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3 Oceanview Pde, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581 Australia
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#6 of 15 Specialty lodging in Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Sea Resort offers absolute style and quality with breathtaking ocean, beach and Fraser Island views. Located on Rainbow Beach premier hillside, the apartments are centrally located only a short stroll to cafés, shops, children's playground and patrolled surf beach. Enjoy the splendor of Rainbow Beach while staying in luxurious surroundings.Rainbow Sea Resort features stunning 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday apartments, King, Executive Suites and Penthouse. Our luxury apartments, suites and penthouses are stylishly furnished with comfort and relaxation in mind. All apartments at Rainbow Sea Resort are large and roomy - making them perfect for short and long term holiday makers.Neighbouring Oceanview Executive Apartments are also available, offering stunning fitout and breathtaking views. Wet Edge Pool is heated year round for your enjoyment.Rainbow Beach has kilometres of unspoilt beaches, sparkling water and a small town friendliness that's rare to find. The exotic colours in the sand cliffs are as varied as the activities on offer. Visit the World Heritage listed Fraser Island for a day trip or let us plan a Fraser Escape for your enjoyment.
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Free parking
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Whirlpool bathtub
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Grade: 78 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Keith Rowell wrote a review Dec 2021
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
We stayed two nights and enjoyed our stay very much. Beautiful room with views over Rainbow Beach, a short walk into town. The room was a beautiful apartment with nice modern furniture and so much space. Space everywhere. Spacious room, spacious lounge room, kitchen, huge deck. Sitting in the spa bath looking out over the view was delightful. Undercover carpark and plenty of space for taller 4wd parking as well. The staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful. I can't wait to go back. Thanks Keith & Megan
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Date of stay: November 2021
RonMarg C wrote a review Apr 2020
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Great apartment, very very spotless and maintained, friendly staff, great views, all modern appliances, great location way up on the hills, you have your own private balcony, terrific pool, accessibility to shoping and restraunts 2 minute walk. Only one suggestion, turn up the water pressure a little a 3 minute shower takes 10 minutes
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Very quite location with very little traffic and great ocean views and beat service
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Emeraldisle1972 wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney78 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed in Oceans Three apartments which is managed by Rainbow Sea. Wow, wow and wow. Every single little thing you could wish for and more. It’s a luxurious apartment with plenty of space for 6 people. Easy walk into Rainbow Beach where there are lots of options for coffee/drinks/ dinner. Do yourself a favour and book a week. 2 days is definitely not long enough.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
n8tvetraveler wrote a review Apr 2019
Everton Park, Australia18 contributions54 helpful votes
I go to Rainbow Beach regularly for holidays and have always stayed at Plantation (I think I've stayed there 7-8 times at this point). This trip, I happened to check Rainbow Sea and it was literally hundreds of dollars cheaper for my dates so decided to give it a try - this may have been a special price as I booked very last minute. Very happy I did! This review will be a lot of comparing to Plantation. The unit itself was spotlessly clean, even the outdoor balcony area - the last few times I've stayed at Plantation, the windows, shutters and penthouse level were pretty dusty/dirty/grimy so this is welcome change and I was super impressed. The glass railings around the balcony were spotless! The layout of unit 8 (a second floor unit) is much like any 3 bedroom unit; a good size with two bathrooms. There is vacuum in the unit which was so nice as I could clean up any sand inadvertently tracked in right away (plantation does not have vacuums in the rooms). The living room furniture (as in most holiday units) is a little tired, but clean and comfortable. The outdoor lounges are long overdue for replacement, though - I made them work for me but they are missing screws and bolts. The outdoor dining set was serviceable, but a little chipped up and cheap looking. The balcony of these units are what make them so special. The position of the building is perfect so you never have the sun blasting into the unit no matter time of day and there's plenty of shade from a vaulted roof. Not to mention the view for miles! I don't think I would personally bother paying extra for a penthouse level as the view from level two was so good - this is in direct contrast to Plantation where you MUST book a penthouse if you want a view better than "glimpses" of ocean and where the sun pours in for two or three hours a day so you must close the blinds during that time. Overall, I spent WAY more time relaxing and reading out on the balcony at Rainbow Sea than I do at Plantation because it's just a more comfortable and usable