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“Peaceful and beautiful location” 4 of 5 stars
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Tirimoana House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   257 Anakiwa Road, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Anakiwa B&B and Inns
Auckland
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“Peaceful and beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012 via mobile

Tirimoana house is in a remote beautiful location. It is very special to have such lovely accommodation in a setting usually accessible to those that only like to rough it with Outward Bound or have their own private bachs. The hosts are exceptional and very welcoming. Our room was lovely with only a minor inconvenience of the wee,but adequate, ensuite. There are other rooms available that do have bigger bathrooms if needed.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Bev and Dave are the nicest people, very welcoming and willing to do anything. Bev’s breakfast was exactly what we wanted! None of this stuffy ‘you must have XYZ’! I fancied poached eggs on toast and hubby fancied bacon sandwich to which was cooked perfectly. Dave’s evening meal was also very scrummy – the best rice we have had in NZ so far. Our room was bright, comfortable and very clean with a stunning view.

We wish Bev and Dave all the best for their new venture and look forward to seeing them again sometime in the future.

On a slightly side point: We booked when the B&B was owned by different people, who didn't have the courtesy to advise that they were selling. Not that this is a major issue as we wouldn’t have cancelled but it would have been nice to have been told by the previous owners.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Great to stay on in the sounds after our walk. Bev and David were perfect hosts and dinner delicious.

Room Tip: Rooms are lovely but smaller than they appear in photo. The balconies are great with fabulous views...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

After 6 amazing years in the Marlborough Sounds at Tirimoana House John and Michelle have answered the call of family and returned to Auckland.
We wanted to say thank you to all the guests who stayed at Tirimoana House and made us part of their holiday. We really enjoyed all the stories and looking after everyone. In May 2012 we will open a bed and breakfast on the north shore of Auckland. The web site will be live January 2012. www.charcoalbay.com
We wish the new owners Bev and Dave all the best and hope they enjoy Tirimoana as much as we did
Many Thanks Michelle and John Hotham

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

Michelle and John really make you feel at home and totally cared for...and Michelle is an awesome cook. I cannot fault this place save to say fingers crossed you get on with the other guests as you take all meals together.
We were lucky and had lovely people staying when we did, and John does a marvellous job greasing the wheels of conversation. He joins for dinner and showed up on Easter morning dressed as a leprechaun for the Irish guest! They gave us all cream eggs too.
Shug, the dog is a bonkers poodle who barks without bite.
The rooms are gorgeous, with amazing views over the bay. We had the Pelorus room which is all white and opulent and lovely, although bathroom is very dinky. Not a problem at all, but maybe go for a different room if you're fat!
If you're going to this area stay here, before it's sold. John and Michelle are the best.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Perfect location with views from your private balcony of the sunrise that will encourage you to be an early riser. Scrumptious choice for breakfast and the chance to sample Michelle's excellent cooking in the evening too. A very comfortable place to relax, read and admire all the art work and even if it turns cold and wet there's always the log fire to cheer you. An interesting house and very interesting hosts too with always something stimulating to discuss.

Room Tip: Our room was very quiet and comfortable
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Tirimoana house is a great place to relax and enjoy a most magical of surroundings. Being a 4-star B and B we also had the opportunity to meet and got to know other travellers and first time visitors to New Zealand, which was a treat for us being Kiwis. Our hosts John and Michelle are fantastic! Nothing was ever too much trouble, and the gourmet dinners and breakfasts that Michelle prepared are sumptuous! Our room (The Sunrise Room) was clean, spacious and with expansive views of the sound. Every detail had been thought of, right down to providing each room with a pair of binoculars so you could enjoy the ever changing mood of the sound, and also enjoy the wildlife such as Royal Spoonbills feeding on the sands. We highly recommend that any traveler wanting to spend time in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound definitely check out Tirimoana house as a place to stay. (Joy & Nick Pearce, Hamilton, NZ)

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 257 Anakiwa Road, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Anakiwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tirimoana House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embracing stunning sea views of the Marlborough Sounds, Tirimoana House is located 30 minutes drive from Picton, 25 minutes drive from Havelock, 55 minutes drive from the Marlborough Sounds Airport at Blenheim and 90 minutes drive from Nelson. Tirimoana House offers five elegantly furnished Rooms, all with en-suites. Each room has access to a balcony from which the Ocean and Mountain views over the Marlborough Sounds are spectacular. There is an open Guest Lounge available which is air conditioned in Summer and heated by an "open fire" in Winter. Gourmet Evening meals creatively prepared and presented by your Host Michelle are available 7 Nights and served either in the outdoor Courtyard or the Dining Room. Evening meals are at an extra cost and include complimentary canapes and one free glass of wine per Dinner Guest. Outdoors our facilities include a Swimming Pool and Spa Tub. Within a short walking distance or 5 minutes by car is the commencement of the Queen Charlotte Track. Also close by are Kayak's for hire, Boat cruises and those famous wineries. ... more   less 
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