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Allawah Cottage is part of a Victorian listed terrace
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Allawah Cottage is part of a Victorian listed terrace
The Cottage is North facing and gets lots of sunshine Bedroom 1 contains a comfortable double bed
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25 reviews
Allawah Cottage is part of a Victorian listed terrace
The Cottage is North facing and gets lots of sunshine
Bedroom 1 contains a comfortable double bed
Bedroom 1 has a view of the park
Bedroom 2 contains a comfortable queen sized bed and a built-in wardrobe
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 is a spacious air-conditioned loft-style bedroom with a double bed
Comfortable lounge room with lots of seating and a large flat screen TV.
The dining room seats 6
Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher
Utility room
Bathroom contains a bath and a shower - lots of hot water!
Sunny tranquil courtyard
The large park right across the road has a large children's playground and is great place to relax.
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
New South Wales

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Very good - based on 25 reviews
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Beckie K
London
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22 reviews
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“Great location, decent rooms but it needs a bit of love”
Reviewed 12 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I cannot fault the location of Dadirri Cottage. Newtown is a brilliant area with lots of restaurants, great shops and superb links in to the city. Considering how close the cottage is to all the action, it is not too noisy at night (although that can change if there are lots of people in the park opposite). The cottage also has lots of original features and the rooms are nice enough with clean linen and towels.

But, we felt that the whole place needed someone to love it. For example, the kitchen surfaces have lots of scratches and all the pans in the kitchen are well past their best. The standing lamp in the living room was covered in dust that must have accumulated over a long period of time. There are spiders and cobwebs in every room and most of the sky lights need a good clean, which really impacts on how bright the place is. In addition, we don't think anyone had rented the place for a while so the sink in the kitchen was brown from where there had been standing water in it (which is a common feature in places with hard water) and we had to clean the bathroom before using it because there were little bits of something all over the bath and toilet (which I think had fallen off the ceiling as the bathroom did look like it had been cleaned well aside from that). And on a final note, the bathroom fan didn't work, the loose covers on the chairs in the dining room really needed to be washed and the sofa looked a completely different colour after we ran the vacuum over it.

When we booked we were repeatedly told that the cottage was old and therefore we should not expect a 5* hotel, and we were offered a more modern property instead. However, the age of the property is not an issue - it's the need for a deep clean and a bit of love lavished.

All in all, this was not a bad rental and I would recommend staying here because of the location, but perhaps check with the manager of the property if it has had a spring clean before your stay. Also, you should be aware that some of the furniture and artwork is different in the cottage to what is on display in the pictures on Flipkey.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jan 2015
We astonished by this review. The cottage is old i.e. 120 years old and actually we have already planned a new kitchen and a bathroom refurbishment after our 2015 high season has finished, however, the Cottage is professionally cleaned between guests, the beds are all hotel quality and the Cottage is always kept in good repair. Can't understand the comment that the place hasn't been let for a while because we are getting 85% occupancy. These guests were quite difficult and we had problems receiving payment from them so I'm not surprised by the negative comments but complaining about some of the artwork being different from the photos on the internet and the skylights poleeeeeeese! However we be must be doing something right because a large percentage of our guests are repeat guests who we are always very happy to welcome back.
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Saint-Malo, France
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The courtyard out the back very relaxing
Liked least: The ventalition in the bathroom
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The location and coziness of the cottage.
Liked least: A clothes drier would have been great.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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