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“A thoroughly enjoyable stay!”
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Looking north across the harbour from the terrace
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Looking north across the harbour from the terrace
 French doors open on to terrace Bright living/dining room with harbour and bush views
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2 reviews
Looking north across the harbour from the terrace
French doors open on to terrace
Bright living/dining room with harbour and bush views
Dining table captures sun and views
Full kitchen
Kitchen table
Master bedroom with Queen-size bed
Spacious master bedroom
Second bedroom
King-Single beds
Bathroom with shower over bath
Kereru (wood pigeons) in the back garden
Native kowhai trees from which the cottage gets its name
Kowhai tree in bloom
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Portobello, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island

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Linda H
2 reviews
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“A thoroughly enjoyable stay!”
Reviewed 19 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Our 4 night stay at Kowhai Cottage suited us perfectly as we were a week in to our touring holiday. We cooked our own meals, caught up with laundry and ironing and felt thoroughly relaxed and 'at home' in this beautifully furnished and very comfortable accommodation. Everything that we needed was there, plus lots of extras. Owner Mary came to the house to greet us personally, and was very welcoming and helpful.

The views are lovely, and there are plenty of things to do in Dunedin and on the peninsular. A visit to Larnach Castle (just 10 mins drive up the road) is a must..... absolutely beautiful house and gardens, and the views are magnificent from the road to and from the castle as well.. We also enjoyed a trip to see the wildlife at Taiaroa Head and a day in Dunedin itself.

It was aIl so enjoyable, we would stay again in a flash!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Mar 2018
Thank you for your generous review, Linda. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kowhai Cottage in our "little piece of paradise" on the Otago Peninsula. Mary and Rick
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