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Townsville, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place had no washing machine, no oven, no internet, nor proper fridge & TV set, impossible for wheelchair access. Such a basic place was being described as a high class holiday cottage. We were tricked by the misleading advertisement, spending $220/night.

Thank Chen H
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The cottage was very clean and very quaint. Unfortunately on the main road even though it backs onto a river the cars kept coming till about 10pm at night. Need to take your own dinner unless you get to the local shop by 4pm otherwise the shops were closed and the nearest restaurant was a 20 min drive away! No... More 

Thank jax980
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We booked this from their website. The description should say... The main road is literally on your front porch! In the twenty minutes we were there we heard trucks rolling past, not the creek. The house smelt dank and the beds and bedding looked like they were from a second hand store. The place was neat and tidy but we... More 

1 Thank Leanne F

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Kluang District, Malaysia
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118 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Looking for the elusive platypus in the stream just behind the cottage. Couldn't see any in the morning. Saw an angler fishing for trout. The stream is so beautiful. Took some photographs. Shops were closed on public holidays.

Thank ECOng46
Adelaide, South Australia
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Very old cottage which has been upgraded with good bathroom, adequate kitchen, main bedroom and lounge with wood fire. Second bedroom (single bed) also "doubles" as TV viewing area. Very comfortable bed, and the kitchen allows good viewing of adjoining river. Adjacent cafe is a gem. Westerway is handy to Mt Field National Park. Didn't see any platypus although apparently... More 

Thank ptee95
Brisbane Region, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2015

First of all let me say we really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It has a lovely log fire, electric blankets and extra heaters for the bedroom and bathroom so we were warm and cosy. The outlook on to that beautiful river is magic and we spent many hours just soaking up the serenity. We were even lucky enough... More 

Thank JKtrippers
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is a delightful cottage that shows how life used to be but does it very well. The furniture is mostly period but fit beautifully into a traditional Aussie cottage. Once again I have to comment on how wonderful it is to have a wood burning stove on a cold night. The back deck looks out onto the river Tyeena,... More 

Thank Missabotti
Newcastle, Australia
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45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Stayed here one night as we had planned to go to Russell Falls the next day , was so lovely right on the river and the cottage was easy to find as well. The cooking facilities where great the cottage is only small but three of us stayed quite ok . The fireplace is wonder and when we arrived it... More 

1 Thank sallyearl
Redcliffe, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Wow! What a winter wonderland. We travelled to Tasmania from QLD to elope, and chose Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage as the site for our nuptials. We were looking for a location and due to the winter season we were looking for something quaint which had a wow factor. We were not disappointed. We made the right choice, a quaint cottage,... More 

1 Thank Sandy g
Madala53, Owner at Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely rap! Well that was a first for our little cottage on the river. It was a pleasure having such great guests who appreciated simply everything we had to offer to make you stay enjoyable. Best wishes from the 4 platypuses in the river ... and me for a wonderful life together. We look forward... More 

London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

It was fine for a night and was clean which many places in Tasmania are not. Cooking utensils are basic. Microwave, weird little grill/oven that takes forever and 2 little hobs. Main bedroom was comfortable. Problems are it is right next to the main road and juggernaughts do use it. They started at 5.30am! The doors and windows are not... More 

2 Thank Firefly51
Madala53, Owner at Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay apart from the moths and although there is a big can of insect repellent in the cupboard we understand your eco friendly option! Thank goodness this happens once a year for a week, and the juggernauts - they are infrequent and most guests are enthralled by letting... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage currently boasts 5 platypuses. The most delightful little cottage right next to a permanent trout filled stream. Fall asleep to the bubbling river right outside your bedroom in your own fully self contained cottage only minutes from Mount Field National Park, the famous Russell Falls and the tallest hardwood forest in the world. Open fire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage

Address: 1658 Gordon River Rd, Westerway, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Westerway
Price Range: RM631 - RM664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Overpriced for the condition!!!!!”
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“Bring your own supplies! Move the TV from the 2nd bedroom to the hallway if you want to use the TV which was located in the bedroom”
 of 5 bubbles jax980, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“This is a cottage not a hotel but the one you get will be wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Missabotti, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
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