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Cotter House Luxury Retreat

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   2 St Vincent Avenue | Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at Cotter House the last couple of days of our trip in New Zealand. Gloria made us feel most welcome and provided for our every comfort. We enjoyed the sauna and evening bath. Gloria had fantastic dinner recommendations and is a fantastic cook herself. The breakfasts were amazing and very good. We enjoyed the treats during our afternoon... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

When faced with organising a party at very short notice, by a miracle I found Cotter House. Gloria organised a wonderful celebration and the stay was memorable in many ways too. Although we had planned an outdoor beginning to the party, the weather let us down, so Gloria took this in her stride, making plenty of room indoors for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at Cotter House for three days while visiting Auckland on last leg of NZ visit. An oasis in the heart of the city. Bedroom and bathroom oozed charm, house an amazing collection of antiques and the modern. Overall a delightful stay and can't wait to go back. Thank you Gloria!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Charming and the host a wonderful lady. Thank you for the beautiful weekend!!!! We have obviously recommended this magic gem to our family from all over the world to come and experience not only the charm, but deco, antique furnitures & the cuisine which is superb!!! Can only say well done for all your hard work

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

A beautiful and very comfortable house, lovely antiques and art. Great food and wonderful hospitality. Gloria is a perfect hostess and looked after us beautifully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

can not tell you all how great gloria, the owner of Cotter house is, her knowledge and kindness made my trip to new zealand! Her hotel is a classic, the service was outstanding. the food was great. ok, so you're not right downtown, but i would give up the noise and coldness of a downtown hotel for the personal service,... More

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It was a pleasure to assist with your travel and holiday activity plans . As an entry point to New Zealand, I am delighted with this great first impression about New Zealand. More

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Address: 2 St Vincent Avenue | Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cotter House Luxury Retreat 5*
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Cotter House, a 5-star Historic Regency 1847 Mansion offering 4 exquisite hi-tech rooms, is a Private Retreat and Art Hotel, with a 1100 sq ft ballroom ideal for honeymoons and weddings, business meetings, conferences and intimate corporate entertaining. In a rare and beautifully secluded heritage setting, guests are offered all modern conveniences: free Wi-Fi, dedicated laptops, Satellite Sky TV, iPod/iPod docks,iPad on request. Guests have direct dial phones while in residence, guest office, and access to in-room Spa treatments, Gym, private pool and Sauna/steam room. Enjoy privacy, charm, ambiance and exquisite food. ... more   less 
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