Kowhai Rest is located in Opotiki, just 1.6 mi from local shops, restaurants and cafes, and 22 mi from Whakatane. Local beaches are just a 5-minute drive away. Free private parking is available on site.

The rooms have a shared bathroom. Kowhai Rest features free WiFi throughout the property.

There is a shared lounge at the property.

The nearest airport is Rotorua Airport, 52 mi from Kowhai Rest.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Kowhai Rest has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 12, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

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Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Hosted by Kevin and Vicky

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Kevin and Vicky
Kowhai Rest was once a local school that when it closed, was relocated to the site in 1999. It is our home and set on 6 acres. 1 acre of house and garden and 5 acres which are in paddocks with stock grazing. We purchased the property in November 2015 and having 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and two lounges meant that one whole wing could be dedicated to Bed and Breakfast. After extensive renovation we started our Bed and Breakfast in Dec 2016.
Kevin and Vicky love gardeing, fishing, lifestyle farming and socialising. They enjoy meeting people and often sit and chat while you have breakfast.
Our property is at the edge of town with a quiet rural outlook. The perfect place to relax and unwind.
Language spoken: English
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Crossroads
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Two Fish
    1.2 miles
  • Restaurant Ocean Seafoods
    1.2 miles
  • Restaurant Spice of India
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Mums Sushi
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Bakehouse Cafe
    1.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Waioeka River
    0.6 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Pacific
    1.2 miles
  • River Otara River
    2 miles
  • River Motu River
    21.7 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Waiotahe Beach
    2.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Rotorua Regional Airport
    52 miles
How to get to Kowhai Rest from Whakatane Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Kowhai Rest
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Business center
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adults only
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Kowhai Rest takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:00 AM - 9:30 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 over 14 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 14 and up are allowed)

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Payment is available via bank transfer, or cash on arrival. For further information, please contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Kowhai Rest of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Kowhai Rest

  • Kowhai Rest offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Room options at Kowhai Rest include:

    • Double

  • Check-in at Kowhai Rest is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 9:30 AM.

  • Guests staying at Kowhai Rest can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kowhai Rest by:

    • Car 45min

  • Kowhai Rest is 1.6 miles from the center of Opotiki.