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Very good
3 reviews
Cottage accommodation
Sunset deck
Quennsize bedroom
twin bedroom
fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas stove
view from the sun deck
sunset on Taveuni
beach at Karin's Garden
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Matei, Taveuni Island

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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“great place great location”
Reviewed 6 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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wonderful burre wonderful view, everything we needed, very cosy and comfortable . Peter managed to hire a 4x4 for us, which you def need to see the island. 20 mins walk to the local supermarket for your basic needs, 15 to the lovely garden restaurant, and 20 mins the other way to the most beautiful beach and another fabulous restaurant, try the homemade pizza !

Date of stay: March 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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“Beautiful and Bright Slice of Heaven”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Karin's Garden is a beautiful, bright, spacious 2-bed, 2-bath bungalow. Some of its charm includes: polished wooden floors, louvered windows to let in lots of light, a large verandah to sit out on and enjoy the garden and the ocean view, a kitchen with all the crockery, cutlery and utensils you will need, 24 hour hot water for showering and washing up. It is spotlessly clean and fresh, with daily maid service (except Sundays). The well-equipped kitchen is a great bonus given that Taveuni in general and Matei in particular are not all that convenient for eating out, especially at night when the lack of street lights can make walking around tricky, especially if its raining.

Peter and Karin are excellent hosts who will pick you up from and drop you off at Matei airport (only 3 minutes drive away). Peter also drove us to the supermarket on first arrival so that we could stock up on essentials for our stay. The supermarket itself was surprisingly well-supplied by Fijian standards and this allowed us to cook tasty meals which we then enjoyed on our verandah. One evening we tried Karin's cooking, which comes highly recommended and does not disappoint.

For sightseeing, Peter put us in touch with Hari, who drove us to the sights and also arranged a snorkelling trip to the nearby islands.

Karin's Garden is also well located, 10 minutes by foot from the airport, 15 minutes to a decent bakery and 20 minutes to the supermarket. While it has direct access to a beach, the path down is steep and can be slippery in wet weather. But an easily accessible white sand beach is only 10 minutes walk as you head away from Matei. There is a good pizzeria at the entrance to this beach.

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: The verandah.
Liked least: The path down to the beach.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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