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Mercury Orchard Accommodation
Ranked #16 of 40 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very special B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We didn't want to leave! We stayed at Mercury orchard recently attending a wedding at nearby Cooks Beach. Barry & Heather made us feel very welcome and were never far in case we had a question about nearby attractions or restaurants. Both cottages are surrounded by the orchard on the their property - ranging from pear, plum, mandarin, fig, apple...the birds and flowers are just awesome to wake up to. They also have some farm animals which makes it a very sustainable property - there's nothing better than eating a freshly prepared breakfast consisting of fruit from the orchard, local manuka honey & yoghurt followed by a cooked breakfast consisting of fresh free range eggs from their own chooks (cooked to order) with all the usual trimmings. Highly recommend staying here - we will certainly be back.

Room Tip: The cottage further away from the main house has an outdoor bath if you were there at the right time...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Macerata, Italy
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

We were lucky to stay 2 nights in one of their lovely cottage. The place is sorrounded by wonderful nature that you can smell in the morning. Berry and his wife were so nice and helpful with useful advices and they made our stay very special. Everything was perfect and the breakfast was very good. There are several interesting places to visit nearby and the weather was wonderful.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chiara011
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Chesterfield
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

Three of us had only a couple of nights in Fig Cottage but wish we could have had longer. Barry was running the place on his own whilst his wife was visiting family in Australia. A charming helpful man who couldn't do enough for us. His breakfasts are not to be missed - although the weighing scales may say otherwise. A beautifully situated B&B with plenty to see and do in the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AspireChesterfield
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Perth
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights and found it very relaxing & enjoyable. The area was so peaceful and made our stay in the Coramandel all that much better. So nice to stay somewhere out of way of the usual tourist places but still they were within easy reach when needed.

We really enjoyed the company of the dogs in the morning & also the chats with Barry & Heather. Also if you're a golfer there's a nice little nine-hole less than 5 minutes up the road ... Barry won't need an excuse to join you ! Note that you won't need lunch with the brekky's provided in the morning !! Can't go past the home-made muesli, freshly squeezed juices & the cooked option if you can fit it in.

Will definitely be back on our next trip to NZ to visit Barry, Heather, & the doggies.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChrisMPerth
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Sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2010

We stayed in the Fig Cottage for 2 nights and found it incredibly relaxing - a firm favourite in future. The consideration Barry and Heather show for their guests and small touches everywhere make it all look effortless.

With the array of animals they keep, the dense orchard of fruit and the neighbours' dog coming over for a play during breakfast on our porch (cooked and delicious) you can't help but chill out.

Barry and Heather are genuinely keen for their guests to enjoy their time there and you leave wanting to stay longer. Being so close to such a great part of Coromandel just makes it easier to return there.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aussieMan10
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London
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42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2010

This place was without a doubt, perfection. We stayed in the Fig Cottage which was perfect. It is so secluded and peaceful amongst the orchard, and yet just minutes away from every attraction you could want. Hot Water beach, Cathedral Cove, a great Macadamia oil farm etc. We BBq'ed each night we were there because it was so nice to be able to do this, after an extensive tour around NZ in hotels etc. for our honeymoon. This was definitely one of the highlights of our honeymoon and I will most certainly return. My husband found it very relaxing to paint in the orchard, and the hosts were ever so nice and provided us with beautiful avocados and tomatoes from the garden. I can not imagine there is a better place to stay in the Coromandel, and I am extremely particular. They also have very cute cheeky spaniel dogs which you will want to put in your suitcase home.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chocolatechaos
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Northern Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2010

Mercury Orchard was such a lovely place for us. The hosts, were extremely friendly and welcoming. They were also very helpful with restaurant recommendations, making reservations and giving us insider tips at local tourists attractions. They took extremely good care of us. There breakfast every morning was FANTASTIC. The freshest of fruits and delicious eggs and bacon. The presentation of the food is even a picture moment. The grounds are breathtaking. There are Fruit trees of all sorts around to pick from, beautiful rose bushes, and other gardens to stroll through. For those who love animals they have quite a few adorable ones that will make you smile and for those who aren't as big of fans, don't worry they are out of view as you have to take a short walk to get see them. Its in a great location and easy to find. The cottage we stayed in was very clean and the bed was extremely comfy. They have bed warmers too if you choose to use them for those who get cold easily. Leaving was bittersweet, we wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank camoore7
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Additional Information about Mercury Orchard Accommodation

Property: Mercury Orchard Accommodation
Address: 141 Purangi Road | Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paua Bach and Fig Tree Cottage are nestled amongst 5 acres of peaceful country gardens and orchard. Two self-contained garden cottages, country-style luxury with French doors opening out into the orchard, crisp cotton bed linen, fresh fruit, flowers and candles. Special to Paua Bach is an old fashioned outdoor bath. Watch the variety of our birdlife, smell the blossoms and flowers, listen to the wind in the old trees and explore the hidden places. Quiet and relaxing, perfect for that special anniversary or as a restful time away. The area is well known for crafts and gardens. Local activities include swimming, diving, bush walking, tramping, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, scenic boat cruises and golf. Cathedral Cove, Cooks and Hot Water Beaches are 7-8 min. drive. There are several good cafés and restaurants close by, alternatively BBQ your evening meal Kiwi style. Meet our friendly dog, kune kune pigs and chickens. ... more   less 

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