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The African Cottage and Rondawel

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   943 Maleny-Montville Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was easy to organise, the staff we met were very accomodating and helpful and we had a great nights sleep after a wonderful wedding. The African cottage was exactly what we needed for the group of us attending the wedding. Would love to come back another time to really experience the relaxation, the fire and the surrounds offered by... More

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Beenleigh, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just spent 2 nights at Rondawel and loved it completely! It was myself and husband with my sister, her partner and a lively 18mth old - the residence was spacious and very well appointed. Our Bobotie dinner was fun and delicious. We would recommend highly! Thank you so much Matilda and Suzi! PS We also took advantage of booking... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We found the African cottage to be a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon! It is well situated and sufficiently private. The Owner Matilda, who greeted us with a nice bottle of Champagne on arrival, could not have been more helpful. She has excellent tastes in interior decor and we felt we were transported to a small part of Africa,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The African Cottage is a beautiful and comfortable place to stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The style of the accommodation is African with some very interesting decor and art in the room. If you like cooking ask Matilda about her gourmet cooking products. The gardens are wonderful with a large variety of herbs and other plants. Very... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Loved the Rondawel for us, friends and dog. Matilda made us welcome to this beautiful place. She cooked a superb dinner for us and friends. Everything you could want was available and easy. Clean, comfortable and happy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

we stayed here 18-20 May. Was suppose to be there 3 nights but left after the second. The african cottage was not clean as you would expect. Cobwebs with massive spiders filled the downstairs ceilings. Not all beds had sheets on them so only had the choice of 1 out of 3 beds (which was the most uncomfy). The toilet... More

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Kingaroy, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We have had some wonderful stays at Maleny, but this wasn't one of them. We stayed there in early February, 2014. At first view the African cottage looked marvellous, lovely big airy rooms with comfy beds, but the bath had a huge plug of hair in the drain, we could not see in the mirror, which was dusty, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed in the Rondawell 2 bed cottage. This cottage was wonderful, clean, lovely deco and full equipped . The South African food was fantastic and was freshly delivered to the cottage on the first night. Our hosts Matilda and Tiger the cat were outstanding and very friendly. I would highly recommend this place for a visit at anytime of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have just spent two nights with another couple in the Rondawel cottage. It was private, spacious, well appointed and had an interesting array of South African ornaments and books. We really enjoyed the South Africian cuisine evening meals that were prepared and delivered (hot) to our dining table in the cottage. What luxury, after a day spent exploring the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed in the 'house' for a long weekend with my partner and wish we hadn't. The website alludes to a private bush sanctuary. In reality all the property's dwellings are all but on top of each other and only metres from the main road. We were disturbed all evening by heavy traffic and all day by staff, contractors and other... More

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Address: 943 Maleny-Montville Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maleny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Cottage and Rondawel 3*
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The African Cottage and The Rondawel - and now our NEW CAPE COTTAGE and KALAHARI COTTAGE is a little bit of Africa in Aus! Relax on your beautiful deck, order a romantic traditional South African dinner, have a soothing massage - all in the comfort and privacy of your cottage! Or go for a rainforest walk, dine at our many award winning restaurants, browse the interesting shops and art galleries. Australia Zoo only 20 mins away, and beautiful beaches 30 mins. Relax, revive, rejuvenate!THE AFRICAN COTTAGE sleeps up to 9 guests comfortably and is ideal for families or groups of friends. THE RONDAWEL sleeps 6, is a very special hexagonal glass and timber cottage with the branches of our 500 year old figtree touching the deck! KALAHARI COTTAGE and CAPE COTTAGE are cosy cottages for couples. Both are open plan with eco friendly camp fires. KALAHARI has its own private courtyard with soothing water feature and CAPE COTTAGE is sheer magic as it is under the figtree with the branches embracing the cottage. It has a stunning deck, overlooking the tree! All our cottages are fully self contained. Perfect for a relaxing getaway to recharge the batteries! Come and experience a little bit of Africa in Aus! ... more   less 
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