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On the Beach B & B

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66 Wharekaho Rd | Simpson's Beach, Wharekaho, Whitianga 3592, New Zealand
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We stayed two nights at "On the Beach", our 32nd stop on our trip around the world. The B&B is literally located on the beach. From the lawn, you walk onto the beach. A beautiful beach with great views left, right and ahead of you. New Zealand is amazing ! From "On the Beach" its a short drive to Whitianga... More 

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

We are very fortunate to have some great guests and sometimes we feel that we should be paying them given that we too can learn so much about their homeland and why they choose to come to NZ..These guests from the Netherlands came from Amsterdam and we were able to share our experiences of when we stayed there on several... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

If you're looking for a blissful beach getaway, On the Beach B&B is the perfect place to stay! Owners Gordon and Diana welcomed us with warm, friendly conversation and a cool drink. With amazing views of Simpsons Beach and located only a short drive from Whitianga main town centre this was the perfect location for our quiet and relaxing weekend... More 

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

We are always delighted when guests who have stayed previously decide to return and stay again, we feel quite privileged. We do try to meet guests expectations and so they leave us with some satisfaction. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

If you're looking for a blissful beach getaway, On the Beach B&B in Whitianga is the place to stay. Gordon and Diana are fantastic hosts and welcomed my partner and me into their home with a welcoming drink and warm, friendly conversation. With amazing views of Simpsons Beach and only a short drive into Whitianga main town central this was... More 

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

We are always delighted when guests who have stayed previously decide to return and stay again, we feel quite privileged. We do try to meet guests expectations and so they leave us with some satisfaction. More 

Greater Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Diana and Gordon made us feel very welcome in their comfortable home with an amazing view of the sea. Very hospitable and gave us very helpful information and recommendations on what to see in the area.

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

We were honoured to have been chosen by our recent guests from Australia. Given they had problems getting here because of a road closure due to heavy rain south of Whitianga, we felt it was appropriate to offer them dinner on their arrival. We are always pleased to hear feedback from our guests More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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 hotel reviews
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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 

Darwin, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 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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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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