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Clive Colonial Cottages

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198 School Road, Clive 4001, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

10 out of 10 does not even come close to scoring the perfect experience we received here at "Clive Colonial Cottages" Fantastic hosts Sandra, Neil and family, extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. Cottages are nothing short of excellent. Perfect location to relax after a day out - very peaceful situated perfectly between Napier and Hastings. Thanks again -... More 

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Somerton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right from viewing the Cottages on the web this was a great experience. We were able to check availability, and book and pay our deposit on line, no emails back and forth. The directions were spot on, and the greeting from Sandra and her family, including the dog, was warm, friendly, helpful and informative. So we just knew that Fantail... More 

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Thank Linda S
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Wow, thanks so much Linda for such a fantastic review. It was such a delight to meet you guys and to hear how much you enjoyed staying at the cottage. Your words are just wonderful and much appreciated. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip :) More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous stay here. Sandra was so welcoming and friendly on our arrival and it was such a nice touch to have breakfast supplies provided. The cottage and gardens are beautiful and peaceful and in a great location too - easy drive into Napier and lots of nice wineries in the area. Would definitely recommend.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, its delightful when people enjoy their stay with up. So glad you enjoyed our location, we think we are in a perfect spot to explore the Bay by car or by bike. Thanks for recommending us. Kindest regards, Sandra More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place, more beautiful than the photos can tell. Cottages elegantly designed and furnished, surrounded by incredibly stylish garden. Owned by a warm, easy going family. Extra plus: you can hire bicycles there. We cycled to Art Deco town Napier.

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Thank 200maijat
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Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. New photos are soon to be published as the gardens have grown so much over the last couple of years :) which we hope will help show the beauty and restfulness of the cottages. Thanks again, Sandra More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This accommodation was one of our favourites in New Zealand. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean, with good cooking facilities. There are lots of activity options to keep you busy - we played giant chess outside, darts and snooker in their games room and watched a DVD from their great collection. They... More 

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Thank Georgie W
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Thanks Georgie, thanks for the great review and recommending us. So glad you enjoyed the facilities and was great to see you guys enjoying the chess, snooker etc! Thanks again, Sandra More 

Northland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The cottage was so much nicer than being in a motel room although it was a similar size. There was space and garden screening between the three cottages so that we had some privacy and the small front deck was lovely and sunny in the evening and just right for a relaxing glass of wine. The cottages are situated just... More 

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Thanks for taking the time to write a review, its so appreciated when guests do so. We agree with the verandas being a perfect spot for a glass of Hawkes Bay wine :) They really catch the sun dont they! Kindest regards, Sandra More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We stayed in the cottage known as "The Fantail" which is a lovely cottage equipped with a full kitchen except for an oven, a comfortable sleeping area and great porch. The cottage is located in a quiet courtyard with gorgeous landscaping. The only sounds to disturb are the birds warbling away and why not, this is a nice place to... More 

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Thank Joanna D
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Thanks Joanna for the lovely review, its really appreciated. We love how quiet the area is and to hear the birds, and often the waves, is very relaxing and definitely a place to chill out! It was delightful meeting you guys and we hope you enjoyed the rest of the time you had in NZ. Kindest regards, Sandra More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Clive Colonial Cottages. The facilities are excellent: kitchen, bathroom, beds etc.The location is fantastic for cycling, wineries and Havelock North, Hastings and Napier explorations.Our host had no problem providing bikes for us to use, breakfast for our first morning and generally very helpful. A couple of points - the bedrooms are quite small with... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great spot close to Napier and Hastings as well as havelock north so lots on the doorstep. The cottages are lovely and very welcoming. The gardens are beautifully tended and the facilities just great. To top it all, the hosts were delightful and we are really looking forward to our return trip planned in the summer. Highly recommend these cottages... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I had the pleasure of recently staying at Clive Colonial Cottages. The setting is just beautiful, tucked away from the noise of the street, The cottages are finely appointed and fully equipped. The welcome, warm and generous. The beds were fantastic. The kitchen was fully functional with every utensil you need. Nice touches were supplies for breakfast for the first... More 

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

Wow David, what wonderful words. Thanks so much for taking the time to let others know about your thoughts on the cottages. It was lovely to meet you and so glad you guys got the peace and quiet you were looking for. We are lucky that our location offers that while being only 10 minutes away from the local towns... More 

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