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Waikava Harbour View

Certificate of Excellence
14 Larne Street, Waikawa, New Zealand
Waikava Harbour View
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is what you dream about when you live in a big city! We got a stutio (Toi Tois) with fully equipped kitchen, separate bedroom (fantastic bed) and en-suite bathroom. All very new and very tidy and cosy. From our terrace we had the most fantastic view of Waikava Harbour and its wild environment. The quietness, the remoteness and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After finding the accommodation we had booked elsewhere in Waikawa was not available we were very pleased to find ourselves in the gorgeous Toitoi cottage. Beautiful location over the water. The cottage is well appointed and roomy. The was plenty of room for luggage in the bedroom. The living, dining and kitchen area was also very roomy. We arrived in... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of seven adults staying in the 4 bedroom house. Absolutely gorgeous location, right on the water. If you are from overseas (or even from urban NZ), you need to understand that what makes the Catlins beautiful is that it is remote and wild and so services are very limited. This, for us, is part of the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the two separate units, Harakeke and Toi toi with friends for two nights. Very handy location and only a very short drive to many Catlins "must sees"! Absolutely immaculate units with well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and plenty of room. The deck is wonderful and the view over the estuary, with the waving grasses, amazing. Peaceful and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Whilst the unit was very clean and tidy, and able to cater for the disabled, the advertised high speed wifi only worked for a couple of hours in 3 days in all the properties. As this was the main reason for booking Harakeke, so we could skype our family, and with no cell coverage to let them know. The owner... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We only stayed for one night here but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is absolutely huge and the view from the verandah are spectacular. It was very well equipped and clean. If I were more self sufficient I would have liked to have stayed longer but as there are very few places to eat I personally would struggle... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a week staying at Waikava View in the Lodge & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view from the deck to the harbour is glorious. The Lodge is spacious, with enough room for two small families to share (& two bathrooms), well equipped kitchen, large living space & comfortable bedding. The house was immaculately presented. Make sure you have... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely clean and cosy unit! Comfy bed, and nice little deck to relax on - wish we could have stayed longer!! Take cash, as there is a dinky place to get fish and chips within walking distance of the unit. The local information centre has lovely helpful staff who are only too happy to advise on what to see. About... More 

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Carterton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed in one of the small units - Harakeke. It was good basic accommodation although you need to self cater as there is nothing close to eat at apart from a fried takeaway truck in the evening. The bed was very comfortable. We would have stayed closer to Owaka if we had known it was not such a long... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A beautiful holiday home in the Catlins with everything you need to explore the area. Would definitely return for a longer stay. Accommodation had everything u needed to cook and live in comfort. Excellent views.

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