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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Mangonui, Northland Region, North Island

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Harvey an...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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This is a tastefully restored historical house located in a wonderful setting. An ideal retreat.
Well provisioned, clean and tidy. An exceptional host, thoughtful and welcoming. We could not speak highly enough of him and his efforts to ensure our comfort during our stay

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Liked best: The idylic setting
Liked least: The toilet and bathroom access
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Raeone D
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sheer bliss”
Reviewed 15 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Mabel's is an exquisite character cottage complete with stunning art and period furniture. The location is superb right on the water's edge in picturesque Mangonui, and close to a number of beautiful beaches. Richard is a perfect host who goes well beyond what might be reasonably expected to ensure a memorable stay. We especially appreciated Richard's recommendations of galleries to visit: the Fern Flat gallery outside of Taipa, and the Helena Bay gallery which we called into on our way back to Auckland. All four of us (Including the Chihuahua) agreed that this was a holiday experience that will be difficult to beat - sheer bliss in fact. We will be back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Phil L
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Brilliant location, Brilliant property, Brilliant agent”
Reviewed 10 January 2015 for a stay in February 2014

This is a unique property with tons of character and history. You cant get closer to the sea. Quiet, peaceful, and well appointed. Close to town so you can walk to the pub or restaurants and not need to work about driving. Richard does a great job of preparing and welcoming and is an excellent contact in the area if you are looking for a holiday property to stay at. Highly recommended.

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