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Kenlea Cottage

27 Buick Street | Lower Hutt, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Taupo, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently situated just off the Main Street in Petone, is this charming cottage, which has been beautifully set up as a bed & breakfast by the owners was truly a home from home experience. Whilst our bedrooms weren't over large, each had its own en-suite. The fully equipped dining kitchen is a lovely setting for the continental breakfast provided. If... More 

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Phew ... we are humbled, what a lovely review you gave us. We are always looking at better ways to improve the experience so hopefully you will notice small differences each time you come back ! We look forward to you return ! Kindest Regards Shelley and Clive More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming accommodation with a high level of comfort in the clean bedrooms. There is large well appointed common kitchen and a lounge room with hundreds of DVDs. Friendly hosts with good local knowledge. There are many local restaurants, and these are listed (along with comments by your hosts) in a guide in the B&B.

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Hiya and thanks so much for your glowing review its is always so energising for us to hear people have enjoyed their experience. Kindest Regards Shelley and Clive More 

Riverton, Wyoming
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Immaculately clean place in a quiet location. Clive and Shelley are angels and make you feel right at home. The rooms are lovely and spotlessly clean. The only slight glitch was not really their doing. There were two other couples staying there our second night who stayed up playing cards in the common area ( kitchen) and laughing rather loudly.... More 

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing us to stay with and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear there was a glitch, we have invested a lot in sound proofing and we have plans that will kick in soon to further eliminate noise. Unfortunately nothing is totally fool proof and I think the other four guests... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed as a family for three nights in December 2014. Shelley and Clive are the most wonderful people in the world. Kenlea cottage is a dream come true. We had the whole cottage to ourselves and we could not have asked for more. Bus No.83 put us down almost at the doorstep from the ferry terminal. We used to... More 

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really do feel it quite energising being able to give so many people such wonderful experiences. It has worked very well when mature family groups reserve the whole Cottage, in fact we even featured in a song written by four lovely sisters once :) - Thanks again we are truly touched... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

we enjoyed peaceful night in the best b&b in wellington. we watched a nice movie and had very comfy bad and shower.the breakfast options were so many we didn't know what to eat first. the place is very tidy and clean and we will visit again . thank's for a pleasent experience.

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we do aim to please so we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again sometime Kindest regards Shelley and Clive More 

Munich, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

When arriving at Kenlea Cottage you have to look twice to spot it. It's a lovely place, close to the waterfront and also to the Restaurant area. The rooms are newly renovated, everything's looking new and fresh and clean, beds are very comfy. They have nice TV sets in every room, BD Player and a lot of DVDs/BDs to choose... More 

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review and also fro alerting us about the regional codes on the BD players. We hadn't realised that, we will swap out our players so they do work with them all. best wishes on your future travels kindest regards Shelley and Clive More 

Hastings
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Helpful hosts and a very well-kept property. Excellent bed and nice new facilities. Great breakfast provisions. Huge selection of DVDs. We had a relaxing weekend. Good parking nearby and easy to find from motorway. Many thanks

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very lovely review, its so pleasing to provide people with really enjoyable experiences Kindest regards Shelley and Clive More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Yup, they have not changed, half expect it - really, once a BB has been going for a while and after the general visiting public has traipsed through your immaculate place continuously, muddied the carpets, spilt wine/ coffee etc. Broken a few of your nice glasses or oversized coffee mugs, or pocketed a handful of those speciality coffee's you leave... More 

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Hi and Thanks so much for your lovely review and you confirmation that nothing has changed from the day we opened and not a bit like other experiences you've had ... Well we've just completed some major renovations and lots more are planned so it will just keep getting better :) We'd love to see you again !! Kindest Regards... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Very nice place in Petone, close to the waterfront and two accommodating hosts. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was continental and plenty of it. It had 3dtv in one of the rooms (sadly not mine).

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks Jeremy so nice to have you stay and sample a bit of the Petone hospitality :), A little known secret is we now have two rooms with 3D TV's ... next time we will make sure you get one and hopefully you don't fall asleep like Chuck did :) Kind regards Clive & Shelley More 

Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on our recent trip to Wellington. Clean, spacious with all home comforts. Shelley has made this very much home away from home, and is a wealth of information on local facilities available. Plenty of parking available. Close to public transport into Wellingon and many great eateries available just down the road. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you lovely review, it was so nice to meet you, kindest regards Shelley and Clive More 

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