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“GREAT VIEW (no road noise)”
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Surf Dance
New York
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“GREAT VIEW (no road noise)”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I have stayed at Coolum but always on the front, this time I decided to try Surf Dance. The unit was wonderfully appointed. Yes, it does not have air con but there was always a beautiful breeze flowing through the unit and it does not have a lift so you need to walk up but the exercise is good. Our 8 days here were relaxing, very comfortable and the car was parked in the garage and stayed there.

Room Tip: Top floor has uninterrupted views of the beach.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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English first
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Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

When in coolum, we stay here. Trish and John are wonderful and so is Maude the dog. It has wonderful views and is in a prime location. Just set back 1 street from the beach, it's not crazy with traffic. You can easily book tours from the office and anything you need is just a short walk away. A wonderful place for a holiday!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Brisbane
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

While the accommodation was handy to central Coolum and had pleasant ocean views & sea breezes, there were several factors we found unsatisfactory.
1. Cleanliness standards: sub-par . Namely, dirty floors resulting in black feet & dirty pots & pans requiring washing before use & dirty rags left on the balcony.
2. Unreasonable Management Attitude:
Our experience at this motel was tarnished by the manager's attitude towards our use of facilities. We are two middle-aged friends who took the weekend to relax and spend time together catching up before one of us moved interstate.

We were chatting, few laughs on the balcony with cups of tea, just after midnight (no loud music or shouting), when we were reprimanded by the manager calling out to us from the bottom floor, which was three levels down. His tone was very rude. Fair enough if he wanted us to lower our voices ~ it was a pleasant evening, our voices could have being carrying. However, his objection seemed to be not noise essentially, but that we were still awake & not in bed sleeping! Instead of asking us to lower our voices, he was patronising, referring to us as "girls", and told us to "go inside" because "some of us have to work in the morning". . . When we highlighted we were using the balcony as smoking was not allowed inside, he dismissively told us to "go to bed!".

We kind of object to the 'some of us work' inference, because:
1. So do we ~ hence holiday
2. Not working, is what you do on holiday
3. If we & others didn't holiday ~ he has no job ~ he works in the tourism industry, whereby people will socialise, enjoy the facilities & stay up later than usual.

Considering the accommodation is for the purposes of vacationing, and we were not being unreasonably loud, we were quite shocked that he felt that it was his right to tell us, as paying guests, how to spend our time & what spaces we can utilise. I believe he thought we were schoolies, hence the 'girls ... go to bed'. I highly doubt we were disturbing other guests; what's more, there were hotels across the way where people were much louder on their balconies.
It was actually a festival weekend in Coolum & this was a Saturday night!

We wont be returning to Surf Dance ...

Room Tip: Request a room on the opposite side of the motel to manager's residence.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We found it an excellent place to stay handy to the shops and the Surf Club plus the Bowls Club. The hosts, John and Trish were very helpful and friendly nothing seemed to be any trouble for them. The facilities in the apartment were excellent down to including clothes pegs.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

This was just a lovely place. We went during the wet season but were very lucky and had beautiful, sunny weather every day of the week. It is set back one street from the main road, which makes it a peaceful place to stay, only could hear the roar of the ocean at night as we kept our windows open. The accomodation was very clean, we were upstairs and had exceptional views of the ocean. Shopping, restaurants, cafes and supermarket is just around the corner on the esplanade at beautiful Coolum Beach. It's a great area to stay if wanting to tour the Sunshine Coast region. Would definately stay there again. Coolum Beach is only a 20 min drive to Noosa and about 30 min drive to Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and the hinterland. And don't forget to go to the Eumundi Markets (one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere). Here you will find local produce, arts and crafts and clothing of good quality - give yourself half day there to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds! There is bus services to all locations if you don't have a car.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Surf Dance
Address: 29 - 33 Coolum Tce, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Coolum Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Coolum Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Surf Dance 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coolum's most affordable 1 & 2 bedroom self-contained apartments, in a quiet location and just a short walk to patrolled beach, restaurants, cafes & clubs. ... more   less 
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