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WorldMark Golden Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Esplanade, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia   |  
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Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews
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“A very pleasant stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great location with an expansive water view. Took advantage of a special two night stay offer so very reasonably priced. Hired a canoe and bikes to see the local area. A pleasant walk into Caloundra for local restaurants along a coastal path. Room well appointed including a spa bath, small but adequate kitchen and balcony. Very friendly staff made for a relaxing stay.

Room Tip: Great views from the 10th floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

worldmark seemed to be the only hotel left in Caloundra with a room, this didn't bode well. However the room was clean, comfy, well laid out, great view from the tenth floor (we got a studio spa room), water was hot, bed was comfy if a little close to the ground..,and there was a nice private balcony setting with an ashtray! thanks Worldmark. we only stayed one night and didn't use any of the facilities (pool etc) but we thoroughly enjoyed our time in caloundra. if I wanted to be picky; the room could have benefitted from better coffee, the reception staff could have sounded a little more interested in her job and the fountain pump could have been turned off earlier (a little noisy) but only if I wanted to complain which I don't. it is only a very short taxi fare to town where bars and restaurants are a plenty and I reckon a nicer view than if we stayed in town.

Room Tip: high level for great view but best to just ask first
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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109 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

As a Wyndham Privileges Diamond owner I expect better than this offers. My big complaint is the total lack of secure parking available and the staff attitude to complaints re this. Never any apology. Especially if you have a rental car it is no fun parking in the street and having to worry about insurance. Small rooms even for 2 people using a sofa bed, how 4 would ever fit is beyond me. The shower is a major OHS issue - how many people can step over a 60cm bath tub to take a shower.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Queensland
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed here for 3nights and found it a wonderful spot not far from the more busy part of Caloundra, views and accommodation perfect for us, I must say that my only down side in the studio room was the size of the spa (yes i wanted a bigger spa to relax) and also that for if u wanted just a quiet night in there is no movie options in the room (yes u can hire from reception) but other then that right across the road from beach shop directly behind. All in all though had a wonderfu stay reception were very friendly and helpful would definately stay here again and recommend to friends and family

Room Tip: Stayed in a studio room on the top floor payed a bit extra for the view IMO worth it
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alice Springs, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I am giving this review an "average" instead of a "poor" rating solely due to the pool and the view. I am a Worldmark by Wyndham owner and as such, my expectations for these properties is much higher than this property delivered. We (parents and 2 children aged 5 and 1) stayed at the resort from July 6-13. We were on the 6th (out of 10) floor and the views really were spectacular. It seems all of the rooms have an ocean view and the sunrise over the water really is breathtaking. Also, the pool is heated. It is large with several different depths for swimmers of all levels. It had a great water slide and what looked like a very nice jacuzzi.

The overall decor of the hotel is outdated but not ugly by any means. But the rooms were terrible. I tried every which way to get a 2 bedroom unit but I was not able to do so using my WM points or a combination of points + payment. It was strictly one or the other. Which is not necessarily the hotel's problem but they would have had a happier customer if they had tried to accommodate that need. The room was small but not too small for our needs. We brought a port-a-cot for our youngest and our oldest can easily sleep on a pull out sofa.

HOWEVER

The pull out sofa had a mattress on it that was at least 20 years old. It was thread bare on one side and the springs were actually sticking out of it on the other side. The springs on the actual pull out portion of the sofa were also worn out and caused the mattress to sag through in places. It was appalling.

The floor was SO FILTHY that all of our feet were black from having walked on it for only a few minutes. Imagine my one year old crawling around on it. His whole legs and clothes were black.

The square footage of the space is not bad, but it is terribly used. For example, the "bedroom" (closed off by strange sliding shutters that squeak) does not need to be in that odd hexagon shape. A squared off bedroom would add more living space. Also, although the patio was nice, it was unnecessarily huge. It seemed to me that when space is such an issue, perhaps the patio doesn't need to be so huge. Obviously these things are not an easy fix but they certainly added to our annoyance. There were no dressers or sufficient area to put our clothes. We stayed in the resort for a full week, and I imagine that many people do the same as these are holiday apartments and not just hotel rooms. I would recommend the resort finds a way to incorporate this. Especially with the lack of space, suit cases strewn all over only added to the problem. Also, the tack strips (sharp strips that hold the carpet in place where it meets the tile floor) were exposed in several places and we were all poked by them at some point. Even the baby. The queen size bed was incredibly hard.

The shops and restaurants across the way and nearby were great. We also took the opportunity to get some professional family photos done in the area. We used Emma Nayler [photographer] and she was amazing. If you're after photos while you're in the area, google her for sure!

Overall, having sung the praises of Worldmark to friends, family, and acquaintances; and having stayed in many Worldmark properties worldwide - I would have been embarrassed if I had brought a friend or family member with me on this holiday. It is an okay place to crash while you're exploring the region, but it is NOT up to the standard that Worldmark has set in it's other properties.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed at the resort for 3 nights. It is located at a quiet and peaceful spot which is not as crowded as other Sunshine Coast beaches. We stayed in a I bedroom spa apartment at the ninth floor. The views from the room were stunning. Can see the sunrise in the morning. The room was very tidy. We just wanted to sit outside on the balcony and enjoy the views. Had a really good time.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor to enjoy the views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed 1 night and we wish we had of stayed longer, the resort was beautiful. The rooms were fantastic, plenty of room for a couple. The balcony was a great size overlooking the water. The staff were friendly and the amenities were clean. The downfalls were the onsite restaurant with the only option of Thai, the food was ok. And the onsite parking, what spots were available were very tight otherwise we had to park around the back in another car park down the road a little. It's a family friendly resort which is great however the children in the pool were allowed to throw balls etc around and we were hit by them, the pool isn't big enough to allow pool toys/balls, Other then that the stay was perfect, so close to the water for a relaxing stroll at night. Can't wait to stay again...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 Esplanade, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra > Golden Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Golden Beach
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Hotel Class:4 star — WorldMark Golden Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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