Overlooking the water, this 300-year-old building is the home of Kota Restaurant ('kota' being the Maori word for 'shellfish'). The bedrooms are approached from a granite stairway to the side of the building. The family room is spacious and has the benefit of harbour views, while the smaller, double room is at the rear of the property. The enthusiastic young owners ensure guests enjoy their stay here, and a meal in the two AA Rosette award-winning restaurant should not be missed. Food and drink is also served in the Kota Kai Bar & Kitchen. Breakfast features the best local produce.