caloundra accommodation reviews

we love hearing how our guests enjoyed their experience.

When planning a holiday, especially online, it’s nice to hear that past guests have enjoyed their experience enough to provide a testimonial recommending us to others. We really appreciate all the positive (and constructive) feedback we receive and will continue to do whatever we can to improve our service to guests.

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wonderful place to stay

Thanks again Rumba for making our holiday such a joy. I would always book with Rumba when coming up to Caloundra and would highly recommend to friends and family. our two bedroom ocean apartment was just great and everything was very comfortable – just great.. thanks again.

Review by Sandra Murphy (25-Oct-2015)

all types of weather

I recently spent a weekend at Rumba with my young family. While the weather and beach conditions prevented us from going to the beach as much as would have liked, the pools and spa at the Rumba were perfect to keep the kids entertained. The resort is always immaculate with staff always friendly and hospitable towards the clientele. Our stay was a special one for my sons 7th birthday. After enjoying the weekend I asked him what he’d like to do next year and he wasted no time saying “go back to Rumba Dad.” I commend this resort to you both individual / couples as well as family stay.

Review by Tyson Loetzsch (19-Mar-2018)

relaxing weekend

My husband & I stayed at Rumba for 3 nights. It was such a relaxing stay, beautiful clean room with everything we needed in it, we also really enjoyed the pools & jacuzzi. My husband relaxed even though he struggles to sit still! We loved the convenience of all the restaurants/shops just downstairs & took full advantage of them, not to mention the beautiful beach just across the road.

Review by Tarryn (25-Oct-2015)

wonderful stay at rumba

Recently stayed at your resort in beautiful ocean view room its a wonderful resort in a fantastic position with everything you could possibly want within walking distance rooms are beautifully cleaned and furnished staff are very friendly and helpful will definitely come back and highly recommend to all, thank you Rumba.

Review by Marlo Kennedy (20-Mar-2018)

relaxing break with all the convenience

We had a great time during our short, yet relaxing break at Rumba! The location was convenient, close to pretty much everything and most importantly it is just across the road from the beach. Staff were excellent and were keen to assist us even during after hours. Our room also had a nice view of the lagoon. We would definitely stay at Rumba again.

Review by Saranga (25-Oct-2015)

great accommodation

The room was spotless, well maintained and attractive. Perfect location with water views and a variety of esplanade restaurants located directly below. The main street shopping area is only a stroll away and the beach with walkways is just across the road. Basement car parking is spacious and very accessible. With friendly and helpful staff this place ticks every box. We have already made future bookings. Thoroughly recommended.

Review by Gregor Kruberg (22-Mar-2018)


WOW! what can I say. This was a great hotel to stay in. We stayed in the two bedroom ocean apartment and the views were great. The room had a fantastic layout and was very clean and tidy. The swimming pools were a real hit!! Lot of fun and perfect for a great photo. We have stayed in so many hotels and this is one of the hotels that we will be happy to return to 🙂

Review by Vanessa (25-Oct-2015)

birthday celebration

I stayed with my husband for 2 nights at Rumba resort in March., for my birthday. The resort is lovely. The whole resort is very clean and well looked after. Our 1 bed apartment was nicely furnished, bathroom and kitchen were excellent. Bed was very comfortable, we had a view overlooking pool and partial ocean veiw. The apartment was spotless. A nice touch is the free muffins and toast for breakfast, we were also given a coffee vouher each for 1st morning. The resort is very central to restaurants, shops etc. We will definately stay again. Thanks Rumba.

Review by Lynette Peacock (22-Mar-2018)

fantastic stay at rumba!

I heard about Rumba while looking for Noosa accommodation on Trip Advisor. Someone had mentioned the great location and facilities and after checking out the website it certainly did look very good. To be honest the only reason for visiting Caloundra was to stay at Rumba. From booking the reservation to checking out, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was fantastic with a great beach/ocean view! Very spacious and clean, with great kitchen appliances, and loved the large spa bath! Then there are the pools…well, my daughter and I spent hours in them having a great time. The Jacuzzi was even hot enough for my wife (which is really saying something!). With great pools and located right across from the beach, we were spoilt for choice. When we return I think we will spend less time in Noosa and more time in Caloundra, at Rumba of course!

Review by Michael Oldfield (27-Oct-2015)

we’ll be back

After a recent unhappy stay at another holiday apartment in Caloundra, we booked Rumba Resort and the contrast couldn’t have been greater. Our apartment was delightful – clean and comfortable, everything in good working order, very well equipped kitchen, spacious balcony and secure parking. The 26° poolside bar was a relaxing spot for a coffee, drink or light lunch and we noticed in the public areas of the resort the staff were constantly cleaning and making sure everything was up to standard. Staff were friendly and helpful and we would definitely enjoy another visit for a longer time.

Review by Carol and Ron Jackson (26-Mar-2018)

friendly staff, fabulous views & accommodation

We stayed in a 2 Bedroom Waterfront Unit and the view was to die for. Unit fabulously appointed and very clean. Staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. One of the best resorts we have stayed at in Queensland.

Review by Donna Clewes (28-Oct-2015)

a lovely restful stay in a wonderful apartment

We enjoyed our 4 nights in March, the weather was perfect, the view from the apartment was perfect and the amenities were also perfect. Two bedrooms, large rooms, really well equipped kitchen, ensuite set out exactly right. Plenty of parking underneath. There is a very busy social scene going on but if you don’t want to indulge you won’t even hear it. Two pools and a spa, usually very busy on weekends, but if you time it right I am sure there would be room for more any day. Restaurants, cafes, movie theatre, boardwalk, still water surf, it is all on offer, even electric bikes. Definitely would go back again, maybe not during school holidays or weekends but that’s a personal choice only.

Review by Paul & Gloria Tranent (29-Mar-2018)

just what the doctor ordered!

Dear Rumba, thank you for a wonderful stay. Being a regular visitor to Caloundra for a lot of years, I’ve always wanted to stay at Rumba and I am delighted to advise that I was not disappointed! The unit was immaculate, very spacious and perfectly positioned with a wonderful view of Bullock Beach and surrounding areas. It was a delight to spend the 5 days in such beautiful surroundings. We experienced some early issues with the TV, and we were very relieved to find it was not operator error….. A big thank you to the lovely gents who helped us fix the problem. Overall score would be 12 out of 10 for this wonderful resort and staff. Well done. We’ll be back.

Review by Jennifer Thompson (28-Oct-2015)

to whom it may concern

We have stayed 3 times at this resort and each time the service has been outstanding. No task has been too big and no request is too much to ask. The people we want to particularly thank are Nitin, Jess, Ashlee, Lea and the night manager (I don’t know his name sorry). Regards, Jacob Brooks Room 308.

Review by Jacob Brooks (29-Mar-2018)

loved rumba

We had a ten day stay at Rumba recently and enjoyed every minute. Everything about the Rumba exceeded our expectations. Our apartment was spotlessly clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished and fitted with top brand appliances making for a very pleasant stay. Highly recommend the Rumba and look forward to returning.

Review by Z & M Gyuricza (31-Oct-2015)

rumba resort

Had a wonderful 3 nights at Rumba resort. It’s our 2nd stay there and I know we will be back. Wonderful place for a holiday.

Review by Wendy barnes (29-Mar-2018)


Always great, we have stayed many times now and we keep coming back. Great location, great views and great rooms. Just perfect, will be back again soon.

Review by Robert Kington (31-Oct-2015)

girls getaway

My friends are I have just spent 3 nights at Rumba in a 3 bedroom ocean view. We loved all the extras, light service every day, complimentary light breakfast and the staff were amazing. The apartment was very nice but could have done with an extra lounge chair to accommodate 6 people and we found the showers noisy due I think to thin walls. I would definitely go back

Review by Anne Gibson (30-Mar-2018)

jessop’s review of rumba

Rooms wonderfully kitted out and spacious, easy accessible parking and facilities to meet all your needs. The pools are great for entertaining the kids and family, and the location right on the Esplanade is heaven. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.

Review by Louise Jessop (01-Nov-2015)

wedding anniversary

This was our first stay at Rumba Resort and we were delighted with what the development had to offer. The location across from the water is ideal. Morning walks along the water’s edge, a great selection of cafés and restaurants to enjoy. We could relax in our room, sitting on the balcony enjoying the water views, or mingle with others making the most of the Café 26 Happy Hour down beside the pool area. The service provided by the welcoming and happy staff separates this establishment from others. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and were thrilled to check out our room and find a gift on the island bench with a card for us. Little touches like this will keep us coming back.

Review by Nick and Anne Clarke (03-Apr-2018)

perfect getaway!

I loved everything about Rumba beach resort! Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable beds, beautifully presented apartments, close to everything you need and kid-friendly!

Review by Tania Purchase (04-Apr-2018)

our stay

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rumba. The facilities catered perfectly for our young family with the different pools to choose from an example of this. The location, being so close to the beach was perfect and we would highly recommend Rumba to anyone and can’t wait to return there.

Review by Danielle Thompson (02-Nov-2015)

amazing stay

Could not fault our 3-night stay at Rumba. The staff are phenomenal, the views and facilities world class and the location is supreme. Absolutely amazing place. Highly recommend and will be telling all our friends and family. Thank you to the whole team at Rumba.

Review by Geoff and Leanne Peters (04-Apr-2018)

a room with a view

My mother and I recently stayed for five nights in one of Rumba’s two bedroom ocean apartments and were very impressed. Our room apartment looked onto Bullcock Beach and was beautifully appointed, equipped with everything you would need in a home away from home. We actually joked that we might move in permanently. The staff at the resort were brilliant too-friendly, professional and helpful. My mother uses a walker and when I mentioned this on checking in, the staff member on duty said she could arrange to have a small ramp installed at the entry door to our unit – within half an hour there it was and it did make for easier entrances and exits! The apartment itself was also disabled-friendly. Having a good selection of restaurants within easy reach made life easier too and enjoyable. I couldn’t recommend the Rumba Resort more highly and we look forward to returning next year.

Review by Margaret Chatburn (07-Nov-2015)

anniversay celebration

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Rumba Resort Caloundra. We had everything at our finger tips. Beautiful fully equiped room with a view. Beach and resturants. Pool and bar. Happy hour every afternoon. Totally relaxing 4 days

Review by Robert (07-Apr-2018)


We have stayed several times now and the place is so clean and central to everything. Every time we stay the staff cannot help enough. We cannot wait to come back. Thank you.

Review by David (19-Apr-2018)

our stay

We enjoyed our stay, great location, beautiful apartments, clean & tidy, great facilities and staff were friendly and helpful. Thanks

Review by Angie Burgess (08-Nov-2015)

location, location, location

When we arrived at Rumba Resort we were greeted be friendly staff. Our 3 bedroom fully self contained apartment was spacious, modern, comfy, everything we needed for our 4 night stay. The convenience of a variety of dining options downstairs and night owl around the corner made mall times a breeze. Views from the balcony were breath taking and having the various pools, spa, jacuzzi and patrolled calm beach across the road made getting wet very convenient.

Review by Katie Cutmore (22-Apr-2018)

great resort

We had a great stay we tried to book extra nights but unfortunately the resort was booked out.

Review by Greg Wallace (10-Nov-2015)

rumba is our pick

We have stayed at Rumba many times and we could not fault it. Underground parking and a lift from there to all floors. A breeze when loading and unloading luggage as they have a luggage trolley. They have thought of everything to make guests stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Stunning water views, spacious and spotless apartments. Enjoyed happy hour and met some very interesting locals at 26 degrees downstairs Thank you Rumba Management and Staff for providing first class accommodation and service to me and my family.

Review by Trish Cowin (22-Apr-2018)

lovely hotel

I found Rumba to be a lovely hotel. The rooms were high quality and I especially liked how the second bedroom (where the kids slept) was away from the morning sun. The staff are very friendly. It’s great having the 3 pools as it keeps kids entertained for ages. My only negative would be that the poolside bar is closed most of the time and when opened (only on Friday and Saturday night I was told), it doesn’t offer any snacks as well. Having a better service here would increase the popularity of the resort.

Review by Penny (17-Nov-2015)

a great holiday!!

Thank you for a relaxing and enjoyable stay at Rumba Resort.

Review by Anne Travis (24-Apr-2018)

absolute amazing seaview!!

A wonderful seaside location and only a stones throw away from Brissie. Always great to arrive to welcoming staff at the front desk – Evelyn , Ashley and Eva thanks again !!

Review by Margaret Toomata (17-Nov-2015)

josie foster

We arranged for 11 people to stay at rumba for two fifty birthday celebrations last weekend. What a fantastic weekend we all a great time. Beautiful units and everything was there. Just park the car and walk everywhere and the car didn’t move again until we were going home. Wow we all haven’t stop talking about it.

Review by Josie Foster (29-Apr-2018)

wedding guests

We loved the Rumba Resort, we had a three bedroom 2 bathroom suite. We found the suite roomy and very comfortable and clean. We wished we could have stayed longer.

Review by Mrs Margo Erasmus (22-Nov-2015)

rumba has everything!

Our short stay at Rumba was absolutely perfect! We were impressed with our room – it had everything you could possibly want for a stay away from home. We’ve stayed at many places, but Rumba tops the list as far as room inclusions. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly – the room was perfect – the location is tops and there’s nothing at all that could have made this stay more enjoyable. Thanks for thinking of EVERYTHING – Rumba!

Review by Jill Meyer (03-May-2018)

amazing resort

Many of my Brides & Grooms and Wedding guests stay at Rumba Resort so it was an absolute delight to stay there myself recently ~ from the moment we checked in and sat on Beachfront Balcony we felt like Royalty. Unit was sheer luxury ~ Bedding and Manchester was divine! Staff were fabulous : ) We cannot recommend Rumba Resort highly enough…. stunning place to stay and play in Caloundra. Regards Shona Andersen Marriage Celebrant.

Review by Your Celebrant Shona (29-Nov-2015)

fantastic getaway

We have been going to Rumba since 2011 and manage to stay at least once a year – The friendly staff who do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable . The rooms are always clean and are so very comfortable – will be back again next year

Review by Fiona and Ian (03-May-2018)

our lovely 4 night stay at rumba

We stayed in your beautiful resort in November celebrating our 54th Wedding Anniversary. Our apartment was very lovely with very nice amenities and great service from the staff. We would recommend Rumba for your next stay in Caloundra and we certainly will be back again. PS Thanks for chocolates which were in our apartment on arrival. Sincerely, Beverley and Kevan.

Review by Kevan and Beverley Wyllie (02-Dec-2015)

great location

We have stayed at the Rumba before and loved it, so went back again. love the location and the rooms are beautiful, the view and the room position (was very noisy) wasn’t as good this time, but we still loved our stay and will definitely return again. The position is so perfect, you just park your car and leave it until ready to go home. Happy hour at the bar is great and the bar staff are so friendly (Jess and Harry). The added live entertainment on the weekends is a great touch too!!

Review by Rachelle (06-May-2018)


Even though I live in caloundra, I wanted to stay somewhere nice, comfortable, convenient and cost effective for my schoolies celebrations because I’m the biggest home body. We were blessed with an awesome deal pay 4 nights stay 5!!!! Which came to a very beautiful price that we were all happy with. The rooms are like a slice of heaven, clean, spacious and fresh….oh oh oh and Homely! All staff are lovely and are very helpful. The swimming pools are amazing just wish the hours for the pool use were longer! Well done RUMBA!!!!!!

Review by Clare (03-Dec-2015)

relaxing rumba

Our family enjoyed our first visit to Rumba Resort recently . Our stay of a week in a two bedroom ocean front apartment was relaxing from the first day. The room was beautifully made up and spotless. There was ample room for the whole family and the views were stunning. The variety of eateries near the resort made meals very convenient. We were delighted to find the resort had a heated pool. Swimming could be done on slightly cooler days and young children in particular enjoyed this treat. The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend a stay and we will definitely be back to experience this all again.

Review by Dianna Marriott (06-May-2018)

rumba beach resort

Great location with bars and restaurants down below. beautiful view and extremely cleans apartments. has got everything covered in the units and the Reception staff we very helpful and friendly. Will be back for sure!

Review by Rachel Bromwich (09-Dec-2015)


Great stay. Awesome views and excellent staff. Will be back for sure.

Review by Luke (20-May-2018)

great stay

Great location close to everything rooms spacious and very well appointed. Staff very friendly and helpful Overall it was a very relaxing stay at a fabulous resort would definitely visit again.

Review by Sharon (11-Dec-2015)


I absolutely loved this place. From the location to the atmosphere, stylishly appointed and private. 10/10 and so too are the staff!

Review by Tracey (20-May-2018)

great resort

Excellent rooms, great service. I would like to thank Bob the after hours person for going out of his way to find my stuff which I had left behind to get it to my friend. Not only was Bob polite and understanding of my situation, he gave me information for options. Bob responded quickly and solved my situation. I was very impressed at how helpful the staff are. Rooms are neat and tidy for a reasonable price. The other good thing is the resort is so close to many restaurants and food outlets which is helpful. Fully contained is also a bonus! Thanks rumba

Review by Donna Butterfield (12-Dec-2015)

wonderful rumba

What a great experience. Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Room was absolutely lovely. Many great eateries nearby. This is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed in. Would thoroughly recommend “The Rumba” to anyone wanting a place to stay in Caloundra. Can’t wait to come back.

