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Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island

Shoal Bay, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island
Ranked #2 of 3 Tryphena B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flight leaving the island were cancelled and we needed somewhere to stay , Val and Francis and the Shoal Bay Estate was just the place to spend the extra time, What a lovely place, great hosts and awesome meals. we did not go hungry. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic place to chill out and relax.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Lovely home away from home. Top notch hosts. Pick up from airport. Able to hire a car for exploring the island. Very well fed. Lodge spacious, welcoming, clean and tidy. Val and Francis were fabulous hosts - very accommodating. Loved listening to their stories over meals. Definitely return during a summer so we can explore further, fish and kayak. Very... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Val and Francis are fabulous hosts. We stayed in the cottage for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, we took advantage of the car hire and explored the island. Val and Francis helped arrange and great fishing trip with Wayne, who was also very helpful with 4 novice fisher women! Would thoroughly recommend,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a weekend away at the cottage of the Shoal Bay Estate, it had everything there and fantastic views also on the water's edge. It was clean and comfortable and good to have SKY TV with movies if the weather's bad. Val and Francis were great hosts and gave you all the tips you need to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a magical stay on great barrier island. From start to finish we loved every moment. Shoal bay estate is a great place to stay. Val and Francis are excellent hosts, welcoming you into their home. The bedroom was huge with windows in every direction and a great view of the sea. They have a lovely garden to relax... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

I stayed there for three nights in Jan. of 2014. Very friendly owner couple Val and Francis. The room is comfortable and bathroom is big with pretty hot shower. As a bonus, Val is a quite good chef, not only traditional NZ cuisine, but also international ones, very delicious! And most important that all the veg. + eggs for cooking... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Excellent food, welcoming hosts, comfortable beds and plenty of hot water for showers. Our extended family group was well catered for by Val and Francis. Nothing was too much trouble. The kids loved the sandpit and toys, and feeding the animals. Will visit again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband, 3 kids & I stayed in the cottage over Christmas time for a week. We ate with val & Francis (lovely hosts) in the main house the entire time. We had a wonderful experience, house was immaculate, food delicious, very good value for money. We could even hire a car & kayaks!! Kids had a blast! Had the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Retreating from Auckland...........to Shoal Bay on Great Barrier is sincerenity. Val and Francis are wonderful beautiful people it is like you are home, you came for a visit and then you never want to leave. Though it is a Bed and Breakfast it has charm and warm about with a welcoming friendly feeling. Hope to visit again soon.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A group of 9 who meet annually had a wonderful break away at Val and Francis B&B. From the warm welcome, clean and tidy rooms with great sea views, warm fire, Val's delicious evening meal the scene was set for a good time. Val's breakfast set you up for the day and off we went exploring, bush walks, touring, hot... More

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Address: Shoal Bay, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island > Tryphena
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Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island Tryphena, New Zealand

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