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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our stay, just a few minor irritations being that the shower door doesn't shut properly so ended up with water all over the floor. And only one pot to put on the small cook top, rather annoying if you try to boil pasta and also make a sauce at the same time.

Thank Kiwichook
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114 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you walk into one of these large, well-equipped studios, you think, "yep, this will do nicely". The upper level is like a large hotel room in itself with a couch, large comfortable bed and block-out blinds in the oversized bedroom and a spacious bathroom. Add a fabulous water view and it's difficult to leave. Downstairs is an... More 

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Dominique D, Owner at Bow Street Studios, responded to this review

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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110 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

First time we had booked this studio in Raglan. Went there for Hollie Smith concert. Very handy and close to Orca our fave restaurant and cafes. Very spacious and comfortable. We will definitely be back in summertime as its close to the beach and a fish which we enjoy

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Second visit from the US this time we stayed in the cottage. Just delightful So close to the super market and lots of great eating places . One of our top places to stay!! Staff are welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed being so close to everything but separate

Thank donnekiwi
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Booked last minute (about 8.30pm the night before arriving)when trying to break up trip from Waitomo to Auckland. Was very impressed with location...end of main st, close to cafes and shops. Great views from both upstairs and down.Too bad for winter weather otherwise would have used nice little patio leading off living area down stairs, having said that even with... More 

Thank Hayley G
Alberta, Canada
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58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great location at the end of the main road for easy access to shops and restaurants. Upper floor had a large bedroom with a view of the ocean lower floor with lounge and kitchen. Great walk out to a patio as well. It was clean, well equipped and with in floor heating wad warm enough even in winter. Great evening... More 

Thank Lee B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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111 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

EXceeded our expectations,m right in town with lovely harbour views. Couldnt fault the rooms, so much space. We stayed bang in the middle of winter with stormy weather, but watching it from our top stroy bedroom was great. We definately will return in summer so we can fuly utiliase the outside areas, bifold windows.

Thank Kiaoraall
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is the second time we have stayed at Bow Street, this time we brought the family and booked two units. The units are spacious, quiet, right on the water with lovely views from the upper level and also right in the middle of town. We have found them to be clean and comfortable and we're hoping to be back... More 

Thank Compass13
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I booked the room to get away from all the hostels. I loved it service was good room was nice the view whas amazing even when it pored out off the sky.. I arrived late in the evening, out of reception hours. There was no problem at all!

Thank Angelique N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the cottage, it has many attractive features and great central location. You can easily walk everywhere & swim very close by. The building needs some outside maintenance. Lovely upstairs bedroom, but it has no door, so no privacy. Both bathrooms are good but also are open to the bedrooms & neither have doors. Very comfortable beds. There... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Private, Waterfront, Motel Apartments More than studios, Bow Street Studios waterfront location offers seven beautiful self-contained, two-story apartments. Each Apartment has a grandstand view of our famous Raglan sunsets. No Payment required to secure your booking How big are the Studios? Bigger than an Auckland apartment! Guests are often surprised at the size, enjoy the homely feel and love being right in the heart of Raglan. Need more space? Choose our Cottage. Moved to Raglan by barge in 1874 it is one of Raglan's original homes. The cottage sleeps up to five, has a full kitchen and living area. It is Raglan's oldest bookable bach! Bow Street Studios welcomes you to enjoy your stay, in one of New Zealand's most unique destinations. Whether it's a romantic weekend away, a reunion, an epic road-trip, or an action-packed adventure you're after, Raglan is the place to visit and Bow Street is the place to stay when you need Raglan accommodation. Cafe's and restaurants are outside your front door. Within 20 minutes you could be paddling out to one of the world's best left-hand surf breaks, climbing the majestic Mt Karioi, or strolling with the kids to nearby Bridal Veil Falls. Our team are happy to help you arrange your itinerary! ... more   less 

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Address: 1 Bow Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand (Formerly Bow Street Waterfront Accommodation)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Number of rooms: 8
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“We were close the roadside that could be a problem with noise if the restaurant across the road ever was to ramp it up”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwichook, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in studio six and loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles Cherry3133, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are identical. All have access to the big terrace with seating areas and also their own private outdoor seating”
 of 5 bubbles mish15, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Central to raglan but right on the sea front”
 of 5 bubbles Travelmanhw, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best views from either end rooms and have slightly better courtyard sun earlier.”
 of 5 bubbles AliSin01, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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