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Hydrangea Cottages

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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Sao Paulo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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booked one of the cottages from a web service, but it seems that availability for this and all other rooms were outdated and the hotel had no vacancy.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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89 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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35 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These cottages are set back from the main road and overlook the sea. They are simple but lovely and have everything you need. There are places to eat very close by but we were so happy to have a functional kitchen on a long road trip that we brought in our own food. Pancake Rocks across the street are amazing.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eight of us rented three of the Hydrangea Cottages for a night and wished we could have stayed longer. Each cottage has its own special charm and a view to the pounding surf of the Tasman Sea. Cozy and very comfortable, cheerful and sophisticated. Plenty of amenities; nice towels, excellent bed linens. Horse back riding along the beach, over the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in the brand new Beach House opposite the road from the other cottages - really nice house with modern architecture and very nice interior design. All rooms were awesome as well as the thundering sea which can be heard in all the house and seen from the living room with the kitchen. Our oldest... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorites during a two-and-a-half-week trip to NZ South Island. You will pay a little more than your average motel but we felt it was worth every cent. Private location with stunning view of this rugged and beautiful part of coast. The cottages are very roomy and have loads of character ... everything you could want in cupboards.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We spent two nights in the Nikau suite and enjoyed the lovely view towards the beach and the sunsets. The suite had everything we needed, and Karen was extremely helpful before and during our stay. The rooms were very clean, the beds were comfortable and the bathroom was spacious and easy to warm up, if necessary. The various cottages are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had an amazing stay at the Hydrangea Cottages. It was so relaxing and recharged us after a long day of driving. The cottages are really cute, have TV/DVD (they have a good selection of DVDs you can grab when you check-in), wifi and a great view of the ocean! After three weeks in NZ, this was my favorite place... 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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