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“Accommodation worthy of its rating” 5 of 5 stars
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8 Marine Terrace, Kaka Point, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Kaka Point B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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“Accommodation worthy of its rating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed for three nights in Unit 2 overlooking the bay Robyn and Clive were very friendly, helpful hosts and they provided accommodation of a very high standard. The purpose-built unit had everything you needed for self-catering and had it been a little warmer we would have made good use of the patio. Our only minor issue was that of wi-fi access. Our hosts made this available through the purchase of a voucher but it only provided a very limited amount of time.

Kaka Point is well positioned for exploring the Catlins and we would recommend an early stop at the Owaka visitors' centre with its brilliant museum as well as helpful advice about the area. Two whole days was nowhere near enough time for us to explore the area fully but Curio Bay and its petrified forest is a must: as is Surat Bay and the lounging sea-lions and, of course, Roaring Bay and the Yellow Eyed penguin colony.

  • Stayed November 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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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you Roger for your positive comments- Have noted your comment on the Wifi vouchers. I can supply vouchers with a larger volumn, I will make it a point to ask our visitors of their requirements in future. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Stayed two nights in unit 2. Amazingly good sleep on a large comfy bed, comfy arm chairs in the room as well as furniture on the deck - both positioned to enjoy the wonderful sea views & out towards Nugget Point Lighthouse. Robyn & Clive proved to be excellent hosts, knowledgable about the area & very helpful. Would definately stay again

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you Diane for your great review - glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed in Unit 2. The room was nicely appointed with good quality mattresses and linens. The unit faces the ocean and has a nice deck to sit on. It's up above the main road, one street back. Everything was fairly new and in good condition. The owners were very nice, and the only restaurant in town (The Point) is one block away.

Pros: Clean, warm, friendly, comfortable, view of the ocean.
Cons: No shampoo in the shower, wifi is not free

I would definitely recommend Cardno's if you are passing through Kaka point.

  • Stayed October 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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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Sorry so long responding to your comments but took a while changing ownership details. Glad you enjoyed your stay and I have taken on board your comments. We now supply shampoo/ conditioner in our units and supply WiFi vouchers free.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

It's wonderful trip in South Island. Cardno's accommodation was one of the best B&B in my trip, beatiful seaview, comfortable facility, and convenient to find food... Everything is amazing....I really recommend this host.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Maggie
Thanks for your good review. Had just become the new owners when you stayed, so good to have some feedback.
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Address: 8 Marine Terrace, Kaka Point, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Kaka Point
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kaka Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Robyn and Clive Barnett welcome you to their Catlins Accommodation in Kaka Point, you will be well-placed to explore one of the last frontiers of tourist destinations in New Zealand. The seaside accommodation is only 1 hour's drive from Dunedin Airport, following the Southern Scenic Route. The accommodation offers quality, modern contemporary furnished accommodation: either a self-contained unit (apartment-style) with cooking facilities or studio unit with breakfast facilities, both with fantastic sea views. Also there is a well appointed modern styled economy unit, with out sea views. Long stays welcome and tariffs adjusted accordingly. No children or pets;FREE WIFI. ... more   less 

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