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Ngaio Bay Ecostay B&B

French Pass Road, Ngaio Bay 7193, New Zealand
Ngaio Bay Ecostay 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We wondered where on earth we were going after 10 miles on a gravel road. We had nothing to worry about when we found this lovely, charming, wholesome, clean, comfortable, well-run B&B. Judy and Roger know how to do things very well. Gracious, welcoming, helpful and hard-working, they run an excellent homestay. All the meals were super-fresh and delicious. Our... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm not one to like being crowded in a hotel with a bunch of other tourists, so this was the perfect place for me. My boyfriend and I lucked out being the the only guests. It's worth the long, windy road to get out there. Once you're there, you're pampered in the best way possible with great food and views... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had the sea breeze cottage, up the hill away from the main house. It was fantastic. The hosts are very welcoming without being in your face, the dinner provided was great and the bath on the beach just magic, even though there was light rain. It's a very long windy road in and out, 1 1/2 hours from the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was our third visit to Ngaio Bay in 3 years, enough recommendation in itself. We cannot understand why more people do not come to the hidden treasure of French Pass which is a spectacular area after an amazing drive. Ngaio Bay is a treasure too with the sort of hospitality that only comes from the heart- Jude and Roger... More 

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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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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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
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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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