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Coolum at the Beach
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Coolum Beach
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights during a recent trip to Australia. The managers were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment that had everything you could ever want. The place is clean and tidy, you have your own parking space with a lift up to all levels, the grounds are also lovely with a stream flowing through them. There is a supermarket opposite where you can buy all your supplies as well as some nice restaurants not too far away (even some take-aways if you prefer). We were recomended to try Harvest as my wife is vegetarian, needless to say after we tried it the first night, we went back on the second.
For those wanting to cook their own, there is even a barbecue by the pool to get you into the Aussie spirit. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to the sunshine coast.

Room Tip: All rooms are good and face the gardens/pool.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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michelle r, Manager at Coolum at the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2013

Hello Travel Junkie! Well - I think you described our resort even better than I could! Everything you mentioned captures the essence of Coolum at the Beach perfectly. Our one bedroom apartments are extremely spacious and offer all the comforts of home - including full kitchen and laundry and private balcony. Our undercover secure carparking with lift access is a big bonus - as is our proximity to Coles and all of Coolum's great restaurants. And I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Harvest - it's my favourite restaurant in Coolum. We hope to see you back here by the pool for another Aussie BBQ.
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Michelle Richardson

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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Coolum at the Beach is a fantastic place to stay! We are staying in a 2 bedroom apartment and loving it, beautiful and clean, got all the facilities that you need and space for everyone. So pleased that a friend recommended Coolum at the Beach. And the staff are very helpful and friendly too.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Fantastic for an affordable family holiday. Twice we have looked at lots of places to stay and prices and both times this has been the best in our opinion. Last time we stayed for 14 nights and it really was home away from home. The kids spent most of the time in the pool and with the supermarket was across the road, the savings were huge with ample kitchen space to arrange meals as you would at home. The staff are friendly and helpful without intruding on your space. We came home completely rested and ready to face the world again! Isn't that what a holiday is for?

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

stayed there for 8 days recently with 2 other friends, great location, close to beach and shops, Coles across the road,
Not worth the amount paid, heated pool was cold and not what we expected, rooms were also smaller than expected, no TV in 2nd bedroom and water heater was in second bedroom and noisy when showering, consequently had to mak sure all were up when showering.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I have stayed on the Sunshine Coast with my family many times and now keep going back to Coolum@theBeach. The location is excellent, no beach view, but 2mins through the bush and you are on the beach, and it's a beautiful one at that. Add to that Coles (supermarket) is now across the road and cafes, bars and restaurants all within 5 minutes walk. 4 pools in the complex - one for the family, one for the little kids, a lap pool for the bigger kids and a plunge pool for who knows what. As well as a well equipped gym, undercover parking with multiple lift access and beautiful gardens, and it's a great place to stay for a while.

The apartments are spacious, there is a choice of 1, 2 and 3 beds, as well as some villas. They are always clean and well equipped, although there are some differences (see room recommendations).

In terms of location, Coolum is perfect, 10 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport (Maroochydore) and 15 minutes up to Noosa. The drive up from Brisbane Airport can also be done in just over an hour, just avoid Friday afternoon traffic.

Lastly Michelle, Murray and Rachel provide a great service, always happy to help and recommend places to visit.

Room Tip: Best apartments are on the top floor at the end of a block (more windows and light). Looking over a...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Just spent 3 nights with a group of 7 at Coolum @ the beach. Our 4th visit. Clean and tidy apartments, good location. Motor bike friendly with secure undercover parking. Great hosts... Will be back again....

Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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michelle r, Manager at Coolum at the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Hello Vince. Thank you for your glowing review! One of the greatest compliments we can be given is the privilege of your patronage on repeat occasions. I am so pleased to hear you and your friends have again enjoyed your recent stay with us and look forward to welcoming you all back again in the near future.
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Michelle Richardson

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed here recently with friends in a 2 brm, 2 bathroom appartment. The location is good if you don't want to drive as shops & restaurants are walking distance. However, it doesn't really feel like a beach holiday as there are no views of the beach from the propoerty, as it is across a main road & then there are dunes hiding the beach from view. The apartments are fairly well appointed but rather dark & but lacking some maintenance with things like sticking doors, handrail loose in the lift (for the whole week we were there) & a strange glass flap in the 2nd bathroom which means water gets all over the floor when you shower. The apartments were very clean though, and the staff very pleasant. The 'heated' pool was very disappointing as it was tepid at best, not freezing cold, but not comfortable to swim in Autumn. However the tariff for the week was very reasonable so I guess you get what you pay for & on a budget, this is a good choice.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view as otherwise not much of an outlook
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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michelle r, Manager at Coolum at the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2013

Thank you for providing feedback about your recent stay with us. We always appreciate hearing about how we can improve on the service we provide. With regards to our location, we are very careful not to advertise as being located right on the beach, or having beach views. All resorts in Coolum are located across the road from the beach and only a very small number (those located in elevated areas) actually have true beach views. All our apartments have a view of either a pool or tropical gardens so all apartmemts have an outlook. With regards to the maintenance, we do act very promptly on any maintenance issues as they are reported and I don't recall any issues being raised with regards to sticking doors or a loose handrail in the lift. We will certainly look into these now though. I appreciate your comments on cleanliness - as this is an area our housekeeping staff work hard to excel in. It is one of the hardest areas of resort management to get right.With regards to the heated pool, it is heated to a temperature of around 27-28 degrees right through autumn and into winter and we have not had any trouble with the heater in recent months. Pool temperatures are checked daily. On very cold mornings, days and evenings, though - if the outside temperature is cold and / or windy it can make the pool temperature feel cooler. We are always glad to hear that our guests feel they have enjoyed value for money. Thank you again for taking the time to share your holiday experience and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Michelle Richardson

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Additional Information about Coolum at the Beach

Address: Corner Margaret Street and David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Coolum Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Coolum Beach
Price Range: £65 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Coolum at the Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coolum at the Beach is Coolum's newest beachside resort. Offering spacious, modern, fully self-contained 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments and luxurious 3 and 4 bedroom villas with rooftop terrace and spa, Coolum at the Beach is a great choice for couples, families and groups. All apartments are fully air-conditioned and feature a balcony overlooking a pool or lush tropical gardens. The resort offers 4 pools (2 heated) including main resort pool, fabulous kids wading pool, 20m lap pool and plunge pool - plus a gymnasium - all set within lush tropical gardens. Located directly across the road from gorgeous Coolum Beach and the Coles supermarket complex - Coolum at the Beach is perfectly located for your next holiday. ... more   less 
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