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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 2014
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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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New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's Kawhia, it's West Coast, it's miles from anywhere and we loved it, the owners were very helpful, the 2 bedroom we stayed in was clean and the beds comfortable. It is beside a beach on an estuary which was not a swimming spot but it's a 10 minute drive to Ocean Beach where you can dig hot water baths... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom unit right on the water's edge, it was very clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed for a two night stay. Kawhia is a sleepy, peaceful town, with an old New Zealand seaside town vibe with a good amount of charming rustic baches, there's a pub, general store, fish and chip... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. The two bedroom unit is our most popular unit and enjoys splendid views. Yes, The Blue Chook is a great place for a meal and a few laughs, and we always are happy to recommend it to our guests. All the best on your future travels. kind regards,... More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Website made the place look amazing. Truth is you can't walk on the beach and the site is right on the road. Facilities are average at best and the kitchen smells like a toilet. Not much going on in Kawhia. We won't be back.

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

Thank you for your review. I do not believe the website is misleading. We state on it that we are on the water's edge by the harbour. Maybe some people find it difficult to read the print and for that I am sorry. However, what your review does do, is highlight that all the other reviews that are before yours... More

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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

Thank you very much for your generous review. We are always pleased to assist our guests in any manner that we can. You must have enjoyed our village to stay as long as 4 nights. All the best in any future life journeys. kind regards, Bronwyn Anderson More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
255 helpful votes 255 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

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Address: 225 Pouewe Street, Kawhia 3843, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Kawhia
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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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