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“Home away from Home” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 5 Kaka Point B&B and Inns
Oamaru
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“Home away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night on a recent visit to the Catlins Area. Everything about Cardno`s was great and we felt right at home. Our host Robyn and Clive were lovely. We had the self contained unit with it`s separate bedroom and we were very comfortable.

The unit had great views and was only a short walk down the hill to the beach and inn where we had a very satisfactory " pub type " meal. Good value here.

A short trip away was Nugget Point with it`s lighthouse, penquins and views from above of the seals and wildlife on the rocks below. The day was stunning and the sea was beautiful and clear.

A truely magical visit. Would highly recommend the area and the motel

Room Tip: The front 2 units have the views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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, June 14, 2013
Great to read your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to meet you and hope to see you back down in Kaka Point for a spot of fishing.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cumbria
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed here on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. We stayed in the self contained unit which had a large loud with kitchen area, a separate bedroom and bathroom. We had our own deck area and use of barbecue. Everything was modern and of a very high standard. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Good location and views. Close to Nugget Point and other beaches and bays and areas to walk. Would recommend highly.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, June 14, 2013
thank you very much for your wonderful comments - It was great to meet you and pleased you enjoyed your stay in Kaka Point.
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Melbourne, Australia
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Situated just up the hill from the beach, this was a good stopover for our journey through the Catlins. Although we had the economy back unit (without the seaview), this did have the advantage of a sheltered deck with barbeque, which we happily used for dinner.

The indoor dining table was a little on the small side, but the facilities were good and well-maintained, and we had a good night’s sleep before continuing on.

Kaka Point is a lovely little place, where the focus is on strolling on the beach or enjoying the nearby seals and yellow eyed penguins, and it would have been great to stay an extra night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Robyn and Clive B, Manager at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky to live here and enjoy the wildlife in the area.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, great location, good views - Paddy's pub - come beach shop nearby selling food and all you need. Beautiful beach. Nugget Point nearby well worth a visit.
Recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for your great comments - appreciate the positive feedback.
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Cardno's accommodation while on our honeymoon in the Catlins. We spent our first night there, travelled down further the coast and then decided to return and stay at Cardno's again.
Room was clean, modern and very nicely decorated. It had everything we needed. The bed was super comfy, the bathroom very clean with nice soft towels.
The owners were lovely and friendly and we had no problems at all.
The view was awesome, especially at sunrise!
We would not hesitate in recommending Cardno's accommodation to anyone who is traveling through the Catlins or Kaka Point - we will definitely be back in the future!
Thanks for an awesome place to stay!
(We also inspected another couple of places in Kaka Point before we decided to stay at Cardno's, the others did not even compare!)

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your awesome review. It was nice to meet you both and hope to see you back in Kaka Point at some stage.
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed in the back apartment which had no view and we could see the front units would have had a lovely outlook. The back room was also a little unusual in layout, rather quirky. Don't stay here if you are tall. But it was comfortable and clean and welcoming. Kaka Point is stunning place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments. Unit 1 & 2 do have great views. Unit 3 is our budget unit but I find it is a lovely warm unit and if you are going to be out all day and just need to crash, its the unit for you.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Cardno’s was had been given good reports on Tripadvisor so we decided that we would book in for 2 nights on our recent trip. We were not disappointed, the room was spacious and very clean with spectacular views of the coast line – what more can I say! A nice feature was a pair of binoculars that were in the room that you could use to look along the coast or out to sea. If the weather was a little better we would have utilised the deck area attached to the room. Cardno's is walking distance to the local pub, which after a busy day was great to relax in, with good pub food. Cardno's was an ideal place to base ourselves for a visit to The Catlins area of NZ. Cathedral Cave is great, but you have to get the timing right for low tide (Clyde had put a leaflet in room information stating when low-tide would be for the following few days), Curio Bay where we spotted a couple of Yellow Eyed penguins, McLeans Falls, etc it is all just a beautiful area that is not commercialised. Two nights is not quite enough to see it all.

If we are in the area again we would not hesitate to book at Cardno’s again.

  • Stayed December 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, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your review. Great to get feedback from our visitors, and hope you enjoyed your break.
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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 #3 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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