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Aruba Sands Resort

11 - 17 Philip Ave, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218 Australia
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#32 of 49 apartments in Broadbeach
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Free parking
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Golf course
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Parking
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
BBQ facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Seating area
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
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English
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Toni M wrote a review Dec 2023
Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
We had the best time!! Perfect, clean modern room. Staff were fabulous. Close to everything. Could pop down to Woolies within minutes. We didnt want to leave and will definitely stay there again. Everything was too easy. So many restaurants to choose from within minutes walk and half a block to the beautiful beach. Such a beautiful small complex basically had the pool and spa to myself most days. Couldn't fault Aruba Sands. Definitely recommend!!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Perfect location. Easy access to grocery shop and restaurants. Small complex so no waiting for...
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Amy A wrote a review Aug 2023
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Absolutely loved our stay. Close to the beach, perfect for families. Always had the pool to ourselves. Kellie was amazing and even helped us with some sensitivities I have, super kind and helpful. It’s a wee hidden gem, very private and so affordable. Will stay here next time we come to Broadbeach. The price reflects its age so anyone wanting five star should adjust their expectations. I honestly wouldn’t stay anywhere else, it was a perfect fit for our family.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vicky S wrote a review Jan 2023
We stayed here for 10 days for a holiday and honestly this will now be our first choice at Broadbeach. The staff are so welcoming and lovely. Nothing was an issue. The bed was very comfortable and fantastic having a washing machine and dryer in our room. The convenience of having the main street 100m away was brilliant. Would recommend this accomodation to everyone. Thanks
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ehab F wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Be careful booking with American Express Travel, Expedia or any other agent that has this advertised as a 4 star accommodation. I had it booked for 2 weeks but left after 1 night. The place had ant infestation, the mattress was just spring and has no quilt, there was mold in the shower, broken light, moldy kitchen, broken fridge. And to top it all off someone broke into my apartment in the evening when I was out. When I confronted the manager who was off her face, she kept stumbling over her words. Which I believe it was her that went in my apartment and through my belongings.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Grant R wrote a review Oct 2022
The Aruba Has nice clean rooms, great water pressure in the shower, pool is great and is so close 2-5 mins to the beach and the Trams/light rail Nice friendly stuff which very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and the attractions in and around the area
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Gillian G wrote a review Oct 2022
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We found this Resort very over priced for what we got. The mattress was VERY hard and uncomfortable. !!!!! The TV kept on going off the TV channel onto an internet sign in and no instructions there at all for TV or Air Conditioning etc. ALL the door locks on the building were very old so each time we had to unlock etc very hard turing at least twice etc to get in and had to use BOTH Hands. I will NOT be every going to one of those resorts again !!!!!!! I would NOT recommend these motels for anyone else to use and the Restaurants they give a voucher for the food was VERY overpriced and was Not a good quality at all. You can get a better value meal at a Genuine PUB !!!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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EspressoTime wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions20 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Aruba Sands. Honestly the location is amazing. It couldn’t get any better. It was exactly what we needed. Our children loved the pool and hot tub and it was just us in it every time we went down. The rooms had most of what we needed in it but I knew it was self contained going into it (I prefer it honestly) and it wasn’t a problem. We did a big shop at Pacific Fair on the first night and with Woolworths and easy stroll we topped up on things we forgot easily. Would have liked it there were a few more plates and bowls, only because my kids make dishes like crazy. Not a huge problem though. The workers were all lovey when we passed or if we needed anything. My only concern was that the water temperature in the shower kept changing. Not too big of a problem for my husband and I but I was concerned with letting the children shower alone. As for comment that said it was a scary backstreet and she felt unsafe. I went walking alone some nights and early some morning and never felt unsafe. Thank you Aruba Sands. We will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steve D wrote a review Feb 2022
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If your looking for the perfect place to stay on the Gold Coast… then Aruba Sands is the place!As a Business Traveller I’ve been staying at Aruba Sands for 8 years. It’s my ‘go to place’ when staying on the GC. Why?? Well the location is the key! Walking distance to the beach, pacific fair, casino and all the bars & restaurants Broadbeach has to offer. You'e right in the heart of it! The building is a bright and attractive Spanish Villa nestled underneath all the multi high rises in Broadbeach. It has a tranquil old world charm about it. Its like an oasis! Sure it’s a little dated by todays standards. But value for money I find it cant be beaten….and I’ve stayed just about everywhere on the Coast. I saw a bad review on here, but the person was surely misinformed. There are three Aruba venues in Broadbeach….. Aruba Sands, Aruba Surf & Aruba Beach. Whilst similar in name they are all separately owned. Both the Surf and Beach are poor dwellings by comparison. The reviewer surely got his Aruba’s mixed up. The Aruba Sands is head and shoulders above these dwellings. What impresses me most (apart from its location) is the consistent level of cleanliness. Not once in the 8 years Ive been staying there has it not been immaculately clean. This is the one feature that is a non negotiable with me. And Aruba Sands has always been impeccable here! Perfect for Families, Singles or Business Travellers (like me) it has a beautiful idyllic pool & spa to relax in after a busy day. The Manger Michelle, like the previous owners, is super helpful! Nothing is too much trouble for her or her staff. And they go above and beyond with help and advice to make sure you enjoy your stay. Sure you’ll find better lodgings in Broadbeach. But I doubt you’ll find one in a better location, so immaculately clean and at a budget price! For me, Aruba Sands ticks all the boxes!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: There is a temporary construction site across the road.... but at night it is dead quiet!
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Tim wrote a review Aug 2021
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Really good location.Easy to beach,easy to restaurants and shopping centre,easy parking. The staff were so lovely and always willing to help. Thank you Michelle. We had a great experience and will coming back here again and again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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cynthia wrote a review Aug 2021
Broadbeach, Australia1 contribution
We selected this hotel for its location Easy to go to the beach and shopping .restaurants were closed We had a nice stay at this hotel. Great staff Great service Comfortable experience and is very clean It’s a good place for family travel I’d return again
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
AU$140 - AU$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastBroadbeach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aruba Sands Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Aruba Sands Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub (0.3 km), Kurrawa Beach (0.3 km), and Kurrawa Pratten Park (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aruba Sands Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness centre, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Aruba Sands Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aruba Sands Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Aruba Sands Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aruba Sands Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Iyara thai, Mamasan Kitchen & Bar, and Social eating house + bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aruba Sands Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Aruba Sands Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Aruba Sands Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Aruba Sands Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Broadbeach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aruba Sands Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Aruba Sands Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Post Office Gallery (4.5 km).