We came to Kamahi Cottage with 2 young children.
We were greeted on arrival with fresh baking and a warm welcome. Not that we'd travelled far to get there (only from Hamilton) but it was still a warm welcome and one that made us feel completely at ease.
The cottage looks out over rolling farm scape which in the evening is drenched in the most glorious sunset. In the morning, it's misty and romantic.
The cottage was warm and will alll the amenities you'd hope for and more. Fresh ground coffee, a free mini bar, a well stocked wine fridge, and daily baking by the lovely Liz which is worth travelling for (lucky you if you get the lemon cake!).
We opted to have dinner prepard for us by Liz on the Friday night as with the two little ones we figured unpacking and then driving 15km to the local tavern or restaurant would be a pain in the you know what. It was certainly the right choice.
Liz prepared us a delicious 3 course dinner which was just as enjoyable for us grown ups as it was for the little ones who had their own mini-servings (a very much appreciated touch, thank you Liz).
In terms of location, Kamahi is a short drive to the Kiwi House and Waitomo Caves and all the activities that the region is famous for.
The cottage is just delightful, Liz's food and baking is divine, the location is so quiet that nothing (unless you have kids) is going to wake you up early.
Oh and the breakfasts were incredible! For me, the breakfasts were the stand out of the weekend: you HAVE to try the bacon and egg breakfast as well as the home made granola.
- 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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