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Waikava Harbour View

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Canberra, Australia
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76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 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... More 

Thank Patricia T
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 7 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
1 review
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
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 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,... More 

Thank Marnie_NZ
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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126 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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... More 

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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! More 

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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

After finding the accommodation we had booked elsewhere in Waikawa was not available we were very pleased to find ourselves in the gorgeous Toitoi cottage. Beautiful location over the water. The cottage is well appointed and roomy. The was plenty of room for luggage in the bedroom. The living, dining and kitchen area was also very roomy. We arrived in... More 

Thank Alihuck
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We were a group of seven adults staying in the 4 bedroom house. Absolutely gorgeous location, right on the water. If you are from overseas (or even from urban NZ), you need to understand that what makes the Catlins beautiful is that it is remote and wild and so services are very limited. This, for us, is part of the... More 

Thank ThylacineNZ

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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: RM369 - RM636 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles GillianC693, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, they only have 3 seperate cabins and all have a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles lucasaT6199UN, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a cabin facing the Bay. The area is very quiet and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles Takuri, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Best access, views, local knowledge”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles explorer1002015, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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