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“Fantastic Hosts” 4 of 5 stars
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8 Harry Human Heights | Meadowbank, Auckland 1072, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #11 of 60 Auckland B&B and Inns
Mumbai
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“Fantastic Hosts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Geoff and Sheridan are fantastic hosts. They welcomed us heartily at 130 am when we arrived, and the room was super cute. Sheridan is in the catering business, which meant that the breakfast was the best we had on our entire trip. We even sat in the evening with some wine, and Geoff/ Sheridan were kind enough to drop us off at the nearby train station, help with some medicine for my wife, and recommend a great restaurant a short drive away.
The only issue we had was that the room was super tiny (but cute) and the private bathroom was downstairs (instead of adjoining) - there is also a small lounge area which is private-ish.
The place is a good drive away from the city centre - so I suggest you stay here if you have a car with you.
I cant say enough about how friendly and hospitable the hosts were!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Had a one night stay with Geoff and Sheridan a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. We were treated to some of Sheridan's amazing snacks by the pool with a cold beer and a glass of wine. Breakfast was also superb. The B&B has 2 rooms upstairs and a bathroom at the base of the stairs on the ground floor. Our friend was in the second bedroom so we shared the bathroom but otherwise I don't think they rent the rooms out to different groups meaning you always have private bathroom. Geoff and Sheridan are very engaging and lovely people and also know when to slide away - its like staying with old friends! We sat and had a few wines with them when we got back from dinner and had a really enjoyable night. The house is also very homely with lovely cottage gardens and a nice sized pool.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This stay exceeded all of our expectations. The hosts are lovely. They are attentive to detail and most accommodating. The place is beautiful too, so a gorgeous ambience. Breakfast is superb. We highly recommend this B+B. What a find!

Room Tip: The bathroom is downstairs. Not a problem for us but guess it could be in the night for some people.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I booked in for a week as the start of a few months of round the world travelling and could not have started off better. The hosts, Geoff and Sheridan offered to pick me up from the airport and could not have been more welcoming. As I was travelling alone, I arranged for dinner every night and I was not disappointed! Canapes to start off each night, along with wine and some of the most outstanding food I have had the pleasure to experience! A cooked breakfast was also made available every morning as well as the continental option-Sheridan makes her own muesli which is delicious. The house itself is beautifully kept, with nice touches like fresh flowers in the room and a sweet bowl by my bed. They have an extensive library as well which I was made welcome to use and my hosts were very helpful in suggesting places to see and things to do. As one of the tours I had decided on was not available, Sheridan took the time to show me around herself, a nice personal touch I really enjoyed. I cannot recommend Maison Du Bois enough- great food, beautiful house, fantastic hosts. Really made a fantastic start to my travels!

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of our trip to New Zealand. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay! Geoff and Sheridan were very welcoming and had a lot of knowledge on how to get the most out of staying in Auckland, and New Zealand in general. We really enjoyed the chance to enjoy some pre-dinner drinks with them and were made to feel very at home.

The house was immaculately presented and we felt like we were staying in 5* plus surroundings. Our room was very comfortable and once again very well decorated. Guests also have the use of their own living space with sofa, sky tv and plenty of reading material. We really liked the extra touches such as the pot of biscuits and bedside fudges and drinks.

Breakfast was exceptional. Every morning we were treated to a different cooked breakfast as well as an excellent continental selection, including homemade cereal, muffins and bread. We ate so much that we were full until mid afternoon.

The location was in a safe, quiet residential area. Getting into central Auckland was easy and cheap via the local train service. Sheridan and Geoff also showed us a good place to park, about a kilometre or two from the centre, which was good as parking in central Auckland sounded very expensive.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maison du Bois and would love to return in the future. This is without a doubt the best place we have ever stayed and would highly recommend that anyone visiting Auckland stays here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gimli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We travel internationally often and this B & B was the best that we have experienced. The home is excellent and very clean and well kept. It is located in a quiet district. Its distance from central Auckland is considerable. However, nearby fast train and bus service to central Auckland are very suitable. The breakfasts are outstanding and are at a gourmet level. The early evening provision of snacks and drinks with our hosts was special. Our living area was on the second floor but we felt welcome in all locations in the home. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful – they often provided us rides to various locations. They made us feel more like friends than guests.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed at Geoff and Sheridan's beautiful home for a couple of nights while in Auckland for a wedding. Our stay got off to a great start - drinks while we got ready to head out for dinner and a lift down to the train station too! Everything at Maison du Bois is of a high standard, from the linens to the food. Unfortunately we arrived feeling a bit under the weather so couldn't fully enjoy the AMAZING spread that was breakfast. A perfect combination of friendly hosts and the special extras that make being on holiday a treat. Thanks so much for your hospitality. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope we have the chance to stay with you again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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sheridan w, Owner at Maison du Bois, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again when you are in New Zealand. We hope your trip back was not too arduous and you are both feeling much better now.
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Address: 8 Harry Human Heights | Meadowbank, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer the use of two bedrooms, accepting single party bookings, or catering for a maximum of four guests at one time. Our boutique style guest accommodation is located on the second story of our home. This comprises two queen bedrooms and a guest lounge with SKY TV. We are located just east of Auckland's CBD Harry Human Heights on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac close to all amenities. ... more   less 
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Maison Du Bois Auckland, New Zealand

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