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“Lovely cottage, will return”

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Otaio
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17 reviews
Otaio
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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jlsofiano...
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage, will return”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I booked Otaio at very short notice for a week's stay with my dog, with my husband joining me for a long weekend at the end of the stay. Jayne responded to my booking enquiry quickly and everything was confirmed within 24 hours of initial enquiry.

The cottage was easy to find, very clean and the view was simply stunning. It was a 2 minute walk to the beach, a dog friendly pub about 10 minutes and walks straight from the door. The enclosed front and back garden was perfect for a dog and staying there on my own for nearly a week I felt very safe. The living room was comfortable, bathroom did the job, I only used the master bedroom but the other two rooms (1 twin and 1 bunk beds) were neatly turned out. The kitchen was well equipped, Great Yarmouth was a 13 minute drive away where there were ample super markets for self catering purposes.

The only down side was the heating was on a timer and wasn't scheduled to come on until the end of British Summer Time, still a fortnight away and it was quite chilly at times. The electricity was via a £1 meter which was not the easiest to read.

Overall I had a relaxing week away and would recommend Otaio to an individual, couple or family. I will be looking to return in the future.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet with stunning views
Liked least: Lack of heating
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Richard J
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb Cottage”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Our first time at Otaio, but our third time staying in Scratby. The cottage is excellent and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The cottage is very well kitted out and the garden is superb with open views out to sea. The cottage is very warm and cosy. We are a family of two adults, two girls (10 & 7) and three medium sized dogs. The cottage has plenty of space for all. The walks from the door are great. You can be on the beach in 2 minutes. Turn left and head on down to Hemsby or Winterton, turn right and head to California, Caister or Yarmouth. The beach is wide and safe for kids and dogs, and watching seals pop up now and again was fun! The owner Jayne is very helpful and we have stayed in her other property Chantala twice before. Overall a superb holiday, and we will definately be back.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Tracey A
Biggleswade
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Comfort like home!”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

A wonderful bungalow to stay in. It has everything you need for a fabulous holiday. Very well furnished and all kitchen needs are met. Comfortable beds and a large lounge for a relaxing time. All very clean and fresh. Views are fantastic and the walks along the beach are just what is needed for a get away from the 'rush' of life!

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Liked best: The hospitality and general cleanliness and comfort
Liked least: would like to have wifi!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: its situation overlooking the sea
Liked least: their was not anything to dislike
Travelling group: Friends
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AnnieC55
Halstead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Five start accommodation in Scratby”
Reviewed 10 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Very impressed with Otaio, truly first class, luxurious self catering. Even the kitchen was equipped to high standard, not the usual hotch potch of 'left-over' bits and pieces you usually find in self catering places, very impressed indeed. Spent a very comfortable, relaxing week, Otaio is spacious inside and outside, plenty of room for us 3 adults and two dogs and in the perfect location for the long walks on the beach. Don't think you could find better.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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