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Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages

225 Pouewe Street, Kawhia 3843, New Zealand
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Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages
Ranked #1 of 3 Kawhia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent 4 days at the Beachside sCape in January, several more than anticipated owing to news of a double family bereavement in UK & Canada. The proprietor was very accommodating, & even gave me vouchers for as much internet time as I could use. I was in a tent, pitched at the water's edge, overlooking the bay, where the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had a nice stay here a few nights ago. The main thing I would point out is that the owner was very accommodating and came out and gave us a room getting close to 10pm. We'd been struggling tofind somewhere to stay and this was perfect and really reasonable in one of the backpacker cabins, nothing fancy but perfect... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I was pleased to be able to accommodate you even at 10 pm at night. That is the benefit of having someone live on the premises. Seldom is the place ever left unattended. I am glad you found the backpackers satisfactory. The buildings are old but our shower and ablution amenities... More

Berlin
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Kawhia is probably off most tourist routes, if at all they go to Raglan. Hey, Raglan may have more facilities, but Kawhia has as good scenery and is not nearly as crowded. Wonderful place to stay. Accommodation options are limited too and while Kawhia Beachside may look like nothing special when passing by, the unit was really well equipped with... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do try to accommodate our guests and offer that little bit extra. We are easily missed as our best asset is not always seen from the road. The older backpacker cabins are the first buildings you see. kind regards, Bronwyn Anderson More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had a studio motel right at the waters edge. Reasonably well equiped although the microwave was the only means of cooking. A lovely setting which got all the morning sun. The other motel in this town was fully booked and as all the other motel units in the complex were empty I would take it travellers agree the price... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the older backpacker- cabin areas are from the 1950-60's era and despite a huge capital investment still have the appearance of being old. The waterfront units, however are recent and have prime views. They are not sold as cooking units, and you may well have been better served in one such unit that did... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Not cheap but we felt it was worth it. The campground itself has a nice setting by the water. The units are spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. It is only 10 minutes walk along the waterfront to the Kawhia village.

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review- We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. No, we do not suggest we are the cheapest. But cheapest is not always the best. My mother always says: "Man who buy cheap weep many times. Man who buy expensive, weep only once!" But nevertheless, for what our motels offer, and the beauty and isolation, we consider... More

Tokoroa, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

we stayed in the motel unit featured in the photograph, right on the beach front. we paid $216 for the night for my husband, myself and our two children. the motel room is well equipped with everything you need and more. I wouldn't of been happy with how close the camping sites available were to the motel unit - one... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. $216 is not overly expensive for a family of four in our BEST 2 Bedroom unit / with prime facilities and views--over the peak of January. The sites directly in front of the 2 bedroom are parking sites only and are not used for camping other than people staying in the 2 bedroom. G1 and... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I had the great pleasure of spending three days and nights at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape between Christmas and New year 2013/14 and highly recommend the place. Bronwyn and her team sure put on a good show - everything works - facilities are clean - campers are thoughtful and considerate and the setting is marvelous. Kawhia is an interesting place and... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most generous review. Always good to know the guest has gone away happy. We work hard to ensure we have things ticking over smoothly, however this was made all the more easier this year, as we had so many awesome guests holiday here. All the best for your future travels, and it will be... More

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Kawhia Beachside S-Cape holiday park is a great well-run holiday destination and we camped there for 5 nights between Christmas and New Year 2013. The campground is on the edge of a tidal estuary so the scenery changes by the hour and is absolutely stunning. Although it’s clearly a well established campground the bathroom facilities are brand new. Some... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay- Our team tries hard to keep everything clean and maintained. Old buildings can be difficult, but to completely replace them is just not economically viable in such a seasonal business. The photos are amazing - particularly the one out at the beach. Thanks for mentioning about the cold... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Snow runs one of the best Caravan and Cottage parks that we've stayed in over the years. He pointed out the quality of the beds, and that makes a lot of difference getting a good sleep after a long journey (down the goat track from Raglan, bumpy but beautiful). Because of his efforts we managed to have dinner with the... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, There are two people who own this business- And we both work very hard to accommodate our guests. I am pleased Snow took good care of you and you had a very pleasant stay. kind regards, Bronwyn Anderson More

NZ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I searched for a place to stay on the westcoast and finally landed here. The campspots are literally directly on the water with a great view. If you are searching for a quiet place and want to avoid popular places full of mainstreamtourists, then Kawhia is a good decision. Facilities are new and clean, there´s a big kitchen with heaps... More

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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It means so much to us to see reviews that reflect that our guests have had a good stay, were happy with our facilities, and also enjoyed us as hosts. kind regards, Snow and Bronwyn Anderson. More

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Additional Information about Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Harbourview Cottages

Address: 225 Pouewe Street, Kawhia 3843, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Kawhia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kawhia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have five ensuited motel units(sky tv),situated on Kawhia's beautiful harbour frontage, 600 metres from Kawhia's small village/township.Free Wireless internet is available in the office for motel guests. Kawhia is well known for its Maori heritage and Te Puia Hot Springs at Kawhia Ocean Beach.It is 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Waitomo, 1 hour from Raglan and Te Awamutu, and 1 hour 15 minutes from Hamilton. ... more   less 

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