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“Magical hideaway!”
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Very good
51 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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Very good - based on 51 reviews
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Judith W
Buderim
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magical hideaway!”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

After two visits in the past two months we highly recommend all three cottages. Our choice was Rondawel, but African Cottage and Cape Cottage are also both delightful. They offer guests a little "taste" of Africa - something different. We were able to share the "African" dinner, prepared by Matilda, with our friends who had joined us for the day. Matilda is a wonderful hostess and we now feel very much "at home" as her guests. We have already booked again, and plan to make African Cottage our short break "home away from home" from now on.

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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:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
10 Sep 2016
Robin and John, you are the perfect guests! Always ready for a chat, taking wonderful photos of the place, bringing friends to share the experience - and very appreciative of our food! We love you coming back as you are now officially part of the family! Only one more thing you need to do - go on one of our Gourmet Safaris to South Africa! 2018? You'll love it! Thank you for being our friends!
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1960BLC
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Great Location, Very Relaxing”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

What a great find! We travelled with our daughter, son in law and 2 Grandchildren. Matilda made us feel right at home, we will be back infact I am organising for a group of us to stay in August for my birthday!

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Liked best: Great location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Mar 2016
Thanks for your kind words! And we look forward to spoiling you for your birthday in August! Take care.
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Tom M
Hervey Bay
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cosy country getaway”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We loved our midweek stay in the Rondawell cottage, cosy, comfortable and a very relaxing place to chill and feel at home. Matilda was very welcoming, dinner was lovely and the daily visits from Tiger the cat were a pleasure.

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Liked best: The homeliness of the place, not sterile,full of character
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
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
5 Jul 2015
Loved having you - and so did Tiger! He gets thoroughly spoiled by guests like you. And hope to see you back again! Take care.
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helenmcco...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unbelievably gorgeous stay!”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Thank you Matilda and everyone else at African Cottages for a stunning mid-week holiday! We just loved the huge big A-frame cottage with the warm fireplace and cosy bedrooms. Loved the full sized kitchen too with the granite bench tops! And the huge big gas stove!! We also really enjoyed the delicious meal that you prepared for us! We will definitely be back again one day soon! Thanks again, Helen!

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Liked best: Having a full sized refrigerator to hold our champagne! And the full sized stove to cook on! And the warm fireplace!
Liked least: Can't think of anything we liked least!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jun 2015
Thanks for being so kind to us Helen! We love what we are doing, and hopefully it shows. And with guests like you it is easy! You will receive your voucher soon so we hope to see you here before long. Better still, come and join me next year on our Gourmet Safari to South Africa!
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Geoff R
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relax in Africa”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a lovely relaxing time staying in the African Cottage. Our family of 9 fitted in no problem plus our two little dogs. Matilda is a lovely host and she cooked us a great African meal on the first night which was enjoyed by all. Just one point to make about a build up of dust under the beds. The cleaner really needs to be checked on. Other than that, it is a great place and we would love to go back again one day.

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Liked best: The Africa feel and food
Liked least: Dust under the beds
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
3 Jun 2015
It was a pleasure to have you here! Your kids were well behaved, Tiger didn't like your dogs, but they were so cute! Would love you to come back. Sorry about the dust - promise I'll make sure they clean under there! And thanks for the compliment about our food. We love cooking, so we love it when our guests enjoy it!
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