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Koola Beach Apartments Bargara
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Bargara
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Ballina, Australia
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42 reviews
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“The best in the district!”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

My wife and I have visited the Bundaberg/Bargara area for a few years now and have stayed at many places in both Bundaberg and Bargara. Last week we stayed for the first time at Koola Beach Apartments and can say without hesitation, this is the best accommodation option in the whole area. Wonderful friendly staff, spacious and a spotlessly clean apartment which was very well maintained with everything working. While it may be a bit of a walk into Bargara itself, this doesn't detract at all from the overall value, comfort and presentation of Koola Beach Apartments. And the 'golf-crazy' couple who manage the place are wonderful and knowledgeable hosts.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, 29 February 2012
WOW....naturally, we are absolutely delighted with your "best in the district" rating "spudtate". So glad that you found everything to your liking. Yes, as you say, you did have our best oceanview apartment........which we think is fantastic value at $145 a night for a couple. The others don't have quite the same view, but the outlook over the adjoining parklands from all apartments in the complex provides privacy and serenity. And they are all identically furnished and equipped.
We readily admit to being "golf-crazy".......Bargara has a first class golf course, and playing golf there keeps us sane, most of the time!!......in this holiday accommodation industry some things could cause a Manager to become "just plain crazy!!"
We really enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again in the not-to-distant future.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

The only downside of this place is its distance from the shops/beach. The managers are lovely, the rooms are all new and have everything you need. The pool is great, and BBQs make a cheap alternative to eating out.

Room Tip: Ground floor apartments open onto grass if you have young children.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Thanks very much "2bundles" for your comments and we appreciate your "value for money" rating. Yes, we are a little further from the shops and restaurants than some other resorts in Bargara, however we are in reality the closest resort to a patrolled surf beach area - just a 400m stroll to Nielson Park beach, the home of Bundaberg Surf Club. There are other resorts along the Esplanade, but the foreshore there is mostly volcanic rock and not safe for swimming. Our location just off the Esplanade makes for peace and quiet, as we hope you found. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us - please come back and see us again.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

We stayed at the Bargara Dream Townhouse (next door to the resort apartments) and were very happy with our stay. Allan & Chris were very friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We had Townhouse no. 1 at the front, which had 2 courtyards and plenty of room for visitors, cars and beach gear. The inside was just lovely, with 3 large bedrooms, 2 big bathrooms (great showers!), comfy beds, heaps of storage and a secure lock up garage. The furnishings were modern, the house was clean, very spacious & private. The family-friendly beach was only minutes away and the resort pool was sensational and kid-friendly with a spa & shallow end. We absolutely loved our stay and would happily come back to Bargara and stay at Koola Beach again. Tracy, Tim & Nate

Room Tip: The front townhouse has a nice open outlook, and plenty of fresh sea breezes from 2 sides. The reso...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Thank you Tracy, Tim & Nate for your favourable comments about the BARGARA DREAM TOWNHOUSE. We think the Townhouses are exceptionally good value, but it's the guests opinions that count and we are pleased that you found that to be the case. As you say, plenty of space and cooling flow-through sea breezes. We could see that Nate really enjoyed the resort pool......and a big plus is that there is not usually hordes of people to share it with!! It was good to see you guys enjoying time together as a family......that's what Bargara is all about.......enjoying the simple things in life in a relaxed atmosphere. Hope to see you another time.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

This place exceeded expectations.

Thought we we getting somewhere to sleep but it was a place to relax as well. Every thing works and if there is a question it will be answered easily.

The managers Allan and Chris make you feel right at home and the rooms are clean beyond clean.

The beach is a short walk so only helps get you fitter.

Wifi (and quick) in the room is a bonus as is Austar if you want tom watch the BBL.