space. It's also whisper quiet at night with nothing but the sound of the ocean. It's about a 3 minute walk down the hill into town; I actually kind of liked the walk as I got my 10,000 steps in each day without much effort (hard to do on holiday!) If you have mobility issues, Plantation is better since everything is right out your front door. That being said, the walk is really nothing to worry about. The pool was lovely with an infinity edge, maybe better suited to adults; my kids prefer the pool and hot tub ("warm tub" is probably a better description) at Plantation. One other thing - the mattresses were EXTRA FIRM. Wow, my back did not like it, but luckily I brought a soft blanket from home which I folded in half and put under the sheet. Problem solved. Overall, I really loved this place! I think I would actually give it the edge over Plantation due to the expansive balcony (honestly, it's breathtaking) but I will probably just check prices at both and go with the less expensive option as they both have pros and cons. Bottom line: if a great view is your #1 priority, book here as all the rooms have a perfect position.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
kmarameyers wrote a review Apr 2019
Tinana, Australia3 contributions
Rainbow Sea resort is amazing. My family and I stayed in a three bedroom apartment. The apartment was very clean and offered views of the stunning Rainbow Beach coastline. The staff were very friendly and the price was very reasonable. I would definitley recommend a stay at Rainbow Sea Resort.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Lin N wrote a review Mar 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
From our original booking to our arrival everything was dealt with in a friendly and efficient manner. The unit (7) is honestly just spectacular and so well maintained. It has everything you need with the most beautiful views. Even the windows were spotless . Only complaint if one can call it that - Austar was supplied but it is not the full package - sport was missing , much to my hubbys disappointment. The pool was great too. The location is perfect so easy to get to the restaurants, shops and pubs and short walk to the beach. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to relax and just unwind and enjoy the beauty Rainbow Beach has to offer.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Unit 7 has stunning views , is very well maintained and is just a perfect place to relax and unwind.
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Helen M wrote a review Feb 2019
Kin Kin8 contributions15 helpful votes
We've stayed at rainbow beach a few times... this is by far the best location for a unit on offer . Far enough away from the main street to be nice and quiet , but close enough for a 3 or 4 minute walk to get there . The views are great and the wet edge pool is awesome. The rooms open right up and face north and avoid the scorching western sun that some other resorts rooms suffer badly from (we've been in those before) . Nice big open units .
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Shona H wrote a review Jan 2019
Tin Can Bay4 contributions2 helpful votes
The perfect location for a family escape! The rooms are stunning, well maintained and appointed with everything you will need for a holiday! The hosts are lovely and you definitely see the effort that goes into ensuring these properties are amazing. Wouldnt recommend anywhere else in Rainbow Beach!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Homebody wrote a review Dec 2018
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
Our family of 4 stayed in the 3bdm penthouse (apartment #11) for 6 nights. The views and ocean breezes were spectacular. The aircon and fans also worked well if you prefer to close the balcony doors and louvres. The apartment had everything we needed (with the minor exception of pegs for our load of washing), including free wi-fi and access to netflix, etc via a telstra tv box. Two secure car spaces were provided and the pool was very nice. The host was very friendly and helpful. Only a 5 minute walk to the main street for shopping and dining and a bit further to the beach.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
BrieD wrote a review Nov 2018
Lake Macquarie, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulous family accommodation with beautiful ocean views. Clean, stylish apartment with all the comforts of home. We loved the central location to the Main Street and beach. Make sure to try The Deck for coffee, tapas and local beers.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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USD 223 - USD 249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaQueenslandFraser CoastGympie RegionRainbow Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Sea Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Sea Resort?
Nearby attractions include Cooloola Recreation Area (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Sea Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Rainbow Sea Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
Is parking available at Rainbow Sea Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Sea Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arcobaleno on the Beach, Rainbow Beach Fruit and Takeaway, and Brent's Burgers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rainbow Sea Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rainbow Sea Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Rainbow Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rainbow Sea Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.