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Whistling Frog Resort

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9 Rewcastle Road Papatowai - Chaslands Highway, Papatowai 9586 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The reception for the resort was located at the Restaurant, although it wasn't immediately apparent. The listing for the property spoke of shared facilities, which I thought meant the bathroom down the hall shared by various rooms; The room was actually a stand alone cabin,...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Campervan holiday with teenage daughter and wife. Arrived just on 5.00pm. Bar and Cafe closing. While understandable, I recommend they stay open later. We would have fined and no doubt had a few beers etc. Were able to buy a frozen award winning pie with...More

Thank Bernie D
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We stayed here for just one night. Location was great for visiting the Catlins, and we really enjoyed the dinner served in the onsite restaurant though having to eat by 6pm would not have been our first choice. The room itself was rather disappointing. It...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This place is lovely. Delicious, thoughtful food in the restaurant. The owners have sustainability in mind. The rooms are quaint we stayed in 313 but clean and comfy. We hiked around the property and of course to McClellan falls. We had suchanged a great time.

Thank Kelplady
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The resort is a handy place to spend the night in the Caitlins. However, the room was a bit cramped for the price. Additionally, the checkin counter and the cafe apparently closes at 3pm on Tuesdays. We arrived around 5pm. It took us forever to...More

Thank DanielH1981
Response from Mich2535, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Frog ResortResponded 24 March 2018

Hi Daniel, Thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We are sorry that you didn't receive our message about closing early on that Tuesday. We tried to notify everyone through our confirmation email, sometimes booking through a third party such as...More

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The Whistling Frog Resort is your "one-stop-shop", in the heart of the Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park, just 400 meters to the Cathedral Caves access road and a short drive to waterfalls and beaches. The property More caters to travellers with a fully licenced restaurant and bar, chalets, motels, cabins plus RV sites & tent sites. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Papatowai
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Papatowai
Traveller (7)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (5)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"We were in a smallish room but adequate."
27 Mar 2018
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"Lots of options to fit various budgets"
4 Mar 2018
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"Choose the chalet."
23 Sep 2017
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"Accomodation ranges from camping to serviced, checkout their website"
4 Mar 2016
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