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Cilento
Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Mooloolaba
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
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“longing to return”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

My family (2 small girls, my husband and I) stayed a few nights at Cilento in January in a unit specially fitted out to accomodate wheelchair bound guests. We were fortunate that it was available in the predictably heavily-booked centre of Mooloolaba and we were more than satisfied with all aspects of the unit. The reduced price was certainly an added bonus, and although we didn’t have a jacuzzi in the unit, the open-air spa at the pool is only one level down and we used that daily! The unit itself was light, airy and spacious. The Japanese-style sliding door/walls separting the girls' room from the lounge room could literally be opened right up to give a larger living area if so desired, or closed when it was time for bed for the little ones. The living area itself opens onto a large balcony with a table and chairs and it catches the full morning sun. GIven that we had great weather when we we there, every morning started with a surf, a trip to the bakery and then breakfast on the deck. We were very happy there– the wardrobes are generously proportioned and there was plenty of space for our "holiday necessities" in the hall cupboards as well as for our toiletries in the bathroom. Small thoughtful touches like the picnic basket (we used in for picnics in the park) and the extra plastic plates and cups (perfect for small hands which sometimes drop things) as well as the extremely well-appointed kitchen made our stay trouble-free. One final comment, we were so grateful for the block out curtains in the bedrooms. After our action-packed days it was so relaxing to be able to pull them closed, turn on the air conditioning and have a good night's sleep. We just hope that unit is available next time we visit the Sunshine Coast!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Blackwater, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Very spacious & modern apartment. We stayed in a 3 Bedroom apartment on th 9th floor which was reasonably priced. Although your not right on the beach front I believe the Cilento is the next best location. The unit was tidy & above all within walking distance to everything. The managers are very polite & professional. When we arrived our group originally had 2 x 2 Bedroom apartments booked but on arrival we requested a 3 bedroom which they had available & they gave us the keys to both apartments (2 Bdm & 3 Bdm) & let us have a look & choose. I would go back to the Cilento at any time. The views we had were hinterland, Mooloolah river in the distance & some ocean views.
*****Keep up the good work Cilento*****

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Bryan F, Front Office Manager at Cilento, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us - even though we are not on The Esplanade, we are very close to everything. Hopefully you can stay longer next time,
Janet.
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Will edit once stay is complete! Though definitely not 4.5 stars!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment with a family of 4. The room was clean, large and well furnished. Our overall stay of two nights gave us everything we needed within great distance of restaurants, beach, attactions and convienience stores. The facilities at the resort were in good working order. The pool and spa were clean and maintained, the pool was heated. The staff were helpful and very friendly. Definitely would recommend an ocean view room, some other rooms would only offer other resort/ street views, because of the overall position of the building. The 3 bedroom apartment had 2 very large balconies and the view included hinterland and some canal as well, plus the ocean. This apartment was on the 8th floor. All bedrooms had bathrooms and the master had a 2 person spa bath. The resort has great security. Would stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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brisbane
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

We have stayed at Cilento before and had been reasonably happy with the standard of rooms but this last bad experience means that we won't be staying again.The 2 bedroom apartment was booked online and we chose the no spa option. We were given a disabled unit on level 2 which was dark, dingy, had no bathroom cabinet and no proper walls in the 2nd bedroom. It was right outside the liftwell so was noisy with lights on all night and had no privacy.When I complained to the receptionist about the type of unit we were given she said "no spa" means it will be an "accessible" unit! I pointed out that the website did not state this curious definition and she just said it wasn't her responsibility. I asked her to contact the manager so I could speak to him but as I still have not heard from him, I assume he was too cowardly to do his job...

Room Tip: Ring first to ensure you have a room on an upper floor that is away from the lift.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Bryan F, Front Office Manager at Cilento, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
I am sorry your unit did not have water views - as one lady said "What a shame they built those buildings in front of Cilento". Thank you for saying that the units were very clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed your breakfasts. Janet.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We went away to Mooloolaba for 3 days and two nights with a group of people. The apartment that we stayed in was only one street back from the beach. It was modern, spacious and clean. It was also within walking distance of the shops, restaurants, the beach and other facilities. I would stay there again. There is a full kitchen so you can bring your own food and prepare your own meals if you are on a budget or if it is easier with a famiy. The pool is a bit small but nice. Our room had a spa in the main bedroom and it was quite good, can fit two people. Overall would go back, and would take the family next time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Bryan F, Manager at Cilento, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
We are very happy you enjoyed your time at Cilento, Mooloolaba.
It would be our pleasure to welcome your family for future holidays.
Janet.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Thanks again for all of your help and assistance to us while we were with you – from listening to our woes after arriving late at Cilento, to giving us free use of the extra bedroom and bathroom that made us feel more like being at home, and then continuing assistance with hints and directions as to where to go. We were very grateful for all of this and more, which made our stay all the more enjoyable.

We certainly enjoyed Mooloolaba and were very impressed with the many features and facilities which it has to offer. We thought the Esplanade with its overall design, landscaping, roads and pathways, seating areas, lawn and beach areas were all superb and quite magnificent. They all provided great access for visitors to the beaches, apartments, restaurants and cafes.

Plus everyone seemed to have a “being on holiday” style about them, everyone was so relaxed, friendly and helpful, it reflected so well on Mooloolaba and Australians in general. Also the cleanliness of everybody was amazing and we saw so many people walk a distance to put their litter in the bins provided. This clearly showed their pride in the resort, and in Australia that your country is famous for.

And we thought the Surf Club which is famous for its meals was an attraction on its own, especially for the special deal that they offered to seniors every night.

We hope we might be able to get back again some day.

Kind regards to you and your husband.

Room Tip: Book direct - great managers
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bryan F, Manager at Cilento, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
It was our pleasure to look after you during your holiday at Cilento. I am sure the Surf Club and the Mooloolaba Tourism staff are thrilled with your review.
Janet.
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Property: Cilento
Address: 19 First Ave, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Mooloolaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cilento 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cilento is a luxurious property centrally located in Mooloolaba only 100 metres from the beach and 50 metres to the shops, cafes and restaurants. All apartments feature fully air-conditioned, luxurious open plan living areas complete with gourmet kitchen, state of the art appliances and large balconies on which to relax. Take advantage of all the facilities this fantastic property has to offer, enjoy an energetic or leisurely swim in the lap pool, or kick back in the spa all whilst holidaying at Cilento, The Sunshine Coast's best kept secret. ... more   less 
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