Reef Cottage B&B
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Reef Cottage B&B

51 - 55 Broadway, Reefton 7830 New Zealand
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4.5
#1 of 3 B&Bs in Reefton
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Built in 1887, this former Barrister and Solicitor's office has been carefully renovated in 2015 to add light and space without losing its old-world charm to become the Finest Accommodation available in Reefton. (Qualmark 4 1/2 star) Elegantly decorated, the house features charming character rooms all with ensuites (special feature vault ensuite) and central heating. Full kitchen and laundry facilities. Shared lounge with 40 inch LCD TV and ample seating. Private patio, decking and guests' garden.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Hiking
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

51 - 55 Broadway, Reefton 7830 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 59 out of 100
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Jane W wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand17 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for only one night as part of our South Island road trip. Kelly, our host, was welcoming and informative, guiding us to our room and giving a tour of the shared facilities and a history of the cottage. She also advised as to where to find a tasty and great value meal on a Sunday evening in Reefton!The room was large and warm, with a cosy sitting area and updated modern bathroom. The bed was comfortable and surroundings quiet. Breakfast was served next door at the Cafe and was fresh and well presented with superb coffee and a glowing coal fire. Easy (free) car parking outside the front door so after packing up before continuing our travels we strolled up and down the main street poking our heads into galleries, second hand shops and of course enjoying a tasting of the local gin! Well worth a visit!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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70flash wrote a review Sept 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand108 contributions8 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Greeted by Kelly and Ross. They were lovely and made us feel very comfortable about treating the place like home.
Each room had its own historic decor. The bathroom we had was very modern (King)
Choice of rooms from smaller to king and queen rooms that were large!

Great kitchen and lounge area.
Courtyard too.
And comes with breakfast next door.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FyingKiwi wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand1,079 contribution359 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A trip through Westland should always keep a historical element to genuinely appreciate its significance and culture. The Reef Cottage Bed and Breakfast not only places you in the very center of historical Reefton, but also places you into a wonderful historical building, allowing you to keep a suitable setting for the duration of your stay and explorations beyond.
The hostess Kelly ensured you received a typically warm Westland welcome, providing not only a tour of the wonderful guest house which really made one feel they were being accommodated in historical style, but also ensured you were provided with all the local knowledge required for a stay in Reefton.
There are four rooms in this guest house, each with their own unique historical style. My own (the Queen Suite) had a delightful small lounge area having two large and wonderfully comfortable chairs along with a desk from which you could work. The bedroom itself (yes a separate room) contained a large very comfortable bed and dresser while the very roomy bathroom had not only a shower, but also a large deep bath, which was absolutely heavenly to soak in after each physically vigorous day exploring many of the local and surrounding tracks and places (including a ghost town).
Breakfast was an almost unheard of (for B&B's) cooked breakfast setting you off ready for a physically demanding day (or relaxing if preferred), and evening meals were well catered for at local hotels within quite easy walking distance.
A very well-appointed kitchen is also available for guest use, along with an absolute array of complimentary beverages made available (along with shortbread). Why would anyone want to stay anywhere else?
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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NapierAro wrote a review Mar 2021
napier592 contributions108 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing town Reefton is, and the surprises kept coming. We secured this property after contacting Kelly and it delivered on every front.
Kelly is clearly passionate about ensuring her guests are not only made to feel very welcome but nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
The Victorian themed bedrooms are contrasted with the very slick contemporary bathrooms.
The included breakfast was at the next door Cafe and was a perfect end to our stay here.
Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Voelser wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom191 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great little find. It is quirky, but perfectly formed! I had a room with an ensuite and the room looked like it was early 20th century while the bathroom was very modern! Great and quirky! All of it was clean and quiet. There is a communal room in the back with a kitchen. There is also garden with seating area which was very nice in the evening. Staff were great: when they found out I could not stay for breakfast the next morning they made me some food and left it in the fridge for me to take the next morning! Recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cup1993 wrote a review Nov 2023
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand92 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Finally an opportunity arose to stay at the B&B and I can honestly say this will be our preferred go-to accommodation in Reefton going forward.
We were set up in the Vault Room, our en-suite was literally the space occupied by the original vault, vault door still in situ.
The room itself was well appointed, very clean and comfortable (I’m a housekeeper, I check where others might not!). The shared lounge and breakfast area just as lovely, the continental breakfast items more than enough.
Our host, Aaron, showed us what we needed to know then left us in peace, only a phone call and a few metres away should we have needed anything.
Loved it, 100% recommend it
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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RandyOToole wrote a review Apr 2024
Valencia, Spain376 contributions233 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you had forgotten how and when you arrived at this B&B, it’d be like waking up the next morning sure that you were living it up in the nineteenth century. We had the pleasure of staying in the Vault Room which was our stand-out favourite accommodation of our NZ road trip – it was compact, cosy and infinitely charming. Breakfast was a pre-made affair…plenty adequate for the long drive that followed. If you’re thinking of going to/through Reefton, you won’t regret resting up here.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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No1MysteryShopper wrote a review Feb 2023
Leicestershire, United Kingdom44 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 1 night and the rooms are all spacious and newly furnished. The shared kitchen is well equipped and there is a lovely patio at the rear where you can sit and relax. The interior has all been recently redecorated/ renovated and arguably the best b&b accommodation in Reefton.

A couple of places to have a drink in the Main Street and 2 supermarkets.

Some nice walks on your doorstep.

Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking on the road in front of the b&b.
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jilrick wrote a review Aug 2022
Birkenhead, New Zealand123 contributions92 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a night in the Queen Suite. It’s an old building and retains much of its historical character. Although the suite is compact, the small attached (and private) lounge area meant we had adequate room. The bathroom is very modern and well appointed.
It’s right on the main street but it was quiet, and we were able to park right outside.
We very much enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maureen f wrote a review May 2021
nz178 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three very pleasant nights at Reef Cottage. Restored character house with lovely room, fabulous bathroom, comfortable shared lounge, kitchen and patio. Comfortable bed, useful desk, good lighting and quiet king room. Only minus was that the window was very close to a boundary wall which made the room quite dark in the daytime. Friendly staff and included breakfast at cafe next door was great.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jing W asked a question Mar 2017
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What is the telephone number?
Answer from Wanda F
Cambridge, New Zealand126 contributions50 helpful votes
Sorry don't have it onhand but you can google it and if you are to drive there it is right in the middle of the town next to 4 squares. Enjoy.
Baldandy wrote a tip Mar 2024
53 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walking distance to Little Biddy Distillery."
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ToTravel123 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Napier, New Zealand22 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We parked right outside Reef Cottage. Parking was great."
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No1MysteryShopper wrote a tip Feb 2023
Leicestershire, United Kingdom44 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking on the road in front of the b&b."
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Reinhard G wrote a tip Dec 2019
Mapua, New Zealand127 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"King room with a suer king bed"
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vanfamAuckland wrote a tip Apr 2019
Waiuku, New Zealand200 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Queen Suite is very dark with no windows at human-height :( they are very high up the walls."
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PRICE RANGE
$147 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionReefton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reef Cottage B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Reef Cottage B&B?
Nearby attractions include The Bearded Miners (0.1 km), Blacks Point Museum (1.9 km), and The Hale Gallery (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Reef Cottage B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Reef Cottage B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Reef Cottage B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Reef Cottage B&B?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reef Cottage B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Broadway Tearooms and Bakery, Reef Cottage Cafe, and Nana Ni's.
Is Reef Cottage B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Reefton.
Are pets allowed at Reef Cottage B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Reef Cottage B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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