Samarinda Jewel by the Sea3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Samarinda offers some well appointed appartments that are very close to the main beach and easy walk to the local shops and cafes. Their own pool is a reasonable size if you want to avoid the sand. I was very pleased with the quality and servicing and the hosts were very helpful.
Samarinda is located very close to many cafes, beaches and the North Gorge Walk. I stayed in a Garden View Apartment, it was well maintained and offered great views of the ocean. Check in was quick and easy, the manager at the time was extremely friendly and helpful. It was great having access to the free WiFi, I was able to make and receive calls. Absolutely nothing to fault during my stay at Samarinda. I will definitely be recommending this place to people who are planning on travelling over to North Stradbroke Island.
Lovely apartment (No2) with every amenity and very helpful managers on site to answer your questions and rectify any issues in the apartment (we blew a fuse but it was fixed in 5 mins). The most amazing wildlife is to be seen along the well laid out walks, we didn't see any whales but maybe that's a good reason to go back again, not that we need one.
Great apartment (No 9) with fabulous ocean views, close to the amazing boardwalk at Point Lookout. The apartment had everything and the complex is very efficiently run by Sharon & Peter. Loved it! I am happy with the review above but Trip Advisor insist you write 200 words, hence why most of the time I give up and don't give a review. However, Sharon & Pete deserve a good review so I am persevering!
Close to cafes and the North cape walk. We enjoyed our stay but pity all the beds were so uncomfortable and the kitchen needed a good spring clean and removal of rusted out items. We stayed in room 18
Lovely 1st floor apartment (#18) with great view of the ocean - perfect for watching all the whales go by. Well stocked, comfortable. Well decorated and spotless. Close to the small township of Point Lookout, and cliff walks. Very relaxing. Ask for top floor for best views. A little expensive for location. One hint: gets very cold in the evening in July and aircon is only in the bedroom (not living area) so had to ask for a portable heater which the hosts happily supplied.
We have stayed here twice and enjoyed it both times. We've stayed on the ground floor and the top and had good views of the ocean and back beach both times. The units were clean and tidy and very functional. Sharon and Pete are very friendly and always happy to have a chat and assist in anyway possible to make your stay a happy and relaxing one. If staying for long periods of time, just bring your shopping or shop on the Island. It is close to the beach, shops and the north gorge walkway which is highly recommended for early morning and afternoon walks. Both times we have stayed we have had great views of main beach and the ocean. Just laying back on the bed listening to the ocean makes for a relaxing experience when you just want to chill out. Also in whale migration season you don't even have to leave your room just make a cuppa and sit out on the balcony and watch them splash around from a distance right in front of you. The only issue was that on the ground floor we had no wifi or mobile reception and when on top floor it was intermittent. Would I stay again ABSOLUTELY
We go to Straddie each year for the (outstanding) Chamber Music Festival. Family of three, or occasionally more. This year we stayed in Apt 3. Two double bedrooms, both en suite, large living room, spic'n'span kitchen and a large balcony overlooking the surf club and the sea. Bright and comfortable, spacious, unfussy ... just the ticket. Will return.
We had Unit 6 in Samarinda, and we were there during the worst weather the managers had seen in 3 years - wind, rain (sideways) and generally appalling weather. However our unit was dry and cosy, and well equipped, the only thing lacking was - a small matter but probably worth paying attention to - keeping salt and pepper containers at least half full - it's annoying to have to buy salt, particularly.
We stayed in a 1 bedroomed unit for 3 nights and then a 3 bedroomed unit for another 3 nights. The first unit was well presented, neat and tidy and on the bottom floor. For those who need the Internet or mobile phone there was no coverage. The 2nd apartment was tired and could do with an upgrade. It was still clean and tidy and met our needs. As it was on the top floor there was intermittent mobile and internet coverage. Despite these issues I would still highly recommend
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located within a 5-minute walk of North Gorge Walk, Samarinda Jewel by the Sea is within a 15-minute stroll of Point Lookout Light. The 16 rooms at this 3.5-star apartment include kitchens, balconies, and refrigerators. Frenchmans Beach and Deadmans Beach are also nearby.
The 16 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with separate bedrooms. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Washers/dryers, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.
Guests of Samarinda Jewel by the Sea enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a garden. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. This smoke-free apartment also has barbecue grills.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
85.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 53 reviews