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“Amazing stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bellbird Lodge

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Bellbird Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Kaiteriteri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
“Amazing stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed at this incredible B&B for 3 nights in April 2012. We would have stayed longer just for the B&B since it was one of the highlights of our trip. We were greeted with a platter of food, wine, and a warm welcome as though we were visiting close friends. The room we stayed in had an amazing view with large windows and a sliding door to a private deck overlooking the hillside and ocean. Anthea and Brian helped us with our travel plans, answered our many questions about the area and birds, turned our bed down each night with a homemade chocolate, and helped us with our laundry. We still dream about the snacks and breakfasts we had there. So much thought and attention was put into every detail of the stay. The price of this B&B was a splurge for us, but had been recommended to us by friends. It was worth every penny and we would stay there again in a heart beat! We also appreciated that Anthea and Brian e-mailed us prior to our visit to coordinate a kayak tour and then booked it for us.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We spent a night here on our way through to the Abel Tasman for our honeymoon. Brian and Anthea were so welcoming and spoilt us with a platter on arrival, chocolates in the room, homemade brownie, and a delicious cooked breakfast the next morning. They were so kind and thoughtful and even bought us a bottle of bubbles to congratulate us! Room was beautifully presented with views out to stunning Kaiteriteri beach (2 min drive away). We would have no hesitation recommending Bellbird Lodge!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We had such a good time at the Bellbird lodge. The owner, Anthea and Brian, have been so nice with us than they made us feel that we were part of the family! They gave us all the necessary information to visit the Abel Tasman National park or to go to the restaurants nearby. The breakfasts we had were just delicious and the house is really well situated with a perfect view on the sea. Unfortunately we stayed only two weeks at the Bellbird Lodge on our honeymoon but it was for sure the best B&B that we had in New Zealand on the 3 weeks we spent there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

"Unfortunately" we were at Bellbird Lodge for only 2 nights during our NZ honeymoon but they were enough to appreciate the incredible hospitality coming from Anthea and Brian. They did everything possible to make you feel like at your home: they provided to us all the needed information for visiting Abel Tasman National park and also for other beatiful places and experiences that you can try in NZ and Fiji too....
If you are planning to visit NZ don't forget to stay at Bellbird otherwise you will lose a great occasion to taste NZ hospitality and Anthea's breakfast too....
We will hope to come back to Bellbird....
Best wishes
Marco & Cristina

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Monchengladbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Bellbird Lodge is located within walking distance (20') to the beach and offers beautiful views from its romantic garden. Our room and bathroom were first-class, very cosy and luxurious. And we had our own private terrace overlooking the sea. Our hosts, Anthea and Brian, did everything, and I mean everything, to make us enjoy our stay. They are very generous hosts and Anthea is a brilliant cook. Forget about all the cooked breakfasts you have had so far- her breakfast excels them all. And don't miss her apéritif invitation before dinner - maybe you don't want to have dinner out after that! If you do, however, you might even get a lift in Brian's car.
We had a great time in this fantastic 5-star B&B, like staying with friends!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mogadore, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying for 3 nights at the Bellbird Lodge while visiting in the Abel Tasman area. Anthea and Brian are wonderful hosts, warm, friendly and helpful with ideas for touring the area. Anthea is a gourmet cook, serving us lovely breakfasts, including wonderful crossaints! Homemade cookies and candies were a delight to find every day in our room. The lodge sits high overlooking the Sea and provides great views of the area. All in all a wonderful place and definitely one of our favorites!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Giessen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

From all the guesthouses we stayed in during our trip through New Zealand we had 2 that were really outstanding in many regards, hospitality, service, food...Bellbird Lodge and Anthea and Brian as our hosts for sure were one of the two outstanding ones. I can only repeat what others already said, nothing was too much troube, we got delicious food, had two thoughtful hosts and on top of all of it, Bellbird Lodge offers a splendid view. Sabine & Matthias

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Bellbird Lodge
Address: Kaiteriteri--Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri, | RD2, Motueka, 7197, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Kaiteriteri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Kaiteriteri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bellbird Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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