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The Riverbank Homestay and B & B

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12 Old Mill Lane, Ngunguru 0173, New Zealand
The Riverbank Homestay and B & B
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

From the monarch butterflies hatching from pupae on a stem of milkweed in the lounge to Melva's fine dinner to Hilton's tales, we greatly enjoyed our stay. We chose Riverbank on the basis of the good reviews, the budget price and because we liked the idea of a home cooked meal and finding out more about the area. The room... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent stay with wonderful hosts. Try the bush walk too. Thank you for a lovely and interesting stay. We had an evening meal which was really good and breakfast was tasty too. If there is any Ginger Beer going, try it!

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Immediately on arrival we were made to feel welcome. A lovely room with mosquito screens ( the little critters love me) all very comfortable with cookies and nice little touches. Beautiful area with great hosts who obviously enjoy your company over dinner and a glass of wine on the balcony. Fruit and veg from the garden, what more could one... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

For lovers of nature this place is superb. Our hosts Melva and Hilton were marvelous hosts and were great company. They cooked us evening meal with wine which was exceptionally good value. The accommodation was excellent and spotlessly clean. There are some good walks in the extensive grounds and lots of wildlife to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay with Hilton & Melva. Their hospitality made our stay so enjoyable and there knowledge of the Tutukaka coast was valuable to us (as time poor travellers') Their home is very clean and well appointed, I only wish we could have stayed longer and got to see around their garden and surrounding... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Melva and Hilton were super friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. It was a comfortable room. We had a nice breakfast before heading out early. We only spent one night there but wish it could have been longer.

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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It was perfect: - A very clean room and bath with nice furniture - Very quite for a good sleep - Very nice breakfirst with fresh fruit from their garden - Very nice landloards, we felt like beeing at home - Possibility to have a great dinner together. We really recommend to take this chance! - Passion to do everything... More 

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Killarney Vale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Riverbank Homestay is a welcoming retreat for the traveler to Northern New Zealand. The food is homely and delicious and the hosts were vibrant and full of information. We spent 2 nights there, but could have done with more as the slow windy roads mean visiting local areas takes more time.

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Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Melva and Hilton again treated us to another wonderful stay including cooking a delightful dinner, lending us their canoe for a trip down the river and sharing their great company. This IS the place to stay in this region

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Theriverbank, Owner at The Riverbank Homestay and B & B, responded to this review

Its so nice to have return visitors. The Ngunguru River is a very nice paddle even in a funky canoe. Any one who has the time is welcome to borrow our funky canoe and go for a river trip, or if you are living in NZ bring your own kayak/canoe and do the trip. We can assist with the drop... More 

Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a lovely and comfortable stay with Melva and Hilton. If you like good conversation and a couple of laughs this is the place for you. We were served a delicious impromptu dinner, and the breakfast was beautiful - home-preserved fruit, homemade muesli and granola. The room is gorgeous and the beds are super cosy. And all set in... More 

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Theriverbank, Owner at The Riverbank Homestay and B & B, responded to this review

Two nights at least, that way one gets a whole day on this coast. Diving for the day, winter and summer, or a day walking the bush tracks or the coastal walks. If one is up early there is time to do a bush walk and a coastal walk. We do our best to have the room nice and warm... More 

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