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at Bluebell Lodge and Cottage

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... The 3units have little privacy, especially the one bedroom unit. They are plonked in the paddock, with little thought...
... our host was charming and welcoming. Stayed in the one bedroom cottage. Great layout with lovely views, very comfortable...
Really enjoyed our stay in the one bedroom cottage. It was spotless and the owners took great pride in their cottages. It was...
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Woodinio wrote a review Oct 2021
Wellington, NZ254 contributions82 helpful votes
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I’ve been spoilt by the anonymity of AirBNB - and come to think of it most contemporary accommodation providers. No paper work, no show you round the property, no this is a blanket…. Just a key and the wifi code. So the in-person, fussy check-in was over the top, stifling and set off my experience badly. Not boutique!!

The location surrounded by a working orchard is quite pretty - especially with the blossoms out. The gardens round the main house are attractive.

The 3units have little privacy, especially the one bedroom unit. They are plonked in the paddock, with little thought to views, privacy or solar orientation. The decks, and each and every window, over look each other. The studio -despite being straight onto the drive- is the most private. Not boutique.

Once inside, Lazy Boys dominate the living area, focused at the huge screen TV. Theres ample Kiwi kitsch chintz- including coasters and placemats on each surface?!? A mix of dated and new fittings and decor- its classic kiwi accommodation from 10years ago - with new curtains. Not boutique.

There’s A LOT of rules! If anyone actually gets past the page with the wifi code on!!

No recycling is available. All bathroom products are single use and plastic wrapped.

Nice plush carpet. Nice Denby crockery and Portmerrion bits. Bed was comfy. But no headboard. Only unit not to have a bbq. The bathroom was clean and … practical though the towels a little small and past best. Industry tea & coffee only provisions, in an otherwise well equipped kitchen. Wifi doesn’t extend to the bedroom.

Check out is the old 10am kick out. Not boutique!

Would recommend to a less discerning traveller. Wont stay again.

If you want boutique accommodation in this area - Haumoana Herb Cottage.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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jeff b wrote a review Aug 2019
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Carol our host was charming and welcoming. Stayed in the one bedroom cottage. Great layout with lovely views, very comfortable bed and reclining lounge chairs. Large bathroom. Plenty of good coffee options in the well thought out kitchen, let alone the ice cream on arrival. Would stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Carol L, Owner at Bluebell Lodge and Cottage
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are very very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do come back and stay with us again. Kind Regards Carol
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Donna W wrote a review Feb 2019
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Really enjoyed our stay in the one bedroom cottage. It was spotless and the owners took great pride in their cottages. It was well equipped and we were able to barbeque every evening. Bed was comforatable and we loved the big chairs.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carol L, Owner at Bluebell Lodge and Cottage
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! And we really appreciate it being such a fantastic review! We have now had all the exterior painted on the One Bedroom Cottage so please do come back and check it out! Kind Regards Carol
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Janine and Mich... S wrote a review Jan 2019
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A great stay. Close enough to everything but far enough out to be relaxing. Great pool and very clean accommodation. 2 bedroom unit great. Carol a great host. Unit had all the luxuries if home. Next time in Hastings will stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Carol L, Owner at Bluebell Lodge and Cottage
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Wow what a great review! Thank yo so much. Please do come back and stay with us again! Kind Regards Carol and Max
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SusanC C wrote a review Nov 2018
Wellington67 contributions30 helpful votes
If you're looking for a relaxing place to stay in the country, this is it. Carol, the host, was very friendly and informative. The room was well appointed with everything we could need. The pool was lovely and relaxing. While you need a car to get there, it is really easy to find and only 4 or 5 minutes to either Hastings or Havelock North. We had a fantastically relaxing two days here and will definitely come back to stay whenever in Hastings again. Thanks Carol.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carol L, Owner at Bluebell Lodge and Cottage
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Thank you! We could not have asked for a better review too so thank you! We are soooo pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you enjoyed the pool as we love see it getting used! It is lovely isn't it! We look forward to you coming back again so please do! Kindest regards Carol and Max
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