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Brighton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This will remain in our memory for a long time. Helen really was a wonderful host and so welcoming. Tea and Coffee making facilities in the lovely room and even a lovely piece of home made cake to have with your drink, which was a lovely touch. The bathroom was also large and it was fabulous having the garden area... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Great experience, exceptional service. Very clean and tidy household. Helen is super sweet, friendly and helpful host. She gave us advice on where to go. Free wifi, tea, coffee and breakfast were all included. Would certainly recommend to anyone!

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Red Deer, Canada
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63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Helen is a most gracious and amiable hostess who went out of her way to assist. A large and spacious home, the guest rooms are lovely with large comfortable beds, breakfast is not to me missed. If you are considering New Plymouth, give "Be My Guest" a real good look.

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. You two were such a joy to have stay and so special of you to share some of your lifes journey with me . Im very priveledged. Hope your stay in NZ is all that you want it to be. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great stay and Helen was a fantastic host. My family and I enjoyed the stay and the fantastic hospitality. We will be back again 😊 Comfortable home and room. Well informed of new plymoth and it's history and avtivitys in the area.

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thanks so much Natasha for taking the time to write a review. Your son Brooklyn is a credit to you. What a courteous polite young man. You were such a lovely family unit and it was a real pleasure to have you stay.Thanks for choosing me. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Lovely stay, with great owner (Helen). About 5 min drive from the center of New Plymouth, not an issue if you have a car. Helens adapts well to all profiles of travelers and is a pleasure to discuss with. A true bed and breakfast.

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helen d, Manager at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Im so fortunate that I have such a variety of guests from all over the world and i learn so much from our discussions so they are very enjoyable for me. Thank you for all the chats and Im so happy that you enjoyes your stay. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

If you want a home away from with a welcoming, thoughtful and cheerful hostess you must go to Helen's B & B. Good location in a quiet residential street. Excellent for visiting the sights of New Plymouth especially the wonderful new Len Lye Centre. Very comfortable beds. Delicious scrambled eggs from Helen's happy hens.

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Wow, thanks you guys for the wonderful words. I dont think of you as guests any more ..youre more like family now and certainly friends too. Ive enjoyed every visit and its been so lovely to get to know you both. I feel very priveleged and so pleased that you chose my B&B. More 

Paihia, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

What a lovely experience staying at Helen,s B+B . We were spoilt , from , fresh baked cakes for our afternoon tea on arrival , super friendly hostess , good advice on where to dine out , a lovely comfy bed , home grown eggs for breaky . It was all so very nice , thankyou Helen . And may... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

How wonderful to have you guys stay and how inspiring was your butterfly garden, I can just imagine the joy it brings you both. Thanks so very much for the seed. I have scattered it in my gully for the hens enjoyment and also in my house garden, My plants that i bought are doing really well so i expect... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This must be the best place to stay at in New Plymouth if not in all of New Zealand. During our 2 weeks in the North Island this was for sure the best place we stayed at and we only stayed at descent ensuit accommodations. Helen is truly amazing, she really makes you feel like home. The house is lovely... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thanks so much you two for taking the time to write such lovely words. Your stay was enjoyable for me also. You were such a pleasure to have and I loved our breakfast conversations. You were so positive and full of energy. Just a joy to have. Thank you for choosing me. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This is really wonderful place to live. Those sentences on the wall are quite encourage me. Helen is a very kind, optimistic, fun and enthusiastic host. She offered a perfect service for us, and take care of us as a friend. Here is more like family. Definitely, we would like to come back again.

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thank you Avril for your lovely words. It was kind of you to take the time. It was a pleasure to have you and Jeff stay with me. Youre a lovely young couple.Thanks also for translating my bathroom sign correctly into chinese. Im glad it made you laugh!!! I hope to see you both again sometime. More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Found by a random search for B&B's in New Plymouth area and was not listed under any B&B group that I saw and boy were we pleased we searched. From arrival we felt like friends as Helen the owner is a vital and friendly lady with lots of interests and travels behind her. This makes for good vibes at breakfast... More 

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helen d, Owner at Be My Guest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely reveiw. You were such an interesting couple to have stay and I really enjoyed our breakfast conversations especially hearing about the digs that you have been on in the UK All the best for your time back there.. And thanks again for introducing your gorgeous friend Cassie... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm friendly welcome awaits you as you step inside our door. Quiet, restful surroundings. Comfortable, elegant guest rooms. Bathrooms with an abundance of thick fluffy towels and exclusive "Lavender Lane" toiletries. We have two guest rooms available. The "Rose Room" situated at street level has a Queen size bed and own ensuite bathroom. Downstairs is the "Magnolia Room" with a King size bed and a single bed.The bathroom is just down the hall and is shared only with your considerate host. Also located downstairs is the Guest Lounge with a flat screen TV, where you can make a tea or coffee and sample some of our complimentary home baking. Or you may wish to enjoy a glass of wine on your private deck overlooking the garden. We are located just 5 minutes drive from the City Centre and are also on the City Link bus route. Local shops are located just a short walk away and include a Dairy, Takeaways, Bakery and Cafe. ... more   less 

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Address: 171 Govett Avenue | Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Number of rooms: 2
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