Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)
What makes this Cottage unique
Sandy beaches just up the road
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
My sister and I booked for three nights at Guthrie Cottage Havelock North. Upon arrival we had been designated one double bedroom and a single bed in the lounge area. We thought we had booked two bedrooms and a bathroom. Upon thinking we agreed that the website/booking arena should be more specific - upon revisiting this we became confused. What we had been allocated was not a stand alone cottage but rather a portion of the actual villa. The double room was not at all spacious and indeed caused some swiveling to manoevre around the end of the bed to actually be able to access the bed. However, Malcolm was very gracious - delivering a newspaper each morning and making time to chat. Sadly, we did not meet Anna. The heater was on when we arrived and was most welcome. Some form of heating in the bathroom is really needed as were facecloths, hand towels and soap. The towels were replenished the day before we departed but face cloths and hand towels might be better there upon arrival. The kitchenette had the microwave, jug and toaster and fridge but although there were pots and pans there was nothing to cook on. Please Malcolm and Anna revamp the website and booking details so everything is clear for guests. Thank you.
We find this review false
Our guests daily were asked if they were happy with everything and comfortable. They said they were.
They asked for another room,so we made up a queen bed in our Front Garden Room, then they said they were happy where they were and didn't even look at it.
For the record ,the cook top was next to the toaster,bodywash was provided .
As on the website additional cooking facilities available, being a Weber BBQ.
Also on the website ,smoking is Not permitted on the property,but you chose to overlook that one.
To write a nice comment in our quest book,smile and tell us daily you are comfortable and happy,yet go home and hide behind your computer and write a false review ,is very sad.
Fortunately we have had ten years of satisfied guests that we more than comfortable
Enjoyed our stay, lovely authentic accommodation, garden & good hosts.
Glen & Simone
Had a very nice stay. Treated us very well
Beautiful Space, a step back in time, a must stay for lovers of colonial settings.
This property is obviously a labour of love for Anna and Malcolm. The fresh flowers in our rooms, the home made biscuits and cake that greeted us were small touches to appreciate. While some of the critisism of previous reviewers are true they are not to be dwelt on because the overall experience is what counts, and the overall experience was wonderful and not at all diminished by petty considerations. The hosts were generous, honourable and kind. The gardens are lovely. We enjoyed our stay so much we came back for a return visit. It's the spirit of a place that is captivating and Guthrie Cottage has a wonderful spirit. The positives far outweigh the negatives and it is disappointing to read reviews that dwell on minor drawbacks.
Nice traditional homestead
We had a lovely night’s stay. The owners are very experienced and great hosts, and the location was fantastic. They had all the amenities you could wish for and a great selection of books. A great bnb experience.
Lovely little place