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Cliff Edge by the Sea

Certificate of Excellence
Richardson Road West | [ off English Bay Rd ], Opua, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Opua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned home after 6 weeks in New Zealand. Cliff Edge is by far the best D,B&B Boutique Lodge that we stayed in, with superb furnishings & fabulous views. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights there at the end of January. Peter Meier is a great chef and the 3 different wines he served for each course were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facility was run down. Dirty and flies. Dirty carpet. The place needs a rehab! Very dirty kitchen. Food debris and dog hair all over. No screens and the front door is left opened all day leaving every insect you can imagine into the facility and your luggage. Very poor parking and access to the property.

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Norm M I am intrigued, for a number of reasons. Firstly as I have checked over the past 2 month and have found no one with these initials followed by a surname that starts with M.,or it could be that it was written by a competitor Be it as it may - your review shows the pitfalls / shortcomings... More 

San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 stayed at Peter's place for three nights in late December 2014. I have read the few negative comments and wanted to share my thoughts with others considering a stay at Cliff Edge. In short, we loved his place, as did my 3 teenagers. The complaining guests had very different experiences than us, apparently. We felt like... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had the good fortune to stay in this stunning accommodation for 3 nights and only wish it could have been longer. Both the views and the food had to be seen to be believed. Peter could not have been kinder to us and did far more than was expected to make sure we were happy and had everything we... More 

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Toronto
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Dramatically perched on a cliff, as per the name. Upper level is the beautifully decorated common area and dining room, with panoramic views of the water. The magnificent wooden topped side tables are made by Peter from reclaimed prehistoric Kauri wood that had been submerged under water. Bedrooms are a good size with spacious bathrooms, with towel heaters. He has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A big thank you to Peter for sharing his home with us and making our stay in Opua quite special. We stayed for 6 nights and during that time Peter worked very hard to please us. I read the review below by Ann G and definitely cannot agree with her opinion of Peter as we found him to be always... More 

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New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Property described & branded as lodge w/spacious suite & private balcony. Upon arrival we were shocked to find this was nothing more than a B&B, no suite but a bedroom w/bathroom and the “so called private balcony” wasn’t private when you can’t even sit outside because the man in the next room is sitting on his balcony in his robe... More 

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Mrs G thank you for your review, I must say I am very surprised Please let me give my side of the story starting with your parting comments when you left Cliff Edge along the lines " Peter your place is amazing, the views are just great and the whole experience perhaps the highlight of the trip!....... And then... More 

Cork
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17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stayed recently with my wife. The views from the room are amazing and the food was second to none, cooked by the owner Peter who appeared to spend most of the day in the kitchen. He has created a very relaxed and luxurious environment in this spectacular area and I would return without hesitation!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The resort has more than things I would have imagined. The suite room has an amazing private balconies with 180degree view of the bay of island, the room is excellent and both breakfasts & dinners were to die for. Thanks for the hospitality, Peter Meier. I even get to see the famous Oz chef to prepare our meals. We will... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We were blessed to stay at Cliff Edge for two nights with the place to ourselves! The setting and view are spectacular but our host, Peter and his mate, Charley ( a King Charles spaniel) were the highlight. Peter offered to prepare dinner for us both nights - what a bonus for us! Be sure to have dinner there! The... More 

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