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The African Cottage and Rondawel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back today and had spent 3 nights in the African Cottage with friends and had such a relaxing and tranquil time there. It was very cosy, clean and the beds were very comfortable. Location was great to be in the country. Many thanks to Matilda, Suzie & Tiger for their hospitality,

Thank jbykiw
Matilda S, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

Well, with guests like you how could we be anything else but friendly? If we can give a star rating to guests it will be a 5 Star Rating. Loved your company, loved the interaction - and Tiger loved the cuddles! We really like our guests to pop into the office and have a chat. Then we get to know...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Matilda and her excellent and friendly staff certainly fulfil their motto: arrive as a guest, leave as a friend. We loved the personal atmosphere and nostalgic South African touches of the cottage - it really felt like home. The tropical garden is a perfect setting for a getaway and we thoroughly enjoyed our evenings spent in our own private outdoors...

Thank Tracey L
Matilda S, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

We can't wait for your next visit either! We love what we do here, and we love guests coming into the office for a chat - and becoming friends. Thank you for your kind words. And yes, Suzy is a fabulous cook! Hoping to see you here again soon!

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My partner & I stayed at The African Cottage & Rondawel from the 7-9th April. It was a relaxing little getaway with lovely food & great hosts. The Cape Cottage was small but cozy....ample room for 2 ppl + a dog. The decor of the room was lovely & everything was clean & tidy.

1Thank Tanya H
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stayed in the Rondawel Cottage, what an amazing atmosphere! The Cottage is self contained and had everything we could possibly have needed (all in African print/decor) as well as being very private. Even though it is a non smoking hotel, smoking is allowed on the verandah. It was just perfect for our romantic weekend away. Although there is a...

Thank J-Prox
African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

And what a pleasure it was to have you here! It makes all the hard work worthwhile when we meet guests like you. And I do agree with you - The Rondawel is a very special cottage. We really look forward to welcoming you back again and your return voucher is on its way!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wow what a spectacular location for a getaway!!! Matilda is a fabulous host and has created a unique African experience in the middle of beautiful Maleny!! We have stayed in both the original house and the Rondawel. Both are spacious, beautifully decorated and well-stocked with basic items as well as yummy condiments Matilda has made herself. She has also put...

Thank Deanneletitia
African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

We SO appreciate guests who recognise what we are trying to achieve! To have "A Little Bit of Africa in Aus". Thanks for your lovely remarks. And we would love you to come back! Because our guests become our friends. And we'll cook you some more yummy food!

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

we just spent 2 nights at Cape Cottage Malany it was so peaceful vey nice fresh linen on bed meal delivered to our room was delicious even met tiger the cat very friendly and the 500 year old fig tree had to be seen to be believed the owner Matilda very lovely lady even bought some of her condiments can't...

Thank MarieLindsay
African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

Thanks Marie & Lindsay! We loved having you here. And Tiger is a very special cat who enjoys being cuddled by everyone! I agre that our tree is very special - we should all give it a hug. Looking forward to your return visit so we can cook you some more yummy food!

Reviewed 20 January 2017

My hubby, son & I stayed in the African cottage with 2 friends & 2 other children. When we arrived, they insisted to go up and turn the air conditioners on to cool the place down, which I thought was really nice. Loved the space - bedrooms are very spacious with high ceilings. We found it very well equipped for...

Thank Pkmkl
African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely words! We do want our guests to relax and have a wonderful experience. We don't try and be 5 Star - more rustic and homely. And when lovely people like you tell us we have succeeded, it makes my heart sing! So we really do hope to see you back here in the near future. Have...

Reviewed 5 January 2017

we stayed in the front two story cottage, which is very close to the road, but as there is little traffic, that was not a problem for us. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the upstairs bedrooms have queen beds and are quite comfortable, there is fresh linen, but as others have stated previously the overall feeling is that...

2Thank Robyn S
African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Robyn. But I think you have been sadly influenced. Because just before you checked in the whole of African Cottage was PAINTED inside (cost me a fortune!), new blinds in the lounge, and thoroughly sprig cleaned - including washing ALL doona covers and pillow cases (which we do weekly anyway!)! More we cannot do! And seriously,...

Atherton, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a wedding the rooms were spacious there was a fire place but no other heating and it was quite cool The rooms were very African however slightly too much African I think for what we paid per night they could of offered more than just euro beds For the extra guests as the cottage only sleeps...

3Thank AntnJoobie R
African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - if a bit negative. It was October you stayed, and if you were cold all you had to do was ASK and we would have given you fuel for the eco friendly fireplace in the lounge. There is also an oil heater in one of the bedrooms. Maybe you didn't notice it! As for the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed at Rondawel for a long weekend. We took up both the cottage and house. When we first arrived, we were impressed by the fig tree and beautiful birds surrounding the accommodation, but this is where it ended. Both places were dirty and looked (and smelled) like they have not been cleaned for a long time....

2Thank Tvinney
African2013, Owner at The African Cottage and Rondawel, responded to this review

I never cease to be amazed at how cunning people can be! As always, I went into The Rondawel where everyone was sitting, and asked if everything was OK. I always check up on my guests to see if we can do something for them. All agreed everything was fine - no problems! Well, if the place was so dirty,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The African Cottage and The Rondawel - and now our NEW CAPE COTTAGE and KALAHARI COTTAGE is a little bit of Africa in Aus! Relax on your beautiful deck, order a romantic traditional South African dinner, have a soothing massage - all in the comfort and privacy of your cottage! Or go for a rainforest walk, dine at our many award winning restaurants, browse the interesting shops and art galleries. Australia Zoo only 20 mins away, and beautiful beaches 30 mins. Relax, revive, rejuvenate!THE AFRICAN COTTAGE sleeps up to 9 guests comfortably and is ideal for families or groups of friends. THE RONDAWEL sleeps 6, is a very special hexagonal glass and timber cottage with the branches of our 500 year old figtree touching the deck! KALAHARI COTTAGE and CAPE COTTAGE are cosy cottages for couples. Both are open plan with eco friendly camp fires. KALAHARI has its own private courtyard with soothing water feature and CAPE COTTAGE is sheer magic as it is under the figtree with the branches embracing the cottage. It has a stunning deck, overlooking the tree! All our cottages are fully self contained. Perfect for a relaxing getaway to recharge the batteries! Come and experience a little bit of Africa in Aus! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The African Cottage and Rondawel

Address: 943 Maleny-Montville Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maleny
Price Range: $188 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Cottage and Rondawel 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Rondawel Cottage is the Bomb!”
J-Prox, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The tropical view from the deck and the close rain forest and water falls all adds to The magic of Maleny and Montville......”
326barbp, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are limited rooms so depends on the number of people; the fig tree cottage was superb for 1-2”
  • The fig tree-wrapped verandah
Suetheshark, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dont have the room closet to the road or pond. You can her the traffic & the frogs are rather noisy”
J7941YDdeniseh, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Romantic time away try Rondawel or family try the cottage”
327lynnev, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
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