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“CHARMING COTTAGES--5 STAR QUALITY” 5 of 5 stars
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Clive Colonial Cottages
198 School Road, Clive 4001, New Zealand   |  
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havelock ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“CHARMING COTTAGES--5 STAR QUALITY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

A great place to stay when visiting Napier. We stayed for two nights in Fantail Cottage and would love to have stayed longer. Our host, Sandra, did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. The cottages are bright, well decorated, new and private. Good kitchenette facilities and outdoor barbecue available for guests. Wi-fi access. Large selection of DVD’s are available in the entertainment room. Thanks for a great stay Sandra. We would highly recommend to others.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Many thanks for your kind words and wonderful review. It is great to know that cottages offer all that our guests need and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest regards, Sandra
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We had a wonderful Easter weekend at Clive Colonial Cottages. Despite the rather disappointing weather it was a great place to be "holed up" in during rainy weather. The cottages are very clean, modern and comfortable and have all the facilities you need. Sandra and Neil are very attentive hosts without being intrusive, and were always available for any queries that we had or help that we needed. A contintental breakfast is included on the first morning and included fresh eggs from the free range hens.The cottages are ideally situated to explore Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and Te Mata as well as Cape Kidnappers, and are also very close to the cycle tracks that are well worth doing - we can highly recommend the Tukituki river cycling trail.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
So glad that the weather didnt disrupt too much and that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for your kind review, it is most appreciated. Kindest regards, Sandra
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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Fantail cottage was clean, well presented and in a quiet, relaxing setting. Hosts Sandra & Neil were very friendly and helpful. Had a great stay and would definitely recommend Clive Cottages.

  • Stayed April 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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, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Your review is really appreciated, many thanks for taking the time to submit it and so glad that your enjoyed your stay. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We had a lovely stay in Clive but unfortunately the weather was terrible so we were unable to make the most of the very pretty grounds surrounding Colonial Cottages.However the billiards and darts helped! Excellent location equidistant to Napier and Havelock North, and plenty of nearby wineries to visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Many thanks for your review, it is really appreciated. Kindest regards, Sandra
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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

This was our last stop in NZ, and by far the most pleasant place we stayed. Neil and Sandra were the perfect hosts, and a pleasure to get to know over our 5-day stay. The cottages are well situated for easy access to all that Hawke's Bay offers.

Richard & Doris, Canada

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Richard & Doris, it was a delight to meet you and so glad that the cottages were your trip highlight! Many thanks for the fantastic review and comments, it is really appreciated. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We received this referral from a colleague who had stayed there the previous month. The owners were very good and helpful, making us dinner reservations at one of the wineries in the area. The cottage is well kept, clean and all things in the cottage was functioning. There were provisions for breakfast which included eggs from their free range chickens on site. There is also laundry facilities as well. We enjoyed our stay at Clive Cottages and would recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
So glad you had a great time Sharon and thanks so much for your kind comments. It is really appreciated. Kindest regards, sandra
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and had an amazing time. We stayed in Tui cottage which was absolutely beautiful. Really quiet, really spacious and comfortable as well as beautifully decorated. Loads of information on the surrounding area, and the owners were super friendly and helpful. Really appreciated the provision of breakfast ingredients (eggs, bread, juice, cereal etc) and LOVED the shower - spacious and ridiculously hot and powerful.

Would definetly stay here again.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
What a wonderful review, many thanks for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Many many thanks, Sandra
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Additional Information about Clive Colonial Cottages

Address: 198 School Road, Clive 4001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Clive
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Clive
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable boutique self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Hawkes Bay. Just ten minutes from Napier, Hastings & Havelock North means you are not far away from the many attractions and activities that the region offers. Our three stand-alone cottages were the Top Pick for the Hastings District in the 2010 NZ Lonely Planet guide. ... more   less 
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