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Westwind Homestay

228 North Road | Mangatarata, RD6, Thames, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We last visited Westward in 2010 and were so pleased to find that standards were as high as before. The location has very good views over the hills above Thames and being a good distance off of the road it is very quiet and very restful. The accommodation is tastefully furnished, well laid out, spacious and exceeding clean. Wonderful decorative... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Made a big mistake going by photo put on here to advertise this place As shown by my photos the outside says it all & after paying the same or less at some beautiful BB and other Beautiful accommodation throughout New Zealand this year I was so disappointed

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WESTWINDHOMESTAY, Owner at Westwind Homestay, responded to this review

We welcomed you into our home, think before you write unkind comments & place photographs on this site, you are playing hard & fast with other people’s lives. We have built up our business over a period of 15 years putting our heart and soul into helping guests from all over the world. Very sad when people hide behind annonominity,... More 

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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were warmly welcomed by our Hosts Linda and Ian and their 6 dogs and 5 puppies but although host and hostess were very knowledgeable of the area the accommodation did not live up to our expectations. I would advise using New Zealand B&B Association - and after this visit we will on future trips.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Westwinds is set in a lovely rural area with fantastic views from the property. You will be given detailed instructions as to how to find the place and they work beautifully. Ian and Linda are welcoming and friendly and are justifiably proud of the lovely home they have created. Make sure you have a good book to curl up with,... More 

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Hamburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed in the pretty "Tui room", which has a separate entrance and small bathroom. The hosts were very nice - they welcomed us with tea/coffee in the afternoon and had breakfast with us together the next morning. They gave us lots of information about where to go and what to see in the area.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We spend 1 night at Westwind and had such a great time! Linda & Ian are wonderful hosts, they really make you feel confortable. The place is lovely, in the middle of nature, great view from the veranda. We enjoiyed a lot our chat with our hosts & the tour oft eh property. There are quite some animals oft he... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Linda and Ian are the best hosts we have met- warm, extremely helpful and friendly. They made a point to mingle with the guests, were chatty and helpful with local insight and attractions. They go the extra mile to make sure your stay is comfortable and would do what they can to make it interesting - cracking home-grown macadamias, sharing... More 

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Somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

we arrived shortly after the birth of five puppies and 13 piglets so there is plenty of animal activity and we each enjoyed a puppy moment after breakfast. this is a very peaceful location with stunning views across to the Coromandel hills in the distance - a true retreat away from it all, but direction to it are foolproof. evening... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We spent 2 nights at Westwind and enjoyed the quiet location and lovely views from the verandah. Each evening our hosts took us on a walk through the bushland which was a great experience. We were lucky enough to see three moreporks. Ian said this was the first time they had seen these birds on their property in all the... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We stayed there for 2 nights on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2011. The host (Ian) was fantastic!!!! He welcomed us with open arms, was really easy going and laid back. The place was great and had wonderful views. We woke up every morning and looked forward to the amazing pancakes from Ian! We also had dinner with Ian... More 

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