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Hydrangea Cottages

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Main Rd, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Nikau suite for a night during our pit stop at Punakaki. This is a very beautiful cottage with views of the rough Tasman sea. The sunset view was stunning! The cottage was very modern and clean. The bedrooms were nice and cozy. Complimentary fresh eggs were also provided by the host. The highlight of the trip... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Punakaiki is a untouched place with minimum civilisation around. Hydrangea Cottages is a peaceful place to stay. From the cottage, you can walk to Pancake Rocks. The cottage is large, meeting all needs for the family travelling, and there is a nice view from the room. However, it is difficult to purchase the food for dinner. But the owner provided... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Friendly staff were nice and welcoming. Great location. Apartment in great condition. Clean and modern. Nice location nestled in the rain forest. Punakaiki is a great spot, lots of outdoor walks, beaches, caves.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in Nikau Suite for a couple of nights with my Mum at the start of this week. Staff were warm and welcoming. Nikau has been very nicely decorated with beautiful touches like original art work, great lighting and a wonderful mix of quirky retro and contemporary furniture pieces. The view out over a stormy Tasman sea is stunning.... More 

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Gina for your feedback, great you enjoyed the cottage, re the shower head we will look at that and replace or repair. Re the price if you had booked through our website and not booking.com we would have offered you a 10% discount on your 2 night stay. Thanks again for taking the time to respond as this helps... More 

Leongatha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our little cottage had an amazing view out over the beach and we relaxed to the sound of waves breaking on the shore. The cottage decor is perfect for the setting giving a casual but sophisticated feeling, and the outdoor tub under the stars is great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Punakaiki is a beautiful location and the Pancake Rocks are well worth seeing, especially at high tide when the blowholes can be very dramatic. We did not get off to a great start in the Rimu Cottage when we had to kill a cockroach running across the kitchen counter as we walked into the room for the first time, but... More 

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Julian, thank you for your review. Your feedback is extremely important to us as it allows us to improve with each and every stay. We are sorry that you found the bed uncomfortable as it was replaced less than 18 months ago, however we will look into this and inform guests via our website that the Rimu has a... More 

Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed in the beautiful Miro cottage for the night, enjoyed watching the sunset from the deck, having the pancake rocks within walks distance and after a lovely dinner at the tavern had a nice soak in the hot tub on the deck. Miro is beautiful, the wood & layout of the room is perfect! Staff was polite and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We got in late and left early so I didn't have a chance to take it all in, but it was comfortable and clean w/amenities. Individual cottages. Nice location on th west coast near Pancake Rock. Clean, friendly owner, comfortable , well equipped.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely place to stay.We enjoyed very minute.Beautiful views,sounds of birds.Everywhere we walked was paradise,a photograghers dream especially down the Truman track which is walking distance.Clean,nice decor,enjoyed our stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed in the cottages for one night and it was absolutely amazing! We stayed in the Rimu cottage it was a beautiful little cottage with an outside tub and deck over looking the beach. The cottage was very clean & tidy and the bed was so comfortable. Plenty to do around the area including beautiful beach walks & trails... More 

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