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Clive Colonial Cottages

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198 School Road, Clive 4001, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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29 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Colonial Cottages in Clive. What a treat!! The accommodation is perfect for a stay in the Hawkes Bay as it is close to both Napier and Hastings , with easy access to the bike trails , which was what we wanted. We had the two bedroom cottage and while the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Lovely spot in between Napier and the vineyards outside Havelock North and only a short walk to the beach. Stayed in the Bellbird 2 bedroom suite. Beds very comfortable and lounge/kitchen area perfect for a short stay. The cottages are located in the middle of a beautifully landscaped garden with chairs outside to enjoy the weather. Owner very friendly and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I must admit, when we turned off the main road into the driveway I thought the place somewhat remote! We'd splashed out on a couple of expensive evening meals in Taupo, but we were looking for a bit of luxury in the accomodation department... And we found it! Two guys travelling together both had a great double bedroom & the... More 

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Aotearoa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed as a group of four in the two bedroom cottage. Positives Very clean Nice breakfast Friendly Hosts Nice grounds and Games room Great location for Cape Kidnappers Golf Negatives The rooms are a little small for four adults, had to store some of our stuff in the car as nowhere to put it without tripping over it. Beach... More 

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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location ideal for golf at Cape Kidnappers. My apologies with having to store some gear in your car, there is actually a sneaky alcove under the beds that is handy for those extra items. I thought I had put this in our welcome books... More 

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

We spent 2 nights in Tui Cottage and loved it! From the moment we walked through to the beautiful garden into the cottage we felt at home! The cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped, and to have fresh eggs for breakfast provided by the resident chickens was just lovely! We also managed to go on the Gannet Safari which was... More 

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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is really appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you, so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the eggs ! We hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your NZ trip. It would be delightful to welcome you both back in the future should... More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed here last year just before and after new year's eve. Travelling around New Zealand for 7 weeks, this is one of our best stays on our trip. A great and modern 1 bedroom cottage with everything we needed, a breakfast to start with, a quiet and peaceful terrace and a fabulous garden. And above all: more than great... More 

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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for your kind words. It was so lovely to meet you and we are so glad your stay with us in the Hawkes Bay left such a lasting memory. We are rather happy that we were one of your best stays! How wonderful! Kindest regards , Sandra More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in the 2 bedroom cottage. It was perfect for us and our 10 year old son. Comfortable beds, a lovely setting and a lovely first breakfast and much more are provided by the fabulous hosts. We barbequed one night while my son and husband played chess on the giant outdoor set. Clive is a pretty... More 

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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

What a great review, thanks so much for taking the time to write it, we really appreciate it. It was so nice to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It would be delightful to welcome you back to the cottages on another stay. Kindest regards, Sandra More 

Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Just spent a weekend in the area which was far too short considering all the wonderful sightseeing and food/wine tasting on the doorstep. Clive Colonial cottages provide immaculate and peaceful accomodation .The spacious and well equipped cottages facilitate both couples and families alike .The beds are unbelievably comfortable and the ensuite bathrooms luxurious. The stunning and fragrant gardens surrounding the... More 

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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for your wonderful review, and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Glad to hear the beds are really comfy and yes the smell of the jasmine was amazing at the time you visited. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ and we look forward to welcoming you back one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Initially we though place was actually a little over our Budget but we still decided to give it a try. We were certainly not disappointed. There are 3 cottages available placed around a extremely well-kept and peaceful garden with a stylish fountain in the middle. The cottages themselves are big enough for 2 people and are decorated with great taste.... More 

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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks so much for your great review, it is really appreciated. We are very happy that the cottages and your visit to the Hawkes Bay became one of your highlights of your NZ trip. Kindest regards, Sandra More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The well designed cottages (colonial style but with modern comforts) have everything you could need and overlook a beautiful, scented formal garden. As city apartment dwellers we loved being able to sit on the verandah and enjoy the fountain, roses, jasmine and birdsong; when it rained, we were able to sit and enjoy that too. The breakfast provisions were generous,... More 

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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Wow, what a wonderful comprehensive review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed the gardens and birdsong! Our location is ideal for visiting local attractions, quiet with being semi rural, but only 10 minutes from Napier/Hastings. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest regards, Sandra More 

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