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Reviewed 21 February 2013

We were so disappointed with our accommodation. It was nothing like the website described it to be and so expensive. We usually stay at Bentons when visiting Levin but unfortunately they were fully booked. We have two young children and the so called open plan lounge and kitchen was so small not to forget the three bedrooms which were partitioned...

5Thank Brent S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2012

I recently stayed at Fantails for the fourth time in the past 3 years. It is situated in a quiet location with beautiful grounds for guests to enjoy. I couldn't think of anything worse than staying in the middle of town, on a highway, with trucks and trains rumbling by 24/7! The rooms are comfortable and the quirky features contribute...

Thank Sarah P
Burnt Pine, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2012

We understood the concept of Fantails as we have stayed in Tui Cottage previously, but were unprepared for the ramshackle, shabbyand expensive accomodation of Times Past Cottage. The website advertising bore no resemblance to what we were shown into. Two bedrooms were in fact now a pokey three (4 woman had 1 dressing table to share) There was no sep....

7Thank gloria w
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Sure the location was quiet but the cottage was so old and pieced together, with what appeared to be glass office partitioning. So when someone put a bedside light on (as there were no light switches in any of the bedrooms!) it illuminated the whole place waking everyone. The main bedroom was too small to store our 2 suitcases,and as...

5Thank MoretonLee
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

Booked to stay here with my sister an partner for a family gathering and we pleased with everything rooms were clean warm and cosy, as we checked into our room and started getting ready she must of heard the wine bottles clanging because she popped back with a plate of cheese and crackers and said I thought that you would...

Thank 412ah
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 December 2011

This is an update to my previous review. I have done this as we spontaneously turned up on this B & B's doorstep , early evening on a Saturday on the off chance that Heather wouldnt be full. With baited breathe we announced our presence and were greeted like long lost friends. Luckily she had just had a cancellation due...

Thank dicowan
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2011

This was our third visit to this lovely B & B, in Levin. We have stayed in both Times Past Cottage and in the Main house upstairs. We would recommend the cottage for people with little kids as it is informal and separate so you have no worries about the littlies being noisy. Everything you need is there without being...

Thank dicowan
Reviewed 17 September 2010

This was a beautiful place to stay. I too had Tui Cottage and Heather the proprietor was lovely and spoilt me with totally organic breaskfast each day. Didn't have the same thing twice the whole week. Although it was winter the cottage was cozy and warm and where else do you you have the owner running thru the rain to...

Thank LeeminBrisbane
Yorkshire ,England
Reviewed 8 November 2009

We stayed in one of the Cottages( Tui Cottage) which was delightful ,very comfortable King bedroom and also a nice lounge area with single bed . Food was amazing all Organic . Location is not ideal if you do not like walking or no car, approx 15 mins to Town centre. Gardens are beautiful with all types of flowers /trees...


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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fantails means tranquility, native birdsong and established trees of NZ and England. Peace in this exquisite sanctuary. You can even pick your own fruit as you wander through 2 acres of outstanding, botanical gardens. If you’re looking for a retreat or sabbatical try our home baking and certified organic food! Ease the aches of the day away with a wonderful sauna or lavender massage bath with the sound of nature enveloping you. Ease back and watch SKY television before enjoying the comfort of a great nights sleep. Internet access available for browsing or checking your emails. Within approx a five kilometer radius enjoy the attractions of the Horowhenua such as golfing, bird trail, tramping, sightseeing and tourist attractions. Laundry also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fantails Accomodation

Address: 40 Macarthur Street, Levin 5510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Levin
Wheelchair access
Price Range: $118 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Sorry to say but I would have to say choose a different place to stay”
 of 5 bubbles BrentS913, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Beware of a site that does not show internal photos.”
 of 5 bubbles gloriaw629, 6 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Go somewhere else!”
  • Desperately needs a re-vamp
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  • The 18th century toilet
 of 5 bubbles MoretonLee, 26 Jun 2012 | Read review
“If you have kids use the time agains cottage, romantics use tui or if you are a female on your own stay upstairs in the main house and feel cossetted by Heather”
 of 5 bubbles dicowan, 2 Dec 2011 | Read review
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