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The Church Accommodation
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Auckland
2 reviews
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“Good room, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

We stayed in "The House" for one night in mid-May. It was roomy and spotlessly clean although, judging by the number of anti-mosquito devices, it might be an idea to pack the bug spray if visiting during the summer months. The beds were comfy and, confounding appearances, the shower was fantastic.

The staff we met were friendly and happy to offer advice about the best things to do locally. We were packed off to Hot Water Beach with beach towels and a heavy duty spade, which was a nice touch.

We had a particularly good meal at the restaurant. The converted church felt atmospheric, despite the limited number of diners, and the menu was interesting and well-executed.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to stay to escape Auckland for the weekend and this was just the place! After spending the weekend driving all around the Coromandel, I think Hahei is probably the pick of the bunch. The beach is beautiful, a couple of nice cafes, really close to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach and The Church is just an awesome little place to stay. I booked a separate cottage - more private that the studios. It was tucked away in the bush a little with a private veranda to sit and enjoy afternoon tea and breakfast. The bathroom was spacious, the bed was a kingsize so very comfy and the little heater in the room meant it was lovely and warm at night. There was also a Tv in the room but only had 3 channels so if your traveling alone and have an iPad, I recommend taking it to watch a movie on! There is a little kitchenette in the room, but only a microwave, toaster, fridge and kettle - enough to make yourself breakfast but not dinner. Only downside is that there was no sink (other than in bathroom and you don't really want to wash your dishes in the bathroom sink!). Staff were really helpful, and it was lovely to wake in the morning to hear the birds. Really peaceful and relaxing - perfect whether your traveling alone or as a couple. Highly recommend.

Stayed May 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Hahei is the best place to stay when you want to visit the East of the peninsula. You are close to Cathedral Cove, you can even leave the car behind and walk a bit extra from Hahei beach to the track. Hot Water Beach is close by. And the perfect lunch you will find at Colenso a little bit south on the SH 25. Look out for the sign. To explore the pensinsula well you'll need a car !!

The people who run The Church are very friendly. You can borrow a spade for Hot Water Beach, there are beach towels and good laundry facilities. I did not have much contact with them, because you have your own unit in the garden.

The Room (I had a attached studio, nr 3) is small, basic and partly self contained with a nice private terras with beautifull plants and flowers. The bed is fine.
You can't cook yourself a meal, but there is a fridge, watercooker and toaster.
The bathroom is quit small and tiny with a horrible showercurtain. The floor get wet a lot when showering.
Because of the attached unit and very thin walls, one night (till 2.00 am) I could not sleep because of partying neighbours with friends.

I will come back but next time I'll choose a detatched unit in the garden for more privacy.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bedale, North Yorks
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71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We almost missed staying here just on way our ot HaHei, it is a collection of Cottages, all beautifully kept and overlooking gardens to the rear. First class Restaurant attached, you must go to hot water beach, ask at reception and they will provide a spade [to dig your own hot tub] also beach towels f.o.c

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Hahei is not the most populace place you can visit but it is one of the nicest.

This small village on the Coromandel Peninsular on NZ's North Island is a great place to stay to enjoy the water based attractions in the area. You are close to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach and a quick drive from Hahei beach itself which, with its array of off-shore islands is one of the most beautiful places to sit and watch the world go by.

I have nothing but praise for the people who run The Church Accommodation, they do the extra little things that make a difference like having a large bin outside the office full of shovels for you to borrow. Don't ask they make sure you do it before you head off to Hot Water Beach a few hours either side of Low Tide.

The accommodation comprises small self contained cottages each with a private verandah that are comfortable and well appointed and blend in well with the rustic charm of the property. The Church is now the Restaurant which has an excellent menu. it is not an Intercontinental but for what it is and where it is it is truly excellent.

It is the little things that make a difference as we were leaving we mentioned that we were heading south around the Bay of Plenty and would be looking for somewhere to stay for 3 - 4 nights. We received the best advice we had all week when the owners suggested we try Mount Maunganui about 3 hours away which was brilliant. They were also great at helping us retrieve an item we left in the room. I can not fault the service we received from The Church Accommodation at Hahei.

Room Tip: Make sure to take a spade when you go to Hot Water Beach
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

Drove past and decided to try this
Motel and so glad we did
Loved it and stayed 2 days longer than expected and did not want to leave!!
Bedroom great and such a comfy bed!!
We loved the log cabin and everything available including beach towels
Location amazing a short walk from wonderful beach and food in restaurant fantastic
Staff so friendly and helpful
Would come back if lived closer !!!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Check in was efficient and the cabins comfortable, clean and well stocked. It was nice to have a private terrace area and a pleasant surprise to find a small welcome pack. Eating out and shopping is an issue in Hahei, only The Church restaurant (very good food though) and take away fish and chip shop were open while we were there and only a very small grocery shop. Free beach towels and spades for Hot beach were a nice touch and the laundry facilities very useful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The Church Accommodation
Address: 87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Hahei
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Hahei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Church Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scattered amongst 1.5 Acres of established gardens and native trees, close to the natural wonders of Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, The Church complex consists of 11 rustic and spacious wooden cottages along with 1 three-bedroom house suitable for larger groups. All our cottages have Queen-size beds with ensuite bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the peaceful gardens. Some of our largest cottages are equipped with kitchens and woodfires for cosy winter stays. They can also accommodate up to two extra guests. Our 3 bedroom house has a full kitchen, woodfire, BBQ, private garden and balcony. It can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. ... more   less 
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