RACV Noosa Resort Review: Everything You Need To Know

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Heading to the Sunshine Coast and want some great accommodation? Then you are in the right place! RACV Noosa Resort is a great place to head when you are in this part of the world.

This RACV Noosa accommodation option is stunning. With a setting amongst the trees, this large resort offers lots of privacy, quality room types and some fantastic facilities. Along with the friendly staff that seem to be everywhere with a smile in the common areas, it would be hard to not love a stay here.

Located just outside Noosa Heads, the free shuttle bus running every half hour will help you feel like you are in the centre of things. That is if you can pull yourself away from the pool and your very comfortable room!

RACV Noosa resort Queensland pool
The fantastic pool area

The downside is that all of this comes at a cost and the RACV Noosa Resort Noosa Queensland is not cheap, especially for families. But is it worth it?

Below, you will find our full RACV Resort review including in-depth information about our room, the facilities and eating options.

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RACV Noosa Resort Review

RACV Noosa Resort grounds
The rooms around the resort

The RACV Noosa resort location is approximately a five minute drive from Noosa Heads beach, one of the best spots in the Sunshine Coast area. It’s also close to the shops in Noosaville and the RACV Noosa location is a convenient spot from which to explore the Sunshine Coast.

RACV Noosa address: 94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

This RACV hotel Noosa is big and the first thing we noticed when driving in was many blocks of rooms and townhouse-style apartments that seemed to stretch on a long way. This was somewhat overwhelming when we had just arrived and wanted to check in as I wasn’t sure where to drive and park – some more signs about what to do when first arriving would be good.

I drove around for a bit and then into several underground car parks before I found a spot! It wasn’t a great start but thankfully things were only better from there.

In hindsight, I should have just pulled over by reception and not worried about being in other people’s way.

The actual check-in was fine and we were soon heading back to our car to go park by our room.

RACV Resort Noosa Rooms

RACV Noosa Resort rooms
Where our room was located

There are a range of RACV resort Noosa room types. These range from one bedroom suites (which start at 57sqm) to three bedroom luxury villas with their own pool and everything in between. This makes it a perfect choice for people who like extra space and families (like us).

We stayed in a one bedroom resort apartment.

RACV Resort Noosa Reviews – One Bedroom Resort Apartment

RACV Noosa Resort One Bedroom Resort Apartment living area
Living area in our apartment

We didn’t have any problems finding our apartment (D44), although it was on the first floor and carrying our suitcase up the steep stairs was not so fun. Definitely request a ground floor room if you are going to struggle with stairs.

The apartment itself was great and much bigger than I imagined at 57 square metres.  We entered the apartment at a hallway before coming to doors for our bedroom and bathroom. At the end of the hallway was the combined living/dining/kitchen areas which lead out to a great balcony with table and four chairs.

RACV Noosa Resort One Bedroom Resort Apartment balcony area
Balcony area in our room

We had views out to trees and greenery and it felt very private.

The room itself was somewhat simple but clean and modern. Since I was staying with my four year old, we had twin beds and the bedroom also had plenty of cupboard space and a TV. It didn’t have windows to the outside but had slat windows between that room and the kitchen which was fine.

RACV Noosa Resort bedroom
The bedroom in our apartment

The bathroom was big with a huge shower but no bath. Great toiletries were on offer.

RACV Noosa Resort One Bedroom Resort Apartment kitchen
Our kitchen

The kitchen seemed fully equipped including dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, stove (but no oven), microwave, mini fridge and combined washer/dryer. My only complaint is that I couldn’t find a way to just use the dryer part of this. We didn’t cook in this kitchen but I think it would have been great.

This type of room is serviced daily but note that bigger room types are not.

We were very happy with our comfortable room.

RACV Noosa Resort one bedroom apartment entry
The hallway in the entry to our room

RACV Noosa Heads Resort Facilities

Where the RACV Resort Noosa Heads really stands out is with their top-rate facilities.

RACV Noosa resort family holidays Australia kids pool
The great kids pool area

The best part has to be the pool area. There are two heated pools next to each other. One has two short water slides for kids and a water play area next to it perfect for toddlers. I spent a lot of time in this pool as my 4 year old could not get enough of the water slides.

The pool next to this has a beach entry part and is deeper and more for adults or little ones who’ll love sitting on the “beach”.

After some cold pools while travelling through Queensland, I especially appreciated how this pool was a good temperature. There’s bar service around the pool and you can have a drink or something to eat from Dazza’s Bar (more below).

RACV Noosa Resort playground

Next to the pool is a playground although I didn’t see anyone using it – the pool is just too attractive!

There were plenty of staff in the pool area too who always had a smile and often helped kids at the water slide entrance.

RACV Noosa resort accommodation games room
Games room

Inside the main building is also a games room with air hockey, table tennis, arcade games and more. There’s also the RACV Noosa gym on the first floor and bike hire out the front. For less active people, the RACV Noosa spa, One Spa, is also in this building as well as a small shop.

Finally, there is a tennis court on site with basketball hoops as well as great wifi across the resort.

I read that in school holidays, there is a kids club over the dinner hours for 4 to 14 year olds.

RACV Noosa Resort shuttle bus

A huge plus to staying here is the RACV Noosa shuttle bus. This runs every half hour from 8am-6pm and takes you into the heart of Noosa Heads as well as Noosa Junction shopping centre. The RACV Noosa resort shuttle bus also seems open to other places in the immediate vicinity.

Given parking (and traffic) can be really painful in Noosa Heads, this makes visiting really easy and also means that you can stay here without needing to hire a car if you don’t want to.

RACV Noosa Resort Restaurant Options

Noosa RACV club restaurant

There are two restaurants on-site – Acuri Restaurant which is open for buffet breakfast in the mornings and Dazza’s Bar which is open from 11am-9pm. Dazza’s Bar has drink and food options and you can have your drinks and food by the pool if you wish.

The RACV Noosa buffet breakfast price were $34 for the full buffet or $18 for the continental only at the time we visited. Kids under 12 were free with each paying adult or otherwise $12.50 for 4-12 year olds.

It’s also possible to have food and drinks delivered to your room or to order them take away to eat in your room.

RACV Noosa Resort dine by the pool
Our breakfast in a great spot

We ate both breakfast and dinner during our stay and had some great meals.

At dinner, there was live music which added the party mood and I loved that a staff member came around and gave my son an activity pack.

RACV club Noosa resort bike hire
Bike Hire

RACV Noosa Reviews Final Words

We loved staying at the RACV Noosa resort Sunshine Coast and our RACV Club Noosa reviews really only has good things to say.

The rooms are great, the facilities even better and the location feels like you are away from it all in a relaxing, fun place while only being a short shuttle bus ride into Noosa Heads.

I just wish it was a little cheaper though – if we were to return with our family of five, it would be nearly $1000 a night and while that would get us a fancy room and a private pool, it’d be good if there was a more affordable alternative.

Still, for the two of us, it was a perfect stay.

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I hope you enjoyed our Noosa RACV reviews. Looking for more Queensland travel content? Click here for all our guides or check out our full guide to Noosa Heads here! Or nearby Rainbow Beach here. You can also check out the amazing hotel for families, Paradise Resort, here.

By Anne Sutherland-Smith

Anne Sutherland-Smith is the founder of the Pretraveller and Everywhere Australia blogs which focus on travel planning. Anne has extensively explored her home country of Australia. As a result, she writes from personal experience to help others plan their Australian trips.