We stayed 4 nights directly after our arrival in New Zealand and enjoyed our first days very much. As we have a small child we stayed in the cottage. Facilities are very good and very clean, bathroom a little small with little storage capacities, but as the rest of the cottage is very spacious this doesn't matter. The whole style of the house is mediterranean so we directly felt relaxed. Chris & Paul were very hospitable. The garden is just beautiful with lots of fruit and vegetables grown, and our son could go there any time which was a highlight for him (and thus for us). The breakfast provided for the first night was delicious and more than enough as well as "home made". Although it is situated on a main street, we never felt it noisy (but we come from Hong Kong, maybe we are not so sensitive to noise. We can recommend Mussel Bed and if would go there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chris & Paul welcome you to the "Mussel Bed" - nestled amidst native bush, tropical gardens & streams & yet, so close to beautiful Cooks Beach. A perfect base to explore Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach which is only a 10 mins drive. Our self-contained cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 5 people. Our guest wing has 3 luxurious suites, tiled en suites & french doors opening onto private decks with all those special touches our guests love! We bring breakfast to you on a tray to enjoy in our lovely garden. Kayak the stream from our jetty and enjoy the natural bird habitat, exploring caves and walking on gorgeous Lonely Bay! We look forward to making your stay a special one. ... more less