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The Ambers Luxury B&B
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   146 Pine Valley Road | RD 2 Silverdale, Silverdale 0992, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Silverdale B&B and Inns
Solana Beach, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Quiet and Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Gerard and Diane were lovely hosts. Their bed and breakfast is conveniently 20 minutes north of Auckland. The home is a English style country home on 14 acres and is absolutely beautiful. The rooms were clean, breakfast was delicious and getting to know Gerard and Diane is worth stopping in for at least one night. This B&B does it right. Breakfast, a complimentary drink and free wi-fi are available. The gardens are beautiful and the family dog Wolf will welcome you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you very much Nicole and Antonie!! Your lovely words remind us of the wonderful experience of having you stay at our place. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and hope to meet you again some day. Good luck with your project to help unfortunate women in places far away. You are doing a lovely thing for them. Travel safely!! Gerard and Diane
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a very pleasant, quiet stay at The Amber's. We were greeted by Wolf, a very well behaved member of the family, on our arrival. The hosts,Diane and Gerard, were very welcoming and made our stay a pleasure. Their home is beautiful and is located in a truly peaceful valley. We would thoroughly recommend The Amber's.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Many thanks for your positive comments; they are greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to your next visit! Safe travels! Gerard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We could enjoy a lot of different B&B´s during our stay in NZ. "The Ambers" was one of the most beautiful. The ambient, hospitality and breakfast were great. We will recomand the hosts and the house to our friends. It was a quick visit but very enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Hello Helga and Gerfried!! Thank you very much for your lovely review of your stay with us. We really enjoyed your visit and are glad you made it home safely. We know that you are surrounded by snow and ice but it is still very hot here in Auckland. We haven't had rain for months on end and our watertanks have little water left in them. We wish you all the very best for the remainder of this year and hope to welcome you again sometime!! Safe travels!! G & Di
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We have spent 7 days at The Ambers in early February. It's a place with a unique and romantic atmosphere. Gerard and Daiane were perfect hosts. I'll never forget the delicious breakfast in the garden and our glass of wine in the night (with very interesting talking with our hosts). The Wi-Fi connection is excellent, something not easy to find in NZ.
After traveling around New Zealand for a year, I can say that is the best B & B that I have visited.
Simply perfect.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Many thanks for your complimentary words Santi and Marti. We certainly enjoyed your stay and hope to keep in touch. we wish you well in your further adventures and hope to come and visit you two in Argentina - or in the Czech republic!! We wish you safe travels!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Diane and Gerard are consummate hosts. Shortly after we arrived very late in the afternoon, they invited us for a glass of wine while Gerard discussed the pros and cons of nearby restaurants where we could have dinner that night. Breakfast each morning was delicious and included home stewed fruit, a welcome addition to a full breakfast. The room we had was spacious and comfortable with large windows overlooking the amber tree-lined drive. We'll definitely recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
What a wonderful positive review! We loved having you and hope to see you again sometime - either here or in Brisbane!! Safe travels! Gerard and Diane
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Returned from wedding reception at 1.30am, Diane and Gerard had left a key with us prior and we were presented with a lovely room in the loft with a small bottle of sparking wine and a nice note congratulating us - nice touch! We had a breakfast table beautifully laid next to a big bay window looking out to the stunning section and boy what a breakfast! we were waited on hand and foot and felt like we could ask for anything for breke! After we had a nice long chat with Diane and Gerard and departed happy.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you Piers and Tamsin, or should I say, thank you Mr and Mrs Coburn? :-)
What a wonderful review you submitted! Greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure to provide you with the attic room and the bubbles and we hope to see you again sometime. Perhaps on your first year anniversary? All the best for the future!! Gerard & Diane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We spent 4 nights at The Ambers in January 2013 and could not have been made more welcome!
Perfect hosts, comfortable Blue room, elegant house, beautiful countryside and those breakfasts were superb down to the last rose petal on the artfully decorated plates of delicious food. Only minor criticism might be a lack of drawer and cupboard space but perhaps that was because we were visiting from the UK for a month and were not travelling light! I wonder if Diane and Gerard could be persuaded to serve light evening meals to solve the problem of imbibing with them under the grapevine and then not wanting to drive out to find supper?

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you Jo and Heather for those very kind words. We enjoyed your company and in particular, as you already noted in our visitors book, the chats under the grapevine and Wolf showing off! we're glad that you safely arrived home and we look forward to seeing you again - either here or in
Crondell. We'll see if you can buy another cabinet or larger cupboard to address the clothing storage space and, yes, we have been thinking about, and are now planning to offer our guests light evening meals next season. All the very best for the future!!
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Additional Information about The Ambers Luxury B&B

Address: 146 Pine Valley Road | RD 2 Silverdale, Silverdale 0992, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Silverdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Silverdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ambers Luxury B&B 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Ambers" is a charming old-style European country house set in 14 park-like acres with formal rose gardens, fountains, mature trees and olive grove. It is situated on the main road north, just 20 minutes north of Auckland. We have 4 double bedrooms, 3 with their own ensuites.In the garden we have a self contained unit which we call the "gite". This gite has a kitchenette, fridge, microwave, hotplate, coffee and tea making facilities, a dining table, a sofa and tv as well as its own, modern ensuite. In all our rooms and in the gite we have free of charge fast broadband internet access. We look forward to welcoming you in our home. Wij spreken ook Nederlands. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch. Nous parlons francais. Solemente pocito Espanol. Sedikit Bahasa Indonesia ... more   less 
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