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The African Cottage and Rondawel

3.0 of 5
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943 Maleny-Montville Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
The African Cottage and Rondawel
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Ranked #13 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Maleny
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had 2 nights here and thought it was wonderful. I didn't go expecting luxury(which was a good thing), however that said, the cottage was lovely and homey with lots of space. The kitchen although basic had all that we needed and if not Matilda was only too happy to help us out. Had 1 evening meal which was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful stay! I recently had a function at House of Laurels next door and booked all of the cottages for family and friends. We also had a mouth watering African BBQ. You must try it! The rooms were all beautiful - you relax the minute you walk through the doors! Comfortable beds and all self contained. Matilda the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were given a voucher to stay here for 2 nights as a present. We were not impressed at all and wouldn't recommend it to anybody. The beds were horrible it was like sleeping on concrete. The cleanliness of the place was very disappointing, there was dust and cobwebs everywhere, the shower screen wasn't clean. I had to wash the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We just returned from a two night stay at the african cottage and we had such a wonderful time. We loved the place. Loved the owners; loved the food. Was a great plaxe and would recommend to everyone. Matilda was very helpful and friendly. We had 5 kids with us and 4 adults and everyone had plenty of room. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Staying at the rondawell was certainly an interesting experience although if it is an authentic African one as claimed I worry I shan't be visiting said continent. The infrastructure of the rondawell is actually pretty good. The cottage features large spaces for the two bedrooms and there is a nice open living room. Unfortunately that is where the praise ends.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

One of my girlfriends and I just spent 3 nights at the Rondawel Cottage - Matilda the hostess was beautiful, so warm, pleasant and helpful. Our dinner she provided on the Sunday evening was delicious - being an Aussies we had never eaten African food before - so this was a new experience for us and most enjoyable! We loved... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Cape Cottage, part of African Cottages Maleny, on the 20th and 21st of November. Cape Cottage is situated at the back of the property and consists of a combined living and sleeping area with deck and bathroom. To me, it is more like a mobile home than a traditional cottage. Overall cleanliness was... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The hostess Matilda was so warm and welcoming and the Rondawel had a lovely warm home feeling. The African food was amazing and the Jalapeno Jelly was out of this world. We really enjoyed our stay. The shopping at Montville was wonderful :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I recently celebrated my 50th birthday at the African Cottage. My whole party absolutely loved it. It was so beautiful and quiet. The owner Matilda and her staff were so wonderful and helpful. They cooked an amazing curry and potjie kos. Being and ex-South African I can honestly say I felt like I was at home again. I would definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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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