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“"Look no further for THE place to stay in Punakaiki"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hydrangea Cottages

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Hydrangea Cottages
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Milton, TN
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12 reviews
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“"Look no further for THE place to stay in Punakaiki"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

The choice isn't where you want to stay in Punakaiki - it's which cottage at Hydrangea Cottages you want to stay in. I can only speak for the Miro Cottage, but it was perfect. We had a comfortable bed with nice linens facing the ocean with large doors that folded back and completely opened to a sunset view. The cottage had an outdoor tub and small private porch. It was within sight of the Pancake Rocks and while not actually "on" the beach, it had the same view, if not better. However, if you 're looking for that hotel you run out of your room across the sand and into the water, you need to look further, they are there also. (I'll be up at the Hydrangea Cottages.) Dining choices are very limited, we had one, the Tavern. It was pretty good but if you are planning on an extended visit, and I can't imagine why you would, you might want to bring some groceries with you and get a room with a kitchen.

Room Tip: We stayed in Miro (1 BR) and it appeared to have most privacy and one of two best views of all cotta...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Lovely little cottage (we stayed in Miro). Looked like the best accommodation by far in Punakaiki. Also looked like it was much better value than the Punakaki Resort. Quick, no-fuss check in.

Room Tip: Miro Cottage has a great view of the beach and an outdoor bath.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

Stayed in Rimu Cottage for one night, but wished we had booked for much longer. Gorgeous location and beautifully designed living spaces. Eat amazing pavlova at the Tavern just down the road and then return 'home' to try a spot of Weka watching from the porch. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton,new zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Hydrangea cottages is the best accommodation! The cottages are perfect, beautifully constructed and furnished. The linen was lovely and everything was well equipped. the views are outstanding and we loved the privacy of each cottage. I recommend the horse trekikingyou will love staying at these cottages, I can't imagine what their would be to complain about.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

We thought that the rooms were clean, tidy and quite cosy given the wet west coast weather we were having. The staff were friendly and helpful. The kitchen was small but had enough facilities to make meals, and the bathrooms was of a standard, if not better than expected at a good hotel. Nice views.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

This is one of the best places I've stayed at for many years. The apartment was excellently appointed that I could have happily stayed at for many more nights. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and know just how to provide an excellent experience.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent, I can't see how anyone can go wrong staying here.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

This group of cottages is in a perfect location while traveling the west coast. It's 2 minutes from the Pancake Rocks, and is situated right off the road, up on a hill. The owner was flexible, accommodating and helpful; they even have a library of DVDs to take to the cottage and watch (which we did - 2 of them!). We stayed in the 1 bedroom, Rata cottage, which was perfect for 3 of us (parents and teenage daughter). Furnishings are basic but adequate. The kitchen was complete and we were able to cook our dinner (pasta), and make coffee, as noted by others. We were driving UP the coast,and luckily decided to buy food for dinner and breakfast at the full-sized grocery store in Greymouth as it turned out there was no other place at all to buy food between there and Punakaiki. We also filled up with gas in Greymouth - there is no filling station after that, traveling north to Punakaiki.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hydrangea Cottages
Address: Main Rd, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five secluded, stylish cottages, surrounded by native bush, huge limestone outcrops, wild hydrangeas with stunning sea views. Choose from studio, one or two bedroom self contained options. Each cottage has its own design and character. We are 600 m south of the Pancake Rocks. Horse trekking available from end of October to June. ... more   less 
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