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Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 days to attend a wedding. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms in the motel section are the cheapest at $120/night. They were clean and basically appointed. We found them a little on the small side and not sound proof. This didn't worry us so much but after a big night, I may have...

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you mostly enjoyed your stay. The resort is perfect for wedding groups with a diverse choice of accommodation types and budgets. The motel rooms can be accessed from ground level. The studios, above the reception office, do have stairs to access. We are happy to assist with luggage if requested. Hope to see you...

Tamborine Mountain, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We arrived at Agnes Waters on 23/12/16. No shopping centres, no McDonalds, KFC no multi-nationals just locally owned small businesses. A truly fantastic experience the beach was fantastic and no crowds. Clean, pristine and peaceful,. Sandcastles and the owners and staff very friendly, the Christmas lunch and service impeccable. Will be going back again. Highly recommend.

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Shell for your very nice review of Sandcastles and our great little laid back town. Look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We arrived early due to attending the local blues fest & our reception was not exactly warm but after a little wait we were allowed to check-in. We were very impressed with the spacious, clean & well-appointed 3 brm apartment with a pool nearby. A short walk to the beach via a pathway, could hear the waves from our room....

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa. Although the pathway is public and controlled by Gladstone Regional Council, they would not install lighting. We have since put up a series of solar lights that are activated when aomeone approaches. We have also recently updated our wifi system and hope the problems of the past are gone.

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay, very short walk to beach and shops, on site Restaurant with Bar and Cafè which serves great food at a very very reasonable price, especially Tuesday night Pizza night! Good coffee and awesome very friendly staff at the Green Turtle! We stayed in motel suits which are quite big and modern and clean, with own private...

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

What a nice review, thank you! We do try to be helpful and friendly to all our guests and provide a high standard of accommodation in all the types we have. The Green Turtle has had some 'teething' problems but generally it is well accepted with good service and friendly staff. Look forward to having you stay with us again...

Gold Coast, Qld
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Sandcastles offers both motel rooms and fully self contained holiday houses (which are more like apartments). The property extends from the road to the beach with a path running through a treed area to the sand. The motel rooms are closest to the road , reception, restaurant and pool. The apartments are closer to the beach and have a private...

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review, glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you can come and stay a little longer next time.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Situated very close to the beach with no roads to cross, just two minutes from our accommodation through a short pathway. A short walk to the Agnes water shops and about a 5 minute drive to 1770. We booked a two bedroom 'beach house', however they were stacked apartments and therefore the beach house description didn't quite fit. The apartments...

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As explained in an earlier review response, nowhere do we state that our Beach Homes are 'houses', it states on the website, "these fully self-contained standard beach home apartments are spacious, modern and perfect for families." There is no 'beach house description' Also explained previously is the 'no air-conditioning', which most people are happy with,...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great location, to beach and town centre. Beach house was open and light and airy. A Balinese style design that worked well. Plenty of room for the 7 of us. The Green Turtle cafe was great value and relaxed.

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Nice to hear you enjoyed your stay and our Green Turtle Cafe & Bar. Hope we see you back here soon.

Emerald, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We found the rates to be so reasonable for high season & love the beach homes with their own private plunge pool. Our children were swimming at every chance they could get. I expect modern furnishings & a king size bed wherever I go & this doesn't disappoint. Very relaxing holiday & affordable!!!

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks guys, it was pleasure having you stay and see your children enjoying a great family holiday. Hope to see you back next holidays.

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Ideal if you want a relaxing break with great accomodation... I would recommend the 2 bed apartment with private pool as nicer than the complex communal pool... (and not really overlooked). Very spacious accomodation, great kitchen area, (loved the breakfast bar), large lounge and both bedrooms have own bathrooms... Pool and patio with BBQ was a really good entertainment area!...

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and good to hear you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about your experience in our Green Turtle Cafe. We did have few issues with staff but I'm happy to say all have been resolved. We have great new chef and front of house manager and the feedback we are getting has been very good.. Please come...

Gold Coast
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We booked a Beach House at Sandcastles. So when we arrived and found that a Beach House was really a 2 bedroom unit it was a bit of a surprise. We would not have booked if we've known that. I found that quite misleading. The free wifi - oh that didn't work in the Beach Houses. No airconditioning in the...

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Mark H, Manager at Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I think it is more a case of confusion on the part of the reviewer than a case of misleading as suggested. We don't have Beach Houses. Nowhere on our website or on any other marketing does it say that our Beach Homes are 'houses'. In fact on the first line of the description it...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort offer a range of accommodation options to suit every traveler, including: - Beach Home Apartments with optional plunge pool, - Self-contained Garden Villas, - Deluxe, air conditioned Motel Suites. Privately tucked amongst palm trees and lush tropical gardens, our primary resort is located alongside coastal creeks and cabbage palm forests. It enjoys direct beach access 60 seconds from bed to beach), a lagoon-style pool & heated spa, tour booking desk as well as an on-site cafe and bar. The resort also features a function room - an ideal venue for wedding receptions, corporate events and other group functions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort

Address: 40 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Agnes Water
Price Range: RM331 - RM775 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Some rooms have a balcony. The beach houses were nicest but dearer.”
21garyr, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we had a 1 bed unit would love to stay in one of the beach houses”
Shell182015, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It's a big place , so choose rooms carefully”
tgh05, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No airconditioning in beach houses”
saralA9759OH, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have great breezes”
Aussiegirl056, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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