This was the final place on our seven week tour around New Zealand and what a wonderful end to the trip. Trevor and Gail epitomise the warm and friendly hosts we met throughout, welcoming us into their home and helping us to make the most of our stay. The weather was not very kind during some of our four nights, but on easily the best day we borrowed spades from their collection and after a great lunch at the Mercury Bay Winery we were able to enjoy the pleasure of digging holes in the beach at low tide; along with a few dozen others - what an experience. We were in an extremely comfortable self-contained wing with a great view of the beach. Even though Gail couldn't persuade the boats to take us along the spectacular coast, we were able to walk to Cathedral Cove and enjoy the local restaurants which Gail booked for us, followed by a glass or two of wine with our hosts back in their lounge. Trevor's car turnaround service was also highly appreciated and used many times. We hope some day we will be able to enjoy their hospitality again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated within five minutes walk of Hot Water Beach and the hot springs. Magnificent views of beach and ocean from our bed and breakfast. Ten minutes drive to Cathedral Cove carpark, several restaurants and golf course. ... more less