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Mount St. Paul Estate

29 Kaitoke Lane, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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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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
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

When my parents (visiting from Germany) and I returned from our trip to GBI and the 4 days- / 3-nights-stay at Teara's and Chris' respectively, there was only one question to ask ourselves to assess the whole experience -- Would we book it again -- easy, YES, without a doubt, first choice! Awesome place in a superb location, welcoming and... More

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

Hi Again, Chris and I so enjoyed hosting you and your parents! We are so glad that you had a nice time and are considering coming back! Teara More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

As part of Travel TV program show, our director stayed there for one night while the rest of crew members indulged our taste buds at dinner time only. Hosts Chris and Teara both of them know how to entertain and look after patrons well. We felt truly valued. The dinner we enjoyed were handmade and made according to our very... More

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

Hi There, It was such fun hosting you and the crew! Thank you for a memorable experience! Chris More

Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

On our trip from the USA we wanted a place we could rest and enjoy for a few days to get acclimated from flying. What a great choice we made! Chris and Teara were the best! Chris even rented a car for us so we could explore the island and that we did! Seeing all the other places we could... More

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

Hi There, Wow, we hope married life is treating you both well. It was so much fun having you both stay with us and enjoy some kiwiana with us! Come again! Thank you Chris More

New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Mount St. Paul Estate has new hosts. A charming young couple called Chris and Teara who went out of their way to do everything they could to make our stay memorable in every way. The food was delicious and the service - well I have never experienced anything like it anywhere else. Could not rate this lovely home (bed... More

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

Hi Again, Gosh, it was great to have you and your son as our first guests! How nice was it to host a woman who owned and operated her own boutique hotel for many years, your advice was much appreciated. Thank you so much, Teara More

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Address: 29 Kaitoke Lane, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 4
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