Pumicestone Blue4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was our second stay and we had a few disappointments when we compared to our previous stay. We booked online and requested an ocean front apartment. We should have called the hotel direct to be more specific, so we can accept some fault here. The apartment we received was on the right side of the building (looking at the building with the Pumicestone Passage behind you). We did have nice views, but it was not as good as what we previously had. We also found that this side of the building to be extremely noisy with garbage trucks making multiple visits on the day the refuse was collected. We also found it to be very noisy with the neighbouring restaurants dumping their glass bottles. On one of the days, the hotel sewage system was being pumped out by a truck and the smell was so offensive, that I had to close up all the windows. We did wonder why this was done in the high season? When we arrived at the apartment, I did contact reception to see if they had any other rooms available on the front of the building, but they did not respond. I contacted them a second time and there was still no response. The third time I contacted them (which was the day before we left), hotel management advised our messages had been overlooked and put the fault with the previous management and there being a changeover. At no time did management offer to discuss why we had contacted them. We found the attitude of the hotel management to be quite poor. We spoke to them about another issue and they kind of laughed it off. The hotel needs some attention. Nothing too drastic, just coats of paint here and there. Our ensuite shower would leak over the floor very badly. The lobby on our level generally smelt bad and we think it is from the refuse chute. There really needs to be some sort of ventilation to stop the odors. This may not bother everyone, but we had a real issue with other apartment occupants smoking and the cigarette smoke wafting into our apartment. It sometimes got so strong that we needed to close the doors and windows. The smell of the cigarette smoke would sometimes start as early as 6am on their balconies. Not nice at all... The master bedroom had no privacy lock on the door. We found the free Wi-Fi to be a joke. It did not work most of the time and there is a 1Gb limit each day that we would somehow reach in rapid time. We were shocked to find that in high season, you have to be checked out of your apartment by 9:30am. The hotel is in a great location for sure and the pool on the roof is fabulous. However, I am considering looking at other hotel options for our next visit to Caloundra.
We stayed a few days in room 804 which is a three bedroom, two bathroom apartment. It looks like it has just been painted and has the best ocean views right around to the sunset over the glasshouse mountains. There is a huge TV in the living area as well as a good size TV in the main bedroom. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook for ourselves. Breakfast each morning on the balcony was very peaceful. Everything is within easy walking distance to restaurants, beach & supermarket as well as having two car spaces if needed. The rooftop pool and spa was terrific at the end of the day again with nice sunsets. Thank you for our stay, we will be back for sure and hope to get room 804 again.
This was my birthday present from my daughter, there was 5 of us including my 2 `1/2 yr old grandson. I have stayed in condos like this all over North America & Australia, this one was disappointing. The location was great, just a short walk to the beach & shoppes. The condo was clean but lacking in ALOT of supplies. No face clothes, not enough soap for laundry, bathing & dish washing, only 2 rolls of toilet paper. The kitchen was very poorly equipped, the knives wouldn't even slice the bread!! There wasnt even enough dishes considering we had a 3 bed condo and not even a salt & pepper were supplied. The A/C unit was VERY noisy inside & out. No staff was available to ask any questions. The wifi included was very limited, actually cut me off the last day we were there. I'm not sure of the cost but I'm going to say other than the location & cleanliness, perhaps looking elsewhere might be recommended.
We stayed with my parents and 2.5 year old in a 9th floor 3 bed apartment. Positives The location is amazing - close to everything and many choices for food. One block back from the beach Views from the balcony are unreal. Beds very very comfy, plenty of space and the master bath with double shower was awesome. Was great to have parking included. Rooftop pool, hot tub, sauna and gym all great. L Negatives For what we were paying a night I would have expected a lot more supplies. One measly packet of dish soap, dishwasher detergent and toilet paper??? Some basics in the kitchen would also have been great like salt and pepper and at least a couple of steak knives. Kitchen cooktop also was horrendous and the kitchen was pretty hopelessly equipped. Don’t plan to cook unless you bring your own fry pans and knives. Also there was a broom but no dust pan? Rooftop pool area was great but got too cold and windy later in the day. We also stayed Saturday - Tuesday and only saw reception open once the whole time we stayed. Air con was also a bit volatile - freezing in the main living area and hot in the bedrooms. Generally overall we enjoyed our stay but would probably find somewhere cheaper next time.
Staff were friendly and professional, easy to find but so is most things in Caloundra. Positives - room was clean Convenient location Nice view from pool Negatives - room needs a freshen up, paint , carpet some furniture etc. The view from the pool was lovely but once the wind picked up it was to breezy to swim on the roof top. Rooms are not serviced unless you stay more than 7 days, we stayed 6 and due to the shower screen not closing properly we had to use towels to mop up and therefore could of done with some fresh ones. We didn't request this so not sure if it would have been an issue. Noise, we stayed on level 2 and it was quite noisy from traffic etc.
I want to be clear in this review that the actual facilities and apartment rooms are good however it's very misleading when apartments are titled as a resort as there is a huge differential between the two. With that said they have a 24 hour vending machine which is all that is offered beyond nice rooms and mostly good views, the staff were friendly during the hours that they worked and most amenities clean but bring your own soap and toilet paper if staying more than a couple of days. As always you pay for what you get and anything beyond $150 a night is a bit of a stretch for mine.
Self contained apartment with an amazing view and centrally located from the shopping centre, k mart Coles and a few specialty shops. Beach a few minutes away cafes restaurants massage parlours pharmacy. The swimming pool on level 12 also with a spa ! Security lift to all floors.
There is nothing to complain about with regards to this hotel. The room was very clean, the dishes etc were all intact without any chips, etc. Our view from our apartment was sensational. The beds were also fabulous. I used to pool which is a salt water pool and heated which I found a delight. There is also a heated spa. I cannot fault this property, the staff at reception were very kind and accommodating. Enjoy your stay here, you shouldn't find any negative surprises.
We just had a long weekend at Caloundra, staying at Pumicestone Blue Resort and will definitely be back to do it again... We stayed in Unit 10.05 and the views of the Glasshouse Mountains, across the Hinterlands and over Pumicestone Passage/Moreton Bay are breathtaking. The living area is open and leads out to 2 balconies. Both bedrooms are spacious and each have an ensuite/bathroom. Surrounded by heaps of restaurants, boutique stores and a short stroll to a Stocklands Shopping Centre and a beach in every direction... Plus a rooftop pool/spa, we had an awesome time !! Great location for a weekend stay or holiday.
Great location, on the Main Street but not noisy. Close to Bulcock Beach. Accommodation is very comfortable and units are a good size. Lovely pool area on the top floor of the building offering great sea views. Plenty of restaurants very close by.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
- Fitness center
Pumicestone Blue places you within a 10-minute stroll of Caloundra Events Center and Bulcock Beach. This 4.5-star hotel has 53 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also near this Caloundra hotel are Caloundra Street Fair and Kings Beach.
The 53 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, coffee makers, and phones. Limited housekeeping is available.
At Pumicestone Blue, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.
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60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 95 reviews