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The Beach Retreat Coolum
tylden
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Are warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

A peaceful hotel with all the amenities, bedroom, kitchen area, bathroom with spa, w/machine dryer and shower. Excellent view of the beach from the balcony and a great lounge area. BBQ facilities below where the pools, spas and sauna is located. 100 metres from the central shopping centre and the surf club

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • 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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Koroit, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Stayed 5 nights, on the coast to visit family. Excellent location across the road from the beach and very short walk to clubs, restaurants and shops. The 1 bedroom ocean view room had a view up the beach to Noosa, Meals on the balcony with view, excellent. The pool area was well maintained and a pleasure to use (the grand daughter especially enjoyed the pool). All supplied facilities, cooking, laundry, sleeping, parking, and leisure were excellent and good value for money. The only criticism would be that WiFi if required was very expensive which in this day and age is usually provided free in most accommodation and hospitality venues. Will make Beach Retreat first choice for future trips to Coolum Beach.

Room Tip: Choose beach view rooms
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bruce B
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Dunedin
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We highly recommend this resort if you are planning a stay on the Sunshine Coast!! We loved it! We had booked a one bedroom apartment with sea views and we were on the third floor which get the best views. We spent so much time on the deck because it overlooks the beach with spectacular views. The resort has great amenities, all free. Heated pool, childrens paddling pools, two spa pools, two great outdoor barbecues, sauna, games room. The apartment itself has a washing machine and dryer and a clothes airer so we washed overnight, left the washing in the bathroom and it was dry by morning. The apartment is spacious compared to most we have stayed in and so quiet! We never heard doors closing, or noise in the hallway the whole time we were there. Great secure car parking too. Only gripe is that I wish the whole place was smokefree. We were constantly getting smoke drifting from the next apartments balcony (not the resorts fault). The place is exceptionally clean and every morning we watched the barbecue being thoroughly cleaned whether it had been used the day before or not. The staff are friendly and helpful. All in all a really great place to stay and we are already planning to come back next year.

Room Tip: Ask for third level and make sure you ask if your room will have a beach view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KTB3
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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Fantastic location for beach access and shops and restaurants . The one bedroom apartment was clean,light but a little dated but in saying that it was spacious and value for the location.
The bed was very comfy and the air con certainly came in handy. The reception staff were friendly and nothing was too much of a problem. Secure under building parking and quiet location.

Room Tip: Maybe not directly above the pool as you feel the privacy is limited.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve265
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

beautifully situated overlooking Coolum beach, Had a great apartment that looked out over the sea. It was very well equipped and well maintained. All facilities were great and the pool areas lovely. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit this part of the world. Also good value for money and very cooperative when I wanted to make a few changes.

Room Tip: Room 2 is the one to have as you get a bit of grass and not just a balcony. Front of resort is the w...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We recently spent a long weekend at The Beach Retreat. Fantastic location: walk to the beach, shops and restaurants, but not as busy as other parts of the Sunshine Coast. Lovely views of the ocean, but our one-bedroom apartment looked over one of the two pool areas, so people in the pool area looked directly into our room. The room itself had all we needed but it was small and the fit-out was no-frills. However, the The Beach Retreat was much cheaper than many other Sunshine Coast options I considered so I can't really nitpick. The weather was fantastic so we didn't spend much time in the room anyway!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed in a 1 bedroom Ocean View Apartment for 7 nights. We flew up and caught a shuttle to and from the airport.
We found the location to be perfect for us......we had no car so enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. We had been in the area before so didn't really need to go out and about sightseeing and were after a relaxing break, which is what we had. We spent the mornings by the pool or on the beach and then walked down the street for lunch in one of the many cafes and then spent the afternoon by the pool or on the beach, then a walk somewhere for dinner - perfect! The restaurant on site is fantastic - just a shame they are not open on Monday & Tuesdays.
The room was great - spacious enough for 2 people - with a nice big balcony and comfy outdoor setting. Yes there were signs of rust everywhere but that is just a hazard of being directly across from the beach. The aircon worked fine, although if we were sitting on the balcony we had to turn it off as it would blow hot air directly onto the chairs. We found the apartment very clean, and we even had a 1 drawer dishwasher!
The pool was fantastic - just the perfect temperature! There were spas and a sauna but we didn't use these as it was too hot.
We found the staff to all be friendly and very professional. We checked in a bit early and it was no problem. Wade checked us in and he gave us heaps of information about where everything was in the resort as well as in Coolum eg coles, the surf club, bus stops etc.
I would highly recommend this resort, no it isn't a 5 star, but no complaints.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor, back from the road as there is a bit of traffic noise - although not at...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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