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Curio Bay Accommodation

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

every holiday needs a wow factor and this was ours. We stayed in the apartment. It had great views of the bay. We watched hectors dolphins surfing from the deck and walked on the beach to see the petrified forest. On our first night we saw the blue penguins coming back to their nest under our apartment.. The bathroom was...

Thank filligirl
South Kensington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb location right on the beach - modern spacious with all the facilities incl laundry and importantly an extremely comfortable.The outdoor barbecue came in very handy One could watch the Hectors dolphins playing and surfing from your deck.Contrary to previous reviewers we found the owners were very responsive and available whenever we needed them.The beach is stunning and fossilised forest...

Thank petesaund
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the apartment. Lovely room with amazing bathroom, let down by the approach around side of main house past untidy outbuildings and there was some noise from next door but the room and view of the whole bay from the window and deck made up for everything. Be prepared for a noisy night visit from penguin which nests...

Thank WYorkshiretraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly one of the most beautiful places you will ever stay! Quiet, beach literally on the doorstep, long pristine beach, and wildlife including dolphins, seals, penguins and bird life. Totally recommend it!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous view of a stunning beach, amazing wildlife- penguins and dolphins- a really special place to stay. The only downside might be the slight noise and smell from the blue penguin nest under the porch. I would like to live in this place permanently Also, very helpful having access to a washing machine and tumble drier

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The area of Curio Bay is a very special place and these are wonderful accommodations. The beach studio is very comfortable, spacious, well equipped and nicely decorated with a large deck & great views esp with the early morning light. Be sure and watch the Yellow-Eyed Penguins come in at dusk at the nearby Petrified Forest (always amazing to see)....

Thank 4EverTraveler66
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lovely spacious Beach studio in Curio Bay. Good bed, good bathroom and dolphins swimming right in front of the house. Be aware that there is hardly any foodsupply in Curio Bay. Do your shopping well before you go to this remote area.

Thank AmsterdamEnjoyer
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

If you love the se ( as we do ) ,this is the place for you.Stunning view of the bay ( the Porpoise Bay,Curio Bay is a short walk away ) You can spend hours ( we did ) just gazing out at the ever changing scene in front of you. There's a massive comfy bed and cosy sofa with...

Thank Nicholas G
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The room & location are of a very high standard. It is a pity that the owners seem unable to communicate effectively. 1. Wrong telephone number on email confirmation. 2. Checking out requires guests to visit the owners house 100m down the road between 9 and 10:30 on the departure day. As we needed to leave before 9 to catch...

Thank John R
Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We spent two nights here and loved the place. Very roomy with beautiful views of Porpoise Bay. We were woken up both nights by the penguins! There are blue penguins that come in from the sea after dark (around 10:30 PM when we were there) and head back out to sea before light (around 4:00 AM). These penguins make a...

Thank MTWare1

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Curio Bay Accommodation

Address: 501 Waikawa Curio Bay Road, Tokanui 9884, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Tokanui
Hotel Class:3 star — Curio Bay Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Curio Bay Boutique Hotel Tokanui
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“Ask for boutique studio if you want to be quieter but don't know if the views are as good.”
 of 5 bubbles WYorkshiretraveller, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Both units have the same size and interior.”
 of 5 bubbles REISEGIGI, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“For New Zealanders, this may obvious, but for non New Zealanders is it very unusual to travel 30-40 miles to the nearest store.”
 of 5 bubbles Tea_lover2013, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Studio left was magnificent”
 of 5 bubbles MikeN556, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Have lodge on the right away from building site noise”
 of 5 bubbles 1stclassdiver758, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
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