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Coolangatta Sands Hotel

The Coolangatta Sands Hotel, affectionately known as 'the Sands',  is a historic pub that has been loved by locals since 1911.  The Sands is located in the heart of Coolangatta, only a few steps from Kirra Point Beach.   Public transport is easily accessible with Coolangatta Central bus station within 200 metres walking distance.

This budget Coolangatta accommodation offers a range of options including funky and newly renovated queen rooms, twin rooms, and a couple of mixed dorms including a female only dorm which offers privacy for travellers.  Each room comes equipped with in-room safe and linen. Guests have access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen, shared bathrooms, a shared TV lounge and paid laundry facilities. Our facilities also offer free wi-fi in all areas and surfboard rack storage.

The Coolangatta Sands Hotel features a bar and the Kirabelle Kitchen - the on-site restaurant serving delicious traditional pub fare.  Dining options including an array of entrees, main courses, share plates, pizzas and meals the kids will love.   There is also live entertainment on offer from Thursday through to Sunday evenings which include soloists, live bands and DJ's.

The Sands is the perfect budget accommodation for beach lovers or surfers, conveniently located within a few steps from Kirra Point Beach. Popular activities in Coolangatta include surfing, snorkelling, diving, wind-surfing, golf or just relaxing at the beach.

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Coolangatta Sands Hotel Features:

  • Guests have access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen.
  • Shared lounge area with TV and DVD player with a movie library.
  • Shared verandah so you can catch a birdseye view of Coolangatta.
  • Paid laundry facilities with iron/board.
  • All guests have access to the surfboard storage and repair area.

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Rooms do not have air-conditioning.

Check In: 2 pm
Check Out: 10 am

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The Kirrabelle Kitchen encapsulates contemporary pub dining in a colourful, retro space.

With something for everyone, the Kirrabelle Kitchen will easily become your local go-to for any occasion. Meal offerings are equally plentiful and delicious, with options including an array of entrees, main courses, share plates, pizzas and meals the kids will love.

With live entertainment every weekend, the buzzing space is your home away from home.


The Coolangatta Sands Hotel has a fabulous function space available for all functions – birthdays, engagements, business meetings, Christmas parties, hens and bucks parties. They have food and beverage packages available to suit your requirements, the space can hold between 10 and 200 of your guests.

This is an iconic event venue with two newly renovated function spaces available to hire. With a variety of food and beverage packages to choose from, the function venue can host a wide range of functions and events for 10 – 200 people.  Make use of the retro lounge bar or host a private function our secret laneway function space, Alley Bar. Whether you’re looking to host an office Christmas party, birthday drinks, or an intimate meal with friends and family, there are a range of spaces and packages to suit your needs.

  • Lounge Bar  – Classic meets contemporary in this versatile function space. Embrace the chilled coastal vibes of ‘Coolie’ from this retro area while enjoying access to the craft beer corner and cocktail bar. Banquet: 80 people   | Cocktail: 180 people.
  • Alley Bar – The secret laneway bar is decorated with fairy lights and stunning colourful murals giving it a warm romantic atmosphere. This function space will allow you to spend an evening under the stars.  Banquet: 50 people   |   Cocktail: 100 people.
  • Exclusive venue hire – Take over the whole venue and host your function in extravagant style. Your guests will have exclusive access to our full range of function spaces, facilities and staff.  Cocktail: 200 people

Contact us & destination Information

  • Phone: (07) 5536 3066
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Destination Information

• Coolangatta is a great choice for travellers interested in surfing, relaxation and beaches.
• This property is a 3-minute walk from the beach.
• Coolangatta Sands is a 5-minute drive from the Gold Coast Airport and a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. It is a 50-minute drive from Byron Bay.

Property additional information:
• There is an airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details - $5 per person
• There are luggage storage facilities available
• Tour desk to help guide you during your stay in Coolangatta.
• Street parking is available

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