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Very good
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Spacious African themed cottage surrounded by lush tropical gardens. To relax body and soul!
Rolling Green Hills Of Maleny
Tiger The Resident Cat
Resident Guinea Fowl
Rolling Green Hills Of Maleny
Matilda Scarfe Your Host
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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zela
brisbane
1 review
“Lovely country house”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in this cottage. Which is actually a fairly large house! Matilda is very welcoming when you first arrive, beautiful space laid out with a meal and authentic African music playing. Two bedrooms with lovely views to a well established garden. We traveled with a 20 month old child, Matilda was not at all squeamish about having him, the garden was full of delights for the curious boy and she even grabbed a box of toys! Our second night saw us trying something from the menu, a very tasty lamb shank, served over candle light. My partner and i really enjoyed our stay at this venue and will definitely come back again.

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Liked best: Ambience
Liked least: Bedding needs updating
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 21, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you Ela! And who could be squeamish about such a cute little boy! and what an adventurer he is. Loved it! It will be interesting to see how e has grown when you come back.
Have a lovely Festive Season and may 2014 be your best year ever!
Matilda
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Susan W
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Out of Africa”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We really enjoyed our three day stay in the Cape Cottage in Maleny. The weather was perfect and the surrounding landscape green and relaxing. The décor of the Cape Cottage really made you feel like you were in an African setting. Our hostess Matilda is full of information.

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Liked best: The atmosphere
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2013
Thank you Susan! It was a pleasure to have you here. We really hope you will come back soon!
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Julianne9...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing and lovely stay”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

What a gorgeous little cottage the Rondawel is, with touches of Africa everywhere. A great base to explore the area and do lots of walks and picnics. Lovely fireplace and great deck area with bbq looking out over the fig tree with guinea fowl in the tree! Well equipped and cosy, great to be able to take the whole family away including our small dogs. Thank you for a great stay, hope we can return.

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Liked best: Homely cottage with fireplace, pet friendly
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 4, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you here! And of course you will return! Either The Rondawel again or Cape Cottage - whichever you prefer. We love guests like you who appreciate that we only want the best for our guests. Come back soon!
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Pete L
Mackay, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful . . . would've loved to stay longer !!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Matilda is a wonderful hostess and the cottages are delightful, peaceful and relaxing. Beautifully appointed in Maleny's leafy Hinterland, with lots of extra touches that go towards making a stay that bit more special.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 2, 2013
Thanks Pete & Di! And now you are going to experience the REAL thing by coming on our Gourmet Safari to South Africa! Enjoy!
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Rebecca G
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
“Unique piece of Africa in Australia”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Lovely place to stay... Matilda was very accommodating during our stay. The "Rondawel" was comfy and clean. Will return and refer to friends.

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Liked best: The unique feel of the Rondawel
Liked least: Not enough toilet paper, no towel collection daily.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2013
Thanks Rebecca! It was lovely having you here! Looking forward to having you back to come and relax in The Rondawel.
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waynebo1
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“Host couldn't do enough to help us and make us feel comfortable.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

I would honestly recommend this place. The host was great and couldn't help us more. The attitude of the staff was relaxed and friendly. So often you get accomodation booked where the managers or owners are more concerned about regulating the rules they have in place as apposed to making you feel relaxed and welcome. Well done guys we will be back next year.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 5, 2013
Thanks Wayne! But you were such a fun group of people it was easy! Even my grandchildren are missing you. Looking forward to welcoming you back here again next year.
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Angela R
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Amazing African Experience”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We really liked the style of these cute cottages. African artworks and nicknacks made the place very special for me and my young daughter. All the cottages are slightly different, and have different views. We loved our own little balcony which overlooked a old fig tree. Guinea fowls and other birds would rest in its massive branches. The set-up was very warm and cosy, and it was tempting to stay in all day. However, we did go out eventually and had a great time at Maleny and many attractions that are close to the cottages. It was lovely to return in the evening and relax in a hot bath in the massive bathroom.

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Liked best: The cute nicknacks
Liked least: The sheepwool underlay on the bed was so thick that you couldn't feel the electic blanket through it.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 27, 2013
Thanks Angela! I'm SO glad you enjoyed! And our guinea fowl are such a lovely sight - sitting up in the figtree with the sun setting. We really hope you can come back again!
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