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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I spend a lot of time at the Sunshine Coast for work and the Beach Retreat is perfect. Pay the little extra to have a one bedroom partial view, it's worth it. Let's face it you don't look out the window all night so grab a larger room. My room was so good I have booked it for three nights...

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2016

stayed here for 2 days , first room was not up to standard dirty and lounge was ripped and the stuffing was hanging out of it , so they moved us to a another room was better but but only just , main complete is they will not release our security bond back $200 as there do not release it...

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Thank Robert D
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at the Beach Retreat 3 times and on each occasion the price and location has overridden any concerns about the state of the rooms. For our most recent stay we only paid $315 (Aus) for 3 nights, so we really can't complain too much given the view of the ocean. However, if we had...

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1Thank Anna-Lise B
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016

we had a partial view room but it was so close to the beach and a small walk to the shops and restaurants that I didn't mind. They wasn't many kids there which was great so you could have a peaceful time at the pool. the price and value for money was spot on.

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Sliema, Malta
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We were on a flying visit and wish we had more time. Get an apartment with a kitchen where possible and this will be your home from home. Right on the beach Great views Great facilities Will definitely go again

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Thank Dave W
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Ive stayed here 3 times now: first the good points: The location is excellent: across the road from the patrolled beach. Just a few minutes walk to a choice of cafes and restaurants for lunch dinner or both. In my humble opinion (i was an onsite manager for 7 years) - the gardens looked nice, the pool was sparkling, the...

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1Thank NotQuiteAWinnebago
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

My partner and I are on our final night of a 7 night stay and have decided that we will be staying here on any future Sunshine Coast trips. Our Unit 35 has been practical and super spacious, perfectly located in the complex with amazing ocean views... Even by leaving the bathroom door open the reflection in the lounge room...

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Thank kmac_aus
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Looking at the pictures on any sites, the place looks fabulous, but looks are deceiving. The air conditioning outdoor units are old and noisy, so sleeping at night is difficult without continually being woken up. The fire alarm system is hooked directly to the fire service, so if you intend to cook you have to have the bedroom door shut...

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I have stayed at The Beach Retreat numerous times over the last ten or so years and have found the reception staff and management to be welcoming, courteous and respectful. However under the new management the treatment of guests is appalling. I agree with the below comments about the officious reception staff. Taking a $200 bond for a one night...

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Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Spending one night only on way to Brisbane, the location is very central and walking distance to eateries, surf club and great views of the beach from unit. Although the unit has everything you could want and need especially for a long stay, I find the bed very very hard and got very little sleep because of this. There is...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Beach Retreat Coolum

Address: 1750 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Coolum Beach
Price Range: ₹ 4,616 - ₹ 45,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beach Retreat Coolum 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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Flag Hotel Coolum Beach
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“Ask for level 3, ocean view room.”
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“In the middle section overlooking the pool”
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