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Catlins Farmstay B&B

174 Progress Valley Rd, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried to book in the Catlins farmstay but as they were full, we stayed in their Waikawa Waterside holiday house which is truly beautiful with views over the bay and it is even even closer to Porpoise Bay and Curio Bay for seeing the dolphins and seals. The house is modern and really luxurious with 3 bedrooms and a... More 

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June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words I do enjoy what I do and hope you both continue to enjoy nz and have safe travelling best regards June More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

June and Murray were very nice hosts in this special place in the middle of the Catlins. Clean, modern and very comfortable rooms in the setting of a beautiful and well kept garden situated next to the gravel road. We arrived a bit early but were welcomed with tea and pastry in the garden. Breakfast was very sumptuous and the... More 

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June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words we have indeed enjoyed the nice weather lately I hope it continued for the rest of your journey yesterday was a magic day I went boarding in the surf at Porpoise bay and the dolphins came around so lovely best regards June More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The BnB is perfect situated in the heart of the Catlins, and is therefore a perfect location to stay when traveling through this beautiful part of NZ. Nice, clean, spacious rooms, the hosts are very friendly. Penguin and dolphin spotting is close by!

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June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments it is indeed abeautiful part of nz and the weather lately is just lovely hope the rest if your travels went well and maybe we will see you again Happy new year to you both More 

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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

nice location in beautiful gardens. friendly and helpful owners nice breakfast. The farmstay is reasonably close to curio bay, so you can watch the yellow eyed penguins come in at dusk and not having to drive in the dark afterwards!

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June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Hello I'm so pleased that you had Nice stay even though your agent booked the smallest room in the house I do hope you mentioned it to them ! The veiw of the garden is beautiful from all rooms .hope you also enjoyed the rest of New Zealand and we welcome you back next time in the large rooms !!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We arrived at 24 December 2014 just before teatime. We were invited to have tea with homemade pie in the garden. June and Murray are wonderful hosts. Our breakfast in the morning, Christmas day, was overwhelming. And June just replied "o it is not much more than a regular breakfast". Next time we will definitely stay a bit longer to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

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 30, 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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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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