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You are truly the best. We have never worried about the boys when you have had them. If we can find a good hotel for them here in Dunedin, it will NEVER be anywhere as good as with you lovely people.’

Harry & Nicki, recently moved to Dunedin

‘The most lovely cat hotel around, the owners are wonderful and your cat will absolutely love it! Huge extra bonus: Ellis is a vet and will care for your cat with anything they may need. Thank you to Ellis and Paul for always caring so much about Ralph.’

Virginia and Dave, Waimauku

‘I highly recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek. The facilities are so spotless and set in the most beautiful rural place in Kaukapakapa. Last Christmas it was Tommi and Tabatha’s first visit and Ellis and Paul made sure they were cared for and well looked after. They were so relaxed when we went to pick them up, I don’t think they wanted to leave. Can’t wait to take them back for another visit!’

Michelle, Makarau

‘Highly recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek. The facilities are spotless and located in a beautiful rural property. Ellis is a highly skilled veterinarian and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I know my cat Dolly is in the best care whilst staying at the hotel.’

Charlotte, Kaukapakapa

Archie is a good cat now because he always has such a good time with you. I’ve always had a cat wherever I lived and believe me, you are the best vet I’ve ever met. Thank you for wonderful care for Archie.’

Tamara, Dairy Flat

‘This is a delightful home for your cat’s long or short term stay. Ellis and Paul obviously love cats, and take great care with nutrition and wellbeing. The rooms are light, airy and spotlessly clean. The surroundings are calm and restful. My cat stayed for 3 months when I moved home. She is a loner, used to hunting on a farm all her life, but she was so relaxed and cuddly when I took her home, I knew she had enjoyed her time with Ellis and Paul. Thank you to the Cat Hotel Stoney Creek for your thoughtful care of Jessie.’

Maryjane, Mangawhai

‘What a wonderful Cat Hotel. Our little Holly was loved and happy! Thank you!’

Jayne, Silverdale

We were extremely happy with the care Monty received. Our cat, who is normally a little anxious, came home very relaxed from his stay. In fact, he was very settled sharing accommodation with other cats. The owners are not only very skilful with the care of their charges but they clearly took a genuine interest in each cat, i.e., each cat was special. We would certainly recommend this hotel to other cat owners.’

Diana, Paul and Jenny, Chatswood

Cat lovers who have a lovely clean environment. Happy to have our cat stay here.’

Joanna and Carl, Red Beach

This is a wonderful warm friendly place for your cat to stay. I can’t recommend it enough. The care is unique and special. Ellis is so amazing with the cats. I felt like I was in another world as she shared story after story about all of the cats’ personalities. Thomas had a great stay and came home relaxed and chilled out! Thanks so much!’

Claire, Riverhead

‘Ellis and Paul looked after Leo so well, with love, care and individual attention. He had never been to a boarding cattery before but he thrived and would have been happy to stay! This boutique cat hotel is well worth the trip as the owners run an exceptionally clean, well organised facility in fresh rural air. Ellis, as a practising vet, offers professional care as well (amazing!) and she was in contact while we were away, sending pics and details so we could enjoy a break with peace of mind. Highly recommended to any feline-owned family/companion!’

Marie, Devonport

‘Our boy Jack has just returned from a stay, or rather ‘retreat’ at Cat Hotel Stoney Creek. After a bad experience at his previous cattery it was a huge relief for me to meet Ellis and Paul and witness the genuine care and love they have for all of their guests. I happily left Jack in their capable hands. He has returned home with a shiny coat , bright eyes and full of confidence.

Jack has very bad food allergies so is strictly on a raw food diet and this was handled beautifully. In fact due to a mix up – on our side – with our dates, Ellis and Paul went the extra mile (in this case literally) to ensure Jack had the correct food. It gave us peace of mind too that Ellis is a vet and could handle any situation if it arose. It was so lovely to receive regular updates from them too with photos.

Honestly, if you love your cat and want them to be loved and spoilt while you’re away, don’t hesitate to book them in here. I did extensive research of reviews etc and visited about 8 catteries before finding this gem. It’s so worth the drive out there for peace of mind that your fur-baby will be well taken care of in an immaculately maintained country retreat with genuine cat lovers as foster parents.’

Claire and Derek, Takapuna

‘Fantastic service and genuine care. Treat cats like members of their own family.’

Sue and Graeme, Pinehill

‘We are happy to say that we couldn’t have asked for a better place to leave Bruno. Our cat is very scared and shy most of the time and was in a very relaxed state when we picked him up and happy when he got home. Thank you so much for the loving care you gave our cat.’

Mary, Geoff, and Gemma, Albany

‘Our kitten Lady stayed here recently and she had great fun! The lovely owners sent us photo updates during her stay, fed her an amazing nutritious diet and she came home knowing how to socialise with other cats far better than before.’

