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Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay

190 Marine Parade | Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Columbia Beachfront Apartments)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014
Geoff T Brisbane, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My family just recently returned from a great week staying at Columbia apartments. The location is great, the onsite management unassuming and not nosey (which is nice and makes for a change) and the apartment was well equipped and very comfortable. We will definitely return in the future. P.S This is a great location for small children.

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear GeoffT Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Coming from Brisbane, you are certainly spoiled for choice of accommodation on the Gold Coast and we are pleased you chose to stay here. Its such a great area for kids with the Bay itself, heated pool and the pathway across the road with users usually travelling at... More

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed over Christmas and loved every minute of our stay. We booked a 2br apartment on 12th floor and had spectacular views and a great balcony to sit and admire the view.The apartments are directly across the road from the beach so great access with children , Rainbow Bay is a beautiful beach for all age children and Greenmount... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear JRob3 Thank you for taking the time to post the review. Very pleased that you had a memorable time. People from the West dont often get a chance to hear about our little pocket of the world. The Gold Coast is much more than just Surfers Paradise, so your review described Rainbow Bay perfectly! Thanks again Stacey Family More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Thanks for a great stay. Layed back managers with a positive attitude.We booked a 2 bedroom two level ground floor apartment. The unit was straight opposite the pool. We had views from even the ground floor. 100 metres from the beach, I mean the surf. Free boogie boards for the kids( one of the boogie boards in the room was... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca K Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The surf club is very convenient. Monday & Tuesdays are $10 Roast nights and many locals take advantage of the deal so it is good to book ahead (which we can do for you). We have plenty of boogie boards & beach toys for the kids so... More

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The best location at the southern (and best) end of the Gold Coast. Its definitely worth checking out the available apartments, we had photos emailed so we could choose. And you get what you pay for. The older apartments are priced lower but we chose a recently refurbished apartment and were not disappointed. Nothing was too much trouble for the... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Deborah2727 Thank you for your great review. We have to agree with you, we do think that this end of Gold Coast is the best. We are very fortunate to have Rainbow Bay as our home. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write your review. Best regards Stacey Family More

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We have hit the jackpot discovering the best location on the Gold Coast! Spacious apartment, fabulous views from all windows. I have loved watching the waves roll and roll the longest ride into shore and world-class surfing. The pool is heated to 28 degrees so was pleasant to swim in mid-winter. What I loved about our apartment, 36 on 12th... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Harper02 Thank you for posting your lovely review. The indepth info that you have included will help others decide if this is the place for their special family holiday. We agree that Rainbow Bay is an amazing location - we love it here and glad you do too. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The location is absolutely unbeatable, and the managers are probably the friendliest and most generous I have ever come across. Whilst the rooms are a little dated, you just have to step out onto the balcony to remind yourself that you are not there for the decor of the rooms. Really great value for money considering the apartments are literally... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Bradhay99 Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Sounds like you are a first time visitor to Rainbow Bay and have been one over by all it has to offer. It is as you described it and we are glad that you enjoyed the surrounds and facilities of Columbia Apartments Best Regards Stacey Family More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Was very excited to be staying in the penthouse of the Columbia apartments in beautiful rainbow bay. However my excitement soon turned to utter disappointment from the moment I walked in. It was the worst apartment I have ever stayed in and I think the owners should be ashamed that they actually rent it out. Apart from being totally unrenovated... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear BronnyDean Thank you for your review. Negative reviews are disappointing and we never shy away from criticism. I would like to balance out the review with information you did not disclose. As conveyed to you (at the time of your stay) we are also disappointed that your stay fell below expectations. I am surprised that you do not mention... More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

If you want to take a trip to the Gold Coast with young children you just can't go past Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay. The beach here is great, there are loads of playgrounds set up all along the water front and everywhere you look are families with little kids. No seedy nightclub scene here. There are a number of surf... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Rainbow Bay has so much to offer for families who enjoy the peace & quiet. I have to agree with you, the Northerly winds you describe were particularly horrendous last year – the locals still talk about them. Reviews such as these help other people choose the option that is best for them so I... More

Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great location straight across from the beach walking distance to all the surf clubs for nice dinner or alternative self contained facilities handy to cook kids meals pool - perfect for little ones and adults clean comfortable and friendly staff look forward to staying there again

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear pkbspencer Thank you for posting your review. We are pleased that we had a hand at making your stay enjoyable. We hope to welcome you again at Columbia Apartments in the near future. Regards Stacey Family More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very comfortable accommodation in a fabulous location at an excellent price. Reception were very helpful & friendly but we barely needed them other than to check in & checkout. Apparently rooms can vary quite a bit so get them to send you photos before you book. We chose a lovely room than had nice decor & was fully renovated. Stay... More

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear MelJane12 Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Its a great tip about about choosing your apartment from photographs and we are happy to help choose the best apartment for your needs. We do strive to making our apartments family friendly as your title suggests. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you... More

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Additional Information about Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay

Address: 190 Marine Parade | Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Columbia Beachfront Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 Specialty lodging in Coolangatta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay offers affordable Rainbow Bay Accommodation. Just perfect for long or short stays. Relaxing self-contained apartment accommodation with north facing, spacious balconies that bask in the sun and boast ocean views of pristine beaches all the way up to Surfers Paradise. ... more   less 
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