The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Hotels

Mussel Bed

  • 892 Purangi Rd. Map It
  • Cooks Beach
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Down-to-earth, friendly, Kiwi hosts
  • Excellent breakfasts and fresh baking
  • You can paddle or walk to the beach

Cons

  • Away from town a bit
  • Can't see the beach
  • You can't stay forever

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Every detail of guest comfort and privacy is considered at this delightful, friendly B&B. Three spacious suites adjoin the house, and each has a private entrance through the garden. The upstairs Beach Hut Suite has a private veranda overlooking the garden. Mussel Bed Cottage is a stand-alone, self-contained cottage with full kitchen and dining space that opens out to a private deck. Upstairs there's a spacious lounge. Mussel Bed is a convenient two-minute drive from Cooks Beach, or you could hop into a guest kayak and paddle the stream that passes the garden and meanders down to the beach. Complimentary bikes and tennis rackets for the local tennis courts are also available. The B&B is a 10-minute drive to Hahei beach, where host Paul will offer guests a complimentary ride on his Water Taxi, to the stunning Cathedral Cove. A five-minute drive north brings you to Flaxmill Bay and the Whitianga ferry, where you can cross for lunch or dinner in a town restaurant.

Hotel Information

Address:

892 Purangi Rd., Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand

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Phone:

07-866–5786

Hotel Details:

  • 3 suites, 1 2-bedroom cottage
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 08/30/2016

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