Alaya Escape
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Alaya Escape

1 Upper Rambert Rd, Eudlo, Queensland 4554 Australia
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#1 of 1 guest house in Eudlo
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**AWARDED AS ONE OF THE TOP 5 BED & BREAKFAST DESTINATIONS IN AUSTRALIA 2022**, Alaya Escape truly has been one of the best kept retreat and accommodation secrets on the Sunshine Coast for over 15 years! From wellness technologies such as Canadian Red Cedar Sauna, cold (5 degrees) and hot (28 degrees +) red cedar plunge pools and Sensory Deprivation Floatation Tanks, there are facilities here that fast track peeling off of the accumulated layers of stress and "dis-ease", returning our mountain top adventurers back towards a healthy state of physical and psychological homeostasis. **Note: Alaya Escape has a minimum 2-night stay and, therefore, our retreat may have vacancies even though TA states that we are full. ** Alaya Escape provides a little bit of everything to meet your needs as they present themselves. Situated close to the cosmopolitan Sunshine Coast Hinterland villages of Montville and Maleny and an easy drive to the world-famous beaches of Mooloolaba, Noosa and Coolum, Alaya Escape consists of unique mountain getaway bungalows situated inside a breathtaking tropical Balinese-style oasis. Relaxation and decompression opportunities abound in this 'peace' of paradise. Alaya's Sunshine Coast retreat accommodation consists of studio, 1 & 2 bedroom private bungalows (cabins) surrounding and overlooking the tropical Balinese-styled gardens and large Oasis pool. All of our rooms are fully self-contained with kitchenette, movies, decks, log fires and bubbling hot spas. Finish outdoor sauna and magnesium salt floatation tank situated around fish pond, pool and waterfall offer a way to fast-track guests' disconnection from their routines and daily grind. Massages offered in-rooms from legendary wellness practitioners.
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Free parking
Free internet
Yoga room
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Internet
Sauna
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
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Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
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Non-smoking rooms
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Nev160 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I booked Alaya Escape on the spur of the moment - the immediate benefit for us was that it was pet friendly for our doggo. The benefits didn’t stop there though, the Manager (Craig) met us on site after hours and couldn’t have been more helpful.

The room itself was lovely - well equipped kitchen, cosy living room with USBs filled with movies provided and a beautiful fireplace. A huge bath overlooked both the TV and the view.

The bedroom has everything you need, including screened windows so we could listen to the rain all night if we wanted!

The complex has a nice chill out area with books and games as well as a pool. There is a flotation tank and sauna at an extra cost.

We absolutely loved the complimentary breakfast hamper - so generous and tasty!

While we were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves I don’t think you’d notice the other residents too much. It’s very private in the layout. It would also be a great spot to grab a few of your friends and go and chill for a few days to catch up. Thank you for having us! (Alex, Bel and Louie)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya_Escape_Owner, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 21 May 2020
Thank you for your generous review Bel. Really is great to have outstanding people come and stay up here on the mountain. Particularly considering how much you guys do for others. Hope to see you 3 again anytime. Thanks again. Craig
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Tammy J wrote a review Jun 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a busy couple who have 5 kids between us and a couple of extras who we have taken in, a relaxing weekend was exactly what we needed and definitely what we got. From the minute we arrived we felt welcomed into not just a ‘hotel’ but into a home. Craig is a great guy who made us feel more like friends than just ‘tenants’. The complimentary breakfast was huge and exactly what you would want. We were able to cook our own dinners with all utensils provided in the kitchen in our room. The Legion room we stayed in was perfect for us. Spa, fireplace, kitchen, gorgeous shower and the best views ever from our balcony. Exactly what we needed to relax and will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya_Escape_Owner, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 30 Jun 2020
A magic review to read Tammy and makes me feel good to read that. It directly means that we are being successful in cultivating a 'feeling' in guests that they are cared for in our space. We do very much want the experience we offer here to reflect openly 'who we are and what we do'. That's to say that we are down-to-earth and genuine and we offer opportunities for people to prioritize their wellbeing and connections in the way that we do. Thank you again Tammy, it means plenty! Craig, Molly and the girls.
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Jason L wrote a review Aug 2020
Hope Island, Australia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a manicured 5 star resort with pool cocktails, then head to Noosa. If you enjoy an eclectic mix of Balinese inspired scenery, Qld country fireplaces and an all round sense of the Aussie adventure and a touch of Larrikin, then this is a must!

Drive up front the quaint township of Mooloolah along some easy dirt roads to find this unassuming gem hidden in the hills. The grounds blend Balinese themed figures with heliconias, rhaphis palms, bamboo with Australian natives. The cosy stilt homes overlook the grounds and give you a beautiful feeling of seclusion.
The hosts are classic Aussies that will share a yarn, point you in the right direction, or simply help you find that “peace” of paradise that they enjoy.
We bought local curry one night, and cooked in the well equipped kitchen with fresh local fare on another.
There is plenty to do locally, or choose to do nothing.
For us it was a drive to Kondalilla Falls and spend the morning hiking, then lunch and shopping in Montville. At Alaya Escape we partook in the Sauna, plunging into the icy evening pool (which is a transformative experience you should definitely try) and then rounding out the experience with a float in the Magnesium Float Tank. Simply the best.
Visit the Buddhist temple next door and grab a Chai.

