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Pipi Dune B&B

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5 Pipi Dune, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 38 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

From beginning to end our stay was fantastic. Vern and Joan welcomed us as soon as we arrived, and they were both full of fascinating information about the area (including the time of low tide at Hot Water Beach. The room was immaculately clean and incredibly comfortable with a great shower (which is vital). The facilities were perfect with use... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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25 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This B&B is located on a quiet street in a regular neighborhood. It's a few blocks from the beach and a lengthy walk to town. The hosts are great and the cooked to order breakfast was very good. That said, our room was very small, the walls are very thin, and the only TV is in the communal kitchen/sitting area.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Alright, so I am writing this review not even one night into it. A little back story, my friend and I have been staying in hostels, and found this property by accident when all other accommodations near hot water beach were sold out or too expensive. First, we arrive and Vern (owner/point of contact) has all these maps and recommendations... More

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Aussie In Canberra
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed at Pipi Dune B&B with another couple who were travelling with us. We chose the two rooms with ensuites and used the third bedroom for our extras. The hosts, Vern and Joan were very welcoming and provided everything one could possibly need, the lounge/kitchen is well stocked and very comfortable. Breakfast to order for the morning was served... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was our most enjoyable bed and breakfast stay on our trip in New Zealand. The room, while a little on the small side, had a private bath and entrance and was in new condition. Breakfast to order was ready for us each morning at the time of our choosing. It was delicious and there was cookies and tea available... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Thank you to Joan and Vern for a most hospitable and friendly welcome. Immaculate accommodation and a great breakfast. Location is just 20 minutes walk into the Witty City town centre with lots of cafés and restaurants, shops and the boat trips. About 3 minutes by car and plenty of parking too. Easy to find accommodation, very peaceful setting and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were welcomed by cheery faces and great conversation by Vern and Joan. They made sure that us and our children were settled in properly and had everything we needed. It was a hot, sunny weekend and so it was lovely to stay in a place that was cool when we needed a break from the sun. It's only a... More

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Vancouver, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were welcomed with tea, french press coffee, biscuits, and smiles...all the comforts of home! Breakfasts were delicious, cooked by Joan in her kitchen upstairs and delivered by Vern to the guest area downstairs via a fun little lift/elevator. (There was also a kitchen downstairs for guest use.) I loved the sliding glass doors and veranda just outside our room,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The owners are very friendly, welcoming and talkative. The house is beautiful - downstairs for the guest, upstairs for the owners. The choice of cooked breakfast is great. The place is very clean and comfortable, the rooms not too big and there is a shared kitchen. Overall, a very good choice.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We spent 3 nights at Pipi Dune B&B in April 2013. The location of the B&B is very good, short drive to all places we wanted to see in the area. Joan and Vern were very helpful to assist us planning our activities. The hotel is very confortable, great breakfasts, and hosts very friendly. We felt like visiting friends. We... More

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Address: 5 Pipi Dune, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pipi Dune B&B 3.5*
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Pipi Dune is a purpose built Bed & Breakfast with separate guest accommodation. Located in a quiet cul de sac and within easy walking distance of pictureque Buffalo Beach, guests can walk along the sand on their way to the town centre with its trendy restaurants and cafes.We have a guest lounge, kitchenette & satellite T.V. Also free of charge is wifi, a BBQ area and off street parking.A cooked breakfast from our menu is served at a time that suits our guests, is inclusive and part of our service. There is a self serve option.We are very happy to offer advice on where to go and what to see in our very scenic part of New Zealand.We provide picnic equipment & spades for Hot Water Beach. ... more   less 
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