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Hydrangea Cottages

Main Rd, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed at Hydrangea Cottages for one night in the Rata Cottage. The green surrounding, view and comfort of the place are amazing. The staff was very helpful and dinner at the Beach Hut across the road according to their recommendation was excellent. Hydrangea Cottages is located very near the Pancake Rocks, which made for an excellent evening walk. Overall... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night and wished we'd booked to stay longer!!! What a lovely surprise this accommodation is. Nikau was the name of our cottage and it was delightful. Looking straight out over the beach. Everything we needed was catered for. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating. Come prepared with food though as there is not much available.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcombe when we arrived. Lovely cottage, with all you'll need, nice furnishings and a comfortable feel. Perhaps now getting a little dated, but nevertheless kept clean. Fantastic deck with a splendid view across the ocean.

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed two nights in the Rata Suite in early October and loved it! Clean, quiet, and instead of a typically soulless hotel, the cottages are fantastic with thoughtful and tasteful furnishings. You won't regret staying at Punakaiki! It is stunningly beautiful and we easily filled in our time with hikes in the National Park and watching the blowholes perform... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed here only for a night. On booking and communicating over mail, he informed us about important things like eat in Grey mouth and fill petrol up as there is limited option to eat in Punakaiki and nowhere to fill petrol. We were driving from Christchurch and got pretty late. We arrived at 8:00 pm and the owner was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

More Kiwis should travel in their own country in winter! The West Coast has so much to offer and we had fantastic weather in August with few people around and good rates. Lovely walks and outdoor adventures in this area - the caving experience at Charleston is highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My family and I just returned from a three week visit to New Zealand and Australia. Our time at the Hydrangea Cottages was one of the best nights of our trip. The cottage was so comfortable and the views were amazing. Our deck was perfect for watching the sunset and early morning sunrise. So peaceful and relaxing that you could... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I stayed in Rimu cottage for 2 nights and we loved it. The cottage was lovely as soon as you walked in you could feel yourself relaxing. The cottage was clean and had everything you could need. THe owners were friendly, knowlegeable and very helpful. We will be back!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I were only able to stay here for one night, but this was the one area that we wished we had been able to stay longer. We stayed in the Miro cottage and it was perfect!!! The internet worked fine and our view was incredible. The manager was very nice to watch our belongings for the day... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I planned an extended weekend away and choose Hydrangea Cottages at Punakaiki with a pin in a map type attitude. We certainly won on that experience, Laura (the owners were away) welcomed us and made us feel perfectly at home. The unit we stayed in was very clean and extremely comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend... More 

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Address: Main Rd, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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Hydrangea Cottages Hotel Punakaiki

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