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“Beautiful house in an idyllic location”
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17 reviews
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Sunroom - a perfect place to sit and do nothing
It's simply stunning
A bath in the front yard - a stone's throw to the sea!
Comfortable but stylish living area
Blue bedroom
The last of the sun...
Well equipped kitchen
Floor plan
Immaculate bathroom
Outdoor candle-lit with stunning sea views
Quiet rear court yard with a BBQ
Red bedroom - voluptuous.
Bush walks at the back door...
There is lots to do...
Eastbourne Village
Days Bay - catch the ferry to Wellington, it only takes 20 minutes
A view from the top of the hill, there are lovely bush-walks nearby
Another stunning day, looking out to Wellington
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island

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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Susan G
Adelaide
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful house in an idyllic location”
Reviewed 14 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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This cottage is a beautifully renovated and characterful old two bedroom beachfront home in a very peaceful location right on the waterfront of a bay facing Wellington. It is a few minutes drive from a bay from where there is a ferry ride to Wellington, and about 10 minutes walk from a shopping street with a supermarket and cafes etc. It was very quiet at night, with just the sound of the waves on the beach, and the beds were comfortable, so we slept very well. Every facility and comfort was provided, including a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, wifi, and even a coffee machine with some excellent ground coffee left for us. The manager, Lynne, also checked that we were enjoying our stay. We had a wonderful time.

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Liked best: The peace and beauty of this cottage
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
19 Feb 2014
It is always so nice to hear that guest's have enjoyed their stay at the cottage and had the opportunity to share what the Guthrie family have so lovingly created. We would love to have you come back again!
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Tassal
Launceston, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic View”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

This is a lovely cottage with terrific views. If you don't mind being away from the city centre it is the ideal spot.There is a small village within walking distance and a ferry service to the heart of Wellington that only takes around 20 minutes.
Very comfortable bedding ,shower is over the bath . Relaxation plus.
Would highly recommend

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Liked best: Position on the waterfront
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Nov 2013
I'm so glad you enjoyed the views from the cottage!
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2dayissom...
Encinitas, California
1 review
“When we think of NZ, the first thing that comes to mind is Guthrie Cottage”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The cottage is a family home and it shows in every detail and amenity. Comfortable, traditional and inviting. Lynne made certain everything was perfect . A wonderful 3 days to celebrate our 36th wedding Anniversary. But it was not enough time to take in all the beauty of Eastbourne and it's people. This was the end of our holiday in NZ. Next time, this will be our first and longest stay.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: We had to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
11 Nov 2013
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Guthrie Cottage and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!
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Marsha H
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Beautiful accommodation in a relaxing envirnoment”
Reviewed 29 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

Entering the front garden, which looks to the stunning water views, led us inside to an immaculate decor totally suited to a cottage by the sea. Fresh flowers, a small Christmas cake and Christmas tree, pantry cupboard with various goodies and supplies of items, which made moving in so convenient, all lived up to the five star standard. It was easy to relax, we enjoyed walking into town and Days Bay. Nice coffee shops, cafes etc, all that we needed. A return visit will be a pleasure

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Liked best: Being by the water.
Liked least: A couple of more bathroom towels, only three were supplied for two people.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Terrythet...
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1 review
“Peaceful, cosy , clean and luxurious cottage.”
Reviewed 22 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

The cottage is loved, well appointed and luxurious. The village is peaceful and plenty to do around here. Suitable for all who wish to be away from the city . Very informative guest book . Gracious hosts.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Nov 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. A kind wish to you and your family for the approaching season - and hope to hear from you again.
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MikeZandv...
Wellington
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A perfect place to enjoy a winter storm”
Reviewed 1 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We had two nights at Guthrie, and were lucky enough to have a great sunset the first night, and a typical Wellington thundering southerly storm roll through on the second evening. The cottage has a good heating system so we were able to sit back in the warmth and enjoy the power of the storm.
The cottage has all the facilities you might need, including a nice hot & strong shower - and it's in a perfect spot right on the beach. The Wi-Fi access was a pleasant surprise.

All up - we were extremely happy with the stay and would be happy to recommend. Our only suggestion for improvement is my wife tripped on the steps leading through the front gate - so some improved lighting at the steps would be appreciated for those dark stormy nights. (Although a flashlight is provided in the letterbox for this purpose).

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Liked best: Nice & warm on a cold night
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
2 Aug 2012
Thank you for your review and especially the feedback about the lighting problem at the front gate. You'll be happy to know we are currently in the process of getting a pole erected at the front gate where our local electrician will be installing a sensor light for those dark moonless nights. We hope to hear from you again soon and delighted to know you enjoyed viewing Wellington harbour albeit during one of its tantrums. Kind regards
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The family home feel of the place.
Liked least: Single bathroom only. With four in the family, another bathroom would be great.
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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