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“Great location,” 3 of 5 stars
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Raffles Mooloolaba
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   65-69 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 hotels in Mooloolaba
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Great location,”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Not having stayed at Mooloolaba before we chose Raffles based on comments posted.
The location to the beach is excellent, though the multi lane road below was noisy at times.
The access for the top level pent house apartments to the bbq area is via a wobbly spiral staircase - quite dangerous for children. Found it quite difficult to carry food items and plates etc up and down while keeping a hand on the railing and watching kids.
The apartment inside needed a good clean, dust was collected on the ceiling fans and on carpet behind main bed door. Bathrooms were clean and tidy.
Price was a bit high compared to other units slightly further North, maybe this is normal for Mooloolaba?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hi travel56oz

Many thanks for the feedback of your time spent in one of our two bedroom penthouse apartments, with their own large and private rooftop with BBQ. and outdoor furniture setting and stunning ocean views.
Given our attention to cleanliness it's disturbing to learn of your findings. I apologise for this oversight and will remind the cleaners of my expectations.
As to the wobbly stairwell a contractor is booked in for this Wednesday to repair and replace the stabilising supports.
I monitor our prices regularly and they are comparable to other similar resorts in Mooloolaba.

Regards
Bob James
Resident Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We (2 adults & 2 teenagers) recently stayed for 1 week in a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment was well furnished, very comfortable and neatly presented. The pool was heated and great for a dip after a walk/jog along the beach. raffles is in a great position, just off the esplanade and opposite a supermarket. Bob was extremely helpful. We really enjoyed our stay & will stay again at raffles when we come back to Mooloolaba

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hi Somapesu

I'm pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay in one of our two bedroom ground floor apartments. Our ground floor apartments are ideal for families with young children as the private courtyard is fully enclosed.

Except for the peak summer months our outdoor pool is heated to 28 degrees.

We look forward to your return visit.

Regards
Bob James
Resident Manager
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Good service, nice room, good value. A family of two adults and two children, kids had their own bathroom. nice big corner spa bath in ours. Laundry amenities in the room came in handy even supplied washing powder very convenient!. Manager is lovely! Good place to stay. Advice; get a higher room for a better view!

  • Stayed July 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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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hi Kinaslurp

Many thanks for the feedback on your stay at Raffles Mooloolaba. I'm pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. With the exception of one apartment, all of our two bedroom apartments has a double corner spa bath in the master bedroom ensuite.

Hopefully, we'll get the chance to welcome you back on your next visit to Mooloolaba.

Regards
Bob James
Resident Manager.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Friendly staff and good location - very easy walking distance to Coles etc, restaurants, cafes, and the beach. We stayed in a two bedroom and two bathroom penthouse. I am expecting though, so didn't like the thought of using the small narrow (and slightly wobbly) outdoor spiral staircase to rooftop level. Clean, tidy and well presented rooms. Fully air conditioned. Two TVs. Good value self-contained apartments for couples or families. Views of water and glasshouse mountains. Traffic noise was a bit of a shame, but can't be helped.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Hi M00123
Many thanks for posting a review of your stay at Raffles Mooloolaba. I'm pleased that our enviable locality and a clean and tidy self contained apartment made for an enjoyable stay. We, my cleaners and myself, place a high priority on the cleanliness and presentation of all of our apartments.
Interestingly, just last week I had a metal fabricator inspect the spiral staircases of all of our penthouse apartments with the objective of installing new stabilising brackets.

Regards
Bob James
Resident Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Just returned from spending weekend at Raffles. We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ocean view room. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Great view, comfortable furnishings, clean & big enough for 2 adults with a 4 & 2 year old boys. Had large spa in bathroom but didnt have time to use it - maybe next time! Great location, close to shops, supermarket (handy when you have kids), beach & restaurants. Didn't drive the car for the 2 days we were there. Will definately stay at Raffles again, thanks Bob for your friendly service & arranging key for our late night check in.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 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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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hi NettyOreo

Thank you so much for posting a review of your weekend vacation at Raffles Mooloolaba. I'm pleased to learn that your apartment met your expectations and that you got to enjoy our excellent locality. Having the supermarket across the road from us is a real bonus for our guests.
I hope that on your next visit you get the time to relax in the double spa bath, a welcome feature in all but one of our apartments.

