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“EXCELLENT - loved it heaps n heaps!”
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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Hi All,

I managed to stay at the Rumba Resort recently and all I can say is 'magnficent'.

Upon arrival to the Rumba Resort, welcomed with a smile and quickly processed and in we went.

Parking was a dream. And what I mean by this was it was not pokey and hard to move around in. Very spacious. You don’t get allocated a park however never went without on Basement 2 or 3.

We used a Scoopon voucher however upgraded for an extra $80 to a 2 bedroom. The rooms are very spacious and modern with press light switches throughout the room. No bad smalls etc. All very new modern equipment and just trendy aswell. We had a room facing the pool that was good and you could see the ocean from the room also. Not full ocean views however partial. There are rooms there with full ocean views though for a higher price. Bedroom comes with 2 bathrooms and a nice big spa bath. Huge TV and TV in main bedroom and good sized kitchen to make your own food. All air conditioned. Overall, a great hotel room and size and big. You wont be dissapointed in my opinion.

The whole complex is just new and is buzzing. The pool has a cocktail bar right beside it and you can drink cocktails in the pool. They were yummo!!!

The negatives - if you are staying in a pool side room and don’t like kids (I am not one of those people for the record) it could irritate you. Especially if you are anti kids and there are those sort of people out there lol. If you are a gym junkie there is no gym in the complex. They do advise to go to Jetts or something for $20.00. I say bugger the gym and just go for a walk on the many boardwalks around the area.

A few small tips:

- Definitely eat at the Sandbar Café and Kiosk. Had dinner there and was the best steak I have ever had and breakfast was yummo and well priced. Dinner was well priced too:

- Cabs are a nightmare to catch around Caloundra. If you are going to the RSL or Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving club, you expect to wait around 10 - 40 minutes early in the night. Leaving the RSL is a nightmare and expect to wait an hour. However there is courtesy buses that leave the RSL on the hour, every hour and expect around 40 minutes to get home, depending where you live. Adults with kids get priority treatment over adults with no kids, as mentioned from the courtesy bus drivers.

- Markets are great on Sunday on the main street named Bullcock street. A great variety and you get some people that have stalls from Eumundi markets also coming to such market place. Didn’t get to the Twilight markets which are on a Friday night. (bugger).

- Whilst there is a main beach only 50 metres from the room which is patrolled by life guards, try Wurtulla Beach which is only 10 minute drive north. Big long beautiful beach and heaps of room. The beach out the front of the hotel can become a big crowded at times.

- You aint far from Mooloolaba and Maroochydore etc. Go for a bit of a travel around.

That is about it but go for it, if staying in Caloundra, stay here, you will love it, based on what I experienced.

On ya - Benno

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Wow, what a detailed and glowing report! Thank you for taking the time to review Rumba Resort. We read all the reviews and get a real kick when someone goes to the trouble that you have and is so complimentary. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 7 December 2011

My partner and I stayed at Rumba for a romantic 2 nights. We loved it and have nothing bad to report. We had a top floor ocean view apartment. The apartment was HUGE with 2 bathrooms, king spa en-suite, king bed, large lounge and kitchen area. Very clean and tidy. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We hired the beach cruiser bikes that they offer and rode along the esplanade and Caloundra central area which was much more fun than driving everywhere. I would definitely stay again was honestly an amazing experience.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

My husband and I recently stayed 2 nights in a level 2 unit and were most impressed with the quality of the resort and room. Extremely well designed spaces. The room was very modern, comfortable, stylish and well maintained. Main pool and seating all beautiful with quick access to the beach, boardwalk and restaurants on the street level. Food at La Dolce Vita downstairs was also superb!

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

We stayed in a 2 bedroom room with a deal from Wotif.com. The apartment was fantastic, lovely and well furnished, modern, light and airy. Particularly loved the round spa bath. Bliss. Right across the road from the beach, so in a great location with restaurants below. Would recommend and would definitely stay again. Thanks.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

My husband and I stayed at the resort using a special deal and we were so excited to be finally coming to stay. The availability for Saturdays on this deal was very limited so consequently we had to book earlier in the week. The location of our room was right near the road and on the ground floor which made it very noisy. We don't sleep with an air conditioner at home so found it strange to have to sleep with one here.

On a more positive note the rooms are nice and clean and the beds are very comfortable. The staff were helpful and we did have a cleaner come and do a light service of the room. We liked the location as it was close to the beach and shops We were lucky as the Friday night markets had just started and we loved being able to shop at night. I liked the fact that we had a fully functional kitchen and we were able to cook a meal if we chose to do so.

If I was to stay here again I would try and get an apartment with a view of the beach and I think the price that is being quoted for these rooms is way too high.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rumba Beach Resort

Address: Bulcock Beach Esplanade | Reception on Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Spa Hotel in Caloundra
Price Range: AU$190 - AU$383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumba Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rumba Beach Resort brings to Caloundra the finest boutique hotel facilities. With arguably the most well-appointed guest suites on the Sunshine Coast, Rumba Resort integrates the relaxing atmosphere of a tropical resort with the convenience of being right in the heart of town. Cafes and fine dining restaurants pepper the beachfront esplanade and a network of boardwalks and coastal pathways link the main shopping precinct to the locale’s famous surf beaches and beyond.Stunning 1, 2 and 3 bedroom guest apartments offer spa ensuites, espresso coffee machines and home theatre systems, all as standard. Rumba's pool bar known as 26degrees is a relaxing and enjoyable place to unwind. Drinks are served on Rumba's pool deck by friendly and professional wait staff. ... more   less 
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Rumba Beach Resort Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

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