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“Tanglewood is great!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tanglewood Gardens
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“Tanglewood is great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had our wedding and Tanglewood Gardens recently, the venue is amazing! Everything you need all in the one spot. Beautiful forest areas, the garden paths between the cabins are so lovely to walk along and the rooms themselves full of charm (just bear in mind that forests have bugs!). We were able to use the beautiful chapel for our ceremony, and use the conference room facilities for our wedding reception. It all went off without a hitch. Ann was fantastic, ready to help us with anything we might need - we would definitely recommend Tanglewood for anyone who wants a rainforest wedding, and if you're keeping it small it's the perfect place to have everything at the same venue. Thank you Ann, you helped give us the magical wedding we dreamed of!

Room Tip: While we stayed in the studio with the spa, the rainforest cabins have a beautiful scenic view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jaxiemafoozle
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

We booked 2 nights in the Rainforest Cabin. A very dated & dingy room and a musty odour. The facilities are completely shocking, they have obviously not been maintained to a useable standard. Would not recommend paying $155 a night to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank Crstud
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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

My partner and I had a wonderful stay in the Rainforest Cabin was one of the best places we stay in long time The Tangle wood staff are brilliant The gardens are clean and the Spa very hot the cabin was very clean plus we had late checkout definitely recommended

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I organised to stay at the Tanglewood Gardens on Valentine's Day evening (14/02/2014) as we began our road trip up north. We booked 1 night in the Rainforest Cabin which was advertised on their website as "Rainforest cabins allow for maximum privacy, located deep in the rainforest and separate from other rainforest cabins." As it was Valentine's Day the promise of seclusion and privacy was really important and the idea of being far away in a rainforest was wonderful. This place had fairly good reviews on tripadvisor and also on booking.com so I felt confident in my choice. But boy was I wrong. We arrived that evening and was given a key and a map and told to follow the drive way down and we'd find our place. I was really dissappointed that it was so close to the main road. But nevertheless, we continued on and went to unlock our "Rainforest Cabin" door and to our dismay was literally hit in the face with the same of mildew/ damp. It was disgusting. We quickly tried to open some windows to air it out but the place was so poorly maintained that all of the windows had no intentions of budging. In terms of "seperate from all other cabins and secluded" I could literally open a window and reach out to another cabin - come on, secluded - are you serious?

The lay out of the room wasn't too bad - the air con was an absolute joke - the poor little thing was clearly older than myself and needed to be replaced. Not to worry we thought - there's a ceiling fan! It didn't work! Great, let's get showered and ready and head off to dinner. The shower was horrible, had some disgusting slimey residue on the floor and it took at least 20 minutes for the hot water to come through. Went out and had a lovely dinner, came back to our room of hell and got into bed - clearly this bed has been in this room since the 80s as we lay there sinking into this horrible mattress with springs digging into us we noticed dozens of spider webs on the ceiling, rust and mould.

This place has so much potential but clearly is owned by people that don't care or are simply dirty and have no intention to provide any standard of cleanliness or hospitality. For $155 we were expecting at least something clean but apparently if you can take the right photos and market it a certain way you can get away with anything. Extremely annoyed that we were robbed $155 - would have prefered to sleep in the car.

Now I understand that there are a lot of reviews that praise this place - maybe you were staying in a different room/ location/ facility but if you were to consider staying in a "Rainforest Cabin" here I would slap you across the face and tell you to think again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank Katie M
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

P & K Harris:

If you come to Tanglewood Gardens expecting a 5-star Hilton experience then frankly you're pretty deluded. This is economy bush cabin accommodation in fine form, and you need to give allowances when you stay here.

Tanglewood may not be perfect (as most of these negative reviewers are obviously expecting perfection for a 3.5 star rating) but Tanglewood makes up for it in spades with value for money and a hell of a lot of character! We had 9 people staying in the largest Queenslander house (a 100 year old piece of history, in amazing condition for its age!) for $265 a night - you won't find prices like that anywhere else on the mountain.

We had clean and comfortable bedding, a spring water dispenser, there is a fireplace and provided firewood during wintertime (which we have done around May time - just delightful!), foxtel tv, swing chairs and BBQ on the verandah - as well as a pool, sauna and spa for communual facilities. Spot the resident chickens and guinea fowl that roam the grounds too!

If you are up for a 'bush adventure' than Tanglewood is the place for you! My family and I have been here twice now and can't wait to go back again - sunset wines and cheese on deck, breakfast with the birds - all within 10 minutes of the Montville strip and Maplelton shops for any extra needs you have.

Highly recommended and great value for money!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank AirTester
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Dalby, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Thank you for your lovely retreat. It was brilliant to stay in the old Queenslander where my daughter and her wedding party could spend some down time together and prepare for the wedding. The Tanglewood staff are brilliant in how they meet your requests.

Great value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is our second trip to Tanglewood which is now our "regular romance spot".Anne the owner was wonderful giving us a special for regulars price and a bottle of wine on arrival!The staff are wonderful,will respecting our privacy.The room was lovely and clean.It smelt beautiful and gave us everything and more to make our 2nd anniversary.Thank you Anne and staff for our unforgetable experiance and for going the extra mile for us.We highly recomend Tanglewood and will be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pamelalovesholidays
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Additional Information about Tanglewood Gardens

Property: Tanglewood Gardens
Address: 136-146 Flaxton Dr, Mapleton, Queensland 4560, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mapleton
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Mapleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tanglewood Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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