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Maleny Lodge – blurring the lines between boutique hotel and holiday home

A lovingly restored heritage boutique hotel in the Sunshine Coast hinterland

One of the newest accommodation offerings to open in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for several years, Maleny Lodge, a lovingly restored heritage boutique hotel, is set to open on May 30.

Dating back to 1905, the exclusively adults-only property Maleny Lodge offers four large ensuite guest rooms that can be booked separately.

The original part of the house, Rosedale, is available for renting as a complete property, comprising three bedrooms – one king room with an ensuite plus two queen rooms sharing the main bathroom with a stunning claw foot bath.

Maleny Lodge room with bath

Rosedale comes with a fully equipped country kitchen, lounge/dining room with log fire, and cosy outdoor dining on the veranda.

Owners Andrew and Lucy Pink bought the property in 2021, after their highly successful re-birthing of a 1980s motel in Maroochydore and transforming it into the chic Loea Boutique Hotel.

Lucy is responsible for Maleny Lodge’s distinctive furnishings and objet d’arts, and a complete interior update of the Lodge which has brought a new lease of life to the house whilst retaining its charm and original features.

The property is positioned as being ideal for friends, small wedding parties, adult families and corporate think-tanks and available for renting with a maximum capacity of 14 guests.

Maleny Lodge bedroom

Co-owner Andrew Pink said that it had been a pleasure for Lucy and him to revitalise the impressive property.

“It has been a very careful balance between preserving the distinctive heritage character of the property and renovating it for the ultimate in contemporary luxury,” he said.

“It’s all in the detail. Our seven individually designed bedrooms are not only beautiful, but we have designed them with the comfort of our guests in mind.

“You can immerse yourself in cloud like bedding adorned with flax linen sheets for a dreamy night’s sleep. Our luxurious bathrooms feature handcrafted artisan tiles with freestanding bath and/or double shower.”

Maleny Lodge is available for exclusive hire making it a perfect venue for special events including small weddings, retreats, gatherings and location shoots.

Maleny Lodge

In addition to accommodating up to 14 guests, Maleny Lodge can host a further 36 guests for day within the Lodge’s beautiful gardens.

For all events Maleny Lodge is offered as a ‘blank canvas’, with the group arranging extras such as catering, marquee, furniture, and glassware/cutlery/crockery hire.

 

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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