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Hydrangea Cottages

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Main Rd, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique cabin style accommodation with beautiful views out over the ocean. Kitchenette has all necessary equipment for self catering and the bed is comfortable, clean and allowed for a good night's sleep. Great location for visiting the famous rocks as well as some great hikes, walks, tramps (for the Kiwis). Friendly owners and reasonable wifi access. Not much in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A charming, old-fashioned group of cottages overlooking magnificent Tasman Sea. Very romantic. The proprietors told us about a secluded nearby beach that was marked by volcanic rocks and caves and which we never would have found ourselves.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small group of cottages set just back from the coast with lovely views over the sea and a real feeling of privacy. We stayed in The Miro Cottage (with its quirky outdoor bath and sink) and found it to be extremely comfortable and well-appointed. The indoor en suite provided a lovely shower and all facilities. We were a bit... More 

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Chicago, Ilinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location - view of Tasman Sea from room - large room/cottage - porch - 10 min walk to Pancake Rocks and Restaurant - friendly manager - horseback riding across the hwy - quiet and private - we stayed in the Mamaku Suite with large walk-in shower. Free Wifi

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 3 nights in the Rimu Cottage. We loved the style and decor. It had everything we needed - we self catered the whole trip, so a well stocked kitchen was a bonus. The retro crockery was brilliant. The bed was very comfy. We used the bath on the porch which was a great bonus. We loved sitting on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely surprise after a long drive. The cottages are set back of the main road with wonderful views of the ocean and 2/3 minutes from the Pancake Rocks. We had an upper floor apartment which had a large bedroom, a huge lounge dining room with a well equipped kitchenette. Patio doors led out onto a spacious balcony. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had originally booked one of the cottages from a web service, but it seems that availability for this and all other rooms were outdated and the hotel had no vacancy. I talked to Karen by phone and she suggested the Takutai house, also from the hotel. To our surprise (when arriving) this is a house in front of the... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe we missed the point here but we were not that comfortable at Hydrangea Cottages. We stayed one night in Miro which was enough for us. We were led to believe the best option in Punakaiki was to eat in but once we saw the room we decided to hunt out the external options. The room in our opinion was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights in the Rata upstairs apartment with lovely balcony where we saw two sunning sunsets. The cottages are beautifully designed with huge windows to enjoy the view of the sea and the subtropical bush, well equipped and very comfortable. We walked on the beach in the evening - well wrapped up against the pesky sandflies (the only snake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed in a cabin with a romantic sunset view, just a short walk from the pancake rock blowholes and restaurant. The office booked a horseback ride for us at the stable across the highway. Easy ride into the river valley, Neil will go the extra mile to meet your needs:) Returned in time for high tide at the blowholes.... More 

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