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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Had the lower house to ourselves for our one night's stay. This house has the bunk rooms and the room with ensuite. Old house with a character and fabulous sunrise view from our room. The owners are also very welcoming and within reach in case we need anything. We truly enjoyed our retreat style vacation in this house playing music,... More 

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

It was great to meet you both, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Hilltop More 

coventry
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56 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights to see the sights of the catlins. We had booked a double with shared bathroom, but on arrival we were upgraded to the double ensuite. The room was amazing! The bed was huge and the bathroom was a decent size. There is a decent kitchen area with all bits that you need. We didn't... More 

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. We are pleased you enjoyed your three nights with us, and found us such a great central base to explore both the northern and southern parts of the beautiful Catlins. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We booked the bedroom with bathroom on suite in the smaller cottage and were fortunate enough to have the whole house to ourselves. The views were spectacular. Everything was spotlessly clean. The kitchen had everything we needed. A great stop over in the Catlins.

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your 5 star review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2015

I stayed in the dorm room along with my girlfriend and i have to say i was incredibly impressed! We were the only 2 booked in to the little cottage and it was lovely. The facilities were brilliant, the scenery is amazing, and overall an awesome little spot. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for either dorm accommodation or... More 

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Stuart M, Manager at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Pleased that the two of you enjoyed your stay Hilltop is great for a weekend getaway. More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Utterly memorable stay at Papatowai. Typical laid back Southern hospitality where old fashioned virtues of trust and friendship still exist. We had the nicest evening in a fantastically well equipped home with lots of firewood and a wonderfully comfortable bed. There was even a bath if we needed one! Fantastic value for money. I will recommend this accommodation to all... More 

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments about hospitality, trust and friendship, and thank you for your recommendations More 

gisborne
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was the most beautiful place to stay in the Catlins. The sun came up through my bedroom window in the morning - AWESOME! Beautiful old house restored to former glory and just divine. I was able to have a lovely long bath after a busy day sightseeing in the Catlins and catching a great horseride at Te Taunga Adventures.... More 

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hilltop, and found it such a beautiful relaxing spot. Angela, our manager, appreciated your kind comments More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed for one night in the upper house. It is a group experience. All four rooms were filled when we stayed. Everyone was very friendly and considerate. The kitchen facilites are good and the view from the living area and patio outside are spectacular. There is no ensuite in this house and there are 2 shared bathrooms. The prices... More 

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed staying at Hilltop even if we were quite full the night you stayed. Sorry you found your bed uncomfortable, but I can not remember anyone else ever mentioning that More 

Waihi, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Top house was where we stayed great place good price, everything there that we needed, we would reccommend it to anyone. We had easy acccess to all the Catlins sightseeing spots. Comfortable and clean beds, We had the house to ourselves,

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Stuart M, Manager at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2014

Unfortunately we were never able to stay at Hilltop as we were involved in a car accident and missed this part of the trip. But I would just like to say thank you too Hilltop as despite us having to cancel on such short notice, they still issued us with a full refund. After the difficult couple of days we... More 

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Sorry about your accident and hope you can stay at Hilltop in the future More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2014

We booked the en-suite room in the lower cottage. Had the cottage all to ourselves the first night, which was really romantic. Shared it with two single travellers the next night, which was no problem at all. The situation is perfect (if you have a car) - set up on the hillside overlooking the bay, surrounded by fields and sheep.... More 

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Pleased you liked our country setting More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Peaceful country accommodation in the heart of the Catlins, overlooking the Southern Scenic route. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

Address: 77 Tahakopa Valley Rd, Papatowai, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Papatowai
Price Range: $27 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Go for the en-suite”
 of 5 bubbles PeterS419, Oct 15, 2014 | Read review
“Arrive before it gets dark, as there is very little lighting and no cell phone signal. Book dinner reservations in advance, as places can be closed or close early, alternatively take your own food.”
  • View from the deck, with coffee watching the sun rise.
  • View from the living room. Just before sunset.
  • Our double bedroom.
 of 5 bubbles Efc101, May 13, 2014 | Read review
“There are 3 double rooms, and one twin in the top house. As there are two bathrooms in the top house there was never any bathroom overcrowding”
 of 5 bubbles fooey1960, Feb 28, 2014 | Read review
“The twin room at the back has no serious view but is very much part of the garden. All rooms lovely: I had a look.”
 of 5 bubbles RaibeartAlba, Jan 21, 2014 | Read review
“The Bottom House ensuite room has lovely views. The other room in that house is a bunkroom and looks out over the paddocks rather than across the other paddocks to the sea. We don't know about the Top House.”
  • View from the ensuite bedroom of the Bottom House.
 of 5 bubbles ChristchurchJules, Oct 8, 2011 | Read review
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