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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great location, friendly and helpful staff combine to produce an ambience of home away from home atmosphere. Bedding and bathroom well appointed, integrated tv and entertainment well thought out, free wifi, and close proximity to shops and cafes/restaurants. I love a spot where you simply are not bothered by staff but the true test of staff is when staff can manage to provide a solution to a problem in a reasonable and timely fashion. Couples, families and groups easily intermingle in this relaxed venue. There will be the odd knocker of this accommodation but remember you only get you pay for. Simply relax and enjoy!

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Scott T
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thank you Scott, friendly and helpful is exactly what we try to be. I really appreciate that your first Trip Advisor review was for Rumba Beach Resort. Hopefully we’re going to see you back again. Regards, Bill.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed at the Rumba Beach Resort this weekend for two nights. We were impressed with the location, and the 1 bedroom unit that we booked. The unit was spacious, lovely and clean, had a nice big balcony, a well equipped kitchen, free wi-fi, a lovely big spa bath and a washing machine and dryer. It had a good sound system too and a nespresso type coffee machine. Our room had views over the pools and out over to the ocean and it was very quiet at night. There are lots of restaurants, cafes and shops just near the resort and also great walks north along the coast. Checkin was was 2.00 p.m but we received an SMS about 1.00 pm to say that our room was ready and that we were welcome to check in, which we thought was a nice touch, good customer service. Also the late 11.00 am check out was appreciated as well. So overall it was a really nice place to relax for the weekend, and we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Moira M
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a well thought out and positive review. It's really appreciated. We look forward to seeing you back next time. Regards, Bill.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

On arrival staff at reception were friendly, our room was ready straight away. Room was very modern and spacious for a 1 bedroom, clean and well equipped, our room was in the centre of the back building, we had a view of the pools and the ocean which was great. Bathroom was nice with a large spa bath. Bed was super comfy, did not have one bad nights sleep. Pools were good, 2pools a spa and a jacuzzi, lots of sun lounges around to lay in the sun or the shade. Great position close to lots of shops and restaurants. Over all great accommodation would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit caloundra!

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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Rumba Resort, much appreciated. You're our 150th review in only 3 years and our 96th "Excellent" rating. Thank you and hope to see you again soon. Bill.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Don't expect to sleep if you're staying in the ocean view rooms over or near the vehicle loading zone. Every damn morning the delivery vehicles park and leave their refrigeration motors running. How it takes them up to 45 minutes to drop off goods is beyond me, starting before 6am most mornings. The Dairys Farmers truck was especially annoying. You'd think management could reduce this issue by requesting the motors be turned off on delivery or park on the other side of the resort.

This is one place I won't be staying at again or recommending to my colleagues. Just far too noisy.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
6  Thank Lance F
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

It is with great concern that I read your review. Sir, if only this was something within our control. I guess anywhere with a selection of restaurants and cafes on a beachfront esplanade will have deliveries. I hope everything else was to your sasifaction and next time if you do choose to return, contact me and I'll ensure you get the quietest part of our resort.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Booked a two bedroom ocean view for a recent visit to Caloundra and it was everything we hoped for. Would love to go back. Room was exceptionally clean with great facilities. Only downside I can think of is that the pool bar wasnt open very much but think that is because it is not run by the hotel. Staff were great and very friendly offered free parking to our friends who visited and nothing appeared to be a problem. Loved the coffee machine and the kitchen was really well equipped, beds and views. Oh and the teenage kids loved the free internet. Well done Rumba Resort will recommend to all our friends - have done so already!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank toby1knobe
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

Thank you for a great review, and sorry for the bar not being open. This is a seperate business to the hotel and we have no say on opening hours. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit otherwise and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Bill.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Definatly worth staying at.
The rooms were awesome, nespresso machine, ensuite with jacuzzi, kitchenette had all utensils and equipment. Very modern apartment.
The location was perfect and close to great restaurants and shops
5 stars all the way!

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Thank Brynkats
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

What a great review, thank you. Short and sweet and no doubt will be helpful for other travellers. Much appreciated. Bill.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We booked a one bedroom apartment for a romantic getaway & had a lovely time! The only downside was that our view wasn't very spectacular & because it was school holidays at the time, it was quite loud (unless we closed the sliding door) because the pool is in the middle of the resort. Other than that the room was amazing & came with all the fittings, service was excellent front desk was very helpful & where it is situated is perfect with Bulcock beach almost at your doorstep along with the restaurants & shops. We also did the bicycle hire & had a wonderful time!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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William D, General Manager at Rumba Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It has been a busy time over the school holidays so we take on board your comments. Hopefully you'll come back in a quieter time with our Romance and Pamper Package. Just some subtle up selling from my end!!!. Thanks again, Bill.

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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Spa Hotel in Caloundra
Price Range: $149 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Rumba Beach Hotel Caloundra
Rumba Beach Resort Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Australia

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