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11 Kidd Close, Malanda, Queensland 4885 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 01/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Malanda
Travellers' Choice
Sharlynn is a stylish and private self-contained cottage, which hugs the edge of the rainforest. The river will serenade you as you dine on your very own verandah deck. We are pet friendly but dogs MUST be kept outside for health reasons and the comfort of other guests. Due to abundant wildlife cats are not permitted
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Lazy river
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Couples massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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David L wrote a review Aug 2021
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John and Pam De Rooy are the best hosts and we enjoyed fresh fruit and great Gallo cheese along with lots of other local produce. Set right in the rainforest and on the South Johnston River it is a beautiful location and there is a slow combustion fireplace to keep you lovely and warm on cool winter nights. It is a spacious appartment with a well appointed kitchen and a great bathroom with a spar bath which has a view of the rainforest along with a seperate shower. It's a great place to just relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Richard K wrote a review Jun 2021
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We spent 2 beautiful nights at Sharlynn by the River in this outstanding accommodation with excellent hosts John and Pam who invited us to join them for coffee and cake each morning during our stay.They are both excellent and professional photographers who also run photo Workshops from their property. John spent an hour or so proudly showing us their beautiful patch of heaven-a 5 minute drive from picture perfect Yungaburra in one direction and Malanda in the other. He is a font of knowledge and is delighted to explain all the trees and birds that frequent this area. We could not have asked for a better place to stay and even though it was February (weather wise the worst time of the year to be there-with rain and humidity) it did not deter us one second from enjoying Sharlynn. Over many years we have stayed at countless Bed and Breakfast places in Australia,Europe and America and this one is very hard to beat.A kitchen stocked with every possible appliance to say nothing of the very generous supplies of food for breakfasts and more.The very best of organic eggs, bacon,bread,jams and all you could possibly want to make the perfect first meal of the day. The fast flowing river is only a 2 minute walk down from the cottage with its own resident platypus and what better way to laze the day away on the cottages verandah listening to the sounds of the river and the birdlife or to have a barbecue (supplied) al fresco! You would be lucky to find anywhere as good as this to spend time in the lush surroundings of the Atherton Tableland.Its almost as green as Ireland! Nothing bad could we say-its top of the class.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from John de Rooy, Owner at Sharlynn B&B
Responded 23 Jun 2021
Thank you for the glowing review and we are glad that your stay at Sharlynn was so memorable. Look forward to greeting you here again in the future, or catching up in your home town. Safe travels and take care. Pam and John.
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MonyaBlom wrote a review Apr 2021
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Perfect for a little romantic getaway. A real break from the hustle and bustle. A great point of difference is the local produce deal- we loved sampling! Great location because you can see the rest of the Tablelands.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from John de Rooy, Owner at Sharlynn B&B
Responded 11 Apr 2021
Thanks Monya and Dawid for choosing Sharlynn by the River for your romantic get-a-way. Wishing you the best in the forthcoming months. Best regards, from Pam and John.
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chrisOppermann wrote a review Feb 2021
Cairns, Australia1 contribution
Excellent stay with North Johnstone river only a few minutes walking to go for a dip. We even say playful platypus while chilling in the rapids. The cabin is 5 star , very clean, modern and private. So much food and fresh local fruit for breakfast was provided to our surprise. Pam and John are very friendly hosts. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from John de Rooy, Owner at Sharlynn B&B
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Thank you Chris and Meg for choosing Sharlynn by the River as your special get-a-way. Was a pleasure to have you here and look forward to welcoming you again next time. All the best from Pam and John.
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Blackie196 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our stay here was incredible, from all the beautiful little touches, fresh Roses, delicious local produce, Port, chocolates, great coffee,rose gum honey and more.To the sweet orchestral sounds of the rainforest, time stands still here and you will want to stay longer.Thankyou Pam and John for everything that you do
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from John de Rooy, Owner at Sharlynn B&B
Responded 28 Jan 2021
We are really glad you discovered all the great reasons to stay at Sharlynn by the River. Thank you for choosing to stay here and we look forward to your return. Wishing you safe travels from Pam and John.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sharlynn B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Sharlynn B&B?
Nearby attractions include Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park (6.1 km), Malanda Falls (5.2 km), and Bromfield Swamp (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sharlynn B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sharlynn B&B?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sharlynn B&B?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Sharlynn B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sharlynn B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malanda Dairy Centre, The Gillies Cafe, and Malanda Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sharlynn B&B?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Sharlynn B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Sharlynn B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.