Review by Gary Sculthorpe (26-May-2018)

our christmas get together

We are 3 couples who have been friends for over 40 years and wanted to enjoy a weekend together to celebrate the upcoming Christmas Season. This is our second year of staying at Rumba Beach in the lovely 3 bedroom apartment with stunning views to the beach. The apartment has everything you want in it and the location is spot on with all the eateries so close. We also love to wander through the Sunday markets just up the road from Rumba and at Christmas time the markets have a great variety of stalls. We have all agreed to make our booking again for next year, it is such a luxurious way to celebrate Christmas with friends, so relaxing!

Review by Janelle Duncan (12-Dec-2015)

excellent accomodation

Easy check in excellent rooms which were very comfortable easy access to some great food and restaurants staff were very nice and helpful and amenities were great. Highly recommend a stay at Rumba.

Review by Lincoln Rayward (27-May-2018)

excellent 2 night stay

Thank you to all the Rumba Resort team for your exceptional service during an eventful stay at the resort. Our two bedroom spa suite was spacious, comfortable and had a great balcony to watch the water from. All staff were friendly and helpful from check-in to check-out. The pools and jacuzzi were a great place to realx with our kids. The location is wonderfully convenient to nearby Bulcock St with interesting stores and restaurants and to Kings Beach for surf. Complimentary undercover parking and speedy WiFi are bonuses which add to the value of staying here.

Review by Jackie (26-Dec-2015)

fabulous location and great resort

We were welcomed in earlier than expected and the SMS system used worked really well for us. Clean and light room with great outlook. Friendly bar staff and so great to be close to the sea. Thank you Rumba.

Review by Susan Mackenzie-Smith (28-May-2018)


Had an enjoyable Xmas at Rumba 2015. Will stay longer next time, so relaxing. Beautiful clean rooms, great location, private yet very family orientated. Easy parking and s good base to explore the surrounding beaches and the Suncoast hinterland. Restaurants downstairs, walks along the beach and stunning views from the room made it memorable. Nobody wanted to leave.

Review by Tony (03-Jan-2016)

great place

Stayed at Rumba for 3 nights and had a lovely time, had relatives from UK and they were extremely happy, great room with fabulous views as described. Staff very friendly and helpful couldn’t ask for anything more. Thanks Rumba will definitely stay again. Cheers Diane

Review by Diane (31-May-2018)

excellent family holiday

We are a family of four, including a 6 year old and 10 year old. We stayed six nights over Christmas 2015. The service was friendly and professional (including Santa delivering a fruitcake to our door on Christmas Day!). The apartment was spacious, well equipped and clean. We enjoyed the location, right on the esplanade, close to cafes and shops on main street (Sunday markets are great). The kids spent a lot of time having fun in the pool. Highly recommended, especially for families, and we hope to be back.

Review by Peter (04-Jan-2016)


Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately we had to cancel our recent booking for accommodation at Rumba due to healthy issues with Wayne. These are currently being treated by his local GP and specialist and once sorted we will be re-booking with you. As we have always enjoyed a wonderful stay at your lovely resort, we are looking forward to spending time again there in the not too distant future. Thank you once again for your interest. Regards………….Cheryl Eagleson

Review by Wayne and Cheryl Eagleson (09-Jun-2018)

appartments with ocean view, amazing

Love staying at this resort, always get an ocean view apartment with great views of Bullcock Beach. Appartments have everything you need, very clean and modern, and great having housekeeping come in everyday to make the beds and take out the rubbish. Great cafes and restaurants underneath so no need to go far from resorts. Patrolled beach straight across the road. Very secure undercover parking at no cost if you have a car. Walking distance to markets and Caloundra Main Street. Will definitely be back to stay. It is a 5 star so it’s not cheap but definitely worth it. Staff friendly and helpful.

Review by Kerry (06-Jan-2016)

rumba resort

The room we stayed in was exceptionally clean. Our view to the water was most enjoyable. We would definitely stay again and recommend to our friends and family. Staff were very friendly.

Review by Diane Kling (15-Jun-2018)

family holiday

We were only staying at the rumba for 2 nights but enjoyed our time so much when a room become available we extended our stay to 4 nights. We all enjoyed the relaxing time in and around the pools. The accommodation was clean, spacious, and had everything we needed. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely book another holiday with Rumba. Thank you.

Review by Lexie (13-Jan-2016)

long weekend in autumn

We’ve stayed at Rumba several times now and can never fault it. The apartments are always spotlessly clean and the location is superb. Close to fabulous boutique shopping, great dining and a beautiful boardwalk stroll around the beaches and headlands of Caloundra. This resort is 5 stars!!

Review by Suzanne Asker (18-Jun-2018)

a wonderful time

We often stay at The Rumba, always staying on the beach side. The view is breathtaking and inspires us to get out there and join in along with all the other holiday makers. Perfect position, so much to do and enjoy. We were not quick enough to get one of our favourite units this time and agreed to a partial ocean view. However the rest of our view was taken up with the exhausts of the restaurants below which filled our unit with the fumes of burnt cooking oil. The position of that unit was disappointing,

Review by Saba Burns (18-Jan-2016)

fantastic as always!

This is the third time we have stayed and it seems the service and facilities gets better every time. Looking forward to coming back next year!!

Review by Craig MacGregor (18-Jul-2018)

good all round

Great location , great pools and great facilities surrounding the resort . The staff are very friendly and helpful . Any request was dealt with quickly . The rooms were in good condition and were clean and well equiped . We would love to return again .

Review by Mary (18-Jan-2016)

short break

Had a short break at Rumba, as we do every year. The apartment was beautiful with an amazing view of the ocean. Location excellent close to restaurants and shops. Pool areas clean and staff every cooperative. All in all and great stay. Thanks Rumba.

Review by SHEREE HAROLD (20-Jul-2018)

great stay at rumba

My family and I have been coming to Rumba for years, we love the service and the standard of the accommodation not to mention the stunning location. Thanks Rumba for always making us feel welcome, we cant wait to stay with you again next year!

Review by Addie Brooks (25-Jan-2016)

break away

Had a two day break up their, and enjoyed ourselves so much plan to come their for a week next time. Everything was their for us to enjoy. Leave the car under cover and browse around.Thank you

Review by Denis Graham (28-Jul-2018)

our stay at rumba jan 2016

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Rumba and thoroughly enjoy the service, location is ideal for families. We did have an issue with the air conditioner but this was fixed very promptly by the staff. We would recommend staying at Rumba to anyone.

Review by Anne Paludetto (25-Jan-2016)

great stay in the heart of caloundra!

We really enjoyed our stay at Rumba Resort! Kids swam in the beautifully heated 28 degree pool and the hot tub was great! Hired bikes from the resort and rode the esplanade, great fun! Rooms are clean and tidy, beds are comfy, great views of the water, big kitchen, all in all, a great place to stay. We were on level 5 facing the water, so just above the other building’s rooftop. Floors under that may not have a view. More kitchen washing detergent and spray and wipe would be an added bonus. But a great resort. Thanks Rumba!

Review by Carly (28-Jul-2018)

relaxing to the extreme.

What a wonderful single night stay we had. Room was fresh, clean and very well presented. The day was very hot (January Weather) when we arrived but the room had been cooled which was welcomed and a nice touch. You cannot beat this location. everything within walking distance. Shops, fine dining, board walk, beaches, fantastic swimming pools, not to mention the views. What more would you want? I did find the car park a little cramped for a large car however you only need to be a bit careful and you don’t have any trouble. We will definitely be back (Soon)..

Review by Robert Christie (01-Feb-2016)

always a wonderful holiday at rumba resort

Our family just enjoyed another memorable week at Caloundra’s Rumba Resort over Xmas 2015 and feel that the experience just gets better each year we visit. This was our third straight Xmas break at Rumba and while the weather wasn’t quite as perfect as the last visit, it in no way dampened our fun given the warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere that is such a part of the resort. If you just want to relax by the pool enjoying a swim and a drink from the poolside bar, or enjoy the magnificence of Kings Beach and all the restaurants in and around the area, Rumba Resort is the perfect place for a few days or even a week. We’ll be back Rumba and can’t wait to experience it all again with your warm and friendly staff.

Review by John Noble (05-Feb-2016)

wonderful stay

Absolutely loved staying at the Rumba. rooms were exceptionally clean, I am very fussy and was very impressed with the cleanliness. Rooms had everything you needed and the coffee machine was a great touch. Lots of secure parking and even the lifts were fast. fantastic location with restaurants at your fingertips. great pools and jacuzzi. the kids loved them. Will definitely return next time in Caloundra.

Review by McCarthy (08-Feb-2016)

total getaway

my three kids and I thoroughly enjoyed our ‘staycation’ virtually in our own backyard, I’ve always lived north of the bridge on the Sunshine Coast and had a great long weekend that showcased all that Caloundra has to offer. Given the inclement weather we spent a good deal of our time in the apartment – perfectly presented and appointed. Will be back for sure and happily recommend to anyone – thanks Rumba for the recharge – we loved it!

Review by Rachael (16-Feb-2016)


I stayed here with my 2 sons n my bestie n her 2 sons in the 3bd it’s was just perfect for us all. The kids n teenagers loved it and there was plenty room for us all. Will stay again whenever we r in Caloundra.

Review by Jax (21-Feb-2016)

a must stay!

Valentines Weekend!! From the moment we were greeted by the friendly and informative reception staff to the magnificent ocean views from our balcony and the countless options to keep us busy, we were continually impressed by this resorts attention to detail and eagerness to please. We also had a brilliant morning riding the Tandem Electric bike provided by Aus Resort Rentals & Sales – a must do if you’re in town! Highly recommend considering Rumba for your stay on the Sunshine Coast.

Review by Ben (22-Feb-2016)

fabulous holiday

We stayed in an ocean view 2 bedroom apartment for the stay 4 pay for 3 deal in February 2016. This resort is impressive – everything is first class including the service from the lovely staff, the accommodation – very comfortable, clean and well maintained, the amenities – the Jacuzzi and pools both heated and unheated, the views – could see the glasshouse mountains and watched the windsurfing display every afternoon from our balcony, the boardwalk, the range of restaurants downstairs and nearby, the patrolled beach opposite the resort, the local Caloundra shops and markets. We can’t wait to return and share the Rumba Beach Resort with our family. Thankyou.

Review by Linda (23-Feb-2016)

fabulous holiday

I would definitely recommend Rumba Resort to family and friends – I could not fault anything and the location was perfect – close to shops, restaurants and transport. I hope to stay there again.

Review by Lyn (25-Feb-2016)

rumba ridiculously relaxing

We had a wonderful time at Rumba. Very relaxing, great rooms and wonderful views. What topped it off was the 2 pools plus jacuzzi and the restaurant at a stones throw. Thank you. We will definately be back.

Review by Bel (26-Feb-2016)

anniversary weekend

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a weekend away at Rumba. We experienced the best the coast has to offer with great service, excellent accommodation , postcard views and lots of friendly smiling faces. We took the opportunity to avail ourselves of the local restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed all that Caloundra had to offer. Thanks to Bob and team for a great stay and the champagne to celebrate. Back soon!

Review by John (28-Feb-2016)

overnight stay

Spent one night here as an overnight stop on our way to Noosa. Loved the resort , very clean, modern, great facilities and friendly staff. Have never been to Caloundra but we will be back and staying at Rumba Resort.

Review by Jennifer Martin (29-Feb-2016)

great group accomodation

We had over 30 staff and suppliers stay at Rumba across a range of 1,2, and 3 Bedroom apartments. The entire team loved everything Rumba had to offer and the rooms were perfect. Great location, pool and undercover parking as well. The staff provided excellent service and were great to work with in booking and accommodating for such a large group. We will definitely be back again.

Review by Chris (02-Mar-2016)

thank you for a great stay

Recently we bought up our daughter & her 4 1/2 yr. Son for a couple of nights. You obliged us by having an earlier check in. The staff were very friendly and obliging. We had been to your resort a few months earlier and were impessed by the rooms & the location . We will return and highly recommend the resort Thank you for a lovely stand the good servic Yours truly Stella Voolstra

Review by Stella Voolstra (03-Mar-2016)

you can’t get much better

What a perfect spot to stay, everything at your door step but still so peaceful. The room was simply beautiful, I could live there. The staff, even with the influx of guests at the time I checked in, Ashlee had me in my room and relaxed in no time.

Review by Clay Wolfenden-Fisher (04-Mar-2016)

fantastic accommodation

We recently stayed at the Rumba Beach Resort on our way home from a long, hot drive yourself around Australia trip and WOW . . . we picked the best place on the Sunshine Coast to stay and relax. Beautiful rooms, wonderful views, first class amenities and helpful, cheery staff. Thanks Rumba

Review by The Brinkmanns (06-Mar-2016)

great service

We stayed at the resort for our 21st wedding anniversary. As usual Caloundra and the location was fantastic. Great facilities at the resort (loved the Jacuzzi) Although we had a couple of cleaning issues in our ensuite bathroom, when we brought them to the attention of the front desk they were quickly dealt with. The staff came up straight away to inspect and said they would have it cleaned within half an hour, Not only did they clean the bathroom, they gave us fresh towels, remade our bed and gave us a bottle of wine. So even though at times things happen we were really happy with the effort that went in to fix our problem and that’s what its all about, great services. Things happen sometimes but it is how it is dealt with that is important. We will be back. Thank you.

Review by Kerry Caton (13-Mar-2016)


My wife and I stayed at Rumba Resort for our wedding anniversary and absolutely loved! Amaizing accommodation and facilities. The rooms were outstanding, so close to the beach and so close to a variety of restaurants. We will definitely be coming back some time in the near future. Love the laid back feel of the area. Very relaxing and the staff were very helpful. Top marks.

Review by Patrick (21-Mar-2016)

best resort ever!

We stayed at Rumba before with our little boy & came back with our new baby for a family holiday. The pools are brilliant & so clean, the heated spa is awesome, the rooms are spotlessly clean & have a lovely decor & the staff are lovely to talk to! We love this place very much! We can’t keep away!

Review by Helena Harris (23-Mar-2016)

best beds i have slept in

Eight ladies stayed in two three bedroom ocean view apartments, all commented on the amazing bed and pillows. Apartment great views, only downside as they are family apartments there were not enough platters or serving bowl no microwave safe containers or water jug.. Staff very welcoming and helpful.

Review by Roslynn mcdermott (25-Mar-2016)


We enjoyed our 4 night stay at The Rumba, everything nice and handy shops, restaurants, right across the road from the beach. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. Room was comfortable and clean. Will bring the grand kids next time.

Review by Marlene Leggo (25-Mar-2016)

enjoyable stay

Would definitely recommend Rumba – another very enjoyable stay – look forward to staying again soon.

Review by Lyn (25-Mar-2016)

absolutely fantastic time

We, as on previous occasions had a most enjoyable time. We were so convinced about the Rumba, that we recommended the Rumba Resort to our friends, who have visited the resort and they too thoroughly enjoyed their stay. I would recommend the Resort to anyone either wanting a peaceful relaxing time or for those wanting to go walking, there are plenty of places to to go. The Resort Rooms as meticulously clean, have very comfortable king size beds and fabulous views of the Water.

Review by Barbara Clout (25-Mar-2016)


This is third time I have stayed at the Rumba. The service and staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are spotlessly clean. The location is amazing with everything you need within walking distance. I would recommend the Rumba to everyone it’s great place to stay wether you are single a couple or wanting a great place to take the kids. I would stay there again without hesitation.

Review by Leanne (31-Mar-2016)


We had an excellent stay at Rumba the unit was great the location & facilities were Awesome would recommend Rumba to anyone for a great holiday.

Review by Barry Large (01-Apr-2016)


Enjoyed such a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful experience at the Rumba Resort!! Cannot stress enough how much I would recommend this place to others. Definatly 5+ stars! Will be back again soon 🙂

Review by Jayde (03-Apr-2016)

fabulous family getaway

Loved Rumba Resort and all it had to offer. We had a top floor room with a view which was great. Great location, friendly staff and so easy to get around without having to use our car and find parking. It was lovely room and facilities, quiet location and lots of families enjoying holidays as we were. Thanks for everything and hopefully we will back to visit.

Review by Kylie Argent (07-Apr-2016)


We stayed 3 nights in a one bedroom suite and it was amazing. Great rooms, great view, great facilities and great location. We will be back for another stay. cheers, Steve

Review by Stephen Van Gerven (08-Apr-2016)


We had the 3 bedroom apartment for the weekend of our friends wedding. The place was great. All modern and clean. The view from the large balcony was great. So big we didn’t get in each other’s way. It was great to have all the restaurants at our doorstop too and of course the beach. No complaints. We will return.

Review by Donna (09-Apr-2016)

2 night getaway

Absolutely loved Rumba! From booking through to checking out was by far the best customer service we’ve received. Had a top floor apartment with ocean views. Didn’t drive anywhere the whole time, everything was conveniently located. Had the best night’s sleep in a long time in the most comfy beds ever!! Was impressed by the extremely clean apartments and extra large balconies. And of course the facilities. Thank you for a great couple of nights we will be back!!

Review by Julie (09-Apr-2016)

our favourite

We’ve been staying at the Rumba ever since it opened. It’s the only place we’ll stay. It has amazing views, convenient location so we never have to drive, everything is right at your door step. The staff are so helpful and always have a smile. But best of all is the luxury bedding. We always get a great night sleep.

