I booked my husband and I for a mid-week 1 night getaway. After phoning Jodie to advise that we were running late she advised us that the keys were in the door so once we arrive we could just walk in.
When we opened the front door we were immediately greeted by the fantastic view of the horizon overlooking the sunshine coast. Piano music was gently playing as we wandered in and our robes, towels and chocolates were waiting for us on the king size bed.
The fridge was stocked with our breakfast hamper, juice and a bottle of bubbly.
We probably should have done our research beforehand but we were wanting to go out for a nice restaurant dinner but didn't realise that in the middle of the week, Montville, Flaxton and Maleny are pretty much dead after 6pm; After driving to Flaxton, then back through Montville without seeing a place open for dinner we managed to stop the owner of the IGA from closing in time for us to grab some extras to eat. We ended up cooking up our breakfast hamper for dinner out on the deck. This was somewhat challenging as the outside light was out, but luckily enough the spa overlooks the deck so we turned that light on so we could make out what we were cooking. We found we had to wash the dishes and cups and glasses before use (which is not unusual in most self contained units) and we found out why - the kitchen sink only had a cold water tap, so we can only assume that previous patrons didn't wash their dishes properly?? We boiled the kettle so we could properly wash the dishes (Also - noticed that the dish rack drains onto the bench which in turn drips onto the floor/your feet so we put one of the bath mats down to protect the floor boards).
The fireplace and lounge was nice and with most of the lights off we could see the lights of the sunny coast, we read of the history of Remingtons Shute by the fire with bubbly and nibbles in hand - very relaxing, albeit with the sound of cars whizzing by on the road behind us.
We were expecting the luxurious king size bed to be soft and inviting but it was springy and hard and we both didn't have the comfortable sleep we were looking forward to (watch your toes as the corner posts of the bed stick out and there were a few stubbed toes during our stay).
We decided to watch the sunrise from the comfort of the nice hot spa which was fantastic. The only thing I could point out here was that the last people to stay had left their body wash/soap behind which made us think that perhaps the bath tub wasn't cleaned after they had left so we gave this a once over before we hopped in (my husband however, thought I was over-reacting here which could be the case)
It wasn't until we went to Reception to check-out that we noticed the selection of dvd's and newspapers which would have been good to know about on arrival. There was nobody at the Reception area so we called the number at the door, we were expecting to meet Jodie face to face as it was around the check out time (10.30/11am), we found this a little impersonal.
Overall, for what you get it is cheaper than the other B&B's in the area; however there are a few touches that could have made this outstanding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private luxurious rustic cottages with log fires, spa bath, ocean views situated close to Montville or Maleny villages, shops, restaurants and rainforest walks/waterfalls. ... more less
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