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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island

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Peter R
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“The only place to stay in Taumarunui!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

Bradley's garden B&B was a delight to stay at. We had just completed the Timber Trail and were exhausted when we arrived at 7pm. Melana Bradley was unfazed by our late arrival and our sudden desire for an evening meal. A wonderful meal arrived within the hour and after a luxurious soak in the private spa pool we slept soundly in the serene peace of the countryside. Birds woke us in the morning and we enjoyed a very welcome cooked breakfast on the terrace overlooking the garden. We strolled around the garden for at least an hour, and were enthralled. The 5 acres have been divided into many discrete areas, each one with a different theme to the others and every area a delight to behold.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished it had been longer than 2 nights. We couldn't fault the amenities provided as the private unit is superbly appointed and maintained to a very high standard. Melana & her husband were extremely helpful in providing local knowledge for our onward cycling trip to New Plymouth; this too we greatly appreciated.
We will certainly be returning!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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margnbob
Auckland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Hospitality Par Excellence”
Reviewed December 26, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

We were looking for a comfortable, well appointed and quiet property where we could really relax. We found it at Bradley's Garden B&B. Set in a 5 acre garden the single unit is supremely comfortable and well appointed with a pleasant rural outlook from the wide verandah. Melana Bradley, who has developed the superb garden over a number of years, is also a marvellous cook, providing delicious breakfasts and dinners for what we felt was very reasonable cost. Highly recommended.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jose M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

What a fantastic place. Beautiful and quiet place. Very well run. You sleep like a log.
Excellent breakfast.

Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sascha S
Poindimié
1 review
“An amazing place to be!”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Absolute relaxation and well-being is what we experienced here. We enjoyed the tranquility of this peaceful place to the full, during a pleasant stroll through the lovely garden or a laid-back spa session.
In the end we would have loved to stay even longer as this place is also a perfect spot for a bunch of activities in the area, like the Tongariro Crossing, a canoe trip on the Whanganui River, mountainbiking on the Timber Trail or the Forgotten World Highway.
So, like we did, you'll have a fabulous time! You won't regret your stay here!

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Hannah V
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Absolute perfection!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had such a wonderful stay at Bradleys garden B&B. Every detail had been taken care of and the spa a real treat. The gardens were a delight to explore. A quiet, peaceful, perfect place to retreat. We'll definitely be back!

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Peter C
Rotorua
1 review
“Generous,spontanious hospitality with beautiful luxurious amenities”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

How we did enjoy our stay at this wonderful retreat!
Having lived in Taumarunui for more than 40 years-grew up there -it was a wonderful surprise to return and to find this piece of Paradise.
EVERTHING JUST PERFECT!
Beautifully furnished,large spacious accommodation,complimented by first class ensuite and kitchen facilities,surrounded by acres of gardens.The results of your endeavours evident everywhere.We will love to return in the Spring/Summer to enjoy the gardens in those seasons.Topping all was your generous spontanious and welcoming hospitality-We will return

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Liked best: The outstanding qualityof the ammenities
Liked least: Cold day
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NZ-john2
New Zealand
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132 reviews
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“This is how it should be done. Tip top!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Travelling through Taumaranui, we came across Bradley's Bed and Breakfast.
How lucky we are.

The one bedroom cottage, is very well appointed, nicely decorated, looks over the hills and a nice orchard teaming with bird life!

It has a spa pool next to it.

The unit is spotless.has wifi and skytv with all channels.
The bed is super comfy.

It looks as if one is the very first guest since it was built.
Breakfast was served in the unit, at a time we requested, and delicious!
We love the welcome beer and small bottle of bubbles.
We felt at home, away from home. Super cozy.

Truly of great standard and actually how it should be done. A superb example of a well run B&B!

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Liked best: The whole experience
Liked least: Can't fault it
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Your age range 50-64
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