My Hubby and I stayed for five nights at this beautiful place, we live by the beach and wanted a relaxing cozy week on the rainforest mountain ..Song birds is on 50 + acres of rainforest, with sculptures in the gardens, fruit orchard and vege gardens, you can walk through their bush walk which is nice, or drive only 3 mins down the road to a gorgeous bush walk called cedar creek falls and see waterfalls. ( dont do the sky walk in the other direction, its too expensive and not worth it) When we arrived there we tried villa 6 for the first night, it was lovely, chilled music was on, king bed, away from the other villas and nice mood lighting, and a warm gas fire was lit already, but we wanted a four poster bed, ( that villa did not have it but the furnishings were alot newer) so we mentioned it to the staff who were amazingly accomodating and we were able to move into villa 3 for the rest of our stay, the next night. Villa 3 was pretty much exactly the same, but the shower was a little worn around the bottom seal, The bathroom was still beautiful with a great big double spa! more secluded with rainforest on the front balcony, there was a mini bar, (which we did not use actually , we bought some of our own food and put it in the fridge) the villa is not self contained though, has a microwave, and The Four poster bed was wonderful, real comfy with soft pillows.. would have been nicer with more drapery on top of the poster bed to stop some sunlight coming in the early morning, but thats a small thing, ( just being fussy) as we loved the whole place!! We were able to have a couples massage in our room, next to our fireplace and the massuese's were great and offered to fill up our spa bath afterwards!
The restaurant food was amazing! and wine gorgeous, beautiful experience, staff were really accomodating, the place looked perfect for intimate weddings.
We definately want to go back again for a weekend..
However; I dont think we will do a whole week again, as the only real problem we found was the cleanliness of the place, as we stayed so long.... better for weekend stays.
We had to do our own dishes in the bathroom sink sometimes ( it was a nice bathroom however) and the sink is not really made for dish washing ( and you dont really want to do that on your break away?!) and nearly ran out of toilet paper one day, which was quite awkward.
The cleaning ladies were lovely but a little laid back, did not change all the bins, or wipe over benches, or the leather lounge or change our bed sheets; they made the bed, but after a couple of days we thought they should be changed ? and they cleaned in the afternoon, so by that time, we had done the dishes anyway so we could eat! We were not sure if they were trying to stay out of our way, or whether that was their cleanliness level.. they were really lovely to talk to and all the people at song birds are wonderful and helpful.. they even gave us a free cuppa, a card and book at the end of our stay!! But to really enjoy, better for a 3 day stay, unless you dont mind cleaning a little yourself.
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