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Braemar House

3.0 of 5 2 Plymouth Street, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kupang, Indonesia
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10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loverly old building combining luxury B&B with a backpacker component. Very comfortable room and facilities, off-road parking for motorcycles and cars, charming host. Great value for money. Would highly recommend.

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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our first stop off on our north island tour of New Zealand. We only stayed one night while passing up from Wellington. We stayed in the YHA hostel (not the B&B part), in a private double bedroom with shared bathroom. Thankfully the place is quiet and small, unlike some YHA hostel. We were very close to the bathroom,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This great place has a B&B in one part and hostel accommodation in the other. Set in a beautiful building, with fantastic hosts, this was a great choice of hostel. I was fortunate enough to have the dorm to myself. If the hostel were full I could see bathroom might become an issue with one bathroom for 10 beds. But... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Braemar is more of a guest house than a classic B&B, as it has a dozen or so rooms in the main house which share bath facilities, and a YHA hostel on the back grounds, though the two are separate entities. The main house has a balcony which runs along the front, which is very pleasant in good weather.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had a nice stay at Braemar House last night. Robert made us very welcome, provided great advice about making the most of our brief stop in Wanganui including where to dine (The Red Lion) and served a generous breakfast in the morning. The room was warm, cosy and quiet and exceptionally clean as were the separate bathroom facilities. Braemar... More 

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Cologne, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

By we are searching and found this place eventually by going on line on our tablet and there she was. We were so glad we chose her. Beautifully decorated comfortable beds and scrumptious breakfast and Clive knows how to make real coffee for us Germans "strong and rich" The staff speak several languages which helped us although we speak good... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were last here about four years ago and the transformation is tremendous. it was just great then but it is now an outstanding B&B. The owners adviertise it as an experience of early provincial living in NZ and it is just that, right down to the embroidered table cloths. Very comfortable and elegant beds and the feeling that you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stayed at the YHA Hostel (there's also a B&B). The communal areas were very clean and well maintained. However, there were notices everywhere with 'Rules' on them, found this a bit over whelming. Felt like the B&B, and its guests, get most of the attention/respect over the hostel. Our cabin got quite cold at night, but was clean and the... More 

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I found the comments regarding notices everywhere rather strange considering there are only three notices throughout the whole hostel. One is in all the bedrooms advising our check out time. The second is in all the bathrooms asking guests would they mind hanging up the floor towels after use and the third one is in the kitchen area advising the... More 

Asheville, NC
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4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Totally charming. Feels a bit like a sweet old boarding house in Europe. The English Breakfast was just perfect and Clive is a darling! Robert is super nice and my husband and I had such a good time chatting with our perfect hosts. We were there for the 7.0 earthquake and Clive really took care of us, making sure we... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Stopped over on way south ,not the best place that ive' stayed in but quite confortable , to be fair like most folk i normaly just drive through Wanganui , this is the first time i have actualy spent a night here went for a walk along the river ,just awesome i will have to come back soon and go... More 

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Address: 2 Plymouth Street, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Wanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Braemar House 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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