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Solo Aussie in Europe
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in the self-contained cottage at Heron's Rest, and they also have a room attached to the main house. The cottage was excellent - clean and spacious, with its own kitchen as well as a comfortable king-size bed and a pair of bunk beds that would be perfect for younger children. It is also completely separate... More 

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you Simon, we are grateful that you enjoyed staying at Herons Rest and thank you for mentioning that we are hard to find perched up high on the headland. Unfortunately the gps does not provide correct directions so guest should refer to our website and also read our signpost as you suggest. Kind Regards Russell and Judy. More 

Motueka, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed in the double room attached to main house. Well-equipped with tea & coffee making facilities, wine glasses, crockery & cutlery. The bathroom is spacious with a very good shower. Excellent wifi and tv reception. Folding glass 'French' doors open onto a private deck with wooden furniture and a 180 degree view over the Aorere River estuary and bay.... More 

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely input, we try and make our guests as welcome and comfy as possible. It was nice to see you enjoyed your break. Regards Russell More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the cute cottage. Fantastic views and was very well appointed. Great host, crisp linen, homemade bread and muesli. And to top it all off - an out side bath in the wilderness! Russell offered us very useful tips on what to do in the area. Fantastic and very private! Go check it out.

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you, the outdoor bath is a little gem, glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Herons Rest. Kind Regards More 

Big Bear Lake, California
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I rented the twin room, with ensuite, for 2 nights and it was utterly perfect! Russell was an extremely attentive and accommodating host. He treated me like a treasured friend. He was very relaxed and easy to talk to. He truly made me feel like it was my home away from home. He is quite a talented cook, and served... More 

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Apologies for not responding sooner, busy with bookings, thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay at Herons Rest. Kind Regards More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights. We booked a few months ago but found that new owners had taken over so from the previous reports had big shoes to fill. Found the place small especially since we were a family of 4 (2 teenage girls). The kitchen and bathroom especially were tiny and cramped. The views were great amongst the... More 

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More 

Selby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We were delighted to be able to return to enjoy the hospitality of our hosts in this interesting and beautiful area. The accommodation is cosy and comfortable with all the facilities provided, and the views over the bay and the river are amazing. It is a convenient place to stay to visit the area and we received very helpful information... More 

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Vostok
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117 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

During our New Zealand trip we stayed 2 nights at Heron's Rest. The cottage is quite spacious, clean and has all you need to spend a great time. Breakfast is available for 10 NZD extra per person and was freshly prepared as well as delicious. The hosts are wonderful and very warmhearted! They help you with everything you need. The... More 

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scotland307, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you in the near future Angus and Maureen More 

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We spent two nights at Heron's Rest in February 2014. It is a bit out on a limb, but well worth the journey over Takaka Hill. Angus and Maureen were perfect hosts, and the accommodation was extremely well equipped and comfortable. However, the owners intimated that they wouldn't be at Heron's Nest for ever, so go while you can!

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scotland307, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Great to hear from you Nigel and Lois. We so enjoyed your company and would hope, one day, to meet up with you again - either here or there. We saw Evie and Bob at an enjoyable Pacific Island concert they'd put on in Motueka and, on that note, hope that your folk group, "Tangled Roots" is still going strong.... More 

Chula Vista, CA
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66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

My husband, adult son and I spent one night in mid-March 2014 in the "2 bedroom cottage". We arrived after dark. We were able to find Gibbs Rd. without difficulty but had a very difficult time specifically locating Heron's Rest. The description stated "2 bedroom cottage" but rather than 2 separate bedrooms, the cottage had 2 twin beds located off... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Sorry you were here for such a short time because it would have been nice to get to know you better ... especially as you were horse-riders! More 

Kingsville, Canada
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225 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

A spacious 2 bedroom cottage with well stocked kitchen, nice eating area and secluded deck. Very comfortable bed and nice and quiet. Located on the hillside, it offers fantastic views of Collingwood and Golden Bay. There is a cute outdoor tub tucked in the trees as well as a nice walkway down to the village. We did have a little... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Hi glad you enjoyed your stay.Hot water problem solved, Hope to see you again in the near future More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quite elevated location. Sea, estuary and mountain views. Self-contained cottage nestled in Tree Tops; sleeps up to four. Full continental breakfast on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heron's Rest

Address: Gibbs Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Collingwood
Price Range: £66 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The Cottage: Peace, quiet, a cocoon of greenery, all kinds of space, plus a 2nd room for our "stuff". Looks over the ocean, plus a huge bath hot-tub hidden in the foliage a dozen steps downhill. Is surrounded by trees and bountiful flower and vegetable gardens, on a hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles pqueneau, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The cottage does sleep 4 but we would have hated to have been more than 2 people as our large overseas suitcases totally took over the seperate small twin bedroom - size wise it was fine for 2 people for 3 nights - 4 people would have been too squeezy for us and the bathroom is fine but small.”
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