4.0 out of 5

"Great motel, clean comfortable room with a view To die for. Nice pool and really good bar and eatery attached. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 04 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

At Beach Retreat Coolum, you'll be 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from Aqua Fun Park and 5.5 km (3.4 mi) from Mt Coolum Golf Club. Highlights at this beach hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking, and a spa tub.

Free WiFi, balconies, and flat-screen TVs are featured in all 55 rooms. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and irons/ironing boards are available.

Enjoy the sauna and kids' swimming pool. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Coolum Beach hotel include Twin Waters Golf Club and Sunshine Castle.

Hotel Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99 per night


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 Bedroom Beachfront

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

1 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Beach Retreat Coolum ratings based on 582 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

Extremely grotty and grimy, badly in need of reno

Pros: Nothing
Location: Location is excellent
The internal unit we stayed in needs a good renovation.

Posted by on 6 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Great stays in Coolum

Great motel, clean comfortable room with a view To die for. Nice pool and really good bar and eatery attached.

Posted by , from Summerland Pt NSW on 4 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Perfect position

Amazing sea views and a great location to be able to walk to everything - surf life saving club across the road for delicious meals and restaurants and shops next door. Great restaurant and bar at hotel also. We chose beachfront room that was noisy at times on the deck as there is a road in front but silent once inside unit and views were worth it and there are other units set back from the road if noise bothers. Very reasonably priced for this accomodation, we had a very relaxed stay.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 1 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5

great location

Pros: Location and outlook
Cons: Rebuild or better maintenance and housekeeping management and/or major refurbish
Location: Great location and lots to do
Badly maintained and poorly cleaned accommodation with grotty entrance through basement carpark only. Past its use by date

Posted by , from NZ on 30 Jan 2018

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3 out of 5

Great location

Pros: location
Cons: small table with two chairs instead of one lounge chair
Location: great location, couldn't be better
Great location, room was clean, bed was comfortable washroom was in good condition. Carpet was well worn and needing replacement, disappointing not to have a toaster but overall as we didn't pay full price so it was good value

Posted by , from Australia on 25 Jan 2018

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3 out of 5

The room was not what I expected

The bathroom was mouldy and whole unit was dusty I paid extra for a room with a view and it over looked the pool and reception not quite what I expected or paid for With all the noise from 2 aircon units on the tiny patio and people enjoying the pool we couldn’t enjoy the patio either Very disappointed

Posted by , from Brisbane on 21 Jan 2018

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2 out of 5

Close to everything but average room

Great location but Unfortunately I was disapointed with the room. Decore was dated and the room overall wasn’t very appealing. The bed was uncomfortable and the room had a strange odour. No fan in bathroom.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 21 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5
Excellent location with very friendly staff. Located close to the cafe strip and the beach.

Posted by , from Ballina on 18 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Location +

Fantastic value in peak season! Great location across from beach. Easy walk to wide choice of restaurants. Clean modern room - left door open at night to hear the sea and catch the breeze (so a sliding screen would’ve been nice) Pool area was great Staff were super friendly We got a carpark easily due to early afternoon checkin although I can see that it gets full early with no parks left at night. (Overflow parking is in the street)

Posted by , from Ballina NSW on 17 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Unbeatable location

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is unbeatable across the road from the beach. The place has everything you need for a family break. Whilst it's not the most modern room layout we enjoyed the facilities and the ocean view balcony. We will be back.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 16 Jan 2018

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Beach Retreat Coolum offers its guests an outdoor pool, a kid's pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and an arcade/games room are also featured at Beach Retreat Coolum. Self parking is free. This 4-star Coolum Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1999
  • Coffee shop
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast) (12.5 km / 7.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Beach Retreat Coolum offers 55 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Coolum Beach's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Sunrise Cafe – On-site cafe. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Saturday: 8 AM-5 PM
  • Sunday-Sunday: 8 AM-4 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 4 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Beach Retreat Coolum Hotel Coolum Beach
  • Beach Retreat Coolum Hotel
  • Beach Retreat Coolum Coolum Beach
  • Beach Retreat Coolum
  • The Beach Retreat Coolum Hotel Coolum Beach
  • Flag Hotel Coolum Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.