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Cotter House Luxury Retreat

2 St Vincent Avenue | Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there recently celebrating with friends fo an English Devonshire Afternoon High Tea, much debarcle prior to getting there. I booked it months beforehand but my booking had not even been scheduled so when I went to re-confirm booking she said it had been released as I had not responded, odd!? There is descripences between the website and information... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

OK. Cotter House is a pleasant enough guest house. If you like chichi. Because chichi is everywhere. From the dated plumbing, to the sprauncy and outdated accommodations. From the silly faux grand cutlery, to the photo perfect, but nasty tasting plastic breakfast-itself with a spurious and rather fanciful claim to being homemade. Only two rooms have ensuite, the one we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Gloria's remarkable house for 5days recently. She is quite a lady and was very kind to us as my wife was unwell during our stay. She was a very attentive hostess and went out of her way to attend to our every need. Her breakfast is presented on silver service and you must try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

All I can say is it was absolute and utter perfection. The house is amazing and guests loved the venue. Holding the ceremony and reception in the ballroom and then the guests being able to retire to the drawing for coffee and cognac was perfect. The food was exceptional as were the staff. Our guests felt completely looked after. Vlad... More 

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Thank Tony D
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We first visited Cotter House around a year ago as a potential wedding venue and made our minds up almost instantly. Gloria came across less as someone who wanted our business, and more as someone who was genuinely excited about hosting the perfect day for us, and so it proved! Come the big day, everything was flawless. The accommodation was... More 

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Thank MikeG79_AKL
Benneydale, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Town House living in the residential boutique shopping quartier The first stay at Cotter House was in January 2010; Polyglot hostess Gloria Poupard-Walbridge who has lived in several continents, speaks four or five languages on a daily basis and is a passionate artist in her own right offered the stage of the ballroom of Cotter House as the setting for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We spent 3 nights here and I can only say the host Gloria excels as the hostess to the levels of a 1st Cru Bordeaux such a Lafite. Fabulous stay, sampling her pastries and afternoon tea in all honesty you cant better Cotter House. A repeat stay is most definately on the cards in the next few years. Fabulous building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We arrived unexpectedly early at Cotter House at 8 am after a 26 hr flight. Not a problem for Gloria as she showed us to a guest bathroom to freshen up then provided beautiful fresh fruits and tea/coffee/juice in the wonderful ballroom. Every room at Cotter House is beautifully and individually decorated with an eclectic array of art and fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our 1st experience of B & B in New Zealand, what an experience! Beautiful house, amazing interior and our hostess, Gloria, what can we say. Welcomed with afternoon tea and regaled with tales of NZ history, retired to a fantastic bedroom with beautiful furniture and lovely linens. Enjoyed a glass of wine with Gloria before exploring our dinner options. Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a long over due review...I can't count how many times I have returned to the Cotter House to enjoy special occasion or holiday, Christmas, Valentines, Birthday, events... Not many properties could look more amazing than it looks on the web pictures, but Cotter house looks much better than its pictures. The house is a piece of art, with... More 

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