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“Good option for families”
Review of Raffles Mooloolaba

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Raffles Mooloolaba
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here in a two-bedroom sea view apartment on 5th floor...pull-out sofa bed in lounge for third child, two single beds in 2nd bedroom for two other kids. Tidy, fairly compact but fully functional apartment-style accommodation, well located near the beach at one end of the main cafe/restaurant/bar drag. Big bonus for those travelling with a family is supermarket straight across the road, along with a bottle store and a Pub/Bistro that does pretty good food for those nights when the kids are tired and you either haven't made a restaurant booking or don't feel like cooking. Small pool/spa. Would happily rebook here - good family accommodation that is quite reasonable for the price.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Darren G
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Hi Darren

Firstly my apologies for my delay in responding to your review.

Many thanks for taking the time to post feedback of your stay at Raffles.

I'm pleased that you found your two bedroom ocean view apartment to be functional and suitable for your family of five.

I agree, that being across the street from Coles supermarket, bakery, bottle store, newsagent, chemist and café/restaurant is a real bonus.

We would love to welcome you back again.

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Bob James
Resident Manager

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Your stays starts with a lovely greeting from Bob the hotel manager, he is very helpful and makes you feel welcome. The apartment is clean, well equipped, spacious and loved the spa in the ensuite. The location is fabulous, easy walk to the beach, shops, restaurants and there is a supermarket across the road, put the car in the garage and walk everywhere. There is some street noise however if you close the doors you cant hear any of it, besides your on holidays relax and enjoy. The pool is the perfect temperature and the spa is great. Cant wait to come and stay again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Charmaine G
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Hi Charmaine

Many thanks for taking the time to give Trip Advisor visitors and us a review of your experience at Raffles. I'm so pleased that the apartment was to your liking, enabling you to relax and enjoy your holiday. We are spoilt for locality and our permanently heated pool and outdoor spa are popular to all of our guests. I look forward to your return visit.
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

The highlight is the ensuite spa bath and that is about all. Apartments are not too spacious, although clean, and lack adequate furniture. No clothes line pegs nor vacuum cleaner which have to be requested. Located close to food and beach but too noisy at night with traffic and drinkers going on until 2am on weekend. Not a unit for people looking for quiet nights. Also internet only available for very limited time so advertising on website with "free wifi" isn't true. The pool isn't too large and lighting at night isn't good around the pool for late night swim. No fitness room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank 67Poppy
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Hi 67Poppy

I'm sorry that the only highlight of your stay with us was the ensuite spa bath and the apartment's cleanliness and I'm surprised that you found the apartment lacked adequate furniture when every one of our fully self contained two bedroom apartments has a standard dining table and 6 dining chairs, a lounge suite plus 2 lounge chairs, TV and bedside cabinets etc, etc.

I do apologise for our oversight in not noticing the missing pegs which were replenished immediately following your complaint.

Our free Wi-Fi is available 24/7 and our pool hours are 8.00 am to 8.00 pm as per the notice.

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Bob James
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Recently stayed at Raffles for two weeks. The location was great, plenty of restaurants and bars close by and there is a supermarket right across the street. The apartment was clean, tidy and the staff were friendly and efficient! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Raffles. We would love to come back and stay again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Hi bighair9

Firstly my apologies for the oversight in not replying to your review earlier.

Many thanks for your comments and we hope to see you back again soon.

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Bob James
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The hotel is in a terrific location, close to the beach, shops and restaurants, and our apartment was spacious, clean and tidy. We were located, however on the ground floor right next to the entry of the building and the lift, so we experienced a high amount of noise and door banging. We were not able to sleep until all other occupants in the building had come back to the hotel and retired to their rooms. Our family member who stayed in the second bedroom was also woken very early (approx 6.30am) every morning from sweeping, mopping and banging by staff adjacent to the bedroom. This hotel could be improved by the fitting of doors or door closures that do not bang loudly and by staff members cleaning at a later time.

Room Tip: Do not stay on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Pol T
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Hi Pol T

My apologies for the very late response to your review.

Many thanks for your comments and for bringing to my attention the noise issues that you experienced.

I have since softened the closing of the front entrance door and being the one responsible for the early morning cleaning, I have taken on board your suggestions.

Unfortunately there is not a lot that I can do about the noises from the other guests.

