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“Great weekend in Coolum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Beach Retreat Coolum

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The Beach Retreat Coolum
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great weekend in Coolum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

The family and I booked a 2 bedroom apartment and were very impressed by the size, cleanliness and inclusions. Wished we could have stayed longer. Free secure undercover carpark, great pool and BBQ area...AND....Coolum beach across the road

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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190 reviews
132 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed for a long weekend in October and enjoyed our stay at the Beach Retreat. We chose a motel unit as we didn't plan to be in the room much and for two, it's all that's needed. Check in was quick and smooth, with free undercover parking. The room was fine with a OK view over the pool to the beach across the road. Ample space and plenty of storage. The bathroom was also large but the shower over the spa bath was a bit awkward getting in and out - would be a real problem for people with limited mobility. Bed was comfy with plenty of pillows to choose from. Can't fault it really. The only thing to be aware of is that they do not make up the room or replenish coffee/tea etc during your stay. But for the price and location, it was not an issue for us - we just went to the super market and bought coffee and milk. As mentioned by others, the beach is directly across and the Coolum shopping strip with many restaurants and cafes is 20 metres down the road. It is probably the best location to stay in Coolum, if not the entire Sunny coast (I'm not a fan of Noosa and prefer quieter places). Lovely stay and would happily return next time we're up on the coast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bisbane
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

The place closes at 5 ON THE DOT. Don't bother driving in at 5 or even a minute too. Amber informed me upon entering reception at 5pm that they had closed, she had been working 9 hours and could not help me because she had logged out. SERIOUSLY. I am glad I don't own a unit at this complex under management. When I asked her to call the manager, she refused, when I asked for the managers name, she advised it was confidential. I have never EVER had such disgusting service and poor attitude in any establishment EVER. I did manage to check in at the point up the road, who also close at 5 pm but were happy to check me in at 5.30. So go there.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Top Value!! Excellent views from the balcony, even saw whales heading south. Room was excellent, pillows a bit hard, air conditioner worked well, bit weird basically getting locked in at night, had to escape down the stairs to get out after hours... Very Happy overall!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warwick, Australia
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Booked online, asking only for ocean views. The Beach Retreat is right across the road from the beach. Just a short walk from at least 20 eating places, coffee houses and pubs, so you can find any type of food you want. The pools are great, the one bedroom unit we stayed in has plenty of room. Washer/dryer if you are staying a while. Yes, they have been there a while, but are very clean and well looked after. Large balcony with a good size table and chairs. We will book again.

Room Tip: We were in the middle, the security lights go all night, BUT they do have great black out curtains.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Very central to everything in Coolum Beach and the room was clean and it was value for money. No microwave or toaster though! The only pet motel on the Sunshine Coast was only 20 minutes away at Noosa. Beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy J
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Had a week here in a very nice spacious apartment, with fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dryer, separate bedrooms, comfortable lounge with large TV, movies and many channels. Ocean is just across the road, and views of this from the balcony, enabled us to watch numerous surfers riding in on the waves.
Under cover lock-up parking was most helpful, as we could park the rental car without any concerns. Coolum is a small resort town on the Sunshine Coast, with shops and many cafes and restaurants just a few metres' walk up the road. If you're a sea swimmer, the manned surf club is nearby. A full meal at the bowling club (we're not members) cost six dollars; at the surf club twelve dollars. Prices in cafes and restaurants are similar to NZ.
The Beach Retreat has a heated swimming pool, spa pool, children's play pool, and sauna for the use of guests. Our trip was bought on a package deal that included return flights from Auckland, and accom for seven nights, all incl. for less than a thousand. Great value.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Beach Retreat Coolum
Address: 1750 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Coolum Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Coolum Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beach Retreat Coolum 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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