I have travelled extensively in New Zealand and overseas and have stayed at what are considered the best hotels. I would put the Nice Hotel up there with them.
From the time you step in the door you know that this hotel is different. It's quaint but stylish, the rooms are beautifully furnished, the artwork is wonderful, the bed linen is crisp and the bed itself is supremely comfortable, which makes if difficult to rise for the sumptuous breakfast prepared by the mine host and owner Terry. The bathroom is inviting, particularly with the spacious spa bath.
The staff are friendly without being intrusive and the rooms are sublime. I've seen comments about road noise, I'm not deaf, stayed there on a Friday and Saturday nights and never heard a thing even though our room was on a street frontage.
The bistro is up there with the best of them, the duck confit, fell off the bone. The wine list was extensive and caters for all tastes.
The star of the show is Terry, from the outset you can see he's had a role in every detail of this wonderful establishment.
The two night staty wasn't long enough. New Plymouth isn't a city I know well, but with Terry's direction it'll be a city that I'll get to know better. The seaside walkway is unique and the parks are great to explore.
We'll be back and wouldnlt stay anywjhere but the Nice Hotel which I'm already recommending to my friends. It's been a well kept secret.
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