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“Don't waste your money - poor menu choices”

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Golden Beach Tavern
Ranked #1 of 4 Caloundra B&B and Inns
Caloundra, Australia
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28 reviews
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“Don't waste your money - poor menu choices”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have dined here on several occasions since their redevelopment and were initially very impressed, however, meals and standards have declined continuously. Very limited menu choices and steak was so tough that my gums ached. Pizzas have very sparse toppings, tasteless and sometimes undercooked. Complaints to the staff are met with "our apologies, we will convey your comments to the Chef". Either Chef doesn't hear or he doesn't care. Wanting to support the venue I spoke to Duty Manager after one appalling meal, very apologetic and told that once the menu was changed I would be given a voucher for two to try the new menu. After 5 weeks of no further communication I called, spoke with another Duty Manager then nothing again. Finally spoke with the new Manager who said he would follow up and contact me. True to his word he did, however the voucher for 2 became an entree for one in the restaurant. Not good enough, a virtual slap in the face. This establishment looks amazing and they have done wonders with the renovations, however, in this instance don't judge a book by it's cover ... the food needs to improve immensely before we waste any more money here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

No Chairs in the room otherwise a nice motel. No onsite manager. No extra blankets. Had to go to the pub for the key. No taking of credit card of address. We could have been anybody taking a room. The swearing from the pub could be heard all over the motel. Nowhere to leave the key on departure except in the room.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Golden Beach Tavern
Address: 32 Bowman Rd, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Beach Tavern 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the western end of Caloundra's retail precinct, the Golden Beach Tavern and Caloundra Motel features a range of renovated rooms in a quiet yet convenient location. There is a luxurious in-ground swimming pool, pool chairs and Bali bungalows where you can escape the hustle and bustle and relax with that perfect book. Only a 5 minute walk away from the idyllic Golden Beach, guests can soak up the sun and enjoy all that Caloundra has to offer. ... more   less 
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