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“Relaxing beach getaway”
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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Relaxing beach getaway”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was our first visit to Caloundra, we travelled there for a wedding and stayed two nights. We paid the extra for an ocean view apartment which overlooked Bulcock Beach and can I say what a beautiful view it was! If you are looking for a shopping mecca beach resort you are in the wrong place, but if you are looking for a family friendly, relaxing and friendly beach holiday then this is the place for you, my friend! The room was very spacious and well furnished. It would provide plenty of room for four adults or a family. The units are self contained and there is an abundance of crockery and cutlery, although the same cannot be said for tupperware-type stuff or bowls etc. so if you are planning an extended stay you may want to bring some of this along with you. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and did a (very) quick making of the bed and emptying of bins. Not a true service but then again we were both trying to get ready for the wedding and they may have felt like they were intruding!
Lovely big bathrooms and plenty of towels provided. Everything was nice and clean. The Foxtel channels on the TV are very limited (only foxsports, CNN, one music channel from memory) which is disappointing given the price paid for the place, but this is a pretty minor complaint when you don't spend that much time watching tele anyway.
The pool bar/shop thingy was also closed when we were there which is a shame as this would be a nice extra alongside the pool (which is lovely).

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for providing both a fair and balanced review. I'm sure other readers will find it beneficial, and on a couple of points you have made, we can further refine our guest services. Good news, our pool bar (which is operated independently of the resort) will soon re-open. Thanks again for taking the time review.
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Gold Coast
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

My daughter and I have had a number of excellent holidays at this gorgeous resort. The huge jacuzzi is brilliantly lit in the evenings, and the lap pool with the windows is always heated to just the right temperature. The rooms are lovely and the spa bath [with TV views] is fantastic. Love the Nespresso machine - I bring my own capsules from home! Staff are exceptionally friendly - especially Ella, who made my daughter a Frangipani hair clip one time :)
We'd be back again for another 10 nights this Christmas, but are heading to Hong Kong instead.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Many thanks for the great comments. You came at a great time of year. Christmas in Caloundra is always good fun. Hot weather and perfect for kids. Thanks again for sharing.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Last year we stayed at Rumba Beach Resort for the night after our wedding (we couldn't afford a proper honeymoon) and we had to bring the youngest child with us!
The apartment was spacious and spotless! The room was quiet and extremely well equipped - we didn't need a thing - it was the perfect place to relax after a big day.
We headed to Coles and hooked ourselves up with some food which we then enjoyed on the balcony overlooking the pool in the early evening.
Simply couldn't fault it - flawless.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review for us. The detail you've gone to the trouble of sharing is a great help for future guests when making their holiday plans. Best regards.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Was supposed to be a beach getaway of luxury but was far from luxury. Pool bar closed, pool closed & room was not even cleaned fully each day. Great coffee machine but only provided 2 capsules for 3 night stay in 2 bedroom apartment.
No bathroom essentials were replaced and had to ask reception for more towels. What a shame as we paid a top dollar and expected a top hotel but was far from a 5 star accommodation.

The staff were very scarce and didn't seem like they were there to help. Will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write an honest review. I’ve followed up on your comments and can only apologise that your stay was less than perfect. Our cold pool was closed for repair work and the pool bar was closed during your stay. We sincerely try and do our best for all guests and would like to offer you a half price stay on your next off-peak visit. Please ask to speak to Bill. Once again, sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

This was a 2nd stay again at Rumba and had a lovely time, we stayed for 3 nights, but could've stayed for a whole week.
Great location, lovely beach across the rd and a beautiful boardwalk to Kings beach.
Rooms are tidy and very modern, we stayed in a 2 bedroom ocean view
Will not stay anywhere else when we come up to Caloundra, pools are great and staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank 2adultsand1baby
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for another great review, and team and I really appreciate it. We are getting more and more guests coming back a second time and it's great to see. We hope to see you again soon.
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Gold Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We had a 3 bedroom ocean view. Great location, clean and tidy and really modern. Awesome fixtures and has a nespresso coffe machine too! There is an awesome little restaurant down the road too, I can't remember it's name, but it also does a fish and chip takeaway that they say is the best on the Sunny Coast... The cafe/restaurant is delish! Only downside to the resort is for its 5 star status, it doesn't have cable tv. I would say it is more 4.5 star, but still great!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Many thanks for your great comments. We are lucky with the quality of the restaurants we have on site, especially being on the beach. At Rumba, we try to deliver the best home theatre possible. This includes movies on demand (over 100 titles), digital TV and Austar Cable TV. There are 6 cable channels available by pressing the TV button a second time on the universal remote. Due to the number of inputs (DVD, radio, USB, etc) there wasn’t room for Cable to have its own button and so it can be hard to discover. We will now be looking for new ways to make this clearer for future guests, so thanks again for your feedback.
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Sunshine Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is not too bad but was sold as a five star resort and it is definitely only three stars.
overall its ok but the noise from the street is terrible at 6.00am every morning when the rubbish trucks come.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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RumbaResort, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review for Rumba Resort. We are very proud of our official 5 star rating but we acknowledge the noise from some apartments during morning council rubbish collection. Our Ocean Apartments don't experience any noise from traffic or rubbish trucks, we hope this helps and would love to see you back for another stay.
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Property: Rumba Beach Resort
Address: Bulcock Beach Esplanade | Reception on Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Spa Hotel in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumba Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rumba Beach Resort brings to Caloundra the finest boutique hotel facilities. With arguably the most well-appointed guest suites on the Sunshine Coast, Rumba Resort integrates the relaxing atmosphere of a tropical resort with the convenience of being right in the heart of town. Cafes and fine dining restaurants pepper the beachfront esplanade and a network of boardwalks and coastal pathways link the main shopping precinct to the locale’s famous surf beaches and beyond.Stunning 1, 2 and 3 bedroom guest apartments offer spa ensuites, espresso coffee machines and home theatre systems, all as standard. Rumba's pool bar known as 26degrees is a relaxing and enjoyable place to unwind. Drinks are served on Rumba's pool deck by friendly and professional wait staff. ... more   less 
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