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171 Govett Avenue | Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 23 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had originally booked in to a Motel in New Plymouth until our daughter said:- have you tried "Be My Guest"? (her friend lives next door!). So we looked on the internet and thought, wow this sounds like something completely different. We had quite a bit of trouble making the booking with Agoda but we eventually succeeded and so glad... More

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

I think I was very lucky indeed that your daughter knew of my B&B and that you came to stay. After a few days it was like I had family staying. Im so glad you liked the " Beep Egg".It sure is a fun way to boil an egg! I hope you managed to find one for yourselves. Thank you... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We normally stay in Motels/campsites and the like, but decided to give a good old-fashioned B&B a go with our 10-year old son. And wow are we glad we did!!! Helen is just brilliant, an absolute delight, and her accommodation is clean and elegant, with just a touch of quirky! Much like Helen herself I suspect...?! The room was great,... More

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

What a lovely surprise to find your review. I so glad you enjoyed both your stay with me and your time in New Plymouth.I had to laugh with your comment that my B&B is like me. How perceptive of you!!!!! Good to know Im clean too!!! Ha Ha. I hope you had a good trip back to Tauranga and that... More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our room was spacious, clean, tasteful, plus the bed's very comfortable. The breakfast in the morning is ample and well prepared, plus eggs from the hens cooked to order complete the experience. The main attraction at this B&B is your host, Helen. She's warm, accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and caring, and makes your stay more than just a bed for the... More

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

Thank you so much you two for your lovely comments after your stay with me. You were great guests as it was wonderful to hear that you are keen to move to the Naki. I really do hope you get down here as it is the BEST place in NZ to live!!! Good luck with everything. More

Perth, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a delightful place to stay. Modern and professionally run but also charming. Great breakfast made to order. And Helen is a wonderful host. We would recommend Be My Guest to anyone traveling through New Plymouth.

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

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Considering I was down in the bottem garden and didn't answer the doorbell when you arrived, you were very kind to me!! I really enjoyed our breakfast conversations. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Be My Guest is in the Frankleigh Park neighborhood in New Plymouth - neither downtown nor on the beach, so you'll need a car and will have to drive to restaurants and attractions (10 minutes to downtown). Also, the bathroom is not en suite, although it's not shared with other guests. The room is comfortable, Helen is a very friendly,... 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 review my B&B. I must apologise for not ensuring you knew the direct way into town. ( Only 5 mins ) But glad that you enjoyed your stay. More

Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were 2 couples travelling New Zealand for 6 weeks. We all agree that this was our favourite place to stay! I can't say enough about Helen. She is adorable and one of the loveliest people we have ever met. We felt so welcome from the first minute we were there until we said our farewells. The delicious home made... More

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

Hello lovely people. How kind of you to take the time to write a review. Thank you so much for your great comments. You were all a joy to have stay and I enjoyed your company immensely. I do hope the Islands proved relaxing for you and you managed to get some lovely weather. Wouldn't you know it the weather... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Kei te pai Helen. From the first time we stepped in your house we felt like we had come home. The name of your B&B is so apt, although we feel more like family than guests. We had the opportunity to meet another awesome couple and it didn't feel awkward meeting new people as Helen made it so easy .... More

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

Kia Ora . Kei te pehea koe?. I hope you had a great trip home and managed to see Tawhiti Museum. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was so easy to have you stay. You are such a lovely and obvious very caring couple and I especially enjoyed your helpful comments regarding my journey into Te Reo.... 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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A warm friendly welcome awaits you as you step inside our door. Quiet, restful surroundings. Comfortable, elegant guest rooms. Bathrooms with an abundance of thick fluffy towels and exclusive "Lavender Lane" toiletries. We have two guest rooms available. The "Rose Room" situated at street level has a Queen size bed and own ensuite bathroom. Downstairs is the "Magnolia Room" with a King size bed and a single bed.The bathroom is just down the hall and is shared only with your considerate host. Also located downstairs is the Guest Lounge with a flat screen TV, where you can make a tea or coffee and sample some of our complimentary home baking. Or you may wish to enjoy a glass of wine on your private deck overlooking the garden. We are located just 5 minutes drive from the City Centre and are also on the City Link bus route. Local shops are located just a short walk away and include a Dairy, Takeaways, Bakery and Cafe. ... more   less 
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