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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

We were looking forward to a sleep in and asked specifically for a quiet room. We were told our room to the back of the resort was best. Unfortunately this is above the bins from all the shops, which are emptied ridiculously early in the morning.
Went for a swim only to have my eyes burnt by the extreamly strong chemicals in the pool. Spent the rest of our time flushing eyes.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Goodness me, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. We've noticed that sometimes the bins are noisy being emptied and we have Council addressing this issue. I'm not sure what the issue with the pools was. It very unusual. Again, my apologies. Bill.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed at Caloundra in late June as a family of four with two young children. We booked a 3 bedroom ocean view on the fourth floor. The staff were very welcoming and even text us early around lunch time to let us know that our room was now ready. I thought this was just a fabulous and very personal touch; much appreciated! The resort is very clean and modern with a beautiful lap pool, main pool and Jacuzzi. Even though it rained our entire trip and it was freezing there were always people using the Jacuzzi and even people swimming in the lap pool so don't let winter put you off a visit to this lovely place. We couldn't get our TV to work and one of the staff was there in 2 minutes flat to fix the issue. Wine and chocolates were included in our package and that was fantastic! Bike hire and a river cruise also included although we didn't use these due to the rain. However, I love the holiday package options that Rumba offers so you can really tailor your holiday to your own needs. Genious idea! The front desk staff were super helpful and friendly as were the cleaning staff during our stay. The apartment was well appointed with direct lift access from the outside foyer to the carpark below or restaurants below. The apartment had a light service each day which just involves removal of rubbish and making of beds. Towels were replaced on some days or when you asked. The location is great and I can't believe how many wonderful restaurants and shops are now in Caloundra! Refer to Trip Advisor for restaurants. The Hogs Breath is just under the resort and the kids loved this (even wonderful for a soon to be fussy 2 year old; we ate there twice!). Rumba provided a discount meal card for all of the restaurants below the resort and again this was a great touch! If you have children I also should mention the fabulous toy and puzzle shop just a short walk from the resort and the hand made fudge shop. Coles is just a 2 minute drive down the road to restock supplies. I would certainly return to Rumba with the family. If I could just offer one suggestion; it would be wonderful if the toiletries could be restocked daily as we didn't realize that we needed to bring our own soap etc and the kids fought over the bubble bath! The staff were more than happy to supply upon request. Also fresh towels during winter especially each day with the service would be pure luxury. Perhaps you could just charge a few dollars extra for these things or offer an 'upgrade package' as I'm sure people would be happy to pay for these things purely for the convenience and 'holiday' spirit. Until next time..

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We spent Easter 2013 at Rumba, had a great time, the rain didn't stop us from having a most enjoyable break. It was easy walk to most places shops and a variety of eating venues.
The property was very clean, and the staff helpful and friendly. We would recommend to our family and friends.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Once a month we try and have a weekend away and Rumba Resort is the best resort on the Sunshine coast. Extremely relaxing and stress relieving. Everything is within walking distance, restaurants, take-away and boutiques and great markets on every Sunday. Coffee machine in every apartment and very clean and crisp apartments. The king size bed and choice of pillows ( sealed ), free wi-fi , and the little luxuries makes this 5 star resort worthy of its rating. I would, and have recommended Rumba Resort to anyone looking to stay on the sunshine coast. Thanks to the staff who are extremely friendly and professional.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment over the long weekend in June and loved it. The resort is perfectly situated to enjoy the views and the proximity to shops, restaurants and the board walk. I emailed after booking and requested water views if possible and this request was met with an apartment on the 3rd Floor with water views from the balcony, a lovely spot for coffee, breakfast and evening drinks . The 2 or 3 Bedroom Apartments looked to have the best views but we were extremely happy with our apartment. All amenities were clean and comfortable.
The spa area outside could have been a little noisy one afternoon (understandable as it was June and raining so parents and kids headed for the warm spa) but once the big sliding door to the balcony was closed the apartment was almost soundproof
We would stay there again....

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I organised a Plenary involving 20 senior executives in March. All participants stayed at the rumba resort and the event itself was held in the Rumba Room. The entire experience was fantastic, with helpful support from all staff and excellent catering/events support from the team at Rumba. The accommodation was simply stunning and the nearby Tides restaurant provided the perfect spot for our formal dinner. All participants commented on how pleasurable the experience of staying at rumba had been. Having organised similar events at other locations on the Coast, I would highly recommend Rumba Resort as the ideal location.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

It was our first holiday as a family (our son was 3mths old) and we couldn't have picked a better place . It was really family orientated and the location to everything was great . My partner especially loved the nespresso machine in every room

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Additional Information about 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 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
Price Range: £111 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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