Review by Jo (10-Apr-2016)

great position

Loved our stay at the Rumba, we had a two bed apartment on the front with great view of the beach, Even though it was on the beachfront there was no noise from outside. The apartment was immaculate with every modern convenience, would recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of luxury.

Review by Brian carter (11-Apr-2016)

great place

What a great place. Really nice apartments with great appliances, clean pools, right next to the beach, shops and restaurants. I’ve recommended it to so many people since coming home. Will definitely come back. Thanks!

Review by Matt (11-Apr-2016)

2 nights not enough

Close to popular shops and restaurants, life guarded beach directly across street, jetsk hire same location. An explore out to main street was streemlined by so many arcade side streets, welcomed shortcuts. Local award wining shops abound found a lovely gelato shop on main street., all tastes catered for. Local cinema was great value for money all latest movies at $10.00 per person regardless, gaming arcarde attached. Plenty to do for whole faimly. Verry impressed with our room and the location. Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Dallas Mckeown (21st March, 2021)

great thanks

Apartment on the 3rd floor overlooking the ocean was great. Great place to stay with family so close to the beaches and coffee shops. La Dolcia is my favourite. Apartment was modern, clean and well equipped. Used the spa at the end of each to chill out. Can’t wait to be back in Australia John from England

Review by John Cahill (12-Apr-2016)


We had 8 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment and loved every minute of our stay! The staff were friendly and helpful (special mention to Ashlee) and the facilities were excellent. The location is perfect…we’ll be back!

Review by Emma (12-Apr-2016)

“room to rumba”

Always a delight to return to the Rumba whenever I am in Caloundra! I have stayed here more than 10 times all year round and it never ever disappoints! This is the best of the 6 properties I have stayed at in Caloundra and you can’t beat the friendly service, (thanks Ash) or the generous rooms with modern amenities!

Review by RIK RUSHTON (14-Apr-2016)

what a joy

I absolutely loved this place. I had a three bedroom ocean apartment on the second floor and i thought it was perfect. The rooms were large. Great kitchen. Great view. It didn’t bother me being close to the pool. I will definitely come back to stay.

Review by Ross K (15-Apr-2016)

wonderful stay

We had 6 days in 2 bedroom apartment and enjoyed one of the best holidays we’ve had. Fantastic apartment, with all possible needs catered for, excellent staff, from reception to cleaners, great pools and a can’t be beaten position on Bulcock Beach.

Review by Judith (18-Apr-2016)

rumba stay

Excellent place to stay in Caloundra love the venue and apartments beautiful and clean Very comfortable beds and staff excellent service the only place to stay for my husband and myself.

Review by Lisa Galloway (19-Apr-2016)

great place to stay

It was our first visit to Caloundra we couldn’t have been happier with Rumba great central location very clean great views also the restaurants out the front were fabulous.

Review by Jane Harvey (25-Apr-2016)


We stayed at Rumba’s for our sons wedding. Couldn’t fault it. Venue was perfect and food was sensational. Thankyou.

Review by Julie Harris (03-May-2016)


Great location close to the waterfront, walks, cycling and handy to the Sunday market. The spacious apartments are top quality with lovely swimming pools, free Wifi and parking, what more could you want?, we loved our stay and will definitely be back.

Review by Barbara (08-May-2016)

weekend stay

We booked into Rumba Resort for an extended weekend to go to a friend’s wedding. Reception staff were very obliging, courteous and a pleasure with whom to deal. The accommodation was very good – clean, comfortable and catered for all our needs. Amenities were also first class. It is a resort we would stay at again and would be glad to recommend it to friends, family and the wider population.

Review by Barry Cullen (12-May-2016)

fabulous place, excellent accommodation

Stayed just the one night, wished we’d stayed longer. Our apartment had sea views, immaculate rooms and everything you would need for a long holiday. Friendly staff would highly recommend long or short stays, excellent location minutes from beach, restaurants and bars

Review by Andrea Jones (23-May-2016)

recent stay

We enjoyed our recent stay and thought the accommodation was excellent. One fault though, we found the lack of bench space in the bathrooms was inadequate, there was no room to put toiletries .

Review by Colin Hoy (04-Jun-2016)

lovely short break

We recently stayed at Rumba for a short 4 day break . Great location , friendly staff. Our one bedroom apartment was spacious, and filled with all the mod cons. Rumba provided a few little extras which made my birthday stay… special. Thank you. We look forward to staying at Rumba again soon.

Review by Julie Jones (05-Jun-2016)

honeymoon night

Fantastic resort. We stayed for one night and were lucky enough to get a large room on the top floor. The room was spacious, modern, clean and very comfortable. Two bathrooms, one with a gigantic spa bath (soo good), a huge balcony with a great view. We were also spoiled on arrival with a yummy box of chocolates and a congratulations card – a lovely touch. The staff were friendly and helpful, amenities looked great and I wish we had of stayed a bit longer. The location is awesome, right on the main street and also close to happy valley/bulcock beach. I hope we can visit again soon, will definitely recommend to others.

Review by Tabitha (07-Jun-2016)

weekend away

Had such a lovely stay for my birthday. The resort and rooms were just beautiful. Had a wonderful time for our first family holiday with our brand new baby. Loved the close proximity to restaurants and the beach. Will definately be back very soon!!!

Review by Andrea (07-Jun-2016)

best place to stay

The old saying first impressions count ,couldn’t be more correct as to when I walked into your resort. The reception staff were excellent and most helpful the room wasn’t ready because I was early the lovely lass said she would send a text message when the room was ready,which was what happen.The room was so clean the very best I’ve stayed in,everything you would require was provided including towels for swimming.The fact that the Australian Rugby Union Team were also staying at the resort just speaks for itself,as they have the very best of everything and rightly so.Thank you for providing such a great place to stay only regret my stay wasn’t longer but I’ll be back.Jeanette

Review by Jeanette Mitchell (08-Jun-2016)

beach bliss

we had a great stay at Rumba. Our apartment was overlooking Bulcock beach and the glasshouse mountains. the apartment was spotless, check in seamless and the staff couldn’t do enough for you. We didn’t need to leave as restaurants and coffee shops were underneath and all very friendly and worked in with Rumba with specials and freebies. we’ll be back to experience this lovely resort in the warmer months and enjoy the beach, the pool and the spa a little more. thank you for a great time on our drive holiday………….would definitely recommend for a lovely couples or family stay.

Review by Sue Watt (09-Jun-2016)


It was my 2nd stay at Rumba and I am looking forward to coming back. The staff are so friendly and helpful in any way possible. I describe it as heaven on a plate; every thing is at your finger tips….. the beautiful room and it’s facilities, the room service, the magnificent pool, the restaurants, the beaches, walks and so much more. It is a favourite destination.

Review by Annie Midgley (16-Jun-2016)

a haven of luxury

Great unit in a superb location. If staying longer I would have loved to use the heated pool with the interesting floor ! We loved the feel and facilities of our unit and it was so quiet and private. All staff went out of their way to be helpful including the excellent cleaning staff one of whom came to my assistance when I thought I left my mobile phone behind! We will definitely stay here again for holiday time – enjoyed it so much when in Caloundra for conference.

Review by Desley (19-Jun-2016)

great nights stay

We won a weekend away from you guys and would just like to say what a great night we had, the room was fab with an awesome view, and would highly recommend anyone to stay here, the rooms were fully functional with everything you needed to enjoy your stay, thanks again and hope to be back one day soon.

Review by Sharon Duckworth (26-Jun-2016)

excellent accommodation

We only stayed one night but the room were excellent and the staff super friendly. We will definitely be back to stay. Excellent

Review by Debbie Sikking (27-Jun-2016)

break away

We stayed at Rumba Resort for a break away from Sydney weather, unfortunately the weather Didn’t work out, but staying here certainly did. We had a one bedroom spa apartment, which was perfect. The apartment was very spacious and spotlessly clean. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could want, if you decided to stay in, even a coffee machine . Underneath the resort are a number of restuarants and a groovy bar with great bar food and live music most nights ,, so you don’t have to travel too far in case of bad weather. Staff were great,very friendly and helpful .The pool looked fun with portholes looking into the restuarant below and was heated. We would recommend this resort to anyone visiting the Sunshine Coast .

Review by Kim and Chris Mason (27-Jun-2016)


We have stayed at Rumba many times. Everyone better than the last. Staff are always polite and go above and beyond to help out. Such great help ! Will definitely be staying here a lot more again.

Review by Nick Bradley (10-Jul-2016)

great position – top class resort

We had an amazing time in Caloundra. Rumba Resort is in a great spot close to everything. Apartment was fantastic, very clean and quiet. Very friendly Staff. Restaurants at your door step….fantastic. I can recommend to couples and families alike. Denise from Sydney.

Review by Denise Riches (21-Jul-2016)

great return stay

We initially stayed at Rumba Resort in 2014 and returned again July 2016. The staff have always been really great, professional yet friendly, we were allocated the same unit as our 2014 stay which we had requested (either the same unit or same configuration), they texted us ahead to say our unit was ready, it was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We would not hesitate to return.

Review by Erin & Norm (24-Jul-2016)

wonderful break between homes

Just what we needed – a easy solution to our problem being homeless for several days between old house and new one. Rest and relaxing atmosphere with convenience to shops and walks along the promenade and a great selection of restaurants and cafes. We were also celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and my birthday all in the same week. We were pleasantly surprised our apartment was comfortable and the reception desk staff were extra special to us. As we have been in the tourisms business ourselves for 21 years and 16 of them in accommodation. We were very happy with the Rumba Apartment on the 4th floor. Will recommend to any one for a great little break. Thank you.

Review by Maree DeGraw (04-Aug-2016)

our stay

Prior to coming to rumba resort we used to stay in a cabin in a caravan park on the sunshine coast. My wife booked Rumba resort for 4 nights. I was surprised at the quality of service and the beauty of the resort and rooms. So close to eateries with quality and excellent food. Since our first visit we have been back to Rumba resort 3 more times and the same quality was there each time Rumba is our only resort we will stay at when we are holidaying on the sunshine coast. We have found the perfect room at Rumba and that will be the room for the furture to book overlooking the water. The only problem I found is that on the morning of departure we don’t want to leave and would rather stay longer. So we will be back again that is for sure. So to all the staff at Rumba keep up the good work of quality and service. Thanks, Ian Jolly.

Review by Ian Jolly (15-Aug-2016)

qld holiday

Our 2 week mid year break from Melbourne weather was spent at Rumba. This being our first visit to Caloundra we didn’t know what to expect. The web site for Rumba Resort looked very inviting and lived up to the content. Our 1 bedroom appt on the 5th floor had a lovely view of the pools and foreshore. On one occasion we saw dolphins swimming in the inlet. The apartment was well laid out and spotlessly clean. The Housekeeping Team were unobtrusive and meticulous in their attention to detail. We enjoyed the boardwalk and great choice of cafes and restaurants nearby. Thank you to all the staff at Rumba for looking after us so well.

Review by Brian & Pam Cartlidge (17-Aug-2016)

rumba units

The most comfortable pleasant stay that I’ve had at any resort, thank you Rumba and your staff top shelf,I’ll defernitely b back 5 stars for sure can’t recommend you enough, thanks again

Review by Craig Grant (19-Aug-2016)

best on the sunshine coast

We had a wonderful 5 night stay and even though the weather wasn’t the best to start with, the view from our apartment over the beach and Pumicestone Passage made up for it. The apartment was spotless and very well appointed – even has a coffee machine. The layout of the apartment, resort and pools were superb. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Having so many restaurants and the beach right on your doorstep was so good. The boardwalk is right opposite for walks along the beach and it was a very short walk to the shops. It is a true 5 star reort and we will be back for a much longer stay. Thanks to all at Rumba.

Review by Patricia Speirs (27-Aug-2016)

first class

We recently spend 8 days at “Rumba” in a 2 bedroom apartment. It was our first visit to this part of the Sunshine Coast and found the facilities and staff to be excellent. The resort is extremely well positioned to access restaurants and a delightful boardwalk that extends for several kilometres along the entire foreshore. The unit was extremely clean and we found that every where we walked it was the same scenario – the exceptional cleanliness of the Caloundra area was first class.On a scale of 1-10 we rated the resort a 9.5 – the only thing that prevented a perfect 10 was we would have liked the balcony to have faced the morning sunrise. It would have been the perfect way to start the day. But this was only minor and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this resort without question.

Review by Barry Reid (28-Aug-2016)

urban escape

Once again Rumba is on the money, from Brisbane having an average week at work we hot some bad traffic on the way up hey but we finally arrived, once we checked in what drive, work what’s that the view of the passage is inspiring to say the least, I suggest a late check out yo enjoy what Rimba and Caloundra have to offer then the inevitable back to reality work and city life Caloundra is suck a tranquil place untouched

Review by Steve Tattis (28-Aug-2016)

2 days in caloundra

My family and I recently spent 2 days in Caloundra at Rumba Resort, we all wish it was 2 weeks! Caloundra is a lovely town with everything you need for a great family escape. Rumba Resort was fantastic and one of the highlights of our trip to Australia, from the friendly and professional welcome to the well appointed apartment, great view, heated pool and Jacuzzi we could have so easily made Rumba our permanent home. I can’t speak highly enough of this hotel, everything was easy and hassle free. Don’t go anywhere else if you’re heading to the Sunshine Coast.

Review by Mark Irwin (30-Aug-2016)

caloundra break

First time up in Caloundra from freezing Melbourne… The weather was fantastic and to top it off, our 2 bedroom appt with view on the pumicestone passage was even better…The room is well equipped, cleaned and who does not like fresh towel being provided and bedding done everyday… It made us feel moreso relax… Rumba resort is greatly located; 1 minute walk to the beach, 5 mins walk to king beach with a variety of restaurant to your reach

Review by Kevin (31-Aug-2016)

two bedroom ocean view

The room was clean and recently renovated with a great view. A major issue though was that our room was very noisy with the constant noise from a generator or exhaust fan from the cafes under the room. It really detracted from our relaxing stay.

Review by Sonja (01-Sep-2016)


We stayed in a 2 bed apartment and absolutely loved our accommodation. The apartment was spotlessly clean. The kitchen had every appliance needed and in great condition. Location of rumba is perfect. Couldn’t fault our stay and definitely recommend it for families.

Review by Gillian (02-Sep-2016)

perfect family weekend away

We recently spent two nights in a beachfront 2 bedroom apartment with our 2 year old and 9 week old. The whole experience was fantastic – starting with a text message confirmation that our room was ready early, seamless check in and parking, lift directly to the our door, a beautifully appointed large apartment with breathtaking views of Bulock beach, Bribie Island and the glasshouse mountains. The amenities are perfect for young families with easy access to all the restaurants and pools via lifts, and the large heated jacuzzi was great for the young ones in the cooler weather. I can’t fault our stay – great staff, hotel and location – 5 out of 5.

Review by Sascha Kurz (05-Sep-2016)

rumba beach resort

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This was our 4th or 5th time at Rumba and have never been disappointed. The perfect getaway.

Review by Bob Weir (07-Sep-2016)

fantastic stay

A lovely place to stay, it was so peaceful and relaxing. Thank you Rumba!

Review by Sophie (13-Sep-2016)

great place to stay

Thank you for your great service and hospitality. The Resort and location was fantastic. The staff were always friendly and willing to help and will happily return again.

Review by Wayne Jameson (18-Sep-2016)


We were attending a Wedding in Caloundra and the Bride suggested we stay at Rumba Resort, great call !! We stayed for 3 Nights and apart from the fact the 1 bedroom apartments don’ have full water views ( they did give us a partial ocean view which was kind of them) the resort was fabulous, Apartments spotlessly clean, (crisp white bed linens – a must !) well appointed and modern, everything one could ask for in a Holiday Apartment, outdoor pool areas looked fabulous although we didn’t use them this time, and of course having all the Restaurants and Bars underneath was a bonus, you do not need a car when you stay at Rumba. The staff at Reception were courteous and very helpful and we enjoyed our stay, the only thing I would do differently is book a 2 bedroom Waterfront apartment next time, the beach is beautiful and I would want to sit on the balcony , with a wine and enjoy the glorious views. Would highly recommend Rumba to any friends visiting beautiful Caloundra.

Review by Kerry Stambanis (19-Sep-2016)

fantastic place

This is probably one of the nicest places we have stayed in for a long time. Rooms are great, cafes underneath provide great service it was overall a good experience. We can’t wait until the renovations are completely done in the bar/pool area to really experience full value of the resort. Already planning a future trip but with an ocean view this time.

Review by Sherri Hasted (23-Sep-2016)

i want to go back!!!

I absolutely loved staying at Rumba Resort. The rooms and grounds were spotlessly clean, modern and relaxing. The beds and pillows were amazing and very luxurious. I even tried to find the brand names so I could replicate them in my own home. The pools always look inviting and are lit up so beautifully at night time. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Rumba is without a doubt the nicest place I have ever stayed on holiday. I will certainly be re-booking ASAP. It is also an excellent location, being across the road from the beach, a very short walking distance to the shops and market which is brilliant. The Coffee Club downstairs however need a massive kick up the bum with usually a 35 minute wait for a cup of coffee. All in all, a beautiful resort that I will definitely be staying at again in the very near future.

