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Ngaio Bay, French Pass Road, 7193, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It isn't the easiest drive to get there, and the track down to the home is steep but enjoyable. We both love places which are "real". This one certainly is. Our hosts were charming and great fun to be with. We loved the fresh and beautifully-cooked meals, with blue cod straight from the sea and veges grown in the garden.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We cycled there from Opouri Valley: 7 hours, with panniers, up and down the hills, along gravel roads, and ages averaging 63. But boy was it worth it. Stunning setting, lovely hosts, terrific food. Our cottage was spacious, comfortable, well appointed, and well equipped.

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is NZ marine wilderness at its most sensational. You are in it. The experience and knowledge of hosts Jude & Roger made our stay truly special. We were lucky enough to enjoy a trip to French Pass on the beautiful "Celine" with Roger taking us through one of the worlds most dynamic stretches of water. Thrilling. Watch out for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were away on a 2 year belated honeymoon and wanted somewhere really special to spend valentines - Ngaio Bay was it in spades. The drive in itself is incredible - you head up the french pass and just keep going. The twists and turns all bring you round to ever more incredible views and an awesome sense of wilderness.... More

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Fujieda, Japan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Like the previous reviewer, we dream of Ngaio Bay now we are back here in Japan where it is not possible to find any such location or way of resting and relaxing. The weather was perfect and so was the food. Roger took us on a boat trip and indulged my passion for photography to the full. But it was... More

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Ohio, USA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This was the favorite B&B of our trip. It is a long 2.5 hour drive from the nearest cities, but the scenery is worth it. Dinner was included (there's nowhere to buy food nearby), and it was the best food we had in New Zealand: delicious meats and veggies. We walked for several hours along the rocky beach, right off... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Our small family spent 2 nights in the seabreeze cottage in April 2012. The cottage is private and comfortably appointed. Breakfasts and dinners held in the main house were delicious and a wonderful opportunity to meet the hosts and learn more about the area. Roger cooked the most delicious fish caught specially for us. Our toddler was quite taken by... More

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Mount Coolum Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We spent five days at Ngaio Bay in December 2011 and had a wonderful time. It was well worth the 2 hour drive from Picton through beautiful scenery. Jude and Roger are excellent hosts and made everyone feel at home instantly. Our accommodation was very comfortable with beautiful views from our window. It rained for a couple of days while... More

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Richmond, Surrey
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16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We (myself, husband, 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son) stayed here last November. It is a truly magical place. Our room was cosy rather than luxurious but this fitted with the wonderful feeling that rather than being at a B&B you are actually staying with friends. Roger and Jude were fantastic hosts, we greatly enjoyed meal times... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

A bit of a windy drive but well worth it. The views on the way in are fantastic, as are the views from the property itself.

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Address: Ngaio Bay, French Pass Road, 7193, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Marlborough Sounds
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