The African Cottage was a huge dissappointment.
The brochure & website says "Relaxing bath overlooking the fig tree". It's actually a stardard old bath where you can view mouldy ceilings, dirty pink grout, a gaping hole into the roof and barely a sight of the fig tree. The brochure also mentions "Fragrant Gardens"...we found a couple of pots of herbs and that was about all. The accomodation was very dirty with plenty of cobwebs (nothing like the advertised pictures) not to mention crumbs & other peoples hairs in the bed sheets !!
Surprisingly the 2nd toilet was on the verandah and our pre-ordered dinner was seen thawing on a stool in the back office all day !!! Not to mention the cottage is right on the main road so the sound of cars and trucks during the night is not very relaxing.
Funny the welcome letter says there is a penalty charge for leaving the bbq dirty. Hmm there was so much dirt and fat build up that it looks like it had never been cleaned.Honestly we thought we were sleeping at Nanny's Dusty Old House (but for a cost of almost $400 per night !! (for the same price we have since enjoyed staying at an amazing 5star eco resort in Noosa North Shore).
- 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
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