Review by Lisa Cahill (23-Sep-2016)


Thank you for a great stay it was short but well lived in our 3 room apartment and was exactly what we needed for a little get away!! Love the pools the spas and the layout views and cleanliness of the rooms not to mention the great beds to sleep in!! Thank you again, looking forward to returning! Jade and Ben

Review by Jade and Ben Anderson (29-Sep-2016)

perfect accommodation

We stayed at Rumba resort for 3 nights and had an amazing time. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and well maintained. The pool and bar area was perfect to lounge around and relax in. Shops, restaurants and cafes were within a few steps of the property. All staff were friendly and helpful. We will definitely be booking and Rumba resort again.

Review by Petros (03-Oct-2016)

so relaxing

We have stayed at Rumba several times now and always have a lovely relaxing time. Lying on the beautiful beach or around the pool is just so relaxing. It is very handy to have restaurants and cafes downstairs and you can just leave the car in the garage. Rooms are spotless and beds so comfortable. In-room facilities are also excellent. We will be back again soon!

Review by Julie (07-Oct-2016)


We stayed for the weekend for our wedding anniversary. Amazing resort, very helpful staff. They listened to what we asked for and were very helpful. The view was beautiful. We would definately return.

Review by Dolores Fischle (16-Oct-2016)

no flaws

My Husband and I stayed at Rumba Resort for our honeymoon. In the 9 years we have been together, it was the first holiday we have been on. We have absolutely no faults at all for Rumba. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean with everything you could possibly need, and the facilities were great. I have been in the accommodation industry for 10 years now and Rumba has definitely exceeded my expectations. We look forward to coming back to Rumba Resort in the future! Thank you Team Rumba.

Review by Monika (16-Oct-2016)

just perfect

Enjoyed our 2 night stay at Rumba. Great location, very friendly & helpful staff, comfortable, clean & spacious rooms. Certainly will stay again.

Review by Sue Butcher (20-Oct-2016)

our recent stay as a family of 20

Really enjoyed the superb accomodation and service.

Review by Garry (24-Oct-2016)

can’t wait to go back

Friendly staff, great accomadation, beautiful spot, I will be back.

Review by Allan (03-Nov-2016)

great resort

Great resort, staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful, bar staff, cleaners all smiled and acknowledged you. Apartment modern, clean, bed was great and small things like coat hangers in wardrobes and dishwasher detergent replaced regularly. Secure parking was excellent and the view from our apartment was just beautiful, plenty of eating places just downstairs, just do it its great.

Review by Sandi Segnit (04-Nov-2016)


My wife & I only had 2 nights at Rumba Resort which wasn’t long enough. Friendly staff & the units are very spacious, clean & comfortable – next time we stay we will ask for an uninterrupted view – we didn’t realise when we booked that we didn’t have that but we still had a view but not what we were expecting – otherwise all good!!!!!

Review by John (05-Nov-2016)

great place to stay

Had a fantastic weekend there. Apartment was first class and pool facilities excellent. Close to heaps of restaurants. Will be back.

Review by Steve (06-Nov-2016)

just lovely

We enjoyed a relaxing stay at Rumba. Room lovely, staff helpful, resort clean. Will be back.

Review by Deb (06-Nov-2016)


We recently booked 3 apartments for a family birthday festival – Rumba was great – location, views, beach, swimming, service, fast free wifi, cocktails, cocktails, cocktails – absolutely fabulous!

Review by Liz Mellish (09-Nov-2016)

stay on october 16

Rumba Resort has become my favourite escape in Caloundra. Fantastic location, great staff and excellent service. Well done to all.

Review by Michelle Webb (10-Nov-2016)

marvellous rumba resort

Stayed here recently with an overseas guest from the UK… we both enjoyed it immensely.. our beachfront apartment was spotless and everything we could have wished for… fabulous views from the bedroom and balcony, pools clean and warm, wonderful restaurants within walking distance, and staff very pleasant and courteous. My guest, who has stayed at Resorts worldwide,was extremely impressed and certainly we will return for a longer stay in the future… congratulations on a well run establishment. Just adore Caloundra… and surrounding areas.

Review by Del Aravandino (18-Nov-2016)

best resort i’ve stayed at

We decided to try the Rumba Resort for a 3 day holiday to see what it’s like as we holiday up in Caloundra all time but stay at a different resort. On our arrival the people who checked us in were AMAZING really friendly couldn’t do enough for you, room was big and CLEAN and our experience was so enjoyable all staff we passed said hello the bar people were just so wonderful and I even went to the hair and beauty salon which I never do but they did an AWESOME job on my hair and we’re cheaper than my normal salon, price on resort so was great and my experience just amazing that we booked them again for our whole family to go next year, so I give this resort 6 stars well done.

Review by lesley adams (25-Nov-2016)

a very relaxing three days

We were very happy with the two room we booked at Rumba. The location was fantastic and the rooms met the needs of our extended family very well. I would recommend Rumba for anyone looking for accommodation in Caloundra.

Review by John Bates (25-Nov-2016)

a perfect holiday resort

Only decided at the last minute to visit Caloundra, loved it there. Hotel was amazing, really wished we could have stayed longer. Check was really easy and good. Facilities in room were perfect. Would definitely recommend this hotel, but advise to stay as long as possible and enjoy it all.

Review by Nina Salter (26-Nov-2016)

great resort

Fantastic room, was large & spacious with a great view of the beach. Ideal spot for anyone wanting to stay at the beach & have restaurants right downstairs & a great line of shops & a fantastic market on Sundays. Would definitely recommend to friends & would go back again myself. All staff we very friendly & check in was earlier than expected.

Review by Kaylene (28-Nov-2016)

outstanding resort

Rumba provided an outstanding stay with an immaculate suite, excellent service, friendly staff and all you could ask for to relax and unwind – great restaurants, pools, bar and right beside the water.

Review by Glynn Williams (05-Dec-2016)

just a quick stay!

Just a one night getaway for myslef , husband and teenage son in a resort room on the top floor and it was fabulous. Room was clean, bright, very comfortable and had everything we needed. Had a great afternoon around the pool area and drinks at the bar. Great location and staff were great, definately come back again.

Review by Leanne Holy (12-Dec-2016)

excellent resort.

We spent three nights at Rumba Resort and it was very relaxing. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Location is great with plenty of resturants to choose from within walking distance. Beach across the road and plenty of pool areas to swim in. Would highly recommend.

Review by Margaret King (13-Dec-2016)

very relaxing!

This was our third visit to Rumba and we’ll most certainly return. Fantastic views, location and studio apartment as well as polite and friendly staff! What more could you want?

Review by Carmel Pyne (20-Dec-2016)

the best place to stay on the sunshine coast

We found this hotel when we did a day trip on a holiday to the Sunshine Coast earlier in the year and loved the look and location so much that we booked in for Christmas. The Rumba Resort is in a handy location- opposite the beach, restaurants and cafes underneath and nearby and close to the main shopping strip. I like the attention to detail that is offered. A few days before our arrival we received a call to confirm our arrival and was told we would receive an SMS when our room was ready so we could check in early but if we wanted to arrive early we could use the resorts pool area and parking if needed We also received an email 2 days out with details and links for things to do etc. this was great and we ended up booking tickets on the Smooth Waters Caloundra Cruise. We had a 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor. Easy to get from the car to the apartment by the lift. Our apartment was spotless clean. Full size kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, stove top and all pots pans plates cutlery etc like a home away from home. The bedrooms were spacious with great beds. My ensuite was extra large and included a spa bath and a separate shower. There were even special towels to take to the pools and beach! Great living areas with air con in each room. Also furnished very well. Good size balcony with table & chairs. The communal pool areas are great with a few pools to choose from and lots of seating arrangements from deck chairs, sun lounges or large tables and chairs. The staff were exceptional and a very lovely gesture was on Sunday morning (Christmas morning) Santa came to each apartment and gave a rather large Bakers Delight Christmas cake. Such a lovely thought. We loved that the resort is handy to everything and was extremely clean and well furnished. We are going to stay here again next Christmas and for a few more extra days as we loved it so much. I would highly recommend this Resort – it is 5 star!

Review by Donna L (04-Jan-2017)

loved it!

Wasn’t my first stay & won’t be my last ! Friendly & engaged staff at every interaction – nothing was too much trouble. Room was so spacious & comfortable – especially those beds & pillows ! Great location & great facilities. Love being able to enjoy a drink by the pool or a very short stroll to nearby cafe’s, restaurants & bars. The fact that secure parking was also included was such a rare bonus. Thanks Rumba team for another great stay.

Review by Wendy (09-Jan-2017)

3 night stay in january

My family of 5, 3 children stayed in one of the 4th floor spa rooms. Beds were amazing so comfortable…& spacious. Only a quick elevator ride to the pools & bar. Beach & cafes very close. Secure parking. Nice location. Local tavern 5 mins up the road did a great meal. & loved the gelato bar & fish & chop shop was lovely too.

Review by Mell (15-Jan-2017)

great christmas holiday

This was our second stay at Rumba Resort. The rooms are great, the pool is fantastic for the kids, bar at the pool fantastic for adults and Bulcock Beach is directly across the road with other beaches short walks away. It is very easy to spend all day in the water. Heaps of restaurant options below. Once you have parked at the Resort, you will not need to get in the car again. We will be back.

Review by Matt Ryan (19-Jan-2017)

thank you rumba

What a find!! Stayed for a week in 3 bed with family and loved it. Apartment was really spacious, comfortable and clean. It was a really easy space to adapt to and totally relax with great oceans views from large balcony area. Facilities were good and staff were really friendly and pleasant. Everything we needed was within walking distance and close proximity to markets made for awesome atmosphere. Would definitely come back and would definitely recommend. Thank you Rumba for a great stay.

Review by Wonnie (20-Jan-2017)

perfect location

We had a fabulous 2 bedroom ocean view apartment. Best views we’ve ever had at any holiday accommodation. Great to be opposite the lovely Bulcock beach. Our boys went fishing every day or night at the boardwalk. The room was very clean and well appointed. Plenty of living room. Only improvement would be a firmer mattress in the master bedroom. The pool area was great and friendly staff. This was our second stay and we hope to be back.

Review by Monique Goldstone (26-Jan-2017)

getaway break

We decided to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Rumba Resort. Upon entering our room we noticed a box of Roses Chocolates, which the staff,had put in our room, with a card wishing us both a very Happy Wedding Anniversary. It wa certainly a lovely surprise. We found the staff at front both courteous and very helpful. It was lovely to see the Bar open as on our other occasions that we had stayed, the Bar was not open. The staff were all most helpful and very polite. We would recommend the Resort for all to stay. It is a lovely place to relax and unwind.

Review by Barbara Clout (09-Feb-2017)


The customer service was spectacular, our appartment was outstanding and the bar was a bonus – we ended up extending our stay as we were so impressed. Close to everything you need, amazing beach views from our room. already planning on returning in 3 months. Highly recommend. Thanks Rumba!

Review by Amy (11-Feb-2017)

absolutely fabulous

This visit was a very short one in early February , just a two night stay. During the past year we have stayed in all types of accommodation this Resort has to offer, and every time it has been excellent. The comfort and the luxuries of types of rooms, the views, the cleanliness of all areas, the safety you feel and most of all the friendliness and positive attitude of all staff makes you feel that there are people out there who love their jobs. Congratulations and thank you very much.

Review by Nick & Jenny (15-Feb-2017)

revel in the rumba!

I stayed with my mum for six nights at the Rumba Resort in an ocean view, two bedroom apartment. Fabulous view of Bulcock Beach – endless ‘people-watching’ opportunities – and a beautiful relaxing feel to the resort as a whole. Very well appointed apartment, spacious and extremely comfortable. Staff and service were excellent, a very friendly experience and professionalism evident at the same time. Loved it and will come again, Good value as well.

Review by Margy Chatburn (19-Feb-2017)

family from brisbane

Awesome location, spotless and comfortable resort , many different swimming locations. great cafes, restaurants.

Review by Chenneye (28-Dec-2014)


My partner and I stayed at Rumba over Valentine’s Day and paid for the JetSki package. Our suite was spacious and very accommodating. The staff were very helpful and our stay was nothing short of amazing. The only thing I could complain about is the food services on the phone not doing room service.

Review by Melinka (22-Feb-2017)

We loved our stay at Rumba

It was everything we expected and so much more.  The staff were all so incredibly lovely and did everything to ensure we were comfortable and happy.  Will 100% recommend Rumba to everyone and I know and we will certainly be back.  My favourite holiday destination as of yet.  Thank you thank you thank you.

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a great experience

This resort was excellent. The rooms were beautiful and had every convenience and the location is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing break. My only suggestion would be the inclusion of a gym for people who also like to take the opportunity to catch up on exercise during their holiday. I definitely recommend Rumba Resort and look forward to my next visit.

Review by Andrea Tarttelin (28-Dec-2014)

great break

I desperately needed a relaxing break and Rumba Resort provided this in bucket loads! Excellent rooms and service. Great position. I will certainly return.

Review by Denise Bartlett (28-Feb-2017)

Our stay a most enjoyable one

The resort provided all of the facilities we needed that helped make our stay a most enjoyable one.  The various choices of adjacent restaurants and cafes simply enhanced our long weekend stay.  The staff are very friendly, polite and welcoming.  The rooms very kept clean and tidy.  Parking was more than adequate with easy lift access to accommodation floors.  Overall, an experience we will fondly remember and look forward to repeating in the near future.


enjoyable stay

We only stayed overnight for my nephews wedding. Their reception was held at Rumba and it was fantastic. Our room was nice and big, the bed was extremely comfortable and it would have to be the cleanest room I have every stayed in anywhere. Well done to your Housekeeping staff. Your Reception staff were polite and very helpful. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

Review by Margaret Jennings (29-Dec-2014)

great stay

My family and I had a wonderful stay. Beautiful apartment and peaceful resort. Enjoyed the food, beverages and the beach across the road. Wonderful friendly staff. Will be definitely staying again. Thank you for a memorable time

Review by Hayley Papara (05-Mar-2017)

Beautiful place

room was lovely and the service was great, will definitely be coming back.  Everybody was so friendly and welcoming, a truly lovely place to be.


our christmas break

We spent 3 nights at the resort over Christmas in a lovely two bedroom apartment over looking Bulcock Beach. It was just the perfect short holiday. The apartment was so comfortable and well equipped. Expensive, but well worth it, hope to do the same again next year.

Review by Judith Barfield (01-Jan-2015)

rumba resort caloundra

Rumba Resort is about 45 mins drive from our home in Brisbane. In short and sweet, Rumba Resort is our home away from home. The staff is very kind and hospitable. Service of the bartender (Guy with a beard) is very friendly and personal and he is good with his cocktails as well. Many thanks to the management and staff of Rumba Resort.

Review by Tony & Linda Mehta (06-Mar-2017)

christmas stay

What a wonderful Christmas we had staying at rumba. Relaxing and perfect. Thank you for the Santa visit and Christmas cake.

Review by Wendy Ryan (02-Jan-2015)


We spent five nights at the rumba as part of our honeymoon and I could not fault it at all. The room was spotless and very cormfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the pool area was just simply awesome. With the access to the beach and the cafes and restaurants on the esplanade there was almost no reason to leave the resort. For what you get and the price we paid I think it is fantastic value for money. The little touch of leaving a box of chocolates with a note wishing a happy honeymoon was fantastic. Honestly it was probably the best holiday experience I’ve had. Highly recommend the resort and we will definitely be back.

Review by Paul & Tammy Geddes (08-Mar-2017)

rumba beach resort caloundra

Short stay at the resort but very much impressed. Friendly staff at the reception, clean and spacious with views to the ocean. We will recommend it any time to anyone., and if we go back to Caloundra this resort this resort will be the one.

Review by John Stergou (09-Jan-2015)

fantastic value

Great place great location great value, will be back for sure, loved it.

Review by Justin (11-Mar-2017)

christmas catch up

Fabulous Resort that made a family break really special. So central with amazing restaurants close by and the beach across the road is patrolled by local lifesavers. Lovely open plan clean modern units with great views of the coast. The staff and cleaners are all warm kind people. Thanks we will be back!!

Review by Leanne Bailey (11-Jan-2015)

our stay at rumba

john and myself had a great few days break at Rumba Resort . The staff were friendly and helpful, The room was perfact and so was the view. Having restaurants and cafes right there on esplanade was great. Overall everything was great( except for airconditionee noise on roof.?) We will come again. from John and Belinda.

Review by John and Belinda (12-Mar-2017)

great holiday

We are just back from a 10 day stay at Rumba Resort. It absolutely made our holiday, the resort ticked all the Boxes for my family. We were very impressed with the Room, the daily light service was great and the staff very friendly. The three pools were fantastic. We were very happy with Rumba and would recommend it to anyone !

Review by Terry O’Brien (13-Jan-2015)

relaxing holiday

Fantastic place to stay, affordable, great service, great position will be staying again.

Review by Sue (24-Mar-2017)

january 2015

We had a 3 night stay, arrived before check in time asked nicely if room was ready, and was, so that was great. Nice views, kids loved the pools, and not far to beach. Also plenty of option for dinner, including take away not far from resort.

Review by Lisa (14-Jan-2015)

amazing stay

After being recommended to us, we finally had a one night stay a couple of weeks ago, and not only was it everything we were told, but far exceeded our expectations. Friendly staff, impeccable facilities, and a gorgeous suite with wonderful view. We will be back, thank you 🙂

Review by Doug and Katrina (26-Mar-2017)


Best Sunshine Coast resort we’ve stayed in, excellent.

