Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels


Hydrangea Cottages

At a Glance


  • Ocean views
  • horse treks into the forest tracks or along the beach offered from mid-October to early June (suitable for novice riders)
  • some units are family-size


  • reception is not always manned but instructions are left at the door, steep driveway

Hydrangea Cottages Review

You'll be lulled by the constant roar of the ocean here, ½ km (¼ mi) south of the Pancake Rocks. Three of the apartments—Rata, Mamaku, and Nikau—are brightly colored with recycled native timbers and contemporary furniture. The smaller studio cottage, Rimu, goes rustic with a cute indoor shower built of river rock and corrugated iron. The Miro cottage has lovely sea views and a bath on the deck, but no kitchen. The other units have kitchenettes. Look for the entrance 600 meters (0.4 mi) south of Pancake Rocks, and be ready for a steep-ish gravel drive.

    Hotel Details

  • 3 suites, 2 cottages
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-18-2014

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