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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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Redland City, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights. What a very enjoyable stay in gorgeous surrounds. The host was very friendly, accommodating and easy to deal with. We had the in-room massages which were just heavenly! The kitchen was well appointed and accommodation was lovely and roomy. It had everything we needed for a fantastic, comfortable mini holiday. I highly recommend staying here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We (Three couples) stayed only two nights, would have loved to stay longer, unfortunately our Kiwi friends had to fly out, but we will defiantly be back. The Cottage was spacious, yet cosy and comfortable, the surroundings were lovely, our Host and owner of the Cottages, Matilda was gracious and accommodating, plus a wonderful Cook. We were unfortunate to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in February with my teenage son & his partner, They had to leave early and were so sad to do so,We stayed in the African Cottage Which was huge, It had everything you needed,It was clean ,very comfortable and we loved it, The aromas that were coming from matildas kitchen were sensational and had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little place, pet friendly, very nice host! A very relaxed environment, great for kids who can run free and burn energy. A little bit of South Africa in the Australian hinterland. We enjoyed every moment of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We (2 couples) stayed in the Rondawel for 3 nights. It sleeps 4 comfortably and while the mattress on our bed was a little hard for our liking, we had a great stay, the food supplied was really good and Matilda was the perfect hostess. The deal we had included a traditional South African dinner the first night plus vouchers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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 March 1, 2015 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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