We cannot speak highly enough of our experience at Oceanfront with Raewyn and Joe who treated us more like friends or family than paying guests.
Their genuine interest in people shines through. They are also very interesting people if you get them to talk about themselves. Their local knowledge and tips are very helpful.
The house is fabulous and puts many boutique hotels to shame. Its view and position, a walk down the garden path to the beach, are outstanding. We loved walking back from dinner under the stars along the beach.
The beach itself is stunning with its backdrop of little islands and the headland, lovely clean sand too, great for jogging along first thing in the morning.
Raewyn's breakfasts are top-notch in terms of quality, quantity and variety - hence the jogging first thing in the morning! Pre-dinner drinks and canapes on the terrace in the excellent company of our hosts was a lovely touch.
The above and beyond parting gesture was when Joe washed the rear window of our exceedingly dirty hatchback, despite a water shortage!
We rate this first equal (with Fletcher Lodge, Dunedin) out of 17 different accommodations in the course of our trip to New Zealand. Don't miss it!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hahei Oceanfront is luxury hosted accommodation, located between two of the Coromandel Peninsula’s top natural attractions, the world-renowned Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Situated on the dune just above the beach, Hahei Oceanfront is the ultimate in luxury accommodation, with superb ocean views of the Pacific. Built in late 2004, the house is designed to comfortably accommodate your hosts Raewyn and Joe, and to offer boutique luxury accommodation to the world’s most discerning travelers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hahei Oceanfront Hotel Hahei