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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
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“What a view great room”
Reviewed 20 June 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom and wow the kitchen was clean the fridge I wanted to take home the view fantastic the staff outstanding will def be going back

  • Stayed February 2012
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

chose the rumba resort for our anniversary, glad I did so, as it was very cold out, and we didn't have to go far to eat!! Loved the spa, large kitchen and the movie service. Staff were helpful and friendly. Loved the 4th floor room with a great view. The lap pool re-opened during our stay, but we were too chicken, so stayed in instead.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Interesting comment from Linda D about the staff. We had booked 5 nights at a decent price ($1,200). The unit was excellent and right at the front with a brilliant view.

As Linda said; the staff weren't rude but I was a bit surprised to find that the male staff especially didn't even look at us when we passed them by: this is a 5 star resort; what are the managers thinking?

We left after two days because the heated lap pool was closed and when we went down to the large outside spa the next day it was closed for maintenance. That was it for me as it was a cold week. The "resort" has neither a sauna or a gym so I'm surprised it can be called a resort.

No problem with a refund and we spent the next 4 nights at Breakfree a couple of hundred metres away which had everything we wanted. We took a penthouse at the same price as the Rumba.

All in all ok at the Rumba but disappointed and wouldn't recommend it as we don't understand why there was neither any information about the pool closure on the web page nor were we told when booking that the pool was closed. Although we did have room service each day we have no idea why the wet towels on the floor were still there on both days. Bad bad managers.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 23 May 2012
I’m so sorry to receive your review. We really do try to please all our guests but it seems we’ve let you down. Our recent pool renovations (now completed) have been very difficult. We have advertised these renovations on our website and on sites like wotif.com but we of course these messages are easy to miss. If your towels were not replaced, that is completely our oversight. We would love you have you back again, please feel free to contact me directly as I would like to make it up to you.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

We stayed in a 3 bedroom ocean appartment and were delighted with the friendly reception staff and excellent amenities in the appartments. Always ask for 3rd or 4th floor ocean views otherwise the noise from the esplanade and pool area can be a bother. Very comfortable with even added bonus of Nespresso machine in the kitchen. Great pool area for the kids.
We will not stay anywhere else in Caloundra.

Room Tip: Ocean View appartments otherwise the other appartments look straight into the back of the ocean view...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

We spent $488.0O for a friday and sat night and we were disappointed. The views were of a brick wall and passageway and the spa would not accomodate 2 average adults so dont expect a glass of wine with your partner after a day out. The lap pool was closed, we didnt mind that, but so was the bar so no drinks with friends at any time unless we went elswhere. Our friends spent much less for their appartment yet they had fabulous ocean veiws a bar where we met each evening for drinks and the same proximity to all venues. While the staff at Rumba were not rude they certainly were not friendly and not one said a good morning or any other friendly greeting yet, we were acknowleded every time we passed the staff at our friends complex.Whilst we were very close to the beach we could not enjoy this as we did not see or hear the ocean from our beachside apartment

Room Tip: beachside does not neccesarily mean views of any sort
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed April Brilliant spa room recommended to our relatives in Australia . We are from England and were weary after travelling around. Spa room fantastic.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Great location, central to everything at Caloundra. The rooms were brilliant with top class appliances including a capsule type coffee machine. We stayed in a spacious one bedroom unit with a generous spa and had limited water views. Unfortunately the lap pool was closed due to maintenance - we did not know this when we booked. The only downside to our 2 night stay was traffic noise. The one bedroom units are all at the rear of the complex and adjoin a road which is fairly busy in the evenings and very noisy in the mornings with various trade vehicles and garbage trucks - this makes peaceful sleeping quite difficult. On checkout management confirmed that the quieter units, ie. 2 and 3 bedders, were at the front of the complex fronting the esplanade - bad luck if you only require a 1 bedder.

Room Tip: Splurge and book a 2 or 3 bedroom unit on the esplanade. Much better views and a lot quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 April 2012
Thanks for the feedback, and you’re quite right about the traffic noise. In such a peaceful area overall, the odd commercial vehicle is very noticeable. Always a trade-off being right in the heart of town. We hope to see you again and we’ll try and upgrade you to a higher level next time, upon request.
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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 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach 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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