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Plantation Resort at Rainbow
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Our family of 5 booked a long weekend away with another family, it was their second visit and based on their recommendation, our first. We loved it!

Our apartments were on the ground floor, ne t to each other, great with kids, we would walk up from the beach, wash them off at the outdoor shower, walk them to the front of our place, to disrobe them privately and then into the bath at the master bathroom.

The master suit was lovely.

Bbq's were great, (watch the smoke detectors they're sensitive) the butcher across the road was fab, and the local produce was great too.

We had a pub meal, there was a lack of high chairs and high level of disinterest from any of the staff to assist us, so I had to make our own make shift chairs for the kids, the meals were lovely.

The 3 bedroom floor plan was fantastic, the fit and finish was terrific and above all it was clean!!

Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be working there which I think makes a big difference.

Watch the four well drives whilst crossing the road at the beach, 99% of them are great and do the right thing, but there is a fool in every lot and they are there too!

We'll be back , and have already booked our return trip. Was a wonderful place and we had our great friends to share it with, thank goodness they found it !!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We've just returned from three nights at the Plantation Resort. From the moment we arrived, everything exceeded our expectations! Simone at reception was so friendly and helpful and our room was magnificent. I had taken the advice of previous reviewers and asked for a room with an ocean view away from the pub. We had a beautiful view through the trees and our room was huge - it was actually a three bedroom three bathroom with the third bedroom locked off.

The room fittings were beautiful, the bathrooms were fit for a king and the layout was spacious and tastefully decorated. Our 7 year old called it our beach mansion!

The resorts pool and spa were gorgeous, DVDs and games were available to hire from reception and the ice cream shop beside reception was a hit with both young and old!!

We are already planning our return next year. This is definitely the perfect place for a relaxed beach holiday!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank z3nbaba
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed here in September 2012, originally booked for 3 nights on a wotif deal but then stayed a further 2 nights. We loved this place, we stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which is fully self contained with everything you need. There was a lovely pool and spa with the beach right across the road. The whole place was relaxing and the staff were very friendly. They provided us with a map and told us nice places to go while we were there. The price we paid for the room was good because we booked last minute but I think peak season prices are very expensive as expected. Would return here. Just a tip, the beach has vehicle access but we didn't have a 4wd. next time we come back will be with a 4wd.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shmogee
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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.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Windyhill2000
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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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Thank Michael S
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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.

Room Tip: Ocean view
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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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...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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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: $178 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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