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

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klausundj...
Germany
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place To Stay At”
Reviewed November 17, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Melana is a very accomodating hostess.
Every day a new goodies Fond their way into the room.
The room, kitchen and bathroom were impeccable and cleaned daily.
Breakfast was done as we liked it and it was tasty as well.
The Location with its gardens is very quiet and has fantastic views into
the surrounding hills.
Would come back anytime. Next Time Melana would have to care of the weather as well .
Thanks a lot for your hospitability.

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Burragal
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfection is the only word to describe it.”
Reviewed November 9, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

What a perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge. From the moment of our arrival, throughout our 2 day stay, and even to the moment of departure we experienced perfection everywhere at this elegant, private B&B. The self contained cottage, just five minutes drive from Taumaranui township, is beautifully appointed with a spacious bedroom / living area, ensuite bathroom, and fully equipped kitchen. Outside, the deck overlooking a corner of the extensive (and gorgeous) gardens provides a quiet and sheltered outdoor space from which to enjoy the various birdsong and peacefulness on sunny afternoon. The little unexpected touches provided by Melana throughout our stay just added to the perfection - the chocolates each day by the bed, the little sweet treats (cake) found under the glass bell cover in the kitchen, the beer and bottle of bubbles in the fridge, the fresh flowers in vases in the kitchen and on the occasional table on the deck. A relax in the private spa was the perfect way to end each day, and as if all this wasn't enough, Melana is a BRILLIANT cook - the breakfasts were...mm..mmmmm!! Couldn't recommend this gorgeous B&B enough and am already looking for an excuse to book in for another visit.....then again, why do I need to find an excuse - staying here is the best excuse we need. Both my husband and I were sorry to leave, but left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you Melana. Hope to join you again some time soon.

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Liked best: Everything - couldn't be faulted
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed November 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Chris M
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“What a find!”
Reviewed November 1, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We arrived to home made chocolate cake with our afternoon tea on the balcony of this beautifully appointed suite, then walked through the magnificent garden it overlooked. After coming back from dinner we enjoyed a hot spa bath before sleeping so comfortably. Then a superb breakfast. What a find! We cannot recommend this place highly enough.
John and Chris

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171janei
Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A comfortable, well-appointed cottage in a glorious garden”
Reviewed October 15, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We very much enjoyed staying in Bradleys Garden cottage. The cottage is meticulously cared for and comfortable and overlooks the most beautiful garden-it's worth staying there just to be able to walk through the many garden 'rooms' and enjoy all the work Melana and her husband Simon have put into making Bradley's Garden a very special place.
We had travelled the Forgotten World Highway and it was a pleasure to have somewhere so nice to stay just out of the town of Taumarunui.

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Liked best: Gorgeous comfortable bed; beautiful garden
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: Restful environment
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tripleJJJ...
Rotorua
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3 reviews
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“Best accommodation in Taumaranui”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

If you need a place to stay in Taumaranui look no further. This place is absolutely delightful. I stayed one night on a work road trip arriving late and leaving early the next day but wish I could have stayed longer. The host was very friendly and great communication. The accommodation had beautiful decor and the setting was very private. This is now my home away from home for my next trip - will have to bring the wife next time to show off. Thanks for making my stay away as comfortable as ever. Oh and the bed was so comfy I am getting one the same for home. Cheers

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