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“Fantastic Family Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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4.5 of 5 Cottage   |   14 St Andrews Road, Havelock North, New Zealand   |  
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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“Fantastic Family Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at the cottage. The kids loved the playground and the animals, we will have to return in summer to enjoy the pool. The cottage was spacious, very clean and tidy. Our hosts were very friendly, relaxed and accommodating.

Room Tip: Cottage 2 is beside the playground and pool.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Going to bed with alpacas, sheep, ponies and a donkey right next to you is a nice feeling and the animals are friendly enough for a pat as well which takes away the stress of traveling. We got lost mainly because the road sign is non existent but that was our only gripe. The hosts are nice, the studio room quite large and fully functional if you want to cook for yourselves ( you have your own BBQ outside the door as well), the bed is comfy and the bathroom spotless with a beautiful shower. Everything is clean and they have a rule of no shoes inside which suits us as its our rule at home too. Proximity to restaurants etc in Havelock North is close, and this would be a great place for kids to come to as theres a pool plus a playground as well. For something a bit different would highly recommend it. But please, please, can we have Sky Sport on the otherwise fairly extensive Channel availabilities? Like most kiwis I love my sport, as does my wife. That would seem to me to be a vital decision to make when planning an accommodation business in the heart of NZ.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After winning Cottages on St Andrews name the Donkey competition it was great to finally meet Costa! This really is a great place to stay & relax, Di & John are great hoists and make you feel at home. The place has changed a bit since our last visit, the new cottages & swimming pool area are great! Thanks for your hospitality.

Room Tip: Would love to try the new cottages that look straight into the paddocks.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME. Start to finish the cottages delivered everything we needed this weekend. Sunny, safe, warm, pretty homes on a great setting for kids (who loved the alpacas, pool and playground best of all). The proximity to havelock and the easy bike c trails, fab shopping and restaurants. It simply could not have been better. Oh did I mention the hosts? So kind and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cottages0nStAndrews, Owner at Cottages on St. Andrews, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thanks for your lovely review Sinead and we're so pleased you enjoyed your Easter Weekend with us. We look forward to hosting you and your family again. Warmest regards
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We arrived pretty late on Friday evening. Flying into Napier, hiring a car and driving to Havelock North in the dark. Thank you Tomtom... Diane was there to geet us, and make sure we were comfortable and warm. After a wonderful sleep ina beatiful bed with cotton sheets, we awoke to find sheep, alpacas, a Shetland pony and a donkey, all quietly grazing on the new green grass right out front. We found breakfast cereals, milk, orange juice, coffee/tea, bread and butter, yoghurt etc all there on shelves and in the fridge. Brand new condition cooking equipment, all super clean and easy to operate. The bathroom is just amazing, heated towel rail, lights with extractor fans and heat globes all working well. The shower and floor providing a non slip surface, no matter how much water was spilled, and we got pretty wet. The lounge room, complete with wall fixed TV, viewable from the main bedroom, and stereo system were first rate. The Swiss blinds complemented the decor, and were easy to operate. We stayed 4 nights, and could have easily stayed for 2 weeks, just drinking in the perfect position, and serenity. We can confidently recommend this establishment to all. There is a pool, and play gym for kids too, and of course the benefits of animals for their enjoyment. We shall return.

Room Tip: Cottage 4 position was perfect
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cottages0nStAndrews, Owner at Cottages on St. Andrews, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Wow, thanks for the extensive review Vicky!!! I'm so happy we were able to give you a free upgrade to the new Cottage due to your 4 night stay. We so look forward to hosting you both again when you cross the Tasman to come back and visit your family in the Bay. Thanks again.
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Comfortable, clean accommodation, great location, friendly and efficient owner and fun collection of animals all contributed to a happily memorable stay, despite constant rain. Even during a lightning-caused power cut, Di was at hand offering light, water and food and anything else we wanted! Must be the perfect place for young families on a summer's day with the pool and play area. Just as perfect for anyone wanting a quiet place yet within walking distance to local amenities. We highly recommend these cottages!

Room Tip: cottages 4 and 5 look directly on to the meadow with the alpacas in
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cottages0nStAndrews, Owner at Cottages on St. Andrews, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thanks for your kind review Jenny. After the constant rain and power outage, you would not believe the fantastic weather we have experienced since your stay. We had the most amazing Easter & Anzac weekend and the pool is still being used everyday by families staying here for the school holidays. Hopefully you can experience fun in the sun during your next visit to the Bay!!
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Martinborough, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Always a warm, hospitable, enthusiastic welcome and such a pleasure to stay here. Even with our 2 dogs! It's quiet and relaxing and very well set-up as self sufficient accommodation with options for breakfast service.

Room Tip: Self-explanatory and clear on the website...book what you need
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cottages0nStAndrews, Owner at Cottages on St. Andrews, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thanks for your review Rosie. You and your gorgeous dogs are welcome here anytime as your dogs are so well behaved and you left the cottage in a perfect condition!! We look forward to hosting you next time you're back in the Bay.
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Address: 14 St Andrews Road, Havelock North, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Havelock North
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Havelock North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cottages on St. Andrews 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Better than a motel, just 1km from the Havelock North Village yet set in 5 acres with petting farm animals adorning the paddocks and is surrounded by orchards.Sit back and relax on the deck of your contemporary, stylish cottage with it's own private garden, BBQ area and outdoor furniture.Each cottage is completely self contained. The 15m pool is heated to 28 degrees. ... more   less 
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