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Plantation Resort at Rainbow

1 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581 Australia
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Diving
Books, DVDs, music for children
Shuttle bus service
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
Taxi service
Spa
Massage
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Seating area
Separate dining area
Iron
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English

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1 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581 Australia
Plantation Resort at Rainbow
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islandtraveller72 wrote a review Feb 2024
Bundall, Australia1065 contributions90 helpful votes
We have stayed here before and loved it. This time we booked online and didn’t realise it wasn’t with the hotel. It was like an AirBnb room. The check in process is done through the Real Estate across the road and not the resort. We arrived on a Sunday so there wasn’t any staff at the agency. The staff at the resort wanted nothing to do with any questions we had such as parking queries and where our actual room was located. The lady at reception was quite defensive and said it’s nothing to do with them and kept saying she couldn’t help us as the owners decided to branch off and not be part of the resort. There were nail clippings on the balcony…gross. No spare toilet paper in the ensuite and half a roll left. Empty rolls and paper left in the cupboard above the toilet. No dishcloth to clean the dishes although they give you a tea towel and some detergent. Three tissues in the tissue box. This room was a little tired and needs some maintenance - towel hooks hanging off the wall, freezer drawer broken so hard to open/shut etc. Mostly little things but when you’re paying a higher price you expect these things to be sorted. The pool loungers at the main pool are gross. They look filthy and need replacing. A lot of these issues are minor but collectively they make it annoying.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
While we regret to learn of your disappointment with the apartment you booked at Plantation Resort. It's important to clarify that the unit you reserved is independently managed, which means it operates separately from the management, maintenance, and cleaning standards upheld by the Plantation Resort team. Our commitment to guest security is paramount, and as a result, we refrain from disclosing access details to non-registered guests in order to maintain a secure environment for our patrons. We trust you understand the necessity of this policy. It is the responsibility of your booking agency to furnish you with the necessary details for a smooth arrival and stay. We hope to welcome you back directly so you may enjoy the usual high standards of cleanliness presented by our amazing onsite team.
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Bris83 wrote a review Jan 2024
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
I stayed in the penthouse 204. I rang initially to see what coffee facilities were in the room and she said she didn't know. She said there might be a plunger. I asked what size and she said she didn't know. Got to the place and it was immaculate inside but the outside was really dirty. The couch chairs were pretty outdated...those pleather single seat chairs plus a 2 seater. I wasn't put off by any of this really it wasn't until I went to use the spa bath that I got disappointed. I was so excited to have a soak. I got in and it didn't work. I tried holding the button down, looked for a switch on the wall, looked for an after hours number...nothing. I told the receptionist when I checked out and she said there was an after hours number at reception. That really wasn't any use to me at the time and I wouldn't have known that. I asked if there could be any compensation for that and she said no there was nothing she could do and to send an email. I sent the email and I never heard back. I was really disappointed as it was quite pricey and I booked it mainly for a luxury experience....I.e the spa. Really disappointed...
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 23 Jan 2024
Hi Bris33, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent experience. We appreciate your proactive approach in calling ahead to inquire about coffee facilities. At that time, it was noted that all apartments are equipped with a coffee plunger. Our team member did their best to provide an approximate size of 500ml – 750ml when asked. We're pleased to hear that the cleanliness of the apartment met your expectations. After recent storm activity the exterior balconies are susceptible to sudden change but are cleaned thoroughly after every guest departure and checked again before each arrival. Please know if you had reported any such concerns at the time, this would have been rectified immediately. Regarding your spa issue. While we did not receive the email you mentioned, we appreciate the opportunity to address the concern here. We noted that the issue was reported during the checkout, preventing us from addressing it immediately. However, our team promptly attended the apartment upon receiving the report and found that a brief storm-related power outage had caused the fuse to switch off. Once reset, the spa was tested and found to be in good working order. For future reference, we have an after-hours contact number listed in the compendium within your apartment, at reception and on the reception's message service for any urgent matters outside regular hours. Kind Regards The Plantation Team
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Lynne wrote a review Oct 2023
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PERFECT Location! We had an apartment facing the beach and were able to see the Whales breaching from our balcony. Walking distance to Everything, Lovely and clean, plenty of pots and pans to cook for yourself if you wanted, Comfy Beds, spacious layout, just Brilliant!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 3 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Plantation Resort and the amazing views. How lucky are we to see whales from the balcony!. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, The Plantation Team
