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Cobden Garden Homestay

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4.5 of 5
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1 Cobden Crescent | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 44 Napier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treasure!!! Stayed only 1 night but wish I'd stayed 3. Located at the very top of the Bluffs in a gorgeous 1890s home lovingly restored by the warm and fascinating hosts, Rayma and Phillip. They welcomed us like old friends and settled us into a fantastic room with beautiful views, soft chairs, free tea and port, comfy beds... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic B&B in an 1870's era house that has had an immaculate restoration. it's well furnished with antiques and has true style. Rayma and Phillip severely under rate their B&B on their website. This is a great place to stay and full of little unexpected surprises. I don't want to spoil your visit by letting you into... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed only one night, unfortunately, for this was an exceptional, lovely, Victorian mansion B&B on a hillside with lovely garden and view, and only a short walk for downtown art-deco Napier. Our hosts greeted us with afternoon tea and fresh scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam (It doesn't get much better than that!). Our cooked breakfast was exceptionally... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A great place to stay, Philip and Rayma made us very welcome. A very comfortable room, great breakfast and good location out of town but only 10-15 walk downhill ! The hosts welcomed us into their home and Ronnie the cat was very friendly too. The evening wine tasting was a great way to start our stay. Would recommend this... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Rayma and Phillip made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home which they share with Ronnie their friendly cat - it is decorated with such style - all the rooms look very grand. Rayma is an exceptional cook and produced the most wonderful breakfasts. Phillip is the expert on wines and shared them with us when we met up... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This homestay is superb. We stayed here for 4 nights when the Napier Art Deco weekend was in progress. The room was large, comfortable, quiet, airy & light with a big en-suite bathroom. The breakfasts were delicious with a wide choice. But it's the hosts, Phillip & Rayma who really make this homestay exceptional. They go out of their way... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stayed here for a two night stay. The rooms are large and spacious and decorated to a very high standard with a large ensuite which had a spa bath as well as a walking shower. Free reliable wifi. But what makes this a "gem" in Napier is the friendliness of the hosts, from providing each evening wine and canapés to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Cobden Garden, very attentive hosts and a beautiful room. Its the small touches that Rayma and Phillip add to your stay, which make it personal. They are full of knowledge about the city they live in, offering good advice about places to see and go, ringing and booking trips for you. Our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A wonderful place to stay with the most friendly hosts, it was just like staying with friends. Rayma and Philip were so helpful from sorting a wine tour for us to doing some washing, nothing was too much trouble. The room was very large and well appointed with a beautiful en suite, the bed was turned down in the evening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Warm thanks, Rayma and Phillip. You made our stay at your house a memory for life. Your hospitality was something extraordinary. We would love to return, but the journey from Sweden to Napier is very long. But, you never know, we might reappear... Marianne and Tom Dahlstedt 30th November – 2nd December 2014

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