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“Wonderful spot to start a Catlins adventure”

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Cardno's Accommodation
Ranked #1 of 6 Kaka Point B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were delighted when we checked into our unit and realized how awesome it was. Really clean, modern and warm, well designed, peaceful, lovely views and very welcoming. We were very happy and would thoroughly recommend Cardno's to anyone planning a trip to the Catlins, you will not be disapointed. Just a short walk to the cool pub /cafe that sits right on the beach. Heaven! The walk to the Nugget point lighthouse was spectacular and essential to visit when staying at Kaka point.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Robyn and Clive B, Manager at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you for your great comments. It was nice to meet you and hopefully might get up to Wellington at some stage and stay with you.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night on a recent visit to the Catlins Area. Everything about Cardno`s was great and we felt right at home. Our host Robyn and Clive were lovely. We had the self contained unit with it`s separate bedroom and we were very comfortable.

The unit had great views and was only a short walk down the hill to the beach and inn where we had a very satisfactory " pub type " meal. Good value here.

A short trip away was Nugget Point with it`s lighthouse, penquins and views from above of the seals and wildlife on the rocks below. The day was stunning and the sea was beautiful and clear.

A truely magical visit. Would highly recommend the area and the motel

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Great to read your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to meet you and hope to see you back down in Kaka Point for a spot of fishing.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed here on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. We stayed in the self contained unit which had a large loud with kitchen area, a separate bedroom and bathroom. We had our own deck area and use of barbecue. Everything was modern and of a very high standard. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Good location and views. Close to Nugget Point and other beaches and bays and areas to walk. Would recommend highly.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

thank you very much for your wonderful comments - It was great to meet you and pleased you enjoyed your stay in Kaka Point.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Situated just up the hill from the beach, this was a good stopover for our journey through the Catlins. Although we had the economy back unit (without the seaview), this did have the advantage of a sheltered deck with barbeque, which we happily used for dinner.

The indoor dining table was a little on the small side, but the facilities were good and well-maintained, and we had a good night’s sleep before continuing on.

Kaka Point is a lovely little place, where the focus is on strolling on the beach or enjoying the nearby seals and yellow eyed penguins, and it would have been great to stay an extra night.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robyn and Clive B, Manager at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky to live here and enjoy the wildlife in the area.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, great location, good views - Paddy's pub - come beach shop nearby selling food and all you need. Beautiful beach. Nugget Point nearby well worth a visit.
Recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you for your great comments - appreciate the positive feedback.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed at Cardno's accommodation while on our honeymoon in the Catlins. We spent our first night there, travelled down further the coast and then decided to return and stay at Cardno's again.
Room was clean, modern and very nicely decorated. It had everything we needed. The bed was super comfy, the bathroom very clean with nice soft towels.
The owners were lovely and friendly and we had no problems at all.
The view was awesome, especially at sunrise!
We would not hesitate in recommending Cardno's accommodation to anyone who is traveling through the Catlins or Kaka Point - we will definitely be back in the future!
Thanks for an awesome place to stay!
(We also inspected another couple of places in Kaka Point before we decided to stay at Cardno's, the others did not even compare!)

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Thank you for your awesome review. It was nice to meet you both and hope to see you back in Kaka Point at some stage.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed in the back apartment which had no view and we could see the front units would have had a lovely outlook. The back room was also a little unusual in layout, rather quirky. Don't stay here if you are tall. But it was comfortable and clean and welcoming. Kaka Point is stunning place.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Thank you for your comments. Unit 1 & 2 do have great views. Unit 3 is our budget unit but I find it is a lovely warm unit and if you are going to be out all day and just need to crash, its the unit for you.

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Additional Information about Cardno's Accommodation

Address: 8 Marine Terrace, Kaka Point 9271, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Kaka Point
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kaka Point
Price Range: $96 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Laura and Chris welcome you to their Catlins Accommodation in Kaka Point, you will be well-placed to explore one of the last frontiers of tourist destinations in New Zealand. The seaside accommodation is only 1 hour's drive from Dunedin Airport, following the Southern Scenic Route. The accommodation offers quality, modern contemporary furnished accommodation: either a self-contained unit (apartment-style) with cooking facilities or studio unit with breakfast facilities, both with fantastic sea views. Also there is a well appointed modern styled economy unit, with out sea views. Long stays welcome and tariffs adjusted accordingly. FREE WIFI. ... more   less 
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