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Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

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77 Tahakopa Valley Rd, Papatowai, New Zealand
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Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Finding Hilltop was easy with the spot on instructions given at time of booking, we decided to head there just before it got dark, as knew there was no cell phone signal. We checked in easy (we were staying in the lower house, in the double en suite room), and were lucky enough to have the whole house to ourselves.... More

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California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was on a multi-day drive through the Catlins, and booked two nights here. I arrived at night, and there's very little lighting. So finding the place was difficult. It was up a long driveway and there are two guest houses. I never saw the owner, as we only spoke via phone twice. The area is devoid of cellphone service... More

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Hawaii
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19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Located high on a rise, the views are stunning with miles and miles of rolling hills dotted with sheep, edged by dark forests that end at a bay. We booked the double room en suite in the lower house. The house also has a room with 4 bunk beds but we were very lucky to have the house all to... More

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Stu125, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the tranquillity of Hilltop More

Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed at Hilltop on a quick visit to the Catlins and on the recommendation of Dunedin i-site. I stayed in the twin room and Hilltop gave me a good price for one night. # doubles and 1 twin in the top house, a lounge, large kitchen and separate meals area. 2 bathrooms and laundry equipment in the garage. All beautifully... More

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Stu125, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at Hilltop. Pleased you followed the Dunedin i-site recommendation. Great advice to fellow travellers on filling up with fuel and food supplies before venturing into central Catlins, a fairly isolated place. More

Scotland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is an astonishing place with fabulous views and the scent of fennel and lavender. Birds swoop and glide and the distant cliffs and beach entice. This is more like a B&B or homestay where you cater for yourself. It was clean and welcoming. An ideal spot to base a walking trip. Bed was comfortable and even had the place... More

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Stu125, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your perfect review. We couldn't ask for more More

London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Travelled on the SSR from Te Anau and this makes a great stop off before our next stop at Oamaru. Arrived pretty late but had brought provisions to make dinner & breakfast. Didn't think to bring milk as this had been provided at other stops - so had to do without a cup of tea! Felt a bit spooky on... More

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Stu125, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are a great central stop on the Southern Scenic Route. Sorry the outdoor sensor light did not come on for you, and the TV remotes can be a little challenging, but thanks for choosing to stay at Hilltop More

Wellington, NZ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I stayed here one wet and stormy night. I was lucky enough to get the place to myself, so I lit the fire and relaxed. I felt warm, safe and secure. The house was more than adequate- fully functioning kitchen, two bathrooms, lounge area, multiple bedrooms- and if weather permits a small garden terrace with fantastic views down to the... More

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Stu125, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed our warm cosy hilltop haven. Groups of friends and families are finding Hilltop a great place to spend a few days, and I hope you can make it back too. We try to provide modern convenience with character house charm. Salt and pepper should have been in the cupboard above the range Thanks again More

melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Great accommodation with fantastic views. We were lucky enough to get the top place to ourselves. The local dairy/milk bar closed at 6pm. We went for an evening meal at the whistling frog which was about 20 mins drive away- I can highly recommend the whistling frog's seafood chowder. The following day we ate at the at the niagra falls... More

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Stu125, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. We are open all year round, so getting the place to yourselves can be a bonus for travelling in our winter-spring off-peak times. Pleased you appreciated our warm facilities and the fine local dining More

Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed here for one night. The view was absolutely fabulous down to the ocean in the distance. We have assessed this as average, based on it being a backpacker accommodation. The shortcomings for us were that it could use a little more love and attention. There was a dirty mop leaned up against the entry door. The hedge had... More

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Stu125, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and yes our place does have a fabulous view. To keep this view, we have to trim our hedge, but to allow for peace and tranquillity for our guests we prefer to stay as invisible as we can. Our manager tries to get all necessary maintenance work done so she is not around the properties or... More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We arrived in the early evening, and were worried as things looked dark. Lucky for us, nobody was around and they just had us phone in to book for the night. They told us to make ourselves at home and that's exactly what we did. It was a cozy farmhouse. We had the place all to ourselves for the evening.... More

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Address: 77 Tahakopa Valley Rd, Papatowai, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Papatowai
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