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Bella's Bed and Breakfast

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33 England Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Bella's Bed and Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This B & B was about to be sold and a new one nearby renovated by the same hosts, so this rating is about them. They kept an immaculate old house that was very modern on the inside. Sandra did all she could to make our stay in Auckland very pleasant with tips for places to see, eat, etc. as... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you L & L - I guess the cat is out of the bag now! Yes we have sold our home and are relocating our business to a larger nearby property. It is need of a huge renovation and will most likely be opened sometime in 2016. We would like to thank you both for your understanding of our... More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of our 5 week adventure in New Zealand. The house is immaculate in every way. Our host, Sandra, was very welcoming, friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very good. Bells's is situated within a short walk of the many shops and restaurants of Ponsonby and is about 20 minutes walk from... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our guests really do enjoy our great location, to the city and the wonderful Ponsonby Road, We look forward to our renovations on our new recently purchase property and hosting more wonderful visitors. More 

leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed here in November 2014 for one night on arrival into New Zealand. Couldn't have wished for a better place for our first night. I had booked it on recommendation of the owner of the now-closed 23 Hepburn B&B ( which got great write ups in lots of places) after getting fed up with the prices and boring, tired... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed review. We are closing next month and are relocating our business to a near by property. We would love to see you return again one day More 

London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
49 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Bella's lived up to its high rating. The rooms are lovely and guests get a lot of communal space to use. Sandra makes you feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble. She accommodated our 1am arrival without any fuss. She also put some of our dirty washing that we had left in the wardrobe through the wash unbidden.... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback and kind words. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful boutique bed & breakfast in Auckland. The host made us most and the home made breakfast was delicious. We would love to return. The accommodation is architect designed with a wonderful eclectic feel.

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. It was my pleasure that you chose to stay here at Bella's Warm Regards Sandra More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After 3 weeks in a campervan we treated ourselves to spend the last two nights in New Zealand at Bella's. The house is in a perfect location walking distance to the bars, shops and restaurants of Ponsonby as well as downtown Auckland but with sufficient free parking on the streets. The room and the bathrooms are super clean and modern.... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I really appreciate the time you have taken to share your stay here at Bella's. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ideal place to stay on arriving in New Zealand. Wonderful friendly welcome. Extremely comfortable and modern rooms Spotlessly clean. Varied and very tasty breakfasts that set us up for our days of exploring. Easy walking distance to the waterfront of the city. The above summarises our opinion of Bella's. Sandra and Doug were perfect hosts and we would like to... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is always delightful to hear our guests exchange experiences with the their holiday in New Zealand. All the best Sandra More 

Grindelwald, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Tripadviser Our three weeks motorbike holiday through New Zealand we had planned with the assistance of Tripadviser. We picked our daily distances what we wanted to drive and choose a place to sleep or a restaurant via the reviews of Tripadviser. The first night we had chosen Bella 's Bed & Breakfast in Auckland. This was a good choice which... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased your enjoyed your stay here and I am sorry we missed you when you returned. We were away for 2 nights and I missed your call (no service from the far north) I do hope you both enjoyed your motor bike tour of New Zealand, as I sure you would... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed at Bella´s Bed and Breakfast in February (better late than never to write a Review), and we enjoyed our stay immensely. It was perfect in every aspect. The very nice hosts Sandra and Doug were ever so nice and we had many interesting conversations. Thank you for your generous hospitality. The whole house and the small garden were... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Agneta and Stefan from Sweden, It was so lovely to hear from you both and it is never to late to post a review such as yours. It is always very kind to recommend your friends to stay with us with is always our pleasure. I think it is also a great time to reflect on your own trip... More 

Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Many would know by now that this bed and breakfast was named after the host's pet puppy, Bella, instead of the host. This shows the quirkiness of our hosts and also their 'others-centred' nature. During our stay, Sandra was extremely affable and generous in sharing her knowledge of Auckland, but what stood out most was the effort she made to... More 

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Sandra S, Owner at Bella's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello to you all - What a wonderful and thoughtful and articulate review you have posted. I had to re read it a couple of times to make sure you had the right b&b!!!! When you left the parcel behind I knew you would be frustrated and it simply was not a problem to post it back to you. I... More 

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