My son and I stayed here for two nights in June and loved it. Robbie and Noels have a lovely warm and welcoming home and were the most attentive hosts. Robbie had given us lots of ideas about what to see even before we arrived and gave us plenty of hints about local cafes and attractions once we settled in. Our night time chats with Robbie and Noels were a highlight of our stay as was the lovely open fire in the lounge.
On our first day my son, an avid photographer, realised he had left the plate that attaches his camera to the tripod at home. We explained our problem to Robbie who after attempting to source a replacement part in town took the camera out to his workshop and with real Kiwi ingenuity worked out a makeshift way to attach the camera to the tripod. Thanks to Robbie we were able to get some great shots the next day. Also a special thanks to Noels for the beautiful meal that she made for us one evening.This is a great place to stay but it’s Robbie and Noels that make it really special. I wouldn't have missed staying here for the world and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Catlins.
- 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