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Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B

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Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Stayed a night as we were attending a wedding at Waipiro Bay. What a lovely surprise to arrive to this old beauty of a place. Loved the sense of space and it really did feel like a home away from home. Set in the natural beauty of beautiful Tokomaru Bay, Te Poutapeta will enchant you. Wished we could of stayed...

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HughesCorp, Manager at Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B, responded to this review

Tena koutou Lisa me to whanau It was a pleasure to host you, your mum and whanau for Pearl's wedding. You know where we are next time you come up the Coast. Nga Mihi Bill, Jan & Whanau

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Te Poutapeta is spacious a a wonderful place to relax after exploring and revisiting many childhood memories with my children and extended whanau. Mount hikurangi was the highlight for us , would definitely recommend this as the place to stay in Tokomaru Bay- can't wait to return.

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HughesCorp, Owner at Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B, responded to this review

Kia ora te whanau. We are so glad that you enjoyed Te Poutapeta The Post Office. There is no place like home and we have tried to make the PO as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Have a great 2017. Nga Mihi!

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Lovely rustic accommodation in the old Tokomaru Bay Post Office. Comfortable, well appointed and reasonably priced. Terrific hospitality from the hosts Jan and Bill and the pensioners who did the cleaning and stuff were friendly and helpful too.

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HughesCorp, Owner at Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B, responded to this review

Mr and Mrs Hansen we were so happy to host you here in Tokomaru Bay and we trust you had a pleasant and restful stay. We hope you come again soon as we so enjoyed your company and sense of humour.

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Tokomaru Bay is the place of childhood holidays and wonderful memories, especially fishing off the wharf and swimming in the sea. Going back for a visit after too many years away was great. Bill and Jan made us feel so welcome and I really felt like I was 'coming home'. The Post Office was well equipped with everything we needed...

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HughesCorp, Owner at Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B, responded to this review

Kate, it was such a pleasure being able to host you here in Tokomaru Bay and we love the photos. Hope to see you again so you can reconnect with your roots. Nga Mihi.

Reviewed 21 June 2016

We loved our stay. It was very quaint and unique. Room was very spacious. The fresh eggs delivered for breakfast were a treat. Bill could not have done enough for us. Very quiet and the beds were comfortable. Shower was fantastic. We would not hesitate to book here again.

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HughesCorp, Owner at Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B, responded to this review

Tena koe Margaret. Hospitality/Manaakitanga is a huge part of our life here on the East Coast. It was a pleasure to host you and hope we can do it again in the future. Thank you.

Gisborne Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 May 2016

When we stayed at the Post Office B&B, we were warmly welcomed to Tokomaru Bay by the Hughes' Family. The B&B itself is a cosy and unique renovation of an authentic Post Office rich with history. Although it has been updated the old character of the building is still very much present with plenty of space for the whole family...

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HughesCorp, Owner at Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B, responded to this review

Tena koutou Cavedwellers, we enjoyed hosting you and your Canadian guests. It was a pleasure to have you in our home for family fun night too!

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We loved our stay at Te Poutapeta. Bill and his daughters met us with tea and home made shortbread. It was great to stay in what was the original post office building for Tokomaru bay. They have renovated it beautifully, it is old and original and it's great it wasn't modernised and robbed of its character. All the furnishings are...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We stay here in for one night and we were looking forward to a quirky -quaint-authentic B&B. It was so disappointing as it is just an old place poorly "renovated" and is indeed tired and shabby looking. I'm not sure where the comments 'beautiful renovated' come from but slapping on paint over wood and hanging tired(and a little grubby looking)...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We were met at the B & B by Jan as they live off site but still close. She showed us around the beautifully renovated historic old post office. It was well stocked with everything needed for cooking for the six people it accommodates. Heaps of comfy couches , seating , period fittings and furniture including an old piano. Plenty...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2015

What a wonderful place to stay - can you imagine being greeted with a homemade sponge cake, full of cream and topped with passionfruit, delivered just because the owners wanted to make us feel welcome. This place is amazing and the owners Bill and Jan can't do enough to help you. No where else in the world but TOKO would...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nau mai! Haere mai! Welcome to Te Poutapeta/The Post Office, a Historic Places Trust listed building situated in a delightful Maori seaside village. Situated only 50 metres from the beach, our quality home is fully self-contained. There is a large, comfortable, warm family living area to relax in with three tastefully decorated bedrooms. Take long relaxing walks or a horse trek along our sandy bay and over the surrounding hills. Go fishing off the beach or from the historic Tokomaru Bay wharf or just retreat and read in a perfectly relaxing environment. Peka mai! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Poutapeta - The Post Office B&B

Address: 8 Waimana Street | Tokomaru Bay, Tokomaru Bay 4079, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Tokomaru Bay
Number of rooms: 3
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