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“Fantastic Hosts - Superb B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast

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Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 54 Auckland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hosts - Superb B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Bart and Therese were the perfect hosts for our last night/day in New Zealand. Bart picked us up from the airport and was kind enough to give us a a short driving tour of Auckland on the way to the B&B. When we arrived, they greeted us with champagne (we were celebrating our honeymoon). They provided great advice on places to eat for dinner and things to explore in Auckland for the last day of our honeymoon. The rooms were very spacious and cozy - I must add incredibly clean! Breakfast the next morning was fantastic - we both had Therese's Famous Flemish French Toast made to order! We enjoyed sitting outside on their patio and taking in a beautiful view of downtown Auckland before our flight that evening. There are just not enough nice things to say about this very beautiful B&B and the generous and kind Kiwi hosts! Thank you for making our honeymoon very memorable and special :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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OnsTres, Owner at Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Beckatherine,
You were a darling couple and we very much enjoyed hosting you ! Thank you again for the detailed and flattering review.
Our very best wishes for your future together and come again to celebrate your anniversary !
With love from Therese & Bart
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Umberleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This little gem in the suburbs is well worth a visit if spending some time in Auckland.
Bart & Therese are superb hosts, their service & apartments are second to none & nothing was too much trouble. The pick up & drop off to the Airport was a Bonus.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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OnsTres, Owner at Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Patrick,
It was such a pleasure to meet you and your lovely wife, and thank you again for taking the time to write a review. Best wishes ! Therese & Bart
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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

What can I say...it was a perfect beginning and end to our first trip to NZ. We stayed the first two and last two nights of our 2 week trip. We have stayed at many BB, but we (our 20 yr old daughter was with us) have to stay this is one of the best ever! Bart and Therese were extremely helpful and went what we consider far beyond what was expected. Bart dropped us off at Avis when we left for our rental car, and when we dropped off our car at the end of the trip he surprised us with his eternal happy smile at the car drop to bring us back "home". "Home" is what we call Ascot Parnell because that is what it felt like. They invited us to celebrate the New Year with a few of their friends and it was awesome!! We definitely will be back. Our entire family feel we have friends now in NZ!

Room Tip: We had both the garden and harbor view. Both were perfect for our family, although the harbor view...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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OnsTres, Owner at Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Lydia,
I have already sent you a private thank-you-note weeks ago, but for the record wanted to Thank you again for voting us Best B & B ! You and your family are absolute darlings and we wish we could keep you here permanently ! Hope all is well in Minnesota. We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Lots of love and best wishes from Therese & Bart and da boys !
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Bart & Therese certain made us welcome for our 3 night stay in November. Bart even turned up at the airport to great us (unexpected) and guide us to their unit in Parnell! Very helpful! Everything was as expected and both Bart & Therese were helpful with any questions we had. The unit is in a delightful suburb close to the city - easy walk to restaurants in Parnell village. Delicious breakfasts and off street parking a definite bonus.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ydnew65
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OnsTres, Owner at Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear guests from Brisbane,
Sorry for the late response to your review, but just wanted to thank you very much for taking the time, and for the 10 out of 10 score ! We are glad you had a memorable stay and look forward to your next trip. Best wishes and kind regards, Therese & Bart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

when I think of Bart, Therese, and the 2 Saloukis!
We recently returned from 3 weeks in New Zealand and of our 9 accommodations Ascot Parnell was where we felt most taken care of and at home. Nothing is beyond their roles as hosts. They even interceded on our behalf as we had an pending issue with our next accommodation. Bart and Therese truly wanted us to be comfortable and stress free. As we travelled through their country we kept reflecting on our time with them in Auckland. Nothing could compare! Looking forward to the day when we can return to this treasure. Impeccable B and B, efficient service, friendliest airport meet and greet one and wonderful, dedicated owners!

Room Tip: Harbour view room also has view over pool
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank stonewell
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OnsTres, Owner at Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Darling Stonewell,
I already sent you a private Thank-You-note weeks ago, but wanted to post a reply anyway. So again a HUGE thank you for the praising review. You guys are wonderful and it makes us happy that the thought of us and our 2 Salukis brings a smile to your face - what more can we ask for ! Spread the word. With lots of love and woof woof from the boys. Therese & Bart
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed with Therese and Bart for three nights and wish we could have stayed all week. Wonderful, caring, gracious hosts. They were a great help to our maximizing our time in Auckland and New Zealand. Ascott Parnell is VERY comfortable, great location and fabulous breakfasts too! Nice neighborhood, good transportation to downtown (although an easy walk), with good choices for restaurants in the neighborhood. Cannot say enough about Therese and Bart-they will make sure your time in Auckland is memorable! They helped us plan our trip to Bay of Islands recommending both a great place to stay (Bed of Roses B&B in Keri Keri)) and a sail boat cruise out of Pahia which were great (subject of other reviews). We travel extensively and this is by far the best B&B experience we have every had.

Room Tip: Book the Harbor view suite.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank FJMBRM
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OnsTres, Owner at Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for giving us 10 out of 10 - and for voting our Harbor-View Suite the best in the house ! With it's large space of 700 sq. feet it is indeed a relaxing retreat and we are pleased you enjoyed it so much. Auckland has so many great choices you can easily stay a week : from tropical islands, Kauri rainforests and wonderful beaches, but also a great variety of cultural events, fabulous restaurants and concerts. One week would not even be enough to enjoy it all, so hopefully on your next visit you can stay a little longer. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014 ! Affectionately, Therese & Bart
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

The perfect introduction to New Zealand! Bart and Therese couldn't have been more fun and helpful, as we prepared for a 4 week visit to this truly beautiful country. They answered all of our questions about customs and culture and practices, and we had several lively and wonderful conversations. The accomodations are truly lovely. We felt like we were in the home of very good friends.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Number26
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OnsTres, Owner at Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Hello lovely guests ! We feel honored you call us 'New Zealand's Best", after traveling 4 weeks in our beautiful country - thank you so much for taking the time to write. Bart and I truly enjoyed your company, together with your friends D. & C. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2014. Warm regards, Therese & Bart
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Property: Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Address: 32 St Stephens Avenue | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ascot Parnell Boutique Bed and Breakfast 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming b&b accommodation in a garden setting with city-skyline & harbour-views. A tranquil oasis with all Auckland attractions in easy walking distance. Spacious suites, personal service, Airport meet and greet, free-WiFi & free secure parking.Our B&B is the most centrally located Luxury Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Auckland. If you are here for holidays, a quiet getaway or on business, we offer the perfect relaxed place to stay in historic Parnell Village; located just 1 km next to downtown Auckland. Our contemporary home offers lodging in three spacious, thoughtfully furnished suites, each with a luxurious marble bathroom, all have either garden- or harbour-views, air-conditioning and iPod/iPad-dock. Guests can relax in the spacious guest-lounge or on the sunny-balcony with city sky-line and harbor-views. Sumptuous gourmet breakfasts are served by your hosts. You do not need to rent a car while staying here as everything is at your doorstep.Parnell Village with 50plus restaurants, The Parnell Rose Gardens, Vector Arena and The Auckland Museum are all within a 10 minute walk. ... more   less 
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