We stayed two nights at Kamahi Cottage- we were coming from a big hotel in Sydney so it was great to have our own little house in the country- the cottage is comfortable, pretty,well equipped and cozy- surrounded by beautiful gardens and a lovely lemon tree right outside our door. Our host Liz provided dinner our first night, since would be driving and arriving after eight- we had an absolutely delicious home cooked gourmet dinner- tomato soup, polenta, local NZ lamb which was great, nice veggies and chocolate cake. Breakfasts were outstanding as well, and the surrounding trails are spectacular for hikes. Liz and her husband were terrific about suggesting places to visit and things to do, and it was so nice to come back to our cozy cabin. Liz made reservations for us at a great restaurant,and suggested we visit a local sheep farm called Hairy Feet where some of the Hobbit movie was filmed- both the restaurant and the farm were highlights of our trip that we would not have known about ourselves. Can't recommend Kamahi highly enough, and hope to get back there in a few years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kamahi Cottage is a 5-Star country cottage, self-contained Bed &Breakfast and farm stay. It's just 30 minutes from the Waitomo glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting and "Lost World" adventures. The cottage is peaceful, romantic and very private - set in a beautiful country garden with stunning hilltop views. There is an upstairs queen bedroom, large downstairs bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, plus stylish lounge and dining area. A comfortable queen sofa-sleeper is also available downstairs. (Max. 4 guests, children are very welcome). Rates include full gourmet breakfasts. Privately catered 2 & 3-course dinners are available by prior arrangement. Travel times: Auckland International Airport - 2.5 hours, Hobbiton Movie Set - 1.25 hours, Hamilton city & gardens - 1 hour, Rotorua - 2 hours, Taupo - 2 hours. ... more less
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