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Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B

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2 Hoterini Street,Ohope | Bay of Plenty, Ohope 3121, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Miria and Taroi could not do enough to ensure we had a happy and comfortable stay in their garden cottage. When we asked to use the BBQ one night not only did they share a meal with us but Miria also provided baked vegetables, salad and desert. Fresh home made ingredients are provided for breakfast, including their own spring water... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

It is always great to hear how our guests have enjoyed their stay. It was a real pleasure to us to host these lovely visitors and we hope to meet up again some time! More 

Almere, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We spent 2 months in New Zealand, of which we were in Ohope for 2 nights. Our accommodation was very good and private, but our hosts Miria and Taroi made us feel very welcome, invited us for drinks upon arrival and told us to drop in, whenever we felt like it. They offered a lot of good advice, made reservations... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We enjoy meeting folk from all over the world and from Aotearoa as well. The cottage offers them the opportunity to have their own private space but we always enjoy the times they spend with us as we can share stories and get to know them better. More 

Calgary, Canada
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61 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The sign of an excellent B&B is when you feel so welcome upon arriving that you don't even want to leave to explore the local area. Located on the absolutely beautiful Ohope beach, this place is an authentic Maori hospitality experience, and the husband and wife team of Miria and TaRoy are as funny and lovable as you could hope... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We are always so grateful to know that our visitors have had a good time with us. We certainly enjoy getting to know interesting folk from all over the world! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed two nights which were fabulous. The beach is great and is two minutes walk from the house. Miria and Tario are excellent hosts who are very keen to ensure you enjoy your stay. The beach cottage has everything you need and the breakfast includes homemade muesli, yoghurt and preserves which are all very tasty. And the hot tub... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

I enjoy making the jams and preserves for our vistors and we love spending time with them and sharing stories More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had a wonderful 4 days in Ohope and the accommodation contributed to the visit. Hosts were very friendly and helpful and even hosted a wine and cheese get together after we arrived. The accommodation is fully self-contained and is just a short walk from a very long and beautiful beach which, like most NZ beaches, was almost deserted. Our hosts... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

It is great to hear that our visitors enjoy our beautiful beach. We like to boogie board with them too! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We recently stayed in the beach cottage for 6 nights. A lovely welcome from Miria and Taroi on our arrival. Breakfast supplies were plentiful with lots of homemade items. They were so helpful and friendly. Enjoyed our chats. So near to a lovely beach. About 15 minutes from Whakatane for shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Miria's cake was delicious! My husband... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

It is fun when we have the opportunity to take our guests out fishing and much fun when we can enjoy a meal of fresh fish together!. More 

Moers, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Moanarua Beach Cottage ist not an accommodation like all the others. Our stay at this B&B became one of the most memorable experiences of our journey. This is because of the great hospitality of the owners who share everything with you, are very helpful and can tell many interesting stories. Although we stayed only one night, it felt like... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Great people great memories the pleasures of being host for so many interesting travellers. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Miria and Taroi are great hosts, made us feel at home from the word "go". We had some great conversations and the trip to Taneatua to see the new building erected by Tuhoe was something special. We had as much company or as much space as we wanted. Great walks along the beach and all the way to the harbour... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

It was a perfect pleasure to have these folk to stay at Moanarua Beach Cottage for a week which gave us the opportunity to have time to show them some of lour places of interest here. More 

Gold Coast Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Miria and Taori are very interesting and hospitable hosts. The cottage is lovely and in a great location, the weather was perfect, lots of lovely walks on the beach and the picturesque harbour was like a postcard. We enjoyed their home made jams, muesli, yoghurt etc for breakfast and in particular the night we arrived they shared their home made... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

What a wonderful couple to get to know. and to have the opportunity to also get to know some of our neighbours better through them! We all enjoyed our pipi together which Taroi and I had gathered and our visitors also liked the homemade jams mueslis etc. We hope they come again. More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Miria and Taori are wonderful hosts. They are interested in exchanging travel experiences and talking also cultural aspects. We enjoyed beach walks and swimming with Miria in the sea even the weather was partly very windy. The cottage is a good place to relax. To start with drinks and snacks is a very good idea and helps to feel very... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting these folk from Germany. They stayed a few days but it was rather windy so hope next time they come the weather will treat with some of the glorious sunshine we are now enjoying. More 

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