The location of the inn can't be faulted--a 5-minute walk to the ferry, and plenty of restaurants/cafes/grocery and wine stores right around the corner. A pleasant respite from Auckland's noise and traffic. Breakfast at the inn is hearty and beautifully prepared; the breakfast room is gracious and elegant. Decor reflects attention to detail. Some cons: there is no telephone in the room, Internet connections are spotty, and there are many stairs to contend with to reach the front door, so beware if you have heavy luggage, because you're carrying your own. In the Devonport room, the bathroom is incredibly small with no storage (and it could use a coat of paint); other rooms seem better equipped. Also be prepared to organized your own excursions of Auckland and the area--this service doesn't seem to be provided. The owner does care about her guests and their comfort, which you certainly don't get in larger, impersonal hotels. For those looking for a more peaceful alternative to Auckland, this is a good choice.…
After arriving in NZ we spent two nights in this lodge. It is a perfect location, quite, close to the city centre and to the beach. The host is really nice and helpful . She offers a really good breakfast.
Judy is a very warm and caring hostess. Very elegant B&B in a great location and with spectacular rooms. All nice, clean and good atmosphere. Friendly in all ways and other guests seemed to appreciate this place also.
Just stayed at The Peace and Plenty and absolutely loved it. The uniqueness of each room, the attention to detail (sherry in each room) Breakfast was high quality and great choice. Would highly recommend staying there rather than Auckland, and it's only a short ferry ride, if you do want to spend time in the city.
We spent one night here. This is an old villa very nicely decorated. I believe it is 100 plus years old. All the decor is in the style of late 1800's to early 1900's. It is an amazing place to stay and the hostess is very gracious and charming. All the rooms have there own on suite. Breakfast is served in the dinning room where you are able to meet the other quests. Beds very comfortable.