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Curio Bay Accommodation

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location and lovely accommodation.Very well designed to fit perfectly with area. Everything you need to relax and cut yourself off from the outside world. Wildlife haven , penguins,seals and dolphins all can be watched from window although binoculars will give you better chance. If you do not want close encounters of penguins at 5am this is not for you... More 

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Hannover
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100 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Curio Bay Accommodation. A very nice Kingsize bed, a spacious room with a wonderful view from the terrace - and at night we heard the penguins coming to their nest. We could not see them, cause it was very dark outside and we did not want to disturb them. But just to hear them... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in three bedroom cottage. Rustic and comfortable. Wood fire and electronic heating. A bit worn around the edges - broken deck planks. Great wildlife. Good value. Toys, games and books available. Full function all kitchen. Buy supplies before you arrive.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great accommodation in a perfect location, literally right on the beach. The area is secluded and quiet and the facilities in the room are modern and very well furnished. The hosts are also quite helpful. A delightful stay

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We enjoyed staying in our Curio Bay studio so much that we extended for another night ... and if time had permitted we would have stayed longer! This is high quality self contained accommodation that is right on the beach: excellent bed and bedding, high quality fittings and kitchen equipment and lovely owners. The size and layout of the studio... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stayed in the cottage and had the woodfire burner stoked up to the max. What a lovely atmosphere, situated right on the beach, listening to the penquins at night, didn't get to see them though. Shame I missed the fossil forest due to a higher tide, I will just come back in a summer and swim and soak up... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The best accomodation in the Catlins. We stayed in the boutique studio. This is a luxurious studio with a big and comfy King bed with fine bedlinen. The bathroom is large and with a good shower. There is a fully quipped kitchen incl a big table with chairs and also a washingmachine and dryer. All looks new and is immaculate... More 

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Beesd, The Netherlands
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Excellent accommodation on a beautiful location, however out of reach for internet and mobile telephone. All facilities present and in good shape. Owners were invisible during entire stay. In case of emergency you are on your own with no communication outside. And we saw a penguin closeby during the night

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Sydney, Australia
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61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We were very happy with our choice of the Beach House apartment. It was cosy, with a very modern design and well thought out amenities. The bathroom, with its lovely heated floor, was as nice as one you'd find in a top hotel. The bed was very comfortable, great linens. The location, right on the beach, is divine, and after... More 

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Tahiti, French Polynesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

First of all, the Catlins is an area not to be missed in the South Island. Curio Bay is a gem, and we cannot think of a better place to stay than the studios at Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation. Our studio was right on a beautiful, long beach, with hardly anyone besides penguins and dolphins. We had the studio on... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Curio Bay Accommodation

Address: 501 Waikawa Curio Bay Road, Tokanui 9884, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Tokanui
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Curio Bay Boutique Hotel Tokanui
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“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
“very nice apartment!”
 of 5 bubbles annakong, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
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