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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 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 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

Wirral
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

What can I say? You will not be disappointed with thislittle gem of a place. Firstly, Helen the hostess, is such a lovely lady who can't do enough for you and she has such a lovely home, that really is a home from home. We arrived having booked online with Agoda that same morning, only to discover on arrival that... More

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

Hey, you two. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review. Its so easy to do my job well as I have such incredible people like yourselves to stay .Thank you also for the offer to meet up in the UK. I have told my daughter about you and she is really keen to do... More

Martinborough, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Beautiful place to stay. Large room, very clean, beautiful garden and the freshly baked treats are a must. Helen is so helpful when it comes to find a place for dinner or an activity during the day. We will go back to New Plymouth but only if we can book this accommodation.

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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