Review by Jonathan Harper-Hill (14-Jan-2015)

stay at rumba

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, staff were very friendly and obliging. Would definitely staty again. Thank You.

Review by Marilyn Davies (15-Jan-2015)

thumbs up!

Just a quick one to say how much we enjoy Staying at Rumba. We’ve been coming now for over 4 years, but I have to say that the way you now have the Pool Bar operating with Dean and his team, it’s just that little bit better. The music is good, the drinks are great and the staff are so friendly. Please give everyone our thanks and we’ll see you all again in Dec if not sooner 😉

Review by Lee Seabrook (27-Mar-2017)

the pools!

We booked the two bedroom apartment. It was impressively large, clean, and comfortable. The swimming pools and spas were fantastic for the kids (and fun for me too), and it is so convenient with the beach just across the road, and the undercover parking with full lift access. I am sure that the ocean front rooms would be a bit better, but I did find the acoustics of the building a little noisy especially when faced with a screaming small child belonging to another guest, which sounded a little like they had been put out in the corridor for punishment, but at 7.30am the punishment was on us as well. The free wifi was pretty hopeless, but I put it down to the hotel being at capacity and too many people using it. The staff were friendly and accommodating and I think it is a fabulous place to stay.

Review by Jacqui (18-Jan-2015)

great stay for families

We had a long weekend up from Brisbane with our daughter, our son-in-law and our baby grandson. The stay was perfect. Accommodation great as were the facilities. Convenient to all that we required – restaurants, beach, walkways, kayaking waterways and the gelato shop! This place is great for families.

Review by Judy Hill (27-Mar-2017)

love this resort

Love this Resort. Have stayed on many occasions now. Only disappoint the last time was the noise in the morning of the rubbish trucks etc. We have never stayed in one of the back rooms before (not beach road) and was woken up every morning by the rubbish trucks. Perfect location and a beautiful resort!

Review by Kelly Hadley (18-Jan-2015)


I stayed at Rumba for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The facilities are great and very clean. A great location and beautiful rooms with every detail considered. Would love to stay again.

Review by Simone Matteson (28-Mar-2017)


Was very nice to stay. Room service was great also.

Review by Leigh Noy (07-Feb-2015)


Had a great time – staff were brilliant – it was a shame that the cyclone hit and everything was shut – would have spent more money at the bar.

Review by Craig (11-Apr-2017)


Stayed two nights and did not want to leave. Unit was spacious and views amazing. The kids loved the pool and loved thier stay. WOULD recommend in a heartbeat. 10/10 for sure.

Review by Brett (14-Feb-2015)


Had a great stay at Rumba. One of the nicest places we have stayed in Caloundra. We have been holidaying in Caloundra for nearly 30 years. Great location, facilities and beautiful suite. I would recommend it to anyone. Will certainly come back again.

Review by Wendy (12-Apr-2017)


The resort was perfect, close proximity to town, beach and shops. Rooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed every aspect of this resort, especially the view from our balcony.

Review by Joanne (15-Feb-2015)

best family holiday!

Thank you so much for having us at the Rumba Resort during the second week of school holidays. The 2-Bedroom apartment that we stayed in was immaculate and the service ensuring our rubbish was collected daily and our beds made – Excellent!!! The closeness of the resort to the beach and local cafe’s and shopping centre was an added bonus as we thoroughly enjoyed our morning walks along the beach – Total Bliss!! We will be back again for another totally relaxing and enjoyable family holiday THANK YOU! 😊

Review by Aloi (20-Apr-2017)

beautiful hotel – beautiful views

We stayed at Rumba for a week and had an apartment facing the mouth of the river/ocean. What a fantastic view! The apartment was luxurious and well maintained. The housekeeping staff were friendly and lovely. Close to all amenities – it was great and we will definitely return.

Review by Martine Branchi (15-Feb-2015)

gayle ralston

Well thank you everyone at Rumba Resort for having us over the Easter long weekend. It was another return visit for us. Is it any wonder that we keep going back to Rumba? The service is impeccable and the resort itself never deteriorates in fact it just gets better. Location for us is very important for us as Caloundra is not far from Brisbane and is situated right on the beach. Shops and cafes are extremely handy with lots of favourites close by. Great job Rumba.

Review by Gayle Ralston (25-Apr-2017)

great location

The hotel was in a great location. The staff are very friendly. There are plenty of places to eat right underneath the hotel and also a couple of streets away which only takes minutes to walk to. The hotel also provides a discount VIP card which is great and can be used at the eatery below the hotel. Value for money was great also. Very reasonable and the rooms are very nice and spacious. The pool is large enough and offers a couple to choose from to swim in and a jacuzzi and spa. The only downfall for us is that everytime a guest from another room opened and closed their door our bedroom would vibrate and you would wake up from it.

Review by Carla (17-Feb-2015)


This is now our 3rd visit to the wonderful rumba resort. Everything is excellent, apartment, service, walking proximity to everything. The staff are wonderful. Yes, we will be back again.

Review by Todd & Kerry Wombwell (26-Apr-2017)

thanking our hosts.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay will do it again in the near future. Please let us know when you have your next specials available. Once again thank you.

Review by Jeanette Hartmann (20-Feb-2015)

rumba review

A nice stay Staff were very nice Disappointed there was no reading light in the lounge room Stayed twice now…enjoyed both times.

Review by Ian Kent (29-Apr-2017)

incredibly relaxing!

We had the most relaxing time at Rumba. The apartment was very clean, modern and had everything we needed. We spent heaps of time in the water, either in the lap pool, the warm Jacuzzi, the suite spa or the ocean! We were so relaxed and the staff were very welcoming.

Review by Sophie Cunningham (25-Feb-2015)

a top 5 days.

Really enjoyed our stay. So close to everything and enjoyed all the wonderful walks along the board walk and then back to the resort for a swim and off for a meal then a relaxing afternoon then do it all again.. wonderful location and enjoyed the markets sunday morning. The staff were always very friendly and helpful.

Review by Andy Marchant (07-May-2017)


We were really impressed, everything we needed was on hand or close by and looking forward to staying again, Thanks.

Review by Michael Tindall (28-Feb-2015)

top notch

Very helpful and accommodating staff. Great hotel. Great location. Great stay. Highly recommended.

Review by Wayne (09-May-2017)

short break

My short break at Rumba was lovely, the unit was well set up, all top class,Most enjoyable.

Review by Gwen Marshall (01-Mar-2015)

recent stay

There is nowhere in Caloundra which has the convenience of the Rumba Resort. Close to everywhere, Bus Transit, Town and the Beach. Beautifully appointed apartments and very pleasant, helpful staff. My first choice, every time.

Review by Sarah Margaret Scott (11-May-2017)

great spot

Lovely pool area, great rooms, fantastic location, cafes and restaurants at your door step and the beach just across the road. Will definitely be back!! 🙂

Review by Trish (08-Mar-2015)

mini break

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Fabulous location, great staff and the apartment was wonderfully clean and comfortable. Would not hesitate to stay here again. PS Special kind gesture for my celebration was greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Review by Elizabeth Harvey (18-May-2017)

wonderful stay

Flew from Perth with a group of family members for eight days. The resort was perfect. Location was excellent and facilities brilliant. Staff couldn’t do enough for us. Was a very relaxing time. Home from home. Thanks guys.

Review by Phillip Sharpe (10-Mar-2015)

the great escape

The Rumba Resort has become my second home, a great escape from the daily pressures. It is a great place to recharge my batteries, enjoy the exceptional service, relax in the beautiful accommodation and enjoy views that are to die for. A highly recommended retreat for anyone who needs some time out. 😊

Review by Michelle Webb (21-May-2017)

rumba resort

A most enjoyable stay,our three bedroom apartment overlooking the ocean was just fantastic.

Review by Yvonne Shaw (10-Mar-2015)

excellent service

We enjoyed a brief stay at the resort recently. The staff were super friendly and amazingly helpful when we had questions which required some answers. As a family, we felt totally at home. Can’t wait to go again. Well Done Rumba Team and thank-you for your efforts to ensure we had an awesome stay.

Review by Russell (22-May-2017)

excellent stay at the rumba resort

From the initial booking arrangement through to our departure, my sister and I had a fabulous stay at the Rumba Resort. The room was huge, one bedroon, two bathroomed, extremely well equipped and a view of tho ocean. Immaculately clean and well presented, well equipped kitchen even with a top of the range Nespresso coffee machine. Wide balcony, comfy lounge. Nothing to fault. Although we are local to Caloundra and we won the room stay in a raffle prize, we would stay there again without doubt and recommend this to thiose who want an up market resort, close to the beach, shops and restaurants. I have already written a review on Trip Advisor as I was so impressed with the resort and the staff who went out of their way to make our booking and stay perfect. Special thanks to Emma and Lea on reception and even Bob who set us up with our electric bikes which are a must if you stay here.

Review by Shelagh Brennand (13-Mar-2015)

our holiday

We had a wonderful stay at Rumba at Caloundra, the staff are amazing, very helpful and informative as we did not know the area and what attractions would be suitable for our Grand Children. We love the fact we could purchase our tickets for Australia Zoo and other attractions if needed. The apartment was very clean, except for the bath that the spa jets had not been cleaned, but when I informed them they were quick to remedy. Overall would highly recommend Rumba.

Review by Marcia Buckland (26-May-2017)

what a stay

We would like to thank the Rumba Team for the Professional and courteous manner in which we were received from the moment we got there right up to the end of our stay. Lea at the front Reception area was extremely personable and extremely helpful and full of information to make our stay even better. We got to our room to find a box of chocolates and a card from the team which was a wonderful touch and very much appreciated. The Duty Manager (Saturday night 8/3/2015) was very helpful with a question we had and gave us the information and even went and corrected a situation (only minor) straight away. Staff around the centre (cleaning, bar staff etc.) were very friendly and spoke with us on many occasions. The room was beautiful and clean and contained everything that we could possibly imagine, new, clean equipment, very clean rooms and wonderful linen etc. The cleaning staff should be commended for taking away our wet towels and replacing them with fresh ones even though they were hanging up, nice touch. This was our first break away from the children (6) for 22 years, two of our children have a rare, fatal genetic disorder and are full time care for us, and it was also our 22 Wedding Anniversary, overall we would rate the Rumba Resort and the Rumba Team a 10/10 for a wonderful experience We have been recommending the Resort to everyone we speak too and hopefully in the not too distant future we will be back to experience the “Rumba” good time again.

Review by Chris & Virginia Barry (14-Mar-2015)

quick break

Have stayed in many hotels in Australia and overseas. This resort including amenities, staff and cleanliness of the complex is up there among the best. The location is perfect and would highly recommend for families or couples. We will definitely return.

Review by David Newbery (29-May-2017)


Thanks for a wonderful weekend away. Beautiful room, gorgeous view, helpful staff, sparkling pools and you even arranged perfect weather! Thanks for being true to your advertising.

Review by Robyn (14-Mar-2015)

stay at rumba

Spent two nights on way home best stay ever. Beds so comfortable, apartment could not be better and service was wonderful could not be more helpful. Would love to stay a bit longer next time.

Review by Rhonda Gaffney (31-May-2017)

wonderful break

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent four days with you. My husband and I both love the resort…..we find it very user friendly, comfortable and convenient. We certainly are looking forward to many more short breaks with you.

Review by Carol butler (16-Mar-2015)

holiday stay

My Sister came over for a holiday to see us, so we thought that it would be nice to be able to take her to a lovely Resort, one in which we have stayed many times. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. We were celebrating my birthday and upon arrival there was a box of chocolates and a birthday wish from the staff. A very touching thought. The apartment was the same that we stay in each time and as ever, was immaculate. .We all had a wonderfully relaxing time, spending a little of it at the pool bar which was very enjoyable. I would recommend this resort to all.

Review by Barbara Clout (08-Jun-2017)

great place to stay

I booked the 3 bedroom ocean view apartment for a girls weekend away. The 5 of us were blown away with the beautiful apartment. The apartment had everything we needed and we were close to restaurants, shopping and clubs. The staff at the Rumba Resort made sure our stay was comfortable. I will definitely be coming back. There were also amazing views which made it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Caloundra. Thank you Rumba Resort.

Review by Debbie Leyshon (16-Mar-2015)


We eloped on the beach at Happy Valley and stay for 4 nights at Rumba. We loved it! The unit was amazing. It was clean minders and the view spectacular. We loved going to get our morning coffee and muffin before heading out to enjoy our short but relaxing honeymoon. Love the Happy hour text too. Coming back next year xx

Review by Helly and John (19-Jun-2017)

my stay at rumba

Yes. I loved my stay. Very relaxing. The unit was great. Can’t wait to go again. Thanks a lot, Jeanette.

Review by Jeanette Murphy (18-Mar-2015)

thank you

We had a lovely stay. The staff were all lovely the ladies on reception made us feel very welcome. We were there for Beachfest and our mustang had an alternator problem. Rob was so helpful with lending us tools and his own battery charger. Definitely a staff member to appreciate. We will be back again very soon. Thank you again.

Review by Darrell Evans (19-Jun-2017)

wonderful resort

We had a wonderful week at Rumba recently and what a fantastic resort. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms are large with a complete kitchen and the bed was fabulous . The whole resort is extremely clean. The pools were great and the restaurants below very convenient and the food good. We also enjoyed the terrific walkways along the beach. We will be back, hopefully sooner rather than later. Highly recommend.

Review by David Hall (19-Mar-2015)

great for the family

We enjoyed our third mini break at Rumba this winter. We waltz directly out of our room past the heated spa and pool and go directly to Bulcock beach and cafes. Always easy always relaxing. Many thanks, the Shaw family.

Review by Peter Shaw (20-Jun-2017)


Rumba Resort is one of the nicest places we’ve stayed in a long while. The resort facilities are wonderful, including a guest ice machine and coffee maker. The rooms are impeccably cleaned and presented and contain all that you may require for a long or short stay. The location is wonderful, and even though the kitchen has everything you may desire, the multitude of coffee shops, restaurants and bars within a short walking distance gives you the chance to just relax and enjoy. We have already recommended Rumba to our friends and family and will most certainly be back!

Review by Nicole Lee (24-Mar-2015)

our conference at 26° bar & venue

Thank you again for going above and beyond for our team conference last week. The whole team was raving about the service they received and the facilities they experienced, our sincerest thank you.

Review by Anna Hendrikx (29-Jun-2017)

very impressed

Fantastic rooms,location,staff and pool/spa I’ve recently stayed at the surfers paradise Hilton I would give the Hilton 2-2.5 stars where as the rumba has a unique relaxed atmosphere with a real feeling of luxury.5 STARS well done and thank you.

Review by Marcus Boocock (25-Mar-2015)

our stay

we have been here three times now and we always enjoy our stay. This time we only came for two days to get away. Once you are parked you do not need to use your car again until you leave; it is central to everything. There are beautiful walks in the morning, lovely eating place downstairs. The staff are friendly and obliging. The rooms are well appointed and clean. We like to cook when we go away and there was sufficient kitchen appliances to do this. We will certainly go back there again

Review by Elaine Poulgrain (02-Jul-2017)


We love staying at Rumba! Great location, great pool & beautiful apartments.

Review by Sarah (27-Mar-2015)

short break

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Rumba, took our grandchildren there for a short break on the school holidays. The children and ourselves enjoyed the heated pool and spa along with the coffee and muffins. Found it to be a great location for exploring the rock pools and beach opposite. Will be back next school holidays I hope.

Review by Sheree Harold (06-Jul-2017)

a great escape

We had a one-night ‘escape’ at short notice. The Rumba Resort team were great. Let me know when the room was ready which was before we expected. They were kind enough to upgrade us. The apartment was beautifully equipped. It is in a great position – great vibrant feel. We’ll be back for sure.

Review by Glyn (27-Mar-2015)


What can I say just one of the best holidays we have had please do yourself a favour & book your next holiday here just amazing….

Review by Cherie Attias (07-Jul-2017)

a great weekend stay

Always a great place to stay for a few nights or a week. Fabulous location and great views, always very clean and very efficient reception. We stayed recently for my husbands birthday weekend and on arrival they had left a box of chocolates in the room for him. I like the text when your room is ready and it was early, so we headed up the Coast from Brisbane for an early arrival. Always love staying a Rumba Resort. Look forward to returning again soon.

Review by Alysia Flanjak (28-Mar-2015)

wonderful 4 day stay

We were a group of 10 and everyone loved the Rumba, particularly the coffee and muffins each morning. Rooms were clean, comfortable with a relaxing ambience and beautiful view. We will be back!

Review by Christine Shaw (10-Jul-2017)


Thanks for having us to stay, thanks for the great service, the awesome apartment and the great location. We will be back. 🙂

Review by Alan and Liz (02-Apr-2015)

thank you!!

Thank you for making our stay with you last week so unbelievably amazing! Your resort has to be one of the best resorts we have stayed in on the planet. We have stayed in numerous five star resorts around the world and none can compare to what Rumba Resort has to offer. The rooms were beautiful, spacious, clean and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. The kids had lots of fun in the spa bath too…not to mention the choice of swimming pools you have. We loved how there were coffee/meals/drinks vouchers given to us on arrival. We made good use of these. The location to the lovely beaches and playgrounds was ideal for our young family and the serenity of the town made our holiday so relaxing. Thank you for giving us a very enjoyable holiday. We will definitely be back to stay.

