I really wasn't sure what to expect of either Kaka Point or Kenthurst Lodge but both proved to be highlights of our 3 week stay in NZ! The room was lovely - so tastefully decorated and the bathroom very large and similalry well decorated and equipped. It was one one of very, very few places we've stayed in where every single thing has been thought of by very discerning hosts.
Heather and John are marvellous hosts and we really enjoyed talking to them and hearing tales of their family and previous lives as farmers! The garden is stunning and it's so nice that they are prepared to share it with their guests by having a lovely deck with tables and chairs for both rooms.with views towards the sea. Breakfast was excellent - served in a pretty little sitting room. The web site doesn't do justice to the reality of Kenthurst Lodge, we can't recommend it highly enough and we loved Kaka Point too which was a very late addition to our NZ itinerary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kenthurst Lodge is a boutique Bed and Breakfast providing luxury B&B accommodation in the small seaside township of Kaka Point in the Catlins Region of southern New Zealand.Heather and John Hurst are your hosts. After farming for 47 years they have moved to the spectacular Catlins area. They are widely travelled and enjoy meeting people from all corners of the world. Breakfast produce is homegrown and largely organic, and fresh fruit and baking is provided during your stay.Kaka Point is a popular holiday destination and rapidly growing as the Catlins area is discovered by more and more visitors. It's close to Balclutha, about 75 minutes drive south of Dunedin and the Dunedin airport. Kenthurst Lodge is a great place to stay as you begin to explore the Catlins. ... more less