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Kaka Retreat

7 - 9 Miro Crescent, Stewart Island 9846 New Zealand
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Kaka Retreat is a small, intimate accommodation complex surrounded by bush and native gardens with a relaxed atmosphere. We're centrally located within the Oban Township and are close to the ferry and flight terminals, hotel and restaurants, supermarket etc. We're the perfect base for the single traveller, couples, families and groups alike and can cater for groups up to 14 people who require a bed each and if couples are in the mix we can cater for up to for 24 people. Property Facilities - Courtesy transfers to and from airport or ferry terminal (prior arrangement is required). - Wireless internet - Highchair and portacot (subject to availability). - Washing machine and clothes dryer are available. - Complimentary tea/coffee - Continental Breakfast - BBQ Facilities General Room Facilities - Toweling, toiletries, hand sanitiser and surface cleaning sprays are provided in all rooms for your convenience. - All Cottages and Studio Units have their own individual outdoor seating areas. Location / Distances: only 5 - 7 minute walk from the main town and Oban beachfront. Check-In Time: between 3:00pm and 7:00pm (Luggage storage for those who arrive earlier is available) Check-Out Time: 10:00am Reception Hours: we're available for our guests from 9.00am until 5.00pm either on site or by phone.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Highchairs available
Strollers
Free airport transportation
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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lesliewilliamson11 wrote a review Feb 2024
Hanover, New Hampshire9 contributions
Convenient accommodation near town. We only stayed one night. We were met in town by a staff member who drove us to the retreat. He offered to bring us a continental breakfast which was great as we had an early start the next morning. We heard kiwis at night and there are numerous birds on property.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Edward F wrote a review Sept 2023
Asbury, New Jersey20 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here Sept 21 to 23. The resort is very well kept. Everyone is extremely friendly. Room very comfy clean . The ground make you feel like you in a jungle birds chirping we got here before busy season and it was nice to mix with the locals in the pub and on the streets everyone will stop and talk to you for ever. Met the local police great guy we could of spent more time here but on 30 day walk about
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cuddlymom wrote a review Jun 2023
25 contributions20 helpful votes
Fantastic. Nice and close to town. Walk is a pleasant one. Accommodation good. Good sized unit with two double beds (very comfortable!!!), kitchenette, couple of chairs. Bathroom has amazing shower much appreciated after day out walking. Warm and snug in June with radiator heating. Lovely site with own covered deck, good privacy, some garden/bush. Totally recommended this accommodation. Decor & furnishings are high standard too. Staff friendly and so helpful. Courtesy transfers to/from accomodation on arrival. and departure too. The big city accommodations have some lessons to learn from Kaka Retreat!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Based on our experience is it is worth booking here. After a day walking it was wonderful to...
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Astrid J wrote a review May 2023
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions6 helpful votes
Really nice, clean and spacious. Free pick up from ferry (although the 400m wouldn't be hardship either 😊). Very comfy bed, nice host. The little grey cat from the neighbour is a very friendly ambassador of Stewart Island 😊🐾 Thank you for a really enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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jimandthefamily wrote a review May 2023
Pullman, Washington173 contributions111 helpful votes
This is just a few minute walk from the harbor. The small house was awesome and we had 3 bedrooms and a beautiful kitchen. The owner was great and answered all our questions. I will tell you that there are some pretty steep hills on the island. We enjoyed the exercise, but if you are going there and have a difficult time walking up a steep hill. Then just arrange a transport to the hotel. We saw some people going to a different hotel struggling up the steep short hill. The hotel feels like you are all alone, and it is really beautiful. We would recommend, and are very glad we stayed here. We will be back. Remember there is only one or two places to eat on the island, so the kitchen and small shop in the harbor is a real bonus.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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David R wrote a review Apr 2023
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Clean and totally functional but poorly maintained needs paint and carpet that’s not patched Way overpriced I wouldn’t pay anymore than $150 an night at best here. Helpful staff who did offer us a ride to Oban flight base and a lovely setting as well
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Grant B wrote a review Feb 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand54 contributions56 helpful votes
Very comfortable and well appointed lodgings within easy walking distance of downtown🤣. The transport service to and from the airport drop off was appreciated. BBQ left a little to be desired wasn’t working properly and not the cleanest other than than good honest accommodation.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Larissa K wrote a review Feb 2023
Auckland, New Zealand70 contributions8 helpful votes
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We enjoyed staying here. Airport transfers provided, nice and clean rooms. Easy check in process. About 5 min walk from town so close enough still to town but far enough to just hear the birds. We stayed in a self contained room with 2x double/queen beds. Very clean. Enjoyable stay. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mary C wrote a review Jan 2023
Queenstown, New Zealand11 contributions26 helpful votes
Pleasant place, despite dirty dishes, dated furnishings, and inattention to detail e.g. all jigsaw puzzles had missing or torn pieces and need to go, but it was the "Basil Fawlty-ish" behaviour of the owner that alternatively amused and annoyed us (shouting at staff, pre-emptively scolding us in case we checked out late (we didn't) and generally huffing and puffing about the place.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Katherine G wrote a review Sept 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Stayed two nights. 5 minute walk uphill from the ferry terminal. Secluded in bush. Basic facilities with great bedding and shower. Didn’t provide cooking oil for shared bbq so a bit disappointing. Friendly Kakas in the trees. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaka Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Kaka Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Ulva Island (3.4 km), Rakiura Museum (0.2 km), and Rakiura Track (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kaka Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and free airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Kaka Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kaka Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Kaka Retreat?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kaka Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Church Hill Restaurant, KaiKart Takeaways, and South Sea Hotel dining room and pub.
Does Kaka Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kaka Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kaka Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Kaka Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Kaka Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bunkhouse Theatre (0.2 km).