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4.4 out of 5

"The property is being renovated, our cottage was delightful. 1 bedroom, kitchenette and a huge bathroom with a bath! " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 29 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

At The African Village you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge and 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Art on Cairncross. Highlights at this Colonial property include in-room washers/dryers, free WiFi, and fireplaces.

All 3 individually decorated accommodations feature TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy furnished balconies or patios, living rooms, and private yards. In-room dining is easy with amenities like microwaves, stovetops, and room service. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, in-room massages, and ceiling fans are available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This pet-friendly property offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Added amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Free continental breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Balmoral Ridge property, attractions include Australia Zoo and Aussie World.

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The African Village ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The African Village

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The property is being renovated, our cottage was delightful. 1 bedroom, kitchenette and a huge bathroom with a bath!

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Oct. 2019 by TTM

Hello Thank you for your review. Here at Clouds Retreats we value our customer feedback, so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and hope you had time to enjoy the bath. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

5 out of 5
The Rondawel Cottage is a unique slice of Africa. It is very comfortable - a wonderful place to relax. Matilda and John are lovely, friendly hosts who offer a range of extra experiences including African food, massages and their condiment range. It's a special place to stay that is hard to leave.

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Feb. 2019 by Matilda

Thanks for the lovely words Kerryn! You will just have to come back for more! We will send you a voucher with a special price - just for you! Take care, Matilda

4 out of 5

Listen, I think I can hear nothing...

Africa cottage is a great place to relax and unwind. We booked the Cape cottage and spent most of our time sitting on the deck feet up reading. Every now and then looking up to see birds or lizards climbing the massive tree that shaded the cottage. We visit the area often and will be making Aftica cottage a return call. Next time to try the meals !

Posted by , from Brisbane on 26 Dec. 2017

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2 out of 5

Ok place

Would have given a much higher rating if there had been a shower mat and no dead cockroaches under the couch !!!

Posted by , from Mackay QLD on 19 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Lovely proprietress; uniqueness of cottages
Cons: A little on the pricey side, but worth it
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Home away from home; Service: Go the extra mile; very conveniently located. Overall 8 1/2 out of 10

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 10 Apr. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: They thought of everything that you might need during your stay.
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Nice ; Service: Professional, Respectful, Courteous; The cottage is cosy and warm with much more atmosphere than a typical hotel room

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 9 Apr. 2014

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2014

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at The African Village. Self parking is free. This Colonial Balmoral Ridge cottage is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of living rooms1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast) (35.5 km / 22 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The African Village offers 3 accommodations with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. This Balmoral Ridge cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Living room
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 30 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: AUD 30 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • African Cottage
  • African Cottage Maleny
  • African Maleny
  • African Cottage Balmoral Ridge
  • African Balmoral Ridge
  • The African Cottage
  • The African Village Cottage
  • The African Village Balmoral Ridge
  • The African Village Cottage Balmoral Ridge
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.