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16 reviews
2.5 acres of garden
Pool & Bali Hut
Our Garden
Tree Kangaroo in our Backyard
Holiday Unit with Deck
Main Bedroom
Living room
Kitchen
Bathroom
Balcony
North Johnstone River
North Johnstone River
Lake Eacham
Atherton Tablelands-views to Mt. Bartle Frere
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Malanda, Queensland

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meganash7...
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just like home (only better)”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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The Johnstone river retreat is a beautiful property, nestled on the banks of the river, you feel like you have your own little slice of rainforest while staying there. Peter and Martina are very warm hosts, and take great care of the property and guests. The accommodation itself is very homely and they have kitted out the kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal, also with DVD, stereo and mod cons; making the whole experience just like a home away from home! While it is in a bush setting, with lake eacham just minutes away, it is also just a short drive to the shops in Malanda.

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Liked best: Peaceful surrounds
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kim D
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Property”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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I Just wanted to share my thoughts with you all about a fantastic retreat in Malanda.Johnson River Retreat, is located 5 minutes from Malanda town centre. Hosts Peter and Martina have created a very relaxed and homely atmosphere. I have stayed in the two bedroom unit which boast a private back deck overlooking the tropical gardens as well as a fully equipped kitchen & laundry. Peter & Martina have just installed a swimming pool with a covered gazebo,this is fantastic to relax & enjoy the view over the gardens & listen to the river flow by.Our host are very hospitable & nothing is too much trouble.

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Liked best: Great kitchen
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Aug 2014
Thank you for your lovely review,Kim.It was a pleasure having you here and we would be delighted to welcome you again.
Peter & Martina Leyk
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Jake R
Newcastle, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed here for 5 nights. Although the unit is attached to the main house it is still quite private. The unit has a full kitchen, large bathroom, and separate lounge area, as well as a private deck off the bedroom. There is undercover parking under a car port, and the grounds in general are fantastic! The owners will bend over backwards to offer any assistance needed. The only down-sides are there is no mobile phone or internet reception (though there is in town), and the proprietors do not accept credit cards.

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Liked best: Cost and facilities
Liked least: Not being told no credit cards accepted until after I got there
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
25 May 2014
Thank you for staying with us.It was a pleasure having you here.
We will install a wifi extender to make sure internet is available in the holiday unit.Mobile phone reception is possible to receive with a blue tick Telstra phone from the back of the unit (Lounge)
We will consider card facilities in the future
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michaelaf...
Trochtelfingen, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 6, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
Thank you Michaela, it was a pleasure having you as our guests.Looking forward having you back , anytime.
Peter & Martina
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