We arrived in the evening, the latest of the guests that day but were warmly welcomed by Garth and Andrienne who greeted us with a bright smile. Garth gave us a bottle of cold water to drink which was very thoughtful as we'd just returned from the lost springs. He also kindly offered some suggestions on places to visit that would fit into our itinerary (we'd planned to visit the L&P cafe the next day). Garth was sincere in making making our stay a pleasant one and was apologetic for the summer flies that came in.
The view from the cottage was great and we even had a surprise cat visit at night (I love cats!). Cooked breakfast was awesome and Andrienne was quick in bringing some toasted croissants while we settled down. Love their cosy guest lounge and had other friendly guests around too.
Would definitely come back here if I'm on a road trip. The pillows and bed were comfortable, though my boyfriend felt that the room was too stuffy for summer stay. Do bring some insect repellant or cream along if u intend to stay during summer. Winter's not a problem as they have heaters in the rooms and a spa pool for relaxing.
Despite being a short stay, Cotswold Cottage was very memorable to me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cotswold Cottage is a historic 1920 villa just one hour from Auckland airport. Gorgeous views of the river, mountains, valley and the sea in the distance. Complimentary afternoon tea on arrival. Continental and cooked breakfast. Free wifi. Spa pool and guest BBQ. Guest rooms all have private access opening on to a sunny terrace. Toiletries, hair drier, bath towels, TV, electric blankets, heater, tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Dinner can be provided by prior arrangement. Well situated for a quick trip from Auckland airport, and driving around the Coromandel Peninsula - close to Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cotswold Cottage Hotel Thames