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Shailers Bed & Breakfast

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1447 Kakaramea Road | RD 10, Hamilton 3290, New Zealand
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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights in April 2016. We were in the deluxe room and it was very nice with an en-suite bathroom. Breakfast (and the breakfast choices) was outstanding!. We found it to be a nice central place from which to visit Raglan, Hamilton Gardens, Maungatautari bird sanctuary, Rotorua (including the Tamaki Cultural Village), and the LDS temple in... More 

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Marcus and Gayle, Great to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We appreciate it and we are glad to hear you found your stay at Shailers Bed and Breakfast convenient and enjoyable. Spring is not far away and our first cow calved yesterday so the farm will be very busy for... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Charlie and Dianna are genuinely nice. Dianne is an excellent cook and the meals served are generous. Do eat in at Shailers, give it a try on your first night (I did that and then told Dianne I'll be having Dinner for the rest of my stay). Charlie is always willing to share his local knowledge. When I told him... More 

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Greetings from Shailers. Thank you so much for placing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and especially glad you enjoyed the scenic route to Taupo. New Zealand really is a beautiful country. We just took a 4 day break and drove around the East Cape staying one night in Rotorua, two nights in Gisborne and... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We have travelled all over the world and stayed at many B and B establishments, without a doubt Shailers was the best ever. The owners were very friendly, full of local information. The evening dinners were superb, home grown fruits and vegetables. Beautiful surroundings and very quiet. If we were to go back to New Zealand, we would make a... More 

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What can we say.....THANK YOU! ..... we are honoured to be classified the best. We certainly enjoy doing what we are doing and we love meeting people just like you. So thank you for choosing to stay at Shailers Bed and Breakfast and we would be delighted to have you return....where ever you travel in the future we wish you... More 

Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Altogether an excellent stay with two brilliant people. Tip top! We could not have asked for a warmer welcome and to be so well looked after. The room was very clean and comfortable and had excellent facilities. The catering was delicious. We thoroughly recommend Shailers.

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello again, Thank you so much for placing your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we hope you may make it back here again. Best wishes, Charlie and Dianna More 

Lovettsville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

One of the best accommodations/ farm stays on the north island. Diana and Charlie are true kiwi's. Great hosts. Very nice dairy farm. Very knowledgeable about their great country. Charlie gives a excellent tour of his farm and others nearby with his RTV.

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi there, Great to have your review, thanks so much for taking the time..... if ever you are in our neck of the woods we would love to see you again, the coffee maker is always on call... Cheers from Charlie and Dianna More 

Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If want you want gracious and warm hosts, beautiful landscapes, comfortable and welcoming accommodations and a chance to immerse yourself in the real New Zealand, then an extended stay at Shailers (one night is simply not enough, we stayed for 4 and still didn't want to leave) then this will be the highlight of your trip. We immediately felt like... More 

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi from Shailers, we are flattered......thanks so much, we really do appreciate you placing a review as this will help prospective guests make their choice of where to stay. The truth is if our guests stay longer we get the opportunity to get to know them better and it is so much better for us. People, people, people.....it is all... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Charlie and Diane were wonderful hosts. The cooking was amazing. Their garden was beautiful. Our bed was super comfortable and the room was spotless. We had a fabulous time and it was the perfect home base for exploring other areas in New Zealand.

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Greetings from Charlie and Dianna, thanks so much for placing a review......if we remember correctly you really did some exploring....hope to see you again in New Zealand. Save travels More 

virginia
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed for just one night in mid December, but it was long enough to know that Dianna and Charlie treat their guests with genuine warmth and attentiveness. Upon our arrival Dianna served us tea, juice and cake on the patio patio just outside our room, which was clean and comfortable. Breakfast, including a superb fruit cup,... More 

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Greetings from Charlie and Dianna, Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us at Shailers Bed and Breakfast. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to support us by placing a review. We wish you a prosperous 2016 and happy traveling. Best wishes. More 

Beijing, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

So grateful to have Dianna and Charlie as our host! You two have surely created a marvelous experience for us all during our stay at your place. We stayed here with our friends Karen and Ling, and four of us have been very well taken care of and couldn't be more comfortable in such a warm house with such an... More 

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Greetings Peter from Shailers. Thank you so much for submitting a very informative review. It was a great pleasure for us to have you stay and show you around our farm. Just one small correction that the sheep you have referred to are actually goats :) At the time of your visit there were 700 in the raising barn. 500... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We stayed at Shailers right after flying to NZ and it certainly made a perfect start to our vacation. The room was spotlessly clean and the food was spectacular. We had dinner in Shailers one night and the mussels were the best we had ever had. We dined at the deck overlooking the garden, a perfect setting for meals regardless... More 

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ShailersBnB, Owner at Shailers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Yes, it is hard to find better Mussels than the New Zealand Green Mussels. We are so glad you enjoyed them and your total experience at Shailers. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it and we wish you happy travels in 2016. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shailer homestead is a 90 minutes drive south of Auckland International Airport. It is situated on State Highway 39 which connects directly to highway 1 at the south end on Ngaruawahia and is en-route to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Hamilton City is just a 12 minute drive from Shailers which is internationally renowned for its themed gardens and many restaurants. Your hosts Charlie & Dianna Shailer offer a luxurious home-stay and tours of their four hundred cow dairy farm which is now managed by their son. The distinctive and beautiful Pirongia Mountain is the backdrop to their picturesque 128 hectare (318 acres) property. Mount Pirongia offers a variety of tracks for all levels of fitness. The quaint seaside village of Raglan on the west coast offers surfers the challenge of a left-hand surf break and is only 40 minutes drive from Shailers. Shailers is also 10 minutes drive to Vilagrad Winery, 15 minutes to the Mystery Creek event centre, 60 minutes to Hobbiton and less than 90 minutes to the thermal capital of the world, Rotorua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shailers Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1447 Kakaramea Road | RD 10, Hamilton 3290, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Price Range: $77 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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