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Koola Beach Apartments Bargara
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   52 Johnson Street, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bargara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“You won't beat this place for the price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The only downside of this place is its distance from the shops/beach. The managers are lovely, the rooms are all new and have everything you need. The pool is great, and BBQs make a cheap alternative to eating out.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, February 22, 2012
Thanks very much "2bundles" for your comments and we appreciate your "value for money" rating. Yes, we are a little further from the shops and restaurants than some other resorts in Bargara, however we are in reality the closest resort to a patrolled surf beach area - just a 400m stroll to Nielson Park beach, the home of Bundaberg Surf Club. There are other resorts along the Esplanade, but the foreshore there is mostly volcanic rock and not safe for swimming. Our location just off the Esplanade makes for peace and quiet, as we hope you found. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us - please come back and see us again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We stayed at the Bargara Dream Townhouse (next door to the resort apartments) and were very happy with our stay. Allan & Chris were very friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We had Townhouse no. 1 at the front, which had 2 courtyards and plenty of room for visitors, cars and beach gear. The inside was just lovely, with 3 large bedrooms, 2 big bathrooms (great showers!), comfy beds, heaps of storage and a secure lock up garage. The furnishings were modern, the house was clean, very spacious & private. The family-friendly beach was only minutes away and the resort pool was sensational and kid-friendly with a spa & shallow end. We absolutely loved our stay and would happily come back to Bargara and stay at Koola Beach again. Tracy, Tim & Nate

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, February 3, 2012
Thank you Tracy, Tim & Nate for your favourable comments about the BARGARA DREAM TOWNHOUSE. We think the Townhouses are exceptionally good value, but it's the guests opinions that count and we are pleased that you found that to be the case. As you say, plenty of space and cooling flow-through sea breezes. We could see that Nate really enjoyed the resort pool......and a big plus is that there is not usually hordes of people to share it with!! It was good to see you guys enjoying time together as a family......that's what Bargara is all about.......enjoying the simple things in life in a relaxed atmosphere. Hope to see you another time.
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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This place exceeded expectations.

Thought we we getting somewhere to sleep but it was a place to relax as well. Every thing works and if there is a question it will be answered easily.

The managers Allan and Chris make you feel right at home and the rooms are clean beyond clean.

The beach is a short walk so only helps get you fitter.

Wifi (and quick) in the room is a bonus as is Austar if you want tom watch the BBL.

Room Tip: all rooms are good, we stayed on the 2nd floor the first week, and then the fifth floor on return. B...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
Thank you Don for your positive feedback. We enjoyed our daily chat as you and your daughter passed through the foyer on the way to the beach. As you found, Nielson Park beach is only a 3 minute walk and is a lovely area - surrounded by parklands, sheltered and usually not crowded. A great family beach. So glad you found Bargara relaxing......that is one of it's main attractions, and we all need some relaxation in our busy lives these days. Quite a change from Sydney I guess!!!
Hopefully we will get to see you again next time you need a stress break and some family time together.
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Gladstone, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

These apartments are clean and very well maintained. While not on the beachfront they are only a stones throw from it and only about 10 minutes from Bundaberg. I spent xmas 2011 here and had a really lovely time. Everything is within walking/biking distance. The staff are lovely and couldn't be more helpful. All units have 2 bedrooms are self contained and fully equiped. I only needed to stock the fridge and cupboards from Woolworths a few blocks away. There are miles of bike tracks around Bargara and I had fun exploring. Even rode from Bargara to Burnett Heads on the coastal bike track, passing Mon Repos along the way. Great fun for everyone. I was in a park view apartment on the 4th floor.

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Thank you angeltheatre for your kind comments and we are so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas in Bargara. Sounds as if you made the most of what this beautiful area has to offer......the walk/ride pathway with its picnic and bbq facilities extends over 10kms along the oceanfront and is a fabulous and well used local feature. Your ride from Bargara to Burnett Heads was about a 15km return trip.......very well done!!! We were totally booked out when you were here, but hopefully you found that even at full capacity this complex, because of its smaller size, is still very quiet and peaceful.....just the sounds of people enjoying themselves. The guests who stay here are just great. We hope you return for another visit some time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed at one of the townhouses from the 20th Dec 11- 5th Jan 12. It was perfect, had everything we needed, clean, great location , spacious and Alan and Chris the managers were more than helpful. We would definatley recommend this to anyone and we will come stay again!
Suzy and Jan

  • Stayed January 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
We are greatful for your favourable comments Suzy & Jan. The Bargara Dream Townhouses that we manage, next door, provide us with a more spacious 3 bedroom/2 bathroom option for larger groups/families such as yours and it is good to hear that the Townhouse "ticked all your boxes". We enjoyed seeing your happy smiling faces each day and being able to help make your visit to our area a pleasurable experience. Please do visit again.......so that we can see your little bub's progress.
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a family trip, and was very pleased with the experience. The management/owners were very nice. The apartment was spotlessly clean; the rooms, bathroom and kitchen well furnished and comfortable and in good repair. The pool was also well kept, and also the beach is not even 5 minutes walk. The apartment was air-conditioned and comfortable and we felt very safe and secure. The area is fairly quiet which allowed for a peaceful night's sleep. I would happily recommend Koola to anyone, families will be especially comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Thank you bombshell33 for your feedback - your positive comments make our job worthwhile. We have passed on your comments about the cleanliness of the apartment to our cleaner.....she is a gem and they are hard to find!!! We love Bargara and want everyone who visits to feel the same. Even though you only stayed 2 nights this time, hopefully we may have tempted you to return for a longer stay next time.
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

had a two night stay wish it could have been more staff very friendly and helpful. .
had a fifth floor ocean view apartment and so nice. very clean and tidy everything you need for a holiday away is there. views wonderful. recommend for anytime you would like a break
close to esplanade short drive to the turtles and bundaberg..
even when booking accomodation the staff and managers where extremely helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Thank you toyecho for your valued comments. Nice to see a five star rating for "value" - in these difficult economic times we see this as a very important aspect. A pity you could only stay two nights in Bargara........at least a week is really ideal to experience what this area has to offer. The beaches, Mon Repos Turtles, Bundy Rum, the reef, fishing......just for a start.
Or enjoy "doing nothing". Maybe next time.....we would love to have you stay with us again.
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Address: 52 Johnson Street, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Bargara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bargara
#2 Family Hotel in Bargara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Koola Beach Apartments Bargara 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable luxury at beautiful Bargara Beach. 18 Modern artistically decorated 4 1/2 star fully self-contained Apartments offering 1 or 2 bedroom accommodation, featuring ducted air-conditioning, gourmet kitchen, 40" LCD TV with Foxtel and DVD/CD, own laundry, FREE in-room wi-fi internet access,secure basement carpark and resident managers to attend to your every need. Pool, spa and BBQ area for guest's use. Also 3 x 3bedroom/2bathroom two-level modern Townhouses in the adjoining "Bargara Dream" complex, which accommodate up to 6 persons, with living area downstairs and bedrooms/bathrooms upstairs. Surrounded by tranquil parklands and just a 400m stroll to a patrolled surf beach and oceanfront walkway. 700M to village shops/cafes/restaurants etc. ... more   less 
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