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Big Tom's Cottages

116 Matangi Road | Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't stay at Tom's Cottages. I phoned up regarding staying two nights, my wedding and the night after (a Saturday and Sunday). I emailed Van regarding making a booking and got a reply saying he 'must insist' that I book the Friday night as well, and if I didn't want this, to call him. So today I did just... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Was in NZ for a mate's wedding and stayed at Big Tom's Cottage for 2 nights. Such a great cottage in an absolutely beautiful location. We had a really wonderful stay, the owners drop breakfast stuff on your doorstep in the morning, so peaceful and tranquil ... however it could have been a disaster... I booked using Agoda, which included... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Would we stay here again, unfortunately no. The cabin has had some "royal" publicity in the past and whilst we enjoy rustic style boarding we do expect a reasonable level of cleanliness and not having to clean glasses and crockery. Slightly grubby furnishings, were unfortunately the order of the day. Van is very helpful, however as previous reviewers have commented... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was to be the highlight of our Hawkes Bay trip with my sister from the UK showing her some of NZ's quaintness. The cottage is in a lovely location but we found the kitchen bench and dining table plus some of the glassware needed cleaning before we could use them. The gardens surrounding the cottage were full of weeds... More 

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Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was the second time we have stayed at Tom's Cottages, and again it did not disappoint. We have stayed in both Big Tom's and Little Tom's and both are lovely, however for a couple, Little Tom's is so cozy and romantic. The view from the porch is just amazing, and being able to lie in the comfy bed and... More 

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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The highlight of the trip was our three nights at Big Tom’s Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this beautiful spot – from the fresh flower arrangements, to the ample breakfast ingredients, to the comfortable beds and the beautiful views from the patio, the front door and out every window. Our one regret was that we visited in the summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

When we arrived at Tom's Cottages, the wind was howling and the rain was coming down in sheets. But as soon as we walked into our warm, cozy Little Tom's Cottage we were as happy as we could be. The view from the back porch has become one of our favorite NZ memories: Te Mata peak, brilliant green grass, not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed in Little Tom's Cottage which was in a wonderfully secluded spot, away from the main house and other cottage and had its own drive. The location is very convenient for all the wineries and exploring the area. We were welcomed with freshly baked bread and the kitchen was stocked full of goodies for breakfast and all the basics... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. Van was as helpful as he could be . The bed was very comfortable BUT there is a dirty big Cabbage tree that severely spoils the unbelievable view of Te Mata peak.I suggest this be transplanted this coming winter nothing a few musclebound tradies couldn't do. The shower was sub standard due to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for three nights in the smaller of Tom's cottage and would only say that it is average. The bed was rather uncomfortable, perhaps it requires updating. The view of Te Mata peak is stunning but there is an electricity pole right in the middle of the view. The outdoor bath tub was not working and I think this... More 

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