We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great position” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rumba Beach Resort

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Rumba Beach Resort to your Saves list
Rumba Beach Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Bulcock Beach Esplanade | Reception on Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great position”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Rumba resort is situated across the road from a surf beach and has a supermarket and bottle shop below in the same complex. The apartments are large modern and clean. Good for families. Local area offers good surf club for cheap good quality food. Close to coolangatta RSI club.

Room Tip: Some rooms overlook the pool which is good for watching older children swim. Ground floor apartments...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

308 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    202
    74
    25
    3
    4
See reviews for
122
105
7
11
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (99)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Great location but unfortunately they haven't sound proofed the rooms properly. We paid a lot of money to stay in a 3 bedroom ocean view apartment but will not be returning. We could hear all movements in the unit above ours - including scraping of chairs across the floor until late every night. Our babies rooms also received all the noise coming up from the pool. Fine during the day - but not so fun at 9pm at night when teenagers are still screaming in the pool. Such a disappointment! For a five star resort I would have expected they would soundproof the ceilings/floors between the rooms???

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
I'm very sorry to hear of your experience. We must have had an unusually noisy group in and it's ruined your stay. Normally the apartments are lovely and quiet. My apologies once again, Bill.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I decided to take my husband to Rumba for his birthday. It was a fantastic and relaxing weekend away. Booking directly through the resort ensured that we got a beautiful view and the best rate available. We want to come back in the summer to swim in the pool!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canberra
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We have travelled extensively for business and holidays as a couple. Our stay at the Rumba was primarily a business trip but we did find time to enjoy the benefits that the great position of the Rumba provides. Plenty of cafes and restaurants close by make dining a pleasure. Had we wished to make use of the kitchen on our suite, everything there was taken care of too. Microwave, oven, dishwasher and coffee machine all in a spacious area. What a lovely surprise to sleep on the most comfortable bed we have found in our travels. The choice numerous pre-sealed pillows was a delight!
The Rumba is to be congratulated for providing free (yes free), easy Internet connection for its customers. Bravo!!
Good design with patrons requirements taken onto consideration, made this stay a positively memorable one. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
What an awesome review, and from such an experienced traveller. Thank you. I'm so glad you liked the . wi-fi. We can't believe that all hotels don't offer this service. These days it should be standard everywhere. Happy travels, Bill.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rockhampton
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This was our second stay at the 'Rumba Caloundra' having stayed there when our first child was born nearly 4 years ago. We splashed out a bit this time and asked for a 3 bedroom beachfront as high as we could get. I was a bit sad about the view and our floor level (level 2). Our view, even at the front, was a bit restricted due to us having one of the most 'set back' apartments. (each one is set back from the next). The room itself was good, but basically I think everything was exactly the same as last time we were there 4 years ago (as in nothing had been updated and everything was 4 years old) I think that for a 5 star resort it is nearly time for it to be refurbished. These are only quite minor things and we still enjoyed our stay at the Rumba, but it is supposed to be a 5 star resort and it is the little things that count.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for the constructive comments you've provided and yes the views do vary from apartment to apartment but hopefully to still had a lovely outlook. As you've rightly pointed out, Rumba is four years old and updating our room's decor is firmly on the agenda. We hope to have lots of exciting news on this topic in the coming 12 months. Regards, Bill.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed in a 3 bedroom unit with extended family. Lovely bottle of wine on arrival and discount card for the adjoining restaurants. Nice touch. Unit had a great view of the beach, pool area lovely and well positioned with short lift ride to coffee / fish and chips / steak. Worked out reasonably priced for all of us, but out of our league in usual circumstances.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thanks for the positive comments on Rumba's location. It sounds like you were on one of our packages. We have them running quite often, so hopefully we'll see you again. Regards, Bill.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

This was our 2nd stay at rumba and we loved it just as much as the 1st visit. The rooms are lovely, bed and pillows extremely comfortable. We hardly had to get the car out because we could walk everywhere. My only gripe was the bin truck that would come at 7am each morning and bang and clang right outside our window for about 5-10minutes. Wasn't a nice way to wake up EACH morning. Otherwise a fantastic place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for a very constructive review. Just so you know, we are starting to make some real progress with Council over the noise of the bins in the morning. We are hoping to secure a later collection time. Thanks again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Rumba Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rumba Beach Resort

Address: Bulcock Beach Esplanade | Reception on Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Agoda, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Rumba Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rumba Beach Hotel Caloundra
Rumba Beach Resort Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rumba Beach Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.