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Lyola Pavilions in the Forest
Ranked #8 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Maleny
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed May 6, 2009

We stayed at Lyola for a birthday celebration and it was magnificent. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly on arrival, but left us alone the rest of the time - which is what a retreat is supposed to be. The 2 'pavillions' are studio style accommodation that are built amongst the trees and accessed via a board walk. Although in reasonable proximity to each other (ie. 50-100m), privacy is ensured by them being build on different sides of the hill and at different elevations , as well as the vast amount of trees and plants between.

We stayed in the pavillion called 'Seek' which was amongst the tree tops. The bed was comfortable, and living area adequate in size. The fire was useful on the cool nights and the view from the living area was beautiful, especially at sunset. The bathroom was of reasonable size and the spa had a great view of the forest.

When the guests in the other pavillion left after their stay, we also had a sneak peek into 'Hide' and we were quite impressed by that as well. It was at ground level and boasted an outdoor shower and views in another direction which were lovely as well.

On the property there is a walk down to a creek which is very nice and we saw a lot of wildlife (many birds and big carpet python) on the way. Maleny is only a short drive away, where there are several good restaurants.

Overall, I loved this place and will return. I would recommend it to those wanting a retreat from the city or a romantic weekend.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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I decided that I wanted a romantic getaway with my fiancé and started looking for couples only accommodation at Maleny. Many of the other cottages/cabins where over priced and lacked privacy. The best thing about Lyola was the fact that there are only 2 cabins - the tree top one and forest floor one. That is it. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. A lovely private cottage with amazing views at night and during the day. We stayed in the tree top one and it was just perfect. The owners are lovely and having your breakfast discretely delivered was really lovely. I can not fault this romantic cabin. The aromatherapy products around the bath were amazing so was the beautiful bath robes that were there for us to use. The best romantic getaway I’ve had ... We will definitely go back to try the forest floor one.

  • Liked — Romantic, beautiful views from whole of cabin
  • Disliked — Cannot fault this place
  • Stayed April 2004, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lyola Pavilions in the Forest
Address: 198 Policeman Spur Rd | PO Box 418, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maleny
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Maleny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lyola Pavilions in the Forest 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the outskirts of Maleny yet hidden away from the village hustle and bustle is Lyola Pavilions in the Forest. Nestled amidst rainforest and enjoying spectacular views, Lyola offers guests a chance to escape, de-stress and unwind by taking in the soothing sounds of mother nature... Two secluded pavilions, fondly referred to as Hide and Seek, designed by award winning GOMANGO Architects offer you every creature comfort. From your own indulgent hideaway, sit back listening to water tumbling over mossy bolders within the depths of the rainforest while watching magnificent sunsets across the valley below. Pamper yourself by taking an aromatherapy spa before curling up in front of the fire to watch a classic movie or listen to your favourite relaxing CD. Stroll down to the rainforest with a good book and recline on comfortable chairs set on a wooden platform overlooking the stream below. Spoil yourself soon at Lyola, it's where the little things count... ... more   less 
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