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Cobden Garden Homestay

4.5 of 5
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1 Cobden Crescent | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

Well as the last review we have received for the past season - although we are open most of the year our guests tend to visit from late spring to early autumn- this is an incredible testimonial. We are so please you enjoyed your time here so much and sorry that you were not here for longer. Your stay was... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

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

Thank you for such a full and thoughtful review. We really appreciate the time you took over it. Yes our stairs are steeper than normal - although of the period of the house - but we will always help you with your luggage so you need only consider your physical prowess. Although it does not have the views the Garden... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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

We are pleased we made such an impression in the short time you were staying with us. Whilst we do understand the constraints of schedules on holidays it is certainly much better if you can manage at least two nights in a location in New Zealand as the time to travel between each place is generally half a day at... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We do appreciate it. Yes Ronnie the cat can be very much part of the welcoming party, but he is a cat and it is on his terms! He has helped many guests feel at home and given them a little of the "cat time" that they are missing having... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Your review is such a generous one thank you but mostly it is wonderful that you expressed your appreciation of the décor and the little touches we provide. Thank you for telling other TA users about that. I do enjoy making the rooms attractive and it is great that you have written about it. It is often quoted, " the... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and for rescheduling your dinner appointments so you could join in the evening social hour. It is a great opportunity to share with the other guests. You were here at a very busy time and saw Napier at a time when it looks like a movie set with almost everyone dressed up for the... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. We do appreciate the our guests take the time to write about their experiences at our Bed and Breakfast. We are pleased that you enjoyed the evening wine and canapés. It does seem as though that is a highlight for our guests and we enjoy the conversations and learning a little more about our... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a gracious review. It is so great that you felt refreshed by your stay and that you appreciated all that we offer. It is easy to relax at our place as it is in a peaceful location but there is also so much to do in Hawke's Bay. Again thank you... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

We do enjoy meeting our guests and enjoying their company and pleased you did feel like being treated as friends as that is what we like our guests to feel. Thank you for telling the TA community that. We are grateful that you took the time to write such a wonderful review and look forward to continuing the experience we... 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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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so glad you have such great memories of your stay. The journey is a long one so thankfully you felt it worthwhile and we do hope you do return to enjoy more days in our wonderful part of New Zealand. Again thank you. More 

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