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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 60 Auckland B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Would definitely come back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I only stayed one night due to no hotel availability in Auckland centre. After staying at the Consulate I'm so happy I didn't end up with boring sterile hotel with corporate fake character.

The Consulate is absolutely lovely accommodation, very tastefully decorated and furnished with more of a home from home feel. David and Averill are a lovely couple who manage the place perfectly.

Well received warm greeting from Averill and David and was made to feel very welcome.

Large Bedroom very comfortable. Best sleep of my entire trip.
Large Living room with comfy furnishings and huge TV and refreshments.
Large Shower room.
Beautiful Dining room.
Breakfast was amazing!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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David A, Owner at The Consulate Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank-you so much for your wonderful review.
David & Averill Archer @ "The Consulate Luxury B& B Auckland"
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a lovely house with great living spaces for guests and terrific beds and bathrooms. But what really sets it apart is the extraordinary hospitality of the hosts. When we found we had to stay on an extra night, being a night on which this B&B (along with the rest of Auckland) was booked out, these wonderful people moved out of their own room so that we could stay on. How special is that? They let us take over the dining room so that we could work through the night, and taxied us to the local restaurants so we would get some dinner before the kitchens closed. We had a great time with them and their other guests. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Banchory, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Quiet retreat with every luxury away from the busy city streets. David and Averill are fantastic hosts who provide a warm welcome with a super breakfast in beautiful surroundings. The suite of rooms is superb and so comfortable with spacious bedroom, luxury bathroom with walk in shower, separate toilet,huge lounge, basement room with table tennis which leads to a tiered outside area which includes a small private pool, sun terrace and tennis court. The added extras of home made biscuits, sherry, fruit, tea, coffee sweeties, champagne and a great cheeseboard add to the feeling that you are with friends who are leaving you wanting for nothing. We are just a short taxi ride from the centre of town and the harbour area and only a short walk downhill to the lovely beach area of StHelier with its restaurants and bars.. Averill and David have given us a fantastic welcome to New Zealand and we are looking forward to being with them again at the end of our trip. The luxury B&B far exceeds my expectations and provides far more than Hotel ever could.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Regretfully, only a one night stay in this gracious, tranquil and spotless house. Averill and David have clearly aimed for excellence in both the environment that they have created for guests and in the service that they offer - and they have certainly succeeded in achieving it!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Taurang
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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
1 review
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.

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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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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 60 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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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