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The Consulate Luxury Bed and Breakfast
259B St Heliers Bay Road | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 58 Auckland B&B and Inns
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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“Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

A place of unsurpassed tranquillity amidst the chaos of Auckland. Peaceful and Luxurious. From the personal welcome, complete with Bubbles and nibbles, to the fond farewell you will not find more Amazing Hosts - David and Averill. A restful pleasant escape from reality.

A scrumptious breakfast cooked and served by a man not afraid to show off his pinny ;) and/or fresh and fabulous continental style prepared by the Lady of the Manor.
Excellent restaurants nearby, thanks for the great advice on dinner arrangements.
Will definitely return when next able to escape.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at The Consulate Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Sean and Sue.
Thank -you for your review which we very much appreciate.
It was also a wonderful time for us to have your company and have you stay.
Averill and I do hope we will see you again.
Many Thanks.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Taurang
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Fantastic experience. Sheer luxury and wonderful hosts in David and Averill. Excellent location near to the delightful St Heliers and Mission Bays, and so convenient for the city.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Such a unique and indulgent experience in this luxury oasis. Our hosts Dave & Avril could not have made us feel more welcome and relaxed during our two night stay. A fantastic mix of relaxation and activities combined in one property. Enjoyed a stroll to St Heliers beach for dinner after an afternoon of tennis and lounging by the pool. 5+ star accommodation with the added personal touch of great hosts. Thank you so much for an incredible and memorable stay.

Room Tip: For a stream of morning sunshine choose the Royal Room !
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

..... to lounge in the pool, have a game of tennis - the proper thing or table tennis. We have just had two nights of luxury at the Consulate and could have stayed longer - just to relax and enjoy. We were a little earlier than our appointed hour - it's hard to judge timings when you're coming a long way but we were welcomed in by Averill and shown around the beautiful home. No one else was staying and we had the run of upstairs (bedroom and shower), the lounge and huge dining room and then downstairs, rumpus and table tennis. We were greeted with a glass of bubbly and a cheeseboard and a bit of a natter hearing the great history of the house then left to our own resources. We were meeting family so they all came for a drink and we sat and enjoyed more drinks before we all went out for a meal. Whilst the B&B is not really walkable to restaurants, that was fine by us - nearby Mission Bay had a huge variety. We had the best night's sleep ever and have vowed to buy a new bed at home - then up to the sound of bird song and a beautifully cooked breakfast with fruit and yogurts. The property is very secluded, down the end of a long drive and you look out onto the tennis court and surrounding trees. No wonder the Americans loved it.
We can fully recommend the Consulate - definitely home from home and we were made so welcome. It's the little extra touches - very nice not to be handed a bill for the chocolate or fruit bar we helped ourselves to, as you would in a motel. Slippers and robes were provided, it's the sort of place you take your shoes off, one would certainly not want to dirty those beautiful carpets.

Room Tip: Ask for the Royal Room, upstairs, light and airy, lovely views of the gardens from above.
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

As much as travelling is a luxury often reserved for those who have aspirations of getaways of far & away locations, or even further abroad "overseas"!
WHY?
Why would you forgo the same Luxuries when we have a heavenly resource of Stunning Beaches, Bush Walks, Cafe's on the waterfront & gorgeous hosts like Dave & Avril who run the sumptuous surroundings of "The Consulate B&B" in St Helliers!
Hospitality is at a premium, & a warm inviting atmosphere helps you drop all your "Lifes little Stresses" at the door.
The biggest of your worries would be "how to relax in the Shade covered pool, or even "who is going to beat who in a game of Tennis on their full sized Tennis court" (warning: Tennis apparel advised)
or just relax in the quiet surroundings where you are away from the doldrums of busy traffic & but a stones throw away from the most stunning beaches NZ has to offer!
Pair all this with your generous hosts, & you have all the makings of fine luxury travel you would find in the best 5 Star hotels.
Thanks A Million Dave & Avril.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for one night but should have stayed for 2. The house was lovely and the hosts made us feel welcome and at home.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Wonderful stay in spacious, modern and clean accommodation with very kind and generous hosts. Lovely breakfast and other small touches which will make your stay very memorable.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 259B St Heliers Bay Road | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This multimillion dollar palatial home in one of Auckland's finest suburbs has been occupied in the past six years by the Consul General of America to New Zealand. An opportunity now exists to stay where Presidents and Prime Ministers have visited,and where American Ambassadors have slept. Stay and enjoy the luxury, and relax both inside and outside of this lavish home in uncompromising style. Play tennis, swim in the pool, enjoy the games room or just collapse in front of the fire and large screen TV. Discover Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand with almost one and a half million residents. Enjoy the near by famous beaches and restaurants of St Heliers and Mission Bay. Take a cruise to Waiheke Island. See Kelly Tarlton's underwater world. Take the Explorer bus to see Big 14 Attractions.Plus many more exciting adventures. Don't delay. See you soon at The Consulate Luxury B&B Auckland. ... more   less 
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