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Koola Beach Apartments Bargara
52 Johnson Street, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bargara
Sydney, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great apartments, terrific managers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed for a week, with the Australia Day weekend in the middle. Let's start by giving the resident managers Mark and Caroline a big high 5. They are friendly, helpful and go out of their way to ensure you have a great time staying at Bargara. When we arrived Mark helped us pack up our stuff onto a trolley and take it up in the lift to our room, #504, then showed us around and gave us the run down on aircon, fans and TV systems. On departure Caroline gave us some great tips that saved us considerable driving time going further north. Whenever we met them around the property they were always cheery and chatty.

The room we had was wonderful and clean, modern and well equipped, with views south east towards Bargara and the ocean. It is a short walk to a patrolled beach and not much more to Bargara township itself. As were were there for a family wedding we didn't eat out at all, just cooked in the great kitchen if we weren't visiting family. There is now a Woolies, IGA and liquor store in Bargara and the fish and chippy near them is very good too.

The location is great and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there, and would stay again without hesitation. To those who complain it "isn't right on the beach" take a look at the prices, compared with beach front ones, especially in high season when we were there. Koola Beach is great value and well worth staying at.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the view from the balcony in Room 504.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, March 5, 2014
Wabster, thanks for a great review. 504 is one of our ocean view apartments so we are pleased you took the time to enjoy the outlook. All of our apartments have great views either ocean or parkland. The Australia Day weekend was busy, but at Bargara you can always find a quiet spot to relax. Look forward to seeing you again, your hosts Mark and Caroline.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Lviv, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed in koola 4 nights. The location is quiet and it is just a 10 min walk to the ocean. You can spot from the balcony kangaroos and parrots. The staff was very helpful and we were treated very well. The apartment was spacious and modern with fully equipped kitchen.
But we had the feeling that the apartment was not cleaned before we came. The night table near the bed was sticky and the furniture was dusty. The cutlery was also dirty, so we had to wash it up.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you Nazar for taking time to complete a review, we are glad you had a relaxing stay. We are disappointed however that the high standards of presentation we set ourselves were not achieved on this visit. We will be discussing this with our team and trust that next time you visit we will exceed your expectations. Thanks again your hosts Mark and Caroline
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

stayed in koola based on trip advisor reviews. Overall was good. Not much to Bargara itself except turtle watching.Slightly strange having a large block of apartments so far away from the beach (some people may prefer a sea view accommodation if going to Bargara) Staff helpful in giving info on places to eat and parking stress free. Pool could be bigger but kids loved novelty of swim jets! Price of 185 slightly high in my opinion but was school holiday season when most places hike prices and turtle season isn't around all year!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Hi, turtles and rum what a combination . We are glad you enjoyed your stay and took the time to post a review. It was great to hear that the young ones had fun with the swim jets in the pool. Next time you visit we will give you a few more ideas on things to do, including "bush to beach walks", bare foot bowls and historical tours. Thanks Again, your hosts Mark and Caroline
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Joanna and Edward, Surfers Paradise
From the moment we arrived we were treated extremely well. Special mention to the amazing service that Caroline and Mark Perks new managers gave us. They were very friendly and made sure that our trip to Bargara was a special one. We stayed for nine nights in the apartment on 4th floor. The apartment was spotless, spacious and modern with fully equipped kitchen and extremely quiet as no traffic going past. We enjoyed free wifi. The hotel's location was fantastic, just a quick stroll through a park to the beautiful beaches and close to restaurants or shops. We would definitely stay at Koola Beach Apartments in the near future.

  • Stayed November 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
What a contrast Surfers Paradise to Bargara....Thank you for your kind review, it was great to see you take advantage of all of the attractions in this area. Some days we would wonder where you had been all day. It was a pleasure to have you stay, and we look forward to seeing you again, your hosts Mark and Caroline
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed two nights in one of the apartments on the 5th floor.

We were checked in by friendly staff who were more than happy to fill us in on the local area and restaurants.

The apartment was clean and modern. We also enjoyed the choice of ceiling fans or airconditioning. The kitchen was fully equipped so you could enjoy meals in the apartment though we did enjoy the local restaurants that were within a 10-15min walk. The tv had a good range of Foxtel channels. Free wifi was very convenient. We only used the pool once but was enjoyable with a spa and swim jets.

The near by beach was very clean and lovely blue water. You can access the beach through a park which would be a very easy 5-10 min walk away. We also spotted a few kangaroos on the grass during our stay.

We loved our stay and have already recommended these apartments to our family. They will be seeing us again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, November 27, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write a review. The best praise we can receive is your recommendation to friends and family and we look forward to seeing them soon. As you found conditions are now perfect pool weather and our swimming jets can certainly give you a workout.
Thanks again, your hosts Mark and Caroline.
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Gympie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a wonderful weekend away at Koola.
Working for ourselves we rarely get time to have some "us" time and totally relax and this weekend was one of them.
The unit was spotless, comfortable and quiet having no traffic going past due to it's location.
Just a short stroll through a park to the beach and plenty of sealed walking tracks.
The area has all the facilities handy and within walking distance and plenty to explore if you so wish in the vehicle.

Thank you to the wonderful staff for a perfect weekend.

Room Tip: Our room faced SW looking over paddocks and the hills in the background. Quiet and serene
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  • Stayed November 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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AllanKoola, Manager at Koola Beach Apartments Bargara, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thanks for your review. "A Rest at The Best" what a great comment. It was a pleasure to give you some "us time" in the hectic world we live in. As you saw, Koola is surrounded by some lovely parklands and at the end of a cul-de-sac has little passing traffic. We look forward to seeing you again. Your hosts Mark and Caroline
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

These apartments are really lovely inside. Had no problem checking in and lovely staff. My only gripe would be that they are quite a way from the town shops and restaurants and not close to the beach. Would be about a 10 min walk to the beach and 15-20 mins to the town shops.
Not a problem if you have a car.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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, November 27, 2013
Hi Tropic3, thanks for taking the time to complete a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our apartments. They are indeed lovely inside with fresh colours and tiled floors. We are about 400m from the patrolled beach via a walk way through a park. The village is a little further away but I find it just enough to walk off that chocolate dessert or ice cream. If by chance you came to visit without a car, our local Bowls Club and Hotel now have a courtesy bus to pick you up and bring you home. Thanks again for staying, your hosts Mark and Caroline
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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:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bargara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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