I had read a few older reviews which were very critical, so we arrived with an open mind, and were not disappointed. Rondawel Cottage was perfectly clean and well maintained. The bbq looked in pristine condition and there were no signs of spiders, cockroaches or webs etc. No cat hairs either and we did have visits from Tiger. The cottage is beautifully decorated and themed with attention to detail. We enjoyed a delicious home-cooked meal from Matilda on one of the nights. The guinea fowl were adorable and I loved hearing them around the place.
Our bedroom was at the front and a previous review had commented on the traffic noise. I had taken ear plugs in anticipation, but didn't use them at all. There wasn't much traffic noise at all and we were there on a Sunday and Monday night.
We had a minor problem with the fire, but I think that is being attended to by Matilda, but it doesn't really matter anyway because we are coming into summer and who needs a fire in summer! Will probably be all sorted by next winter! Thank you Matilda.
- 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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