3.9 out of 5

"Luxurious Egyptian themed room, we felt very pampered and enjoyed relaxing massages from Dalila our host and massage therapist. Great views, very comf ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Maleny awaits you at Egyptian Dream Retreat. You'll be 23.6 km (14.7 mi) from Australia Zoo. Highlights at this B&B include 2 spa tubs, a full-service spa, and free daily breakfast.

All 3 individually decorated rooms feature private spa tubs, digital TV, and ceiling fans. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads, while Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, room service and designer toiletries are available.

A relaxing visit to Metafisica Therapies can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with detox wraps, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Other amenities include a sauna, a garden, and express check-in. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4.5-star Maleny B&B include Maleny Botanic Gardens and Maleny Cheese.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking (RA-Sun-God suite)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$204 per night


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cleopatra-Queen Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Egyptian Dream Retreat ratings based on 62 Verified Reviews

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

Looks great online, disappointing

Owner seemed lovely at first but the place was not ready on arrival due to her mistake, she asked us to come back in 2 hours but had done nothing. She then offered for us to rest and shower in another room that had been cleaned until ours was ready. Their was pubic hairs still in the shower in the "clean" room. We were appalled but too embarrassed to say anything. She lives there and her dog is clearly allowed in the rooms as there was dog hair everywhere. When checking out she took photos on her iPhone of our credit cards then accused us of "fear based thinking" when we asked her to delete them. Even though we witnessed her misplace her phone on two occasions. She likes to stay and chat so not much privacy. She then took our bank details as she had promised us a $30 refund. It's been three months, no refund. She spoke badly of previous guests (no doubt she will do the same about us although we were extremely polite the entire time). Her most expensive room was beneath us and when we walked lightly from bed to bathroom the downstairs couple complained. Basically this is a 3 bedroom house decorated nicely but filthy. She blamed her "cleaners" though it's obvious she's the only one ever to clean the place, and she doesn't. Expensive, no view. This barely rates as a bed and breakfast definitely not a hotel. No sound proofing, her dog barks from the next room too. Go to somewhere on Mountain View Rd and you will get picturesque views at less than HALF the price.

Posted by on 13 Feb 2018

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17 Feb 2018 by Dalila Lacquiere

Guests upon arrival appeared to be the perfect couple and exceptionally nice, asked best advice where to purchase a house in Maleny to set up business similar to what we do and advised us that they were on a spiritual path, lady ensuring we knew that she was a high level spiritual teacher. However upon entering her accommodation she started hallucinating, seeing coakroach poo in kettle and eggs under kettle, I was summoned to personally check kettle & nothing there except water, she demanded several washes with chemicals, she went right through whole studio checking for plagues of creatures & dirt that were not there. Truly a most horribe nightmarish experience entire time they were here with them playing extremely loud music whole night & day, furniture being shifted around, verbal abuse with other guests who complained. Offending guests were requested nicely to observe our policies or leave, they chose to leave by sneaking out & leaving key on door which is against our policies, our high quality exotic antique furniture from overseas was left slightly damaged. We felt compelled to offer our nice guests 2 complimentary nights and an Egyptian Spa treatment, both guests were truly traumatised & so were the staff. We are still unsure whether they were sent here by a competitor or releasing negative energies or they were high on illicit substances. Best Wishes & we hope you realise that your behaviour was very disrespectful to everyone concerned & that we are a place of total relaxation. Our page & information on our website explains clearly what we offer.

4 out of 5

Old fashioned hospitality B&B 5 min walk into town

Luxurious Egyptian themed room, we felt very pampered and enjoyed relaxing massages from Dalila our host and massage therapist. Great views, very comfortable bed and a quick stroll into town. Only place we stayed that the host welcomed us with old fashioned hospitality. We arrived very late at night but Dalila welcomed us and had us settled in no time. The organic breakfast was perfectly to our taste and Dalila went to a huge effort to make sure we had everything we needed. We have booked to come again shortly for another stay.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 7 Dec 2017

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9 Dec 2017 by Dalila

Dear Guest. We are very happy you felt pampered and enjoyed great views, relaxing massages and bed was very comfortable. Looking forward to your next stay. Cheers.

