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“Fantastic Unit Close to Everything”
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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Unit Close to Everything”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Our family of four (2 parents and 2 children) stayed for a long weekend in May 2011 in a 2 bedroom unit. The unit was very modern, clean and spacious. It is a relatively new resort, so the unit contained all of the necessary modern conveniences. Our unit had 2 bathrooms, which were extremely clean and sleek.

The resort has some fantastic pools that also have portholes that can be viewed by the neighbouring restaurants. The kids swam in the heated pool, eventhough it was the middle of May and quite cold.

Our room rate included parking, which was extremely convenient.

The resort is above several cafes ... Hogs Breath Cafe, Coffee club to name a few, and across the road from the beach and only a block or two from the centre of Caloundra.

Overall a fantastic unit and central to most things.

Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment in late March 2012 and found the staff to be very friendly, the room was perfect, beautifully decked out, couldn't fault it. Absolutely loved the place.The only thing we found really disappointing was the main pool wasn't heated, it was freezing & the kids couldn't swim in it, it was just too cold.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Wow! We stayed for the romantic pamper package and we were not disappointed. Room was fantastic, modern, water views, beautiful balcony. Very spacious, modern kitchen, king size bed to die for, en-suite with spa, this is just pure luxury. Close to coffee shops, bar and the best Italian restaurant we have been too in years. Loved the huge outdoor Jacuzzi !!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012 via mobile

Our 13 yr old daughter had long wanted to stay here as loved the pool outlook and the fact that it had portholes to look at walkway underneath! I rang up to book and was met with a lovely friendly receptionist who said booking was no problem but just to say that their lap pool was out of commission at mo!Fine but me not putting 2 and 2together didn't realise that was their main heated pool and the one my daughter was desperate to swim in! Ouch one unhappy girl for 10 mins at least! We will be back tho so she can do it again! Our one real disappointment was that we had met a lovely family round the pool in the afternoon and had organised to meet up with them again back at apartments after dinner but when we returned at 8.30 ish the pool bar was closed- that was pretty disappointing as was a beautiful area and we would have been happy just to relax and chill out there enjoying the surroundings! All in all tho we had a lovely time but those 2 details just made it slightly less than perfect! Thank you for our stay tho and I will be bringing my parents up in Oct when they come from Scotland! I hope to give you 5stars then !! Thanks again !

Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

The room is the most well equipped room I have stayed in. I have stayed in many so called 5 stars and was very impressed with the accommodation as soon as I entered the apartment. Every thing you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday is provided. I loved the big tv in the loungeroom and the bathroom is just lovely with the big spa bath. The bed was very comfortable. The coffee machine is an added touch which as a coffee lover was much appreciated. I will be back .

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

We booked this place after the good reports on Trip Advisor and were not disapointed.
The units were very clean and the bed and pillows were divine. Towels that actually cover you body and comfy all round. The only thing was like some reviewers said, the garbage empty at 6.30am is so loud you'd think it was happening in your room. But i guess then you knew what the time was.
Would definitely stay there again and recommend to others. Thanks to everyone who reviewed this place we probably wouldn't have stayed there without reading the reviews.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thanks for the great comments. We are aware that the noise from the rubbish bins is a problem and it just isn't something we can change. Thank you for your understanding. It's really apppreciated.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Ok folks Rumba is a beautiful modern resort located in a great place right on the esplanade in beautiful Caloundra. It's promoted as "5 star" - clearly not though as a 5 star resort from my experience includes outstanding service, concierge to assist you with your baggage etc...daily servicing of rooms and replenishment of essentials such as tea coffee etc.... Whilst it is definitely in what could be considered a 5 star location for convenience, I think it's a bit of a stretch to claim its Caloundras only 5 star resort. Enjoyable stay nonetheless despite the lap pool being empty for maintenance and the cocktail bar being closed most nights. Would I stay here again? sure

  • Stayed March 2012
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Thank you for your comments. They've certainly been taken on board. We see what you mean regarding the expectation of 5 star, especially when comparing Rumba Resort to a hotel. We are independently rated but as self-contained apartments, not as a hotel as such. We realise this can be deceiving so we really need to work harder at delivering the friendliest and most efficient service that we can. Hope to see you back.
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Property: Rumba Beach Resort
Address: Bulcock Beach Esplanade | Reception on Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumba Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rumba Beach Resort brings to Caloundra the finest boutique hotel facilities. With arguably the most well-appointed guest suites on the Sunshine Coast, Rumba Resort integrates the relaxing atmosphere of a tropical resort with the convenience of being right in the heart of town. Cafes and fine dining restaurants pepper the beachfront esplanade and a network of boardwalks and coastal pathways link the main shopping precinct to the locale’s famous surf beaches and beyond.Stunning 1, 2 and 3 bedroom guest apartments offer spa ensuites, espresso coffee machines and home theatre systems, all as standard. Rumba's pool bar known as 26degrees is a relaxing and enjoyable place to unwind. Drinks are served on Rumba's pool deck by friendly and professional wait staff. ... more   less 
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