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

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eddieandc...
S. Lincolnshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very special place”
Reviewed February 10, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Bradley's Garden is a piece of heaven on earth. We loved everything about it. Melana handled everything with calm efficiency and nothing was too much trouble. She deservedly gets all the best reviews

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Liked best: Relaxing environment and top notch service
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Feb 11, 2016
Such a pleasure having you stay...thanks so much and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay here in NZ
Kind regards
Melana
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Mark F
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Its the little things that make it special”
Reviewed November 21, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Our wonderful accommodation at Bradleys Gardens was amazing and we were looked after by Melana who was just the BEST host. This place is a true hidden piece of paradise that we were fortunate to discover. It is well worth the little diversion off the beaten track and I highly recommend even visiting the gardens if you are passing through Taumarunui.
The accommodation was very well presented with everything spotless. Melana was very well organised and meals were always available as scheduled. The room was tidied while we were out and we came back to a nice presented cottage.
There were little things like the complimentary drinks, the chocolates, the cakes, the information about activities, and the interest shown in us, which made it all so special.

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Liked best: Everything! Cottage, Gardens, breakfast, and more!
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Feb 11, 2016
Thanks so much Mark...you made my day!
melana
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Vicky V
Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tranquil Paradise”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

WOW! what a wonderful place, Melana has thought of everything even a slice of freshly made chocolate cake awaiting in the kitchen. The property has immaculately groomed gardens and the room is faultless from its beautiful decor to the 5 star linen nothing has been forgotten in this little slice of tranquil paradise.
I can easily say its the most wonderful place i have stayed and would highly recommend traveling out of your way to stay at Bradley's B&B. Perfection!
Thankyou

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Liked best: the whole experience
Liked least: there was nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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kowhai78
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home away from home”
Reviewed May 14, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

What a great place to stay! Extremely comfortable, beautiful furnishings, very tidy, gracious hostess with enviable attention to detail, beautiful surrounds, and AMAZING breakfast.Thanks, Melana!

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Skye R
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Escapism at its best”
Reviewed December 4, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Melena is such a wonderful host she is so thoughtful ! Everything is perfect in the cottage and garden , we had the most relaxing peaceful time out can't wait to return! Thank you

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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klausundj...
Germany
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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
Level 1 Contributor
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.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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