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Clive Colonial Cottages

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198 School Road, Clive 4001, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a quiet place in the Hawke's Bay area with a central location. Clive Colonial Cottages was so much more than I expected. The cottages are built to a high standard, maximizing their old-fashioned character while delivering modern convenience. A very tasty breakfast was included even though I rarely wanted to leave my warm comfortable bed to... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Wow, what wonderful words.... thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Jennifer, its is very much appreciated. Glad you saw an amazing sunrise... so special to only be a couple of minutes walk away from the beach to see it and even more stunning is to settle in and make a bonfire to keep warm while... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed in the Tui Cottage. It was light & airy. Everything is to a good/high standard. it is with 2 other cottages - but remains very private. I highly recommend hiring a bike - great flat rides to Clive & to the winery's towards Cape Kidnappers. the provisions in the room for breakfast is a very nice touch -... More 

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Thank Chris W
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Chris for taking the time to write a review, its most appreciated. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the biking... we are in an ideal location for exploring the many Hawkes Bay Cycle Trails and glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much, Sandra More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't have picked a more perfect place to stay for our long weekend in Hawkes Bay. The whole surrounding property where the cottages are located is beautiful and peaceful - we were even quite surprised at just how big the backyard and BBQ area was! Sandra, the owner, was extremely friendly and greeted us warmly the moment we pulled... More 

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Thank Caroline M
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks heaps Caroline for your kind words, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and even managed to enjoy the cottages and the area while the weather wasnt the best. So nice to hear that you thought the cottages were the perfect place for a long weekend getaway :) We look forward to welcoming you back again... More 

New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Heading to the Hawke`s Bay to work I needed some where close to Cape Kidnappers that fitted my budget, was clean and comfortable AND quiet. After searching the net I found Clive Colonial Cottages which suited my needs perfectly. We arrived to a very warm welcome, were shown around the property - including the games room and laundry and were... More 

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Thank GRA-J
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It is such a pleasure to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and so glad that you found our location perfect...we certainly love the quiet of East Clive, where often its the waves on the stones at the beach that make the most noise! Kindest regards, Sandra More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had a wonderful stay in the Bellbird cottage. We (a family of four) stayed three nights over Easter in the two bedroom cottage, my Mum stayed in the cottage next door, and our friends stayed in the third cottage across the garden – it was a great set up for all of us and our young kids loved wandering... More 

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Thank Hannah S
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Many thanks for your lovely review, its really nice to hear guests enjoy their stay with us. Glad it worked for your group to have all three cottages and the kids loved wandering the gardens... there's plenty of place for them to explore isnt there. Thanks for recommending us and hopefully we can welcome you back one day... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We had an amazing stay in the Tui cottage. My husband and 1 yr old spent two nights here over Easter and enjoyed our stay so much, the room was the perfect size with plenty of room for the portacot. We had a lot of fun roaming the garden, watching the chickens and picking fruit from the trees and were... More 

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sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It is really appreciated when guests take the time to write a review on their stay. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you enjoyed wandering the gardens.. they hold lots of little surprises and we love this time of the year, letting the chickens roam :) Thanks for highly recommending us :)... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We stayed at Clive Colonial Cottages for 2 nights while playing golf at Cape Kidnappers Golf course, which is a 10 minute drive away. The cottages are set back from the road, in a rural setting which was a nice break from staying in hotels in cities. Sandra was very helpful and nice, and she can arrange discounted tee times... More 

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blakeyna, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Laurel for taking the time to write a review on the cottages. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the challenge of the Cape Kidnappers Golf Course... an amazing place! We too love walking along the pathway with great views of Cape Kidnappers in one direction and Napier in the other. There's lots of interesting bird life... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

What a find, host Sandra delightful, cottages amazing, beautiful place, very quiet tho very central to everything, very clean, everything you need just amazing, will definatly be staying again, the small touches added, eg, breakfast and plenty extra tea coffee sugar, such a beautiful tranquil place n so central

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Thank carolinemB4881CO
blakeyna, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, thanks so much for your fab review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Its so neat to hear such kind comments from our guests and to know that we have got the right formula going! We'd love to welcome you guys back in future. Kindest regards, Sandra More 

Brenchley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Stayed here for the 3rd time in February and as always everything was just as it should be. The owners have worked very hard to get things right and they have succeeded. If you would rather opt for a little peace and quiet instead of the bustle of Napier then this is perfect accommodation with comfortable modern cottages and within... More 

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Thank Colin B
blakeyna, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

It was delightful to have you back again Colin, and glad you enjoyed another stay with us. We do love our little quiet paradise here in East Clive away from the city hustle and bustle. And as you say, we are just an easy drive (just 10 minutes from Napier) from so many of the areas attractions. Thanks so much... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Husband and I stayed three nights in Tui Cottage over the Art Deco Weekend, and after the frenetic fun of Napier loved coming back to this delightful, peaceful cottage. I actually think the name - Clive Colonial Cottages - doesn't really do these three cottages justice. To me, that implies somewhere formal and perhaps quite grand. In fact, what you... More 

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Thank SusieG
blakeyna, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

I can only say WOW... what a incredibly thoughtful review. Its wonderful when guests take it all in and find comfort in the cottages surroundings. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed some of the fantastic opportunites that the Hawkes Bay offers visitors. You picked well, definitely our favourite places/adventures to do too! Kindest regards, Sandra More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Clive Colonial Cottages

Address: 198 School Road, Clive 4001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Clive
Price Range: $101 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clive Colonial Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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