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Kamahi Cottage
Ranked #1 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

We chose this B&B to get a sense of the countryside. The property was beautiful. The proprietors, Liz and Evan, were gracious and full of information about the area. The grounds were magnificent, casual and breathtaking. We stayed in the 'cottage, which was a guest house next to the main house; the sleeping area is upstairs. The next morning we went to the main house for a delicious breakfast. Driving up the driveway was interesting as it is a narrow road and being from the USA, we were already challenged driving on the opposite side of the road. I recommend this B&B for a delightful getaway from city life. Liz and Evan were wonderful!

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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Thank you so much for staying and sharing your thoughts...

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

My husband and I just returned from several weeks vacationing in New Zealand and one of the most memorable and enjoyable highlights was our "farm stay" with Liz and Evan. We were reluctant to experiment with idea of a farm stay, but our travel coordinator strongly encouraged us to put Kamahi Cottage on the list. Located in the small community of Otorohanga and minutes from Watomo Caves, the setting was picturesque and comforting to the soul. Our accommodation was a stand-alone cottage a short delightful walk from the main house. The cottage has a living room, kitchenette and bathroom on the main level and lofted bedroom above. The real attraction, however, are the two wonderful people who served as our hosts. Liz welcomed us with freshly baked goodies and started our days with a delicious, wholesome breakfast. She is a fabulous chef and will prepare your evening meals to perfection. Her wine selections are excellent. Evan spent an hour driving us through his farm and explaining the operations of the family cattle and sheep farm. Most of all, we enjoyed getting to know Liz and Evan and hearing about the interesting history of their family. My husband particularly enjoyed having a wee dram of Scotch whisky with Evan who is not only a connoisseur of fine spirits but can distill a few himself. Liz even went out of her way to ensure a left behind article was delivered to us in Auckland. We strongly recommend Kamahi Cottage and hosts Liz and Evan. Their hospitality is extraordinary.

Stayed: March 2016
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

So glad your "left behind" article finally reached you! We really enjoyed your company, dram of whiskey and all!

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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Kamahi Cottage for our final two nights of our honeymoon and it was wonderful. The property is straight from a storybook and the cottage is so picturesque and charming. The home was very clean and the bed was so comfortable! Elisabeth and her husband were such lovely hosts and Elisabeth cooked really delicious homemade breakfasts, helped make reservations for us in Waitomo and told us about different activities to do! They had these comfortable hammock chairs on the porch where we drank coffee every morning and champagne every evening while staring out at such a beautiful landscape! It was quiet, relaxing and peaceful. It's one place we would drive out of our way to go back to visit - we absolutely loved it!!

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

We'd love you to come back and visit. Thanks so much for your very kind comments.

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you are planning to spend a night near the Waitomo Caves and can fit it into your budget, you should definitely stay here. We loved it! We arrived about 30 minutes later than expected, and Liz was right there to greet us and make us feel at home. She was very accommodating regarding the timing of our meals, and the food was outstanding. During a conversation at breakfast, I asked her about Flat White coffee, which I had discovered for the first time a day earlier. Wouldn't you know, she whipped one up for me without my asking! The cottage was comfortable, roomy, and well-appointed. No details are overlooked. The stairs even have motion-sensitive lights that turn on in case you need to use them in the night. (I tested them, and they worked!) My wife and I have stayed at many nice places, but the warmth and hospitality we received here was a level above.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

I'm so glad I managed to make that "flat white" coffee to your satisfaction. (New Zealand does claim it as a Kiwi invention!) ...it was a real pleasure to have you both stay. Thank you very much for your generous feedback.

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Kamahi Cottage lives up to its 5 star farm stay rating, if I had the choice to choose 6 stars i would. It was definitely my favourite place to stay in our 2 weeks travelling through New Zealand. The food was fantastic and Liz catered to my dietary needs with tasty and delicious choices. The gardens are just gorgeous, we kept trying to photograph the bumblebees with some success. Sitting on the porch in the relaxing hammocks with a glass of wine was bliss. Just a short drive to Waitomo Caves another of our favourite places in New Zealand. Would definitely return to this picture perfect piece of New Zealand. Can't recommend highly enough

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

So glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm so glad I managed to find the right recipes to cater for your gluten-free needs. I know how hard it can be to find just what you need while travelling...

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Additional Information about 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: $411 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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