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Simply the Best Bed & Breakfast

129 Gadsby Road, RD 5 | Waitomo District, Te Kuiti 3985, New Zealand
Simply the Best Bed & Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying here for one night. Margaret and Graham the owners were engaging, friendly and just so hospitable! The home is clean, beautiful and the view unmatchable! We felt like we were home! Our girls didn't want to leave!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a fantastic B&B. The place is modern, clean, and comfortable. Plus, the hosts are fantastic. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. If you are in the Waitmo Caves area and looking for lodging, don't hesitate to book here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Although we only stayed over for one night, it was one of the most memorable experiences that I had in New Zealand. Margaret and Graeme were amazing hosts and my husband and I had lovely conversations with them. They were very helpful in recommending what to do around the area, and even directed us to a restaurant in Te Kuiti... More 

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Margaret and Graham were fantastic friendly hosts and the views from their home were fantastic. The caves nearby are well worth a visit. On the down side, the B & B is close to farmland so it had a few flies in the house. I don't mean to be unkind but the food and drinks were the economy brands but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We only had one night at Simply the Best, but were made to feel so welcome we really would have liked to have stayed longer. The location is beautiful, close enough to the caves, but very quiet and peaceful. Margaret and Graham are wonderful hosts - as other reviewers have said, it was almost like visiting family (the good kind)!... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Margaret's and Graham's country B&B outside Te Kuiti, a short drive from the Waitomo caves. They couldn't have been any more welcoming or helpful, they were wonderful! Rooms have their own ensuite and balcony view. Comfortable beds, very clean and beautiful view. There is the main lounge room of the house and then a guest... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It is indeed a pleasure to recommend this B&B. We stayed only one night but upon leaving it felt like we had stayed with family. (The good kind) The rhubarb sauce Margaret served in the morning was to die for! (Sorry Margaret, I ate it all!) I'm still dreaming about it. Graham was kind enough to take me around the... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We were very impressed with our stay here, very welcoming and knowledgeable hosts, great conversation and a beautiful location. We stayed in a private en-suite bedroom with a slider to the deck overlooking the valley below. A really great value just 15 min away from Waitomo Caves!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed here during our last night of our NZ honeymoon trip and it was a perfect place to stay! We didn’t have reservations but were immediately welcomed when we showed up. The property is absolutely beautiful with stunning views from the house. Both owners were the nicest people we encountered. They gave us great recommendations about where to eat... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed one night as we continued our trip to Rotorua and then to Napier. We received the room overlooking the whole broad valley and enjoyed the stunning view (which a glass wind/weather shield) on the big porch. One of the two cats was already expecting us :-). The cats are well-behaved as they did not enter the guests room.... More 

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