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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 March 21, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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 March 5, 2015

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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