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Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

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501 Curio Bay Road, RD 1, Tokanui, New Zealand
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well appointed self contained studio apartment with fabulous view over Porpoise Bay with large furnished covered terrace. Use of shared laundry. Gorgeous beach walks, swimming with dolphins, watching yellow eyed penguins come ashore, visiting the smallest waterfall in the world at Niagra. All wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was easy - I followed the information on the email from the owners. This location is very isolated, with stunning views. When we arrived the first thing I noticed, was a fishy smell outside, luckily the couple next door explained this was due nesting blue penguins. If you are very lucky you may see them coming back to... More 

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Thank Tea_lover2013
New Zealand
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48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. This place is brilliant! We absolutely loved it. Escaping the hot climate of Auckland we found our selves in the unseasonably cool far south and enjoyed our stay so much. We had a beach front studio for two nights and stayed in the apartment for two nights. Both are very well appointed and we really appreciated the thought that... More 

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cheshire
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Setting is everything for this property, overlooking the beach. The room is adequately furnished and the bathroom a good size with plenty of shelving. A nice sofa/ coffee table area for relaxing. Small kitchenette which is adequately equipped and dining table. Super king size bed made from driftwood which was a nice feature. The owners do not meet you or... More 

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Thank chrissyhan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was fortunate to stay one night at Curio Bay in December 2015, wish I could've stayed longer. Perfect location to unwind, relax & read a book or two, away from the world and electronics. Stunning location by the beach, slept with curtains open entire night and woke up to sunrise whilst still in bed. Heard penguins all throughout the night,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Curio bay is a lovely beach house, perfect location. You can walk to the petrified forest. Amble along the beach and watch the dolphins surfing. The accommodation is private, clean and very comfortable. Excellent bed. There is a microwave, fridge and stovetop elements. There are no local restaurants or grocery stores - only a small store on the campground. Bring... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights near the end of our tour of New Zealand. it was well worth it, as it was nice to stay somewhere simple after hotels, although the studio was very well equipped with a kitchen area, huge comfortable bed and sofa. The view over the bay was magnificent, and just a few steps down to the beach.The... More 

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Marrickville, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Curio Bay is a tranquil and beautiful wildlife haven in one of the prettiest parts of NZ. This accommodation is just what we were after to fully enjoy the peace and quiet and views. Clean, simple luxury and plenty of penguins close to the house at night

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were coming towards the end of our three week tour in NZ and we had booked a studio at Curio Bay as an overnight on our way through to Te Anau. We collected our key from Nick at about 3.30 and he told us that the yellow eyed penguins had been coming in early at the moment and as... More 

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Thank Mike N
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

As we neared the Curio Bay area, driving in the rain and gusty winds and not much of a town in sight, we were wondering what kind of accommodations will greet us. And wow were we surprised! We booked the boutique studio, and it was such a comfortable refuge from the elements. great insulation - it matters when the winds... More 

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