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Bob James
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed two nights, our apartment was more than I expected, it was neat, clean and very comfortable, décor was modern. The spa was wonderful, views were great.
The thing that most impressed me was we were going to arrive later than expected and to receive a call from the lady in the office to ask if we had received a late code to retrieve our room key from the secure box.
Close to restaurants, a beautiful beach to walk along, shops nearby. Bob in the office was friendly and helpful. Would I book again...Yes!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rhonda m
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Hi Rhonda

Many thanks for giving us feedback on your stay. We truly welcome and appreciate comments from all of our guests.

I'm pleased to learn that we exceeded your accommodation expectations and service. Our primary goal is to provide a clean and comfortable apartment for our guests to enjoy and relax in.

I look forward to your return visit.

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Bob James
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed 7 nights and it was fantastic. Apartment was exactly what we needed for a family of four. Décor was great in our apartment (room 401) - but that isn't our focus with two toddlers (3yo and nearly 2yo). Kid safe balcony. Huge shower that both kids enjoyed being in together. Spa bath was great too.

Bob the resident manager was very friendly and helpful - couldn't have asked for better. Kids didn't have a problem sleeping during the day or night - we had asked for a quiet room. Pool was a perfect temperature and the pool toys - noodles, buckets, watering cans were much appreciated.

We borrowed a portacot for the stay which was great ($35) and a highchair ($15) and large beach towels ($5 each). We really enjoyed having the free wifi for our stay which I understand comes with every room now. Also enjoyed free local calls.

Apartment is only serviced mid point of an 8 day or more stay. That suited us well not having to worry about cleaners coming in while the kids were trying to day sleep plus it didn't need it.

Coles across the road plus bakery, bottle shop etc is brilliant. We enjoyed a very kid-friendly meal at Karma Waters (2min walk) - best kids meals I have ever seen. We also enjoyed the service of Bo-Peeps babysitters(see their website) who were great to give us a kid-free dinner.

Things I wished I had bought with us as we have a very hands on exploring toddler - a suction kid lock for the fridge which he could easily open and one for the pantry which had all the breakable stuff in it. Also even though he can walk well I would have bought a stroller as the road is very busy outside the apartment and although everything is in walking distance it would have been so much easier putting him in a stroller for the busy road parts.

We really enjoyed the Australia Zoo - caught their $5 return bus(under 3 free) and the Underwater World - walking distance.

We had the kids grandparents with us and we booked them at the Mantra which is directly across the road. That was an excellent choice as the room was great. Also we used the excellent two pool facilities they had across there - one indoor. Recommend Mantra for a hotel/2 person stay. Hope that helps!

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room - away from the main street
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank janeandlogan
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Witnessed, Manager at Raffles Mooloolaba, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Hi Jane and Logan

Many thanks for posting a review of your stay at Raffles and of some of the local highlights you enjoyed. It is very heartening to learn that you and your young family were thoroughly satisfied with your apartment, one of our standard two bedroom two bathroom double spa bath apartments, and thank you for your compliments on the decor.

The heated pool is definitely an attraction during the cooler months.

As you mentioned our recently introduced complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all apartments.

Raffles' excellent locality features predominantly in the feedback we receive from our guests.

Thanks again and maybe your future travels will see you return to Mooloolaba.

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Bob James
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Address: 65-69 First Ave, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Mooloolaba
Price Range: $115 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Raffles Mooloolaba 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RAFFLES MOOLOOLABA,a 4 star intimate Mooloolaba resort, is just a short stroll to all that idyllic Mooloolaba has to offer.Raffles Mooloolaba comprises 30 modern and inviting fully self contained spacious and comfortable one or two bedroom Sunshine Coast holiday accommodation apartments. Every holiday apartment offers a double corner spa bath ensuite to the master bedroom for that extra bit of relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of absorbing the attractions of Mooloolaba..Choose from a ground floor apartment with its own private and secure courtyard, a deluxe apartment with either garden or partial ocean views, ocean view apartment or an ocean view rooftop apartment with its own private rooftop with BBQ and outdoor furniture setting.(List features)Relax in private on your own east to north facing balcony or enjoy our resort facilities - heated pool, spa, BBQ entertainment area, lift, free parking and tour desk.Walk across the street to the supermarket, 80m to the closest restaurant, 200m to the local bus stop, 150m to the nearest beach, 500m to the Surf Club and Underwater World, or take a 5 minute drive to the coast's largest shopping and movie complex or a 30 minute drive to Australia Zoo.RAFFLES MOOLOOLABA is the ideal base for your Mooloolaba accommodation and Sunshine Coast adventure ... more   less 
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