2 out of 5

Not good

Pros: Good view
Cons: A lot
Location: Maleny is good
Steep driveway then lots of steps. Intrusive owner of house. Early in the conversation my wife said she needed to lie down and rest but the owner proceed to talk for half an hour. Room converted bedroom with bathroom. Hard bed. To Strongly scented. Hot water took ages to come through. Yellow postit telling us what to do. Owner almost would not allow my wife into room because she had shoes on. My wife explained they were orthodics and she could not walk with out them. The owner then explained in Japan we would not be allowed in the house with shoes on. My wife pointed out we were not in Japan.

Posted by on 27 Nov 2017

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1 Dec 2017 by Egyptian Dream Retreat

Dear guest. We would have preferred if you had advised us of your severe health issues prior to arrival so we could have recommended other accommodation. You failed to follow any of our policies whilst here and left our accommodation room wide open, unlocked & did not check out with us upon leaving our property which contravenes our Insurance and security policies. Best wishes

5 out of 5

Lovely area

The Egyptian Dream retreat was terrific. As soon as i have arrived the area that is situated is great. The amvuence was superb. Dalila is a great hists, she has asked me if i want it to get a massage, and i have really jump, it was a good idea, i have been working very hard so i was happy to get a massage. Well, what can i say it was superb, very professional. My breakfast was delicious and very well presented. Dalila make sure that her visitors enjoy their time at the Egyptian Dream Retreat, she realky looks after ger vusitirs. I will reccomend to anyone to vome and spend time here. I give her 9 out of 9 Ciao Gabriella

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 20 Oct 2017

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1 Dec 2017 by Egyptian Dream Retreat

Dear Guest. Thank you for your nice words and that you enjoyed your stay very much especially the massage, presentation and breakfast. We appreciate this very much. Best wishes.

3 out of 5

It should be advised as a B&B

Although well presented and themed, the accommodation was more of a residential B&B than a retreat as it was advertised on the website. The massage services were conducted in a separate room to the ‘suite’ and, while quite enjoyable and relaxing, they ran longer than described, delaying possible plans to explore the local town. And any chance of dinner - only 1 Food place open at 8:30pm - She tried her best to deliver- just not what we thought - by advisment - she was a very lovely lady

Posted by , from brisbane on 2 Oct 2017

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17 Oct 2017 by Dalila

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not receive what you expected but we have advertised exactly what we are, a fully registered business Retreat & B&B, we provide massages but also many other forms of treatments, we do have a large well equipped far infra red sauna & spas areas. We are not commercial and provide unique treatments & relaxation for individual needs & couples. We informed you that your massage & healing time would take longer as you presented much more than was expected & this was okay with you, it is is my professional duty not to end the treatment until healing is completed & safe for you to return back to your life. You informed us you would be dining in your room not outside restaurant. Maybe you should have booked at another local retreat stayed in a cabin & paid double the price & no views. Cheers.

4 out of 5

Very close to town

Pros: Very close to town
Cons: Internet was very poor and 2nd shower was cold
Location: Very close to town and to the Showground (Music Festival)
Egyptian Dream was a very querky lovely place very close to town. Dalila our Host couldn't do enough for us.

Posted by , from Kings Beach, Queensland on 3 Sep 2017

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17 Oct 2017 by Dalila

Hi. Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay & that this place is querky & lovely & Dalila did all for you. Sorry to know your internet was not great but it does depend on which provider & which side of room you are, ours is perfect. We have continuous solar & gas hot water so we are unsure why your 2nd shower was cold. We hope to see you again & thank you for being lovely and respectful. Cheers

5 out of 5
The time my husband and I had was just wonderful it was so quiet and peaceful just what we needed

Posted by on 27 Sep 2016

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25 Oct 2016 by Dalila

Dear guest. Thank you for your great feedback, we are very happy we were able to provide exactly what you needed. Cheers.

