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Be My Guest

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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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 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 

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have just returned from New Plymouth having stayed in Helen's B & B. This was my first experience in a B&B and as it was such a pleasant one I shall definitely be returning and also will be trying out others I am sure. The Rose Room, the garden view, the fantastic breakfast, the company of the other guests,... More 

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

How lovely of you to take the time to post a review. As a first time B&B er its great to know that you will try this type of accommodation again. I trust your uncle is doing well in his new " home". Im sure he will have so much to do that you will have to make an appointment... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

An amazing hostess. Very caring and happy to chat and advise on local points of interest. Wonderful home baking and oh those fresh eggs for breakfast. We had the Rose Room which fulfilled all our requirements and more. The bed was very comfortable. The rural outlook and Helen's gardens provided a tranquil vista. Highly recommended. Thanks so much Helen, especially... More 

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

It was so nice to read your review of my B&B. Its was lovely to have you stay and Im glad you enjoyed the marmalade. I have heaps of rhubarb at present so am trying variations using that as a base for jam. The rhubarb and ginger seems to be going down well and am looking forward to trying other... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A warm welcome from Helen after a tiring journey of 5 hrs in the rain made us feel relaxed the moment we entered. Each and every small items in the house are given attention to. The beautiful writings on the wall will make you wait and take a notice of it. The bed was very comfortable and had a good... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely words. The weather was pretty awful for you so im really pleased to know that your time here was relaxing. I enjoyed our breakfast conversations a lot and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experiences while here. There are so many different options available that its not always easy to get it... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have just got back from a wonderful stay at be my guest. We have always stayed in hotels when we have managed to have time away and had no idea what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. Helen was a wonderful host and the rooms were absolutely beautiful. The breakfast was so nice it it was very... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I certainly enjoyed our breakfast conversations. You are such an amazing couple and I wish you well with the challenges that are ahead of you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As we both work in a five star hotel, so its our weakness that we always expect five star service everywhere. And definately, thats what we got in 'Be my Guest'. Helen was a perfect Host. She upgraded us to ensuit room for 2 days, nice breakfast, delicious chocolate cake before we went to bed and 6 free range eggs... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments. You are a lovely couple and it was so interesting to talk to other people who are in hospitality. You both have such great attitudes to the roles you have and I think the Hotel is very fortunate to have you. I hope you enjoyed Waitomo caves and also the eggs!! More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Helen was a charming hostess and made us feel very welcome in her home. The bedroom was warm and comfortable and we also had the use of a guest lounge which we didn't use as we spent much of our time chatting to Helen in the kitchen diner. As we suspected we might arrive quite late we had pre-booked with... More 

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

Im so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Having your company for dinner was such a bonus and I certainly enjoyed our conversations. I hope you got to sample some more good NZ wines and did a few more scenic walks before you left NZ. Thanks again. More 

Taiwan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Actually, this is the best B&B I've ever stayed. Nice bed and clean room. All the decoration in this house is beautiful and warm. Helen is very friendly. Although my English isn't good enough, we still talked all night. The price is ok. Free Wifi is very fast and stable. The breakfast is nice. If I will go to New... More 

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

Wow! I loved the Christmas photos. And so nice of you to share them. Before you know it it will be Christmas again. So glad that you had an enjoyable stay and that you liked the Ginger Crunch. I thought your English was very good. Thanks very much for your comments. More 

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Address: 171 Govett Avenue | Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Number of rooms: 2
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