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Be My Guest

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171 Govett Avenue | Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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170 reviews 170 reviews
31 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found by a random search for B&B's in New Plymouth area and was not listed under any B&B group that I saw and boy were we pleased we searched. From arrival we felt like friends as Helen the owner is a vital and friendly lady with lots of interests and travels behind her. This makes for good vibes at breakfast... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely reveiw. You were such an interesting couple to have stay and I really enjoyed our breakfast conversations especially hearing about the digs that you have been on in the UK All the best for your time back there.. And thanks again for introducing your gorgeous friend Cassie... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
30 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helen runs the perfect establishment which is the best B&B we have ever stayed in (and we stay in a lot all over the world). The rooms are large and the beds comfortable, the guest lounge is great and she puts little homemade snacks in there for you. The whole house is immaculate and breakfast on the terrace with views... More 

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helen d, Manager at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your reveiw. It was great to have you both stay and Im so glad you found my B&B. You are an inspiring couple and I love the way you are embracing life and doing such exciting things. Enjoy the next 6 months in your " patch" and hope to see you again. More 

Canbera, A.C.T.
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 2 night stay here and Helen was a very friendly and helpful host. When we arrived she asked what we were thinking of doing for dinner and when my husband said he fancied some chowder, before we'd even unpacked our cases from the boot of the car she'd got on the phone and found a restaurant which... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Im glad you enjoyed the seafood chowder and good to know I can recommend the Bach to others with confidence. Thank you for your comments re the lighting in the guest lounge. Unfortunetly the dullness is due to the energy saving bulbs which dont shine as brightly so... More 

Rotorua
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Helen is a welcoming and caring host, ready to "go the extra mile". She is a perfect hostess, friendly without being intrusive, however quick to anticipate guests needs. Our "Magnolia Room" was lovely & comfortable with an adjacent guest lounge that opened out onto a nice garden. We enjoyed her delicious home baking and breakfast. I would highly recommend this... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Im just sorry it has taken me so long to reply. So glad you had a good flight home. It must be so exhilarating to fly such a wee plane all that way. And so good also that the Naki turned such an amazing night to enjoy opera... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were in New Plymouth for just one night to watch our horse race, we couldn't have picked better accommodation. Helen was the perfect host and the accommodation was first rate. Every little detail was covered, lovely room with extremely comfortable bed, home baking, eggs from Helen's own chooks for breakfast. Lovely relaxed surroundings. Really made our visit to new... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Well it seems an age ago that you guys were here and had the wonderful experience of seeing your horse win. You guys were just buzzing when you got back here. Sadly our wee horse is now a member of the Feilding Pony Club. Had all the speed in the world but no desire to race. Still thats the luck... More 

Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed with my partner a few nights ago and it was a wonderful stay. Helen is very friendly and welcoming. She also has great knowledge of New Zealand, so I bet she'll be able to recommend lots of attractions if you're unsure what to do. We stayed in the Magnolia room. The room was great and there is even... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thanks so much Krystal for your kind words. You are a lovely young couple and it was a pleasure to have you here. So good too that you were able to enjoy a relaxing time in the garden. More 

Hampshire England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When stayed two nights here in the Rose room which was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Helen is a great host and cooks a great breakfast with eggs from her own hens. The home made preserves are lovely as well. She goes a bit overboard with the Christmas decorations but that only adds to the charm of the place. The... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Yes I am a Christmas fan especially the decoration but hope it wasnt too overwhelming for you both. Glad that you enjoyed the eggs. My hens are doing so well and havent stop laying for 3 years so they must be content.I have planted a whole lot of natives down in their gully which will give them plenty of shade... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We really enjoyed staying at Be My Guest. Helen, the owner, was very welcoming and hospitable without being over the top. Our room was great, en suite quite spacious, bed very comfortable, location quiet yet only 5 mins from central shopping area. The guests' sitting room is well appointed with all you would expect. Great home baking. We were encouraged... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Im so sorry Ive taken so long to reply to your reveiw. I do appreciate you taking the time to write it. You had some lovely weather while you were here and yes its great to be able to look at the mountain as you breakfast. Not having much luck with our mountain view at present as its often covered... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My Mum stayed at Be My Guest on her most recent trips to New Plymouth and I heard such wonderful things about the B&B. So when we were both down in New Plymouth a couple of weeks ago, we simply had to stay there! It most certainly lived up to my expectations :) Thanks Helen for being such a warm... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Hey Jessica. How lovely of you to take the time to write a review. Thank you for that. You and your mum were such fun to have stay. It felt more like family than guests. Nice to that your joined me for a little Christmas tipple and truffles. Look forward to seeing you again More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Thank you Helen, for another wonderful stay at your lovely B&B. You are truly the perfect hostess! I loved your tasty breakfasts with real free-range eggs from your own hens, the yummy afghan biscuits/tea & coffee, your spotless rooms and that lovely, comfy bed! Look forward to seeing you on my next visit! Sandy :-)

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Its was so great to have you back and to meet your lovely daughter. Its was really special also to share some time with you both on your last evening and enjoy a little "Christmas cheer"!! Enjoy your trip to the USA. More 

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