We had been looking forward so much to our visit to the Catlins and to seeing the animals in their beautiful habitat, I was beginning to worry that we had set our sights too high and we would end up being so disappointed. We need not have worried our visit was fantastic. it got off to a great start when we met two wonderful people called Robbie and Noels They just give you a great big New Zealand welcome and you can only feel so at home. The house itself is an old house (very early 1900s) but so full of character. We had a very large room which had a king size double, which was oh so comfortable and a single bed yet was so spacious. It also had a large ensuite in spotless condition. There is a large guest lounge where we used to gather for our last drink of the day. We were always joined by Robbie and Noels There is nothing about the Catlins that they do not know and Robbie is a superb Raconteur and has wonderful tales of Otago and the Catlins. We were pointed in the way of excellent viewing places for seals, sea lions, yellow eyed penguins and hector dolphins. Robbie pointed us in the direction of the Lumberjack cafe which served excellent food. This was our best experience of our 10 week visit to New Zealand and was made by two wonderful people Robbie and Noels. Thanks to you both.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable Bed&Breakfast in the Old Doctors Residance and Practise, built in the year 1900. Your host Robbie Hodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Catlins Retreat Guest House Southland Region/Owaka, New Zealand