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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to stay with children. The african cottage had toys for my son to play with and a cubby in the cupboard. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need. The african food was really nice. Maleney has plenty of things to do for families the maleney dairy, bush walks, and butd workd at the botanical gardens

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

A 3 night voucher offered online took me to The African Cottage near Maleny for a much-needed break from 'the norm' and a chance to unwind. When I arrived Matilda was very welcoming and suggested that I stay in the cottage with a verandah that is held in the embrace of a 500-year old fig tree - this was magical.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We did not expect luxury at the African Cottage but did not expect to find a house that has clearly not been maintained or cleaned properly in a long time: grease and grime in the kitchen, dirty fridge, dirty shower screens and toilet, dust on the floors, dirty walls and ceilings, etc. etc. The 'filthy' cooker as mentioned by a... More 

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African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

Well, you never know about people do you? We parted on very amicable terms (after the lady threw a tea towel at Suzy!) with hugs all round and promises to return! And now this! Fortunately one of the family came and warned us (and apologised!) that mom is a bit of a cleaning fanatic. Mom even thought a BRAND NEW,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This was our second time at the African cottages, we absolutely loved both trips. The cottages were cosy and self contained having everything we needed for our stay. The grounds were beautiful and picturesque. With such an amazing central location it was easy to get into town and tourist locations. Matilda and the staff were fantastic, helpful and very accommodating!... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Got a deal for 2 nights accom for 4 to 6 people with African dinner included the first nigh & a $20 voucher on African spices. Sounded good & the cost was great. Also it suited as we could go to Eumundi markets on the Wednesday. Arrived & taken to our cottage.... thanks goodness no one was cooking because the... More 

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African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

I really am sorry that our lovely cottage was not satisfactory! And I mean that. We pride ourselves on our cottages. We have a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor - and they don't give those out to anyone! I've counted - out of the last 20 reviews only 2 baddies. Not bad! Let's talk about cobwebs. Is it really a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stayed in the Rondawel for 4 nights in December 2015 as a treat for our 33rd wedding anniversary. As we are originally from Africa, we liked the idea of staying in a rondawel (a tradtional African design). We loved the decor in the cosy cottage & the beautiful fig tree in the garden - it was very special to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Theme of Africa threw out room was great .😊 we had a fire in room every night was special and lovely - child friendly outside stocks don't get hot. The self contained unit has lovely view of a fig tree, native bush turkeys at night sit on branches were great to see. The dinner given was perfect traditional African very... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Matilda and her staff made us feel very welcomed during our stay. We stayed in the Rondawel for 2 nights. My daughter was so excited to meet Tiger ;the cat, and wanted to bring him home. The food was amazing, and so convenient after travelling all day, it was nice to be able to sit down and relax in comfort.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I spent a fun filled three nights at the African cottages with my girlfriends for a birthday celebration. Our host was wonderful and easy going and made us all feel very welcome. I have to say it would also be a great place for families with the spacious rooms, small safe sleeping cubbys for young kids. Toys to entertain the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Caught up with my immediately family and some overseas relatives at The African Cottage in February this year. I was suitably impressed with many of the features in this quaint little abode through to the lush gardens, the compact CD player that came with African CDs, the outdoor sitting area to the ponds outside complete with the nightly serenade of... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The African Cottage and Rondawel

Address: 943 Maleny-Montville Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maleny
Price Range: $147 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Cottage and Rondawel 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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