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“Better than a Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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7 A Bay Lair Grove | Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 51 Wellington B&B and Inns
Napier, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Better than a Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Hi Joy and Martin thank you for a wonderful weekend to remember we enjoyed our stay in your lovely warm home. You made us feel at home and part of your family.This is the second time we have stayed with you and recommend to anyone wanting warm, comfortable and clean accommodation that is handy to all amenities and with sea views.Next time we are in Wellington we will be staying with you.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Katikati, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We have stayed at 7A Bay Lair Grove several times now on our trips to Wellington and find the hosts extremely friendly and helpful. Their home is very warm and welcoming with amazing views over Island Bay and out to Cook Strait. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Stayed here during the RWC last September and shared the house with two brothers from Australia supporting South Africa. Confused? Well not really because we were all made to feel part of the family and it was a great welcome to a wonderful part of the world. NZ people are really friendly and the sights are truly magnificent. Equally magnificent is the view from the balcony looking over one of the many bays in Wellington. Truly a joy to wake up to this great view every morning.
The house had everything you could wish for. As it says on the tin, 'Home from home' really does mean Home from Home. Very comfortable, warm and welcoming. What more could you wish for? Five star luxury par excellence. I hope to return there again as I really was made to feel part of the family.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Hudson, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

My introduction to Wellington was my stay with Joy and Martin in their lovely home overlooking a beautiful bay. The accomodations included a very, very clean bedroom beautifully furnished with a view that rivals any four-star hotel along with a very modern bath and use of their kitchen, living area and a great deck.

Joy and Martin are down-to-earth genuine New Zealand hosts who showed me true hospitality and exhibit great pride in Wellington and their country. Thank you!

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

we stayed with Joy and Martin for 6 days in March 2012 in their lovely modern home. Our stay was comfortable and fun, and the view is very special.Highly recommended. Thank you for a lovely New Zealand welcome.
Maureen and Ray from England

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Carate Urio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

We did not know where to spend our night before sailing to south island and surfing airbnb we got this nice house with amazing view on seaside.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Morayfield, Queensland, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Hi Joy and Martin
Thanks for making our final stay in New Zealand really great.
Your views are something to rave about.
We really loved staying with you and on our next trip to Wellington will be booking in with you again

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 7 A Bay Lair Grove | Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, therefore has no through traffic. It is a modern home with fabulous sea views, views of the South Island and many amenities. We provide a full continental breakfast each morning. There is always home baking available to have with tea/coffee. The kitchen is available for guests use at any time.Wellington is a great city and we enjoy assisting guests with ideas of what to see and do during their stay.Our home is very special to us and you get the feel of the place as soon as you walk in. We look forward to hosting you and are sure you will enjoy your stay. ... more   less 

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