available inside in the TV lounge but not the bedroom.

Reviewed December 08, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Penelope from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Close to the football”

We stayed here for a night after a Dragons game and it was an easy short stroll back to the hotel. It is part of a golf club which means it has a bar and cafe/restaurant which was great for a few drinks after the game. The room was nice and big with a separate bedroom. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed August 12, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Rochelle from Australia
Group
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Extremely spacious and comfortable room.”

Comfortable bed, Restaurant and bar right down stairs, nice view over golf course and water.

Loved our one night there it was perfect wish we could of stayed longer room was comfortable and had everything you needed. Restaurant and bar with gaming facilities down stairs. Close to shops. And added bonus of being on a golf course if you wanted to hit a few balls. Would definately stay again and recommend to a friend.

Reviewed February 20, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Charissa from Philippines
Group
1 Bedroom Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Close to city center, beach”

Very close to beach and town center. spaciuos and value for money

Reviewed March 29, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Deborah from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

nice hotel friendly staff room was great size”

the view was amazing and central location

overall we enjoyed our stay very happy with the room and the magic views, walking distance to clubs,pubs entertainment venues and restuarants. we would stay there again without hesitation.

Reviewed September 20, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Erica from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Nice view and A great restaurant nearby”

Friendly staff. The ocean view room have surprised me, which is such beautiful when sun rising. Also, highly recommend the tai restaurant located right at the corner of the street.

Reviewed May 22, 2018

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