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“An amazing holiday experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rumba Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An amazing holiday experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

When booking a week away for the family, I was tossing up between another resort and this one. Looking back we are so glad we chose Rumba. Firstly, we booked the two-bedroom spa suite resort. We rang up a week prior to confirm the reservation. The very helpful receptionist on the phone upgraded us to the two-bedroom ocean view room. A better room for a lower price. She even chucked in a free bottle of champagne!

On the morning of arrival, they contacted us saying we could check in two hours earlier. We were also quickly and promptly checked in and directed to our rooms. The only complaint I have is the vaguely signed car park which can be confusing. The lifts were very handy and almost private.

Although a bit smaller than usual, the rooms were very enjoyable. The amenities in the room were very impressive such as the spa, balcony, coffee machine and kitchen. The beds were very comfortable and hard to get out of in the morning!

One of the highlights of the resort was the two pools and jacuzzi. There was also plenty of room to sit by the pool and relax. Main beaches such as Bulcock and Kings were not far away. I would also recommend hiring the bikes from Reception and going for a ride along the beach.

To conclude, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Rumba Resort, would stay again and would recommend it to family and friends.

Room Tip: Recommend selecting a room with an ocean view
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bundaberg, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Not enough can be said about Rumba. The thing that stands out is the service from "The Rumba Team" to make your stay the very best. Nothing is too much trouble, and the rooms are top quality and definitely worth the money. Lee, who is the Guest Relations Manager, needs to be commended for her commitment to the role she plays. As far as rooms go, 10 out of 10 from me for location of rooms, cleanliness, King Size beds you never want to get out of, air con, in house movies, state of the art surround sound...the list goes on. Service, 10 out of 10, ask and if it is possible, you will receive it. Facilities, you couldn't ask for more. Lap pool, swimming pool, spa and jacuzzi..ALL where you can see where the kids are at all times. Rumba gets a 5 star rating from me and ticks all the boxes for an excellent stay. Makes me want to go back again and again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark E
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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

I stayed at Rumba Beach Resort for a week over New Years and enjoyed my overall Rumba experience. The 2 bedroom ocean apartment was very modern and the mood lighting was a great feature. The pillow menu was great and the beds were super comfortable! I did find the kitchen to be a little small, the pantry (see photo) was also used as a storage cupboard so there was very limited space to store food. The room received a daily 'light service,' this was the most disappointing housekeeping service I have ever received at a hotel!! The housekeepers only made the beds and emptied bins... No towels replaced, no toiletries restocked, no tea and coffee restocked... Nothing! When you’re staying at a 5 star resort for a week you shouldn’t have to go out and buy toilet paper and other necessities that housekeeping do not restock! The daily 'light service' was also done very late in the afternoon some days, its peak season and the resort should have more staff working so all rooms can be serviced by 12noon not 4pm!! The whole resort complex is still very new and fresh and the pools were great! The Jacuzzi was really warm and had relaxing music playing, a nice touch!! The pool bar had restricted opening hours for the holidays which was a shame because with all the holiday guests they could have been really busy! The resort was in a great location, close to beaches, shops, restaurants ect. It would be great if there was a shower at the beach access gate; lots of people walk through with sandy feet!! Overall I really enjoyed my stay at Rumba, easily a 4.5 star resort; I don’t know about 5 starts though!!

Room Tip: request a high floor, less noise from pool and restaurants!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hayden p
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brisbane
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

stayed her for a week nice room except we were looking straight at a wall definitely not a 5 star place. Their are some many better places around at a better price then rumba.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Floreat, Australia
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117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

Stayed in a three bedroom ocean front apartment at Rumba, very comfortable beds and modern interiors and fittings. Fully equipped kitchen enabled easy preparation of an early Christmas dinner for 6. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Book ocean views
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geoff P
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Additional Information about Rumba Beach Resort

Property: 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Caloundra
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Caloundra
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Caloundra
Price range (per night): $187 - $394
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumba Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 65
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 amd 3 bedroom guest apartments offer spa ensuites, espresso coffee machines and home theatre systems, all as standard. ... more   less 
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