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Cerulean Apartments
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful apartment, fantastic location, stunning views”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our stay was unfortunately only brief but we will definitely be back! The views from the 2 bedroom apartment (no 5) were stunning, the apartment itself was very well presented and the location was fantastic. A wonderful escape from the hectic routine of daily life.

  • Stayed January 2013
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vickicaloundra, Manager at Cerulean Apartments, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the apartment, look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

My two daughters and I, along with my friend and her daughter, stayed in unit 13 at Cerulean Apartments in Caloundra. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment had everything we could ask for - but would have been even better if we didn't have to overlook the single storey house in front of us - however, this was not a big issue. If an uninterrupted view is what you are after, you can book unit 15 which is on the next level up via an extra 30 odd stairs. This was the only other down side to this apartment - walking up the 13 odd stairs with our luggage.We had a lock up garage which was underneath our apartment.
The location, however, was excellent with the inlet (Bulcock Beach) directly across the road and Kings Beach (surf beach) a 5 minute walk away via the boardwalk. There were restaurants along The Esplanade 2 minutes away and then many more further down the road. The main street of Caloundra was at maximum 5 minutes walk from the Leeding Terrace entrance to the apartments, where we found many places to eat and shop.
After consultation from Vicky, the most hospitable owner, we visited the Sunday Markets in Bulcock Street, had a lovely dinner at "Indiyum" in Minchinton Street (around the corner), had a delightful breakfast at "Crumbz" in the Centrepoint Arcade and steered clear of the "Centrepoint" Buffet.
Most of the restaurants - and hotels(CBX) - in Caloundra offer $10 lunches - we ate at "Hog's Breath Cafe" on one occassion. The chicken burgers and beef wraps were both very tasty.
The Caloundra RSL in West Terrace had good food in the Viva restaurant, whilst we visited CBX hotel in Bulcock on Tuesday night where the food was also good and the second meal was $5. The best restaurant we visited though was the "Blue Orchid" where the waitress was very helpful with menu suggestions and the food was just beautiful. This Thai restaurant in Bulcock Street was very popular and therefore make sure you ring/book before you go - it is upstairs and not very big.
We went on a day trip to Noosa, shopped in the Sunshine Plaza at Maroochydore and browsed the shops along the Esplanade in Mooloolaba. We also went on a Seafood Lunch cruise with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba cruising the canals and eating freshly prepared calamari & fish.We even drove down 1&3/4hrs south of Brisbane to Dreamworld for the teenagers and Tamborine Mountain for us mums.
We would highly recommend Cerulean Apartments as a great place to stay in Caloundra.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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vickicaloundra, Manager at Cerulean Apartments, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you ever so much to going to the trouble of writing such an informed review. We are so glad you responded to your stay and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is a shame about the three bedroom apartments not having a lift as the two bedrooms do along with the rooftop apartments which are still two bedroom. It would be lovely to have you stay again and maybe stay in unit 15 right up the top. The house in front is a shame but as you said it doesn't impede the view but we are very happy to have that house instead of a large building which was going to be the case a few years ago.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Just love Caloundra and decided to try these apartments on recommendation. Don't get me wrong, our apartment was great with amazing views, was very clean and felt like a real home from home. However we found the staff to be absent a lot of the time (Reception was often closed or no-one was there) and on one occasion when they were there, the staff were just plain rude, especially with our family who visited us during our stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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vickicaloundra, Manager at Cerulean Apartments, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
I am sorry to hear your comments re our office being unattended and being rude. I do not recall your visit but we do go out of our way when it comes to being there for our guests. When the office is closed if we need to go out at anytime re appointments which is not very often we have a phone for guests to pick up in reception or a phone in each apartment which you dial 9 this will straight away get us if we are out at the time. People often get confused with self accommodation and hotel accommodation we are self accommodation but are always there if people have anything that needs addressing.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

what can we say location, location,location. Everything is central we spent a week there and it was great our daughter loved the pool and beach and talking to peter ,when we got there we were welcomed with a smile from vicki .Both peter and vicki made us feel right at home looking forward to 2013 if its not booked out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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vickicaloundra, Manager at Cerulean Apartments, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
It is always nice to hear that our Guests have enjoyed their holiday at Cerulean. We love to meet new families with their children. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, see you next time. Vicki and Peter
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed at the Cerulean Apartments for a week in July (Australian winter) in a second floor unit.
Welcome was friendly and helpful without ever being instrusive. We felt comfortable throughout.
The unit was fully stocked with all expected amenities which were in good order.
Unfortunately, it was too breezy to fully enjoy sitting out on the balcony, the large glass windows in the lounge negated this as an issue. The view really is spectatular.
The fixtures n the lounge were immaculate, although slightly dated in the bathrooms.
As a family with young children, this was a great choice at a very reasonable price.
Caloundra is centrally located for all Sunshine Coast, hinterland & Australia Zoo attractions. Recommended

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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vickicaloundra, Manager at Cerulean Apartments, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us we make it one of our priorities that are guests are comfortable and relaxed. It's a pity you are not here today the day is amazing and yes you could sit and enjoy a drink on the balcony. We are very fortunate on days that aren't as nice as you said you can still enjoy the fantastic view from inside of the apartment. We are currently encouraging our owners to replace tap ware in the bathrooms as they are still very modern with a large spa bath . Thank you for your honest review. Hope to see you again. Peter & Vicki
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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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.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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vickicaloundra, Manager at Cerulean Apartments, responded to this review, 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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Brisbane
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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!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: 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 51 Specialty Lodging in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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