I am not a fussy person, I have given 5 star reviews to 3 star properties IF I feel that they provide outstanding value for money. That is definitely not the case with this property however. We stayed in a 2 bedroom family cottage for 2 nights for $340 a night so I had reasonable expectations.
First the positives: The beds were comfortable so we slept well, the pool was great (being the middle of summer) and the setting was nice.
Now the negatives: For a "family" cottage, at that price, I would expect an oven, possibly a dishwasher (at least a dish drawer) and even a washing machine and clothes dryer. I stay in apartments all across NZ and the world and have these amenities in my room, for a lesser price than this. The shower head was filthy, caked in mold and clearly had not been cleaned in a long time. It was not a nice experience to shower under that! Then there were more minor gripes, like the saucepan handles being loose and felt unsafe to hold with hot liquid in them, the bedside lamps didn't appear to have switches on them (not obviously anyway). Upon checkout there was no one to be found to discuss these issues, let alone pay the account. I had to pay it online after I left the property.
For $340 a night I would not stay here again.