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The Refinery Guard's Cottage

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The Refinery Guard's Cottage

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

A private self contained cottage set in the grounds of the historic Gold Refinery building.
Light filled and comfortable with retro inspired decor. In the heart of Paeroa; the 'antiques town' of NZ.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


58 Reviews

Phoenix User Profile
March 2018
The refinery reminds me of an old cabin with its own personality - from the vintage decor to the wooden floors. We were treated with scrumptious muffins and scones for breakfast and a delicious tea to accompany it all. Would have loved to stay longer!
Sylvie User Profile
February 2018
Nicola’s place gets a thumbs up! It is right behind her cafe, which we unfortunately did not get to visit. Check-in went smoothly and she was always very responsive with any questions we had. The space was clean and we definitely had a lovely stay!
Sarah User Profile
December 2017
The Guard's Cottage was perfectly clean, attractive and well located for our family explorations of Paeroa and the Coromandel Pennisula. Nikki was a welcoming host, communicative and with good tips for the local area. Extra bonus: The Refinery Cafe is EXCELLENT. It is wonderfu…
Megan User Profile
February 2017
The Refinery was beautiful and very clean. It's right behind their coffee shop so you can get delicious for and coffee in the morning. I would suggest it to anyone.
Megumi User Profile
November 2016
There is a cute cafe next to the place and it looks really good though we didn't try. The owner left pastries at the table for us as a device and they are good! The Lodge is spacious and clean. There was no heater and we felt cold at night and had hard time find a small heater in…
Nicola User Profile
Response from Nicola:
So sorry you had trouble with the heater! I would have happily come over and sorted that for you. There is the heater in the bedroom too.
November 2016
Mariya User Profile
November 2016
The unit is laid out like a one bedroom flat with a separate living and bedroom space. It has an attached bathroom and full kitchen. It's located at the back side of a cafe. Coffee and breakfast at the cafe is enjoyable. Bed was quite comfortable. The decor was vintage/ mid centu…
Erin User Profile
February 2015
Wonderful stay with delightful hosts. The cottage was very comfortable and just a short walk to town. Nicky and Mike were gracious hosts and gave us great suggestions on where to go and what to do on the area.

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Auckland, New ZealandJoined in January 2014
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177 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
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