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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay here was a Christmas gift including the Chill Out Package (accommodation and food). Such a little gem and only one hour drive from Auckland, this resort is tucked away overlooking Kariotahi beach. It is an awesome place to chill. The food was good, and the staff at the restaurant were friendly and provided top service (the music was...

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Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment when attending a friend's wedding at the hotel. Absolutely great place! Nice, new, big living room, kitchenette, nice balcony, sea view, cool and breezy. Couldn't be more comfortable! Food at the restaurant is good too! Driving up the driveway was quite a challenge but nothing to cry over. Definitely enjoyable stay!

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Thank Kenn S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected the 'Two Night Ultimate Relaxation Glam Camping Experience' for our anniversary, which was meant to comprise of 1 nights stay in the 'Totora treehut', followed by a massage at Bersantai (see below...), lunch at Agave and then a final night in a coastal tent. Overall, it was a great experience, however there were some factors that detracted from...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 45 minutes for drinks to be brought to our tables. Very small meals on huge white plates. Lovely presentation if that's what you're in to but I like to eat when I'm hungry. No air con, hotter than hell. Mind blowing views though.

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1Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a relaxing experience. We have just returned from a one night stay in the coastal tents, and all I can say is WOW. The food was beautiful, the view gorgeous and the outdoor bath was relaxing. Would highly recommend this experience.

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Thank Alana M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely venue! This would be a perfect spot for a wedding. Staff were friendly, Claudia especially had great customer service! Food was average but otherwise a great experience. Would come back sometime!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

What a stunning location to sleep in a "tent". Although not many tents come with a double bed, carpet, heating, a fridge, as much hot water as you need and food and wine provided for you. Admittedly you have to cook the food for yourself but that just adds to the sense of privacy that we had. A true romantic...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night for a two day work conference. The main building itself isn't huge but comfortably fit 40 people. The conference food was rather average but location is nice - beach/sea views. I stayed in the studio which I found to be quite comfortable and cozy. Plenty of privacy and well equipped. Has a kitchen too if you wanted...

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Mauri-vdB, General Manager at Castaways Resort, responded to this review

Hello Michael T Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback from your recent visit. It is very disappointing to hear the food at the conference was average as the chef normally do an excellent job providing delicious meal for our guests. Have spoken to them regarding this so that we up our ante more in this area. The...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

A fantastic place to stay in West Coast style and watch the Wild West coast sea. The colours and the sound were wonderful. The units are lovely and very self contained. What a view. We had a great time.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have stayed a Castaways a number of times on business and used their meeting facilities. It has always been very well organised and well catered. The rooms are comfortable and pleasant. The views are great and also proximity to the beach.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Castaways Resort is located on the stunning cliff tops of Kariotahi Beach, Auckland.With a fabulous range of services available, friendly and helpful staff and a commitment to providing wonderful experiences to guests, Castaways Resort is Auckland most popular cliff top ocean front resort.Be pampered at onsite Bersantai Day Spa, recharge with a walk along the ocean beach below, savour as you dine on the cliff tops at Agave Restaurant with the sounds of the ocean below, have fun with onsite activities such as 4WDing, archery and blokarting and relax in seaview accommodation - it's all here at Castaways Resort.Wonderful as a weekend getaway, perfect for a stopover during your New Zealand holiday (Aucklands International airport is only 45 minutes away), gorgeous as a wedding destination, ideal for your next conference or retreat and a true escape for a day trip, Castaways Resort is not to be missed! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castaways Resort

Address: 685 Karioitahi Road | Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiuku
Price Range: $147 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Castaways Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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