We stayed at bellbird for one night, chose it as on peninsula and had hot tub, we arrived when owners were out, but door was open left a note and key, we unpacked then went to see penguins main reason for coming to NZ. When we got back lights on in cottage, fire lit, lovely touch by the owner. Then tried out the hot tub , wonderful. In morning, got chatting the cottage was hand built by owner. Cottage had great layout walk through gardens, onto decking, then into lounge/ kitchen area, with fire, then round corner, large bed and en-suite bathroom. Having stayed in a number of places this is my favourite by far.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Fantail Lodge we offer a choice of two cottages. FANTAIL COTTAGE is an open-plan design, offering queen-bed accommodation with two extra single beds on a mezzanine floor. Ideal for a couple or family group. BELLBIRD COTTAGE offers queen-bed accommodation with the additional luxury of an outdoor spa pool for your personal enjoyment. A very special place for a couple to relax and unwind. Relax on your verandah, surrounded by our lush harbourside garden and enjoy the company of native birds. We are adjacent to a small sandy beach and offer guests free use of our kayaks. It is a short drive to all the attractions of the Otago Peninsula: Larnach Castle, Yellow-Eyed Penguin Reserve, Royal Albatross Colony, Sea Lions, Fur Seals and wild ocean beaches. Both cottages have self-catering facilities. A continental breakfast hamper can be provided if desired. The cottages are smoke-free. ... more less