It was my first trip to New Zealand and I have found heartfelt Kiwi hospitality in this B & B.
I believe if there is important thing to share about this B & B on top of its beautiful pictures posted by anyone else here, it should be Christine and Anthony's warm personalities and great services.
The facilities -- clean, comfortable and beautiful rooms, air-conditioned, each with ensuite bathroom, NZ made toiletries, chandelier and fireplace in living rooms, wifi, bedwarmer, green and well maintained gardens with lovely daisy every where, and yes, the fresh air and lovely bird singing every morning too.
Every morning my breakfast was hearty yet perfect, with freshly baked croissants, eggs, home-made muesli, jams, toasts, NZ comb honey (nice!) on blue-and-white english dinnerware -- lovely. Definitely worth staying with truly heartwarming experience of Auckland lifestyle.
Location-wise, it is 15 mins from Auckland city centre by Britomart (Bus services) with friendly bus drivers providing change even though you do not have exact amount. Mount Eden is nearby, at the top you could view unblocked scenery of Auckland city (Skytower, Devonport, Mt. Rangitoto, etc). Popular eateries are nearby (Molten, Fraser, De Post Belgian Cafe) and were crowded with people on weekends.
I travel mostly for work hence accustomed to hotels. Even though this time I travelled for leisure, instead of being awkward, I had experienced truly heartwarming accommodation in Auckland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A delightful boutique Bed & Breakfast in a central leafy Auckland suburb. Each room is decorated with tasteful furnishings and luxurious linen. Guests have access to a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars, all within a five minute walk. Guests can relax on the deck overlooking the garden. A truly tranquil and gracious home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eden Villa Bed & Breakfast Auckland, New Zealand