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Reviewed 30 July 2013

What a fantastic place to stay - so glad we chose this place. The cottage was perfect for us and was beautifully presented and really well equipped - with everything from teabags, to washing up liquid in the kitchen. Our hosts were really friendly and flexible, allowing us to bring our cat and to check out late - fantastic service. Only 5 mins drive from town, so convenient.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Valencia cottage. Nestled in between rows of oranges, it was private and well equipped.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank CathyC82
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

I booked the Valencia cottage for 10 nights and ended up staying 14. I loved the farm! It was so peaceful and relaxing. The two young men currently running the hostel, Christian and Martin, are so hospitable and cordial .... And the owner is simply wonderful. He helped me change my flat tire and we had a ball of a time! The workers staying in the lodge were some the most interesting people I have ever met. Such a wonderful blend of cultures, languages and interests. We spent a lot of time together talking about absolutely everything ... and music and Wagner in particular. All of the cottages are gorgeous and cozy, as is the hostel itself. Claes has given the place a personal touch that makes it feel just like home.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are quiet because the hostel and the cottages are situated in the middle of an organic orange grove.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Thanks to Stefan and his crew for a great stay. A terrific 3 nights in the Valencia cottage right in the orange groves. Enjoyed the fresh oranges and mandarines and the overall setting. Very relaxing and made special with the quality and cleanliness of the cottage and hostel area. Love the black Lab Nika, reminded us of our Lab left back home in France. Top marks guys for a splendid holiday location. Good luck with your future plans for the hostel. Dave and Lyn.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Dave N
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Thank you for an awesome stay. Your hostel is inviting, warm and friendly. The standard of the accommodation is exceptional and the friendliness of the staff is admirable. My daughter loved all the cute and nice animals and I loved the pool and the eco friendly features. Thanks for a wonderful stay we will certainly be back.

Room Tip: pick one of the cabins. It's very affordable and you live privately in the citrus orchard with the convenience of being close to the main house if you have a query.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Inga K
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

We have had an amazing stay here, in fact we were loathe to go! We are in our 60's and were so comfortable in Tangelo Cottage. Absolutely everything we needed was either here or provided for us with a smile, including as many oranges as we could possibly eat and more. The backpackers lodge was also amazing. Spotlessly clean and with a swimming pool by the back door. If you are visiting the Bay of Islands there is no other place to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shirley B
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