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“Great apartments, Great area, Great holiday!” 5 of 5 stars
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180 Marine Parade, Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225, Australia   |  
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great apartments, Great area, Great holiday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We stayed with our extended family, the heated pool in winter was a hit with the kids along with the adventure playground just outside on the beach front, great for skate boards. The apartments clean, the managers were great and our holiday was relaxing and enjoyed by all. Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay has all we needed, No theme parks for us.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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RainbowPlace, Manager at Rainbow Place, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Hi Joanna, thankyou for your great review of Rainbow Place apartments and that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Bring more of your family and friends next time. Thanks again. Mark & Vicky Gregory Resident Managers.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. I stay here with the family for two weeks each summer and hope to do so forever. Rainbow Place is one of only 3 apartment blocks right across from the beach and has everything you could want included decent sized, well positioned pool, tennis court etc. Mark and Vicki run a type ship and treat regulars like family members. The nearby Rainbow Bay surf club does a great meal and pours an ice cold beer.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RainbowPlace, Manager at Rainbow Place, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
Thankyou for for your review. We certainly appreciate the fact that a lot of our guests just love coming back to Rainbow Place for their holiday. We do feel like family with our guests as we have known them for many years albeit in a lot of cases we only see them once a year. It just feels like you were just here a week ago. We pick up where we left off talking about work and family and what's been happening. Thankyou for keeping Rainbow Place Apartments and Rainbow Bay as your special place in paradise. Have a great year. All the best from Mark & Vicky Gregory.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is the second time we have been at this apartment block. All apartments face rainbow bay which is one of the best surfing beaches in the world. It's also good for sun baking and playing with the kids.

Why did we come back?
1. Close to the beach and one of the best positions in Rainbow Bay
2. Close to the surf
3. A view to die for (from any level of apartment)
4. Undercover security parking so once you get there you don't have to worry about finding an illusive hard to find park at the beach
5. Undercover security surfboard lockers
6. Outside security key locker so you can go to the beach or go surfing without the problem of losing your keys! Just come back, enter your code and pick up your key.
7. A private pool if you get tired of the beach
8. A private BBQ if you want to invite friends
9. plenty of things to do with the kids whether it be on the beach, in the pool, on the half court tennis net, or around Coolangatta and surrounds.
10. Did I say views to die for!
11. Did I say you were so close to the beach you could throw a tennis ball and hit the sand.

All apartments are two bedroom and as they are independently owned all have differing stages of renovation and taste so some you might like and some you might thing are a little dated. The more renovated ones are more pricy so take your pick on what your budget is. Remember, the cheaper ones are not as modern or renovated. We got a mid price level room which had renovated bathrooms but an older style kitchen and living areas. They are fully self contained and have fully kitted kitchen, Laundry and plenty of storage for your clothes. Some are air-conditioned and others just fans so be careful to ask for what you need. We were there in Summer and the fans were fine but we were also on the eastern side which is shaded in the afternoon. Last time we stayed on the western side and it had air-conditioning to keep you cool. A good question to ask when you book.

The in-house managers are very sharp, slick and professional at all they do. They run the place like clockwork and keep a tight ship. This is good as it keep everything under control. They are also quick to fix things and it is rare for things to be out of place. We had a blocked bathroom sink and they repaired it within a few hours. Very slick and sharp. Good to get to know as well.

We were very happy with our stay here. We always want to stay longer but as we don't have unlimited annual leave, had to return home all too quickly.

I just love having coffee and breakfast on the balcony watching the surf

I love having afternoon drinks on the balcony and watching the world go by

I'll be back. Just make sure you book well ahead because this place has a very high booking rate and typically the holiday periods are booked out a year in advance. Too late and you will have fewer choices on where you can stay.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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RainbowPlace, Manager at Rainbow Place, responded to this review, January 29, 2012
Thankyou for your tremendous review of our property. It is obvious from your comments that you are Rainbow Bay convert. We are grateful that you have chosen Rainbow Place Apartments as your holiday destination. Since we have taken over the business 5 years ago we have worked very hard with our owners in renovating and modernising their apartments. We are constantly working ti provide the holiday makers with a modern and comfortable apartment.

During 2012 we will be updating and renovating a couple of other apartments with a feshen up of apartments that were renovated a few years ago, with a repaint, furniture etc The building will also be having work done on this year with painting, tennis court fence replaced. We are planning to renovate our lifts in the next year or two. Once again thankyou for your positive review and we will see you next time. Tell you friends about us too. All the Best from Mark & Vicky Gregory Resident Managers.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011 via mobile

Stayed in unit number one which is just a walk of 15 seconds to the beach. Ground floor so no need for lift etc to walk back to your own apartment.
Will definitely be returning.
Heaps of amenities and everything you can need in walking distance.
Try it and you will love it too i'm sure!!!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RainbowPlace, Manager at Rainbow Place, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Thankyou for your favourable comment.. We have just 2 one bedroom apartments on the ground floor. They are popular with people who don't like heights and travelling in lifts. We'll see you next time. Mark & Vicky Gregory Resident Managers.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We have been staying at Rainbow Place for our annual 2 week beach holiday for the last 6 years - this year will be our seventh!

It is a great spot close to the best beach on the gold coast, shops, clubs, movies and restaurants. With a young family the walking tracks are great and now that our two boys are older the scooters and bikes are handy to have also. You can walk almost everywhere you need to go - rather than getting into the car for a quick trip to do the food shopping.

The apartment is always clean and the refurbished rooms are great. If there is a need to replace anything, Mark is on the ball. We have stayed in a variety of apartments here from one of the lower floors to the highest - all have great views and the breezes are great.

We will definitely be staying there again!

Room Tip: We find the middle apartments offer a greater view as the balcony is longer.
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RainbowPlace, Manager at Rainbow Place, responded to this review, September 7, 2011
Thankyou for coming back each year. It's such a great family location. It's great to see families continually coming back to us each year. We appreciate your comments and look forward to having you stay with us again. Thankyou Mark & Vicky Gregory.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I have stayed all over Coolangatta in different rental apartments in the past ten years. A few years ago I stayed at Rainbow Place, never looked back and have been staying there ever since. Super clean and well kept building thanks to the meticulous nature of the property managers.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RainbowPlace, Manager at Rainbow Place, responded to this review, September 13, 2011
We so appreciate your comments. We take a lot of pride in how our apartments are presented and are very particular on the cleaners we employ. We know what it is like to arrive at an and find a dirty and badly equiped apartment. We know people are happy with the price of our modern renovated apartments. Thanks once again and look forward to your next visit. Mark & Vick Gregory Managers.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We just keep on returning. every year. Vicki and Mark the managers are wonderful. The apartments are very well furnished. So comfy. The views are amazing. So very relazing. Never want to go home. Total paradise.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RainbowPlace, Manager at Rainbow Place, responded to this review, September 13, 2011
Thankyou for your positive comments. Rainbow Bay is such a lovely position from which our guests are always sad to leave. We've spent a lot of time renovating and updating the furnishings in the apartments. We're so happy that you love staying with us. See you next time. Mark & Vicky Managers.
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Additional Information about Rainbow Place

Address: 180 Marine Parade, Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Coolangatta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rainbow Place is situated on the beach in Rainbow Bay Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. All fully self contained apartments have full ocean views and are walking distance to clubs, restaurants and shopping centres. ... more   less 

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