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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“My favourite !”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We have stayed at Rumba many times for one or two nights - Love this place ! Just got home from an overnight stay in a 2bdm Ocean View - wow gorgeous apartment. We only live an hours drive away in Brisbane but this place is the ultimate weekend escape - the best accommodation and location on the sunny coast that isn't stupidly priced !!! The staff are all very very helpful. Only I did have one gripe, they should have earlier check-ins than 3.00pm - especially when you are only staying overnight - we drove around in circles for two hours waiting for our text message that the room was ready - I even offered to pay for a guaranteed early check-in when I booked, but that wasn't possible :( I have recommended this place to many friends who are now regular visitors to Rumba and they are still grateful for this tip !

Room Tip: Always pay the extra for an ocean view apartment - so worth it !
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 February 2014
Many thanks for your review. I totally hear what you're saying about the check-in time. I hope this was compensated for with the 11am check-out as standard. Please always let us know if you're coming early. We'll do everything we can to get your room ready early. Thanks again, Bill.
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

2nd visit back and can't wait to visit again. Great and luxurious facilities. We had a 3 bedroom apartment and it had ample room for larger families. Pool and giant jacuzzi are amazing and big. Only downside if I really have to point it out is that there isn't an onsite gym which wasn't a great problem as I went out for a run by the beautiful beaches.

Stayed February 2014
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 February 2014
To say each visit gets better is an amazing compliment, thank you so much. We really appreciate you going to the trouble to post a review, cheers. Bill.
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We stayed for three days with our family in a two bedroom spa location with partial views. The pools were nice. The washer and dryer was well used and a convenience store was near. We loved the access to the beach, the great Wi-Fi and entertainment in the room and the great customer service. They allowed me to call from the desk for a call and found the overall customer service to be superior. The people at the desk (during their business hours, were more than great!) We loved this service apartment and would easily return with our young children.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thank you for writing such a positive and complimentary review. It's really appreciated when guests go to the trouble. Cheers, Bill.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Don't bother looking anywhere else, we have stayed in Caloundra many times and this place is clearly the best.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom ocean view apartment (313) and were wowed as soon as we opened the door. Spacious and clean, the apartments have quality appliances throughout, from TV and sound system through to ovens and microwaves. Spa bath in the main ensuite was deluxe and the beds are the most comfortable I have slept on in any hotel anywhere in the world. You really didn't need to leave the room. Balconies are large and have great views.
Rumba has 3 pools ranging from a mega Jacuzzi that accommodates about 20 people to the curved lap pool with portholes in the bottom looking into a restaurant below. Our kids were fascinated with this. There is secure parking underneath the resort with direct access to rooms via the elevators and there are also bars and restaurants below the rooms including Hogs Breath and the coffee club. We were on the 3rd floor directly above these places but didn't notice any noise.
Staff are friendly and helpful, location is terrific being right on the beach.
Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Pay the extra money and get the ocean view apartments, just beautiful!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
What a brilliant review, thank you so much. We're really glad you enjoyed staying in 313. It's a great apartment. Cheers, and we look forward to seeing you again. Bill.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

The Rumba Beach Resort is fantastic, we stayed here for 2 weeks towards the end of the Christmas school holidays (2013/14) and had the time of our lives. I personally don't like Caloundra town centre that much, so my stay was purely for the beach but it didn't matter because the resort had everything. Crystal blue pools, a pool bar, lap pool, beautiful sitting areas.

The rooms had in room foxtel/movies on demand, morning cleaning service, a proper kitchen, range of pillows (which was cool!) and comfortable double/single beds. Directly below was Hogs Breath if you wanted to eat something quick, and an Italian restaurant if you wanted a five star meal. There was also 'Drift' Bar/Pub and they made very nice cocktails, highly recommend for a night out. But you never run out of dining options in the Caloundra area, and Rumba Beach Resort felt like it was the heart of Caloundra.

A few minor things that weren't fantastic but didn't ruin the stay at all. One of the locks on the bathroom didn't really work so it was a bit awkward for the two weeks. Try to avoid the school holidays if you area couple looking for a quiet place because its very popular with families. The pools closed at 9pm every night which wasn't ideal but that's understandable.

The staff at reception are there early in the morning and throughout the day, they provided some great information and basically ensured that we didn't get bored once throughout the entire 2 weeks. They were also very friendly.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay on the Sunshine Coast.

Room Tip: If you can afford the three bedroom deluxe and its available, go for it.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thank you for penning such a positive review. This is great feedback, and it's very much appreciated. Hopefully we'll see you again. Bill.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This was a 2 time my family stayed in Rumba. We had a wonderful time last stay and chose to come back. We were in 207, 2 rooms suite with spa. I had a bit doubt about the services before our return because this time we stayed during School holiday plus new year. But Rumba didn't let us down. Staff very helpful and thoughtful. The room always clean and tidy. Some little details such as cleaning powder, spare containers, water bottles, 3 different types of pillows of your choice ect. You can really feel they thought of the customer and want them to have a hassle free stay. Location of the resort is excellent. Easy to go to any restaurants, beaches and shops.

This time we stayed a bit longer and had chance to explore the area. We found a very tasty pizza restaurant called "Venice gourmet" they open from 4pm till late. Staff were very friendly even late serving and their pizza was very good. recommend to try when you stay in caloundra. It is a walking distance from rumba.

Rumba highly recommend. We will come back again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a well thought out review. We appreciate it, and I'm sure other travellers will find it helpful. Thanks again, Bill.
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed at this property over Christmas with my family. The hotel is on a nice stretch of beach in Caloundra, Bulcock beach. This area is great as there is a surf beach a short walk away but also a quieter inlet that attracted families with younger children as the water was calmer. We had a 3 bedroom apartment overlooking the beach and the view was fantastic. There are a few restaurants down on the waterfront that we frequented, including Coffee Club, Hogs Breath and Sandbar.

The pool area was a good size, with a spa attached as well as a heated spa on the other side. There was another pool that had portholes that looked down into one of the restaurants...interesting feature but I'm not sure I liked it!

The apartment itself was modern and the bedrooms and bathrooms were a good layout. Although the kitchen isn't well thought out at all, very difficult to get more than one person in there at a time. I also thought the lounge/couch area was nowhere near large enough to seat 6 people, which is how many the apartment accommodated. They really could use a large corner couch. The beds were comfortable and I liked the range of pillows.

One thing I think should improve is the towel situation. I understand there is a washer and dryer in the apartment but for a property that is apparently five star, I would expect the towels to be changed daily. They also did not fully service our room the whole time we were there. Apparently this is only done after 8 days. Management need to consider addressing this as the floors could use a clean every day.

All in all I would stay here again for the location and the fact that it is very family friendly.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a very fair review. I'm sure it will assist other travelers. We definitely take your point about the daily servicing. Sadly, doing a full service everyday would send the costs of accommodation sky rocketing. We would of course love to do it. We can all thank the overly burdensome employment laws (penalty rates) in this country. Also, I'm sorry if there was a mis-communication with the towels. Whenever towels are left on the floor or in the bath, they're replaced daily. Fresh towels are handed out all day from Reception for the pools too. Thanks again for supporting comments of Caloundra. It's a great family destination. Cheers, Bill.
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Spa 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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