2 out of 5

Room in a house.....overpriced

Pros: Maleny
Cons: Should not be advertised on Wotif....
Location: Maleny beautiful little town
When we made the booking check in time was from 2pm.Saturday on our way to the facilities we received a txt requesting us to check in after 3pm!!!!! On arrival(no front desk.....incorrect on website....she met us outside the house). Then she goes on to tell us that the delayed check in wasn't meant for us( thank you after we arrived at 3pm. The room is a room Under her house.....in surburbia.The spa overlooks the hills of Maleny(so the website states) sure it looks onto the driveway and the onto the houses and then onto the hills of Maleny.....She went onto tell us the other guests had issues with their room(don't discuss other guests with other guests).The host has no concept of time manegement...Insisted on writing down our drivers licence &credit card details down....WHY??!! O According to the wot if site this is a retreat BUT nothing but a room in someone's house.That way overpriced and incorrectly marketed giving customers false ideas...No front desk???! Breakfast was late and the milk in the fridge was not in unopened container. I would definitely not recommend these facilities to anyone.....not at all what is described in the Wotif site

Posted by , from Brisbane on 18 Sep 2016

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20 Sep 2016 by Dalila Lacquiere

Guest was very reluctant to provide her ID's & told us she never supplied these before to any accommodation places. A terrible smoke odour inside our retreat despite our policies being. "non smoking in room." Ruined our expensive salt lamps in the spa area by leaving them off. we explained upon check-in that these need to be left on 24hrs in spa/bathroom areas or they disintegrate into water, a notice is displayed clearly in same areas. She cancelled her confirmed massage on the spot without prior warning, we had turned away other genuine clients to ensure this time was hers. From observation & overheard comments from staff, we are sure she has been sent here from a known local competitor. Guest we provide breakfast between 8 to 9, we do advise we deliver hot/fresh breakfast to your room but exact time to the minute is not guaranteed. We also give option re-brkfst can be left in your fridge day before, there is a kitchenette with cooking/heating facilities in the sub-penthouse Moon Goddess where you stayed. We offered you a late check-out of 11 am as we text you a advising you a 3 pm instead of 2 pm, our mistake. Our property has lovely views of Maleny Dairy farm hills & the recently renovated retreat is First Class decorated in the finest overseas luxurious materials which was uniquely designed by Dalila in Egyptian Mediterranean theme & built by a very talented Master Craftsman Builder. We think you should have stayed your 1 night perhaps at Mooloolaba or Gold Coast where these areas would be more befitting to your character & likes. Here we offer a beautiful relaxing divine nurturing experience to people that are appreciative & willing to receive. Cheers

4 out of 5

Great B&B

This a great b&b in Maleny great rooms close to town and worth getting a massage if you have the time

Posted by , from Brisbane on 14 Sep 2016

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19 Sep 2016 by Manager

Dear Guest. Thank you for your nice review and mentioning that it is worth having a massage with us. Cheers. Looking forward to your return.

5 out of 5

The Young Man and Goddess

We had a wonderful experience and would return An experience to remember Good for an escape from Brisbane and not to go. Not far from the village. Our host was fabulousness XX XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Posted by on 7 Sep 2016

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9 Sep 2016 by Dalila

Dear Guest. Thank you so much for your wonderful response. We are very grateful and appreciate that you had an amazing experience.

About the Egyptian Dream Retreat

Location Sunnyside Court, Maleny, QLD 4552

Property Features

Egyptian Dream Retreat offers its guests 2 hot tubs and a sauna. Free breakfast is served daily. The luxury Egyptian Dream Retreat also features a garden, an Express check-in service, and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Maleny bed & breakfast.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2010
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas


Free self parking


  • Airport: Brisbane, QLD (BNE) (93.5 km / 58.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Egyptian Dream Retreat offers 3 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature private hot tubs and complimentary bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Digital televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with complimentary slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2016.

  • Private hot tub
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Digital channels
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 hot tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

Spa Services

Metafisica Therapies has 2 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM until 10 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property welcomes adults only.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Egyptian Dream Retreat B&B Maleny
  • Egyptian Dream Retreat B&B
  • Egyptian Dream Retreat Maleny
  • Egyptian Dream Retreat

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the bed & breakfast before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Egyptian Dream Retreat.