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Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Was very excited to be staying in the penthouse of the Columbia apartments in beautiful rainbow bay. However my excitement soon turned to utter disappointment from the moment I walked in. It was the worst apartment I have ever stayed in and I think the owners should be ashamed that they actually rent it out. Apart from being totally unrenovated... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear BronnyDean Thank you for your review. Negative reviews are disappointing and we never shy away from criticism. I would like to balance out the review with information you did not disclose. As conveyed to you (at the time of your stay) we are also disappointed that your stay fell below expectations. I am surprised that you do not mention... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you want to take a trip to the Gold Coast with young children you just can't go past Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay. The beach here is great, there are loads of playgrounds set up all along the water front and everywhere you look are families with little kids. No seedy nightclub scene here. There are a number of surf... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Rainbow Bay has so much to offer for families who enjoy the peace & quiet. I have to agree with you, the Northerly winds you describe were particularly horrendous last year – the locals still talk about them. Reviews such as these help other people choose the option that is best for them so I... More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great location straight across from the beach walking distance to all the surf clubs for nice dinner or alternative self contained facilities handy to cook kids meals pool - perfect for little ones and adults clean comfortable and friendly staff look forward to staying there again

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear pkbspencer Thank you for posting your review. We are pleased that we had a hand at making your stay enjoyable. We hope to welcome you again at Columbia Apartments in the near future. Regards Stacey Family More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Very comfortable accommodation in a fabulous location at an excellent price. Reception were very helpful & friendly but we barely needed them other than to check in & checkout. Apparently rooms can vary quite a bit so get them to send you photos before you book. We chose a lovely room than had nice decor & was fully renovated. Stay... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear MelJane12 Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Its a great tip about about choosing your apartment from photographs and we are happy to help choose the best apartment for your needs. We do strive to making our apartments family friendly as your title suggests. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The best thing about this place is the location. Rainbow Bay is just magic and this would have to be the best located accommodation there. We stayed on the 14th floor and the views were wonderful, it was fantastic being able to see everyone on the beach or in the pool while I stayed at 'home' with the baby. However... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear m_and_r_7 Thank you for your great review, especially your pro's & con's - they are so easy to read. We have such a vast range of apartments in our complex and that particular apartment falls into our Moderate category. Although located very high up in the complex we have kept it in the Moderate category for reasons you have... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We've been staying at Columbia for years now and each time we come back it feels like home. We've stayed in various apartments over the years from the 3rd level to the Penthouse and all have been great units. Our preference is for middle units but the end ones are also good. Alison, Olia , Aaron and Peter are very... More 

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Thank Juddy-12
columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Juddy-12 Wow what a wonderful review - thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Columbia Apartments and my apologies for taking so long to reply! You must have seen so many Managers come and go over the years - we feel humble that you have taken the time to mention our efforts.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Location - Directly Opposite excellent beach & twenty metres from the Rainbow Bay Surf Club , they serve great meals. I found our apartment (Level 6) to have great views of the beach. The apartment itself was very clean and there were no problems with services. The beds weren't too bad but thats subjective, everyone has their own preferences i... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Brad S Thank you for taking the time to post your first review on Tripadvisor. Our apartments are individually owned so there is plenty of variety to please everyones taste. Beds are a matter of taste but we do have mattress toppers available if you do like a softer bed - just ask! We are in the final stages... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Having stayed here several times I have found it comfortable and spacious. Although the building is now an older style it is well maintained with most facilities required for a decent holiday. Handy to all entertainment on the Gold Coast but far enough away from busy roads etc. Wonderfull beach and handy to shops for all needs. Staff helpfull and... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Bruce R Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about Columbia Apartments. We do have to agree with all you have said and thank you for your honest assessment. Many of the owners & Body Corporate Committee work hard to make improvements in the apartments and surroundings. We look forward to hosting you again Stacey Family More 

Katikati, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed on the top floor of the Columbia and found the spaciousness of the apartment, the fabulous views and the location first class. Situated across from a lovely bay and with lots of interesting walkways made for a really relaxing holiday. The girls loved the pool and sitting on the decks watching the whales pass by was a highlight.... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Tor A Thank you for taking the time post your first review on Tripadvisor. You were quite lucky to still see whales this late in the year - but then again you did have THE best view in the building. Glad to hear the pool was well loved! We have two, 3 bedroom apartments in our complex (both on... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Whales and dolphins (during season) passing by every day can be seen from your balconies. We were on level 11 and our apartment was very well maintained and had plenty of plates, cutlery and storage containers, numerous books to read, DVD player and large TV. Just across the road a excellent safe, clean and patrolled beach. A short walk to... More 

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columbiabeachfront, Manager at Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay, responded to this review

Dear spurls5 Thank you for taking the time to post a review. A short review that is packed with information when choosing a place to stay. Thank you again Stacey Family More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay offers affordable Rainbow Bay Accommodation. Just perfect for long or short stays. Relaxing self-contained apartment accommodation with north facing, spacious balconies that bask in the sun and boast ocean views of pristine beaches all the way up to Surfers Paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay

Address: 190 Marine Pde | Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Columbia Beachfront Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Price Range: $104 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Columbia Apartments on Rainbow Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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