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Heron's Rest

Gibbs Road | Golden Bay, Collingwood, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vostok
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

During our New Zealand trip we stayed 2 nights at Heron's Rest. The cottage is quite spacious, clean and has all you need to spend a great time. Breakfast is available for 10 NZD extra per person and was freshly prepared as well as delicious. The hosts are wonderful and very warmhearted! They help you with everything you need. The... More 

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scotland307, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you in the near future Angus and Maureen More 

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent two nights at Heron's Rest in February 2014. It is a bit out on a limb, but well worth the journey over Takaka Hill. Angus and Maureen were perfect hosts, and the accommodation was extremely well equipped and comfortable. However, the owners intimated that they wouldn't be at Heron's Nest for ever, so go while you can!

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scotland307, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Great to hear from you Nigel and Lois. We so enjoyed your company and would hope, one day, to meet up with you again - either here or there. We saw Evie and Bob at an enjoyable Pacific Island concert they'd put on in Motueka and, on that note, hope that your folk group, "Tangled Roots" is still going strong.... More 

Chula Vista, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband, adult son and I spent one night in mid-March 2014 in the "2 bedroom cottage". We arrived after dark. We were able to find Gibbs Rd. without difficulty but had a very difficult time specifically locating Heron's Rest. The description stated "2 bedroom cottage" but rather than 2 separate bedrooms, the cottage had 2 twin beds located off... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Sorry you were here for such a short time because it would have been nice to get to know you better ... especially as you were horse-riders! More 

Kingsville, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
50 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A spacious 2 bedroom cottage with well stocked kitchen, nice eating area and secluded deck. Very comfortable bed and nice and quiet. Located on the hillside, it offers fantastic views of Collingwood and Golden Bay. There is a cute outdoor tub tucked in the trees as well as a nice walkway down to the village. We did have a little... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Hi glad you enjoyed your stay.Hot water problem solved, Hope to see you again in the near future More 

Golden, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Jeannie and I stayed in the cottage: - Peace, quiet, a cocoon of greenery, all kinds of space, plus a 2nd room for our "stuff" - Looks over the ocean, plus a huge bath hot-tub hidden in the foliage a dozen steps downhill - Is surrounded by trees and bountiful flower and vegetable gardens, on a hillside - Two excellent... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

We enjoyed your company and it was great that you took advantage of our wonderful area. Happy riding More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed at Heron's Rest in late December and had a lovely time. The house is in a fantastic location which has views over the bay and beaches. Only a short stroll down to the town where they have a number of local shops. Angus and Maureen (and Mammi) were very accommodating and friendly. They had a great deal of... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for comments hope to see you in our area again Angus and Maureen More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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171 reviews 171 reviews
138 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My original choice was full for my first night in Collingwood hence booking at Herons. It's up the hill but that gives you a bit of a view, and there's an access track/walkway to short cut down into town rather than taking the long way on the sealed roads. The guest rooms is I guess what you'd call a cottage... More 

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scotland307, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for the review hope to see you back again soon More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My partner and I recently spent one night at the Heron's Rest after doing the Farewell Spit tour. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and private. The outside bath under the trees was a real treat. Maureen was a lovely hostess with a great sense of humour (sadly we missed out on meeting Angus!) We will definitely need to return and... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

It was great to have you stay. We hope you will come back for a longer stay in the near future More 

Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Heron's Rest, Collingwood, Golden Bay and would highly recommend both Collingwood and Heron's Rest as an ideal spot to explore Golden Bay. Angus and Maureen made us extremely welcome and even before our arrival helped us with advice and a booking for the Cape Farewell Lighthouse Trip. The accommodation is self contained... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thank's for the review. It was good to catch up with you both in Nelson. Hope you enjoyedthe rest of your stay in NZ More 

Sudbury, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
54 hotel reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Heron's Rest is the perfect place if you are looking for a peaceful spot to get away from it all and unwind. We stayed for 2 nights and had a wonderful stay. Details below: Location: Located in Collingwood, walking distance to Collingwood's tavern, restaurant, and main street. There is a walking path from the property that brings you right to... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your kind words we certainly enjoyed having you stay and hope you will be back some day More 

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