Thanks for looking after us - we look forward to visiting again when the batteries need a recharge.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
Room Tip: Speak to Craig, the host, about the float tank and how to get the most out of this experience....
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Response from Alaya Escape, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 20 Aug 2020
Hey Jason, do you want a job?! Your review makes me want to come and stay here. Missed your calling there mate on the writing front and makes us feel really good that you were able to experience and capture what we have been working very hard to create. Glad you enjoyed the decompression package, as using the floatation tank after saunaing and cold water immersion is something that needs to be experienced and is very difficult to put into words. I hope you head back another time and thanks heaps for coming to our 'peace' of paradise and sharing that experience so well with others. All the very best. Craig, Molly and the girls.
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Lee G wrote a review Jun 2020
Brisbane, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Grounds and pool area are beautiful, room was well appointed - spa, fire and view were amazing. Could be relaxing if you couldn’t hear others in their rooms through paper thin walls. Unfortunately our stay was soured when we received a text from Craig at 9.30pm about music coming from our room. Fair enough if it was a raging party, but we are a couple in our 50’s and are hardly your nightclubbing type. We could hear music from next door and down below and had no complaint but as I noted, very thin walls and 3 rooms in very close proximity. We decided to leave the next morning although we had booked for 2 nights as our experience was ruined by 9.30 pm the previous night. We remain very disappointed.
If you are looking for seclusion, the 3 rooms together are not the place for you.
And by the way, don’t bring your steaks as there is no BBQ to cook on despite being advertised as so.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya_Escape_Owner, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 28 Jun 2020
Thanks Lee. I am open to constructive feedback and it disappoints me when someone plays the victim and wants to tee off on us even when we try our best to accommodate issues. In this case, issues created by you. We received complaints from 2 separate bungalows about your "low noise" levels and, regardless of the time, people don't come here to listen to ACDC etc on blast. I asked you if "you could be so kind as to turn the music down a little bit" because I have to consider the rights of everyone who come here. We do not get complaints about noise often and your music was well up. It was your decision to depart and I chose NOT to charge you for the vacated additional night. You failed to mention that also I see. We were supportive and wanted you to experience the place, but you were unhappy at being ASKED with respect and courtesy to turn your music down. It is a fine line dealing with people who don't choose their destination with dilligence. We are not a party destination. We want people to enjoy themselves and most do even if they have had drinks and are listening to music. I cannot allow that enjoying of yourself to be at the expense of others' right and opportunity to do the same. The BBQ was out of use due to renovations, which I informed you of. Interesting how that was not a problem until you were asked to drop your music slightly. Your assertions about 'paper thin' walls I flatly reject and I do know that one secret of success is when WE ALL take responsibility and look at how WE can do things better. I will reflect upon how we can for future reference. Even though this did not work out for you and I don't agree with much of this review, I sense that you are good people and I sincerely wish you the best of luck for whatever the future brings.
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Karen wrote a review Jan 2022
Brisbane, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing, refreshing and regenerating are key at Alaya and from the moment you walk in, the natural surroundings encourage you to slow down and just breathe.

From the moment you arrive, Alaya's host, Craig, welcomes you like an old friend and gently eases you into process of unwinding.  Float tank, sauna and massage are all on offer and Craig is a wealth of knowledge on the benefits of each.

The cabins provide pure comfort with large beds, full cooking facilities and full sized spa bath.

The poolside Bali-styled huts with comfortable daybeds and hammock swing chair are surrounded by lush, green tropical gardens and trickling water features that provide the perfect environment for unwinding with a book or just simply enjoying the natural cacophony of the surrounds.

The tranquil lagoon pool is a welcome oasis on a warm day and provides a blissful backdrop for all the cabins.

Thank you Craig, Molly and family for creating such a serene and peaceful oasis. It was the perfect location to celebrate our 32nd anniversary ❤
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya Escape, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 21 Jan 2022
It was great having you Ricky and congrats again on the 32nd year together. BIG effort and great to see you both celebrate the occasion doing what you did. You probably saw more of the Sunshine Coast in 4 days then we did and tried all of the facilities in between. Awesome to watch two people together for so long, get along so well. Great having you and we hope to see you again! All the best for the year ahead! Craig, Molly and the girls.
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Rebecca W wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As soon as we arrived at Alaya escape we immediately started to relax, welcomed into lovely Balinese style gardens, with a pool and plenty of outdoor lounge areas to unwind. The perfect place for my partner to surprise me with a birthday weekend away. We stayed in the beautiful Ubud cabin complete with a spa bath and fire place, perfect for cosy winter nights. The kitchen was self-contained and a yummy breakfast hamper was provided on the first day.
Craig and Molly have done a great job to create an environment conducive to relaxation, connection and rejuvenation. Thank you for a wonderful stay and for your welcoming hospitality.
Bec and Adam
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya Escape, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 2 Sept 2021
Thanks Bec and really glad that you both had enjoyed our hospitality and got a chance to relax so thoroughly! Your energy also is wonderful to be around and it always makes us feel good to know that what we have created helps people to connect and restore themselves. Please feel free to come and see us again soon and all the best moving forward! Craig, Molly and the girls.
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Nicole C wrote a review Dec 2020
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolute paradise on Blackall Mountain. We spent two days of bliss in a lovely cabin set amongst the tropical trees and plants surrounding the property. Comfortable airy room with stunning view out into the trees, and the gorgeous pool below. You can hear birdsong all day, smell the freshness of the plants and hear trickling water from the water fountains. All senses are awakened and add to the feeling of zen. Large spa in room and kitchenette allowing for some self-catering. The breakfast hamper was ideal for making a nice cooked breakfast in the morning. Craig, the host, was a very friendly and helpful with local information. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing an escape. We will be going back.

