We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Location, location, location”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Allumbah Pocket Cottages
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Yungaburra
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We picked Allumbah Pocket Cottages because of previous reviews and we were not disappointed by any means. The cottages are well laid out, with plenty of cupboard space for two, a small kitchenette, living area, king size bed and covered pergola at the front; the right size for two people. Rob and Melanie, were lovely and ensured your every need was met. The guest lounge / outdoor area, with a large smart TV and ample seating for all guests, plus happy hour between 5pm-6pm was a great idea. Happy hour included complimentary red or white wine. The lounge area also had access to the free WIFI, which these days is an absolute must have.

Now for the location. The cottages are in the middle of Yungaburra, which is an historic village located approximately 15km from Atherton. The village has six restaurants/cafes and a hotel (historic of course), providing a range of dining options. We ate at Nicks and the Lake Eacham Hotel, both were good. Nick's is Swiss/Italian with a good variety of meals and the Hotel, serves what I would call good pub meals at very reasonable prices. Scattered throughout Yungaburra are also a number of gift shops, wood work, antique and craft galleries. You can't go past the unique craft shop ' Trudy Designs' located in the Church, just up from Nicks restaurant. On the last Saturday of the month are the Yungaburra Markets, these are the largest markets in the Tablelands and definitely worth a visit. Easily over 200 stalls, with a large variety of crafts, plants and fruit/vegetable. You will need to get there early, we were there at 8am and by 9am, it was packed.

All up we stayed at Allumbah Pocket Cottages for five nights and used it as a base to visit the tableland, including Herberton for the Historical Village (which was just great), Mareeba (Coffee Works is a must), Milla Milla for the waterfalls and rainforest walks, Milanda for the Diary Centre and waterfall (make sure you visit the information centre as it will tell you how the Tablelands was created), Atherton for the Chinese Temple and Crystal Caves. Plus, don't forget Lake Eachem for a swim and Lake Barrine (a great teahouse) and lastly, but certainly not least the Avenue of Honour located near lake Tinnaroo (just follow the signs from Yungaburra). The Avenue of Honour is a tribute to our fallen soldiers in Afghanistan, which can be viewed by day or night.

Okay almost done. Located directly behind Allumbah Pocket Cottages is Petersen Creek, which has platypus and turtles for viewing. We went down twice and saw a platypus on both occasions.

Overall Allumbah Pocket Cottages is a good place to stay, very well run and located.

Room Tip: They all appear to be good.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SteveW226
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

127 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    85
    36
    4
    2
    0
See reviews for
13
87
2
4
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Alumbah Pocket Cottages have five cottages, all more or less similar. The floor plan is very good - a lovely big and comfortable bed and a big ensuite with a spa bath and shower, and, on a slightly lower level, a sitting area and table and chairs. There is a small deck outside the room with table and chairs. There is also a wood stove for those cold evening (in July and August). We stayed with friends in Cottages 3 and 5. A nice welcome from Marian. Excellent facilities including free WiFi in the cottages and internet available through the smart TV in the guest common area. There is also complimentary wine in the early evening. Lovely gardens too. Yungaburra is a small place so everything in the village is close by - there are plenty of dining options.

The only niggles were a rather sparse brekkie hamper for two people(although friends who stayed a few months earlier seemd to have a lot more so maybe we were unlucky) and no kindling to start the fire. Its no big deal to chop some in the wood shed but some guests might not want to do this.

Notwithstanding the above Allumbah Pocket Cottages deserves a high score for comfort and convenience and we will stay there again, but for longer next time. Highly recommended

Room Tip: all the cottages are well located and none stands out as better than others
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Maureen T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I cannot recommend this enough as a perfect choice for accommodation in the Tablelands. Yungaburra is a lovely little town, everything withing walking distance. These cottages are perfect for whatever type of holiday you want, be it romantic weekend away, or family trip. Our party booked three cottages. Each is spacious, freshly refurbished with fresh paint and elegant interior decorations, pot-belly fire place, large bathroom with spa bath, and a king sized bed. The owners are fantastic; very generous and personable. Nothing was too much trouble. We were provided with a hamper of breakfast foods including delicious fresh home-baked bread, bacon, eggs, beans, tomatoes, butter and local honey. In the morning we feasted in the outdoor dining area, surrounded by neatly manicured country garden. I must add that the "happy hour" with help-yourself wine between 5-6pm was another highlight. If you're off to the Tablelands Yungaburra and Allumbah Pocket Cottages is the place to stay. I hope to go back soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cloodle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colac
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We are at these wonderful cottages now and don't want to leave! The cottages are delightful with king bed, spa bath, kitchen facilities all set in lovely gardens. But that is just the start as breakfast provisions include yummy homemade bread, bacon, eggs, fruit and more.... Let me go on....outside is a bbq area, outdoor spa and outdoor loungeroom with huge flatscreen TV, and kitchen with wine, cake and more....
The owners Rob and Melanie are so helpful with recommendations of things to see and do in and around the area. We highly recommend this to anyone wanting a place with that touch of luxury yet not expensive. We'll stay longer next time!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SugarArtistColac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at this gorgeous B&B for one night in June 2013. The B&B is located right in town with restaurants, pubs, information centre, grocery store a short walk away.

We stayed in cottage #1 a beautifully styled and furnished room, with king bed, sitting area, fireplace, kitchenette and large bathroom with spa. The cottage was equipped with all the mod cons you could want, including sound system, DVD etc.

The shared facilities are of excellent quality.

The breakfast was simple - fruit, muesli and we had freshly homemade bread delivered directly to us the evening before.

Complimentary WiFi was available in the common areas.

The host was very helpful.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Whareroa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tamworth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Very nice cottages, well laid out and everything there that one would need. Very helpful hosts, pointed us in the right direction to get a glimpse of a platypus brief as it was. Lots to see and do around the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
2 Thank Ian T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed the night of the markets. Was brilliant. Have stayed here under different owners but it has gotten better. It is such great value. Accomodation prices seem to have risen heaps in the last few years in the tablelands but allumbah pocket stays so affordable. Love it. Can't wait to come back in winter! We are from mossman so it will definitely happen.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Vegout111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Yungaburra
0.0 mi away
Eden House Retreat
Eden House Retreat
#2 of 4 in Yungaburra
146 reviews
0.3 mi away
Kookaburra Lodge
Kookaburra Lodge
#1 of 4 in Yungaburra
141 reviews
1.9 mi away
Mt Quincan Crater Retreat
Mt Quincan Crater Retreat
#1 of 7 in Yungaburra
235 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Curtain Fig Motel
Curtain Fig Motel
#4 of 4 in Yungaburra
65 reviews
3.6 mi away
Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages
6.4 mi away
Malanda Lodge Motel
Malanda Lodge Motel
#1 of 1 in Malanda
51 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Allumbah Pocket Cottages? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Allumbah Pocket Cottages

Property: Allumbah Pocket Cottages
Address: 24 - 26 Gillies Highway, Yungaburra, Queensland 4884, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Yungaburra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Allumbah Pocket Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Yungaburra Home away from home! Six heritage themed Cottages Beautifully outfitted, self-contained cottages ready to home you for the duration of your stay. Our cottages are all fully self-contained and are equipped to ensure that you feel pampered and relaxed. Although there are many surrounding areas waiting to be explored, you will be tempted not to leave the premises! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Hotwire and Agoda so you can book your Allumbah Pocket Cottages reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Allumbah Pocket Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing