This place looks great from the front (driving in) and your room. That's where it ends. We stayed one night on Saturday the 11th of October, after a long day of driving and trying to find a place this was the only one available in the town and surrounds. We arrived late and checked in we then had to drive to the car park which is on the other side of the resort but it's okay because a guy picks you up in a golf buggy and drops you off outside your apartment.
We walked up the stairs and it looks very old school and run down :( we walked in and the room was amazing!! The best room I've been in and I've been in a lot of different rooms in my life. After a while we decided to go get dinner in the village square. We decided on the fine dining place ned Kelly's. The staff didn't know what type of the meat was the ribs and if it was 500gram or 1 kg rack of ribs but I quote she said "it can be shared between 2" it cost $40 and it came out and was 12 pieces of ribs!!!! It was terrible. I also got a drink ( midori and lemonade) it had barely any alcohol in it!!!!!! I paid $8 for soft drink - not happy!
We didn't like dinner at all but finished it and went to the apartment and watched a movie, then went to sleep. We had an entry into the dinosaur or car park. We decided on the dinosaur park because it was a different experience. Went there and out of the 180 interactive dinosaurs on the walk only about 30-40 were working! Half of which the sound was terrible and the the other half the movements didn't actually work!
I won't be back and won't recommend. The staff are clueless, the place run down and the attractions don't work and are expensive! Sorry but it's just not worth my money
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Coolum Hotel Coolum Beach
- Hyatt Coolum Beach