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Kaka Retreat Motel - Stewart Island

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7 - 9 Miro Crescent, Stewart Island 9846 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Kitchenette
Golf Course
Laundry Service
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews quick tour a great place to stay within walking distance native birds complimentary pick up and drop room was spotless birds including good size half moon bay continental breakfast ferry terminal karina lynn kaka unit hosts oban
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kaka Retreat. The area is so peaceful and the lodge is an oasis of tranquility and nature. It’s within walking distance of town and the trails. Each day the Kakas would literally come up to our porch and...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

From the complimentary pick up and drop off at Stewart Island Air depot, our stay at Kaka Retreat was great. Friendly, helpful staff, spotless and pleasant room and quiet. Visits from the native kaka were a wonderful bonus. Motel is located a short walk away...More

1  Thank Shanonomous
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Friendly check in after complimentary pick up from the Ferry Terminal Unit well presented and clean with very comfortable bed The Kaka Birds come to visit each day and are real delight to watch feeding Handy and well with in walking distance of township Highly...More

Thank cassiedromana
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

From the time that my wife and I were picked up at the ferry to the time we were delivered back there 2 days later, we had a great time staying at the Kaka Retreat. The room was a good size and well furnished. There...More

Thank Richo12
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We stayed at Kaka retreat for 3 nights in January. It is a really lovely motel, the room was spotless. Great little kitchenette and a nice space for dining and sitting around. The veranda was the best kaka spotting area, and we were visited by...More

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Kaka Retreat's motto is Sit Back, Relax, Unwind - You're in good hands! KAKA RETREAT MOTEL is a self contained and serviced complex located within beautiful Stewart Island's idyllic Halfmoon Bay - the More gateway to the Rakiura National Park and the world renowned native bird sanctuary - Ulva Island. Situated in close proximity to both ferry and flight terminals, only a quick 5 minute walk away to all restaurants, shops, water taxis and main attractions Kaka Retreat is an ideal "Island getaway" accommodation choice. Native wild birds such as the friendly Kakas, Tui, and Bellbirds truly make Kaka Retreat the peace lovers, bird watching, photographers' paradise. With only 7 units and nestled within a native bush garden setting our guests can unwind. Whether you are a couple, family or group willing to share facilities we can meet your accommodation requirements. Our 2-3 bedroom cottage units offer a mixture of double (with genuine double beds) and twin bedroom/s with 2 single beds. They sleep 4-6 persons comfortably. Combining central heating, open plan living and private covered verandas you have space to fully relax. Each cottage has basic cooking facilities, a microwave, under bench fridge, TV and private bathroom. Our modern studio units can sleep 2-3 persons. Centrally heated with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, comfortable deluxe queen beds and en suite bathrooms you are well catered for. All cottages and studio units are serviced daily with boutique toiletries, towels, and linen provided. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$157 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$157 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
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Traveller (22)
Room & Suite (6)
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Trish C
30 October 2017|
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Response from Kaka2011 | Property representative |
We provide our guests with 30ml Koha Spa toiletries in each room - these products consist of Shampoo; Conditioner; Facial Cleanser; & Exfoliating Body Scrub. They are New Zealand made, recyclable packaging and biodegradable... More
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flighty2015
12 October 2016|
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Response from Kaka2011 | Property representative |
Hi Sue We did respond to your enquiry on behalf of the 6 persons which was made 17 October 2016 via our own web contact us page - ref 1990. I realise this is very old but it appears that a response is required to deactivate... More
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"Corner rooms are probably the better ones"
cassiedromana
13 Mar 2018
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"All rooms are good"
JandD681
8 Dec 2017
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"The best room is on the very end, in the back, on the same side as the office."
kwjkwj
5 Mar 2017
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"2-bedroom and 3-bedroom are available"
chch_fish
11 Jan 2017
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