Review by Sacha (10-Jul-2017)

anniversary weekend

My partner and I stayed at Rumba resort from Friday-Sunday for our anniversary (20/03/15 – 22/03/15). It was very enjoyable and the rooms are provided with basically everything. We enjoyed using the Nespresso machines and our own laundry machine and dryer. The reception staff were very helpful as we had many questions on the first night. We even asked about good fishing spots in the area. It was such an amazing location with Coles and Kmart nearby as well as so many restaurants and the Sunday markets. Beach was right across the road and everything was in walking distance.

Review by Anna Mach (02-Apr-2015)

ideal location

We had a beach front two bedroom apartment that was perfect fir our family of three. It was the first interstate holiday with our little one and we all loved our stay at Rumba. The staff were welcoming the apartment was spacious. Having everything so close by was a big advantage too. We loved our time at Rumba and will definitely come back in the future.

Review by Lisa (14-Jul-2017)


Rumba beach resort is absolutely amazing room was so spacious and spotlessly clean. The staff were so polite and helpful it was absolutely best place to relax and enjoy life.

Review by Tim (07-Apr-2015)

loved our break at rumba

Great rooms – lots of space and everything catered for and excellent for kids Views brilliant and proximity to beach and cafes just wonderful. We are looking to book for the next break asap.

Review by Sharon Campbell (14-Jul-2017)

a gift to jude – celebrating one year on from cancer treatment!

The first time we have stayed at the Rumba & won’t be our last. We are both forever grateful to our wonderful friend for selecting the Rumba Beach Resort for us to stay at. From the moment we checked in everything was truly outstanding. Loved our apartment and the beautiful views from our balcony overlooking the majestic Pumicestone Passage & Bulcock Beach. It was great having so many fabulous places to eat, right at your doorstep, great shopping as well & your secure car park. So enjoyed the spa in our apartment, cleanliness of the apartment was of the highest standard I have seen loved the pools & especially the heated glass bottom lap pool & the Happy Hour at the pool bar. Great how you sent the reminder by text to mobile phone how it was on. We enjoyed every minute of our stay with you & can’t wait to return.

Review by Mike & Judy Kelly (07-Apr-2015)

winter getaway

A fantastic way to escape the cold of Melbourne’s winter. Rumba is a resort with very high standards not only in room comfort style and attention to detail but the friendly kind and happy staff made our stay memorable. As a family of five we will be returning to beautiful Caloundra to stay at Rumba!

Review by Rachel Gore (15-Jul-2017)

fabulous stay

The staff were friendly at every encounter, the room was very spacious, comfortable & had a great view. I’ll certainly be going back to this resort next I’m in Caloundra.

Review by Wendy (13-Apr-2015)


What a wonderful find!! Rumba is such a fabulous place, the staff are a credit to the resort. Special shout out to Ashley on reception, Jess at 26 and the lovely lady with long dark hair ( Sorry i didn’t get your name) that gave us scrumptious muffins and coffee every morning! Nothing was ever too much trouble, and everyone was so friendly. We stayed in a two bedroom Ocean view apartment, it really exceeded our expectations and had everything we needed. Caloundra itself is just beautiful, friendly locals, top quality restaurants and cafes and gorgeous beaches. A four day stay was definitely not long enough, we have to come back again soon!

Review by Stacey (15-Jul-2017)

rumba resort – great resort

Rumba Resort was excellent. The rooms were very modern and clean. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The position of Rumba is probably the best feature. Close to shops and beach. We had a lovely stay, thanks Rumba.

Review by Narelle Zagami (14-Apr-2015)

great place to stay

What a terrific place to stay. Location couldn’t be better – ample covered no-charge parking; super view of the beach; excellent suite with good inclusions; daily change of towels and bed makeup; helpful staff. The Resort has direct access to the Esplanade and the beach and a good array of restaurants. It’s a 2 minute walk to the Sunday Markets and the main streets of Caloundra. We will be back!

Review by Tombri (17-Jul-2017)

stay at rumba over easter

Thankyou, My son and myself had a wonderful stay at Rumba over Easter. Great apartment, great location, great staff.

Review by Geraldine Lalor (16-Apr-2015)

would stay here again

Stay in this area once a year but usually stay nearby. Bit more expensive than I would normally pay but you get what you pay for…as they say. We had a 3 bedroom apartment. Its was a good size, well presented and great view. Friendly staff from reception to the bar. It’s the little extras that impressed like a free coffee and muffin from the bar area in the morning. Would and have recommended.

Review by Michael Bailey (17-Jul-2017)

fabulous as always!

Highly recommend staying at Rumba Resort! Always fantastic service and rooms to an excellent standard! It’s always our pick of hotels to stay at up the Sunshine Coast and definitely the kids choice too!!

Review by L Kinsela (17-Apr-2015)

excellent resort – jesse the girl at the bar is the best !

An excellent resort , amazing heated pool with Portals you could look down at the restaurant below / the kids had an absolute ball. The complimentary toast and muffins for breakfast was a beautiful touch- quality of the food was excellent What was a very good stay was transformed to an excellent stay because of one girl \ staff Jesse who worked behind the bar and served us at happy hour . Her smile and engaging personality made happy hour very popular with many guests she went out of her way to make the kids special milkshakes even when she hf run out of ingredients . She should be commended for outstanding service. I just had to tip her well.

Review by Sam Astuto (17-Jul-2017)

a great weekend!

We had a great weekend. Came up Friday evening late and Rumba was so accommodating to help us with late arrival and check in. The unit and resort was fabulous. We had been a year or so earlier but we shouldn’t have left it so long! Very convenient for dinner and beaches. Fabulous staff. Easy to get to the rest of the Sunshine Coast. The check out time of 11 am, is also a great plus as it saves the morning rush. Loved it!

Review by Tracy Dare (19-Apr-2015)

thank you rumba resort

Stayed at this beautiful Caloundra Resort recently for the second time and loved it once again… The Reception staff all so friendly and efficient, free parking underneath, and really appreciated the coffee and freshly cooked warm muffins for breakfast ..a nice touch… stayed in a lovely one bedroom spa room (no 505) with beautiful views overlooking the pool and out to the sea and Golden Beach… My partner celebrated his birthday and a nice touch was the box of chocolates and birthday wishes in the room upon arrival. Thank you once again Rumba and we will return… The best accomodation in Caloundra.!!

Review by Del Aravandino (18-Jul-2017)


Our recent stay in April 2015 was just wonderful. It was our first time in Caloundra and Rumba is just fabulous. Location, amenities, service all excellent. We will be back again for sure.

Review by Karla (25-Apr-2015)

really impressed!

I stayed with my daughter for 5 nights. We were in a 2 bedroom apartment on Level 5 which meant we got a nice view off the balcony of the water. I was so impressed with all the facilities in the apartment, right down to the washing powder and clothes horse for drying clothes (if you didn’t want to use the tumble dryer of course). I felt like we could have moved in and stayed there forever! The large heated spa meant we could be in the water every day and even though not really warm in July, it was way better than Adelaide so we enjoyed the novelty. All of the staff I encountered were friendly and the whole place was really welcoming. Highly recommend for families and I am sure we will be back!

Review by Catherine James (21-Jul-2017)

wonderful 2 night stay

Found everything fantastic and would recommend. Stayed the last weekend of school holidays and not busy at all. Great location and fantastic restaurants to choose from. Will be back. We were lucky enough to get a 5th floor room with a great view.

Review by Sharon (26-Apr-2015)

great place to stay

We stayed 10 nights with our two year old and four year old and had a great time. The two bedroom apartment was perfect for our needs. The facilities were great in the apartment and the hotel was great value. The staff were very friendly and very helpful and it’s definitely a family friendly place in a great location. Hopefully we’ll be back!

Review by Jonathan Rowe (22-Jul-2017)


Fantastic modern apartments with great facilities…. Location is perfect. Only issue was noisy front road in the morning however we like to be up early so not a big issue for me.

Review by Darren Knowles (26-Apr-2015)

great place.

What a terrific location, friendly staff and great room for a few days break. Staff very helpful and courteous and we will go back again. Views are awesome.

Review by Daryn Trowbridge (24-Jul-2017)

a must to visit!

The Rumba Resort was amazing! Family friendly, beautiful rooms, gorgeous views, pools were fantastic and friendly staff. We also attend a wedding reception in the Rumba Room……Amazing, great table services and beautiful meal. Looking forward to coming back!

Review by John & Therese Stewart (29-Apr-2015)

wonderful stay

We are four Kiwis who have just spent four nights at the Rumba. We have all travelled extensively but the Rumba would equal or better any Resort we have ever stayed at. From the time we arrived until we departed we felt very much at home and nothing was too much trouble for any staff member we came in contact with. However, Stella at Reception went the extra mile for us and was so patient and helpful and immediately made us feel very welcome. We had a three bedroom Ocean View Apartment which was modern, spotlessly clean and had views to die for. It was also very well equipped. The whole Resort is very well maintained and with lots of Restaurants in close proximity is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday. Would we stay there again? You bet – only next time it will be for much longer. Thank you Rumba Staff. We had a great time.

Review by Raewyn Clark (26-Jul-2017)

amazing love the place!

I’d recommend this resort to anyone.

Review by Peter Malcolm (03-May-2015)

rumba report

Thoroughly enjoyed the couple of nights we had. All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The facilities are superb with easy access to great restaurants, coffee shops and bars. what more would you want? We will definitely be back.

Review by Peter Frazier (27-Jul-2017)

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Review by MICHAEL MCGRATH (07-May-2015)


Rumba resort was fantastic, I would recommend it 100%. It was such a nice atmosphere and all the staff were so nice. The room and the view was amazing. I can’t wait to go back again.

Review by Katelyn (28-Jul-2017)

highly reccommend

Fantastic highly recommend.

Review by Shannah (07-May-2015)

wonderful week away from home

We recently had a week at the wonderful rumba resort and was very impressed with the beautiful ocean view apartment we were given. The service of our rooms each day was always above expectation. The staff at reception were always helpful and very friendly.. We would definitely come back again and would recommend Rumba Resort for its excellence in 5 star standard.

Review by Kevan and Beverley Wyllie (30-Jul-2017)

our stay at rumba resort

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rumba Resort. . The Rooms were just lovely and spotlessly clean. It was so relaxing and the receptionists were most efficient. Thank you we will be back!

Review by Annette Rose (15-May-2015)

rumba resort

Fantastic short break at Rumba Resort – we absolutely loved it – close to everything and the view is so peaceful and calming Staff are wonderful especially Ashlee who tries to meet every need. Thanks heaps and we will definitely be returning Apartment was beautiful and so clean also. Fay Martin, Brisbane

Review by Fay martin (01-Aug-2017)

holiday break

Beautiful place to spend a couple of nights, wish we had more time…staff were wonderful and my wife and I would recommend Rumba to family and friends.

Review by Greg (21-May-2015)

best on the coast

I stayed at Rumba for a couple of nights while in the region on business. Everything was perfect, the staff were friendly and accommodating, the room was clean and well-appointed. My brief stay was very comfortable and in an ideal location for dining, coffee shops, beach-at-the-front-door, it’s all here. I’ll be back. Wayne

Review by Wayne Jackson (05-Aug-2017)

what more could you want?

We recently stayed in the Rumbar Resort, what an experience! Beautiful complex and suite furnished and decked out thoughtfully, prime location upstairs from restaurants, relaxed but helpful staff… Well surpassed expectation – Good job team, will stay again.

Review by Cameron Taylor (25-May-2015)

craft retreat heaven

Each year for 10 years I have organised a paper craft retreat for myself and up to 12 of my creativity friends. This year we stayed at the Rumba Resort and we were very impressed. We had beach front rooms with to die for views and were lucky to hit glorious weather. We hired a function room for the craft activities and it was prefect. The staff at 26 Degrees were fabulous and accommodating. The central location is fabulous you don’t really need to get in the car. The Caloundra markets on Sundays are great and it was nice to get out and wander. We are now deciding on dates for next year so we can lock in a booking…. Thanks to all the staff.

Review by Trish Hollis (10-Aug-2017)

awesome place

Our first time in Caloundra and what a surprise , we had a suite on the 4th floor , great views , outstanding room facilities ,free internet , spotlessly clean , great pools , nothing else needed . The team that greeted us could not have done more , congratulations a gem of a resort.

Review by Neil Grant (26-May-2015)

winning choice

Booked a week in the luxury 2 bedroom unit on the strength of the reviews on Trip Advisor. The reviews were not wrong. We loved the resort and our unit. Great facilities, friendly staff ensured a really posiitive experience. In particular the inclusions in the unit were top notch. Cant wait to go back

Review by Steve Corden (18-Aug-2017)

views were outstanding

The first time we have stayed at the Rumba & won’t be our last. From the moment we checked in everything was truly outstanding. Loved our apartment and the beautiful views from our balcony overlooking the majestic Pumicestone Passage & Bulcock Beach. It was great having so many fabulous places to eat, right at your doorstep, great shopping as well & your secure car park. The cleanliness of the apartment was of the highest standard I have seen, loved the pools & especially the heated glass bottom lap pool. We enjoyed every minute of our stay with you & can’t wait to return.

Review by Dean Bartrop (31-May-2015)

great mini-escape

We live locally and have 2 small children. We got a 2bdrm spa suite, beautiful suite, plenty of room. Kids loved the spa. The heated Jacuzzi and pool were perfect for this time of year, definitely look forward to coming back. Thanks Rumba xo

Review by Tina (22-Aug-2017)

great visit

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the electric bikes were amazing.

Review by Frances Little (Frankie) (01-Jun-2015)

relaxation and comfort

We have stayed many times at Rumba and have never been disappointed The staff at all levels are friendly and helpful. As we travel a great distance we like to be able to relax in comfort,and the accommodation and location are just perfect. We will see you all again next holidays. Thank you Rumba.

Review by Mike Vogler (24-Aug-2017)

best hotel ever

My partner and I recently stayed at Rumba for only 2 nights but could of made it 2 months. It was the most beautiful relaxing stay we have ever had anywhere. I could not recommend staying here highly enough! You will enjoy every second of it, I know we sure did. Will stay here again very soon. Thanks team Rumba.

Review by Kaitlin (02-Jun-2015)

luxury stay

Our first time at Rumba Resort. Delightful stay. Rooms are luxury level. Amenities are first class. We were lucky enough to be on top level at back of the Resort. We had lovely view of Bulcock Beach & passage & glimpse to ocean.Very quiet. Pool was delightful & heated,enjoyed relaxing down there during day. Thank you for complimentary coffee & fruit toast or muffin each morning. An excellent gesture by hotel. Would love to stay again.

Review by Trish (24-Aug-2017)

the only place to stay

Position, staff. amenities are all A1. It is the position of the complex that makes it the ONLY PLACE TO STAY at Caloundra.

Review by Terry Callaghan (05-Jun-2015)


We have just experienced a short but spectacular break at beautiful Rumba. Our accommodation was immaculate. The staff including reception, bar and cleaning staff were extremely helpful and always happy. Caloundra was a divine surprise from the accommodation, to the market, to the weather, to the foreshore and beaches and many wonderful places to eat. We will definitely be back. Thank you Rumba.

Review by Peta Tsindos (26-Aug-2017)

home away from home

Rumba was a huge surprise. We had a great stay in a beautiful apartment with fantastic views to the beach. Facilities were second to none with everything required for either a short or long stay. The staff were all so obliging and very friendly. Location was great… Enjoyed many long walks along the beach … And local cafes and restaurants and shopping all very handy. Thank you Rumba

Review by Phil (03-Sep-2017)

good service nice rooms

Nice staff, clean room. Modern furniture. Would recommend for a night or longer.

Review by Tracy (11-Jun-2015)

lovely week

We had a lovely relaxing week at Rumba good accommodation and lovely staff and the toast and muffins at breakfast was great and a surprise, we will try and spend more time there next time.

Review by Raymond Gray (03-Sep-2017)

5 star resort

First time my husband and I had stayed at the Rumba Resort, we were not disappointed , the unit was lovely, it was spotless, the team of Rumba were helpful, we were impressed, and WE will be back . THANK YOU Rumba Resort for a lovely stay. keep up the good work .

Review by Maria Jackson (15-Jun-2015)


We stayed here for a hen’s night, this place was stunning I highly recommend staying here, I’m bringing my children back here for a holiday very close to beach and cafes.

Review by kerry swann (04-Sep-2017)

rumba resort review

My partner and I recently stayed at the Rumba Resort for 2 nights. The rooms are spacious and modern. The Rumba has the added bonus of The Coffee Club situated out the front and is close to the CBD and other beaches. We had a great time, definitely recommend the Rumba Resort.

Review by Donna (24-Jun-2015)

stay at rumba

Time spent at Rumba is a welcome relief from all your troubles from the time you get to Reception and a wonderful informed welcome, the staff there are fantastic the rooms are wonderful, we have stayed twice now and we are going back there again soon, I highly recommend Rumba, it is serene.

Review by Kym Bougolure (06-Sep-2017)


Lovely ladies very helpful at counter and resort nice and quite and easy to everything.

Review by Sabine Birnbaum (28-Jun-2015)

relaxation is the word

Thank you Rumba Resort again we have stayed again. what a change from the last time, wonderful breakfast/bar area. The staff were and as always delightful. The complimentary muffin/raisin toast excellent . My husband and i had relaxing massage down stairs and to be able to have the choices of different cafes. We will be coming back. There is a suggestion : Bath robes to be supplied would be nice. Thank you so much.