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Graham H wrote a review July 2023
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The 3 bedroom sea view apartment way wonderful clean and tidy, the beds were soft and comfortable. The balcony view was of the parks and ocean with plenty of space to have dinner. The pool was heated and we were all able to use it in the deep of winter from my toddler and my teenager we all enjoyed the resort facilities. Altogether the family and I had a great stay and would like to thank the staff for their hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This Resort is great for kids and is a stone’s throw from the beach front parks
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Responded 4 July 2023
Hi Graham, Thank you for leaving your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all of the facilities at Plantation Resort. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards The Plantation Team
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Kate77 wrote a review June 2023
West Ulverstone, Australia1 contribution
Fabulous place to celebrate my daughter 21st birthday 🎂 we had 4 apartments and 18 guest. Lots to do around Rainbow 🌈 Beach 🏝️ and apartments were very spacious and had everything we needed. Roof top deck was awesome 🤩
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 5 June 2023
Hi Kate, We are so glad to hear that your group had a wonderful stay! Thank you for leaving your review. Kind Regards The Plantation Team
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Anniemac83 wrote a review May 2023
Gladstone, Australia70 contributions8 helpful votes
This is the second time we have stayed here. It is in an excellent location and staff are very friendly and efficient. We were upgraded from 1 bedroom ground floor apartment to a 3 bedroom one so there was loads of room. The kitchen is very well equipped. The beds are comfortable. The whole unit was very clean. I do have a problem with the bathroom, there is a spa bath that opens into the bedroom, if that is what you want, with louvred doors. The shower is spacious and the toilet is behind a glass door. The whole room is very “echoey”. There is a lack of places to hang towels and the only power point is right under the basin (took a while to locate it). Even with the bathroom, would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Has underground parking.
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Responded 21 May 2023
Hi Anniemac83, Thank you for leaving us your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and complimentary upgrade. We have noted your feedback regarding towel hooks. Kind Regards The Plantation Team
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daisyrosegirl wrote a review Feb 2023
Eumundi, Australia76 contributions33 helpful votes
Had a lovely stay at plantation. Perfect views, beds super comfy, everything needed for self catering. Spacious apartment. Clean pool area. Will definitely return. Only thing was lighting in bathroom really subtle and voices Carry when on balcony to next door. Frosted glass or something between apartments on balconies would maybe help. But that’s nothing that would defer me from staying there again. Great place for walking everywhere.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Apr 2023
Hi Daisyrosegirl, Thank you for leaving your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Plantation Resort. Kind Regards The Plantation Team
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Rowena M wrote a review Sept 2022
Buderim, Australia2 contributions
Fabulous apartment with awesome views. You can walk to surf club cafes and shops. Beach is just across the road. Lovely little beach town. Staff were friendly and efficient. Highly recommend. Will definitely return
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Apr 2023
Hi Rowenam945, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards The Plantation Team
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chris wrote a review Dec 2021
Sippy Downs, Australia8 contributions6 helpful votes
Our family has stayed here a few times over Christmas holidays and always had a great time. Very nicely kitted out apartments with ocean views. The library in Apartment 101 is a nice touch. Great pool and only a stones throw to the beach. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Apr 2023
Thank you for leaving your review. Much appreciated.
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Angela L wrote a review Nov 2021
Maroochydore, Australia25 contributions5 helpful votes
We have stayed here before and love the closeness to the beach and shops. A huge thank you to Diana who organised an apartment for us to stay in after a booking mixup. We have stayed before in a higher apartment but have found staying on the ground floor just as enjoyable. We have found the king bed very comfortable and have been able to relax and unwind while on holiday. Thanks again 😊
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Apr 2023
Hi Angela, Thank you for leaving your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards The Plantation Team
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PRICE RANGE
AU$307 - AU$359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandFraser CoastGympie RegionRainbow Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plantation Resort at Rainbow
Which popular attractions are close to Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Nearby attractions include Cooloola Recreation Area (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arcobaleno on the Beach, Brent's Burgers, and Little Parliament Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Plantation Resort at Rainbow?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Plantation Resort at Rainbow have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Plantation Resort at Rainbow accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.