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On the Beach B & B

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66 Wharekaho Rd | Simpson's Beach, Wharekaho, Whitianga 3592, New Zealand
On the Beach B & B
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great spot: next to the beach. The owners, Gordon and Diana are offering all you need for a short break: a good bed, very good breakfast, nice conversations. Helpful from beginning to the end: choice of restaurants, things to do, etc. We love to come back!

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Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Diana and I do try to make our guests feel welcome and treat our property as their home whilst they stay with us. We are fortunate to have also travelled and know what travelers seek with the accommodation that they choose More 

Orinda, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed 2 nights. The location is 30 minutes from hot water beach and 5 from town. I did not feel very welcomed when we arrived. I had caught a 24hr bug three days after arriving in NZ (from the plane?)and was not feeling great and Diana was upset that I brought in germs. She is having surgery soon, so I... More 

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Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

We do appreciate that our guest was unwell following her plane trip and unfortunately we could not change that. Our home was only built 10 years ago and we have been having guests for 7 years so all our furniture is not old and indeed we installed the super king bed in the guests room only 3 years ago. We... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Location, location, location! What a great location on the beach, the hosts, Gordon and Diana were very nice and helpful. The children enjoyed the kayaking very much. The back room verandah was a lovely relaxing place. We loved the special movie nights and all the different flags on the flagpole.

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Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

We are so pleased that we are getting it right. We do try to make our guests feel "right at home" and we are always will to listen when guests suggest alternatives or ideas on how we can improve the services we offer. We have recently introduced daily information sheets we give to visitors containing such information as Low tide... More 

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent 3 nights with Gordon and Diana, and quite wonderful it was. It was just as they were beginning to put up the christmas decorations, the family had gathered to help and we just joined in as part of the family, even eating dinner with them, so welcoming. Alastair had fun helping to put up the christmas lights but... More 

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Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to share our passion for Christmas with our guests. We each year decorate our home and have a wishing well for people to put donations into. The proceeds from that go to support the local Day Camp, that is held in March each year for some 300+ children. This Christmas we received some $1,200. One couple... More 

Western Australia, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

What a surprise! Thank you Trip advisor for giving honest reviews. We did stay 3 nights in October and I have to say B&B is the way to go and this one truly surpasses lots of them. We did stay downstairs in our comfy room with ensuite, not very big but good for 2ad and 2 kids. Our host Gordon... More 

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Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Again we are delighted that our efforts to make our guests fee at home are appreciated. We do understand that travelling with children can sometimes be stressful and so we do have available things such as a cot, toys to suit all ages, buckets and spades for the beach etc. Being able to spend time... More 

Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A beautiful house, literally on the beach, a warm welcome with our country flag (they have 42 different, if my memory is good !), a glass of wine and great advices for restaurants and things to see and do in area. There is a large window in the living room, the view on the beach is stunning. The spa bath... More 

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gordon363896, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Again we are thankful that our efforts to make our guests truly feel at home are being appreciated. Having travelled a lot ourselves we do know that when you are away from your usual surroundings and friends, it is good to have someone who will respond to your requests and endeavor to offer good and helpful advice More 

Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The location of this B&B was just stunning. The hosts - Gordon and Diana - were wonderful. We were a group of 7 and rented all the 3 rooms they had for a couple of days. The B&B is right on the beach with some beautiful views of the bay. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean. This is... More 

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gordon363896, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

We are so grateful that our efforts to make our guests feel welcome are appreciated. Yes it is true that we do have 45 different flags and there are occasions when we have guests from several countries we can have 3 different flags displayed on our flagpoles. Should our guests wish, we have copies of Diana's cake a desert receipts... More 

Darmstadt, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was for us not a usual B&B, but more of a place that reminded us of holidays at grandparents' house. Gordon and Diana are absolutely lovely and so incredibly creative and full of energy! The house, where they also celebrate weddings, is beautifully located on the beach, with a spectacular view of the sunrise, Diana will make sure you... More 

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gordon363896, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

We do enjoy just being ourselves and treating our visitors not just as guests, but as friends. Our part of New Zealand has so much to offer and we enjoy being able to advise and assist guests to make the most of their experiences whilst they stay with us More 

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We were lucky enough to find ON THE BEACH, which was ON THE SAND! Could not be closer to the ocean without being IN the ocean! Lovely home,with a breathtaking view. There is NOTHING Diana could not do; from making her own curtains, upholstering her own furniture, making home made chocolates and cookies that were in our large comfortable bedroom... More 

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gordon363896, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Again the opportunity to host guests from the Untied States was a privilege and knowing that they come from sunny California we were pleased that our local weather was good. We feel honoured that when they only came for one night and wanted to stay for three was very rewarding for us. More 

Devon, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We had 3 great nights here, with Gordon and Diana going out of their way to make us feel at home. Our room was furnished to the highest standards and the breakfasts were wonderful. The home-made marmalade and chocolates were delicious! The house was well situated to see the scenic Coromandel Peninsula; also to have lovely views and a refreshing... More 

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gordon363896, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Guests from England are always welcome. As we have visited many B & Bs in the UK we understand what our guests expect and try to please all More 

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