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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage (we stayed in Nikau) has everything you need and is very roomy. Great views too. Staff are friendly and very helpful. If you can go, on the horse trek as well - it's great.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed just one night in the Rimu cottage. The cottage was very welcoming with lots of fresh flowers on the deck, along with an outdoor bath! It was well equipped with everything you need and has a fantastic shower! Short walk to pancake rocks and also a nice little beach where went to watch the sunset.

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks and great to hear you enjoyed our cottage. More 

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

we had the Rata suite. It was nice and clean and we had a barbeque on the deck that night. Bed was nice so was the bathroom. Infact the whole unit was nice. Lady on reception was lovely and polite. We assumed there would have been a oven to heat our food and would be nice to have the dead... More 

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and nice to hear your enjoyed your stay - we have cut back the Punga frond! - the rate suite does not have an oven, but has a ceramic hotplate and microwave and bbq on request for hire. The only option for an oven is our beachside takutai house. regards Karen More 

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

We will definitely return for another long weekend. Miro Cottage has amazing sea views - very private and quiet. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Karen was very helpful. Value for money was also top-notch. Thanks for a lovely weekend.

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Sues, glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Would definitely give the front cottages 5 stars but we had a back one (place was fully booked) which are a slightly lower quality but still 4 stars. Either way you can't go wrong using this place as a stopover on the way through the west coast.

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, mamaku is the only cottage which does not have a garden view - great you enjoyed your stay. More 

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Rata cottage. Fantastic view from rooms. Nicely decorated. Comfortable beddings. Ideal location for exploring Punakaiki and surrounding areas. Very friendly hosts. Beautiful lush garden/bush setting.

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments, Punakaiki is a great place to explore with some lovely walks nearby. More 

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

The view of the sea and the bush at Punakaiki was absolutely beautiful. The cottage had everything we needed, was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. The peaceful surrounds and bird song made for a very relaxing environment. Will definitely return.

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and yes the birdsong here is just stunning! More 

Austin, Texas
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is an ideal little spot to stay along the coast next to the pancake formations with a lovely view of the beach....and the night sky is amazing! We stayed here in the off season and they upgraded us to a 2 bedroom suite with a spectacular view of the ocean and a kitchenette. (Most of the rooms here have... More 

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HydrangeaCottages, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, great your had a clear night for star gazing - its an awesome sight! More 

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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The cottages are situated up above the main road looking out to sea. Each is different from the others. The ones up front have the best views. We loved the cottage we had with an outside tub. The owner was very welcoming and helped us to plan a self guided hike up into the hills and between the two large... More 

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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Rimu Cottage for a night and had a great time. Wish it were longer! The cottage was very cute, super tidy and included an outdoor tube which we made use of during a thunder storm. Self contained, we had a great breakfast with the free range eggs and homemade bread available the next morning. We will... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Five secluded, stylish cottages, surrounded by native bush, huge limestone outcrops, wild hydrangeas with stunning sea views. Choose from studio, one or two bedroom self contained options. Each cottage has its own design and character. We are 600 m south of the Pancake Rocks. Horse trekking available from end of October to June. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hydrangea Cottages

Address: Main Rd, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $161 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Miro has the best sea views”
 of 5 bubbles suef632, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“This is a cottage not an hotel room.”
 of 5 bubbles christinef742, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“Get the room with the view, it's worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles julesmad, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Rata was great”
 of 5 bubbles Well_Travelled007, May 13, 2016 | Read review
“We really liked the Rata Suite”
 of 5 bubbles ktemmaward, May 5, 2016 | Read review
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