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Rumba Beach Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We arrived to warm and welcoming staff and right on the beach. Went to our room which was spacious clean and tidy. walked out onto our balcony which was over looking the beach. Wanted a light lunch and the staff were more then happy to help. Every one of the staff was always smiling and wanted to help all the time. The Staff Lynette and Isaac looked after us like rock stars. There was 50 of us which the resort organised a buffet Xmas dinner and drink with s great Buffet breakfast for all of the 50 of us and what a great job was done thank you Lynette and Isaac and the rest of the staff

We found the Rumba Beach Resort at the last minute and what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. The resort is in a perfect location, directly across from the beach and adjoins a number of restaurants and cafes. Shops and the weekend markets are also a few minutes easy walk away. We had a one bedroom apartment which was clean, spacious and had all of the facilities required for the perfect beach stay. The room had two bathrooms and whilst the shower in the main ensuite was a bit of a tight fit, the round spa bath was very generous in size. A washing machine was located in the second bathroom as well as an additional shower and toilet. The resort has a heated lap pool, a larger free form pool and two jacuzzis which were all clean and looked beautiful when lit up at night. There's sufficient space and deck chairs to be able to sit by the pool without feeling like you're on top of your fellow guests. Happy hour was amazing with a great choice of cocktails, tapas and live music. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

After traveling up the east coast for a few days with my son, we turned up for our night in lovely Caloundra to find this gem of a place ‘rumba resort’ we had a friendly welcome at reception and received our key to the apartment earlier than scheduled. On entering our accommodation we were both really impressed with the space and decor of the apartment with having a beautiful kitchen which had everything you could want for a comfortable stay! There were 2 bathrooms with an ensuite consisting of a jacuzzi and double sinks and an extremely spacious, comfortable bed. Outside was a lovely balcony with glass table and chairs which overlooked the ocean and pool area. The pool surroundings are just lovely and very relaxing with soft music playing in the background. The next morning we were provided with toast and/or muffins! All in all ‘rumba resort’ is by far the best place we booked on our trip and felt like we got the best value for money with nothing short of luxury!

This resort was modern and very comfortable with friendly staff. Nice clean facilities and very close walk to the beach. Our apartment was large, well appointed and included beach towels and free wi-fi easy access parking... value for money was fantastic especially compared to another recent stay on the Sunshine Coast. Enjoyed the movies on demand and check-out was quick and painless. Would absolutely stay here again.

Booked a long weekend hoping for hot sunny days and instead had overcast and cooler weather. Thankfully Rumba has a perfectly heated lap pool and large outdoor jacuzzi to accomodate most weather and our young boys were very happy to make the most of the facilities. What made us parents happy was Happy Hour at the resort bar and the plasticware that enabled us to watch over our kids poolside. Our apartment (101) overlooked the main pool and was spacious enough, however the lounge isn’t large enough for a family, nor comfortable. Very clean apartment, comfy bed (compared to most other accommodations) and the daily service is appreciated. Location is central to everything, great dining downstairs, Sunday markets a minute away and at night, the resort is very quiet considering the surrounding businesses and numerous resort guests. Rumba Resort has always been on our To Do list and now it’s on our To Do Again. Impressed.

We spent three nights here, I had requested ocean views but when we checked in was told that the one bedroom apartments don’t have ocean views. Imagine our pleasure at reaching our apartment on the fifth (top) floor to find it gave us excellent views of the sea and of the Glasshouse Mountains in the distance. We saw some lovely sunsets from there. So if you want a view from a one bedroom apartment request the top floor! The apartment itself was great: very spacious. Two bathrooms, one containing toilet, spa bath and separate shower, the other containing a shower, toilet as well as the washing machine and separate tumble dryer: ideal for a beach holiday. Well equipped kitchen, apartment was serviced daily, very comfortable bed and all very clean. The pools were very good, though a lot of people didn’t seem to understand the purpose of the lap pool and were getting in the way of swimmers. I was sorry to leave especially as we had wonderful weather.

The room we had was spacious and very well maintained. The ease of access to the restaurants and down town makes a great spot to stay. The staff were very helpful and the room cleaned every day. The bar area and the pools were great.

Stayed in room 312 - 2 bedroom with a great ocean view. Spent a lot of time on the balcony which got some afternoon sun. Bed was comfy, had those huge long annoying pillows (that my husband loves 🙄) but some spare normal pillows in the cupboard which was good. Spacious bathrooms and full kitchen and laundry facilities. Friendly staff, bar staff always remember you and you can have cocktails around the pool which is nice. Were given vouchers for four free coffees from downstairs (decent coffee too) and tried the free muffins on offer also. The book in the room says each room has a coffee pod machine, ours didn’t, maybe this is why you get some vouchers? House keeping is minimal, as with most apartment type accommodation but house keeping staff were lovely and if we did see them were always asking what we needed and if they could get us anything etc. Even when at capacity the resort never felt over crowded and bar service didn’t have long wait times at all. Fantastic location above some good places to eat and right across from the beach. Great family resort, lots of families and older couples, no rowdy groups of younger people etc. Parking included in the stay at no additional charge is a nice inclusion. Never had trouble finding a car park. Requested a quiet room on a high floor as we were traveling with a young baby. Given that it isn’t a high rise, room 312 is probably considered a high floor. The noise from the above room is what let it down for us. Just the standard people walking up and down their apartment and moving furniture (assuming pulling out and pushing in chairs) was quite noisy (luckily stopped by about 9pm/10pm and they just happened to be early risers, meaning this is what we had to listen to from about 4.45am each morning. We didn’t complain to any staff as we didn’t feel the people were being unreasonable, it was possibly just due to poor soundproofing between floors. We were aware that the hotel was booked out for certain nights of our stay and our request had already been asked for twice before our arrival so we didn’t see the point. Main bedroom and living room would benefit from some better block out blinds, second bedrooms block out blinds were much better and the room stayed quite dark. Not sure if I would risk staying again unless in the future there is an option to book a room on a certain level (ie. Pay an additional fee to secure a top floor apartment). If this was the case I would love to stay again. If you do manage to get a top floor apartment I’m pretty positive you will really enjoy your stay and have a nice quiet and relaxing time.

Great resort with friendly staff in the best location! We loved the location, the downstairs bar next to the pool, the pools, the restaurants downstairs, the rooms, the view, everything. The only bad part was that we had to leave!! Would recommend this for couples and families and can't wait to return.

We had a two bedroom apartment. Lovely view. Recommended property in a good location. Wifi is excellent here. It's a 20 minute walk to the surf beach. There is a quiet and calm beach out the front. I would return.

Room options

2 Bedroom Resort Spa Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

2 Bedroom Apartment Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

3 Bedroom Apartment Ocean View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 624 reviews