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1A Cox Street | Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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Sunderland House
Ranked #2 of 58 Auckland B&B and Inns
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Derby, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed as guests of Donald and Cathy back in January (17th-19th) in the Premier Suite. Our welcome was extremely warm, and we straightaway felt that we were among friends. The accommodation is excellent, with great attention to detail, and comforts of in-room port & chocolates, and a well appointed kitchenette to share with other guests. Breakfasts are excellent at... More

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We were glad to extend the hospitality of Sunderland House to your train journey, hence there was no problem to give you comfort food for that sector of your travels. Thank you for all of the review and the top comments. Hope we see you again sometime, Donald & Kathy Sunderland More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had the loveliest four days in Auckland and all due to our lovely hosts Donald and Cathy who made us feel very at home in their beautiful B&B. Breakfasts were a treat as were other little xtras given us. Thoroughly recommend .

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

We encourage guests to view the other suites (vacancy permitting) if possible and glad you were impressed with them all. As a professional interior designer I look on the suites as an opportunity to create tasteful sumptuous settings that will transport our guests from the every day woes - So thank you for your wonderful review and trust the memory... More

Katikati, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We are local Kiwis who just went up to Auckland for the night and happened upon Sunderland House. What a great find! We had a really good night. The room was very pleasant and comfortable. Donald was a mine information about restaurants and places we wanted to go to. He was very helpful. Both he and Kathy are warm and... More

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Knowing you are also B & B hosts in lovely Katikati makes us feel quite privileged to have you stay and for you to give us such high acknowledgement. Glad we ticked all the boxes for you and we look forward to your return visit in May. Kind Regards Donald & Kathy Sunderland More

Belem, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Sunderland House at the beginning of a 20 days trip around New Zealand. The couple Donald and Kathy deserves kiwi’s reputation of be hospitable, friendly and attentive. Always available for any request, with precious tips that only locals can provide. The B & B has rooms with lovely decor, clean, airy, spacious and comfortable.... More

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

How wonderful of you to give us such high praise, thank you so much. The flat white coffee has to do with lots of practice, freshly ground beans and although domestic size, a professional espresso machine. Great to know I was up there with the best of them as we are such a coffee nation. Thank you, Kind regards Donald More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed at Sunderland House at the end of a month long trip in New Zealand and it was certainly one of our favourite places to stay. Donald & Kathy are wonderful hosts and offered very helpful local advice. Their home is beautifully laid out and decorated with an eye for detail but it is comfortable too. The area outside... More

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

It is always good to get positive feed back especially when our guests have tried out several suites on offer and found them all comfortable with each one having that special designer edge. Kathy's muffins along with Donald's home made bread are certainly popular and becoming very much a part of our tasty breakfasts, we are always glad to give... More

Belem, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Ther can be no better b & b in Auckland. Donald and Kathy are attentive, kind and exceptionally capricious with the maintenance and operation of the house. The breakfast is delicious, especially the muffins made ​​by Kathy. And best of all is the opportunity to meet and mingle a bit with the lovely and welcoming Cathy and Donald. We had... More

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

A 5 day stay is unusual for us and it was so nice that we could all get to know one another so well and you were able to use our house like it was your own home. Thank you for the review and pleased that if time had permitted you would have stayed longer, Hope to see you again... More

Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately we only allowed ourselves one night at Sunderland House to break our journey but very glad we chose to spend it here. We had a beautiful room with a fantastic view over the city including the Telecom Tower. Everything one would need was close at hand, easy tea and coffee making facility just outside the bedroom with beautiful cakes... More

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Great to know we can beat off "Cyclone Lusi" and make your stay a memorable enjoyment, even with the hatches battened down you were still able to appreciate the living areas and morsel delights that Sunderland House has to give. Thank you for your review and hopefully we will see you again when the sun is shining, Kind regards Donald... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The hosts, Donald and Kathy, are seasoned travelers themselves, and as a result it seems they have created the perfect b & b - the homemade bread and muffins at breakfast alone are already worth the stay! We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful room, decorated beautifully, and the attention to detail to ensure each person enjoyed their stay was amazing. The... More

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

To be 'Top of your List' is fantastic,Thank You. We often forget how close we are within walking distance to the beach with its sandy shores and how nice it is to dip in the waters, quite a unique experience to the usual main attractions near by. We try to make all our breakfast fare homemade from toast breads, muffins... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was one of our most favourite places to stay in New Zealand. What a charming host Donald was as he welcomed us warmly and briefed us on his lovely house and the surrounding area. We sadly only stayed one night but we thoroughly enjoyed our enormous room with the claw-foot bath and the fabulous breakfast the next morning. His... More

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We always take a pride in Sunderland House and what we have to offer, hence getting such a rave revue makes us feel it is all worth while, always trying to "up the bar" to make our guests have the best experience we can provide. Thank you for vindicating our worth and although your time with us was short you... More

Kapoho, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Sunderland House hosts, Donald and Kathy, are quite wonderful. They seem to genuinely like all people -- a nice approach for meeting as many people as they do. They go out of their way to make everything perfect. The house was full when we stayed--though with 3 rooms, it is quiet and yet friendly. Also, the other guests were interesting,... More

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Your review expresses what we set out to do, making a special stay for guests tailored to suit their immediate and future needs and providing a unique experience of kiwi hospitality that they will remember in years to come. Thank you for a well thought out review, covering a vast array of what Sunderland House is all about. We also... More

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Address: 1A Cox Street | Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Sunderland House Hotel Auckland Central
Sunderland House Auckland, New Zealand

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Sunderland House is located in an historic inner city area noted for its grand Victorian villas, award winning restaurants, charming beaches, fashionable shopping and trendy Ponsonby. Designed in the period of Herne Bay's villas, Sunderland House has been purposely built as a Boutique Bed & Breakfast, and cleverly combines Victorian style and charm with the luxury of contemporary facilities including free wireless internet. The three suites are sumptuous, light and peaceful and feature lofty cathedral ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, elegant antiques, a warm soothing colour palette, comfortable beds pressed crisp linen and includes complimentary port, delicious home baking, tea and coffee. We are dedicated to ensuring your stay with us is perfect by accommodating your every need whilst maintaining your privacy and serenity. ... more   less 
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