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“Why would you stay anywhere else!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Shy Cottage & Piquillo
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39 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Greytown B&B and Inns
Matamata, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Why would you stay anywhere else!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We have just returned for a fabulous 3 night stay at Shy Cottage - We had read the lovely reviews on Trip Advisor and thought we would put trust in these comments for my birthday treat. We were not disappointed in any way. All the extra little touches were very much appreciated - the most comfortable bed ever. Deirdre was a wonderful lady who goes the extra mile as well as being so friendly and welcoming. The garden is inspiring and it was great to in a quiet spot but close enough to walk to town. Thanks Deidre - you were a joy to meet and your cottage amazing.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We will never forget our time at Shy Cottage. We can only agree with the other reviews here but have to add that the cottage is surrounded by beautiful grounds, has a barbecue shack, and the most attentive hosts you will ever find. We'll be back! Anne & Ron.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Shy Cottage is a good size and in an excellent location. It's comfortable, homely and has incredibly soft towels! Set back from the main road it's peaceful and relaxing.

The food was great. A bowl of fruit and jar of cookies were refilled throughout our stay. Fresh breads and pastries were delivered daily. All the ingredients for breakfast were provided: a platter of local sausages, bacon, eggs, chopped mushrooms and tomatoes; three cereals, stewed fruit, fresh yoghurt, local jams/marmalades; a choice of butter or margarine; apple juice and milk. We couldn't eat everything in one meal; there was always enough left to do a lunch, snack or dessert.

Our hosts' generosity seemed limitless. Nothing was too much trouble: late checkout, extra supplies, free return travel to the train station. We're not coffee or tea drinkers: if we'd mentioned this before or during our stay I've no doubt that alternative provisions would have been supplied for us. Great place. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Lovely little B & B off the main street in Greytown. Very comfortable bed everything clean neat and tidy. Breakfast was a great start to the day. Would stay again - no hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Great place to stay - very cosy and comfortable. Amazing breakfast, lovely flowers from the garden in vases, only wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

Looking for a place to stay after a long drive and stumbled across the shy cottage. We stayed in the two person unit and found it to be excellent for the price charged. The unit had lots of room with everything we needed. The hosts were very friendly and let us use their laundry which is not normally part of the deal and were generally very nice and helpful throughout our stay.

The breakfast is brought deleveried from the french bakery near the accomadation and really hit the spot. The location is a 2 minute walk to the main shops in town. For the price charged we felt this was excellent accomadation.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Additional Information about Shy Cottage & Piquillo

Address: 39 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Greytown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Greytown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shy Cottage,a charming self contained holiday cottage in the back of our private garden. The bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed has an en-suite attached with shower and old fashioned claw bath. There is also a lounge and dining area and fully equipped kitchen, a private court yard and barbecue shed. Piquillo is our apartment style accommodation very comfortably furnished and lots of personal touches, which will make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 

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