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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stayed 2 nights in a cottage. Loved the cottage and garden setting very tranquil. My youngest son loved the weka's which were quite friendly. Definately will come back to stay. Only qualms were double bed too small and soft for anyone over 5 foot 8 and the water pressure in the shower was hopeless.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank bin282016
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Off the beaten track made this overnight stay excellent. Had our own spacious cabin with a delightful,private verandah to relax with a wine and plan for the next day . Our own private shower and toilet facilities . There is wifi but an outage generally meant that even our payment had to be processed manually ...so it really was a get away ! Was not an issue at all really . Bed was comfy and warm and every implement you needed was in the kitchen . Milk provided for cuppa teas for this stay ...always a bonus ...surrounding countryside great and we recommend a walk to and over the swing bridge . Great relaxing place to stay.

Room Tip: Cabins are great .
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jo jo zep A
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Beautiful setting,, about 2km from Moana and Lake Brunner. We stayed in a cottage. There were two adults and two children. Although it advertised as sleeping up to 6, really it was too small for 4. One room had two single beds and a set of bunks. The other room had a double bed, kitchenette, dining table and chairs and a little bathroom next to the double bed. There were no easy chairs or sofa and we really missed having this option. There was a mosquito repellant thing, but no insect screens on the windows so the only options were be stifling hot with windows shut and mozzies out, or open the windows and let the mozzies in (and in they came!!). We sprayed flyspray in the bathroom and killed about 20 of them one evening. Very clean and tidy cottage though, with comfy beds. More expensive than what it was worth overall though, unfortunately

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Thank lynet2017
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

The cabin was pretty from the outside, within lovely grounds. Alas inside the cabin was cavernous and cold- reminiscent of a community hall. The small in-wall heater, with 2 hour limit, barely heats the main room. The adjoining bedroom was chilly. The pillows flat and miserable. The 'double' / deluxe single bed is tiny. My solo 5'8" frame would find my feet dangling over the edge- and cold. Two people would be warm at least - if you could both fit in the bed! The coldest hour is before dawn; I was woken both mornings chilled through and miserable. The second night with extra blankets was more tolerable, but the Motel Complex would do well to invest in some efficient heat pumps.
You can't see the television from the bed- which maybe a problem for some people.
The decor and fittings are perfunctory- theres a 2 burner hob unit and what utensils you need for basic self catering. The ceiling lights are bare bulb and glaring- one light setting; on or off. The bathroom is clean and off-the-shelf new. The shower head is unmoveable and discharged warm water.
Sitting out in the sun, enjoying the gardens and the birdsong on the little deck was enjoyable, and raised my feeling about he complex.
My review is a little jaded by the lack of warmth I experienced. But compared with other similar set up places I stayed at on the same trip I thought this cabin was over priced. Wifi is also $5/day!
Would only really recommend in the warmer seasons.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Woodinio
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

My husband and I recently stayed in a one bedroom cottage. The area is lovely and quiet. I guess at peak season with more people around it would be noisier.
The cottage had everything we needed for self catering. Sitting on the front veranda in the afternoon was lovely. I did have a problem with the bed. It was just too soft and bouncy for me. Also, it would be great to have fly screens on at least one or two windows for fresh air in the evening. At night the Windows all had to be tightly closed to keep out a variety of flying insects. The type of Windows probably would not be compatible to screens. This is a good location to use as a base for exploring this part of the west coast.

Room Tip: Cottages nice
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sundancer93003
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