Review by Maria Jackson (06-Sep-2017)

excellent position with 5 star accomodation & service

Brilliant from the moment we arrived and greeted by the very friendly and helpful staff & management. First rate and very modern appliances, spotlessly clean throughout, awesome spa bath , exceptional water views and outlook along with a very handy location to excellent dining . Security building . Thoroughly recommend.

Review by Geoff & Chris Grinham (02-Jul-2015)

a great getaway

Could not fault this Resort. Close to shops, restaurants, and beach. Our room 505 was very well appointed and had a view of the beach. Reception staff were helpful and the voucher for breakfast and coffee 7am – 9am was much appreciated.

Review by Wendy (13-Sep-2017)

comfortable beds – lovely unit.

The unit was lovely – it had everything you could need. Bed was so comfortable – I didn’t want to get up. Location is wonderful, as we didn’t have to get our car out at all. We were able to walk to restaurants and around to Kings for breakfast. The only thing was the building was noisy. It sounded like the people in the room next to us were in our room. Every time they opened (and slammed) their door, it felt like they were coming into my unit. Noise from the pool also not great for a relaxing holiday. Maybe one of the units right at the front might avoid this!

Review by Ursula (12-Jul-2015)

10 night stay

For the second year running we chose the Rumba to celebrate our wedding anniversary our 25th last year and 26th this year, in all our married years we have travelled the world, however the Rumba is by far the best hotel/accommodation we have had the pleasure to stay in, 3 bedroom ocean view unit fully self contained first class 5 star without doubt, with all the local restaurants being on the door step just adds to the experience. We cant wait to return for stay no 3.

Review by Darren Barber (14-Sep-2017)

back again

We have stayed at Rumba more than 8 times over the past 5 years or so years. One important fact is the standard has always been of a very high standard. No fuss and great Staff make it our place to stay when in Caloundra. I must also mention the views from the rooms are special.

Review by Gary Doyle (14-Jul-2015)

family get together

An excellent week was had by all. Kids enjoyed pool, beach and skating along promenade. Grown ups loved the different choices of food and other services close by,(including the Sunday market) and the views and ambience at rumba was delightful. Staff very friendly. We are all adding it to our wish list for another holiday.

Review by Lynn Hauser (14-Sep-2017)

10 day stay

Our stay at the resort was for a ten night period, first 5 nights were pre school holidays. Once the school holidays kicked in there were a lot more people but the noise was ok. We couldn’t fault any of our stay at the resort, apartments are clean and modern. Only one little suggestion to resort management is the closing of the door leading to the restaurants it slams with force every time, makes you jump. We would definitely visit again.

Review by Tracey (16-Jul-2015)


We recently had four nights at Rumba and loved every minute. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome. The staff, rooms and facilities were terrific, and the proximity to the beach and so many kid-friendly restaurants was as good as we’ve experienced. We’ll be back next year!

Review by Ben (15-Sep-2017)

excellent stay all round

We booked three two-bedroom apartments for our three families who we’re travelling together. The apartments (5th floor) had gorgeous views to the beach and sea and we’re spotless and modern. The kitchen was well equipped and all the finishing a were well maintained. The service was excellent from check in right through to after we departed! I (annoyingly) left my wallet in the reception area after checking out, only to discover my mistake when we were in Brisbane en route to the airport to fly out to Auckland. Rumba Resort rang me to let me know they had it in their safe keeping and then arranged to have it sent to me. Everybody went out of their way to ensure this happened in a safe and timely way. This “after-stay care” really was the icing on the cake of what was a high-quality, positive experience at Rumba. I would highly recommend this resort if you want an excellent place to stay right in the heart of Caloundra, beside the beautiful beach and boardwalk.

Review by Patricia Reade (25-Jul-2015)

fabulous stay at rumba

We recently celebrated our third wedding anniversary at Rumba Resort. Had a 2 bed to get the best view – it was fabulous. So great to look out onto the gorgeous water and the rooms were huge. The staff provide toast and muffins for breakfast every morning if you don’t want to go out for breakfast and there is happy hour as well and they text you to remind you to join in. There was music on Sunday. The pools are lovely. We were in the end room towards Tides Restaurant so the fans from there were very noisy so it wasn’t as peaceful in our bedroom or on the balcony and we did ask for a quiet room. Staff are friendly and the place is very clean. Great access to beach just out the front. Love Caloundra and all the beaches. This is a must go place. Thanks Rumba.

Review by Michelle & Nigel Bennett (21-Sep-2017)

a delightful surprise

We loved the unique and spacious layout of our charming two bedroom unit. Beautiful decor,spotless cleanliness and quality fittings – it really had the resort feel. Reception was very welcoming and helpful and we wished we were staying longer to discover more about this lovely area. The spa bath was a lovely luxury treat as was the Nespresso machine. You can see that Rumba Resort really does put their guests first – we will be back and will highly recommend Rumba Resort.

Review by Brierlee (26-Jul-2015)

family break

Absolutely first class!!! One of the best resorts in Australia!!

Review by Tom Barker (27-Sep-2017)

rumba resort

Excellent location and fantastic view from our ocean suite room. The whole premise is very well kept and it makes me feel good as soon as I walked in the resort. Please keep up the excellent standards, Rumba!

Review by Judy (28-Jul-2015)


I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Rumba. The location, the lap pool, and the staff were fantastic, along with all the little gestures that made you feel welcome. Complimentary barista coffee in the morning was excellent, the pastries and fruit in the lobby were all appreciated and added to the value of my stay. Thank you!

Review by Donna (28-Sep-2017)

favourite place to stay

We have now thoroughly enjoyed our third stay at Rumba. We love the beautiful clean rooms with the best views with the best location in Caloundra. Highly recommend Rumba. Thank you.

Review by Joanne (30-Jul-2015)

second visit and wont be our last!

We celebrated our 5 year anniversary at Rumba after celebrating our 3rd year anniversary there. We booked last minute and ended up on a ground-floor, 2 Bedroom Apartment and whilst we were hoping for something overlooking the water (but never specified as much) and it was still fantastic. The balcony was HUGE and with the massive sliding doors open, it was absolutely gorgeous overlooking the immaculate pool area. Everything was perfectly clean and well maintained. We even had a night in after a big day and made use of the kitchen facilities which were very convenient! We’ll definitely be back again!

Review by Matt (02-Oct-2017)

great place

We loved our stay at Rumba. The accomodation is absolutely outstanding, high quality, modern, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We were surprised that a light service is offered daily which was a pleasant surprise. We had a small hicup with the wireless and the movies but the staff were helpful and made sure it was resolved as quickly as possible. The winter special was great value and worth every cent. I would recommend the Rumba to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay in an ideal location.

Review by Jenny and Brian Pead (03-Aug-2015)

can’t fault the rumba

We recently spent several nights at the Rumba, referred by friends who lived nearby. We were impressed by the friendliness of all the staff, the facilities and the quality and cleanliness of every little detail in the resort. Every morning a team of people appear to clean everything from the car park up through the building, the pools, the from if required, and all public areas. The only thing I could suggest is to heat the second pool—perhaps they do this in winter? Anyway we’ll be back!

Review by C Dazey (12-Oct-2017)


This resort is simply stunning , the rooms were immaculate , whole resort was gorgeous staff are so helpful and friendly , don’t get me started on the pillows , wow !!! We will be back !!

Review by Kim Falovic (03-Aug-2015)


From the moment we entered our room we knew this holiday would be amazing! There is literally everything you could want! Rumba resort have thought of everything you could possibly need to make your holiday as enjoyable as it can be! The pools are amazing! The staff are so friendly and helpful!, the coffee at 26 degrees bar along with complimentary muffins daily are the best idea ever! The bar also offers happy hour right by the pools with the most stunning design and interiors! To say we had a great holiday is an understatement and can not wait to make this our yearly destination from now on!! So happy!! Best location, best service, best resort!!

Review by Breanna (14-Oct-2017)

short stay at rumba

We cannot thank you enough for the stay we had at your resort. We changed our booking twice on short notice due to my business and this is the only resort which either did not charge us additional fees or had something to complain about. The staff were very professional and the rooms could not of been more cleaner. Thank you again and we are now considering this place as our yearly holiday destination.

Review by Dan Byrnes (04-Aug-2015)

lisa clarke

My husband and I stayed at Rumba for 5 nights with our teenage boys in October. We were impressed with our 2 bedroom apartment. It was modern, stylish and clean. We had views from our balcony of both the pool area and the ocean. The boys loved the heated pool and were in it everyday. We liked the jacuzzi and the live music on Sunday was great. It was a nice touch offering complimentary muffins and toast each morning and my husband was impressed with the coffee. We also liked that we could walk out the gate and have a selection of restaurants to choose from for dinner. Staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely love to return one day.

Review by Lisa Clarke (15-Oct-2017)

past guest of rumba resort

Extremely happy with the service, we have stayed before this last occasion. My husband and I took dear Auntie Maude who is currently 101 years old and her Nephew 72 years. We found the staff most helpful with advising easy access from car park to the unit level. Always spotlessly clean, great view and just love the place. Many thanks Dawn & Gary from Parkinson Qld

Review by Dawn Rodgers (10-Aug-2015)

best 24 hour escape…ever

Had been meaning to explore Rumba for ages and finally managed a quick 24 hour getaway with my wife …the 1 bed spas suite was ace, the service was tops, the pools and spas were excellent and the bar, 26 degrees, had a cracking happy hour/hours with a really awesome selection of different beers and bubbly treats. Rumba is central to everything awesome in Caloundra and a brilliant place to stay. Next time around, we’re bringing our 4 kids! 2 very big thumbs up! T

Review by todd widdicombe (16-Oct-2017)

stay at rumba

Spacious 2 bedroom suite, all expected facilities, presented in spotless condition. Very convenient location although south-facing. Pleasant staff. A bit pricey but we would be very happy to stay there again.

Review by Patrick Boyle (11-Aug-2015)

great stay

We enjoyed our stay. Bar staff great. Beautiful lap pool at perfect temperature for all. Generally v.quiet at night. Great boardwalk across street. Had a 3 bedroom but suggest a second couch rather than the one. Need bigger bathroom shelves for toiletries etc. Great otherwise.

Review by Nicole (16-Oct-2017)


Just spent my 50th birthday at this wonderful resort. When I called to see if I could organize an early check in the receptionist was so lovely. Told me the room was being cleaned but would text me as soon as it was finished( she did 1/2 hr later) but said we were welcome to use the resort facilities while we waited and to come and see her when we arrived so she could give us a swipe card which would make moving around the resort easier. Views from our 2 bedroom waterfront apartment were breath taking. Apartment spotless .

Review by Donna Walker (12-Aug-2015)

love rumba resort in caloundra

Was first time my husband an I have been to Caloundra, it was just what we needed for beach getaway. We stayed in 2 bedroom balcony spa apartment only part view of beach an pool but it was still lovely, the beds and pillows were amazingly was soft and comfortable . The pools were great with the happy hour bar for your convenience . Complimentary coffee an muffins vouchers to use along esplanade to coffee shops .Perfect location with restaurants,shops and beach. Staff were so helpful and friendly could not fault. Cannot wait till next year to return there for another wonderful holiday.

Review by Denise Sullivan (19-Oct-2017)

totally impressed – absolutely recommend

We stayed at the Rumba Resort for a week – and were absolutely happy with every aspect of our stay. We were made to feel welcome and any request was dealt with by lovely staff. The apartment was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything. We are “‘fussy sleepers”” and have a Super King size bed at home and the bed in this apartment couldn’t be faulted – and the pillows were sooo sooo comfortable. Now on the look out to buy some the same for home. Quite, clean, comfortable and would stay again in Apartment no. 501. Thankyou all so much at the Rumba for making our well needed holiday enjoyable and comfortable. We will also put these comments on Trip Advisor – totally recommending this Resort for a quiet holiday.

Review by Anne & Keith (15-Aug-2015)

our stay

It was a very nice place to stay. Staff were very lovely and polite and caring. It rained all weekend while we were there but we still enjoyed the stay. Our apartment was clean and welcoming and i would stay there again another time.

Review by Candice (22-Oct-2017)

wedding weekend

The room was immaculately clean. No complaints there. The spar baths are a little shallow which is a shame. My friends staying in another room received wine and vouchers. We didn’t? Some recognition by the hotel would be nice when you’re there celebrating something special. Like a wedding. But the room and all was beautiful clean and very comfortable.

Review by Dianne Hanlin (16-Aug-2015)


Excellent Resort and great service., We come there regularly and we love it. Fantastic place.

Review by Lorna Nielsen (02-Nov-2017)


Perfect accomodation and perfect location. Accomodation spotless and great staff.

Review by Kathy Gordon (16-Aug-2015)

we love rumba

Our second stay and even better – wonderful views from our 3 bedroom apartment. Just love the Pumicestone Passage and all the things to watch – huge freighters coming through and tinnies fishing happily and all the people out early enjoying the fabulous weather Great service as always – the grand-kiddo was happy in the pool and dining in Hoggies with the pool windows above was his favourite thing! We left regretting not staying longer. 4 generations stayed this time and my 86 yr old mum ended up walking the boardwalk to Kings Beach and enjoying her morning coffee out on the balcony each day. Thankyou Rumba Resort.

Review by Sharon-lee (09-Nov-2017)

rumba resort

I was lucky to have won a nights accommodation at the Trade Show earlier this a single apartment. But as I had a Girl friend staying & we didn’t want to share a bed, we upgraded to a 2 bedded apartment which was very nice indeed ,with sea views, and all mod Cons. It was also good to have a car park. Saved a lot of hassle & it was central to the beach, shops & markets etc. We enjoyed it very much & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Resort at the Info centre.

Review by Gillian Asker (24-Aug-2015)

best resort we have ever stayed

Absolutely loved Rumba. Our room was immaculate. The Staff were so friendly and helpful. It is in the best position close to the beach, shops, restaurants, cafes etc. we didn’t have great weather so didn’t get to swim but just being in this Resort made it all worthwhile. Thank you for everything.

Review by Robyn Wade (23-Nov-2017)


Awesome, very polite staff rooms were amazing thank you.

Review by Lesley Greenwell (26-Aug-2015)

best time ever

My wife and would love to thank the staff and management for our wonderful stay and wedding reception we had at the resort the food was amazing and the staff couldn’t do enough for us and our guests again we would like thank everyone involved and see you again soon.

Review by Gregmckay (26-Nov-2017)


We have had the privilege of spending 4 weeks at the Rumba. Our stay was incredible due to the cleaning staff, Eva and Ellen on the font desk, there was nothing that was to much trouble. Our apartment was all you would expect in a 5 star resort, cleanliness exceptional. The whole experience FANTASTIC go again in a heart beat.

Review by Sandra Norbiato (30-Aug-2015)

excellent resort

We had a lovely time and the staff were amazing Thank you we come again.

Review by Lucinda Mudd (03-Dec-2017)

stunning view

We stayed in an ocean front 2 bedroom with spa bath. The apartment was immaculate and the beds were very comfortable.The view is amazing! forward to staying there again soon.

Review by Lee-Anne Corbett (02-Sep-2015)

relaxing rumba

A great resort with excellent accomodation. Staff were very friendly and the location is spot on. I have already recomended this our friends.

Review by Wayne english (06-Dec-2017)

august visit

Our family had a great stay due to the very friendly and helpful staff with whom we made the booking and met on arrival .The room was clean ,modern and suited us perfectly as the position allowed a view to the water . The glass bottom Lap pool was unique and well used. Thanks Rumba, we will be back .

Review by Barry Watts (05-Sep-2015)

great stay

We stayed for four days in November the accommodation and pool side were very clean, would like to thank the resort for helping with an emergency we had at our base accommodation in Brisbane whilst we were in Caloundra.

Review by Mike kirk (07-Dec-2017)

daughter’s wedding

This was the 2nd time we stayed at the Rumba. Rooms are always spotless. Beautiful views and within walking distance to great reasturant and shops. We stayed there so we were close to our daughters wedding venue. I would recommend rumba. Only let down was no gym.

Review by Leanne (06-Sep-2015)


We always love coming back to Rumba! The apartments are so comfortable & clean. The beds are AMAZING!! And the daily house keeping is an extra bonus! The pools are fantastic & we love the local area. We drive in on our arrival & never need our car during our stay, excellent location, walking distance to everything!! Thanks Rumba! See you next time!

Review by Heather (13-Dec-2017)

relaxing and modern

Rumba was a perfect retreat from bustling city life where everything is there if you want it, or just do nothing. Staff and service were well above anything I have encountered where nothing was a bother and being helpful was baseline service. Check in and out was quick and efficient and all amenities were modern and operational. Absolutely first class.

Review by Mike Jackson (09-Sep-2015)


We spent 8 nights in November in a 1 bed apartment. Our wish list was achieved- king size bed water views air con the facility went way beyond our expectations. The muffin breakfast was more than that ,there was a selection of breads & spreads with butter and fresh fruit. Coffee could be purchased.The presentation was at all time exceptional. An issue with the slippery shower floor was addressed efficiently. The house keeping staff were at all times professional Thank you for meeting our expectations.

Review by Jan Field (13-Dec-2017)

very high standard

Good Morning, As a key note speaker at the 2015 Reef, Range & Red Dust Conference I stayed for 4 nights at Rumba and could not have been more pleased. From the king pillows to Spa amenities, full kitchen and huge balcony just to name a few, it was an amazing experience staying at Rumba for the first time. I look forward to bringing my family back for an extended holiday very soon.

