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Botany Way Homestay - Bed & Breakfast

145 Meeanee Road | Taradale, Napier 4112, New Zealand
Botany Way Homestay - Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We had originally thought about staying in downtown Napier but ended up staying with Ian and Merrylyn instead. This was a good move. We really enjoyed our stay and both have very fond memories of what was just one night at Botany Way. What was good? + lovely room; a real homestay like they used to be (in the most... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly. They recommended several good wineries in the area for us to visit as well as restaurants. The room was very nice and the breakfasts were incredible! The location is close to Taradale and within walking distance of the Old Church Restaurant. I would definitely... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Ian and Merrylyn are excellent hosts and our stay in the cottage was superb. The facilities were spot on and having opted for the cooked breakfast on the second day we were not disappointed. Nothing was too much trouble which always makes a stay so much more enjoyable.

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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Botany Way recently and really enjoyed all it had to offer including the location, as it was so near Taradale town centre, the fresh produce, the spa bath, the hearty cooked breakfast, the lift to Church Road for the wedding itself and the Boyzone soundtrack during breakfast :)

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Stayed at Botany Way to attend New Years Eve dinner at nearby restaurant. Hosts Ian & Merrylyn were great company & very helpful with local knowledge & advice. Wonderful breakfasts of fresh fruit, cooked with their own eggs, and toast with home-made jams. Great location from which to explore the Hawkes Bay area. We'll be back soon !

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Mangonui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

Meeting both Ian and Merrylyn was like meeting family/whanau you aint seen in years, they make you feel right at home, When choosing accommodation "Botany Way Homestay" is certainly the way to go....where else would you find service with a smile, room to move, peace and tranquility, hosts that go that extra mile, to meet all requests, ......... offering great... More 

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

We spent four nights in the self contained cottage. Ian and Merrylyn where our hosts and the owners and they were four of the best nights we spent in our forty nights in New Zealand. The accomidation was perfect. Better than the accomidation was the kind, helpful and very friendly attitude of Ian and Merrylyn. We felt like we had... More 

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Nova Scotia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

Two couples stayed in the house keeping cottage. The property was well kept, our hosts were very friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had the opportunity to experience the things we were interested in. Breakfast was continental with fresh fruit and fresh squeezed orange juice every morning. Other meals could also be arranged and we had... More 

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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

This was our first time in a homestay, Ian and Merrlyn made us feel most welcome the location was perfect for our wedding guest invite to the old church. The rooms were comfortable the bed was like sleeping in your own and seperate bathroom spotless. The room had its own seperate entrance so not disturbing the house when returning home... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

We stayed with Ian and Merrylyn over the new year period. Their hospitality and local knowledge was outstanding and is reflected in the other reviews on the site. From the beginning I knew we were in good hands. The cottage was superbly fitted out with king size beds, a fold out couch and spa bath. Our small dog was no... More 

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