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Red Bank, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 December 2015

room was fine - clean, spacious and well equipped. We also experienced difficulty with the TV and communication as others have reported. May just be too remote. My main beef was the very high booking fee tacked on by the Global Availability booking service. I booked through my phone and did not read all the fine print. This is the...

Thank David_Laurie6
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I stopped in at the Information Centre in the tiny Waikawa hamlet after 5pm and wasn't expecting them to be open. Lovely people. The folder of photos (no computers - love it!!) didn't show up how wonderful these cottages are. I booked into the Toi Tois cottage; a one bedroom ensuite with lounge/dining and kitchen with deck, laundry and parking...

1Thank explorer1002015
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The one bedroom lodge was well set up and met our needs very well. It felt quite remote but was very peaceful and we had good access to the penguins. It won't suit those who have to be connected at all times but it is good to sometimes be far away.

Thank SusieS994
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Waikava Harbour View deserves an excellent rating except for non functional TV (not correctly tuned) and no wifi - both advertised as available. Spacious rooms, exceptional cleanliness, well stocked with basic food supplies, toiletries, extra blankets, laundry powder, DVD's, compendium of travel literature and pamphlets of local interest. The almost instant responsiveness of the central heating was appreciated when returning...

Thank Patricia T
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Self contained unit was overlooking the harbour close to the local information center and Local museum. It was clean and comfortable, with good beds, the TV reception was a bit erratic but ok, interesting old movies on DVD. I would recommend it

Thank Vicky C
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The property is located in a small quiet town with great harbor view. I'm quite enjoy the stay. The local people are friendly, the room is clean, cozy. best to sit on the lodge and watch the sunset. Just magnificent.

Thank Richard L
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This was the perfect location to stay during a photography field trip for our group. We stayed in the Lodge and had plenty of space for the group. We also had a cottage and it was great too. I will be back for a weekend getaway with my partner! The only downside was the the free WiFi was pretty poor,...

Thank Marnie_NZ
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

I want to be able to give more stars but it is completely unacceptable that it took us an hour and a half and driving to another town to gain access to our room. As others have noted, there is no cell service in the area and there is no person on site for the separate units. The owners live...

1Thank Cori H
Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

To clarify some misunderstandings, the owner lives just 2km away but at the time of this booking was out of the country and behind NZ time by 2 hours. Due to the unavailability of internet data outside of the hotel where I was staying (not known until I arrived in the country) I did not receive notice of the booking...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We were trying to find a stay for the night and had checked the camp ground in Curio bay and the DOC campsite in Waikava when we walked in to the information center at the Waikava museum. The lady at the counter suggested that we had a look at the Toi toi cottage. We were so lucky. The cottage had...

Thank MrsFalk
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is what you dream about when you live in a big city! We got a stutio (Toi Tois) with fully equipped kitchen, separate bedroom (fantastic bed) and en-suite bathroom. All very new and very tidy and cosy. From our terrace we had the most fantastic view of Waikava Harbour and its wild environment. The quietness, the remoteness and the...

Thank guid0vanleuven
Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Waikava Harbour View Toi Tois cottage. The autumn and winter months showcase the beauty of the Waikawa harbour on still calm days and the air is crisp and clear - a photographers paradise!

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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Waikava Harbour View

Address: 14 Larne Street, Waikawa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Waikawa
Price Range: $93 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“We had the disabled chalet. Both seemed to have good views.”
GillianC693, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, they only have 3 seperate cabins and all have a good view.”
lucasaT6199UN, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a cabin facing the Bay. The area is very quiet and peaceful.”
Takuri, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Best access, views, local knowledge”
BLieven, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Of the two single cottages, the Toi Tois has the better view.”
  • evening view
  • Toi Tois ensuite
  • Toi Tois bedroom
  • deck view
  • little church across the field
explorer1002015, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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