Jacinta and Sean, Helensville

‘The genuine care for the cats – this is not just a business but a ‘home away from home’ for fur-babies. Lovely place. Lovely people. I was nervous about the communal living but the cats really warm to it and it means they have company.’

Diane, Kaukapakapa

‘Our 6 and 1 year old cats spent 3.5 weeks as their first ever cattery stay and were very well looked after. They made friends and were relaxed and happy when we picked them up. We spent our holiday not worrying about them being safe and cared for and they immediately settled back into home. Thank you Paul and Ellis!’

Annika and Gary, Parakai

‘Caring owners and clean, pleasant environment. Mr Tweedie settled in straight away and loved the igloo and other cat guests, especially Mildred. Ellis and Paul kept up informed and even sent photos when we were away – such peace of mind. Won’t hesitate to book in again. THANK YOU!’.

Chrissy, South Head

‘What an amazing hotel, so glad we found it! Kiwi and Sausage had a wonderful holiday, I’m sure they didn’t want to leave! Really well designed, the rooms are really clean and have great views and fresh air for the cats to enjoy. Ellis and Paul are incredible, they made sure our cats had lots of cuddles and toys to keep them entertained! We really appreciated the email and photos while we were away to know how they were doing 🙂 thank you so much, highly recommend! Kiwi and Sausage are looking forward to visiting again!’

Emily and Marisol, Onewa

‘Just so good – even for a difficult customer like our grumpy cat – through lots of patience and love he will now let Ellis and Paul groom him which is a big deal as no other place he has been in his life has managed to touch him let alone groom him. I can’t recommend Ellis and Paul highly enough – choose Cat Hotel Stoney Creek for your fur baby you will not regret it.’

Megan, Kaukapakapa

‘We feel completely at ease leaving Milo with Ellis and Paul. The facilities are faultless and they show the cats so much love and attention! We highly recommend them.’

Karen and Rob, Birkdale

‘We reluctantly had to send our two fur babies away for three months while we were in between houses. We have been super impressed with the care that Ellis and Paul have given them: they took the time to get to know their personalities, took the time to send us regular email updates and photos, and welcomed visits from us. The setting is spacious and airy, beside the main house. Ellis has such a lovely way with all of her fur guests, and the fact that she is a vet is a bonus. We have no hesitation in using them again. It is definitely worth the drive out.’

Dianne and Richard, Riverhead

‘Well worth the drive out there, the place is immaculate and Ellis really takes the best care of her visitors. My furry friend was a bit sick when I had to leave him but I knew he was in good hands the whole time. Will definitely be back!’

Megan, Waterview

‘Our two cats love going on holiday here while we have our own one. Ellis & Paul look after them so well.

Emma and Warwick, Parakai

‘Ellis and Paul, thank you so much for taking care of Golly while we are enjoying a break away across the ditch – We can see that she isn’t quite smiling for you – but she isn’t hissing at the camera!’

Glin and John, Birkenhead

‘Excellent place to take your cat to stay, Ellis and Paul look after them very well and your cat comes home to you a happy cat.’

Chris and Katie, Kaukapakapa

‘My boys came back (1st visit) in the best condition ever. They are booked in again for the end of May. I have never come across a cattery so well maintained and with such personal attention to my boys . I feel very confident to leave them in Ellis’ care yet again.’

Helene, Red Beach

‘Ellis and Paul really love cats and will care for your fur baby like it’s their own. They take into account your cat’s personality and individual needs to make their stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Add to that Ellis’ expertise as a vet and you can relax and enjoy your holiday with no worries about your feline family member.’

Michele and Steve, Helensville

‘An excellent cattery to leave your loved pets, with Ellis (vet) who actually spends time with them while they are boarding. The new cattery building, finished in August 2017 is fantastic. Highly recommended.’

Sue, Kaukapakapa

‘Just wanted to let you know Cairo is a very happy and loving cat. So different from when he went away in a tizzy. Thank you for all the love and attention you have given him. He thoroughly inspected the whole house and yard when he got home and was telling us very early that it was time for bed. We think he was on the bed all night. Also, he seems very comfortable around both of us, so it has been a great experience for him.’

Kay and Russell, Pinehill

‘Although a 25-minute drive from home, we love the level of genuine care and attention our much loved cats have had here. One of our cats is a big gentle shy boy and Ellis just intuitively knows how to get him on side and she has him purring in no time. It’s such a safe, warm and loving environment to have our four-legged family members in while we’re away. Can’t imagine going anywhere else.’

Amanda and Duncan, Silverdale

‘Best cattery place ever! Ellis takes the best care of our cat! Such a wonderful place! Well worth the drive out as well.’

