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Coolum Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Coolum Beach
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9 reviews
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“Close to beach, restaurants & day spa but not great ocean views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

We went away for a couples weekend, and had a great time. The apartments are spacious with 2 bedrooms (one bathroom to share though) plus one bedroom had bunk beds!! (not romantic lol). Upstairs has a large lounge/dining with a full kitchen and balcony. We could only see a teeny bit of the ocean, but to be honest it took 1 minute to walk down onto the beach so it wasn't a big deal. The pool and spa area is nice, and the day spa in the resort is lovely, with amazing massage and facials (highly recommend those!) The restaurants in the resort are also great, Castro's has fab food and drinks and a buzzing atmosphere, and the Indian food next door is also nice. We had breakfast at the surf club which is only across the street and had breakfast with amazing views of the beaches...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2011

We loved staying here. It was exactly what we were looking for - somewhere we could chill out and relax and feel comfortable. It is so close to the beach and restaurants, there is a lovely coffee shop next door connected to a gallery. The managers are lovely, and will go out of their way to help you. The place is big and comfy, with amazing views.

If you are looking for a 5 star hotel with service laid on, this is probably not the place for you. However if you want somewhere you can make your second home and enjoy the Coolum lifestyle - complete with a kitchen and laundry - this is the place.

Pro's
- Location is amazing. 50 meters to the surf.
- Views. We had a stunning view right over the beach. Make sure you ask for an ocean view room though, as they do not all have views.
- Massive apartment - all self contained.
- Free undercover secure parking

Cons
- No internet
- No lifts

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2009

Carpark construction undergoing underneath our balcony. Jack hammers, guerneys, bob cats operating on our arrival on Friday until 6pm, started again on Saturday 6:30am until late on Saturday afternoon and then started up again on Monday morning 7:08am. Management did not make us aware at the time of booking of the construction and we had to keep doors shut to keep out some of the noise. We were not able to enjoy what we had come for which was relaxing and enjoying the sea breeze on the balcony. Management took no responsibility for not advising us at the time of booking.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2007

Family of 4 stayed here in a two bedroom for 2 nights. Fully self catering including a washing machine and dryer. Quite dated but adequate with a very large kitchen incl full oven. The resort is at the back of the first block of shops and is 3 storeys high. Compared to some of the other Coolum locations the placement is not the best.

We would have enjoyed the stay more had we been forewarned about the stairs. There is no lift. Parking is one flight underground. We had an ocean view room on the second floor. Unless you have a desire to be a packmule, I suggest minimisng the luggage. There are some apartments on the ground level - which would limit the stairs to the carparking only - however these do not have any ocean view.

The pools are quite small - particularly the narrow plunge pool that is mentioned on the website. The website photos could be considered as showing the resort in its "best possible" light.

The managers are lovely, and the pricing reasonable - however with the alternatives available in the area, we will chose a different resort next time. One with a lift and good ocean views.

There are 2 restaurants on site where you receive 10% off, , as well as a number on the strip. The suf club has direct beach access, and serves a very good meal.

  • Liked — Location near beach
  • Disliked — Pool size and stairs
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Coolum Beach Resort
Address: 7-13 Beach Rd, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Coolum Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Coolum Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coolum Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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