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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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Location - Directly Opposite excellent beach & twenty metres from the Rainbow Bay Surf Club , they serve great meals. I found our apartment (Level 6) to have great views of the beach. The apartment itself was very clean and there were no problems with services. The beds weren't too bad but thats subjective, everyone has their own preferences i... More 

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

Dear Brad S Thank you for taking the time to post your first review on Tripadvisor. Our apartments are individually owned so there is plenty of variety to please everyones taste. Beds are a matter of taste but we do have mattress toppers available if you do like a softer bed - just ask! We are in the final stages... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Having stayed here several times I have found it comfortable and spacious. Although the building is now an older style it is well maintained with most facilities required for a decent holiday. Handy to all entertainment on the Gold Coast but far enough away from busy roads etc. Wonderfull beach and handy to shops for all needs. Staff helpfull and... More 

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

Dear Bruce R Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about Columbia Apartments. We do have to agree with all you have said and thank you for your honest assessment. Many of the owners & Body Corporate Committee work hard to make improvements in the apartments and surroundings. We look forward to hosting you again Stacey Family More 

Katikati, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed on the top floor of the Columbia and found the spaciousness of the apartment, the fabulous views and the location first class. Situated across from a lovely bay and with lots of interesting walkways made for a really relaxing holiday. The girls loved the pool and sitting on the decks watching the whales pass by was a highlight.... More 

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

Dear Tor A Thank you for taking the time post your first review on Tripadvisor. You were quite lucky to still see whales this late in the year - but then again you did have THE best view in the building. Glad to hear the pool was well loved! We have two, 3 bedroom apartments in our complex (both on... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Whales and dolphins (during season) passing by every day can be seen from your balconies. We were on level 11 and our apartment was very well maintained and had plenty of plates, cutlery and storage containers, numerous books to read, DVD player and large TV. Just across the road a excellent safe, clean and patrolled beach. A short walk to... More 

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

Dear spurls5 Thank you for taking the time to post a review. A short review that is packed with information when choosing a place to stay. Thank you again Stacey Family More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We had a fabulous time staying here for two weeks. The beach is awesome for little kiddies (and for the big kids too with great waves). It's far enough away from the hustle of the Gold Coast, but not too far, and it's also nice and close for a quick drive down to Byron Bay. The apartments themselves are great,... More 

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

Dear troyandcindi Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you had a great 2 week holiday. The apartments on the Eastern side of the building give great views of the surf if you are fortunate to stay high enough. Nothing like waking up in the morning and having a cup of coffee watching how... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

As a holiday rental for a family with small children, you can't really go past this place. Firstly the units are on a quiet and beautiful beach on the southern end of the Gold Coast. Rainbow Bay is a sheltered beach from the dominant south-easterly winds that are characteristic of winter in SE QLD. The beach boasts a sand bank... More 

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

Dear Chileanddreamin Thank you for the very in-depth review. Besides the great feed back for our complex, you have described perfectly the great benefit of staying in Rainbow Bay, for those who have yet to experience our gorgeous part of the Gold Coast - right down to the weather patterns! The owners of the apartment you have described have taken... More 

Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed in a the garden apartments, which are two levels making it feel so spacious. We love it. View of the ocean and also direct view of pool. There was also direct access to the garage. Easy access to everything and very private - it felt like our very own beach house!! A few years ago we stayed in... More 

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Management response:

Dear lovetravelexplore What amazing feedback - thank you for taking the time to write this in-depth review - it really helps people make their decisions about their holiday. Trip Advisor is a much used website for this reason. We enjoyed having your family to stay and look forward to your return visit Best Regards Stacey Family More 

Launceston, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We always stay here when in Coolangatta and for very good reason. Perfect, quiet location on the beach in Rainbow Bay, but just a stroll away from the busier Cooly shops and restuarants. Stunning ocean views with the beach straight across the road. Room decor and fittings can vary a bit but they are generally of a high standard.

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Management response:

Dear RockabillyPete Thanks for your great review. The location is ideal and hard to beat. Thank you for mentioning about room decor. As the self-contained apartments are all individually owned they do vary. As a new guest looking to stay with us, we consult heavily about your needs (suitable floor level, travelling as family or couple etc). If required, we... More 

Canberra, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We were immediately impressed with the service provided and the standard and cleanliness of the apartment. How can you go wrong with two balconies overlooking the ocean? We had an end apartment and it was brilliant. This felt like a home away from home for us and we were extremely comfortable.... More 

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

Dear Christine J Thank you for the great review. We would have to agree with you - we are blessed with being in the gorgeous location of Rainbow Bay. One visit and your hooked! When next you visit, please check to see if we can offer you a later check-out time as it is possible at off-peak times. We do... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

My wife and I have stayed here on several occasions and can think of no reason why we would want to go anywhere else. It ticks all the boxes: the Staceys are the most excellent of hosts, prices here are competitive, rooms are all clean and large and have excellent views, directly across the road from the beach, handy to... More 

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

Dear pjs2468 Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that our service is noticed. Next time you make it over to catch some sun, we hope Columbia Apartments can look after you again. Regards Stacey Family 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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