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“Don't hesitate...Just book the African Cottages!”
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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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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Margo1959
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Don't hesitate...Just book the African Cottages!”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Last weekend, my group of running friends stayed at Matilda’s African Cottages (in the large house which sleeps 9), and we enjoyed the most marvellous hospitality. The cottage was spotless and so well appointed with all the kitchen equipment that you could possibly wish for, but it was the eclectic way in which Matilda had decorated it which was so charming. African beaded candle holders, beaded mats, elephant prints – it’s so delightful, welcoming and such a happy place to be. Our group also enjoyed Matilda’s African feast and we are still talking about how magnificent the

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Liked best: It had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
5 Mar 2016
How did I miss this wonderful review? Thanks Margot - it was an absolute pleasure having you here! Looking forward to your return visit. And we've got some new things on the menu to tempt you with!
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JanineCol...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Great ethnic getaway!”
Reviewed 18 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014

African Cottage is like stepping into Africa! All the decor & furnishings are traditional african style, even the plush toys on the beds are african animals. The place is managed by Matilda, who went out of her way to assist us with planning our stay. A traditional africn menu is available for delivery tothe cottage, all home cooked by Matilda herself.
Fantastic service & comfortable, well equiped cottage. A must for anyone who want a bit of Africa!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
I love what I do! And I suppose it shows. But it is even easier with wonderful guests like you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back here. Because we know you will be back. Thanks for your lovely words! It makes all the hard work worth it.
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Sam Z
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“A great place to stay and enjoy some African hospitality and cuisine !”
Reviewed 2 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We had a wonderful time at the African Cottage. Matilda goes way out of her way to make you feel welcome and looked after. The facilities are spacious and very well thought through.

The selection of cuisine gives both the novice and experienced taster (and tester) a wonderful example of how South African food is properly made.

Thanks Matilda for having us there !

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Liked best: Ambience
Liked least: It had to end sometime.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Feb 2015
Well, it is not difficult to be nice to fabulous people! I loved having you there, and spoiling you! Hope to see you back here soon - so I can cook you some more delicious African food. I have a few new vegetarian recipes! Take care
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Robbieina...
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
“Clean, Spacious, Friendly, Fun place, surrounded in beauty.”
Reviewed 15 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Had a really great time with my Grandchildren ages 7,14 & 16. We so loved the African cottage we were in. Nate says thanks for the cave you created Matilda and Suzy. Our first night Matilda cooked up a African feast which we enjoyed by candle light in our cottage, this was a beautiful experience for us. The Grandchildren have already requested we go back for a longer stay. You are just minutes from Maleny, Montville and a great Rainforest walk at Marycains Cross Park.

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Liked best: I loved the atmosfere of the cottage
Liked least: There wasn't anything I did'nt like
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
17 Jan 2015
We would love to have you back! Your grandchildren were delightful, and you are a very good "ouma" (grandma to them. And once again a big thank you for leaving the place so tidy! If only everyone who stayed could do that!
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Jacquilee...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Fabulous, relaxing time... taken away by the surroundings”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful short stay in the lovely Cape Cottage. Transported away to an African experience!

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Liked best: Host and Staff friendly attitude, welcoming and peaceful
Liked least: Nothing - all good!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Feb 2015
Cape Cottage is magic, isn't it? SO glad you enjoyed it there! Getting some more guinea fowl to entertain everyone. And new delicious dishes on the menu as well. So come back in winter, and enjoy dinner by the wonderful Eco friendly campfire! Take care.
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