We booked 3 nights at the Cottages and from start to finish our expereince exceeded expectations. Janine and Martin are superb, charming and unobtrusive hosts. They accomodated our unusual request (Large wedding cake storage). A complimentary bottle of local wine was wating for us when we arrived and the standard of accommodation is 5 star. Cottages is a misnomer and teh small houses have everything your could want. Ipod docks, full kitchen , exellent bathroom and separtate bathroom and two lovely decks. The place was spotless when we arrived and the finish and furnishings are of the highest quality. we loved meeting our hosts and would love to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Te Awanga Cottages feature two delightful Cottages situated in a picturesque coastal setting. Featuring beach walks, bike paths, winetasting, golfing and alfresco dining yet only a 15-20 min scenic drive to hip Havelock North, Hastings and Art Deco Napier.Both architecturally designed, Te Awanga Cottages feature views of the surrounding hills and lush interior furnishings. If you are looking for that special accommodation after a day of sightseeing or business, a relaxing retreat, or the venue for a celebration, Te Awanga Cottages welcomes you.Enjoy a refreshing morning walk through the village to the ocean (just follow the sound of the waves) or a stroll towards the Cape to Clifton Cafe. The Rotary Pathway is at your doorstep with extended cycleways and walkways.Envisioned with relaxation as a priority, the one-bedroom Cottage floor plan includes a bath with outdoor viewing and partially-enclosed decks to view the sun rising and setting with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.Local attractions include the Gannet Bird Colony at Cape Kidnappers, exclusive Cape Kidnappers Golf Course and the scenic Tukituki River Drive with vistas of Te Mata Peak.Also located in Te Awanga are nationally acclaimed wineries and restaurants - Elephant Hill Winery/Restaurant, Clifton Cafe, Clearview Estate Winery. And for serious wine enthusiasts, there are an additional 30 vineyards located within a half hour drive.The Cottages (Ilikai and Moana) will each accommodate 2 people, with a choice of either a king-sized bed or two long-single beds. A roll-away slat bed is available for a third person. We are unable to cater for children under the age of 14. ... more less