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The Sands - Waiheke Island

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141 The Strand, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand See on map
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
4.5 Star accommodation
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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 ...More ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Less
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$176 - US$287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The Sands - Waiheke Island Hotel Waiheke Island
New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Waiheke Island > Onetangi
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view from the open lounge windows and main bedroom was breathtaking. As two couples I appreciated the ensuite bathrooms for each bed room. Plenty of luxurious towels and beach towels were available from reception. Loved the recliner lounge chairs...More

1  Thank maitai2203
Reviewed 31 January 2018

On arrival, the manager did not even get up from his chair to greet us. The room was not ready which was not a problem at all, however we returned at the allotted time to find no one to check us in, a child seated...More

2  Thank 212sharon2017
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The apartment where we stayed (#6) was spacy and light. Location is really nice, near the beach and it has a big, good bed. However, it was not very clean (kitchen supplies & bathroom) and some equipment did not work (e.g. bedside lights). Also the...More

Thank Fien D
Response from TheSandsWaiheke, Manager at The Sands - Waiheke IslandResponded 7 December 2017

Sorry, you had a bad stay with us at the Sands, We will pass your concerns onto the cleaning team and get them to be more diligent in the future. The bedside lights do work the power switch on the wall just needs to be...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a fruitful business conference at The Sands, where our group was looked after from start to finish - hosts went above and beyond (including ferrying our group to the restaurant down the road when it was raining). Catering was great, rooms were beautiful. 5stars,...More

Thank jameswalkernz
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Room was not ready when we arrived.. The dryer never worked. Hosts were not friendly. Bad smell coming from the broom closet. Maybe the septic system needs to be cleaned. The location was nice, but not worth the price. The worst service we received in...More

3  Thank chrisjrd39
Response from TheSandsWaiheke, Owner at The Sands - Waiheke IslandResponded 11 June 2017

Thanks for the feedback Chris, if you had told us about the problems when you were staying we would have addressed them at that time and moved you to a better apartment. Reviewing this after your stay meant we are unable to help you.

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9 December 2017|
Response from TheSandsWaiheke | Property representative |
Yes they do the rooms have sliding door in the front bedroom and standard doors for the back bedrooms
Room Tips
"Worth paying a little more for first floor or higher for great views of the beach and bay"
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"Bring bug repellent if you are really bothered by mosquitos. They make their way into the rooms at night."
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"Because of its location, you need a car to get around. Unless you are in to walking!!"
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"IF you are not as quiet as a mouse do not stay here."
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