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“Clean, modern and Tidy” 4 of 5 stars
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Rumba Beach Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Bulcock Beach Esplanade | Reception on Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Gold Coast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Clean, modern and Tidy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We had a 3 bedroom ocean view. Great location, clean and tidy and really modern. Awesome fixtures and has a nespresso coffe machine too! There is an awesome little restaurant down the road too, I can't remember it's name, but it also does a fish and chip takeaway that they say is the best on the Sunny Coast... The cafe/restaurant is delish! Only downside to the resort is for its 5 star status, it doesn't have cable tv. I would say it is more 4.5 star, but still great!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Many thanks for your great comments. We are lucky with the quality of the restaurants we have on site, especially being on the beach. At Rumba, we try to deliver the best home theatre possible. This includes movies on demand (over 100 titles), digital TV and Austar Cable TV. There are 6 cable channels available by pressing the TV button a second time on the universal remote. Due to the number of inputs (DVD, radio, USB, etc) there wasn’t room for Cable to have its own button and so it can be hard to discover. We will now be looking for new ways to make this clearer for future guests, so thanks again for your feedback.
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sunshine Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is not too bad but was sold as a five star resort and it is definitely only three stars.
overall its ok but the noise from the street is terrible at 6.00am every morning when the rubbish trucks come.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review for Rumba Resort. We are very proud of our official 5 star rating but we acknowledge the noise from some apartments during morning council rubbish collection. Our Ocean Apartments don't experience any noise from traffic or rubbish trucks, we hope this helps and would love to see you back for another stay.
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed for the weekend and had a great time. The apartment was spotlessly clean with great amenities. Right on the river with great views and close enough to everything that we didn't need to move the car once we got there. Just a great place to relax and unwind. Had a tiny bit of trouble getting our entry card to work sometimes but it always worked in the end.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Thank you for such a rave review. It’s really appreciated. I know what you mean about the proximity cards. They can be fiddley. What happened to good old fashion keys ...I say!! Hope to see you back here soon.
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Requested ocean views and received same. 5 star quality apartment. Modern ans state Of art applicances. Would have een nice to have more austar channels. Maybe be good idea to have option of room service or delivery of food from local restaurants. Friendly staff. Late checkout for free! Will be back again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Thanks for the great feedback, especially regarding room service deliveries. We were actually discussing this in a staff meeting this morning. We were also talking about introducing in room breakfast hampers. We already have the espresso coffee machines, so this might be a good extension to that service. We will also consider your comments about the number of Austar channels too, so thank you. Hope to see you again.
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Main Beach, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stayed at Rumba for our second stay and had a fantastic time. The apartments are huge and have everything we need. Our unit had a spa bath and large balcony with a great view of the river mouth. It was busy and we were expecting a lot of noise but it was surprisingly quiet and we had a great stay. The staff were great and the unit very clean - everyone did a brilliant job. Speacial thanks to Bob Buckland and his team. These guys run a great resort!

  • Stayed May 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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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Thank you for giving us a great review. I've passed your comments through to Bob. It's really appreciated when memebers of our team get a personal mention. We look forward to seeing you a third time. Cheers.
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10 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We have just arrived home from a 4 night stay in Rumba and would love to have stayed so much longer. We got a great deal on Wotif deal of the week and stayed in a 2 bedroom spa apartment overlooking Bulcock Beach. The apartment was immaculate, very clean and functional and looked just as the website photos!
The location was brilliant, Bulcock Beach is pretty and sheltered, great for little kids swimming. One day we were spoilt by a dolphin show, right close into shore. The foreshore area is great, nice walkways, BBQs and picnic tables to enjoy dinner as the sun goes down. Having a good variety of cafes and resturants nearby meant not having to take the car out but just walking down the street and deciding where to go.
The large pool was being renovated (looks like it will be finished soon) but as that was un-heated it didn't bother us at all. The large heated lap pool was frequently visited as was the huge spa. The lap pool has portholes looking down into Hogs Breath below and onto the footpath below so this provided the children and adults alike much entertainment. My husband even went and bought some goggles so he could join in.
The apartment had everything we needed, although we didn't eat in much (only breakfast), it would have been very adequate for cooking up a meal. The beds were comfy and we appreciated the choice of pillows. Although when the beds were made up, the pillows were all mixed up again so we had to sort through which one was which again! The children enjoyed having their beds made for them each day and would come home in the afternoon excited to see where their teddies were placed!!
The staff were friendly although we didn't need them much, had all we needed. They were able to provide us with maps and information on the local area. There were bikes to hire at reception which would have been great however there were only adult ones (with some child seats on back) but none suitable for our 7 year old.
All in all, we loved Rumba Beach Resort and would be happy to come back again..........and again!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Wow, what a great review, and so detailed. It’s really appreciated that you’ve taken the time to give Rumba such a big rap. Thank you again, from all of us here.
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Perfect in everyday! The Rumba Resort, Caloundra is located right on the Esplanade with stunning views of Bribie Island. We arrived after hours and called Mark who help us check in. On entering our 2 bedroom apartment we were stunned and pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of our accommodation for the reasonable cost. At last a nice modern place to stay in Caloundra.

The apartment had 2 bedrooms, a large open plan lounge and kitchen dinner and also an ensure bathroom as well as a private bathroom for the second bedroom.

The following morning we went to reception and were assisted by Ellen who was very helpful and cheerful on both checkin and check out!

My only criticism is the name - such a great place in Caloundra does not fit the name Rumba! Will definitely stay again and recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Thank you for a great review. Caloundra is really coming into its own as a world class destination, and we are really proud to be part of the positive changes taking place. We hope you see you again, and I'll also pass to your kind words to Ellen and Mark.
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Address: Bulcock Beach Esplanade | Reception on Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumba Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rumba Beach Resort brings to Caloundra the finest boutique hotel facilities. With arguably the most well-appointed guest suites on the Sunshine Coast, Rumba Resort integrates the relaxing atmosphere of a tropical resort with the convenience of being right in the heart of town. Cafes and fine dining restaurants pepper the beachfront esplanade and a network of boardwalks and coastal pathways link the main shopping precinct to the locale’s famous surf beaches and beyond.Stunning 1, 2 amd 3 bedroom guest apartments offer spa ensuites, espresso coffee machines and home theatre systems, all as standard. ... more   less 
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Rumba Beach Resort Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Australia

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