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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Travelled to Caloundra for business and stayed here because it is one of the few places in Caloundra offering free wifi in the room - and a great location. Had a great stay and service was fantastic. Only problem was the dodgy wifi connection - an issue for me as I was here on business. Otherwise a great place to work and play - I'll be back.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Christina H
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Thank you for your review, it's very much appreciated. I'm really sorry about the wi-fi, it should always work perfectly. Any time in the future that you have a problem with it here, please let me know and we'll endeavour to sort it straight away. Bill.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

After having received a nights accommodation to spend at Rumba, we were very impressed from the start. Eva & Steph on the front desk were nothing but friendly, helpful & professional - both check in & out. Higher floor, nice view, very clean, comfortable, modern & well thought out apartment style living. Even with the short stay we managed to see a far bit of the South end of town with a walk in the afternoon, a few cocktails by the pool after a spa & then back to the room for some sundowners & a movie. The Entertainment system within the room is also quite impressive, it does everything but vibrate! The following day were the local markets which were also well timed with a busy, yet leisurely mid-morning walk in amongst the differing stalls & other ambling punters.
Our only small disenchantment was the older woman who manages the cocktail pool bar & possibly chews wasps as a supplementary income, jacked up over me returning a couple of cocktails that were sub-optimal compared to the first couple initially ordered. However, i understand the cocktail bar is a separate entity from Rumba & should therefore not be judged as a part of the overall resort experience which was excellent.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Firstly, thank you for taking the times to write us such a great review, really appreciated by the staff. We will follow up with the pool bar management too, normally the service is excellent so I don't know what happened there. Regards, Bill.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Rumba resort was a brilliant destination for a 3-generation family holiday, including a toddler. The apartments were spacious and well designed - our 3 bed made it easy for my parents to have space from us and our toddler. Great facilities in the kitchen and dining rooms - better than most serviced apartments - and a great view of the beach from the balcony. Rooms were absolutely spotless and the staff were fantastic.

The pool was on the cold side but it was the week before Easter, which may have had some bearing on this! Anyway, it wasn't too cold to swim in, just a bit of a shock to start.

The location is seriously brilliant. Lots of eating options right downstairs, a Coles only a couple of blocks away and the brilliant Bulcock beach right across the street. We'll be back next year.

Room Tip: Pay for a beach view - it's worth it.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thanks you so much for taking the time to review Rumba. Such great comments, we really appreciate it. See you next year!! Regards, Bill.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed in a 3 bed ocean front apartment. Past experience has been good however this apartment was on the same level as the fish & chip shop extractor fan (stinks and is very noisy rendering the balcony and open sliding doors useless) and is above a bar which at 9.30pm on a Sunday night is playing music so loud the light fittings are rattling. No sleep for parents or children. Really bad weekend away. Disappointing.

Room Tip: Ask where your apartment is before booking!!!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Firstly, thank you for taking the times to write us such a great review, really appreciated by the staff. We will follow up with the pool bar management too, normally the service is excellent so I don't know what happened there. Regards, Bill.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I have stayed at Rumba twice; once with a friend and our children and again with my husband and son. Both times I encountered great customer service from the staff, nothing was too much trouble.
The location is great for dining, shopping and beachside activities. The rooms spacious and well equipped with quality furnishings.
We enjoyed the pool & jacuzzi during our stay, a nice addition being the bar. Staff were always happy to pour a drink when it was unattended.

We will be coming back.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

It's so good to hear this was your third visit. We really appreciate the positive feedback - thank you. Bill.

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