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“We loved this place!” 5 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 #2 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Launceston, Australia
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We chose to stay at Rumba based on the description from their website and the good reviews on Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed. We stayed here after 7 nights on the Gold Coast but unfortunately only had 3 nights, we wished for more. Our first impressions on arriving at the resort were great, from the super friendly greeting at reception, to the great modern apartment, and the fantastic pools. This impression did not change at all during our stay.
All the staff at reception were friendly, helpful and efficient. The only negative I could say was that the reception closed fairly early each day, not that this affected us at all.
Our apartment was very modern and had everything we needed, including a washing machine and dryer, and heaps of utensils in the kitchen including that great coffee machine. However it could have used an extra couch in the living room, the one couch was just big enough for the 4 of us. The beds were very good and having the king bed was great. We didn't choose one of the ocean view rooms, but still enjoyed the view of the pools from our balcony, and as we were on the 4th floor we could see a little bit of the ocean.
The pools were fantastic, ours girls loved them and so did we. The girls (aged 7 and 10) loved the lap pool with the port holes looking into the Hogs Breath below. It was also handy to be able to get pool towels from reception.
There were a great range of restaurants, cafes and takeaways underneath the resort and within a short walk.
Our accommodation package also included a breakfast pack and a cruise, both were great and the cruise we chose was organized and booked by reception without fuss.
Overall we would highly recommend this place, and would love to come back. We also loved Caloundra, and decided it would have to be one of our favourite spots on the Sunshine Coast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you for a great review. We agree, Rumba is a great place for kids. Looking forward to seeing you again. Much appreciated, Bill.
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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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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My partner and I booked a 1 bedroom unit for two nights to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. The unit was very stylish, spacious, immaculately cleaned, and well equipped. We were both very impressed with everything overall. The king size bed was the comfiest I've ever slept in. The jacuzzi in our bathroom was great. The reception staff were extremely nice, there was free parking, and the beach was right across the road. Sadly our room didn't have a beach view, but we did overlook the swimming pools which was nice. Only criticism is that the so called "free" wifi is limited to only 2hrs/50Mb. We'd definitely book again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for a great review. It's really appreciated. We're not sure when the confusion was, but we upgraded to unlimited free wi'fi throughout the whole resort over a year ago. Sorry if this wasn't clear to you. We hope to see you again soon. Bill.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This facility was excellent and the staff was friendly and could not have been more helpful. My wife and I had recently completed a cruise of New Zealand and Australia which terminated in Perth and wanting to rest up before our long flight back to Kentucky.
After a few days in Perth, we flew to Brisbane, rented a car and drove to Caloundra where we stayed two nights at Rumba Resort. Unfortunately the weather wasn't what we had wanted, but we could not fault any of the services of Rumba. The staff was fantastic!!! Would love to have the opportunity to visit there again, but maybe when the weather would cooperate and it could live up to being the Sunshine Coast.

Room Tip: We aren't real picky about the location as long as the apartment is clean and doesn't have a...
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  • Stayed February 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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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
For such well travelled people, it's a great complement to get such a good review. Thank you so much. Sorry about the weather. We promise next time will be better :-) Regards, Bill.
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We just experienced the Rumba experience for our 10th wedding anniversary on 22 Feb. Firstly the SMS alert advising us our room was available was EXCELLENT! The reception staff could not have been any friendlier or happier. Well done girls!! Room was very clean & spotless. Loved the pillows. Ice bucket could've been bigger (almost flower pot size LOL) but only a small issue for us anniversarians. Free wifi was a fantastic surprise! The Seafood deal is why we booked, excellent time at Tides & we are very sad to see deal no longer available. Pool noise was frustrating at times but thats the only complaint. We were very sad we couldn't take up your offer for a late checkout! Excellent service. Well done everyone and thank you.

Room Tip: Room 405 great room for water views if you are only booking a 1 bedroom room :)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
You've said some really kind comments in your review. Thank you, the Team appreciates it very much. We have some great new specials online now. Check out our Epicurean Package!! Cheers, Bill.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Booked at the last minute so no time to build up expectations ... but was so happy with or choice. very clean, immaculate presentation, wonderful facilities, good clean pool areas and the most wonderful jaccuzzi !

The undercover car park, beach access and access to restaurants and cafes within minutes made the stay very relaxing and perfect.

Room Tip: Ask for a beach view as it is amazing view
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you for such a great review. I know it takes some effort to go to the trouble of reviewing. We appreciate it. Regards, Bill.
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Brisbane
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

The resort was in a fantastic location, the rooms were superb and the staff were friendly. We enjoyed our weekend away very much, thank you! My partner definitely liked the secure underground carpark also

  • Stayed August 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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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for the positive comments. It's great to receive such a solid review from an experienced traveller. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Regards, Bill.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Great location, friendly and helpful staff combine to produce an ambience of home away from home atmosphere. Bedding and bathroom well appointed, integrated tv and entertainment well thought out, free wifi, and close proximity to shops and cafes/restaurants. I love a spot where you simply are not bothered by staff but the true test of staff is when staff can manage to provide a solution to a problem in a reasonable and timely fashion. Couples, families and groups easily intermingle in this relaxed venue. There will be the odd knocker of this accommodation but remember you only get you pay for. Simply relax and enjoy!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you Scott, friendly and helpful is exactly what we try to be. I really appreciate that your first Trip Advisor review was for Rumba Beach Resort. Hopefully we’re going to see you back again. Regards, Bill.
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#2 On the Beach 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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