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The Garden B&B

136 Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you like an old character home with warm personal touch, you must try the Garden B&B! The hosts, David and Glenis were so helpful and friendly, they welcomed us with hot cups of tea and home baking. For the price of a twin room, they upgraded us into 2 rooms (queen and double), at no extra cost. Their continental... More

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Hokihost, Owner at The Garden B&B, responded to this review

Thank you, we really enjoyed hosting you, sometimes people just click together and that is how we felt with you, more like family than guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you found time to go out to the Gorge. Such a lovely tranquil spot. More

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our room was quite small, and we had to share a bathroom and WC with another couple. There was no way to lock the bathroom! The hosts were welcoming and helpful, and opened up the entire ground floor of the house to guests which meant there was plenty of room to relax in and we only needed to use the... More

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Hokihost, Owner at The Garden B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. I chiseled out and replaced all the 1930s lock mechanisms so bathrooms and bedrooms could be locked in our first winter here; so shock, horror! When I read this review I raced through and looked and sure enough the key has gone! Its not something I routinely check and we do have a spare, will get... More

Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My parents and I stayed at the Garden B&B for one night and enjoyed it very much. Our hostess was able to direct us for a walk on the beach and a nightcap. We then had a great night of sleep followed by a nice breakfast and a chat. It was a bit rainy so we didn't get to enjoy... More

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Hokihost, Owner at The Garden B&B, responded to this review

So glad we could help with your stay. It was nice to have the term "homey" applied, when we were setting up we had to decide what sort of atmosphere we wanted to create and you have nailed it exactly, we want guests to feel comfortable and at home. More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Travelling by motorbike and finding a nice place to stay by chance at the end of the day. We couldn't have been more relaxed and the bike was parked under cover for the night. Our host had a great sense of humour, provided a great breakfast, and made me think a B & B is a top option when away... More

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Hokihost, Owner at The Garden B&B, responded to this review

Thanks we enjoyed hosting you too, made us realize how distinctive the kiwi character is, laid back, comfortable to be with and fun. More

Ferndale WA
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were lucky to find rooms available at the Garden B&B as we drove into town! David and Glenis are welcoming helpful hosts, and made our stay pleasingly memorable! Delicious bread! We will stay with them again if we return to NZ! The rooms are very comfortable and interestingly, beautifully decorated.

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Hokihost, Owner at The Garden B&B, responded to this review

Lovely that you enjoyed your stay. I have added Ciabatta to the fresh breads on offer so come back and try that along with the fruit and wholemeal breads, home made muesli and home made jams. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stumbled upon the Garden and liked it so much we stayed an extra night. Our hosts were so warm and friendly, we felt like we had come home. Lovely room, great breakfasts, great garden, friendly dog. Couldn't fault anything. They even decorated our breakfast table with puppets once they found out we were puppeteers!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I reconfirmed with David 9 days before check-in and received an affirmative reply. But I never expected that when we arrived at the B&B shortly before 8pm that day, he told us that our room had been given to someone else. What's more ridiculous, David blamed it on my failure to reconfirm with him, which I just did 9 days... More

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Hokihost, Owner at The Garden B&B, responded to this review

What can I say? I am so sorry this happened, I have never sold a booked room before and will never do it again. In my defense I had not received the confirming email you sent ten days earlier, not saying you didn't send it but it never reached me or I would have kept the room. I have been... More

Juneau, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

My friend and I found this place out of the blue when we arrived late into Hokitika in February. We felt warmly welcomed from the first hello at the door, and decided on it instantly. The hosts were extremely helpful and had loads of good suggestions for the area. The breakfast was wonderful and I had the best shower of... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We only stayed for one night in the Garden when travelling south the Franz Josef. It is a reasonable and quiet B&B located on the main road into Hokitika and is a short 5-10 minute walk (depending on you pace) into the town centre with its shops and eating places. The accomodation was what you would expect fofrom an average... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Love this great B&B and wonderful hosts David & Glenis & of course Toffee. They really made our stay wonderful. We had pretty bad weather during our 2 night stay, but somehow that didn't seem to matter. They even picked us up and dropped us off at the bus stop. When we arrived we were treated to home made cake... More

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Address: 136 Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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