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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

4 nights rooms clean, great positioning across the road from the beach. Good deal with breakfast next door. Ask for a room with a view, family friendly, limited Foxtel channels, DVD player, a cabs fans, pools and spas.

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Toowoomba
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was clean, roomy and very comfortable. It's just across the road from Coolum Beach which is a wonderful place to walk of a morning or evening. Secure parking is provided for guests underneath the hotel. There is a great little cafe and bar next door which is perfect for dinners and drinks. And it's just up the road... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice enough place to stay for a couple of days, but nothing to particularly recommend it. The location was really good but the general area of Coolum Beach was disappointing, with many places closed or closing early due to it being out of season.

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we only stayed a night but it was a nice night Bed was really comfortable, bathroom needs a update but waking up and opening up the curtain and getting a view of the beach and surf was fantastic . free secured underground parking and free WiFi was a plus

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Thank Stephen H
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always ask for Unit 48 as it is modern, well appointed and it has the best ocean views - we love eating meals on the balcony. This unit has impressive touches like a wall clock, a huge HD TV/DVD with Foxtel, unbreakable acrylic wine glasses and good quality cookware. Sure if you look hard enough, you may see a... More 

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Laidley, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed in a variety of resorts in Coolum over the years, but we came back to the Beach Retreat for its position and value. We booked an oceanfront one bedroom apartment (No 49) and it had a full view of the ocean - not just a sneak peak. The pool was heated so that a late winter swim... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't like writing negative reviews especially when we have stayed at places before and had a pleasant time, but on this occasion our stay was less then comfortable, overall the apartment was clean, but the mattress on the bed was very uncomfortable you could really feel the springs, a mattress cover would have provided some relief but none was... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Retreat for 6 day's. Best break we've had for some time. Staff extremely helpful. Unit very clean. Right on the beach (across the road). Still a little cool for this time of the year but never the less great on the beach. Locals very friendly. Lovely dinner at Coolum Surf Club on Tuesday night. Couldn't fault... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Although the location is really great, the price competitive and the staff OK, we wouldn't stay here again compared with other venues we found nearby. It's not that there was anything bad about the place, but it felt and looked very tired. In fact we both said we thought we had walked into a motel from the 70's. The staff... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My wife and I stayed at these apartments for 2 nights whilst we were touring Austrailia during mid August. Staff were friendly and the apartment was very clean. It was well equipped and even had a washer and dryer. The kitchen was modern and well fitted out. We were in 8A which was our choice as we wanted to park... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Beach Retreat Coolum

Address: 1750 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Coolum Beach
Price Range: $70 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beach Retreat Coolum 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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