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“Better than home No cooking, laundry or dishes” 5 of 5 stars
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Harbour View Lodge
179 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Tairua B&B and Inns
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Better than home No cooking, laundry or dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Our stay was about a week into our holiday and we were amazed when we asked to use the washer and Eve offered to do our wash. Next day it was folded on our bed ready for the next week. What a treat not to spend time doing laundry while on an extended vacation. The breakfast were some of the best of our entire trip.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

The owner, Eve, made us feel so welcome, almost like we were family. It was our first B&B experience and she spoilt us with her cooking talents and her generosity and she gave us very valuable advice for visiting the area. Would love to return.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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South West England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

Harbourview Lodge is a B and B with a very generous menu, both continental and cooked being provided all inclusive. The room we had was well appointed and had a view of the harbour across the main street. There is a small swimming pool but when we stayed the weather was very cold. However the house and room were lovely and warm and cosy and electric blankets were also available on the beds. Finally the pillows were the most comfortable we had been given throughout a very long trip around the southern hemisphere! There was also very good advice on where to go and a spade to borrow for the trip to Hot Water Beach.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Coalville, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

We stayed couple of nights during our trip from the UK and loved every minute of it. We borrowed a couple of kayaks and paddled around the estuary, followed by a wander around the little shops in the town centre. We also went fishing and sampled some beautiful fresh snapper.
Perfect trip if you want to slow down and get away from it all for a while.
The room was very clean and well stocked with little toiletries and the bed was the very comfy,
Eve and Alan are wonderful hosts, Eve makes a lovely breakfast which we enjoyed while looking at the view through the big windows.
I would recommend this place to all of my friends.

  • Stayed December 2009, 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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Canberra
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

A beautiful B&B with a fabulous host. Excellent all round.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

Eve and Alan were great hosts - very friendly and happy to chat with you over a leisurely breakfast or whilst sipping a beer or Baileys! Loved the whole experience and it was SO nice to have a room on ground level (those narrow stairways play havoc with suitcases). Would definitely stay again and will recommend to all our friends. Well done!

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Colgne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

We stayed at Harbour View Lodge for two nights. Rooms are very clean and furnished beautifully. The host are very friendly and the full cooked breakfast was one of the best during the three weeks we travelled around the north and south island.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Harbour View Lodge

Address: 179 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Tairua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have a purpose built, three-bedroom cedar home. Two rooms are queens and one is super king or twins. Each room is beautifully decorated and includes ensuite. Our guests are treated with a guest lounge that opens onto our tropical garden with pool. Guests dine for breakfast upstairs in our dining room with fabulous views of Tairua Harbour. Our sumptuous breakfasts set you up for the day ahead. ... more   less 
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Harbour View Lodge Tairua, South Pacific - New Zealand

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