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“Amazing African Experience”
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Very good
50 reviews
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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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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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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.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Jul 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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SteveNRac...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“SO RELAXING!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Had a great time at a GORGEOUSE! house. beautiful spot, beautiful stay and beautiful people. you wont regret staying here.

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Liked best: The cozy houses
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jul 2013
Thank you Steve & Rachel! Here at our African Cottages we want guests to relax, enjoy good food and just get away from it all. You obviously did just that! Hope to see you back soon!
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J3N_13
Bribie Island, Australia
1 review
“A Taste of Africa in the hills of Maleny”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We enjoyed a very pleasant and comfortable stay in the Cape Cottage. The week-end weather started out a bit bleak and cold but the days got better with lovely sunchine to warm us up. Definately needed the fire and heater on. Only a few minutes drive from Maleny and Montville, both enjoyable places to visit and dine at.The decor very suitable for the African theme.

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Liked best: The cosiness and the decor and location
Liked least: Probably the kitchen area could have been better arranged
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jun 2013
Cape Cottage s magic, isn't it? So glad you enjoyed your stay - and thanks for the nice compliments. We really hope to see you here again!
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DUBBLEM
BRISBANE
1 review
“Matilda is the host of this property that snuggles into Maleny bushland”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Enthusiastic host of a beautiful property that snuggles into bushland who also produces interesting African food are the basis of a great stay.
Super balcony that stretches into the huge old trees, and an ethanol fire that almost defies description
Deep bath to soothe the legs after bush walks..
Very accommodating host ties this all together .. Really enjoyed it

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 May 2013
It is very easy to be enthusiastic with guests like you two! I sincerely hope to see you here again. Or better still, take you with me on my Gourmet Safari to South Africa! Thank you for the kind words.
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911Debbie
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Relaxing break”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Very relaxing break, food was very good, accomadation was clean and had everything you need. Matilda was very helpful and a great hostess. Malaney is a lovely place to relax and shop.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
10 May 2013
Thanks for the nice comments Debbie! Really hope to see you here again. Or better still, experience the REAL thing and go with me on our Gourmet Safari to South Africa!
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Sue W
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Everyone deserves to have an African Cottage experience”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

From first contact with Matilda, I knew this would be a break to remember and it was. Cottage was clean, well appointed and had some very thoughtful touches. We ordered some of the food on offer which was extremely tasty and easy to prepare if you wanted a night in. The grounds envelop you with tranquilty and yet the cottages are close to Maleny and all this charming town has to offer. I felt refreshed and will certainly return.

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Liked best: immediate feeling of relaxation and comfort on arrival, very easy unit to be in
Liked least: There was nothing I disliked
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 May 2013
Thanks Sue, it was a pleasure to have you here. Guests like you make it easy to be friendly! Hope to see you again soon.
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jarbel
coomera
1 review
“divine”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My husband and I took a 3 day break to this gorgeous place to relax, so beautiful and close to so much . Matilda was a wonderful and very beautiful lady and he cottages are well worth the money to stay in. Dinner was provide and OMG!! that was fantastic along with a bottle of red wine. We will definateley be going there again and have already had some friends book in as well. A place to go for a relaxing time with partner or the whole family, We could even take our dog.

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Liked best: atsmosphere and the food and the warmth and caring from staff
Liked least: all was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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