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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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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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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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137 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
54 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had a truly relaxing stay in the beautiful cottage, so quiet and peaceful surrounded by trees and close to the beach. Angus was the perfect host and his home made breakfasts are unbelievable. His knowledge and advice on what to do and see in the area was a great bonus, we did some amazing walks that we would have... More 

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

Thanks for coming to stay . We hope you come and stay with us again More 

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Address: Gibbs Road | Golden Bay, Collingwood, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Collingwood
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Number of rooms: 2
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