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Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

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501 Curio Bay Road, RD 1, Tokanui, New Zealand
Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, NZ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Absolute beach front. Large combined living room and bedroom. Very comfortable bed. Clean and tidy. Easy walk to penguin watching at dusk. Not many food options at Curio Bay so suggest you bring your own food and cook for yourself. No mobile phone coverage (with Spark) in this area.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous. Beachfront location with an incredible view straight onto the ocean (and you can see Hector's Dolphins!), with a fab little kitchenette (no oven), coffee beans to freshly grind and a lovely bathroom. Then there's the bed - I'm still dreaming of it! Best night's sleep I have had for quite some time. We stayed in the beach apartment,... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Curio cottage is an original "crib" (holiday home) which has had some creature comforts added but none of the charm taken away. It is simple, rustic and cute in a truly stunning lonely wild location directly on the beach at Porpoise Bay. You really are miles from anywhere however there are houses along the beach front and a little shop... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My new husband and i stayed here for a couple of nights and wished we had booked in for longer! We staying in the right side studio apartment, so gorgeous, private with beach views, the bed was huge and comfortable, well equipped kitchen and nice big bathroom, loved sitting on the balcony playing the provided boardgames, there is no TV... More 

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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

i stay one night in arpartment. it's very clean, very comfortable, and Mike is very very nice!!! he toke us to his farm, show us his farm. and he tell us to see the penguin family, yes! there are some penguins in Curio bay, very very cute!!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stayed overnight on the left side studio apartment. View to the beachfront from your room with dolphins surfing the waves. The blue penguins are noisy little creatures at night!. Would have stayed longer if there were any vacancies.

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Laguna Beach CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is just phenomenal, in every way. The magnificent setting right on Porpoise Bay, miles of empty beach with the tide far out, Hectors dolphins cavorting straight out the windows, blue penguins vocalizing under the decks and on the path (hard to describe - sort of between a squawk, a screech and a gargle?) and plenty of other interesting... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
57 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Funky three bedroom holiday cottage with to die for views of the bay and headlands. Two cats will move in, preferring room by the wood stove. Nearby, hector Dolphins, yellow eyed penguins, petrified forest, Caitlin's walks...if you can pull away from the cottage or long walks on the perfect beach. Blissfully isolated, bring groceries and a full tank of gas.

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Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a mixed bag - Fabulous and disappointing. On balance it is very good but what a shame that with a little love it could have been fabulous. So many things about this place reflects money and but lack of humanity. The views are 'to die for' ! One can watch the dolphins at play in the surf from the... More 

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Konigswinter, Germany
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234 reviews 234 reviews
57 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Location ======= With direct access to the beach at Porpoise Bay. You can watch Hector's dolphins from the bed or sofa (we saw them lots of times on every day). About 1 min drive from the parking lot of Curio Bay/Fossil Beach where you can observe yellow eyed penguins. Little blue penguins live around the property, but unfortunately we have... More 

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