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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay at Moanarua Cottage, which is well equipped to either hunker down or use as a base to explore the Eastern Bay! The highlight was drinks, nibbles and pots and lots of laughs with Miria and Taroi. Make sure to try Miria's homemade jams. Absolutely recommend.

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this beautiful little B&B- run by the most wonderful couple. It was the best placed we stayed in all holiday! Attention to detail meant that everything had been carefully thought about from the minute we arrived to the time we reluctantly left.Easy walking distance to the lovely beach.

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We enjoyed a wonderful time with these visitors. Lots of fun, lots of laughs and look forward to their next visit!!! More 

Sandia Park, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The cottage is beautiful and immaculate. The hosts, Miria and Taroi Black are interesting people and very gracious. They taught us about some of the Maori culture and asked about some recent events in the US. The gardens around their house & cottage ore beautiful, and the place is less than a minute walk from the gorgeous beach. Their hospitality... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We love sharing our culture and stories with our guests from overseas and enjoy learning about their countries as we like them also love to travel. More 

1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The room is very clean, the hosts are warmly and nice. very close the beach. you could try a lots of different jams which are made by the owner. we had very nice food and drinks at a beautiful sunny deck

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Thank you we always love to hear what our guests have to say and how they find our cottage and our surroundings. More 

Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Such a sweet cozy, cottage with the fridge full of fresh fruits and delicious home-made jam. Miria and Taroi were so welcoming and generous, sharing their history and Maori culture over a few glasses wine. The cottage is a short walk to the beach and within close proximity to many restaurants. We stayed here for our White Island adventure. We... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Delightful visitors who we so enjoyed sharing our stories with. As I look out our window at the sea and blue skies I think how lucky to live in such a beautiful place. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We stopped at Moanarua Cottage for one Night in April. Miria and Taroi were most gracious Hosts, seeing personally to our comfort. And shared Drinks and Snacks with us on their Terrace while the Sun Set. It's a compact but comfortable semi-detached Cottage only a short walk from the Sea Front. Wished we could have stayed longer to sample the... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We treasure out times with our visitors to share stories over drinks and snacks on the deck especially on those lovely balmy evenings watching a great sunset! So lucky with warm water and sunny days well into May. More 

Caen, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Very nice cottage, well equiped; the fridge was full of fresh fruits and home-made jam :) Miria and Taroi are welcoming and generous persons, ready to talk about Maori culture and share a glass on the terrace. White sand beach at the end of the street... Perfect moment !

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We enjoy sitting on the deck sharing refreshments and stories with such interesting visitors from far away places. More 

Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stayed 3 nights, excellent place to stay, quite clean and very homely. Miria and Taroi are lovely host and made us very welcome. Cottage well equipped with everything you need. Highly recommend this cottage.

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

These visitors had a daughter competing in the Surf Carnival at Ohope and it was such a wonderful opportunity to be able to share in the excitement of the event! More 

Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We stayed in Ohope for a couple of days and couldn't have been happier with Moanarua Beach Cottage as a base. It is close to quiet beaches, close to some lovely restaurants, but most memorable is how you are treated by your hosts.

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We are very fortunate to live by a beautiful beach and to be able to share that with others from around the world. We enjoy every moment hosting great visitors. More 

Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2016

To stay in Moanarua is a real treat. Meeting the owner and enjoying a talk on Maori customs over drinks is special for us as Dutch who are eager to learn more about Maori culture while we are travelling New Zealand. The cottage has a great location in the beautiful garden of the owners and is just a few steps... More 

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Moanarua, Owner at Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to share our stories of our customs and to learn about the cultures of others. It is a privilege to host wonderful visitors from all around the world! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Naumai, haere mai, welcome to a unique Maori cultural experience in a romantic hideaway nestled in award winning gardens between the ocean and the harbour in sunny Ohope. Widely travelled we love sharing stories over complimentary drinks and nibbles. The cottage is fully self contained with King and Single beds, kitchen, en-suite, own entrance and patio area. The Queen room in our home has own toilet and vanity - share other bathroom facilities. Relax in the spa or on loungers in the garden, have a bbq or hangi with us. Continental breakfast for all visitors. Boat cruises, culture/historic cruises, kayak and bike hire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B

Address: 2 Hoterini Street | Bay of Plenty, Ohope 3121, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Ohope
Price Range: ₹ 7,083 - ₹ 8,450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Moanarua Beach Cottage B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“The cottage has one room. Well worth the visit!! It is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles gchiker2016, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“seconds to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The cottage is best for a couple or small family; they do have a couple of rooms in their house also but I did not see them.”
 of 5 bubbles margaretak1, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“It's not really a hotel but a separate cottage next to the house of the hosts.”
 of 5 bubbles 779hansp, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Honestly, don't count on reliable wifi, certainly not in your room, if that is important to you …. you have to go upstair and outside on their lovely deck to even be able to get a signal …. it may be the one and only place that this accommodation falls down …”
 of 5 bubbles ChristopherC140, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
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