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Driving Creek Villas
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Perfect stay in a serene setting”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Everything about the villa was just right. The attention to detail, tasteful decor and the provision of everything one could need is exceptional and at a good price. The beautiful garden and landscaping (leading onto a reserve) ensures a tranquil, secluded stay. My only regret was not being in a position to stay longer but will certainly be booking again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

My family (10 of us including 4 grand children) rented the 3 villas that comprise the property for 3 nights. We had a spectacular time in the Coromandel area and the stay was dramatically enhanced as a result of the villas ambiance. Set in a private, lush, location, each villa had lawns, privacy fencing and was surrounded by lush landscaping. There was even a bridge over the Diving Creek which one could walk just a few feet from the villas.

I wholeheartedly recommend staying here if Coromandel is your destination.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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wellington
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

To echo the sentiments expressed by others - no hesitation recommending this is a fabulous accommodation option. We stayed for four nights over the Christmas break and didn't want to leave. Our villa, Tokatea, had everything we needed and more for the two of us; and more than comfortably accommodated my parents joining us for some of our stay as well. Highlight was definitely the hot tub and sitting on the lounger while the BBQ is warming up. We used the bikes to get into town and out for lunch at the Mussel Kitchen (recommended!), but a car would be recommended for trips further afield to one of the many beaches in the region. Our host David, made us feel absolutely welcome.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

Great weather beautiful relaxing accommodation and one of the best appointed and well thought out places we have stayed in.
We appreciated every detail and would recommend this accommodation without hesitation

  • Stayed December 2012
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Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

The facility offers private, modern cottages on lovely quiet grounds. You hear the birds and a lovely stream while being surrounded in solitude. There is plenty to do in the area. The Driving Creek Railroad is not to be missed and if you choose not to cook yourself there are nice restaurant and cafe's close by.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

We stayed in the Kaipawa villa for two nights to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary - and didn't want to leave! Quiet, beautiful, serene environment with fantastic facilities - especially the hot tub! Highly recommend lunch at the Mussel Kitchen and the goodies at the Coromandel Smoking Co. David is fantastic, non-intrusive host.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We stayed in the middle Villa for couple of nights. The Villas are in a gorgeous, quiet, secluded bush setting. The accommodation is relaxed, comfortable, clean and modern. Kitchen is well equipped and feels like home-from-home. We loved the hot tub, and being blessed with good weather made good use of it! If you're after peace and quiet, away from Auckland, and a bit of luxury - this is a perfect getaway. David was the perfect host - helpful, friendly, but left us too it. Sorry it's taken a while to write this. Thinking about visiting again this coming summer .... so this review is overdue!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Driving Creek Villas
Address: 21A Colville Road, Coromandel, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Coromandel
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Coromandel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Driving Creek Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in beautiful, private bush surrounds, our spacious, fully self-contained boutique villas offer the perfect accommodation to unwind - beside the meandering Coromandel stream where gold was first discovered in New Zealand over 150 years ago. Purpose-built to a high standard, Driving Creek Villas combine colourful pacific themes with modern styling, providing a Coromandel luxury accommodation experience. ... more   less 
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