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Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay

190 Marine Parade | Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Columbia Beachfront Apartments)
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at Columbia many times and have never been disappointed regarding our units. The units are very large. It is in a wonderful quiet position right opposite the beach and the views are lovely from the balconies. It is a lovely walk round to Coolangatta and Kirra. In the opposite direction you can walk over the boarder into... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I looked through a lot of reviews before I booked, asked a lot of questions and was sent photos of our room. For the price, we could not beat it. We had a couple to choose from - it did not disappoint and I was very happy with our week long stay at Columbia. The apartment was clean and modern... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Columbia Apartments for 12 days and it was absolutely fantastic. Just across the road from the patrolled Rainbow Bay beach was perfect. Restaurants in walking distance, great coffee shop around the corner, what more could you ask for ... We have already rebooked for next year!

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Far North Queensland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stayed here for a week in November and given the positive reviews here were most most disappointed in our room. The views from the 14th floor apartment and location to the beach were first class. That was the good part. It was a bit like Fawlty Towers the week we were there. One lift was out the entire time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Columbia Apartments are right across the road from the beach and within an easy walk of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads restaurants and shops. Great views all the way to Surfers Paradise. Great area for walking, swimming and relaxing. A great location without being in the middle of everything. The Managers are friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. We love staying here.

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

Dear Kate B Thank you for review, it is always appreciated. We our agree, our location is fantastic but it's always nice to have it confirmed by our guests. Thank you as for staying with us. Best Regards Stacey Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great spot to stay in Coolangatta. My wife and our young son stayed here over October. We requested a room with a good ocean view, and recently renovated. They sent us photos back of the apartment we would be staying in. Facilities were great, although no BBQ area was a let down, first time I've come across this in 28... More 

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Thank Review433
columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Review433 Thank you for your review. Your certainly a veteran of the Gold Cast with 28 years holiday years :-) ) Sorry we couldn't accommodate you with a BBQ area however this is completely in the control of Columbias Owners Corporation. Luckily we do have a few across the road for you to enjoy. We are pleased that you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We have holidayed at the Columbia 8 times in 10 years. All 3 of our boys now aged 8,6,4 have been there as newborns, toddlers and now super active boys that are confident swimmers! This is the most reasonably priced family holiday you could imagine and we usually stay for 2 weeks. We've definitely found our favourite apartment (not telling!)... More 

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

Dear kelmk2015 Its lovely to hear that your family are creating some great memories here in Rainbow Bay. Getting your groceries delivered & ready is a must with little ones as they have no patience once they see the beach!! Thank you again for posting such a great review and we look forward to seeing you on your next holiday... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have spent the last 6 Easters in unit 37 on level 12 and the view never ceases to amaze me. This is a well run holiday complex with everything in easy reach. Park the car and just relax. I can't wait till next Easter.

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

Dear Clive S Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in 2016! Best Regards Stacey Family More 

Lisarow, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have been coming to Rainbow Bay for family holidays since I was 6 months old. My father's first trip to Rainbow Bay was at three years of age, so you could say that this place is like a second home. We have stayed at a variety of apartments along the Rainbow Bay strip but keep coming back to Columbia.... More 

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

Dear EllieK84 Such a lovely review from a Rainbow Bay regular! We love reviews like yours as it is gives many great reasons for people to choose our beautiful location. Hope to see you soon Best Regards Stacey Family More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have just returned from 9 amazing nights at Columbia Apartments. The location is so convenient - you can walk to everything you need. A fantastic safe beach for the whole family just across the road and the world famous Snapper Rocks surf break at your doorstep. The Stacey family are so helpful with all our requests - from finding... More 

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

Dear snchlsn Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We do like to make sure the kids are well catered for. We do hope to see your family again in the near future Best Regards Stacey Family More 

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