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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying at Columbia Apartments every year for 11 years now. A fabulous spot. Park the car and no need to get in it (unless you want to travel further afield) for the duration of your holiday. Everything is within walking distance - supermarkets, shops, surf clubs, Twin Towns. Ideal spot for families with beach and play area... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed at these great apartments in November. We had 2 apartments for all our family as the 3 bedrooms ones were booked. The location is perfect and the units were very clean. The only thing I would suggest is for a communal barbeque at the apartments. There are some over the road but they were always in use... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My family & I love staying at Columbia Apartments. They are straight across the road from a beautiful beach and are very spacious inside. The apartment managers are wonderful (probably the best I have every come across) they always go out of there way to look after you. I thoroughly recommend these apartments to everyone, especially for families with children... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My family has been staying here for over 20 years, my parents, brother's family and mine. We love Rainbow Beach, so safe and quiet. Columbia Apartments have never disappointed us. We always ask for photos of the apartment to be emailed to us because they are all decorated differently. Some are deluxe and others standard. The pricing is very reasonable... More 

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Maclean
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have been here a number of times now, and cannot find a thing to complain about (which is amazing for a Virgo). Location sensational, prices are great and the management are friendly & most accommodating. Nothing elso to say, but keep up the good work. We will certainly be back!

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Port Stephens, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We often stay in Coolangatta but chose to stay at Colombia Apartments in Rainbow Bay this time - what a great choice! The staff were very welcoming, the apartment was spotless and nothing was too much trouble for the managers and staff. We were even able to arrange for groceries to be delivered ahead of our late arrival and it... More 

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

Dear Maggie K Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Its a great tip about grocery delivery. Such a convenient service by Coles and Woolworths. The delivery drivers are great and assist in making sure fridge or freezer items are put away. We are happy you made the switch to beautiful Rainbow Bay & look forward to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed in a ground level 2 story unit with excellent views to the beach which is straight across the road. Onsite managers are lovely - friendly and helpful but not interfering. Overall great experience and will stay here again.

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

Dear Tracey B Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The ground floor apartments are very popular with beach & pool lovers and we are glad you have enjoyed your stay here. Best Regards Stacey Family More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have been staying at Columbia Apartments since 1986 and just love going there. Fabulous views all the way to Surfers Paradise, adjacent to a delightful walk around the Snapper Rocks headland and Point Danger, across the road from a safe children's beach, which is also megafamous for surfing. Ten minute walk round the Greenmount headland to shops and restaurants.... More 

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

Dear Sunshine747 Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us (and for so many years!) You have given a great outline of the local surrounds - a good description for those who have never stayed before. With the apartments being individually owned, the decor is very... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We loved our apartment on 13th floor. Tastefully decorated with everything to make for a comfortable stay. The only thing I could suggest is a couple of beach chairs and an umbrella to use at the beautiful beach opposite. An easy 10 minute walk to cafes and shops, we enjoyed going out every day and the surf club with $10... More 

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

Dear Harper02 Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Such great information to pass on to prospective travelers. With equipment hire, we do have a large number of beach chairs, boogie boards and beach toys available either for hire or free of charge (depending on item) so feel free to let us know next time you book... More 

Brisbane
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the "penthouse" of this apartment and upon arrival were shocked with the state of it all. This should not be called a penthouse. The electrical work in ALL rooms were faulty. Power points weren't working, lights weren't working etc. The maintenance on this place was evidently very minimal. The sliding door locks were faulty, the rooms were... More 

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

Dear Cnc07 I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your stay and apologise that your stay did not meet your expectation I am not too sure why you may be referring to it as a Penthouse as we have never advertised it as such. Power points issue was solved by resetting the safety switch. The vacuum was... More 

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Address: 190 Marine Parade | Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Columbia Beachfront Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 37
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