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Castaways Resort

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685 Karioitahi Road | Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 Waiuku B&B and Inns
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This review is a little late as we stayed there in March. Castaways is in the most amazing spot, think massive sea views, huge waves, a big beach, wind blown trees, and a resort! The rooms were lovely and big, well decorated with a kitchen, comfortable couches and good sized decks. There is a good restaurant on site, great for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spouse and self with two friends stayed here overnight - in adjoining studios. These were the only studios occupied on this night so far as we could judge. Katie at reception was excellent and welcoming. Katie also leapt into action when it was found our requested twin beds were all one, she having checked my earlier emails in this regard,... More 

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Lincolnshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the intention to stay at Castaways for a total relaxing pamper and chill out weekend.....Well what can I say but what an ultimate let down!!! Where do I start? I made the booking based on the premise of wanting a quiet, relaxing, chill out and pamper break to which they assure me this could be met. Firstly they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is stunning and the accommodation adequate, even if a little basic for the price. The problem we found was with the restaurant. The food was frankly poorly presented and unappetising. The lamb was tough, over cooked and tasteless. The fish defies description and best avoided. For a get away the location is superb and the "pamper" package including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a great place to stay!! The staff are so friendly and helpful. I was there with my 5month old son. And had a friend's gathering. They kindly offered me a porta cot and delivered. The rooms we had were amazing with spectacular views! The meal was brilliant as was breakfast! I highly recommend such a great place... More 

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Kylie H, Director of Sales at Castaways Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your wonderful review! We feel so fortunate to have fabulous customers like yourself. We look forward to hosting you again in the future and providing you with another great Castaways Resort experience. Warm regards for now, More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Set on a woderful wild NZ west coast are a choice of chalets. We had a 2 bedder ,very spacious with King beds & en suite bathrooms. Well equipped Kitchen, nice blue & white pottery. Good plan to lay in a few stores as Restaurant bit of a let down & a good drive back in to town. Black beach... More 

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Kylie H, Director of Sales at Castaways Resort, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer - thanks so much for posting your great review of our little slice of paradise. I hope you had a wonderful visit to NZ. Our two bedroom chalets are as you say very spacious, are very popular with guests and especially great for two couples sharing as a friends getaway. If we do have the pleasure of hosting... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow...just visited this place for a wedding and stayed the night. We had a studio room, and travelled with my partner & 1 year old daughter. the room was spacious, clean, modern & had an AMAZING bed, it was so big and comfortable. I thought the rate was quite reasonable as well. Very well worth it. We had our own... More 

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Kylie H, Director of Sales at Castaways Resort, responded to this review

Hello Heather - just a short note to say thanks so much for your great review! We love showcasing this part of Auckland to our guests so it was a pleasure to have your wee family staying with us. Thanks again for sharing your experience and I hope we see you all again on the cliff tops at Castaways Resort... More 

Manukau, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I were a bit stressed out in mid January and felt like a break. I remembered that two work colleagues had said they enjoyed a weekend away at the Castaways Resort at Kariotahi Beach west of Waiuku and that the restaurant was pretty good. I rang up and booked a studio chalet with the breakfast and dinner... More 

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Kylie H, Director of Sales at Castaways Resort, responded to this review

WOW - what a fabulous review! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful guests like yourselves sharing the good word about our little slice of paradise. You are right - our packages are an excellent way to experience Castaways Resort and the Pure Coastal Package you enjoyed is very popular. I hope we have the pleasure of hosting you... More 

Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Husband and I decided to choose a little getaway close to home so decided to give Castaways a try. It was our 9 year anniversary and because the package we chose was for a studio and they were booked out we got a free upgrade to one of the chalets which we really appreciated. Our chalet was nice and clean... More 

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Kylie H, Director of Sales at Castaways Resort, responded to this review

Hello there. Many thanks for your review and thank you for choosing Castaways Resort for your anniversary getaway. We are very lucky in that all of our accommodation features sea views, so it's wonderful to read that you enjoyed the lovely setting we have at Castaways Resort. I hope we have the pleasure of being of service to you both... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a setting. Amazing views over the ocean and the hotel exceeded expectations. The two bedroom chalet had all facilities needed including fridge, full kitchen, free wifi and very roomy. Note there's no mobile reception in the hotel due to location but the wifi was very quick. We were attending a family wedding and staff, set-up and overall experience was... More 

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Kylie H, Director of Sales at Castaways Resort, responded to this review

Hi Richard. Many thanks for your great review and so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us while attending the wedding. I hope we have the pleasure of being of service to you again sometime in the future. Regards More 

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