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“Fantastic find” 5 of 5 stars
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Clive Colonial Cottages
198 School Road, Clive 4001, New Zealand   |  
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“Fantastic find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We loved our stay at Bellbird Cottage. It was perfect for two couples and a young baby. Fantastic value and good location for exploring the Hawkes Bay wine region on bikes and by car. Generous and welcoming hosts, beautiful gardens and (very clean) cottages.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
It was lovely to meet your group, and thanks for your review... so glad you enjoyed the cottages and the bike ride! Kindest regards, Sandra
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a great place to stay. We booked all three cottages. Sandra and Neil are great hosts. We didn't need to ask them for much, but they were very obliging with information when we needed it. The cottages are modern units but hark to the traditional exterior style of colonial cottages and are well maintained and very clean and tidy. The grounds are wonderful too and there is a great sense of privacy. We made use of the games room and the large outdoor chess set. The amenities were top notch and the small details - like fresh eggs for the first breakfast, along with good quality plunger coffee, tea and juice - show that they care about the service they provide. Whenever we have a larger group, we now know where to stay. Clive is handy to both Napier and Hastings and surrounding vineyards. The beds were crazy comfortable.

Room Tip: There are a total of four double beds, so for a full booking it suits four couples. We had siblings...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Many thanks for your wonderful review. It was lovely to meet your family and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in the Bellbird cottage for the weekend while up for a friends wedding at Craggy Range Estate. The cottage is just lovely, its got everything you need and is very comfortable. A very pretty location, lovely grounds and fun extras like the giant chess board.
Sandra and her family are also just lovely! very accommodating and helpful. Great location, great price - cant complain at all! Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
So glad that you guys enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks so much for your kind words, it is so nice to hear when guests enjoy the cottages. Many thanks, Sandra
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, Sandra was very friendly on arrival and we got settled in quickly.
The cottage was in great condition & really enjoyed the outdoor & BBQ area where we cooked and enjoyed some wine. Only 10 min drive from Napier and a good spot to do some wine touring as well. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Many thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed you stay with us. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The 3 cottages look like new, inside and out and are very clean and well cared for. They are set in a lovely garden area and each cottage has their own little deck, with table and chairs on. We felt very comfortable staying here for four nights and the laundry facilities were a bonus.

The owners were very friendly, caring and helpful.

A car is certainly a must, as the cottages are set in a rural area with no public transport nearby.

Room Tip: Two of the cottages have an identical layout, but the third one is bigger and has two bedrooms.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and really enjoyed meeting you. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Kiryat Tivon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The cottages are located in a very convenient spot for tourists and vacationists. The cottages are so beautifully aranged, every small detail is taken care of with the utmost attention. Staying there really upgraded our hotel experiences. We stayed for 2 nights and wish we could stay more. The owners are more than friendly and we strongly recommend the place for others. This place will make your vacation worth a lot.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
How wonderful your review is, thank you so much for your kind words. It as a delight to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope the rest of your trip around New Zealand was great. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed at Clive Colonial Cottages as a base for the bridal party of a wedding (including partners).

The accommodation was perfect for hosting a BBQ for friends from out of town, and then using the cottages as stations on the big day for hair, make-up etc.

The partners kept entertained with the TVs, games room, basketball hoop etc - there is something there for everyone.

Perfectly situated in Clive, it's nor far from anywhere, and would definitely serve as a secluded location for a holiday in its own right.

We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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CliveCC, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
So glad you had a wonderful stay and that it worked so well for the bridal group. Look forward to seeing you again in the future maybe. Kindest regards Sandra
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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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