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Vista del Sol
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   20 Derham Road, Te Horo 5581, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Te Horo B&B and Inns
Stanley, Falkland Islands
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39 hotel reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We had two nights here and both the place and the hosts were amazing.

A big room with huge bathroom, complimentary drinks and toiletries and free wifi. Breakfast was huge and tasty and enjoyed in peaceful surroundings with great views.

We were in the area for a wedding and when we asked if we could borrow an iron Lynette offered to do it for us. We asked for a taxi number and they dropped us at the wedding location and picked us up. Nothing was too much for them.

Mike and Lynette are justifiably proud of their business and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

My newly wed wife and I, had our first night as a married couple here with Mike and Lynette. The place was beautiful and we were treated like royalty.The breakfast was beautiful (best I have ever had) Fantastic relaxing area with beautiful views. I have a feeling the two of them are perfectionists, as everything was immaculately presented. The giant bouquet of flowers, was a perfect gift for my new mother in law, and Mike and Lynette were more than happy for us to gift that to her. 5 stars is an understatement.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Tararua suite. Absolute Perfection.
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We didn't think it was possible to find a place that feels so removed from the busy city life of Wellington in less than an hour's drive. We arrived to this picturesque villa and were instantly amazed by the rolling hills displayed around the house. Once inside, the depth of the house was staggering. Just when we thought we had reached the end of the hall, there was another turn that lead us further in.

We settled in right away, then Mike and Lynette took us to see the enormous spa they had prepared for us. We jumped right in and melted the previous week away.

The room was great, complete with some fresh flowers and high quality beauty products in the bathroom. It really brightened the room up.

The breakfast was massive and delicious, the smell of baking bread roused us from our sleep. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We wanted to play golf at Paraparaumu, so searched for the best B&B we could find in the area. Fortunately we found Lynette and Mike at Vista Del Sol. We had three fabulous nights and got to know our hosts very well. Lynette prepared a wonderful meal in house one night and on another night they both accompanied us to a exquisite local restaurant. By the time we left, we really felt they were our friends. It goes without saying that everything about the accommodation was spot on. Mike was also very helpful in recommending holiday get aways that Lynette and he had enjoyed over the years. Truly a great visit.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

It was our wedding day when we arrived at Mike and Lynette's and not only did they drive us to and from Ruth Pretty's 'Springfield' in style they came to the rescue with a belt for my husband. Lynette didn't hesitate when requested to take some wonderful photo's of us with their horses which we will always treasure. Their attention to detail and warm professional service was outstanding, nothing was a problem. The spa pool is amazing and we slept well in the most luxurious bed. The breakfast's we enjoyed were delicious in a lovely setting. They made our wedding very special by taking such great care of us. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone and look forward to heading back again ourselves.

Room Tip: A lift has been installed at Vista Del Sol and easy access to bathroom amenities.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We stayed one night and were left wanting for nothing . . . other than wanting to stay longer! From the warm and friendly greeting with a nice cold fruit smoothie, to the delightful spa facilities. The food was un-faulted as was the decor, facilities and the hospitality. Lynette and Mike were a delight to spend time with and gave us space to relax and chill when we needed it. I would recommend Vista del Sol to anyone wanting to get out of town, whether for just one night or a couple, it is like being in another world of bliss and luxury. Thank you both for an amazing and unforgettable stay :-)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We stayed one night, but it was not nearly enough. Lynette baked scones for us that were soooo delicious, the best I've ever eaten. She even divulged her secret ingredient (sorry, I never eat 'n' tell). This B & B is ranked in my top two of all time. There were plenty of activities in the local area. At Mike's recommendation, we visited the local wildlife sanctuary and encountered our first kiwi birds (a top experience), we visited the car and motorbike museum (check out the gangsta car) and we dined at the local Aroma Restaurant (yummy food/ warm, friendly chef/owner). Put simply, the Vista del Sol experience represents B & B at it's best.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Vista del Sol

Address: 20 Derham Road, Te Horo 5581, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Te Horo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Te Horo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vista del Sol 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vista del Sol, an award wining 5 star luxury boutique Lodge and Spa in Te Horo with 360 degree views of an unspoiled panorama, bird life, and magnificent sunsets of the Kapiti Coast. Relax in comfort in Vista del Sol’s elegant facilities including the indoor Island Spa where you can soak and relax, the Island Day Spa for an indulging range of SPA and Beauty treatments, with 5 luxuriously appointed suites, 3 lounges, Mike’s Bar, Library and Vista del Sol’s Dining and Gardens. ... more   less 
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