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The Ambers Luxury B&B

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   146 Pine Valley Road | RD 2 Silverdale, Silverdale 0992, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 Silverdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
Negatr0n Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a really lovely time at the Ambers, even in the middle of winter it is beautiful. Diane, Gerard and Wolf were such lovely hosts, the location was so quiet and relaxing, the set-up was gorgeous, the food delicious and we were very reluctant to leave.

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for this wonderful review! I am sorry we are so late in responding but Diane and I have just come back from spending quite some time in Europe and I missed seeing this review before I left. We are glad that you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again some day. (But isn't... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We would just like to thank you both again for being such hospitable hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful B&B and would highly recommend The Ambers to anyone wishing for a dream wedding location or for a touch of Europe and a refreshing break away. The breakfast was perfect and a real treat!…and your olive oil was... More

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Many thanks Grant & Alex for your wonderful warm words. We too thoroughly enjoyed the day(s) and are very happy for Sarah and Martin that everything went so well - without a hitch. And, looking back to the last few days, didn't we all do a good job in organising the sunny weather? It couldn't have been a more wonderful... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

stayed at this delightful country home bed and breakfast enroute from Taupo to Bay of Islands. about 30 minutes north of Auckland and just off highway one it was a delight to find and a delight to stay at. Beautifully run and our hosts made us feel so welcome including a glass of wine with them as the sun went... More

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Thank you very much for your positive feedback on your stay Eugene. Diane and I loved having you and Jennifer, Peter and Geni here. We too had a very enjoyable evening and enjoyed your company. We trust that you are now safely back in Brisbane and planning your next trip? Anyway, as we said when you left: Safe travels!! All... More

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This B & B is about an hour North of Auckland Airport. We had had a long flight and were exhausted. We were made very welcome by Gerard and Diane. The room was delightful and very comfortable. They provided us with a good suggestion for an evening meal nearby. In the morning we had a filling and delicious breakfast which... More

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Thank you very much for your kind words David. We very much enjoyed your visit to The Ambers and are glad the you and Liz made it safely back home! Perhaps one day we'll come and look you up in Devon - perhaps for a coffee or perhaps for a lunch. We wish you safe travels everywhere and thank you... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Thank you Dianne & Gerrard for making our vist so comfortable. Sadly we only had a few days but everything was so lovely even your greeter Wolf. We are back in the uk now our feet have not touched the ground so apologies for the late thank you. Also for the leaving gift very thoughtful of you. Every time we... More

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much Peter and Linda for your wonderful review!! It is greatly appreciated. We loved meeting you and are very pleased to hear that you are safely back in the UK. Who knows, we may meet again one day. Until then, safe travels and warm regards from us both. Gerard and Diane More

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

What an excellent way to start the beginning of the New Year at The Ambers Luxury B & B. We had just holidayed in Brisbane and needed to continue our holiday near Silverdale visiting our daughter and grandchildren. We found our hosts Diane and Gerard Zwier to be charming and not forgetting Wolf their German Shepherd Dog, who the children... More

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely words Peter and Barbara; we enjoyed your company and would have liked to have had a few more of days with you to get to know you a little better. But we realise of course that your first priority was being with Clare and the children - that was the reason for your... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Have just stayed at "The Ambers" and already extended out stay as such a great experience and relaxing surroundings. The quality of service and hospitality can't be faulted. Both Gerard and Dianne are very welcoming and and easy going. I liked the way they paid so much care and attention to little details. I loved the flowers/table settings and all... More

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Dear Deirdre and Stephen; Thank you for your wonderful review - it is greatly appreciated. We are so glad that you liked your stay and hope that that means you'll be back some time for a longer period! We enjoyed your company and look forward to more chats and discussions. You are a lovely couple and we wish you safe... More

Steenwijk, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed on “The Ambers” for only one night. When we had known that is was such a beautiful house, with a marvellous garden, we should have stayed longer. Dianne and Gerard are very good hosts. The breakfast was excellent. We regret it that we had to leave.

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Dear Erica and Wouter. Thank you for your lovely words of appreciation. You know, there is a saying some people in the B&B business use: "You arrive as guests, you leave as friends". Never has that been more true than in our case. We really, really appreciated meeting you both, talking and sharing our traveling (and writing!) experiences, and are... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We needed a break, somewhere to unwind and relax with style and comfort. We chose the Ambers in Silverdale: a choice that proved to be well founded. Our hosts greeted us and from the outset made us feel totally at home. The shared lounge area was tastefully furnished and decorated and the welcoming drinks and nibbles were greatly appreciated. Our... More

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much Andy and Jill for your wonderful, detailed and erudite review of our services!! Although your visit surprised us as we had received no notification of your booking, (apparently WOTIF sent it to the wrong email address - which has now been rectified) our surprise quickly turned to delight at the opportunity to converse with such amiable... More

Middelburg, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We visited "The Ambers" on our second night stay of our New Zealand vacation. After a 40 hours journey coming from The Netherlands, we recovered there. We had a drink and a nice casual conversation with the host Gerard in their beautiful garden. Gerard gave us some good tips of where we could have a nice walk in the area... More

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Hartelijke dank voor jullie fijne woorden! We hebben van jullie gezelschap genoten! Misschien zien we elkaar weer eens in de... More

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Address: 146 Pine Valley Road | RD 2 Silverdale, Silverdale 0992, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Silverdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ambers Luxury B&B 4*
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"The Ambers" is a charming old-style European country house set in 14 park-like acres with formal rose gardens, fountains, mature trees and olive grove. It is situated on the main road north, just 20 minutes north of Auckland. We have 4 double bedrooms, 3 with their own ensuites.In the garden we have a self contained unit which we call the "gite". This gite has a kitchenette, fridge, microwave, hotplate, coffee and tea making facilities, a dining table, a sofa and tv as well as its own, modern ensuite. In all our rooms and in the gite we have free of charge fast broadband internet access. We look forward to welcoming you in our home. Wij spreken ook Nederlands. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch. Nous parlons francais. Solemente pocito Espanol. Sedikit Bahasa Indonesia ... more   less 
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