Room Tip: all rooms are good, we stayed on the 2nd floor the first week, and then the fifth floor on return. B...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
Thank you Don for your positive feedback. We enjoyed our daily chat as you and your daughter passed through the foyer on the way to the beach. As you found, Nielson Park beach is only a 3 minute walk and is a lovely area - surrounded by parklands, sheltered and usually not crowded. A great family beach. So glad you found Bargara relaxing......that is one of it's main attractions, and we all need some relaxation in our busy lives these days. Quite a change from Sydney I guess!!!
Hopefully we will get to see you again next time you need a stress break and some family time together.
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Murrumba Downs, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

These apartments are clean and very well maintained. While not on the beachfront they are only a stones throw from it and only about 10 minutes from Bundaberg. I spent xmas 2011 here and had a really lovely time. Everything is within walking/biking distance. The staff are lovely and couldn't be more helpful. All units have 2 bedrooms are self contained and fully equiped. I only needed to stock the fridge and cupboards from Woolworths a few blocks away. There are miles of bike tracks around Bargara and I had fun exploring. Even rode from Bargara to Burnett Heads on the coastal bike track, passing Mon Repos along the way. Great fun for everyone. I was in a park view apartment on the 4th floor.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
Thank you angeltheatre for your kind comments and we are so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas in Bargara. Sounds as if you made the most of what this beautiful area has to offer......the walk/ride pathway with its picnic and bbq facilities extends over 10kms along the oceanfront and is a fabulous and well used local feature. Your ride from Bargara to Burnett Heads was about a 15km return trip.......very well done!!! We were totally booked out when you were here, but hopefully you found that even at full capacity this complex, because of its smaller size, is still very quiet and peaceful.....just the sounds of people enjoying themselves. The guests who stay here are just great. We hope you return for another visit some time.
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed at one of the townhouses from the 20th Dec 11- 5th Jan 12. It was perfect, had everything we needed, clean, great location , spacious and Alan and Chris the managers were more than helpful. We would definatley recommend this to anyone and we will come stay again!
Suzy and Jan

  • Stayed January 2012
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
We are greatful for your favourable comments Suzy & Jan. The Bargara Dream Townhouses that we manage, next door, provide us with a more spacious 3 bedroom/2 bathroom option for larger groups/families such as yours and it is good to hear that the Townhouse "ticked all your boxes". We enjoyed seeing your happy smiling faces each day and being able to help make your visit to our area a pleasurable experience. Please do visit again.......so that we can see your little bub's progress.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a family trip, and was very pleased with the experience. The management/owners were very nice. The apartment was spotlessly clean; the rooms, bathroom and kitchen well furnished and comfortable and in good repair. The pool was also well kept, and also the beach is not even 5 minutes walk. The apartment was air-conditioned and comfortable and we felt very safe and secure. The area is fairly quiet which allowed for a peaceful night's sleep. I would happily recommend Koola to anyone, families will be especially comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
Thank you bombshell33 for your feedback - your positive comments make our job worthwhile. We have passed on your comments about the cleanliness of the apartment to our cleaner.....she is a gem and they are hard to find!!! We love Bargara and want everyone who visits to feel the same. Even though you only stayed 2 nights this time, hopefully we may have tempted you to return for a longer stay next time.
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Property: Koola Beach Apartments Bargara
Address: 52 Johnson St, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Bargara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bargara
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bargara
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bargara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Koola Beach Apartments Bargara 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable luxury at beautiful Bargara Beach. 19 Modern artistically decorated 4 Star fully self-contained Apartments offering 1 or 2 bedroom accommodation, featuring ducted air-conditioning, gourmet kitchen, 40" Flat Screen TV with Foxtel and DVD/CD, own laundry, FREE in-room wi-fi internet access,secure basement carpark and resident managers to attend to your every need. Pool, spa and BBQ area for guest's use. Also 2 x 3bedroom/2bathroom two-level modern Townhouses in the adjoining "Bargara Dream" complex, which accommodate up to 6 persons, with living area downstairs and bedrooms/bathrooms upstairs. Surrounded by tranquil parklands and just a 400m stroll to the Nielson Park patrolled surf beach and oceanfront walkway. 700M to village shops/cafes/restaurants etc. ... more   less 
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