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Plantation Resort at Rainbow
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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
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“Clean, comfortable & well appointed”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom (but only using main bedroom) terrace apartment at Plantation at Rainbow Beach in October 2012.
The apartment was large and clean and very well appointed with all necessary kitchen appliances and equipment needed to be self-sufficient. (As there are only a few restaurants and eateries in Rainbow Beach, this is virtually a requirement!).
Although we used the terrace a couple of times, the view from the beach facing, second floor units is great.
Plantation is very conveniently located close to shops and the beach.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had a 7 days stay at Rainbow Beach and I must say that our 3 bed unit was a great base to explore this corner of the world. We had a ground floor unit which still had some ocean views but we were all impressed by the layout of the unit with the masterbed / ensuite and walk in robe having a wow factor, the open plan of the living, dining and kitchen meant you could be in the kitchen and still see the views.
The only thing was on this level people walking past could wave to you from the footpath so in the evenning the blinds had to be drawn.
Nb even in the school holidays when we stayed Rainbow beach is not as busy as some other beachside resorts it is a very small town so you don't have huge crowds of people
From here we drove on the beach to explore to coloured sands and the unspoiled beaches down the Doule Island Point and were lucky to see the Humpback whales playing in the waters of the point. Another day we did a trip to nearby Tin Can Bay so the kids could hand feed the Dolphins that turn every moring around 7 to 8 am
Fraser Island Barge is also is also only about 10Km away from Rainbow beach and well worth the trip either as a tour or as a self drive if you have the right 4Wd and experience in driving on sand tracks
So apart from having a great place to stay this is lots to do

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed here in March 2012, the weather was lovely. Libby at reception was fantastic, she booked our favourite restaurant for dinner and even told the chef we wanted a Bouillabaisse ahead of time! The pool is just gorgeous and the room was large and very clean. I wouldn't hesitate staying here again - the views are to die for.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

I stayed here with my partner for two nights a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the nicest places I have stayed to date!
The room was immaculate, bathroom was gorgeous! A really nice place to unwind and relax!
The staff were so friendly and willing to help out whenever needed, the pub is right next door and has been renovated - really nice food for the price! Also, I highly recommend the little italian restaurant down the alley way next to the pub, so yum!

I think my partner and I will only stay here from now on when we holiday we were that happy with it!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Room Tip: We had the first floor, on the corner, so we still had ocean views but that wasn't neccisary as...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We had 2 nights in a 2 bed unit with another couple. We were all very impressed by the unit and associated hotel. Beautifully decorated and fitted out, with quality fittings eg the kitchen. I also liked the touches like the games and DVD library. I think this will be my first choice whenever we goback to RB

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We've just returned from a long weekend at Plantation Resort at Rainbow Beach and this resort is the best there is. The rooms are spacious, clean and beautifully appointed. We had a two bedroom two bathroom apartment on the second floor, friends had a ground floor three bedroom two bathroom apartment - both were lovely. Rainbow Beach is a safe patrolled beach and the area has plenty of eateries, all within walking distance of the apartments. There is plenty to keep you occupied at Rainbow or within a short drive. We had two teenage girls with us and they loved the place.

We would highly recommend this resort and the area.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Prior to this trip we had never stayed in Rainbow Beach. I only knew of its existence from driving through when camping at Double Island Pt and Fraser years ago. It's a beautiful, quiet little town and the Plantation is situated just across a (quiet) road on the beach. Unless you get a rooftop terrace room, you won't have unimpeded views of the beach, but with the beach so close it's really unnecessary unless you're into not going to the actual beach itself and just sitting on your balcony...

The rooms themselves are very spacious, for a one bedroom like what we rented, it is simply the three bedroom unit with two bedrooms and a bathroom locked off. The kitchen is very modern and well fitted out, though with the many different places to eat nearby you may not need to use it!! (Highly recommend the woodfired pizza's at Arco Baleno just next door. A-MAZING)

The bedroom and ensuite are stunning, the only letdown (as pointed out by others) is the distinct lack of a King Size bed. The room is certainly big enough for one, but it is strange looking out from the very grand marble ensuite to a queen size bed. The toilet in the ensuite is also a bit strange, featuring an un-frosted, clear glass door.

The living areas of the apartment are very large, modern areas in keeping with the rest of the place. Another let down is the very small two burner BBQ on the balcony - it works well, but I wouldn't want to be cooking on it for more than two people! That said, there are BBQ facilities in the park across the road and in the pool are in the complex itself. The pool is nice, if not a bit small and is accompanied by a good size spa.

We didn't have any issues with street noise or noise from the adjacent Hotel, though we did stay mid-week. If you can, ask for a water-front apartment as they are the furthest from the Hotel if you are concerned about noise.

Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Plantation Resort at Rainbow
Address: 1 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Rainbow Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Rainbow Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Plantation Resort at Rainbow 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Think Luxury.... Think the Plantation Resort at Rainbow. The perfect place to unwind and relax – the Plantation Resort at Rainbow is a boutique resort making us the perfect destination for a holiday or business conference. Luxuriously furnished apartments, fully self contained – choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments all with balcony and terrace apartments with rooftop bbq area. ... more   less 
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