Steve, Hillcrest

‘Well worth the drive out there, the place is immaculate and Ellis really takes the best care of her visitors. My furry friend was a bit sick when I had to leave him but I knew he was in good hands the whole time. Will definitely be back!’

Megan, Waterview

‘They took such great care of our cat Tim, he actually came home more settled and relaxed! Highly recommended!’

Shelley and Bruce, Silverdale

‘This is the nicest cat hotel imaginable. Thanks again for taking such good care of my cat. He is looking forward to his next holiday!’

Ruth, Helensville

‘First visit with Zoe today prior to her having a two-month “holiday” at Cat Hotel Stoney Creek next year. Stunning in every way! Thanks Ellis and Paul!’

Lyndsay and Maurice, Orewa

‘We were reticent about having our neurotic moggies Akubichan and Kurochan in a ‘lounge’, but didn’t realise how expertly they had set things up, with generous-sized individual cages the cats can retreat to when they need their space, lots of levels and toys and places to hide, and a level of professional care and attention only a trained vet like Ellis – who clearly loves her temporary tenants – can provide. We loved the email progress report (with photos), the attention to detail and the all-round care. We took the opportunity to have the felines micro-chipped while there – another great service they provide. Our cats came back to us happy and well-combed, and we would have no hesitation in making a return trip to stay at this ‘hotel’.’

Gary and Yoko, Baylys Beach

‘Thanks very much for the photos of Joy and Shelly you took while we were away. We have printed them out and put them in their very own  photo album. Both the girls are more relaxed since we’ve been back than they were before we went away. We’re not sure whether it’s just them growing up or whether it did them good to have a change of scenery and other cats around them – whichever way, they are great and we’re sure they will be happy to come back and visit you again in the future whenever we go away.’

Leanne and Glenn, Kaukapakapa

‘Thank you so much for taking care of Rosie over the Christmas Break. We’d heard some alarming stories about catteries from friends and as this was the first time we’d left Rosie, we were a little worried she wouldn’t like being away from us and may fret the whole time we were gone. However, when we arrived at Cat Hotel Stoney Creek we were very impressed with the environment that has been set up for the cats: nice clean open space, natural light, fresh air and a view out to farmland, we lmost wanted to check in ourselves! Being comfortable with leaving Rosie in Ellis and Paul’s care meant we were able to go away on our holiday and relax, knowing that Rosie was safe and would be well looked after. We’ll definitely be booking our little princess in for future stays and would highly recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek as a clean, fun, and loving place for cats to enjoy: a home away from home.’

Donna and Rob, Westmere

‘I left my middle-aged cats with some trepidation as they had never been in a cattery before. I need not have worried, they were just fine and didn’t want to come home at the end of their stay. Ellis is clearly as crazy about cats as we are and treats every cat as an individual. I really appreciated the photos she sent to reassure me they were OK. Cat Hotel Stoney Creek is more than just a business, it is a lifestyle. The place is spotlessly clean, warm and with lots of things for cats to do and lots of places to hide or sleep – a home away from home. Thank you so much for caring for Mitzi and Lilybelle. I am sure they are looking forward to their next stay.’

Sue, Wellsford

‘Our first impression of Cat Hotel Stoney Creek was very good. Clean and very well organised. Ellis and Paul are very caring people and we believe our cat Lucky had a good time. So thank you very much for looking after Lucky so well! The medical care and advice you gave was an added bonus. We would definitely recommend Cat hotel Stoney Creek as a cattery and would bring Lucky there again any time.’

Francoise and Rob, Waitoki

‘Thank you so much for taking care of Radar. It was clear when we came to pick him up he was completely at home. After surveying his estate on arrival home he is now his normal naughty self and completely unfazed by his three week holiday.’

Maria and Matthew, Muriwai Beach

‘Nigel and Tulip have settled back in very well – a real testament to your care and kindness – they look as if they have simply moved from one room of the house to another. And thanks so much for the lovely photos – we don’t take many of them now, but should – they are still very precious and often so cute. We are most likely going to need your services again in the future and once we tell Nigel and & Tulip, they will be trilled to hear we are going away again. We’ll let all our friends – and our vet too – know that Cat Hotel Stoney Creek is the best place for cats to stay.’

Julie and Simon, Murrays Bay

‘Thank you, Ellis and Paul, for again looking after our two girls Lilly and Pushka, while we were away. They certainly returned home looking very well and we know that they are well looked after whilst staying at Cat Hotel Stoney Creek. Your cattery is lovely and clean, airy yet warm and sunny. With the cages set up as they are the cats can be “private” and enjoy their own company or they can join in with other guests. There are plenty of toys and scratch posts with which they can occupy themselves as well as day beds in the sunshine. You both obviously love and understand cats and with Ellis being a vet it is very assuring when we leave our precious “babies” behind. We love getting the updates and pictures while we are away – it is a great touch. Thank you so much. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.’

