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Main Rd, Punakaiki 7873 New Zealand
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Punakaiki
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
Value
4.2
Situated above a quiet bay with stunning sea views towards the Pancake Rocks, and just a short walk or 1 minute drive from Punakaiki’s visitor centre and eating places, Hydrangea Cottages has 7 uniquely-designed stylish character cottages, to enable you to relax and unwind, surrounded by native rainforest and limestone outcrops. With self-contained studio, 1-bedroom and 2 and 3 bedroom seaside house equipped for comfort for up to 10 people, Hydrangea Cottages is Punakaiki’s best accomodation for those seeking secluded peace, sunset views, and going to sleep with the sound of the sea.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
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Diane H wrote a review Feb 2022
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand112 contributions57 helpful votes
Arrived in a west coast downpour! The cottage was warm and cozy, loads of space for a couple. The kitchenette had everything we needed for a great night in. Bathroom was spacious and well heated with a heat lamp, the deck would have been great in the sunshine!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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232vkt wrote a review Jan 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand37 contributions45 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 2 nights (family of 3) in the Mamaku Cottage, we wished we’d stayed longer.. The cottage is delightful with a good kitchen area, a good sized bathroom with a great shower, comfy beds and a lovely living/dining area. The location is stunning and quiet, we slept so well! We absolutely loved Punakaiki and the weather was fabulous. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from karen Dickson, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages
Responded Jan 11, 2022
Thank you for your comments and great you likes the mamaku - our ground floor apartment with garden views.!
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kakanui wrote a review Sep 2021
New Zealand58 contributions26 helpful votes
We walked out of the 4 day Paparoa track (amazing time), straight to th epub, with packs for lunch. No plans , except find a place to stay with a hot bath, hopefully outdoors. Quick google search and I was phoning Karen, to discuss a same day booking for us. So easy over the phone with her, and 15 minutes later we were unlocking a door to a most gorgeous place to rejuvenate. We were offered the Miro cottage, which was spot on. The bath outside on the deck was exactly what was needed, The deck and bed/living room filled with sun in the late afternoon, and provided a fabulous sunset over the Tasman. The cottages are so close to the action, but also secluded and peaceful.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Miro for couples and sea views!
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Response from karen Dickson, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Thank you for your comments - great to hear you enjoyed staying in Miro cottage.
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Steve W wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson, New Zealand902 contributions171 helpful votes
A friend recommended these cottages to stay ahead of our Paparoa track tramp. The cottage really nicely done, rustic but stylish in a lovely location above the state highway overlooking the sea. My only beef was the price, high for nzers shown by only two cottages booked during our mid January stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ge90 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand137 contributions128 helpful votes
Nikau Cottage was as promoted. It has been nicely renovated. The kitchen and bathroom fittings and facilities are all of a very good standard. The two bedrooms are both large. The bed linen was fine quality. The sound of the sea while in bed is wonderful. Good sea views from the cottage and the deck. Wifi worked well. Communal laundry on site worked well, although no drying rack or clothesline or iron. Self check-in was fine and easy. Cottage was clean. I would recommend this accommodation. It was relatively expensive, especially for Punakaiki ($340 per night) but we felt the quality was there; we were a couple but it will sleep many more, which might make it more affordable. Small negatives: we were harassed by mosquitos at night, despite keeping all the insect screens shut. Some insect spray and/or an audit of standing water would help this. Some shade over the deck would have been nice. And a clothes drying rack. There is no dishwasher.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Donnelly wrote a review Oct 2020
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Staying at Hydrangea Cottages was a real treat, a fantistic place to unwind. The 2 Tui's that styed in the tree outside the door, were beautiful to listen to. We stayed at Miro Cottage and couldn't fault a thing. We especailly loved being able to open the doors onto the patio and just sit, watch and listen. The complex was clean and we loved exploring the area.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from karen Dickson, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages
Responded Oct 28, 2020
Thank you great to hear. And yes birdsong here is something special. regards Karen
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Gill E wrote a review Aug 2020
Cromwell, New Zealand17 contributions8 helpful votes
Loved these small cottages overlooking the sea. We booked Miro cottage which had an outdoor bath - heaven lying in the bath watching the stars and listening to the sea was just wonderful. My only complaint was the lack of tea/coffee supplies - two tea bags and 1 satchet of coffee for a couple for two nights wasnt alot so maybe be prepared as tgere is no shop handy, but otherwise loved our time here.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from karen Dickson, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Thanks for your review and letting us know about tea supplies, this was over looked by us and we would of been more than happy to give you more if you had asked during you stay - Thanks for staying with us while in Punakaiki. regards Hydrangea cottages.
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JonnieBNZ wrote a review Aug 2020
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Absolutely loved out stay here. Very friendly and helpful reception from Neil and Karen. Allowed us to park our car while we went up the Paparoa river track. The room we had came with the outdoor bath tub and candles. The view was beautiful as we watched the sun set and enjoyed the sounds of nature. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom spacious. Everything was very clean. We arrive in winter to find the heat pump on and the room was lovely and warm and very welcoming. Most of all we loved the size and feeling of the place. Was perfect for us, world class.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from karen Dickson, Owner at Hydrangea Cottages
Responded Aug 1, 2020
Thanks for your kind review of Miro cottage - re the candles we do not usually provide these - and were left from other guests. regards Karen.
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Bill W wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand33 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a wonderful few family days staying in Takutai Beach house. A very large, warm and spacious residence that is set right on the beach. The highlight was the out door fire (braai). A wonderful place to sit at night with a roaring fire. Punakaiki is an area with so many beautiful walks and Takutai Beach House is the perfect base.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Sara wrote a review Apr 2020
Albertson, New York14 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful location overlooking the sea. Room was very comfortable with deck to watch the sunset. Didn’t use the outside tub but looked like that could be fun. Owners very nice. Just across the road from the beach to walk etc Also went horseback riding whichwas great fun, crossing the river and beautiful scenery.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$88 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionPunakaiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hydrangea Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Hydrangea Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk (0.3 miles), Truman Track (1.9 miles), and Pororari River Track (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hydrangea Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hydrangea Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hydrangea Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hydrangea Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hydrangea Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pancake Rocks Cafe, Punakaiki Tavern, and Jacob's Grill.
Is Hydrangea Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Punakaiki.
Does Hydrangea Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hydrangea Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.