Nicolas - December 2018 The hospitality shown by Levon, Diana and Roger was amazing. We had a lovely time in their place, enjoying the great location, peace and very tasty oranges ;) Very easy access to some of the Coromandel main attractions (Hot Water beach, Cook beach and Cathedral Cove). Very comfortable unit with all you need for your stay. Great hosts!
Caitlin - November 2018 Diana’s place is set in a beautiful, peaceful orchard close to some of Coromandel's main attractions (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach are just down the road) without being near all the tourists. It was a treat to have a bowl of fresh oranges, to be able to watch the pigs eat their breakfast, and to be able to wander the grounds when we came back from our adventures out during the day. Diana is a very kind host and makes sure you have everything you need. The cottage was spotless and well equipped with everything you need, including books and board games! We hope to stay again and will definitely be recommending Mercury Orchard to our friends :)
Nick - October 2018 A truly beautiful place in the world and extremely accommodating hosts who will go out of their way to help with the finer details to make your stay special. Mercury Orchard is a great place to stay, unwind and relax and a very convenient location if you want to use it as a base for visiting the Coromandel.
J. Muldoon - October 2018 A bit of serendipity combined with excellent reviews led us to Mercury Orchard during our recent visit to the Coromandel Peninsula. From the moment we arrived and first took in the idyllic environment, we sensed that we had made a wonderful choice. Diana and Roger are extremely thoughtful and welcoming hosts. The Fig Tree Cabin was roomy with all necessary amenities. Our cabin’s front door opened onto a covered deck looking out onto beautiful blooming orchards. With a less than 10 minute drive to beaches, restaurants and nearby villages, these accommodations were extremely convenient as well. Roger and Diana are extremely knowledgeable of the peninsula’s ecology & hidden treasures (trails, restaurants & beaches). We will never forget their kindness and hope to return to Mercury Orchard again.
Daniel - September 2018 Amazing stay at Diana’s beautiful cabin. Diana and her partner were incredibly friendly and helpful with tips for things to do around the area. The cabin is super spacious and has everything you need, the fresh fruit from the organic orchard was a lovely touch. Thank you Diana!
Philippa - April 2018 We were looking for a quiet spot to spend a few days resting and exploring the Tairua/Hahei/Cooks Beach area. We generally use and consume organic products so were keen to stay somewhere that follows these principals. We felt very welcome and comfortable in the lovely cottage, in the midst of a working orchard, with fresh organic fruit to eat, and access to the cute kune kune pigs onsite. Diana and Roger are really friendly and happy to spend time talking and giving tips on local amenities. Highly receommeded and we'd love to stay again.
Alistair - February 2018 Lovely little cottage set in the middle of an orchard. Great location and close to all the local attractions. Very comfortable with everything you could need. Highly recommend.
K. Laver - January 2018 Beautiful place to stay - this was the best accommodation on our trip around the Coromandel. Handy to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water beach and so peaceful and relaxing. We were really glad we stayed at Mercury Orchard rather than in Whitianga. Highly recommend.
Ella - January 2018 Amazing accommodation, excellent hosts with helpful tips and knowledge of the surrounding areas. Beautiful orchard with delicious seasonal fruit. Easy place to settle into and want to stay for a long time. Can't say enough good things about this place!
Tran - December 2017 The cottage was a great place to stay and super close to Hot Water Beach. The place was clean and we were provided everything we needed to know in the handy user guide folder in the house. Diana and her partner were also very lovely and provided us great tips on Hot Water Beach
Max - October 2017 Everything is perfect. Diana has a huge land and we found everything we want in this place. The whole family is so friendly including their little boy. My wife and I had a wonderful time with the lovely animals as well. It was one of the best accommodation experience ever.
Ross H - March 2017 Beautiful place, great people and a wonderful relaxing spot. The house we stayed in was small but beautifully made and impeccably clean. It's in an open orchard, where we had a great time with our 3 and 6 year olds who quickly made friends with the dog Rusty, the two pigs, the chickens - as we made friends with Diana and Roger. It was one of the highlights of our holiday, would thoroughly recommend.
deSchenke - February 2017 Awesome retreat! This was our favorite place to stay on our 21-day trip to North Island. The grounds and orchard are gorgeous! The cottage (we stayed at the Fig Tree Cottage) was charming and had everything we needed. The pictures don't do it justice. We had a lot of fun getting to know Rusty and visited the pigs in the nearby pen. Our host, Diana, was very welcoming and cheery. Two things that aren't in the description and were happy surprises were the free wifi and that the kitchen does have a hotplate. We didn't use the hotplate because we came prepared to grill everything. And the BBQ was clean (can't say that for another place we stayed). But had we wanted to boil pasta, or sauté vegetables, we could have. The wifi that we weren't expecting was speedy! We had some wine and cheese on the deck, looking out over the beautiful orchard and wished we could have spent longer there.
"Beautiful place to stay - this was the best accommodation on our trip around the Coromandel. Handy to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach and so peaceful and relaxing. We were really glad we stayed at Mercury Orchard rather than in Whitianga. Highly recommend." - K. Laver
"Amazing accommodation, excellent hosts with helpful tips and knowledge of the surrounding areas. Beautiful orchard with delicious seasonal fruit. Easy place to settle into and want to stay for a long time. Can't say enough good things about this place!" -Ella