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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
  • Rooms
    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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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china
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Riverina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
54 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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49 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
45 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We wanted to get off the beaten path on our New Zealand trip and heard about Curio Bay. Thanks to this site, we learned about this accommodation option and now want to help spread the word. We stayed in one of the studios and it was fantastic. The studio is well equipped and luxurious, especially for beach accomodations. The view... More 

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San Francisco
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I stayed in the apartment attached to the hosts' house for one night and had a wonderful experience (several of them, actually)! I was hospitably welcomed by the whole family at one point or another and charmed by their efforts to suckle a young calf that wasn't being sufficiently fed by it's mother. Because I went straight out to Curio... More 

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