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Sunderland House

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1A Cox Street | Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Sunderland House
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
35 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 separate nights during a week on the north island, in the Green and Red rooms. Really loved this place. The hosts were super friendly - very interested in what we were doing and how we were enjoying enjoying our time in the country. They also had some great suggestions on the area (restaurants, etc) and some places... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I loved our stay here and totally recommend anyone to stay here. The house is exquisitely decorated, cozy and in a really nice location. The couple couldn't be nicer and so very helpful. The breakfast was amazing. We only wish we'd stayed longer!

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Lancashire, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderfully appointed B&B with high quality furnishings and tasteful decor. The hosts Donald and Kathy do a great job making their guests feel welcome and providing information on the various Auckland attractions and restaurants. Donald also provided valuable information in advance on of our trip with advice on transport from the airport and hire car company recommendations. The breakfast was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We spent the first night of our honeymoon here on the 23rd Feb. We got a perfectly comfortable cozy red room with some delicious chocolates, wine and cookies. We loved our stay here and the hosts make it even more comfortable. Just something you need after a long flight. Helpful and friendly hosts who serve you delicious breakfast! Thank you... More 

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Honeymooner's from exotic lands like India always make what we do more than worth while and a pleasure to enjoy the cultural exchanges. Your little gift of an elephant god (Ganesh) sits proudly on our kitchen counter, making us smile, reminding us how lucky we are. Thank you for staying and thank you for the review we trust the rest... More 

Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stayed on 26th February for one night only. This attractive and beautifully appointed house is perfectly located for dining at Andiamo in Jervois Road (very good). Our room was quiet, spotless and comfortable. Donald's breakfast was a tour de force and Cathy was delightful. I love the interesting books and artwork - and the vegetable/flower courtyard garden.

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Sometimes we forget how nice our place is until it is pointed out to us by very happy guests - So thank you for the review and glad that all aspects of your stay with us was well appreciated. Kind regards Donald & Kathy More 

St Albans
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Meant to do this for some time (sorry!) but had to sing the praises of Sunderland House one more time after our return visit. Quite simply I wouldn't bother staying anywhere else in Auckland! Comfortable and welcoming, close to great restaurants and an enjoyable easy walk to the centre of town. Thanks again for having us, and for posting back... More 

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

It is always terrific to welcome back past guests, to hear their kiwi tales and know that they feel Sunderland House is like coming home to all the comforts. The claw foot bath is magical, luxurious and worth the time relaxing in so thank you for that travelers tip. Cheers Donald & KAthy More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The B&B is easy to find and parking is no problem. We loved the well decorated "president suite" with a spacious bathroom and a comfortable bed. The owners are very friendly and Donald did some great home cooking ( breakfast and treats). The neigbourhood is lovely and feels save. There are lots of restaurants and bars at a close walk... More 

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

We are blessed to be in such a great location with all the amenities at our doorstep. Thank you for such a fine review and glad you enjoyed our home baking and special breakfast, Cheers Donald & Kathy More 

PARIS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

this is a place you will want to return to for it's excellent breakfast and nice welcome. Our host Donald is an excellent chef! The neighborhood is very trendy with design shops and nice restaurant. good spot in Auckland

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Thank you for the breakfast accolade, the one cooked dish (something different each morning) along with home made bread, cereals and fruit platters is certainly being well received. It gives me a chance to be creative with our daily dish and being named by your good self of Parisian origin as an excellent chef (I would say a Petite Dejeuner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed at Sunderland House for one night on News Years Day and were very sad we could only be there for such a short stay. We can't imagine there are many, if any, B and Bs that are better than this anywhere. It is beautifully decorated with all the spaces having been designed with an incredible level of detail.... More 

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review and a great start to our New Year. It s hard to believe that we can give such a memorable and impressive experience in one short day, it makes what we do so worth while. It is an advantage where we are located as most guests prefer the quieter part of our city,... More 

Glasgow
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What to say that has not already been said - beautiful B&B in great location with the nicest hosts you will ever meet. Donald & Cathy go out of their way to make you welcome - we were lucky enough to stay here four nights at the start of our big 3 month adventure at around NZ and they have... More 

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

What a fabulous review, from the bonnie scots. All our efforts are so worth while when we receive such accolades - Thank you for taking time out to write that we made your start to your NZ adventures special, Kind Regards Donald & Kathy Sunderland More 

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