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The Green House on the Hill B&B
18b Milton Road | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 44 Napier B&B and Inns
utrecht
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

What a lovely place this is. up a steep hill( we took a cab back after dinner for only 6 NZD) there is this hidden gem. Everything was beautiful, you could feel the love of the owners for this place, and with a perfect view, so close to the town and yet very quiet, what you hear are the birds.
Breakfast on the terrace, beds were good. A perfect stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the review,so pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast on the terrace! We enjoyed meeting you.
For future guests, yes we are on a hill, but we walk up and down it every day, it's really not that bad!! Well worth it for our peaceful location and view.... honestly!!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Ruth was a friendly and helpful host and the breakfasts were served on a veranda with views of the lovely garden and Napier.
We had a large room that was directly accessible from the drive and our car. It is a steep walk to and from the town but you are in the centre once you get there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This b&b is excellent. The hosts are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are well appointed and spacious. Nothing is too much trouble. Great patio overlooking bay. Superb breakfast. The property is quite charming, 10 mins from town centre but has to be noted is at the top of a very steep but short approach road. You may need to to drive, but if you are fit you can walk it ok

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  • Stayed February 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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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks for the review!
Yes, our driveway is quite steep but we are always happy to offer a lift to guests if they can't face the walk back up!!
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Klosterneuburg, Austria
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It´s a steep road leading up to this charming B&B surrounded by hugh old trees. But location is perfect providing great views of Napier and the ocean. We had a room on the backside of the house with the convenience of parking the car right in front of it.
Ruth is serving exceptional breakfasts on a breakfast veranda with birdseye views- fantastic!
We enjoyed our stay a lot!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Breakfasts have been outside for most of this summer with few exceptions!
We really appreciate you taking time to write this, thank you.
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Rowhedge, Essex
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We only had two nights in Napier at the Green House on the Hill and wished that we had allowed more time in our schedule. Ruth goes the extra mile to make your stay a happy one, even managing to get us on a wine tour the day after our arrival and making recommendations for restaurants. The breakfasts are very wholesome, served on the terrace with a view of the ocean with fresh baked bread or muffins. Being able to catch up on washing and use good wifi was an added bonus for long term travellers.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
It was so good to read your review, thank you. It was great to meet you both and good to know you enjoyed staying.
Happy travelling!
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

If you're going to stay in Napier The Green House on the Hill is not to be missed. Ruth is a wonderful host for whom nothing is too much trouble (she even took in and folded our dry washing while we were out). The house is charming and breakfast on the deck perched high on the hill affords splendid views over Napier and the ocean. We loved our room which was spacious and comfortable and Ruth's welcoming cookies were a delicious bonus. It's a very peaceful place but a short walk gets you down into the bustle of central Napier. We can highly recommend The Green House on the Hill and hope to return some day.

  • Stayed December 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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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your review, so please you enjoyed your visit,and your shortbread!!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We usually stay in hotels when traipsing about the place, but stumbled across this bed & breaky with amazing reviews and thought 'why not?'. The personal green touch quite appealed and we weren't disappointed at all. From the moment we arrived until checkout two days later - we felt accommodated and spoilt. The bedroom at the front with ensuite was great and with amenities such as sky, air con & free wifi meant you felt welcomed but not intrusive at a private residence.

I particularly loved how close it was to the city centre (5 mins walking - if that) and yet so peaceful and tucked up away from the city in the trees at the same time. Ruth is a wonderful host rustling up an amazing feast each morning with a dazzling array of tea and coffee - again spoilt for choice! We also really enjoyed sharing breakfast with fellow guests and had some great chats over coffee & pastries. Maybe awkward for some but a great way to meet people!

We had some time to kill before heading back home and it was no trouble to leave bags there so we were free to mooch unencumbered and when they offered to drop our bags off to us for the bus pick up in town we were blown away!
I would absolutely recommend this place to any tourists/travellers (both NZ and non) for a homely away from home stay with all the modern hotel-esque comforts.

  • Stayed December 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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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you so much for the fantastic review, so pleased you enjoyed you stay at The Green House, perhaps, now that you are 'converted' to B&B,we'll see you again sometime!
Happy New Year! R&J
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Address: 18b Milton Road | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet, friendly vegetarian owned Bed and Breakfast only 5 minutes walk from the heart of Art Deco Napier (up a hill!). Always happy to pick up/drop off at Airport or Bus.Free Wi-fi in both rooms. We are definitely NOT an Hotel!! ... more   less 
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