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Palmer Coolum Resort

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Warran Road, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia (Formerly Hyatt Regency Coolum)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast Queensland
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like we had stepped into a weird movie. It was eerily quiet and seemed abandoned. Gardens were a mess and infrastructure old and tired.The ever present Palmer propaganda was subconsciously disturbing.Prices were outrageous and definately did not reflect the hotel experience we thought we were going to get. Skeleton staff were friendly.Kids loved the dinosaur park.We expected an... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Perfect place to stay staff so friendly and inviting excellent golf course great food private beach is excellent the main pool is fantastic however a few spas would be great around the pool dinosaur park is great

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Sydney, Australia
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2,101 reviews 2,101 reviews
189 hotel reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This resort was so vital to the well being of Coolum and other nearby businesses and it is terrible to see such a mere reflection of its past glories. Although most reviewers comment on how tired it is looking, what is worse is that you can wander around the grounds with barely a person in sight. I wanted to return... More

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New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After reading bad reviews I decided to take my 3 yo for a look anyway and was quite taken by the park, I thought it was quite amazing and different. Maybe on the pricey side but still very enjoyable and something different :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This resort is tucked away in the beautiful part along Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It's a short drive south of Noosa along a scenic coastal road. We drove up from Brisbane airport and our first impression was of a resort that has had better days. We stayed in a 2 bedroom bungalow. The layout encourages walking to and fro and it... More

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Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went there for a conference, it was still deserted. Very few of the conference people stayed on site - probably something to do with the cost of accommodation. Accommodation was a little dated looking but really clean, big and comfortable. The highlight was the food - excellent both in the restaurant and for the conference. Staff were friendly but... More

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Palmercoolum, Public Relations Manager at Palmer Coolum Resort, responded to this review

The Conference mentioned was attended by a significant number of day delegates - the majority of whom lived on the Sunshine Coast. We believe our prices are competitive. More

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Visited the resort for a conference. As one drives in it is very obvious that thus place needs a good spruce up to its former glory. Conference venue was adequate. Staff were friendly and our food tasted were catered for. Even us Vegos! I just kept noticing things that needed doing around the place, the paint that needed refreshing, paving... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were VERY LUCKY to turn up when there was no-one around, one Sunday late afternoon (AND I do mean no-one!). My friend and I parked up and simply walked into the automobile'area' and then wandered around the "shed" full of cars; from a current SLS AMG gull-wing Mercedes to a 1903 steam engined precursors to the Model T Ford... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The staff I could find were very helpful and friendly but they were hard to find. The pools needed a clean, we're not heated and full of duck poo. The spa / gym area was not staffed for the entire weekend and even with swipe access to the gym and pool, you could access the female toilets, showers or sauna,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The problem with the resort is that it simply isn't what it purports to be. It is, at best, a three star job yet it is advertised (web site) as being a 5 star resort. Luckily by reading TA I was aware to stay well away from rooms near the dinosaurs as I like to turn in early. My room... More

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Address: Warran Road, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia (Formerly Hyatt Regency Coolum)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Coolum Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Palmer Coolum Resort 5*
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Also Known As:
Hyatt Regency Coolum Hotel Coolum Beach
Hyatt Coolum Beach

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At the base of Mount Coolum on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Palmer Coolum Resort is one of Australia's finest all encompassing resort destinations. Accommodation at Palmer Coolum Resort is set amongst natural bushland, lakes and gardens. Spacious Deluxe Studios are popular with couples, while 2 bedroom Woodland, Golf and Lakefront Villas are ideal for families. The exclusive Ambassador Club offers the ultimate in accommodation on the Sunshine Coast, with luxurious 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom Suites. The Ambassador Club Lounge also offers breakfast daily, pre-dinner drinks and canapes each evening, a private pool and tennis court. Superb leisure facilities at Palmer Coolum Resort include an 18-hole championship golf course, the largest day spa in the southern hemisphere, tennis centre with 7 floodlit courts, 9 sparkling swimming pools, direct access to the beach, Kids Club for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years and the activities centre with cookie decorating and craft projects! The championship course is complemented by an extensive range of practice facilities including the Golf Education Centre with PGA Teaching Professionals available for private lessons, a chipping green with an adjoining practice bunker, a practice putting green and floodlit driving range. The Village Square is the heart of the Resort. Enjoy Modern Australian at Ned Kelly's restaurant, authentic South East Asian cuisine from The Smiling Duck, or delicious pizzas from the Pizza Pasta. Palmer Coolum Resort is now home to one of the largest private car collections on display and the largest Dinosaur Park in the world. The Resort offers a wonderful 4 star family experience as well as catering for couples who want an indulgent week-end away. ... more   less 
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