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“A wonderful location and accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kamahi Cottage

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Kamahi Cottage
Ranked #1 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
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Richardson, Texas
1 review
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“A wonderful location and accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Liz and Evan have provided a wonderful place to sit back, relax and enjoy New Zealand. The cottage has everything that could be desired - a great view, first class amenities (kitchenette, bath, etc.) and the hosts are most gracious and welcoming. I had the chance to share a dinner with Liz and Evan - a flawless example of "traditional" New Zealand offerings, which went far over and above what I had expected. Drifting off to sleep in the cottage was so natural, and the breakfast the following morning was hot, fresh and delicious. This was the first stop on my first trip to New Zealand, and I felt welcome from the moment I arrived.

Room Tip: The cottage is a wonderful place - quiet and picturesque.
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Green Features: Green conscious; recycling and energy saving policies are evident
  • Stayed January 2016, travelled solo
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 8 February 2016
Thank you for your kind comments. We're very happy that you felt so welcome on your first NZ stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We were only two days in this comfortable cottage, enjoyed Elisabeth´s and Greg´s hospitality, the excellent dinner and fell in love with their beautiful garden. Our hosts made us immediately feel at home. We have nothing to criticize and wished to stay longer! This is a perfect place to relax and a good starting point for visits to the Waitomo Caves and other nice places around. Thanks Elisabeth and Greg for two perfect days.

  • Stayed December 2015, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Kamahi Cottage is a relaxing retreat with all the amenaties of home and the luxury of a five star resort. Liz and Evan are a warm, friendly couple who go out of their way to make you feel at home. Lounging in the hammocks on the deck is the optimal way to experience the sounds of New Zealand's birds and walking in the gardens is a fabulous way to see some of the local foliage.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear bagpipes on the first night of my stay and when I investigated the source of the noise I saw Evan practicing for the Christmas parade. I was treated to a delightful mini concert!
Liz is a fantastic chef and spoiled me with her fantastic recipes and friendly conversation.
I can't reccommend the cottage enough and I hope that I will be able to visit again soon.

  • Stayed December 2015, travelled solo
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 15 December 2015
Thanks so much, Judy. Evan is very happy that his "mini-concert" met with your approval! Have a wonderful 2016.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Kamahi Cottage is the perfect place to head to for a few days to catch your breath, unwind from stress and soak up some of New Zealand's glorious country side. The wonderful owner can provide you with the most delicious home made meals and baking.
I lounged in the comfy hammocks on the front deck, listening to the birds singing and marveling at the view.
I recommend this place, not just to overseas tourists but to New Zealanders as well.

  • Stayed November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Thank you! We really enjoyed your company and getting to know you.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This was our last night in New Zealand and we could feel ourselves unwind after all the driving as we lay in the hammocks on the verandah looking out over many square kilometres of farmland below. We had been welcomed with Swiss pastries and the introduction to the cottage was helpful - so many extra little things like books and videos which added to our stay. Spending a night in the cottage was a great experience and breakfast next morning magnificent. Discussions with Liz and Evan changed our plans for the next day definitely for the better. An unforgettable stay.

Green Features: Kamahi Cottage has many certificates for environmental practices
  • Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
It was a pleasure to host you and learn about Tasmania...I see a visit coming up!
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Additional Information about Kamahi Cottage

Property: Kamahi Cottage
Address: 229 Barber Road, Rewarewa RD 5, Otorohanga 3975, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Otorohanga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Otorohanga
Price range (per night): $420 - $563
Hotel Class:5 star — Kamahi Cottage 5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kamahi Cottage is a 5-Star country cottage, self-contained B&B and farm stay. It's just 30 minutes from the Waitomo glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting and "Lost World" adventures. The cottage is peaceful, private and romantic - set in a beautiful country garden with panoramic hilltop views. There is an upstairs queen bedroom, spacious 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. ... more   less 

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