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Hong Kong, China
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.

Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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...

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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!

Boston Spa
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We only stayed one night but Miria and Taroi gave us a wonderful welcome. We enjoyed a very sociable time with them and fellow guests, enjoying the hot evening and Miria's nibbles and chutneys. The house is surrounded by a very fertile garden full of interesting NZ specimens. Our room had its own toilet and basin with a shared shower....

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

What a delightful visit from folk who had so much interesting information and stories to share with us. It is indeed a privilege to able to meet wonderful visitors from all around the world.

Reviewed 27 January 2016

Miria and Taroi were incredibly generous hosts and their beach cottage is beautiful! They loaned us boogie boards to play in the surf on Ohope beach; took us on an evening boat ride in the bay with wine and appetizers; and offered their wonderful outdoor hottub for an evening soak under the stars and moon! We learned a lot about...

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

A special fun time was had with this couple and their delightful 5 year old daughter. Boogie boarding a sunset cruise sharing things about our cultures was all great. We look forward to visiting their part of the world!!

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Miria and Taroi with their friendly welcome and the wonderful homemade jams in the fridge made our overnigth stay in Ohope a very agreeable one! Nice and very cosy cottage. Sad, we had to move further south the next day...

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

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting these folk from Switzerland and so pleased they enjoyed the jams. I love to make jams preserves Muesli etc for my visitors . Also love the sharing of stories. keeps life interesting!!

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We spent the week travelling from Wellington to Auckland and staying at Moanarua Lodge was one of the highlights of our trip. Taroi and Miria were so welcoming and made our stay feel like a home from home! The cottage was comfortable and breakfast was delicious - especially the home made jams and muesli. Taroi and Miria kindly lent us...

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

Great to meet these folk and lucky we had gathered some tuatua as it always fun to do them on the BBQ and have visitors we can share them with!! We certainly hope these visitors will be able to come again some day. We will look forward to that!!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We had a great time in Ohope - both with unexpected things to do in the area and the accomodation. The cottage was perfect for what we were after and both Miria and Taroi made us feel very welcome. We appreciated their local knowledge and generousity. We found there was more to do in the area than just sit on...

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

A real pleasure to meet these folk and we look forward to a return visit from them when we can turn on some more sunshine for their adventures!!

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Miria and Taroi could not do enough to ensure we had a happy and comfortable stay in their garden cottage. When we asked to use the BBQ one night not only did they share a meal with us but Miria also provided baked vegetables, salad and desert. Fresh home made ingredients are provided for breakfast, including their own spring water...

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

It is always great to hear how our guests have enjoyed their stay. It was a real pleasure to us to host these lovely visitors and we hope to meet up again some time!

Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We spent 2 months in New Zealand, of which we were in Ohope for 2 nights. Our accommodation was very good and private, but our hosts Miria and Taroi made us feel very welcome, invited us for drinks upon arrival and told us to drop in, whenever we felt like it. They offered a lot of good advice, made reservations...

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

We enjoy meeting folk from all over the world and from Aotearoa as well. The cottage offers them the opportunity to have their own private space but we always enjoy the times they spend with us as we can share stories and get to know them better.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2015

The sign of an excellent B&B is when you feel so welcome upon arriving that you don't even want to leave to explore the local area. Located on the absolutely beautiful Ohope beach, this place is an authentic Maori hospitality experience, and the husband and wife team of Miria and TaRoy are as funny and lovable as you could hope...

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

We are always so grateful to know that our visitors have had a good time with us. We certainly enjoy getting to know interesting folk from all over the world!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: ₹ 7,047 - ₹ 8,466 (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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