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“Perfect Start to Our Trip”
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Kamahi Cottage
Ranked #1 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
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Greenfield, Indiana
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11 reviews
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“Perfect Start to Our Trip”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

My wife and I spent our first night in New Zealand at this great cottage. It was exactly what we needed after a long flight, lost luggage, and learning to drive on the left side of the road. The cottage was "home" right away. Liz served us a fantastic dinner in the cottage that evening, allowing us to wind down and relax. Everything in the cottage was perfect. The next morning we had a fabulous breakfast with Liz and Evan. Wish we could have spent more time with them! Thanks so much.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Do hope that the rest of your NZ adventure was wonderful and that the missing luggage was waiting for you in Taupo! Thank you...
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

My daughter and a friend and I stayed at Kamahi in Jan of this year, 2012. This is the most beautiful and relaxing stay at a Bed and Breakfast that I've ever experienced. We not only had a gourmet breakfast, but also had dinner the night before. Gourmet all the way! Evan played the bagpipes as we arrived for dinner. Liz accommodated our time for dinner as we had gone to the Gloworm Caves. She also added some fresh, delicious oysters for us! Yum! This will definitely be on our list for our next trip from the states to New Zealand! Thank you Liz and Evan!

Room Tip: Oops, no swimming pool. Best B&B ever!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thank you very much! It was lovely to meet you all and share your company over dinner & breakfast.
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Kamahi Cottage is simply beautiful with a rustic farm atmosphere. The cottage is warm and welcoming and has quality linen and fixtures. Lis and Evan are most gracious hosts, and Lis, simply put, is a Cor Don Bleu cook who produces beautiful cuisine, easily and without fuss. The view from the cottage is stunning with with panoramic views of the whole of Otorohanga and south to the King Country. The host's garden has walkways and exquisite planting, and is very restful to walk around with a glass of wine in hand, or to simply sit on a garden chair and enjoy the view. We would definitely recommend Kamahi Cottage to our friends and will be back!!! The cottage is so refreshing to come home to after a day of sight-seeing around the Waitomo district.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thanks so much for your generous feedback. I really can't pretend to be a cordon bleu chef, but I do love cooking and experimenting with new dishes, especially if guests have special occasions they want to celebrate!
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

I didn't know that places this beautiful actually existed. The cottage is even more beautiful than it looks in pictures. Liz is the most amazing cook ever and it was so easy to do some really interesting things locally as she set it all up for us!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
We loved meeting you and are so pleased that your well-deserved break was everything you hoped for.
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

A romantic cottage with everything on hand and wonderful views.
To top it off wonderful products to use free of charge in bathroom - fell in live with the scented body oil!
Great breakfast - shame we were only staying one night!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Thank you...do come again.
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

This is a wonderful place and terrific hosts. The cottage is lovely and the grounds are immaculate. We dined in the main house both nights with our hosts Liz and Evan. The food was excellent and Evans playing the bag pipes topped off our evening. We will definately be back and can't recommend them high enough. An excellent way to begin our holiday in New Zealand. Karl and Vickie Pfitzer, USA.

Room Tip: There is only the cottage, adjacent to the main house. It will easily sleep four in comfort.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Your company was wonderful. Thanks again for all your kindness.
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bedlington
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

We are coming back to New Zealand in your Spring of 2013 and once again we are asking our tour operator to book us into your wonderful accommodation. This time we will be staying for 2 nights and my mouth is watering now at the thoughts of your wonderful breakfasts and dinners. Looking forward to this stay as we have decided that this will be our last rip to New Zealand. Your cottage will be our last nights of our last trip and once again I can rest assured that it will be very memorable. What a really wonderful way to end our New Zealand trips. I strongly recommend a stay in this lovely little spot. It is really a paradise in New Zealand.

Brenda and Oliver Fowler, Bedlington, Northumberland, England

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, March 31, 2012
Thanks so much for choosing us for your return visit. It'll be great to see you again. I'll get out those recipe books!
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Property: Kamahi Cottage
Address: 229 Barber Road, Rewarewa RD 5, Otorohanga 3975, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Otorohanga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Otorohanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kamahi Cottage 5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kamahi Cottage is a 5-Star country cottage, self-contained B&B and farm stay. It's just 30 minutes from the Waitomo glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting and "Lost World" adventures. The cottage is peaceful, private and romantic - set in a beautiful country garden with panoramic hilltop views. There is an upstairs queen bedroom, spacious downstairs bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, plus stylish lounge and dining area. A comfortable queen sofa-sleeper is also available downstairs. (Max. 4 guests, children are very welcome). Rates include full gourmet breakfasts. Privately catered 2 & 3-course dinners are available by prior arrangement. ... more   less 

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