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“The Perfect Waitomo Accomodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kamahi Cottage

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Kamahi Cottage
Ranked #2 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
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Bromsberrow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“The Perfect Waitomo Accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

This fantastic cottage is a little way out of Waitomo but it's worth going to stay even if you don't go the do the caves and glow worms. The accommodation is superb, the view fantastic but most of all it is the peace and quiet in this great location that got to us. There are even hammocks on the veranda in which you can drift off to sleep. The dinner and breakfast were excellent and we wished we could have stayed longer than just one night to do some walking and just chill but we had to move on but we would definitely go back again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
We'd love to see you back again...
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

All the things we like most about New Zealand wrapped into one location - extraordinary hospitality, stunning views, genuine friendliness, effortless relaxation, and a sophisticated attention to detail. Even though we visited in mid-August, the gardens and surrounding farmland were so perfect, we actually canceled some of our site-seeing just to spend more time on the property. Easily the best place we stayed at in NZ... and we stayed at a lot of really great places!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Evanston13
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thanks so much! We'd love to see you here again.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

What a perfect gem of a hideaway. It is immaculately presented and everything we thought it could be. Small attention to details were outstanding. The veiws and location are a perfect example of a beautiful New Zealand rural outlook.

Really, it feels like you live here forever. The food was deliciuous Delicious, home-made and perfectly presented. Small little details made our stay so much more enjoyable, the home-made chocolate macaroons were incredible, Evans complimentary home-made plum schnapps along with the complimentary port made for a very pleasant end to the evening.

Breakfast was again outstanding, and tasted beautiful.

I would recommend this country cottage to honeymooners, couples who want to get away, anybody looking for a perfect example for a rural slice New Zealand.

The hosts are open and generous, there if you need them while being very discrete.

My wife and I will be going back so at some stage, and we are locals.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
It was a great surprise and a real compliment to have locals come and stay, Kevin. Now I can pu a name to a face!
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Spending the night in the cottage was amazing! The grounds of the farm are the perfect setting for the beautiful cottage. The house was clean, modern and the perfect size, just as described on the website. Liz welcomed us the moment we arrived and cooked a fabulously delicious dinner and breakfast. We were especially grateful for Liz's hospitality as she provided us with directions to our next destination when our GPS malfunctioned and more importantly, she mailed an item we had forgotten to our next hotel right away. We could not have ask for anything more!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StaAnd8
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
My GPS instructions obviously worked..phew. I'm not known as one of the great navigators of our age!
So glad your parcel arrived safely. It was great meeting you both,
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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

We loved everything about this place, especially all the small details (some homemade cake waiting for us, homemade lemonade, lots of fresh flowers, umbrella etc.)...

Breakfast was one of the best part of our stay at Kamahi cottage. Elisabeth makes the best breakfast in New Zealand!

The cottage itself is very large, is very quiet. There is only you, no other tourists, just you and the sounds of nature, surrounded by beautiful scenery with lots of sheep, and an incredible garden.

There is everything you need in the kitchen to cook your own meals. Even a great selection of premium NZ wines to buy from your friendly hosts.

A great place for a typical kiwi experience in a lovely place, off the beaten track. Just wished we had stayed longer. A little paradise.

Room Tip: Don't make the same mistake as we did, and stay more than one night!!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
We wish you could have stayed longer too. Every time I see that lovely little bottle of Maple Syrup you gave me I think of your visit...thank you!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We spend 2 nights at this beautiful cottage with the most amazing view you can imagine. The cottage itself is very modern with attention to detail that matter. You can cook your own food, go out or get Liz to create you a tasty NZ style dinner. The breakfast is very jummy and Served in the main house just next to the cottage. You could have it also in the cottage but don't miss the opportunity to have a nice chat with Liz. She knows the area around very well and can recommend you great activities or restaurants worth to visit. We had a great time at the cottage and would definitively go again. Thank you Liz for your hospitality

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay...it was pleasure to meet you.
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

From the moment of our arrival we knew that we had found a very special place. Elizabeth greeted us as she appeared from the beautiful gardens of her home that was adjacent to our little slice of heaven for the next two nights. The panoramic views provided a dramatic backdrop and could be admired from the porch of the cottage complete with hammock. Upon entering the cottage we were immediately impressed with the amenities that surrounded us. Slippers at the front door, gorgeous hardwood floors, complimentary stocked bar that included homemade schnapps, a well equipped kitchen area with a stocked refrig., all designed in a warm and beautifully decorated living area. Homemade treats were poised on the dining area table to welcome us and we indulged while reviewing the extensive area information provided for us in the cottage. Completing the first floor was a large bath area. Then on to the 2nd level only to find a truly romantic loft bedroom. It was one of those WOW moments.

Due to our arrival time we were not able to schedule dinner at the cottage the first night but did make plans for dinner the second night. We highly recommend this experience not only for the culinary pleasure but also for the enjoyment of fellowship with Elizabeth and Evan. We were blessed in getting to know them both; an incredibly warm, interesting and genuinely nice couple. Speaking of dinner, be sure to inquire about "Dinner at Rose's", a published novel by their daughter that is truly enjoyable reading.

Following a gourmet breakfast, Evan made time to take us on a tour of the farm. We're from Texas, but there are no farms like this at home. This experience was not only educational, with fantastic scenery, but many moments of humor filled the trip. Take advantage of this opportunity if given the chance. We had outlined several adventures while we were in this area of New Zealand but found staying at the farm, on the porch of our cottage, enjoying this very real experience was much better than anything we could have imagined or planned.

Our day was rounded out with a delicious roasted lamb dinner with well-paired New Zealand wine. Elizabeth is not only a wonderful hostess and conversationalist but an accomplished chef. The evening was truly enjoyable. Most special was the bagpipe serenade, by Evan, in the garden before we returned to our cottage for the evening.

Morning came too soon. Followed by another wonderful breakfast is was time to say "good-bye". Not an easy thing to do - what an incredible cottage, what extraordinary hosts, what a memorable time.

Karin and Loren

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank selleck
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Your wonderful description is a real boost and we so enjoyed your company...
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Additional Information about Kamahi Cottage

Property: Kamahi Cottage
Address: 229 Barber Road, Rewarewa RD 5, Otorohanga 3975, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Otorohanga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Otorohanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kamahi Cottage 5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kamahi Cottage is a 5-Star country cottage, self-contained B&B and farm stay. It's just 30 minutes from the Waitomo glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting and "Lost World" adventures. The cottage is peaceful, private and romantic - set in a beautiful country garden with panoramic hilltop views. There is an upstairs queen bedroom, spacious downstairs bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, plus stylish lounge and dining area. A comfortable queen sofa-sleeper is also available downstairs. (Max. 4 guests, children are very welcome). Rates include full gourmet breakfasts. Privately catered 2 & 3-course dinners are available by prior arrangement. ... more   less 

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