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Castaways Resort

Certificate of Excellence
685 Karioitahi Road | Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 Waiuku B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Heather A Christchurch, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Manukau, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Melbourne, Australia
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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 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were lucky enough to be gifted a night away. A fabulous spot perched on the hillside above Karioitahi beach. The studio we stayed in was tidy and comfortable. Lovely view. Very peaceful. Agave restaurant is nice also. About to try the Bersantai Spa. We shall return.

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

Hello there and thank you very much for sharing your great feedback. We are very fortunate to have many guests stay with us on gift vouchers. We know those vouchers have been purchased with care and thought and our aim is to ensure the recipient has a fab time with us. I hope you enjoyed your pampering at our onsite... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had only planned to stay at Castaways for one night, but the stunning location, excellent service, and relaxing atmosphere captured us. We ended up staying 3 nights and only left because we had to catch our flight out of the country:) I would recommend this place to everyone.

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

Wonderful to hear about your stay - thanks so much for sharing. We are getting more and more Kiwis staying with us for their pre or post holiday getaway which is fantastic. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the cliff tops at Castaways Resort. Cheers More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I am currently sitting on the deck of my chalet overlooking the west coast at Karioitahi beach at Castaways. An incredible place to stay. Very friendly staff, well cared for grounds and the chalets have everything you need. A fantastic place to run away to and escape the city and work.

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

Hello there and thank you very much for sharing your wonderful comments about Castaways Resort. We are a very popular destination for escapes so we're glad you had the opportunity to experience a getaway with us. If you are yet to discover our fabulous Glam Camping escapes you may like to learn more online. Thanks again for choosing Castaways Resort... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The location of this property is amazing. I don't even know this area existed. Overlooking a magnificent beach and the ocean. Your own completely self contained apartment. One bedroomed not such a great view bit the two bedroomed two bathrooms fabulous views. Everything in them that you could need to have your own holiday, countdown about 20 minutes away in... More 

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

Thank you for your recent review and fantastic that you have now discovered our hidden gem. We continually review our restaurant offering and take all customer feedback into account so I'll ensure yours is included in our next review. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I recently celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at Castaways. Not knowing what to expect I can honestly say that we were very pleasantly surprised. We had originally gone for the anniversary package but changed our mind to the "Murder Mystery" evening, which was a absolute blast. From the moment we arrived we were mad to feel welcome... More 

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

Wow, Wow, Wow! Thank you so much Tom and Val for your fabulous review and thank you for choosing Castaways Resort as the destination for your special occasion. We are very fortunate to host many lovely couples like yourselves who are celebrating special milestones and we really enjoy helping to make their occasion memorable. We warmly look forward to hosting... More 

North Shore City, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was attending a wedding here recently and wife & I decided to stay the night. I'd been here before to another function and raved about how lovely it was so wife & I decided to book a room for the night. We went to check in early, but room was not available and it was the last room to... More 

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

Hi there. Thank you very much for your review. Yes the views from all of our Chalets are amazing! I'm sorry about your TV viewing - the TV's are actually on a hydraulic lowering system so that when you aren't watching the TV, you can raise it out of the way so you may enjoy the stunning views you mentioned.... More 

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