We were looked after beautifully by Angela and Barry, nothing was too much trouble.The room we stayed in Unit 11 , has got the views that everybody wants and the sunrises and you woke up in bed to were brilliant. Walking distance to the Gorge Walk, patrolled beaches, surf beaches, cafes..and only a short walk to the pub. even thou the room was a little dated, not uncomfortable and had what you needed, it is starting to tell its age.
Lovely three night stay at Samarinda. The managers Angela and Barry were very welcoming and helpful (with some great recommendations for nearby coffee and food). The apartment was very clean and pleasant with a view of the main beach surf. Samarinda is a pleasant short walk (5 minutes) to the North Gorge walk, Main Beach and local shops for coffee, gelati and seafood. This stay was with my elderly Mother who managed the walk between Samarinda, lookouts and shops with comfort. Samarinda has proximity and privacy. Don't want to mix for a wine or coffee? Enjoy the view from your balcony. Highly recommend. We will be staying again.
This would have to be the best located accommodation on Straddie near the end of the gorge walk. Situated on the hill behind the surf club, you can watch the surf, dolphins and whales from the large balcony and from the bedrooms and lounge. Excellent views! We stayed in a 2br apartment - it was spacious & well appointed. 2 bathrooms and the main one newly renovated. Kitchen had a large fridge and all appliances and utensils you need. Easy parking with a few steps up or down to the units. Close proximity to coffee shack, shops, beach and gorge walk. Wifi was patchy inside the apartment but good coverage from the balcony. Managers were helpful and friendly. Can firmly recommend.
Just had a 2 night stay at Samarinda and loved every minute, the managers are very welcoming and the apartment was very clean and fully supplied, sometimes you can stay at places and find that the glasses, cutlery etc. there is few supplied, but at Samarinda the kitchen was well stocked. Awesome views from the balcony and bedroom's able to check the surf and watch the whales. The only downside was that we had trouble getting the football on fox and had to listen to Phil Gould:( on channel 9, could have had something to do with the cloud. Would highly recommend
We have visited North Stradbroke Island several times over the last 25 years. Straddie is one of those surprising island/beach locations within 1.5 hours of a capital city. If you are after 4 and 5 star, Straddie is not for you. We have irregularly, stayed at Samarinda and have always found the units clean, suitable , honest and affordable. The units are spacious, well located with views to main beach from the balcony. Pool is great when the beaches are not so good. Samarinda is well located to cafes, coffee shops and nature walks. The management team are experienced and dedicated. Would recommended, we will be back.