We only spent one night at this B&B but thoroughly enjoyed it. We arrived mid-afternoon and were met by our very welcoming hosts, who laid on coffee, tea, and freshly baked cakes!
Before showing us to our room (very clean and well maintained), John and Lee provided us with tips for dinner, daytime activities, and gave us some background to the area - useful as we're new to NZ.
Breakfast the next morning was great and we were definitely made to feel at home. Our hosts sat and had coffee with us and chatted, even though we were supposed to have checked out already. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we weren't able to make the most of the beautiful gardens and surroundings but we would definitely go back a second time.
Definitely recommend a stop here, if you like beautiful scenary, a relaxing stay and want to get away from it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flaxhaven Lodge is uniquely situated alongside picturesque Flaxmill Bay, near Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve and Hot Water Beach, yet central to countryside and town. 4 white safe sandy beaches and a great restaurant are within a few minutes walk. At Flaxhaven Lodge there is a glimpse of the sea, but essentially this is a garden setting, spacious quiet and peaceful yet with bars/restaurants a short walk, drive or quaint ferry ride away. ... more less