If you're planning on staying near the waitomo caves then this is a must. A self contained cottage with all imaginable comforts, the most comfortable bed we encountered in NZ and a breakfast we rated as "best of the tour". I enjoyed sitting in the hammock chairs on the verandah looking out at the spectauclar views sipping a glass of new zealands finest (of which there's a selection for sale in the cottage). Ably hosted by Liz whose cooking you really should experience, this is an easy to find place far enough in the countryside to feel like you're "getting away from it" but near enough to civilisation to make it an ideal base for the caves or surrounding area.
- 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