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“What a good decision”
Review of Kamahi Cottage

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Kamahi Cottage
Ranked #1 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“What a good decision”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

What a good decision to not stay in Waitomo, instead, a farm cottage not too far away. This delightful self contained cottage was just what we wanted for a special last night in NZ before returning home to Australia. Set high on the hill, the views over the countryside were beautiful as we enjoyed a cuppa on the verandah. The cottage itself was immaculate with lots of little touches showing how much the hosts wanted it to be just right. This hospitality flowed into the meals we chose to enjoy in the main house where again we were spoilt with a restaurant type experience not to mentioned being "piped in" at breakfast!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you! We'd really enjoy hosting you again.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Everything about our time at the cottage was wonderful. Liz and Evan were excellent hosts! The home cooking was superb and everyday we found fresh baked goods in our cottage when we returned from touring. The scenery was beautiful and the cottage was charming. This farm experience cannot be missed. You will not be disappointed staying here and if you are, you are hard to please and need help immediately! Thanks again Liz! My mom and I will always look back on our stay with fondness! Thanks for representing the best of New Zealand!

Room Tip: There was no pool or fitness center, but there are excellent walking trails around the vast farm.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the wonderful magazine you left for me. I'm happily experimenting with those recipes!
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Traveling from Queenstown to Auckland and staying at several places within New Zealand, this place was by far the best stops we had. The property is just so inviting and the scenery is magnificent, but to top it off with the great hosts, we wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you Evan and Liz for sharing your farm with us and making our trip even more memorable. See you next time!!! Nick M.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you so much! It was great to meet you both. I'm so glad you felt "at home".
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

With a place like this I didn't know whether I should stay quiet and keep it a secret or share it with the world! I have decided to be a little less selfish and say...WOW! I proposed to my fiancee not too far from here and Kamahi Cottage was the idea spot to stage what was to become the standard in luxury farmstead stays! I could not praise Liz and Evan enough for turning the trip into a dream come true! Thank you both for the experience of a lifetime!

Room Tip: Expect total peace and quiet...relaxation at its fullest.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Your stay was a delight. We wish you all the very best for your lives together. We'll always remember the helicopter landing on our front lawn to whisk you away for your romantic outing!
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Bronte, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Our 2 night stay in April exceeded our expectations. We were travelling with our children who are 7&8 they both enjoyed having some freedom to wander the beautiful property, and amazing gardens. The food was exceptional we all enjoyed the fresh baked goods after a busy day exploring the nearby caves. Would definitely recommend staying for a few days to enjoy the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Your family were a delight. Thank you for finding us and spending a few days.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Arriving at night in the rain, our GPS led us to the welcoming lights of Kamahi Cottage. From the moment we drove up the drive, my 14 year old son just looked at me and said "You have absolutely nailed it Mum - this place is beautiful!!!"

Anything one might need has been thought of and met. Kamahi Cottage exceeded our expectations. Dinner and morning / afternoon treats were beautiful. Hospitality was outstanding! Loved the location; close to everything but far enough way to be a retreat.

Recommend the Indian Curry in town - authentic indian favours, aroma and taste - just delicious. Also recommend the Waitomo caves and Kiwi House. Hobbiton a few hours drive away which is fantastic and definitely not to be missed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thanks for your lovely feedback. It was great to finally put faces to names and meet you both!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Out in a peaceful meadow lies a most beautiful stop with hosts Liz and Evan at Kamahi Cottage. The cottage is situated in an ideal setting with everything one could want including a well stocked kitchenette, wine and spirits, good reading materials and comfortable bed. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Liz is a wonderful cook and both Liz and Evan are engaging hosts. We were made to feel most welcome after a long day of travel and sightseeing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you! The time was too short, but your company over breakfast was just lovely.
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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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