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Cobden Garden Homestay

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1 Cobden Crescent | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rayma & Phillip proved to be excellent hosts. We arrived a bit later than intended but still had time to have a shower prior to being invited to join them for a glass of verdelho and canapés. A delightful start to our stay. We walked into Napier the first night for dinner and returned to find some port awaiting our... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Rayma and Philip's beautiful home. They could not have made our stay more comfortable with so many little thoughtful touches as other reviews have mentioned. The house and garden were delightful, the room spacious and comfortable and linen etc all in keeping with the period. We certainly hope to return one day

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phillip and Rayma are charming hosts living in a charming home. From the moment of arrival you are made to feel very at home. We were invited to join Phillip and Rayma on our first evening with the other guests to enjoy wine and nibbles on the terrace overlooking the garden. Rayma spent some time trying about three venues which... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

No point in repeating all the excellent comments. ray a and Phillip have this just right. They will help with everything you need, book meals, show walks, recommend trips etc. The rooms are brilliant and the breakfast was as good as the best we have had in 5 star outfits. Baked eggs ......just lovely. Nice lounge for guests and canapés... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We suprised Rayma and Phillip by turning up on their doorstep at lunchtime. Even though we only wanted to park the car and check in later they were only too pleased to welcome us there and then. They helped with luggage up to a delightful room with large bathroom (with Jacuzzi bath), lovely views and free wifi. Rayma and Phillip... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This B&B has wonderful reviews and I can see why. From the the minute you arrive at this wonderful house you are treat like a member of the family. Rayma took time out to have coffee and home made shortbread on the veranda with my wife and I before showing us around this immaculately kept house and the huge room... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Rayma and Phillip are passionate B&B hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in their lovely home with its extensive garden and spectacular views from the upper floor. We requested the ground floor garden room because we didn't fancy carrying large suitcases upstairs, although Phillip was always more than willing to help with such tasks. Our room was very large with... More 

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for such a generous review. We are thrilled you appreciated all that we offer at our B&B . Thank you for mentioning that we - usually Phillip - will help with bags if you do want to stay in an upstairs room. The downstairs Garden Room is very spacious and does have a delightfully large old fashioned bath... More 

Greenbushes, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Cobden Gardens is a grand old house catering for three B&B rooms. Rayma and Phillip are gracious hosts and very welcoming. Our room was large and well appointed with a modern bathroom. Guests have use of the separate lounge and dining rooms and there is a lovely outside verandah sitting area overlooking the beautiful gardens which abound with birds. Breakfast... More 

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are thrilled you appreciated all that we offer at our B&B . The hill is steep to walk up but as you say good exercise but it is also very easy and inexpensive to arrange a taxi. Parking is easy in the city although close to the centre it is... More 

Boston, Ma
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105 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Rayma and Phillip run a first class operation. The public and private rooms are in great shape. We had a huge, modern bathroom. The selection for breakfast was wide indeed, including toast, croissant, fruit, cereal, eggs, pancakes, and the list went on and on. Every evening there was 6:30 wine and pastry. The two hosts were also most generous in... More 

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Breeze for your review. It is so complimentary . We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and mentioned the Art Deco architecture of Napier and the wonderful Gannet Colony. They are highlights of this region as are the wineries and wonderful restaurants we have. Whilst we can not compete with those we do try to highlight... More 

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548 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I will go out on a limb and say that this is the best B&B one could hope to find. The home is simply lovely, an 1800's house set in a beautiful garden with extensive views of the bay. Rayma and Phillip are consummate hosts, gracious and informative. Our room had absolutely everything one could want, including a huge bathroom... More 

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Arletta we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here so much and quite overwhelmed by the status you have attributed to us. We did enjoy getting to meet you. Our evenings in the parlour or on the verandah on warm evenings are certainly a great opportunity to socialise with our guests. The Ahuriri Room you stayed in is our... More 

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