Nicole and Joe
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya Escape, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 16 Jan 2021
I think you missed your calling after reading that review Nic. Made me want to come and stay also. Loved the fact that you loved our abode and hope to see you again down the track. Until then, all the very best to you good lady. Craig, Molly and the girls.
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Stephanie F wrote a review Jan 2022
Brisbane, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Alaya Escape is the peaceful and relaxing holiday you deserve. Close enough to Maleny or the beach for a day trip or you might just want to relax with a book in your well appointed room listening to the sounds of the rain forest. Take advantage of the sauna, float tank and in room massages offered, afterwards I was so relaxed, it was the best sleep I had had in years. Craig and Molly made us feel so welcome. Throughly enjoyable, we will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya Escape, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 21 Jan 2022
Awesome that you had a great sleep after the sauna, float and massages Steph. I would have been surprised to be honest had you not slept like a baby :-)! Thank you for choosing to regenerate yourselves here and you were ripping people who deserved that opportunity, I hope your year ahead is fruitful and balanced! Hope to see you again. Craig, Moll and the girls.
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Ty Franko wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Alaya Escape is a stunning retreat tucked in the rainforest, featuring a beautiful bedroom overlooking an oasis-like pool. The combination of the sauna and pool provided a truly relaxing therapy experience.

Craig, the host, was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable in physical, mental, and spiritual wellness and longevity.

The room was really nice, clean, fully stocked with a fridge, oven, stovetop, nice bathroom, and had a beautiful view of the rainforest. We were provided with a breakfast platter which included pancakes, eggs, bacon, buns, cheese and more.

The retreat was the perfect weekend getaway, offering exactly what was needed for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Highly recommended.

Thank you Craig, it was such a great weekend away.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya Escape, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 2 Apr 2023
Thanks for the ripping review Ty and was our pleasure having you mate and was awesome watching you guys take in what we offer here. You are always welcome back and thank you again for supporting our mountain-top retreat! Best regards. Craig, Molly and the girls.
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Lara B wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and stayed in the ubud room for 2 nights and we felt absolutely rejuvenated. Didn't know how badly we needed to wind down and just relax. Craig's kindness is beyond measure, and we feel forever thankful that he was able to take care of us and make us feel like we were right at home. We both had in-room massages, and even though I'm 6 months pregnant, I was still able to get the absolute most out of massage. My partner is quite often a stress head in our everyday life, so it was really something to see him just sink into himself and truly relax for a couple of days. I'm so thankful for this place and for our trip. It's just what we needed.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alaya Escape, Owner at Alaya Escape
Responded 2 Sept 2021
Makes us feel really good Lara that you had such a great experience and you both really deserve that. Glad that you were able to STOP also and just focus on what is most important! We hope to see you again and wish you all the best for upcoming arrival in December! You will be incredible parents!! Kindest regards Craig, Molly and the girls.
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Eudlo, Australia22 contributions13 helpful votes
Hi Mariel, I wouldn't have a problem with that as long as there was no impact on other guests, which I am sure there wouldn't be. She could also play with my little girls as well and give you guys some YOU time. Thanks for getting in touch. Craig
micheal h wrote a tip Apr 2024
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Switch off and relax! "
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Dean R wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have a float, sauna and a massage"
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Robert W wrote a tip Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect location retreat is amazing very peaceful look forward to going back."
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micheal h wrote a tip Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Put the phones away! Spend time together! Listen to Craig on how to sauna! And enjoy! You will feel energised spiritually and emotionally!"
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Shemaine M wrote a tip Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a detoxification package !! "
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PRICE RANGE
£176 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandSunshine CoastEudlo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alaya Escape
Which popular attractions are close to Alaya Escape?
Nearby attractions include Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (3.2 miles), Maleny Dairies (3.8 miles), and Gardners Falls (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alaya Escape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Alaya Escape?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Alaya Escape?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Alaya Escape?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alaya Escape?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monica's Cafe, King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bier Bar, and Waffle-On Stroopwafels.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alaya Escape?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and a yoga room during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Alaya Escape?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Alaya Escape?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glenferna Farmhouse (3.5 miles).