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Catlins Farmstay B&B

174 Progress Valley Rd, New Zealand
Catlins Farmstay B&B
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Last Februari we stayed with June and Murray at their Waterside house. The beauty of this part of New Zealand comes together in the view over the bay, from their home. So peacefull, quiet and beautiful. We had the whole house to ourselves and we really enjoyed the supercomfy bed, wonderful kitchen, perfect bathroom and living. Everything was perfectly clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We enjoyed our stay very much. We had a comfortable, large and clean room, we liked our friendly and helpful hosts and we enjoyed a very good breakfast. We wished we would have stayed longer! A good accommodation to explore the Catlins.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have just returned to UK after a superb holiday in NZ and as before the Catlins Farmstay a highlight! A great place to stay wonderful hosts and music for breakfast! Will try and return again as so much to see and do. Thank you June and Murray for a superb stay, The 4 of us thank you.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Our travel agent set us up at Catlins Farmstay. We had a delightful time meeting June, Murray and other members of their family our evening there. Our room was large, bright and airy and June was a wonderful host. We had dinner at Niagara Falls restaurant which was very nice and only a mile or so away. Then went to... More 

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Wimborne UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When you enter the grounds of this "farm" you are amazed by the beautiful garden followed by your very comfortable room. The hosts were very attentive band the breakfast was to die for (many more and it might have been the case). The peace was welcome and the hospitality very homely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Staying here was a lovely contrast to the chain hotel we'd just left. The location is wonderful, so peaceful & tranquil, our room cosy and comfy, but the real highlights are the owners, June & Murray. They couldn't have made us more welcome, and just sitting with them in their lounge, in front of a warm log fire, drinking tea,... More 

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catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review its nice to know that you enjoyed our place .we have lived here a long time now on this farm and just love having guests .its like bringing the world to our doorstep. Safe travels More 

Kingdom of Mercia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Lovely country farm location with a beautiful garden and very clean/comfortable rooms with their own en-suites.Very short dirt-road ride to Niagara (and NZ's very own Niagara Falls). June welcomed us with friendly chatter in addition to tea/coffee and jam scones on the garden table. Murray was a very attentive breakfast host - providing cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast and any cooked... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This three-bedroom home is close to Curio and Porpoise Bays, close to the Niagara Falls Cafe, and a good place from which to explore the Catlins. Comfortable rooms, well-appointed bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen. Buy groceries before you get there if you are planning to self cater.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

There are few rooms to be had in the far south area of New Zealand called The Catlins, and this is a great choice. Better than rooms at the farm are the three bedrooms, good for a family or couples traveling together, that are the proprietors' eventual retirement home. The house faces a lively lagoon with shore birds and is... More 

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catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thanks our holiday house is in agreat place relaxing to come home to after sightseeing all day and watching penguins etc On the farm the last few days guests have enjoyed sheep shearing And this next week is our local annual art exhibition in Waikawa with over 50 exhibits and two visiting guest artists plus a puppet group from. USA... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I feel slightly awful only given this B&B a very good rating. It is very good indeed but we have now stayed in three quite outstanding B&Bs in New Zealand and whilst good this one is not quite up there with the very best. We were made very welcome , had a nice large room with excellent shower room and... More 

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