Anne and Alan, Point Wells

‘Snokey has returned looking well, with a shiny, glossy coat and very relaxed. We would recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek to anyone else looking for a place for their cat to stay.’

Michelle and Brandon, Forrest Hill

‘Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful care of Mouse, the week you had her. I can really say that when I leave her with you I have no worries at all, and can relax knowing she is well looked after. She has certainly settled in well in our new home, and again is “Queen Mouse” in our home. Until next time she comes to stay at your wonderful Cat Hotel Stoney Creek. THANKS HEAPS.’

Sue, Red Beach

‘Thanks so much for taking such good care of my Teddy while I was away at the beach. My initial apprehension (as I’ve never taken a pet to a cattery before) was lessened after a friend recommended you, and has completely gone after seeing how relaxed my beloved feline companion was after his stay. The cat “hotel” is so clean, light, warm and well ventilated it’s no wonder the other “guests” that I saw were obviously enjoying their holiday too! It’s pretty obvious that Ellis and Paul know and love cats, and my assurance is sealed knowing that Ellis is also a vet! I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Cat Hotel Stoney Creek as a lovely safe haven for cat holidays!’

Jacquie, Kingsland

‘Our two cats Wiggles and Sammie stayed here recently. It is an awesome place for cats to stay. To Ellis and Paul this is obviously a labour of love. Great job and many thanks for your kindness!’

Lesley and Cliff, Torbay

‘Thank you so much for looking after Crumpet, I think he enjoyed his “holiday”. It certainly made our trip to Napier all the more enjoyable knowing he was in safe hands. Love the photos, what a lovely gesture! Thank you again, till the next time!’

Halina, Helensville

‘Just wanted to say a big thank you for looking after Ludo and Luna. We were anxious about leaving them but knowing how much care and love you gave both of them helped us relax on our holiday. We will definitely use you in the future!’

Scarlett and Chris, Glenfield

‘Our cat Mabel was being so well looked after – we can heartily recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek to anyone who wants a home away from home for their cats while they are away. Thank you so much Ellis and Paul!’

Carolyn and Colin, Helensville

‘We can’t say enough of the great service Ellis and Paul provided, especially when Mocha was sick! Some days we think Mocha dreams of being back at your hotel! We don’t recommend too many businesses to our friends as we find their experience differs from ours; however, we know we can be reassured that they will have the same satisfaction as us and will become long term clients for you.’

Catherine and Vaughan, Milford

‘Thank you so much for the extra effort you took in looking after our cats Lucky, Bingo and PJ and sending us the email and photos. That was very thoughtful – a very classy touch! We felt really good about the cats while we were away – thank you so much. We look forward to having them stay with you again next time we go away and we’ll definitely be recommending your service.’

Monica and Ian, Kaukapakapa

‘Cat Hotel Stoney Creek is clean with a lovely outlook to fields of grass. There are lots of places for cats to sleep, sit and play. Ellis and Paul were friendly and caring towards our cat Coco, and took time to discuss with us his personality so they could get to know a bit about him. Coco was well cared for, and we were very happy to receive a short email and photos of how his stay was going.’

Katya and Owen, Milford

‘Owned and run by a trained vet, Cat Hotel Stoney Creek promises a secure and safe environment for your moggy’s holiday.’

Airini, Kaukapakapa

‘My cat Max is 15 years old and has never been in a cattery. I was a little concerned how he would go and found my local cattery advertised on Google. Ellis was very friendly and I felt at ease Max would be okay after talking with her. I made a few mistakes regarding Max’ immunisations and through careful consideration Max was looked after in a separate area. He was allowed his own food and his own special sheepskin from home. When we arrived I knew Max would be in great hands: the cattery is clean, homely and connected within the main dwelling, so life for Max would be similar (sleep, eat, and a friendly pat when passing by). When we picked Max up he was happy to see us but also content. Purrfect home away from home. Thanks Ellis!’

Sharon, Kaukapakapa

‘Congrats Ellis, it looks very nice and the cats seem very happy. We will not hesitate to bring you our cats next time we travel.’

Patricia and Steven, Schnapper Rock

‘It is often hard to get a few days away when you have a cattery. We have been so lucky in the past to have had the opportunity to get away together with the help of Paul and Ellis. They have looked after our cattery “The Cat’s Pyjamas” on two occasions for us and we have been able to take an overseas trip with the knowledge that our cattery and our clients have been looked after to the highest standards. It has been a bonus that Ellis is a vet and that all our clients cats’ health has been her priority. We have had no worries about safety or security. We wish them well in their new venture and would have no hesitation in recommending them as a great place to leave your precious pet.’

Derrol and Helen, Whangarei