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Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although Hilltop was very central to The Catlins and the view magnificent on a clear day, we found sharing the kitchen facilities and the size of the twin room was not what we expected. The open fire was very welcoming on arrival. Thanks to Toby and Stuart for their help and understanding.

Thank DianeC380
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Had the lower house to ourselves for our one night's stay. This house has the bunk rooms and the room with ensuite. Old house with a character and fabulous sunrise view from our room. The owners are also very welcoming and within reach in case we need anything. We truly enjoyed our retreat style vacation in this house playing music,...

Thank 654mariels
Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

It was great to meet you both, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Hilltop

Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights to see the sights of the catlins. We had booked a double with shared bathroom, but on arrival we were upgraded to the double ensuite. The room was amazing! The bed was huge and the bathroom was a decent size. There is a decent kitchen area with all bits that you need. We didn't...

Thank kanabara
Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. We are pleased you enjoyed your three nights with us, and found us such a great central base to explore both the northern and southern parts of the beautiful Catlins.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We booked the bedroom with bathroom on suite in the smaller cottage and were fortunate enough to have the whole house to ourselves. The views were spectacular. Everything was spotlessly clean. The kitchen had everything we needed. A great stop over in the Catlins.

Thank Heather K
Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your 5 star review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I stayed in the dorm room along with my girlfriend and i have to say i was incredibly impressed! We were the only 2 booked in to the little cottage and it was lovely. The facilities were brilliant, the scenery is amazing, and overall an awesome little spot. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for either dorm accommodation or...

Thank anadu21
Stuart M, Manager at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Pleased that the two of you enjoyed your stay Hilltop is great for a weekend getaway.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Utterly memorable stay at Papatowai. Typical laid back Southern hospitality where old fashioned virtues of trust and friendship still exist. We had the nicest evening in a fantastically well equipped home with lots of firewood and a wonderfully comfortable bed. There was even a bath if we needed one! Fantastic value for money. I will recommend this accommodation to all...

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Thank Deb R
Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments about hospitality, trust and friendship, and thank you for your recommendations

Reviewed 6 October 2015

This was the most beautiful place to stay in the Catlins. The sun came up through my bedroom window in the morning - AWESOME! Beautiful old house restored to former glory and just divine. I was able to have a lovely long bath after a busy day sightseeing in the Catlins and catching a great horseride at Te Taunga Adventures....

Thank sallybishop
Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hilltop, and found it such a beautiful relaxing spot. Angela, our manager, appreciated your kind comments

Reviewed 24 February 2015

We stayed for one night in the upper house. It is a group experience. All four rooms were filled when we stayed. Everyone was very friendly and considerate. The kitchen facilites are good and the view from the living area and patio outside are spectacular. There is no ensuite in this house and there are 2 shared bathrooms. The prices...

Thank Laurie L
Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed staying at Hilltop even if we were quite full the night you stayed. Sorry you found your bed uncomfortable, but I can not remember anyone else ever mentioning that

Waihi, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 December 2014

The Top house was where we stayed great place good price, everything there that we needed, we would reccommend it to anyone. We had easy acccess to all the Catlins sightseeing spots. Comfortable and clean beds, We had the house to ourselves,

1Thank Waihi50plus
Stuart M, Manager at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Unfortunately we were never able to stay at Hilltop as we were involved in a car accident and missed this part of the trip. But I would just like to say thank you too Hilltop as despite us having to cancel on such short notice, they still issued us with a full refund. After the difficult couple of days we...

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Stuart M, Owner at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins, responded to this review

Sorry about your accident and hope you can stay at Hilltop in the future

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Peaceful country accommodation in the heart of the Catlins, overlooking the Southern Scenic route. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

Address: 77 Tahakopa Valley Rd, Papatowai, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Papatowai
Price Range: $45 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Go for the en-suite”
PeterS419, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Arrive before it gets dark, as there is very little lighting and no cell phone signal. Book dinner reservations in advance, as places can be closed or close early, alternatively take your own food.”
  • View from the deck, with coffee watching the sun rise.
  • View from the living room. Just before sunset.
  • Our double bedroom.
Efc101, 13 May 2014 | Read review
“There are 3 double rooms, and one twin in the top house. As there are two bathrooms in the top house there was never any bathroom overcrowding”
fooey1960, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The twin room at the back has no serious view but is very much part of the garden. All rooms lovely: I had a look.”
RaibeartAlba, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The Bottom House ensuite room has lovely views. The other room in that house is a bunkroom and looks out over the paddocks rather than across the other paddocks to the sea. We don't know about the Top House.”
  • View from the ensuite bedroom of the Bottom House.
ChristchurchJules, 8 Oct 2011 | Read review
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