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“Winter Weekend Getaway”
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Raintrees Resort
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Noosa, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Winter Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

3 adults, 3 children in Unit 17 Raintrees resort first weekend August 2014. Lovely, helpful Managers. Quiet nights. Safe and practical ground floor unit. Smelled badly of cat urine on arrival, was rectified quickly with trip to local supermarket. A few minor issues with maintenance ie doors tricky to lock, loose handles on frypan, no handle on saucepan lid, minor things that were easily repaired before use. Pool heating not fantastic but kids enjoyed regardless. Location great.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

What a find Caloundra is.Not many people mention it but great family friendly place to visit.
We stayed at Raintrees on Moffat beach. Great location. Off main Rd,short walk to beach ,cafés and shops.Tucked away in rainforest setting.Great pools for kids with a little water slide. Apartments very nice .Few little things needed attention but managers relatively new and still getting around to fixing things up inside apartments. Kerrie and Ian very happy to help.Quickly resolving any issues.
Only thing I would suggest is a ground floor apartment unless you like lugging suitcases up 3 flights of steep stairs and climbing them every day .We had a mature Aunt with us and bit much for her. Although Kerrie did help us get our cases up originally which was nice of her.
Would recommend Raintrees on Moffatt.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

I have just recently stayed at Raintrees for my forth year in a row and it always lives up to my expectations but I wanted to make special mention of the amazing job the new management team - the lovely Kerry and her family - are doing. They are warm, friendly, professional and did everything they could to make my family's visit easy and pleasurable. I love everything about this place and it is fantastic for families with small children. Of course, I will return next year!!! Anne B

  • Stayed September 2013
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Warwick, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed at Raintree the w/e of the tough mudder challenge 2013. The staff at reception were polite, and friendly (despite our late check in) and very helpful in regards to parking (take note 4wds over 1.8 m will not fit in the undercover car park). However, we found a good park around the back of the property and found this to be just as convenient.
The location of Raintrees in the real winner, with easy access to the beach via a well formed path, and a short walk to shops and cafes (check out the espresso bar opposite the playground).
The 3 bedroom townhouse, had ocean views, modern amenities and funky decor. The kids particularly liked the heated pool and waterslide. Our only recommendation for the owner, would be a manual to operate the washing machine and dryer, as my year 8 german is a little rusty!
A well priced , family friendly resort, that begs for our return. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Room 37 has ocean views :D
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We stayed at Raintrees 2 or 3 years ago and found the townhouse really spacious and well designed, and above all excellent value for money. I think we paid about $160 per night for a 2 bed 2 bath townhouse. We liked the warm pool and the beach (unfortunately the weather was not very good but nothing much you can do about that !). We are booked again for Sep/Oct and really looking forward to it. We are in a 3br ground floor (safer for the little one) and close to the pool. Will review again afterwards and see how it is.

Room Tip: Apparently number 37 has the best views (but I preferred to have a ground floor apartment)
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We have stayed at raintrees over the years and our kids were so happy going from beach to heated pool. Especially with the fun slide, they had a ball and called it there second home. So safe and private it's a secret haven right beside the best surf beach on the coast. We had some rain in february/march but the undercover car park made things easier. You don't need a car really, everything you need is in walking distance. New management are great and really friendly.

Room Tip: Unit 16 faces the beach and you don't have to cross a road to get to beach.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

My family booked two apartments for family get together. Both ground floor close to both pools on the site. Enjoyed the relaxed ambiance and environs. Our two bedroom unit was nice but the toilets were both upstairs. - slightly inconvenient. Otherwise great

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Raintrees Resort
Address: 1 Bryce St | Moffat Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Raintrees Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raintrees on Moffat consists of two and three bedroom spacious well appointed apartments with absolute beachfront access and no road to cross, making it an exceptional holiday destination in Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Australia. One of the best surf beaches in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, beautiful Moffat beach is only metres away. Raintrees is nestled amongst two acres of lush natural rainforest, this combined with safe lake swimming, makes Raintrees on Moffat the unique Caloundra, Sunshine Coast holiday accommodation. Why not sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Raintrees, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. All you could wish for in the perfect getaway with rainforest, beach, and places to eat out within easy walking distance. Our main pool has a water slide and is heated to around 27C degrees. Once you have arrived you just will not want to leave. Many of our guests continue to come back year after year. FACILITIES  2 Beautiful Rockpools - a great place to relax and catch the winter or summer sun  1 Heated with 8m Waterslide & Spa - just what the kids require all year round  Undercover security parking  2 covered BBQ areas with outdoor furniture  Resident managers, Ian and Kerry Tuena ... more   less 
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