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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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My wife and I had a twentieth wedding anniversary night in one of the 'tents'. Reached by golf cart, a ten minute drive over the cliffs. Great relaxer, disconecter from civilisation. Tent had every thing we could have wished for. Everything was spotless.. Outdoor bathtub the absolute highlight. Superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for a glam-camping package overlooking the water. It was winter but although cold the weather was pretty calm. You could take advantage of this package in any weather and it would be a treat. Included in the package was a massage, meal at the restaurant and two nights in the fantastic glam-camping sites. Couldn't fault the accommodation, the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great views of the West Coast at this tucked away resort. Stayed in a chalet with another couple and this was reasonably well set up, both bedrooms had an ensuite so didn't have to toss a coin to see who got the best bedroom. Activities can be arranged from four-wheel driving to clay bird shooting or to the spa for... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your great review. You are correct in that all of our chalets are set out exactly the same, with each bedroom having a king bed and ensuite, so as you say no niggling over who gets the better room as they are all great! The combination of activities and day spa... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were a group of 6 couples who shared three 2 bedroom chalets for a Saturday night get away / catch up. We were very impressed with the chalets - perched high on a cliff at the front of the resort with views to die for. The facilities in the chalets are very good and we had no issues whatsoever.... More 

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

Many thanks for your great review! Castaways Resort is being discovered by lots of Aucklanders now, most of whom don't even know this little slice of Auckland exists, so thanks for spreading the word and helping others to discover a great getaway. We look forward to having you back for a Glam Camp experience - you'll love it! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is an ideal getaway from Auckland - on a North Island west-coast cliff overlooking the expanse of the Tasman sea. Such a perfect spot, The villa was very quiet and very well appointed. Very private and ideal for a good nights sleep listening to the waves crashing on the nearby beach. The restaurant was excellent with a great wine-list.... More 

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

Thanks for your wonderful review and I hope we have the pleasure of being of service to you both again in the future. Cheers!. More 

Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Hello Martin. Thank you very much for your great review. The sunsets at our little slice of paradise are spectacular aren't they - we love them too. We look forward to hosting you again on the cliff tops at Castaways Resort. Cheers! More 

Auckland NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

Thanks for your considered review - we look forward to being of service to you in the future. Cheers! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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

Hi John. Thank you for your review. The Pamper Package is a very popular package so great choice. I hope we have the opportunity to be of service to you again in the future. Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 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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