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Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

Hilltop Accommodation Catlins 77 Tahakopa Valley Rd, Papatowai, Catlins Coast view on map
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Hilltop Catlins offers quality and affordable accommodation for couples, families, groups and backpackers in two refurbished character cottages with atmosphere plus.

Fully made-up ensuite, double and twin rooms are available, as are dorm bunk beds. Whole house bookings are also welcomed.

Hilltop Accommodation is nestled alongside native forest on a sheep and beef farm, overlooking the tiny seaside community of Papatowai and the Southern Scenic Route, in the heart of the Catlins.

We invite you to stay awhile, and share our beautiful ocean and valley views, relax in our tranquil gardens, and wake to the bellbird dawn chorus.

Rated by the " The Observer" as one of NZ's top ten accommodation establishments, we are also highly recommended by "Lonely Planet", "Rough Guide" and "Lets Go" travel guides. Discover and experience Hilltop.

Our place is warm and comfortable, even if the weather is not.

  • 100% Guest Reviews 2013
  • 100% Guest Reviews 2014
  • 100% Guest Reviews 2015
  • Best Guest Reviews 2011
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Check-out Time: 10:30am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Non Smoking
  • Pool Table
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Despite booking just a room in the top house, we had the house completely for us alone (off-season). To take some hours or days off, this is an excellent accommodation. Completely in the Middle of Nowhere in the heart of the Catlins. 5
    MARC HILTBRUNNER - Jun 4, 2016 (Stayed May 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for the review Marc. It was great to meet you. I guess much of the attraction of Hilltop is that we are in a very peaceful, scenic spot; or as you said; in the middle of nowhere, in the heart of the Catlins.
    Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Great time. Lovely room in tidy and very functional character house. Spectacular views 5
    LIAM HEGARTY - Mar 15, 2016 (Stayed Mar 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for staying at Hilltop Liam, and for taking the time to review.
    Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Very warm in a cold snap. Lovely old charm and great bed and comfort in the ensuite room. We had two good nights here and enjoyed the Catlins from this lovely place. Good well appointed kitchen too. 4
    NEAL ANDREWS - Mar 8, 2016 (Stayed Mar 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Neal. Pleased that you found us comfortable and warm when the weather was not, and thanks for the review.
    Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Lovely cottage, very cosy, homely and friendly. Nice to not be in a shared accommodation jammed full of people! Notices for after hours arrivals were clear and helpful, and host was easy to get hold of if needed. Wish I'd booked here for two nights instead of one! I personally couldn't get phone signal (which I quite liked! But I guess there may be some guests who might find that an issue, but there is a phone in the cottage so as long as people have a phone card, contacting others isn't a problem). It was also quite nice to not have wifi as it meant that all the guests talked to one another properly without the distraction of individual technology. We did watch television, but on a social level and everyone talked and joked together, so no wifi actually created a really nice atmosphere. Holidays as they should be! 5
    HANNAH MOORE - Feb 1, 2016 (Stayed Jan 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for your 5 star review. Lots of our guests wish they had booked for longer. The mobile phone and internet issue is quite a topic. We do now have Vodaphone cell coverage and a separate wifi internet in this quiet peaceful valley. That pleases some guests but not others, but the choice is now there.
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Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Beautiful place! Very clean, relaxing, and cozy. This is the first time I've stayed where other people stay in other bedrooms, and you all share common areas. It worked for us on this trip! 4
    EDWARD EPPENS - Jan 7, 2016 (Stayed Dec 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for your comments. Our guests often say they enjoy the experience of meeting and sharing during their stay at Hilltop
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Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Really lovely experience. 5
    JULIAN ROBERTS - Dec 25, 2015 (Stayed Dec 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hilltop
    Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • A perfect place for staying. ACTUALLY THE BEST PLACE WE HAVE BEEN TO IN NZ 5
    JEAN MICHEL LEFEVRE - Nov 20, 2015 (Stayed Nov 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Perfect, wonderful & amazing little place with excellent facilities and views to die for! Absolutely loved staying there and would highly recommend as a completely stress free environment and brilliant place to stay! 5
    SAM DOBINSON - Nov 10, 2015 (Stayed Nov 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Sam for the fantastic review. Was great to meet you and we wish you all the best for your future journeys.
    Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Lovely cosy warm house, beautiful location, easy booking and check in, thanks for the great time! 4
    Alicia - Apr 28, 2014 (Stayed Apr 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for that Alicia
    Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • I was spend 2,5 days in cosmic beauty place; be for my own in very nice house. Safe, peaceful and extrimily beautiful stay; walkig tracks on rain forest and beaches; nights with Milky Way on sky, fire place and not light surrand me. Friendly mandger Angela come in the morning. 5
    IWONA TRUSEWICZ - Apr 23, 2014 (Stayed Apr 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Iwona for your lovely comments. We feel quite honoured that you voted us your best stay in New Zealand. We are pleased that you were decided to come stay at Hilltop despite the public transport hassles.
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