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“Great B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auckland Birdwood House B&B

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Auckland Birdwood House B&B
Certificate of Excellence
Launceston, Australia
1 review
“Great B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I have just returned from staying at Birdwood House B&B. Barbie and David are super hosts. The room was outstanding cleaned and serviced every day. The breakfast was supberb, with great attention to detail. It is close to public transport and walking distance to shops, and places to eat.
After having a breakfast made by Barbie you need to do some walking because you can't stop eating the fabulous food.

I was on my own and Barbie even offered to do some washing for me. I would highly recommend Birdwood House to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank 665scottt
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Dave&Barbie, Owner at Auckland Birdwood House B&B, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
So glad we were able to help you enjoy your B&B experience with us. Thanks for your kind words.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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East Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

It would be hard to beat this B & B for many reasons.

It is an oasis of calm, yet close to the City of Auckland and the attractions north of Auckland.

The attention to detail to make one's stay enjoyable is what makes it such a good experience. Barbie put flowers in our room and flew the British flag to welcome us, as well as informing us that we were welcome to use the stylish and comfy guest lounge and help ourselves to Port and chocolates in addition to tea and coffee, both there and in our own room! Nothing seemed too much trouble for Barbie and David from dealing with our unexpectedly early arrival to helping us with tourist advice and routes.

We stayed in the stylish yet homely Kereru room and were instantly impressed by the canopy of trees that surround the building, enabling us to watch and hear the birds. The room was well-lit, the bed very comfortable and a small fridge was provided.The high quality en-suite bathroom had a very modern walk-in shower with plenty of pressure.

The breakfasts were something else. Barbie provided high quality yogurt with fruit puree, cereals, fresh fruits, home-made croissants, home-made jams and marmalades, a variety of fresh juices and full cooked breakfasts, all beautifully prepared and presented. All this on a beautifully laid candle-lit table and efficient, but non-obtrusive service.

We would not hesitate to recommend this B & B and wish we could return.

Room Tip: If you like birdwatching, and being close to nature the Kerelu room is ideal.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank musicmonkey1
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Dave&Barbie, Owner at Auckland Birdwood House B&B, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We were overwhelmed. It gives us great pleasure to make our guests' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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Co.Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

We stayed one night at the B&B and were very impressed with the quality of the greeting (including the flying of our national flag outside) from Barbie and Dave and with the quality of the accommodation.

Breakfast was superb and very wholesome.

Overall, I would have no hesitation in recommending this B&B.

I can't give a meaningful view on "location" in terms of exploring Auckland or it's environs since we chose this B&B for proximity to the airport because we had a lunchtime flight the next day - the location proved to be most satisfactory from that point of view.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank daoshaug
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Dave&Barbie, Owner at Auckland Birdwood House B&B, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your recommendation. Being made to feel "at home" is part of the service we like to offer as a B&B.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We just left Barbie and David yesterday morning. What a beautiful bed and breakfast. The food was delicious and our hosts were unbelievably gracious, and their home was gorgeous. We highly recommend staying there. You will not be disappointed.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan B
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Dave&Barbie, Owner at Auckland Birdwood House B&B, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Thank you for your very kind review. We pride ourselves on going out of our way to give our overseas guests a taste of the best NZ cuisine, and to offer practical advice on travel and sight--seeing in our area.
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Its is a beautiful house decorated with the best taste by their wonderful hosts, Barbie and David. The rooms are very spacious, comfortable and beautiful. The bathroom is spotless and spacious with a nice shower. Even the towels are heated. The breakfasts were delicious banquetes. The Birdwood house is conveniently located in a nice residential area not too far not too close to the noisy city.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mendietan
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Dave&Barbie, Owner at Auckland Birdwood House B&B, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thank you for your helpful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Comfortable beds, clean facilities, and a bountiful breakfast is what we believe a B&B should be all about!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Thank you Barbie and David for a wonderful, relaxing stay following our wedding in Melbourne. The breakfasts were incredible, and we felt very well looked after. The room we stayed in was lovely - you have thought of everything! The little bottle of port and the chocolates were my favorite touch. If we are ever back this way again we will be coming straight to you!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank caityispeaches
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Thank you Barbie and David for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. Everything was done to a high standard, decorated with beautiful art. As we are in the same business we have a good idea what makes a good Bed and Breakfast, you were perfect hosts. We stayed in the Kereru room, it was spacious very comfortable with en-suite. The breakfast table was layed fit for a queen, we choose the continental breakfast which was lovely. We would highly recommend this place to stay . We will be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Villaheights
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Property: Auckland Birdwood House B&B
Address: 12a Moore Street, North Shore City 0627, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > North Shore City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in North Shore City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Birdwood House is located in the North Shore suburb of Hillcrest, 15 minutes from Auckland CBD. Enjoy our recently restored colonial farmhouse-style villa, wrapped with verandas and surrounded by native bush with mature trees on one side and a courtyard on the other. Featuring the very best of old and new, you can expect beautifully appointed rooms with quality linen, and a superb two-course breakfast. 25+ Restaurants 10-15 mins walk away. ... more   less 
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