My wife and I stayed here on our trip from Canada in Dec 2012. We arrived late as the drive from Auckland was much longer than anticipated as the road there is very windy and narrow. It takes longer than you think.
We checked-in late and Des (the owner) was very helpful in trying to find a place for us that was open to get something to eat - it was very much appreciated.
Since we arrived after dark we didn't see the view until the following morning - what a treat to wake-up to a lovely sea view overlooking the flower garden. The room was very spacious, we stayed in Room 4. It has a separate bedroom (besides the main bed area) and quite a good little kitchen set-up. Also stocked with coffee, tea etc which is always nice.
We chatted with Des's wife Leanne the next day to get some tips on things to do and she was very friendly and helpful to us.
This place is only about a 5 minute drive to "downtown" Coromandel so it is very handy but also away from any noisy stuff, you feel secluded here which we quite like.
It was very nice to have free Wifi in the rooms, it seems a rarity to find in New Zealand and it is appreciated.
Although it is not totally modern, it is very clean and very roomy and represents a great value. We will definitely stay here again.
The only downside is the driveway/parking situation, it is a bit tough to park and the driveway is very narrow. This is not a complaint from me, but just to make others aware that might have a hard time backing-up or driving in narrow spaces.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious self-contained 1brm ground floor units, all with private deck and harbour views. Set in quiet garden and bush setting, parking at door. Kitchens with cooking facilities, dining area, en suite with shower/shub and separate toilet. King or queen size bed in living area, separate bedroom with 2 single beds. SKY TV, Spa, BBQ, laundry,Broadband Wi-Fi. Continental/cooked breakfast available. Bikes for guest use. Adjacent to walking tracks, Wetlands, safe swimming beach; 2klm to town and golf course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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