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“Couldn't have been better!” 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
Brisbane
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Couldn't have been better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Having organised a total of 4 apartments for 16 Tough Mudder competitors and support crew, I was expecting to spend the weekend running around after everyone, sorting out key cards etc. Not at all! I called Rumba Resort in advance and explained the situation and they suggested that I emailed them everyone's name and they would then have each key ready and waiting on arrival...it worked like a dream...

And that was just the start. The apartments were, quite simply, fabulous. From the one-bed to three-bed options we were all blown away by the space, quality, views...and the amazing spa bath in each one.

The pool area was fantastic. The entire team (26 of us at that stage) met at the pool area on the Friday night for dinner (you can bring your own food there but not drinks if the bar is open). We had heaps of space without bothering anyone, and again the layout, furnishings etc were great. I believe the spa pool was excellent too although I didn't get chance to sample that.

I really can't fault this place. The staff are exceptional, the apartments are beautiful, and the price is more than reasonable. It couldn't have been better!

Room Tip: Three bedroom apartments seem to have the best view....
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
You guys sound like very experienced travellers so thank you for a great review. The Rumba team very much enjoyed having you all stay. Cheers, 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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Maroochydore, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Wow... Easy convenient parking right out front! Check in than secure parking underneath, after picking up the keys, you open to the door to stunning resort style modern features. I love the lights everything is just WOW factor! The long pool is amazing and literally gives you a peak into the restaurants underneath! So amazing with helpfull resort staff! This is the place to stay with everything you need for a home away from home. New appliances and fixtures, a stunning kitchen, beautiful bathrooms and comfy beds and pillows! Highly recommended! I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment that would be perfect for families, fantastic for friends and couples that like a bit of space... beautiful place on the sunshine coast!!! a true gem in luxury accomodation in Caloundra!

Room Tip: Ask for a full ocean view room, I can only imagine this would be more magical. Hire the bikes and di...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, August 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review, such great comments. Our team reads every review and posts such as this are really appreciated. Bill.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed here on our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The place was beautiful and spacious. We had the ocean view room which was great views of the beach and sunset. The Spa bath was amazing. Full equipped kitchen for those nights you just wanted to stay in and cook. Great location for walks, bike rides and local restaurants. Highly recommend the Thai restaurant down the road. Only minor was the pool bar was closed. Although didn't really faze us. Service was great. The girl at the front desk was lovely and helped us upgrade our room and hire bikes etc. Will definitely stay again. Would also be perfect for two couples or a family.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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, August 28, 2013
Hi Katrina, thanks for a great review. It takes time to post on Trip Advisor and so we appreciate the kind words very much. The bar is now opened every Friday and Saturday. Hope to see you back soon. Bill.
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was our second week long stay at Rumba. This time on arrival we were allocated a room on the ground floor, ocean view & right next to the pool area. Our room was spotless & well equipped, even though the view is limited being on the ground floor there was a lovely patio area to sit & enjoy the atmosphere & views. During our first night we discovered there was some sort of ongoing, unrelenting water rapidly flowing noise going right through both sleeping areas of this apartment. After a totally sleepless night I approached reception who were nothing but helpful in relocating us to another room. They were unsure of what the noise would have been but the next room was perfectly normal with no noise problems.
Being winter time & cool with it we were limited to only being able to brave the pools twice. The lap pool is fun to use with its swim up portholes & the spa a welcome hot spot to relax in. The larger of the pools was very cold so we did not venture in to it this time around.
This resort is in an excellent location for good quality take away food outlets & the walk along the board walk to Kings beach is wonderful. I would recommend this resort to families.

Room Tip: Not near the lap pool would be my tip.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, August 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm really glad the staff were so helpful. Thanks again for the feedback and hopefully we will see you back a third time. Cheers, Bill.
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Toowoomba, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Had a memorable stay in an 2 king bedroom ocean view. Park the car and forget, get the lift down to the restaurants fine dinning good wine & beer. Had friends over from Auckland & they loved it. Bullock Beach has so much to offer. Why would you stay anywhere else?

Room Tip: 2 bedroom ocean view a must
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Why would you stay anywhere else? We say that all the time. Great review - thank you so much. Bill.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Beautiful apartment right on the beach with loads of restaurants and some boutiques downstairs, kids had a ball and we will definitely be back. Staff were all so friendly too from booking to checkout.

Room Tip: The oceanview rooms are worth it with uninterrupted water views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, August 28, 2013
Jen, great to hear the kids enjoyed their holiday. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, hope to see you all again, Bill.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed 5 nights,in the July 2013 school holidays and we all absolutely LOVED Rumba. It was everything we hoped it would be. Gorgeous 2 bedroom, spa apartment (503), very clean, well equipped kitchen and laundry. Supremely comfortable, big beds. Pristine pools. Such lovely, friendly & helpful staff.
We had a problem with the Nespresso machine in our apartment and reception said they would send 'maintenance'. We not only, did not expect someone to arrive within minutes, we definitely did not expect, one of the managers to attend to the problem. Thanks Mark! Everyone had a sincere smile & hello for us, even the cleaning staff and night manager. Nothing was any trouble.
Carparking was great and we really didn't use the car after check in (only to drive to Australia Zoo) because there was so much within walking distance. We cannot wait to go back!!!

Room Tip: We asked for the top floor with view of Ocean, when booking. We pretty much got what we asked for in...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, August 28, 2013
Guys this would be one of the best reviews we have ever had. Thank you. Mark is one of our owners and he's a genuinely nice guy. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Cheers, 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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