Review by Matt Dyson (10-Sep-2015)

perfect getaway

I cannot recommend a stay at Rumba highly enough. We have been 4 times now on little weekends away with our young kids. We park the car and that’s it. Perfect rooms, with very comfortable beds. 3 very different and generous pools. Free muffin and coffee in the morning. Put your togs on and walk across the road to Bulcock beach. Also I was quite a difficult customer regarding booking times etc and they have always gone the extra mile to accommodate, Thank you Rumba see you soon I hope!

Review by Peter Shaw (20-Dec-2017)

great resort

Absolutely recommend to any one. Facilities, location and staff all excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.

Review by Peter Davis (10-Sep-2015)

home away from home

We love our annual family holiday at Rumba. . It has become our home away from home for the past 7 years. Caloundra is just stunning and continues to amaze us. A visit from ‘santa’ to drop off the delicious fruit cake on Christmas morning was a wonderful surprise. Rumba resort and caloundra has so much to offer everyone.

Review by Fiona (02-Jan-2018)


Excellent location, facilities, and service. highly recommend a stay at the Rumba Resort.

Review by Derek Todd (10-Sep-2015)

loved it!

Our first family holiday with adult kids and partners. 3 bedroom apartment with ocean views. Great resort, friendly staff, nice pool and bar, light service all excellent. Great for walking in the morning and swimming during the day (sea or pool), all around Rumba. Street shops just up the road or just relax in the balcony. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and all in walking distance. This was the place we could not fault and look forward to coming back.

Review by Paul Scambler (03-Jan-2018)

relaxing short break

A lovely spacious and modern room, perfect view to admire while sitting on the balcony, a number of amazing pools (my 16 year old daughter wanted me to tell you that) and 2 minutes walk to the Main Street.

Review by Monique (14-Sep-2015)

handy place to stay

This was our second Christmas at the Rumba Resort. The apartments are spacious and have all the inclusions that you would have at home making it easier to relax. Handy spot directly across the road from the beach and easy walk to cafes, restaurants and shops. We enjoyed the Caloundra Street Fair on the Sunday. Free onsite parking is also available if you have a car. Nice gesture of the Santa visit and the gift of a fruit cake was very generous. The only negative is the hotel has live entertainment a few afternoons/early evenings which is lovely, however the music can magnify as the sound resonates off the pools and enclosed areas making balconies unusable during those times as you can’t sit and have a conversation on your own balcony. Our apartment was located on the second floor, inline where the entertainment was on the ground floor. Handy spot for a holiday break.

Review by Donna Lowe (04-Jan-2018)

rumba rocks!

We stayed at Rumba recently and it was really terrific! Wonderful apartment and fantastic location. Great swimming, shopping and restaurants. Loved the fact that 1/2 price movies were offered when we had a rainy day.

Review by Rumba Rocks! (15-Sep-2015)

very helpful and enjoyable

Once again we have enjoyed our stay at Rumba over the New Year Weekend. We have been visiting Rumba for a number of years now and always find it relaxing and the children have great fun in the pool. As it is so close to all amenities walk to the shops, surf and walking the boardwalk there is always plenty to do. The staff we find are very cheerful and friendly and nothing seems to be a bother. One cleaner was very helpful one morning I was taking the empties to the bins and by the time I got to the lift she told me to leave them near her cart and she would dispose of them. Actually I was very surprised she would do this and I was relieved as it would have been my fourth trip down with the over night bottles, thank you so much. Great stay again Regards Lorraine.

Review by Lorraine (17-Jan-2018)

good marks all round

A luxury apartment, well appointed, very comfortable, superb view Staff outstanding – could not have been more helpful.

Review by Charles and Jean Miller (22-Sep-2015)

helpful reception and cleaners

We had a lovely couple of days at Rumba with children. Great pools and a wonderful location. Reception was so helpful with towels and the coffee and muffins on the first morning were very welcome. After we left the cleaners found and handed my travel card to reception who phoned me and had it posted straight away. Very helpful and much appreciated. We will be back.

Review by Graham McNamee (26-Jan-2018)

stayed at the rumba

Beautiful 3 bedroom apartment with exceptional views, loads of space, awesome kitchen, Great spa.. Great friendly service.. but was disappointed my son couldn’t plug his p3 in to play… but over all had a fantastic time..

Review by Jules Hosking (23-Sep-2015)

very enjoyable stay

On arrival reception was very friendly and check in was a breeze. Unit was really up to expectation . Had everything we needed , not that we used the appliances at all. Too many eating out venues. Main bedroom very comfortable and the bathroom was well stocked and great shower. Second bedroom has two single beds in it and a separate bathroom. Perhaps a tip when checking in , advise the password for the wi fi . If you don’t read the manual you would not know. The hotel and the surrounding areas very clean and constantly saw people cleaning and the swimming pools very specific with the pool person actually in the pool. Room was not cleaned due to the door having a sliding message on it which we did not take notice of BUT a note was left in the in the room to advise they could come back. Well done on that. Not needed at all. We loved the stay and would recommend it to anyone . Just one small point and I understand not everyone can have a sea view, that was the only disappointment we had , coming from South Africa was no look out to the sea . Pricing wise considering it is accommodation only , there should be a sliding scale of per night stay , sea view or no sea view. Overall , thank you for the stay , loved the town and the accommodation. Have no faults as I am a very seasoned traveller around the world for business. So know my hotels. regards Ian

Review by Ian Lotter (29-Jan-2018)

great family holiday

We had a lovely family holiday with two three bed units. Very comfortable, great staff and facilities, would definitely return.

Review by Ron & Sandra Chay (27-Sep-2015)

our type of place

Rumba was recommended to me by a friend. We were looking for 5 nights at the beach and planned not to do a lot except beach / pool / eat / drink / rest & exercise. Rumba delivered on all that in spades. Didn’t need to move our vehicle for the entire stay. Our typical day was a coffee & toast courtesy of the poolside bar. Bike ride (bought our own bikes which we put on the very spacious balcony). Pool time. Lunch somewhere close by. Afternoon nap. Bit of beach. Back to the pool for Happy Hour at 3pm and then out to dinner. Early to bed and then repeat times 5 days. We will definitely be back.

Review by Melanie Banner (30-Jan-2018)

just beautiful

We were delighted to stay for 5 nights at the Rumba with our grand-kids – just perfect – spacious appartments, lovely views & friendly staff – couldn’t of been better. The heated pool was wonderful as it was a little chilly – recommended Highly.

Review by Jenny L (28-Sep-2015)

loved it!!

We arrived with no major expectations – had booked from the pictures on the internet. We were very pleasantly surprised, it was beautiful, the position was perfect and the staff were so lovely. The free mini breakfast was a bonus, and the free wifi was a plus too. Parking was great and very secure, Our apartment was beautiful and we did have an ocean view which was stunning from the very spacious balcony. We walked to almost everything as the boardwalk was so nice to stroll along. Happy hour at 3 every day was great and the bar staff were absolutely lovely and enjoyed a chat when not busy. We were there for the weekend so got to enjoy to free live entertainment as well in the afternoons whilst relaxing at the pool with a couple of drink – perfect!!!!

Review by Rachelle (05-Feb-2018)

rumba beach resort

Beautiful well maintained resort close to everything,lovely helpful staff.Clean sparkling pools and acomadation.Second time we stayed…loved it.

Review by Paula (05-Oct-2015)

perfect weekend

There is no denying that Rumba Resort has beautiful facilities and is in a stunning location, but aside from This, the staff are the real standouts! Everyone was friendly and welcoming and the admin staff bent over backwards to ensure our weekend was as good as possible. My dad had been battling cancer & kidney failure leading up to our weekend away and the staff ensured we had the best room available so he could take in the beautiful views from the balcony. My parents said it was the best weekend they’d ever had.

Review by Carolyn (07-Feb-2018)

can’t beat it

We have been staying at Rumba every year for the last six years. It has everything that we could ask for…close to the beach and restaurants, great views, excellent staff and service, and the resort itself feels like a home away from home…with more palm trees! The kids love the pools, and Mum and Dad can explore the cocktail menu during happy hour at the poolside bar, while watching them splash around. The restaurants at the beachfront are great, and I highly recommend that Sandbar Cafe for crumbed barrumundi and beer-battered chips. The rooms are serviced each day, and there is great keycard-operated security for the carpark, lifts and the resort itself. Always feel very safe and secure. Actually, the more I think about it, I’d suggest you stay away, and find another place for your holiday…might be better that we keep this little gem to ourselves..!! Otherwise…see you at the pool.

Review by Geoff Donaldson (09-Oct-2015)

stay at the rumba

What a great Resort to stay at. Facilities are really are the best. Beds are comfortable. Can leave the car parked under cover, beach (with surf lifesavers) across the road, plenty of eating places with ocean views and ocean channel with the glasshouse mountains in the background. I stay at the Rumba and will recommend it to anyone.

Review by Jeanette MacKenzie (10-Feb-2018)

rumba resort

Big thanks to all of the staff at Rumba Resort for a fantastic stay over the weekend of the Caloundra Music Festival. We had a few families staying and everyone had a great weekend. The rooms were brilliant. No complaints here !!

Review by Lisa Bathersby (11-Oct-2015)

good side of turning 70!

Dreading turning 70 but my children made it so special by booking me into Rumba. Arrived Friday afternoon to a wonderful top floor apartment, my girls had filled the place with balloons and rose petals and filled the fridge with my favourite foods. On the kitchen counter was a box of chocolates from Rumba for my birthday and I thought that was a lovely gesture. The rooms were large, lovely furniture and bathroom had its own spa! needed instructions with it for people like me! We had food delivered from Hello Harry hamburgers and they were delicious and Saturday lunch time we went to the indian Indiyum, just round the corner. We had the place to ourselves and the service and food were great, corkage reasonable and they didn’t mind splitting the bill, there was 16 of us. The pools and outdoor spa were amazing and spent a lot of time in there, the spa was so warm. Loved that they were happy for my family to share my days there and with friendly staff it made my birthday unforgettable. Would love to go again. Two things, TV needs updating and fresh air spray needed for bathrooms otherwise, perfect!

Review by barbara copper (11-Feb-2018)

great stay once again!

We love our annual holiday at Rumba Resort for Caloundra Music Festival. We are locals and only live 5 minutes away but it is such a great place to holiday, that we do it every year. Staff are great, pool is wonderful, rooms are spacious and beds are comfy! It is so central to everything and the view is to die for. We’re so lucky to have this great resort in our backyard. Thanks for another great holiday, see you next September school holidays 🙂

Review by Lisa Aitken (11-Oct-2015)

rumba excelled itself

Our few days at Rumba was faultless. Never have I stayed at such a conveniently positioned resort. We ate in, ate out, drove to Coolum, walked along the boardwalk, enjoyed our quiet coffee/drink times on the balcony, and came to the conclusion that this was the best place I’ve ever had the pleasure to stay in. Am planning to return with my children and their children. A huge thank you to everyone of the Rumba staff.

Review by Margie (13-Feb-2018)

great stay

We really enjoyed our week at Rumba in September 2015. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were lovely and spacious. We especially appreciated the near block-out blinds in the main bedroom, the free wifi and carpark, the fact our rooms were lightly serviced early each day and the pool towels which were included in each room. The location was great (we hardly used our car at all). Our 3 kids (aged 2, 9 & 11) enjoyed all 3 swimming pools (even the cold pool). We would highly recommend your accommodation.

Review by Jacqui (11-Oct-2015)

rumba, samba, cha do it all

What a fabulous resort and a most enjoyable stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, facilities excellent, perfect location with a choice of pools/jacuzzi or easy access to beach plus closeness of eateries. My wife and I were only there for two nights but will certainly be back for a much longer stay. Have already mentioned Rumba to friends and relatives. The spa room we stayed in (407 I think) was excellent. That bed was sooo comfortable I’d like one for myself. Thank you Rumba you’ll be seeing us again.

Review by Steve Toland (21-Feb-2018)


Our 4th stay at the Rumba Resort and once it again it was Fantastic. Great Ocean View apartment with plenty of room for all 6 of us. We will certainly be back very soon to the Rumba.

Review by Ronelle Sharman (11-Oct-2015)

perfect stay

Thanks Rumba for a perfect weekend stay. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and the resort was excellently maintained and extremely inviting. The bar and food options at 26 degrees were excellent and provide a relaxing resort feel. The staff are so friendly and inviting that you don’t want to leave. Well done Rumba,it’s easy to see why you are the number one holiday accommodation in Caloundra.

Review by Scott Durham (25-Feb-2018)

an easy and convenient stop for family…

My family and I were on holidays in the tweed area on our way to Noosa. We wanted to stop somewhere to break up the journey and looking up the coast decided Caloundra looked good. Little did I know when I found a last minute room at the Rumba we would be welcomed into a lovely fresh clean suite which was perfect for a family of four and views across the road to a super kid friendly beach. Downstairs the pool area was fantastic too with multiple areas for kids to enjoy. Although we only enjoyed a short stay of two nights I thought it had a lot to offer; particular with every convenience you could wish for with kids; restaurants and gelato right at the ground floor and beach/pools at your doorstep. We’d consider stopping in Caloundra again just to stay at the Rumba.

Review by Ami Zielinski (15-Oct-2015)

surprisingly good

My wife and me had a wonderful experience at Rumba resort. Everything is well thought. From design of apartments, parking, swimming pools, to access to in front beach. Staff is corteous and efficient. Location is excelent in a nice fríendly beach with beautifull kite surfers. What else could we need.

Review by Juan walker (26-Feb-2018)

fantastic facilities

Well yet again Rumba Resort has delivered fantastic accommodation and facilities. This was our second time and loved it just as much as the first. Staff were all great always smiling and happy to help. We’ll be back and have always recommended you. Again great work by everyone and thanks for making our family holiday one never to forget.

Review by Damien Bishop (16-Oct-2015)

nice place

We enjoyed our stay during weekdays in this place. Beautiful beach views from our balcony and the accommodation was nice, relaxing and clean with affordable price.

Review by Jordan Yaghoobi (09-Mar-2018)

awesome report

We had an awesome week at the Rumba! A girls week away was perfect in an amazing apartment fit for a Queen. It was spotless, high class appliances, music playing on arrival and great service. Could not fault a thing. Thank you Rumba.

Review by Kate (16-Oct-2015)

love rumba

Thank you once again for a fantastic stay at Our favourite resort Rumba. The place is so clean and fresh and the staff so helpful, you relax the minute you get there.The pool and spa was clean and refreshing as always. Thank you all once again.Till next time we visit. Kind Regards, Bill and Juanita Norris.

Review by William Norris (10-Mar-2018)

great stay

We had a wonderful 3 nights at the Rumba Beach Resort. The room was clean and comfortable and the beds were great. The location was perfect – on the waterfront with a great range of shops and restaurants nearby. The pools were fantastic – ideal entertainment for our 10 year old. When we left a loved toy behind the staff were very caring and helpful in trying to reunite us with it. A+++

Review by Jane Yates (17-Oct-2015)

quiet getaway

Really enjoyed our second stay at Rumba. The location is great and the room was well appointed and clean, except for mould in the silicone around the shower and spa. The trial mini breakfast was a great idea.

Review by warren bentley (10-Mar-2018)

2nd stay

Second trip this year to rumba . Love this place ideally situated lovely bars and restaurants local. I do wish check in was earlier especially just staying one night also check out very early too.

Thank you for your feedback. We really do try to get guests in as early as we can. Hopefully you were able to take advantage of our 11am checkout too. Always feel free to request an early check in. We will certainly do our best. Thanks, Bill Darby GM.

Review by Amanda stockton (23-Oct-2015)

rumba resort caloundra feedback

My wife and I recently stayed at the Rumba Resort Caloundra for three days. The reception staff were excellent sorting out our room on arrival. The staff who serviced our room each morning did a great job not only by the way they refreshed the room but also doing it with a minimum of fuss as we never once saw them. Cheers Ray

Review by Raymond Que (11-Mar-2018)

thank you for a great week

Thank you to all the staff at Rumba, our room was fantastic, clean. great view – everything we needed for a relaxing break. The location of this resort is fantastic, just down the front stairs to the restaurants and cafes and across the road for a leisurely walk along the water front. We will be back!

Review by Gayle Butterfield (24-Oct-2015)

wonderful stay

My wife and I spent our first wedding anniversary at the Rumba resort, we were married on kings beach 12 months earlier, I have traveled the world and extensively in my homeland New Zealand and I cannot fault the Rumba. we spent 5 days there and really enjoyed the facilities at the Rumba resort. The easy access to restaurants, shopping center and boardwalk on Kings beach. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and the welcome card and box of chocolates on our arrival was a nice touch. My wife who uses a wheelchair and a walker for mobility was able to access the main pool, having small steps and a hand rail at one end, nice comfortable bed and a memorable stay, Rumba we will be visiting again.

Review by Ralph Walters (15-Mar-2018)

excellent stay

Had a wonderful stress free time at Rumba resort. Kid friendly and close to beaches and shops.

Review by S Harch (24-Oct-2015)

recent stay at rumba resort

Recently stayed at your beautiful resort, fabulous location,immaculately clean rooms with beautiful furnishings (the most comfortable bed).The staff were friendly and so helpful.I would come back in heartbeat.

Review by Simone McAlister (19-Mar-2018)

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