Regards
Bob James
Resident Manager
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This property is apartment style lodging. There is no service unless you are there for a long stay. we had a two bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms. One of the rooms is quite small but certainly fine for two peoplw. It slept 5 people making use of the pullout couch. It is equipped with a washer and dryer so be prepared to wash and dry your towels. It is a bit worn and the elevator could use some sprucing up. It is well located about a block from the Ocean promenade and all of the Mooloolaba shops and restaurants. There is secure underground parking included. There is a Coles market across the street so it's great for picking up groceries as you need them. We were there during the Triathalon and the town was hopping. The beach is not far and the water was fantastic for swimming and body surfing. Mooloolaba is a pretty town, had some great fish and chips way out on the spit. We had hoped to go fishing for our own but it had been too stormy. All in all a nice stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Hi ljz54
Many thanks for posting a review of your experience at Raffles Mooloolaba.
All of our 1 or 2 bedroom apartments are fully self contained (full kitchen and laundry) and for that reason are serviced only after a continuous stay of 7 nights. Guests can however request a service at any time during their stay for a small additional charge.
Your comments about the lift have been noted.
I'm glad that you got to enjoy the renowned Mooloolaba beach and the fresh fish, straight off the trawler, available down the end of the Mooloolaba spit, a casual and enjoyable 25 minute stroll from Raffles.
Safe travels.
Regards
Bob James
Resident Manager
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Wellington
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My family joined me for a week's holiday at Raffles which we enjoyed very much. Our apartments were on the 3rd floor and offered restricted views of the beach but otherwise they were spacious, clean, well-appointed and the air conditioning was very effective. The self service facilities were comprehensive (although we would have welcomed the provision of decaf. coffee).
The location of Raffles is ideal - close to the beach, shops and restaurants.
The staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome.
We would certainly visit again should the opportunity arise.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Hi agoodkeenmannz
Many thanks for taking the time to give feedback on your family group stay at Raffles Mooloolaba.
We do pride ourselves on the cleanliness and presentation of all of our one or two bedroom apartments and were pleased to receive your acknowledgement.
The apartments on levels 1 -3 are what we term "deluxe" and our ocean view apartments are on levels 4 - 6.
Our excellent locality is highly appreciated by all of our guests.
We look forward to hosting you again should you pay a return visit to Mooloolaba.
Regards
Bob James
Resident Manager
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Additional Information about Raffles Mooloolaba

Address: 65-69 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Mooloolaba
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mooloolaba
#3 Family Hotel in Mooloolaba
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mooloolaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Raffles Mooloolaba 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RAFFLES MOOLOOLABA,a 4 ½ star intimate Mooloolaba resort, is just a short stroll to all that idyllic Mooloolaba has to offer.Raffles Mooloolaba comprises 30 modern and inviting fully self contained spacious and comfortable one or two bedroom Sunshine Coast holiday accommodation apartments. Every holiday apartment offers a double corner spa bath ensuite to the master bedroom for that extra bit of relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of absorbing the attractions of Mooloolaba..Choose from a ground floor apartment with its own private and secure courtyard, a deluxe apartment with either garden or partial ocean views, ocean view apartment or an ocean view Penthouse apartment with its own private rooftop with BBQ and outdoor furniture setting.(list features)Relax in private on your own east to north facing balcony or enjoy our resort facilities - heated pool, spa, BBQ entertainment area, lift, free parking and tour desk.Walk across the street to the supermarket, 80m to the closest restaurant, 200m to the local bus stop, 150m to the nearest beach, 500m to the Surf Club and Underwater World, or take a 5 minute drive to the coast’s largest shopping and movie complex or a 30 minute drive to Australia Zoo.RAFFLES MOOLOOLABA is the ideal base for your Mooloolaba accommodation and Sunshine Coast adventure ... more   less 
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