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“A little slice of heaven”
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Kamahi Cottage
Ranked #1 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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“A little slice of heaven”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our stay at Kamahi Cottage was the highlight of our trip! Liz and Evan made us feel right at home.
We took a stroll through the beautiful countryside and were lucky to be there when they had sweet baby lambs. I even got to hold one!

Thank you for the wonderful memories!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Those photos are magical...thank you!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

One night is not enough time soak up the comfort and beauty of Kamahi cottage and its surrounds. The cottage is beautifully appointed with attention given to every detail for comfort and beauty. Upstairs is a pleasant and comfortable bedroom with views across the paddocks, uninterrupted by any sight or sound of passers by. The surrounding gardens are interesting and beautifully maintained, and Liz's cooking is a treat. Our hosts helped us feel welcome, attended to, and befriended, yet we were given space to be on our own to wander around as it suited.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage offered you privacy and independence.
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

The Kamahi Cottage is located on absolutely stunning grounds. We stayed at the cabin as a base for our activities
In the Waitomo caves. The cottage and grounds are beautiful. There are hammocks outside to lie on. The interior has a lovely kitchen stocked with supplies
For tea and coffee. We ordered dinner through the owner Liz who makes very tasty five star meals. We really enjoyed our stay at the Kamahi cottage with our only regret being that we did not stay longer. The breakfast made by Liz in the morning was absolutely amazing and she was so helpful with maps in sending us off to our next destination. The cottage sleeps four so it is a great option for a group however we were just 2 and enjoyed the stay very much. Would highly recommend it as a starting place for your Waitomo Caves adventures!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank wildlifefanatic_11
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your appreciation of our hilltop hideaway...
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

A beautiful spot to relax with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the land below. Delicious Muffins were waiting for us when we arrived - Liz I need the recipe! The cottage is a perfect size for 2, probably a squash for 4. Upstairs the bed was luxurious and very comfortable with lovely heavy curtains for those that want to lie in in the morning! Those with mobility issues may find the stairs up to the bedroom steep but for us that wasnt a problem. The meal Liz prepared for us was outstanding and delivered to the cottage at the time we wanted it - what service! We had breakfast over in the house with Evan and Liz next morning. Again, every breakfast item you could desire and lovely conversation with our excellent hosts. If you are looking for comfort and serenity, with as much or as little privacy as you desire, this is the spot.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cat R
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
I hope that choc-berry muffin recipe worked out for you!
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This place is absolute heaven. Liz is the most wonderful hostess and her culinary delights never failed to amaze us. I would recommend this place whole-heartedly to anyone traveling in New Zealand - make a detour if this is not en route. The most relaxing place ever. I almost don't want to let others know about this gem and let the secret out. Evan's serenade with the bagpipes on top of the hill was beautiful and we fell in love with Cocoa the cat. Can't praise this place enough.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank roobarb_rules
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you!...Evan & Coco are hidden assets....
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Greenfield, Indiana
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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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Thank Mark C
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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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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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