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Montagues of Montville
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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75 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice but not great”
Reviewed 24 July 2010

We booked a getaway at Montagues as we wanted a nice, quiet, romantic trip away together where we could also do bush walks in the nearby national park.

The cabin we stayed in was only one of two, which we thought was great as it would be quiet. When we arrived the cleaner was late and we could hear her working and vacuuming in the other cabin. If you stay on a weekend you will no doubt hear all the squealing children at the nearby picnic area at Kondalilla Falls.

The layout of the cabin was lovely, the spa was great although the water pressure was terrible and it took AGES to fill halfway, the hot water takes a long time to come through too which was a bit chilly in the middle of winter. The bed was SOOO comfortable, we had great nights sleep. Listening to the birds outside was so lovely too. A bush turkey gets quite friendly around breakfast time as do the kookaburras, they will come right up to you and eat out of your hand if you let them.

The owners were kind enough to drive a short distance away for us to start part of one of the great walks, which was really enjoyable. They advertise this service on their website.

On the downside, I thought it was quite slack of the owners to talk up their breakfasts as being quite good and that the quantity would be very generous and as they said 'enough leftovers to take' with us on our walks. What a load of #$%^! The cooked breakfast ingredients they provide in an esky for you to cook up yourself was so disappointing and pathetic, they don't even include onions or even a couple of mushrooms or one piece of fruit and they provide only two rashers of bacon between two grown, fit adults and the tiniest sausages you have ever seen! My partner was still so hungry afterwards, and he is not a big man. They are a bit stingy for the price you pay, so we won't be going back.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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montagueclarke, Owner at Montagues of Montville, responded to this review, 21 September 2010
We are indeed sorry that Jasmin 300 was not totally happy with her stay with us and certainly understand her frustration at the problems with the water pressure. If only she had mentioned it we could have rectified the situation, as being on tank water it was only a matter of making some adjustments to the water pump. Jasmin 300, our apologies.
.As we try to offer our guests as much time as possible in their cottages our check out is at 11 am and cleaning is always carried out between 11am and check in at 2pm, which was the case on this weekend.
We are not a Bed and Breakfast. As a Self Catered Cottage facility we provide a complimentary breakfast hamper daily with a choice of either provisions for a cooked breakfast which includes
4 specially made sausages (small so that when the Kookaburras pinch one from your plate there are still some left.
2 rashes of bacon
4 eggs
2 tomatoes
1 loaf of bread
A fresh flask of orange juice.
In addition the cottage is stocked with a choice of cereal teas coffee, butter and jam.
Had Jasmin 300 selected the Continental option she would have had home made muffins fresh fruit salad hot croissants and the cereal and juice as above . At no stage have we anticipated providing sufficient supplies for a further meal.
We do provide a complimentary transfer to the dam which is a approx a 20 km round trip.
As the closest accommodation to the National park it is inevitable that during the busier days some noise might be heard, but to quote one guest "It is lovely to have happy sounds- Birds nature and children.
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Reviewed 1 June 2009

We wanted a romantic getaway, an escape from the kids and when friends recommended Montagues of Montville, we were willing participants - what a find.

We weren't entirely sure what to expect, however, arriving at our rainforest escape directly adjoining the beautiful Kondalilla Falls National Park, we were warmly greeted by hosts Geraldine & David.

On checking into one of the two air conditioned cottages, we were delighted to find a modern elegant environment with everything you could want and more. From the king size bed to the private double spa looking into the rainforest, the cottage surrounds provided a tranquil environment as we lay on the large deck, enjoying our BBQ.

We have stayed at self catered facilities before and unlike other cottages, our three night stay included a fresh breakfast hamper each morning which provided us with the choice of ingredients to cook our own breakfast, or the provision of a continental breakfast. In addition the cottage was stocked with lots of little extras.

As we enjoy walking, it was a bonus to find that the cottages were located at the entrance of two great walks. David was happy to drop us at Baroon Dam and we walked the trek back to our cottage for a very welcome spa and relaxing refreshment.

In all, a brilliant break, highly recommended and great value for money.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2009

Stumbled over this little gem by accident while visiting the Kondalilla Falls.
We needed accommodation for a night or two & wandered in & asked about availability . We were warmly greeted & shown the available cabin. Upon seeing the cabin we couldn't resist it, private National Park outlook nestled amongst the trees.

The cabin was beautifully appointed with King size bed, large living area with comfy sofa & fresh flowers, TV , DVD player,stereo & a slow combustion heater which we unfortunately didn't use being summer time. The kitchenette was stocked with tea, coffee, milk etc along with some nice little extras like nuts & juice .
There was a great spa overlooking the bush canopy .Off the living area was a generous sized balcony with a gas BBQ, we spent quite some time there enjoying the tranquility watching the abundant bird life.
We enjoyed the breakfast arrangements, Full or Continental Breakfast was delivered to the front door each morning, allowing us to eat at our leisure. The full breakfast was a "cook your own affair" with everything supplied.
This is a wonderful romantic getaway, thanks Geraldine & David.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Montagues of Montville
Address: 77 Kondalilla Falls Rd | PO Box 50, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
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Ranked #3 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Montville
Price range (per night): $270 - $309
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Montagues of Montville 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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