We stayed at Rose Cottage for a birthday weekend treat - and treat it is. Emma & Brad have created an amazing vibe - the cottage is very sweet and has everything you could possibly need (including friendly cat). The surroundings are blissfully peaceful - with quick access to the falls at the bottom of the drive - and 200m to the Hauraki Cycle Trail which lets you easily explore the beautiful surroundings. And then to top it off The Bistro is magnificent. The food created by Brad King & his team is truly outstanding - full of flavour, beautifully cooked & presented and matched with some stunning wines. As the restaurant was full with a large booking we were offered the chance to have dinner brought to us in the private pergola overlooking the falls. It was fantastic - the poor waiter bringing us our various courses needs a high five as his smile never faltered. And the same care & attention to detail is brought to play with the fresh breakfast provided for guests at the cottage - home baked bread, fresh fruit, home-made muesli - it's all just brilliant. I hate to say how good it is in case we can't get in next time we want to come - but you should definitely try The Bistro. Well done!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to this peaceful haven in the Karangahake Gorge and experience fantastic walks, trout fishing, stunning scenery and great food and wine. 2 charming, self contained cottages in a beautiful setting along the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway with amazing views of Owharoa Falls. Both cottages are 1 bedroom (queen size bed) with kitchen facilities and ensuite bathroom and rollaway beds are also available to accommodate extra guests /children.A basket of breakfast provisions is included in our rates with cooked breakfast and evening meals available on request (extra charge)A warm welcome awaits you at this slice of paradise! ... more less