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Quality Suites Pioneer Sands
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 December 2011

this trip was a mixture of business and pleasure, and I shared the suite with a friend. This establishment was a pleasure to stay with, being stylish, fabulously clean and offering a wonderful breakfast with lovely service. Just a few minutes stroll to a great 'pub' (deserves a better description), where a delicious dinner could be found at great value.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: my suite was great and the other people from my firm were also impressed with theirs...any room will...
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

During a short trip to New South Wales this was our favorite accommodation. The apartments were new, clean and quiet, making our stay most enjoyable.

Service beyond expectations. We needed some paracetamol and the receptionist reached from her own bag when couldn't find in the desk.

We would suggest solar warming for the swimming pool, as it was quite cold (mostly due to unseasonal weather).

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We secured a preferential rate which was organised by our friends who were getting married. We avoided the two night minimum stay that is often imposed when staying on a Saturday night. The rooms were enormous, and fully self contained.

Aside from the spacious rooms, the accommodation was conveniently located behind a major pub which was a great place to regroup post wedding.

Whilst it is a little out of the main centre of Wollongong, it's only a $10-$15 cab fare into town.

Hard to fault!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank jdmiller83
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QualitySuites1, General Manager at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2011

Dear jdmiller83,

Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate your feedback. You are indeed correct that the hotel is only a small distance from the city center of Wollongong - 4.5kms, which is a small cab fare or quick drive. The free gong shuttle (bus) and Towradgi train station also service the area bringing guests to and from the hotel.

Again, you are right about the Towradgi Beach Hotel being our friendly neighbor - its only 100m door-to-door from ours to theirs for a bite to eat, live music, kids playground and friendly atmosphere.

We hope to see you back at the hotel again in the near future.

Best wishes,

Leigh Evans
General Manager
Quality Suites Pioneer Sands

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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Great location, 2 train stops North of Wollongong in Towradgi (Towradgi trains station a 10 min walk from the front door). Nice suites, at least the studio I had while exploring the area on some free time after a business trip that took me to Australia. Excellent beaches, nice people, great place to get away.

The room was spacious and clean. The bed was great, nice television, excellent balcony with table & chairs. Room had fridge, microwave, dishes, etc - made a great option for eating in.

Internet access was reasonably priced and fast - great for staying in contact with family back home. Wish I could have had my wife with me on this trip - perhaps next time.

I will look this place up again if I get a chance to return.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

We stayed 2 nights in a one bedroom apartment that was clean, spacious and very good value but it was the friendly helpful service that set this hotel apartment. We got there well after happy hour at the small bar had closed but the lovely lady at check in offered us a glass of wine at happy hour rates to take up to our room. The following evening another gentleman gave us a terrific recommendation for dinner and organised a taxi and couldn't have been more helpful. Even breakfast staff had a lovely relaxed friendly vibe. The hotel doesn't have sea views but I'd certainly be back as it's an ideal base for the area and the staff couldn't have been nicer.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Pepper6
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Address: 19 Carters Lane | Towradgi, Wollongong, New South Wales 2518, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Wollongong
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Wollongong
#4 Luxury Hotel in Wollongong
Price Range: $144 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Quality Suites Pioneer Sands 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wollongong's boutique accommodation & conference and events. The Quality Suites Pioneer Sands - is ideally located on the Sydney side of Wollongong at only 55 minutes drive from Sydney Airport. We offer One and Two Bedroom Apartments with large open plan space flowing onto balconies with escarpment or Wollongong skyline views. All apartments feature modern finishes, Austar cable on LCD TV's, internet, air conditioning and fully self contained kitchen facilities. Other facilities include a cafe, outdoor pool, gym spa and onsite business services. This could be your next stop for your business or leisure trip to Wollongong. ... more   less 
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