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Cobden Garden Homestay

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1 Cobden Crescent | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 45 Napier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
stix43 Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were greeted by our hosts in a warm friendly manner the moment we got out of the car. Very helpful with our luggage maps and friendly advice. The room was lovely and the largest most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, luxury! The bathroom was very lux with spa and all the pampering lotions and potions, everything i... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that the toiletries - which are from a local company using locally produced lavender oil - were appreciated during your stay. Thank you also for noting that a one night stay was not enough. It takes half a day to travel here and there is so much to do: Art Deco architecture... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This is certainly like no British B&B. it is of a sophisticated standard that we can only report as "you must stay here to experience this". The whole style is excellent and the comfort / welcoming atmosphere is certainly something else. From the lovely rooms, to the huge breakfast spread to the evening drinks and canapés, accompanied by friendly conversation... More 

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

Thank you for such a glowing review. We are so pleased your stay was excellent. Hosting our guests gives us such pleasure and it is truly gratifying when they choose to recognise us by posting a review. Thank you so much and we do hope the rest of your holiday went well. Do note everyone reading this that whiskey was... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I stayed in the Garden Room with my late husband in 2005 and again at Easter 2009, this time with my son. Rayma and Phillip were very kind and asked me if I'd like to stay in the Garden room again. The room was comfortable, had all that one needed and I slept well. I can't praise Rayma and Phillip... More 

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

After all these years you remember us and yes we do remember your visits also. Your second was tinged with sadness but hopefully we provided an opportunity for you to look back on happy memories with your late husband. As I remember it your son was at a crossroad in his life. It is our wish that you are both... More 

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