pam and rob are extremely friendly and helpful hosts and we enjoyed our stay with them. the location is fantastic for exploring the coromandel. the beds were comfy and the sunflower cottage was very clean and tidy. pam gave us some delicious homemade muffins on arrival. the breakfast they serve is yummy and i particularly liked the homemade museli and stewed fruit. it was very handy to be supplied with things like beach towels, spades for hotwater beach and snorkel gear. unfortunately we ran out of time to use the kayaks/bikes. we went on the local walk with rob which we enjoyed and found interesting.
the only disappintments were that there wasn't much of a view from sunflower cottage and that the kitchen area had no sink which was a bit of a hassle(the website had warned it wasn't a full kitchen and we knew it had no oven/stovetop, it just hadn't occured to us that there would be no sink). having travelled a lot i also felt this accomodation was a bit overpriced for what it was.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2012, 2011. Hot water beach, Cathedral Cove - 10 min drive. Whitianga Foot Ferry - 3min walk. *FREE -Guided Walk *Tariff includes WiFi, kayak, bikes, spades, on-site parking and more. Peaceful water's edge; beautiful views of harbour & mountain ranges, safe swimming beaches, numerous bush walks. Restaurants close by. Spacious, facilities / private courtyards. Specialty breakfast includes bottled, dried, fresh fruits grown here, made into jams, chutneys, toasted museli & other home baked delights. ... more less