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Mount St. Paul Estate

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29 Kaitoke Lane, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to find this accommodation on Great Barrier Island for our "baby moon" - our last holiday as a couple for the arrival of our first baby. We'd never been to GBI before but if we ever go back we're definitely staying here! The owners and hosts, Chris and Teara, couldn't do enough for us to make... More 

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte, Thank you for the wonderful review. We really enjoyed having you both come and stay with us and look forward to you coming back as a threesome once baby comes along. Thank you again, Teara and Chris More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Absolutely perfect stay, stunning location, and above and beyond service from owners Chris and Teara that was hard to believe. Brilliant food as well. Couldn't fault a single thing. Highly recommend it.

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the marvelous review. We really had a great time with you and your family. The pig on the lawn was not pre-arranged, but a lot of fun. Good luck on your new adventure in the States. Chris and Teara More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Just an amazing place. We were so very pleased with our stay and would recommend it to anyone. The owners go out of their way to ensure we experienced GBI to the fullest. Amazing vies and the food was to die for.

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we so enjoyed having you stay at Mount St. Paul and hope that you will one day come again. Teara and Chris More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My partner and I needed a getaway from the city and booked to stay at the Mount St Paul estate last minute the night before. Chris called me almost immediately to confirm our booking and to offer us further information about the trip which we really appreciated. We booked to travel on the ferry from Auckland and had a great... More 

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah and Tom for the lovely review. You are both very kind. We really enjoyed hosting you both and hope you will come back and stay with us again. Regards, Chris and Teara More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Have happily stayed here before, this time was a 'new menu' check visit and became a winters day lunch of epic proportions. Magnificent property in a wonderful setting, warm to bubbly hosts with talent to charm and entertain. You will have a unique and priceless experience.

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for the fabulous review. We enjoyed your company and your input! Please come again when you are available. Teara and Chris More 

Hamilton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights. Ideal location just a couple of minutes drive from Claris airport, some local cafes and general store. Large bedroom with 2 balconies. Really nice views out over Kaitoke beach and very peaceful. Our hosts ,Teara and Chris, were very nice. They left us alone when required but also offered plenty of advice. Fantastic breakfasts and... More 

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you for the wonderful review, we really enjoyed hosting you both. We really hope you can come back again sometime with your family. Take care, Teara More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

So glad we discovered this place on Trip Advisor! Our stay here at Mount St Paul Estate was excellent. The huge bed was so comfortable and we both had one of the best night's sleep that we had had in a very long time. Teara and Chris are excellent hosts and Teara's culinary skills are fantastic! She catered for my... More 

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for the complimentary review. We loved having you both here and were so happy the weather co-operated for the most part! Have a fabulous weekend. Teara More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

From the time we stepped off the ferry from Auckland and to be greeted by Chris.. and then to return by air 5 days later..was a truly delightful experience...with Teara spoiling us with her culinary skills as well The Lodge is very well appointed and to marvel at the night sky unimpeded by street lighting..was truly magical Great Barrier Island... More 

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Hi Again, Thank you for your wonderful review. We loved having you and the Laks visit. We can't wait until you return. Cheers, Chris & Teara More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

お部屋の居心地も、窓からの風景も、お料理も、そして何といってもクリスとテアラご夫妻の温かい自然なおもてなし、そしてとにかくチャーミングなリリィ!、すべてが素晴らしくって最高の滞在でした。トラブルが生じた際にも、実に親身に対応してくださり、とても助かりました。 また島全体における本来の自然の姿・空気に触れる体験は、身も心も洗われるような清々しさ、神々しささえ感じられました。 特に自然の中に沸いている温泉は、秘湯気分も味わえてお気に入りです。 自家発電のため、夜は早々に消灯しますが、満点の星空は圧巻です。 A comfortable room, scenery from a window, lovely cuisine, a hearty welcome by Chris and Teara, and then very charming Lili ! All was the best fantastically! In case of trouble, I was given very kind support by them. In the island, we can see and enjoy the original state of nature. Particularly, the hot spring... More 

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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, we so enjoyed hosting you. Lily was very sad when you left. We look forward to you coming back soon, and so does Lily! Cheers, Chris & Teara More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great Barrier Island is fabulously beautiful but as a destination everything is pretty basic and remote. Mount St. Paul Estate is about the least basic as it gets and a very comfortable and welcoming oasis. Don't expect top end luxury but do expect a very well appointed, clean and well kept establishment, with really excellent meals. It is run by... More 

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