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Cerulean Apartments
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Cerulean apartments exceeded our expectations and we plan to return there. Having holidayed at many nice places in Caloundra and further north over the years, including two much newer and more expensive places very close by, I have to say that our recent week long stay in a fourth floor two bedroom apartment fronting the Bulcock Beach esplanade was wonderful. Managers, Peter and Vicki, were always helpful but not intrusive and every morning during our stay we rose to find the local newspaper at the front door of the apartment. OK, the complex did not have a gym, or pool heated enough for us Queenslanders to swim in during our typical mild winter weather, but the apartment did have a spa bath and was clean, spacious and well appointed in every sense, with stunning close up views of the northern end of Bribie Island, the Pumicestone Passage and the Glasshouse mountains, access to a great choice of cafes and eateries within a few minutes walk and one of the best coastal boardwalks we know directly across the road. I have no hesitation in recommending it.

Room Tip: Apartments on the south western side get the afternoon winter sun and best views to the Glasshouse m...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Ross S
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vickicaloundra, Manager at Cerulean Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

It is so nice to receive such positive response. Peter & myself take pride in Cerulean and try and ensure our wonderful guests have a relaxing stay. Our pool is heated to 28 degrees but I agree with the pool comment. I find that Queenslander's that live north are a little shy swimming in Winter. Our pool does get used in Winter but I find the people that do use it are usually from out West of Queensland, interstate or overseas. Please come back in our Summer months to enjoy our pool and once again thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We don't know where to start - all the previous reviews bar one basically say it all - we highly agree with them. We have been holidaying on the coast nearly our entire lives and have to admit this is one of the best places we have stayed. We have been back year after year. Other reviews have failed to mention the fishing on the pier within view from the balcony. The kids have a ball - one day we will snag that big one! For those more energetic (we ride bicycles), the walking/bike riding tracks are great. You could nearly ride the entire coast if you liked. There are canoes/boats available for hire only 5 minutes drive away which we also enjoy doing. Having the surf lifesavers patrolling the beach opposite is a great bonus also. There is nothing else left to say but to make sure everyone leaves some weeks free for us to enjoy!

Room Tip: All views are fantastic no matter which level or side.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

Excellent Customer Service, by Vicki the On-Site manager, Her attitude, politeness & understanding of a situation we were in with a totally different resort booking, ( NOT involving them), was fabulous. Vicki went out of her way in placing the four of us in a fabulous 3bedroom 2 bathroom apartment their that had everyone raving. All the mod cons, great views of Palmerston Passage, coffee shops & restaurants right beside. Lovely huge wide balcony & sea breezes. Amazed at all the extras in kitchen for cooking. Great place to stay! Highly recommended by all four of us fifty somethings! Thanks.

Room Tip: Always get a room with a large balcony & sea views
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank kaz O
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

Queensland Beautiful one day Fantastic the next and to book into these beach front apartments was just heaven. Walking distance to verywhere we didnt even need a vehicle. Restaurant precinct next door and the main street quaint shooping area one block away, it was a real viaage atmosphere and really one you should expereince. Warm and helpful describes th weather and the people of this seaside village and we loved it . The manages were welcoming and very professional with nothing any trouble. The pool was warm and heated and just in a beautful nook for the sunshine . The pub was great with cold beers and views of the beach. I suggest go there and see for your self Soon.

Room Tip: Go for the 2 bedroon apartments at the front
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

In January this year my wife, son and I stayed once again at the Cerulean Apartments in Caloundra, the first time was in 2009. The apartments are very tastefully set out, they all have views that stretch from the ocean on the left to the Glass House Mountains on the right. The apartments are all self contained, but with all the restuarants around it is very tempting to eat out for ALL meals!
Vicki and Peter, the managers, are one of the nicest, friendliest and open couples we have ever come across in all of our travels both in Australia and overseas. We will continue to go back to Cerulean in the future.
Eric & Heather
PS. For someone to complain about lack of service in SELF CONTAINED APARTMENTS needs to dig deeper into their pockets and go and stay in a five star hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank EricandHeather11
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Reviewed August 30, 2010

Just returned from Caloundra and have read a review on Cerulean written some time ago - not too sure what that was about. The review complained of lack of service! Vicki & Peter who manage Cerulean are the best managers of holiday apartments I have ever come across. They run a lovely block of apartments across from the beach, around the corner from every type of restaurant you could ever want with wonderful views of the ocean and glass top mountains. The apartment was fitted with everything you could possibly want / require and was spotless. Nothing dated about the apartment we stayed in.

It is an apartment block and not a hotel - maybe that was the probem with the earlier review. Why would you need to have someone there 24/7 (during which I think you would find these managers are available).

The pool area is very relaxing if the beach isn't your thing - or you just want to sit around and relax!

Should you really require any information/assistance, both Peter and Vicki were extremely helpful and happy to ensure your stay and holiday was well run. I noticed them dealing with various ages and all people were happy and comfortable. Some of the people staying go back regularly- that in itself is a high recommendation.

I will definitely be going back there and will most definitely be recommending to everyone.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2010

With a very active 5 year old in tow we couldn't have picked a better place to stay - Beach straight across the road, boardwalk around to Kings Beach, cafes next door and plenty in the main street we didn't hop back in our car until it was time to leave. Resident Managers were so helpful in every aspect - we couldn't fault them especially with our little boy who is very friendly and loves a chat! We will definitely go back and have already recommended to many of friends.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Cerulean Apartments

Address: 30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Caloundra
Price Range: $120 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cerulean Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cerulean Holiday Apartments is located on The Esplanade at Bulcock Beach Caloundra. One, two & three bedroom fully self contained apartments all with full size kitchens with dishwashers, Fridge, hot plates, oven and microwaves. Flat screen TVs in lounge and main bedrooms, CD players & stereos. All apartments have two bathroom.s Lower level 2 bedroom apartments & all 3 bedroom apartments have shower over spa bath in main bathroom. Upper level 2 bedroom apartments have 2 large walk in showers All have magnificent water views opposite patrolled Bulcock Beach. Short walking distance to Restaurants, shops and cafes. All apartments have large balconies to take in our wonderful views with the exception of the Roof Top apartments alternatively they have internal stairs leading up to your exclusive private rooftop which has BBQ facilities, sun lounges, outdoor setting, and lounge. Secure parking with lift access to the two bedroom apartments. Our three bedroom apartments which is a separate building in the same complex has stair access only along with secured parking. Enjoy our heated pool and BBQ facilities. On site Mangers to ensure you have a great stay and assist you with any of your tour bookings. Bus terminal is only a short walk. ... more   less 
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