Set on farmland, beside native forest in Papatowai, Hilltop Accommodations Catlins features amazing coastal views. Free WiFi is provided.

Guests can choose to stay in 1 of 2 historic boutique homes, or in a double room, which shares facilities with other fellow travelers. All beds are made up with electric blankets and linen.

The Top House is a 4-bedroom, 2 bathroom character villa. The Bottom House, is a turn of the century coal miners cottage and features an private bathroom. Both homes are fully renovated and refurbished and are equipped with kitchens, dining/living areas and laundry facilities.

Hilltop Accommodations Catlins is located in the heart of Catlins, just over 1.5 hours' drive from Invercargil and 2 hours' drive from Dunedin.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Hilltop Accommodation Catlins has been welcoming guests since May 24, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi there, We really want to book a cottage but want to confirm if dogs are allowed? Thanks Leanne
    Yes, we are do allow wellbehaved dogs so long as you clean up afterwards, so no signs of the dog are left. Also because we are situated on a working f...
    Answered on June 5, 2022
  • Do you supply firewood? (Warmth is a crucial factor for us.)
    Hi there. Yes we do provide firewood for the wood burner in our Top House. The house also has a heatpump, and the beds all have electric blankets for ...
    Answered on August 20, 2020
  • Is this to book the whole house? I would like to book this deal for 6th till 8th January, wife husband and three children aged 1 5 and 7. Also are the...
    Sorry we have only one double room available for that period
    Answered on January 5, 2021
  • The Top House says shared bathroom. If you have the whole house with two bathrooms with whom are you sharing?
    Hello there . The house used to be let out as individual rooms so hence the shared bathroom . But we now let out as whole house so you won’t be sharin...
    Answered on April 22, 2022
  • Kia Ora! Is the villa fully fenced please? As we will be bringing our doggo :) Thanks in advance! Luna
    Hello Luna Sorry just discovered your question. Our Top House - Villa has a fenced off garden area behind the house, accessed from the deck in front ...
    Answered on July 4, 2022
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Amenities of Hilltop Accommodation Catlins
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Pool table
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Hilltop Accommodation Catlins takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Until 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Debit card Hilltop Accommodation Catlins accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the property suggests that guests bring their own food. Discount fuel, alcohol and limited groceries are available at the Papatowai Country Store, 1.2 mi away.

FAQs about Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

  • The nearest beach is 0.9 miles from Hilltop Accommodation Catlins.

  • Hilltop Accommodation Catlins is 3.1 miles from the center of Papatowai.

  • Room options at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins include:

    • Apartment
    • Villa

  • Hilltop Accommodation Catlins offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table

  • Check-in at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hilltop Accommodation Catlins by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • The prices at Hilltop Accommodation Catlins may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.