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“Good location but cabins need a good clean!!” 4 of 5 stars
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M/S 501 Bunya Mountains Road | Bunya Mountains, Queensland 4405 , Australia   |  
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Ranked #1,077 of 1,845 Specialty Lodging in Queensland
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“Good location but cabins need a good clean!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have marked Rices Log Cabins as Very Good, but would actually choose a "Good" option, if Trip Advisor whould have it. Overall it was better than "Average", the location is Very Good, but in relation to its cleanliness, the overall experience would bring it down to 'Good'.

We stayed a couple of nights and of course its location in the heart of the Bunya Mountains is excellent. Hosts Peter and Cathy were very helpful and accommodating, most everything about the log cabins has already been reviewed, they are basic and old but are adequately kitted out and the log fires are great - and necessary in winter! We joined a Christmas in July dinner at Puzzles restaurant, which at $60 a head we found a little pricey (i.e. $120 a couple!!) not including beverages, but enjoyable all the same and the hosts went to a lot of trouble to decorate the restaurant.

Our only criticism would be the cleanliness of our cabin. On the 'surface' it seemed adequate but I don't think behind the bed and other corners had seen a vacuum in forever (and as you take your own linen and make your own bed it's there for all to see). There were dusty old grey cobwebs hanging from the ceilings (no, they were not new cobwebs) and you could have written "dust me" on the shelf with the few dusty books on it. In fact, I was tempted! But certainly no good for allergy or dust mite sufferers. The couch had sticky stuff like a spilled drink on it which we cleaned ourselves. No big deal. Even the broom hanging behind the bathroom door had a load of fluff and hair stuck to the bottom of it. Eeuuuw! People may be happy to live like this in their own homes but when you are paying to stay somewhere (anywhere!) we expect it to be properly cleaned.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

an easy 3 hour drive gets you to the bunya mountains where you can get a unique rainforest experience. Rice's cabins provide direct access to the national park walks which are fit for most age groups. At the end of the day you can retreat to the warmth of a simple but comfortably furnished cabin with a wood stove.
The cabins are self catering but at weekends it is possible to dine at the on site Puzzles Restaurant, where the fayre goes way beyond home cooking.
A great place to spend a few days and enjoy the hospitality of the hosts Peter and Cathy Young

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

We booked a 2 night stay in one of only 6 cottages set up in the Bunya mountains, about a 3 hour drive from Brisbane.
Our cabin had 2 bedrooms, double, and bunks plus single bed in the other. The cottage was small but well stocked with all you would need for a few days stay. The main draw to the area is the bushwalks and peaceful surrounds.Wildlife was all around us, wallabies hopping around the cabin, parrots and kookaburras.
We enjoyed looking at the stars at night, having a real fire, going on a horse and cart ride and being amongst such beautiful surrounds.
You do need to take sheets and your food (very limited shopping facilities). I had planned for us to eat at the onsite restaurant 'Puzzles' on the saturday night. However it was fully booked, and I hadn't prebooked a table. Luckily, Carol the owner, brought us a delicious casserole over to our cabin so we didn't go hungry!!
Also, as it is much cooler on the mountain, bring warm clothes- we woke to a frost on the ground!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: M/S 501 Bunya Mountains Road | Bunya Mountains, Queensland 4405 , Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland
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Ranked #1,077 of 1,845 Specialty Lodging in Queensland
Number of rooms: 5

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