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Cardno's Accommodation

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely accommodation the owner was waiting for us and had the room nicely heated. Peaceful quiet comfortable clean a pleasure to stay there , great scenery on the whole a great experience only stayed one night.

Thank ozkiwis2016
Laura I, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear ozkiwis2016 Thank you for writing such a nice review about your stay at Cardno's. We appreciate it and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you and hope that the rest of your holiday went well. Kind regards Laura More 

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

There is a choice of two units, both very well presented. They are stylish and very modern with crisp white bed linen to boot! Oh! what a wonderful shower. A nice surprise to endulge in plunger coffee and scrumptious biscuits for an afternoon delight. With a bonus of free WiFi. Off street parking is provided. The neighbourhood feels safe and... More 

Thank Lisa P
Laura I, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Kaka Point. All the best and we hope to see you again. Kind regards, Laura More 

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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

From searching other reviews, to then booking with Laura, I knew straight away this would be homely & a top place to stay. On arrival a personalised message greeted us. The room was above expectation, modern, warm, awesome view of the sea, & located right above the pub for tea! Not much more one could want. All within very reasonable... More 

Ryde, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Just had a one night stop, staying in the studio room. This was clean and comfortable with a microwave etc. We were given good advice on going to see the penguins that evening which we did. I would want to stay in one of the bigger units if it was for more than one night but the studio served its... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stayed at Cardno's for one night during our trip through The Catlins. Robyn welcomed us on arrival and was very informative on the local area. We had the unit without the sea view but this was very good for the price. Nugget Point is a must do and the nearby hide to spot penguins. Also lots of lovely waterfalls.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Binoculars to see the ocean view; welcome chocolates; extra comfortable beds; relaxed hospitality. On day One we had to stay in - it poured with rain & anyway, my travelling companion was ill - couldn't have and a better place to sit it out. What with the view, the comfortable seating, and all.

1 Thank Jil507
Alappuzha, India
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and were overwhelmed by the standard of the accommodation and the stunning views from our unit. We're on our last leg of a three and a half week tour of both the North and South Islands so stayed in a wide variety of hotels in some superb locations but this for us was one... More 

1 Thank JillTwizell
Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks Jill for your great review. It was nice meeting you, enjoy your holiday in India. Glad you enjoyed the Catlins. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We stayed one night at Cradnos, the service and accommodation was wonderful. Robyn was extremely helpful. She advised us as to where we could see penguins, which we had been looking for all day. We went to the DOC hide and sure enough we saw them. We had wifi, a very comfortable bed with quality linens, the shower was very... More 

Thank Robynb131
Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - glad you enjoyed your stay and its always a bonus when you get to see the penguins coming in from sea in the evening. More 

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be in Unit 2 facing the ocean and the views are mind boggling thought out so well there is binoculars for your usage. The owners were very polite offering bits and pieces when we cooked fresh salmon direct from Stewart Island. As we had holidayed at Stewart Island and had plenty spare salmon we gave... More 

2 Thank BOP_Not_Happy
Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, and thank you for the salmon you gave us. It was beautiful. It was lovely to meet you and the you left the unit as tidy and clean as when you moved in. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We had the 1 bedroom front unit which was very spacious, well appointed, extremely clean and wonderful views across the bay to Nugget Pt lighthouse. The unit was nicely decorated, with comfy seats and bed.The hosts were very helpful with their local knowledge and helped with our requests of laundry and extra internet. The binoculars were excellent when viewing the... More 

1 Thank rubez
Robyn and Clive B, Owner at Cardno's Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Kaka Point. Its a great place to relax and take in the scenery and wildlife. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Robyn and Clive Barnett welcome you to their Catlins Accommodation in Kaka Point, you will be well-placed to explore one of the last frontiers of tourist destinations in New Zealand. The seaside accommodation is only 1 hour's drive from Dunedin Airport, following the Southern Scenic Route. The accommodation offers quality, modern contemporary furnished accommodation: either a self-contained unit (apartment-style) with cooking facilities or studio unit with breakfast facilities, both with fantastic sea views. Also there is a well appointed modern styled economy unit, with out sea views. Long stays welcome and tariffs adjusted accordingly. No children or pets;FREE WIFI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cardno's Accommodation

Address: 8 Marine Terrace, Kaka Point, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Kaka Point
Price Range: RM436 - RM436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We had the back room which did not have a view of the ocean. The hotel is located in a very quiet area.”
 of 5 bubbles Robynb131, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“pay extra for the units with the views”
 of 5 bubbles rubez, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the unit with the separate bedroom which probably had the best sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiTraveller0, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The studio at end for bit more privacy, still get sea views. If cooking facilities required maybe the other unit”
 of 5 bubbles CKwalking, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Perfect place to launch your Catlins expedition”
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 of 5 bubbles waterside75, 7 Dec 2014 | Read review
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