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“Best breakfast with a view” 4 of 5 stars
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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 45 Napier B&B and Inns
Oak Park, IL, United States
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12 hotel reviews
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“Best breakfast with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Green House on the Hill was a great way for us to get in shape for trekking! The room was large and comfortable. I particularly liked the soap and lotion in the bathroom. This was my favorite breakfast of our whole trip--scones, toast, cereal, yogurt, beautiful fresh berries, and lots of coffee eaten outdoors on the deck with a great view and birds singing. We walked to the town center for meals and a walking tour of the art deco buildings. Our hosts were very friendly but non-intrusive. They helped us book a very enjoyable wine tour. We had a parking space and entry to our room from the outside.

Room Tip: We had the "en suite" room, with a private entry and bath.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, April 2, 2014
Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and the views. I do hope the rest of your trip went well.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had made a reservation well in advance our our trip to Napier and received a confirmation from Travelocity of our booking. Somehow our booking got cancelled and we were concerned about finding other accommodations in Napier. Our gracious hostess, Ruth, was able to provide us with a lovely room for the first night and then arranged another room in a nearby B&B for our second night. All worked out well thanks to Ruth Buss' efforts on our behalf. Our stay at The Green House was very comfortable with an excellent breakfast. We would highly recommend The Green House to visitors to Napier.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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, April 1, 2014
Thank you so much for writing this, especially after the mix up with your booking. I am so pleased we were able to resolve it and would like to thank you for being so nice about it!
it's a B&B owner's worse nightmare.
We'd love to see you both again one day.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Ruth (hostess) couldn't have been more helpful. Wonderfully comfortable and delicious homemade breakfasts. A great location as well,as the house is high above the town. Be warned, there is a stiff climb up but well worth it and good for the thigh muscles.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 3, 2014
Thank you! Am I the 'little gem' or the house?!!!! Seriously, it was great meeting you and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope the rest of your holiday is going well.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a great place to stay. We had a very large, comfortable and cozy room with ensuite. Ruth is a very nice person and it was a pleasure talking to her. The morning started with a delicious homemade breakfast. The B&B is an easy walk away from everything Napier has to offer.
We would highly recommend to stay at the Green House on the Hill.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed staying with us. We enjoyed meeting you both and wish you the very best for your future.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We loved the green house of the hill as our introduction to napier. Lots of ideas and recommendations from our fabulous host too. Breakfast was delicious, a good nights sleep in a comfy bed.
We are sorry we couldn't get a nights accommodation for the mission concert but have recommended the green house already to a friend coming to see us in March.
Thank you Ruth for letting me touch base with the UK too.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 4 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 7, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write this and thanks for the recommendation to your friends! Hope to get to see Art Deco weekend!
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We recently stayed at The Green House on the Hill and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our room was very well-appointed and a great size. Breakfast - on the deck overlooking the ocean - was a real highlight of our stay. The quality of the breakfast selections was equal to the outstanding view. The B&B is very close to the center of Napier but not right in it, which really appealed to us, as the setting is beautiful. Our hosts were very kind and helpful, and the room itself contained a wealth of suggestions, both from our hosts and from previous guests, that were very helpful. We would highly recommend a stay at The Green House on the Hill!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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 31, 2014
Thank you so much for writing this review. we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us!
So far this summer most of our guests have been able to have their breakfast outside, though not today! We'd love to see you again if you are in NZ.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Green House proved to be a pleasant place to stay and we would recommend it. The hosts were very pleasant and obliging and had set out our rooms with just about everything you could possibly need, including Shortbread when we arrived. An excellent breakfast, on fine days ,is partaken on an area overlooking Napier and has wonderful sea views; on wet days, eaten in the pleasant dining area. The town is down the hill somewhat and legs less agile than ours might have found it hard going - but then why walk if you've got a car.

Room Tip: Remember to leave the outside light on if you go out night - the keyhole is much easier to find with...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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ruthzmail, Owner at The Green House on the Hill B&B, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thanks for your review.
I must apologise for not putting your outside light on.... We usually do it at dusk!
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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 45 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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