Sands City Centre

1 Bellerine StreetGeelong3220Australia
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About Sands City Centre

The Sands City Centre is located in the heart of Geelong and just a short 400m walk to Eastern Beach and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

Each guestroom features home comforts such as flat-screen TVs, DVD players and paid Wi-Fi. Heat a meal with the in-room microwave or a warm beverage with the tea and coffee making facilities. Ensuites with hairdryers are also standard in each room while some accommodations offer separate sitting areas or water views.

The hotel boasts free onsite parking, a limited hours’ front desk, and a business centre. Visitors can inquire about the paid childcare program as well.

Dine at the Fish Bowl Restaurant and Bar that’s open daily and offers limited hour room service. Nearby restaurants, many within walking distance, offer food and drink throughout the day.

Sands City Centre is near the GPAC Performing Arts Center, Westfield Geelong, The Carousel and Geelong train station.

Contact

1 Bellerine Street, Geelong, 3220, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)52215577 | Fax: +61(3)52217775 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Location Great for the Bay

Visitors looking to be near the water stated that this hotel is ideally located. It's strategically placed so it's also near the hospital, local attractions and amenities, such as restaurants and stores. Plus, many of these locations are within walking distance of the hotel, which was extremely convenient.

Friendly Staff Members

Travellers remarked that the front desk staff has a very welcoming attitude and are trustworthy. They also do their best to help guests with requests or answer questions about the area or the hotel.

Affordable City Accommodations

Guests mentioned that they found the hotel to be rather affordable for what's offered. While it's not super fancy, that suited travellers just fine who were looking for an economical place to stay that was safe while not costing a fortune.

Negative Reviews

Lack of Elevator Problematic

Guests with physical limitations mentioned that the lack of elevators at the hotel was problematic. For elderly guests and those who had trouble lifting their luggage mentioned that they really wished that the hotel had a lift.

Guestrooms Feel Dated

Visitors remarked that the hotel could use a makeover. They mention issues such as mould in the bathrooms, soiled furniture, outdated decor, old linens and rooms that need a paint job. Others mentioned that some of the equipment is also showing its age because heaters can be noisy, mattresses are sagging and some non-smoking rooms smelled of cigarettes smoke.

Housekeeping Issues Here and There

Guests remarked that housekeeping seems to fall short now and then. They stated problems such as trash from prior guests left behind, used towels and otherwise clean rooms and dirty windows. In short, based on visitor remarks, the rooms could use more attention when it comes to cleanliness.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 152 reviews across the web
7.5 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.6 /10
7.5 out of 10 based on 152 reviews