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“Very helpful hosts, excellent breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
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23b Watene Crescent | Okahu Bay, Orakei, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Orakei B&B and Inns
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Very helpful hosts, excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

This B&B is a little outside of central Auckland, but the hosts will point you in the right direction to catch the bus to town. It's easy and the buses are quite frequent, so it's worth it to enjoy the peaceful location with ocean views. Actually, it's not out of the question to walk downtown; we did, taking in the views and meandering our way through neighborhoods into the CBD. For breakfast you get to choose a cooked specialty - what a treat! Trish and Keith are very welcoming and eager to share their knowledge of the area and offer suggestions for your day. I would definitely stay here again if i'm ever lucky enough to go back to NZ.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

Good service
I like breakfast. They have the Menu such as Kiwi, Captain etc. When they served Kiwi breakfast they have a little kiwi on plate. It so cute.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 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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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Keith and Trish are wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. Trish's breakfasts are fantastic and accommodated our vegan diet. Keith took us out on his sailboat and the boat ride was spectacular. It's a quick bus ride into the center of town. A must place to stay in Auckland. Thanks for a wonderful time Keith and Trish.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

Trish and Keith are the most super hosts; nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are clean and comfortable and there is a very pleasing view to the harbour from the sitting room and outdoor deck. Best of all, the breakfasts are exceptional: the dishes are created with charm and imagination and served with friendly good humour; the generous fare sets the day going perfectly.

This is THE place to stay to sample real Kiwi hospitality and warmth. And - as many guests discover - Keith is happy to share with visitors the experience of a sail in his yacht, which is a splendid way to get afloat to view the City of Sails.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

Double booked us for our last two days and suggested we bunk down on the boat. Then tried to fit us in with a room close bye one night and a room upstairs the other.
Finally the black flies in the bed, the cobwebs in the bedroom and the wierd squeeky toys on the breakfast plate made our decision for us and we left for a **** hotel downtown which was actually cheaper and a whole lot cleaner.
To then try to charge us for the nights he couldnt accomodate us was I feel a bit excessive.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nanaimo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

Trish and Keith Janes exceeded all my expectations. Staying at their B&B was a home away from home, beautifully situated across from Okahu Beach, close to transportation to the City Centre but away from the hectic pace of the City. My room was beautiful and quiet with a wonderful bed and ensuite bathroom. The gourmet breakfasts were to die for and Trish went out of her way to make a breakfast to suit every taste. A special bonus was a 4 hour sail with Keith as Captain. How special it was to be given the tiller for awhile. Trish went out of her way to make my visit so memorable, even taking me to a traditional Samoan church service. She even prepared a 4:30 a.m breakfast when I had to catch an early shuttle bus to the airport. I will never forget my memorable 4 days at their B&B.

  • Stayed January 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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Whangarei
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

Very friendly, very comfortable, great food and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 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: 23b Watene Crescent | Okahu Bay, Orakei, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orakei
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Orakei
Number of rooms: 25

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