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Blackwood House
Ranked #3 of 24 Hamilton B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Last week we went to Hamilton to send our boy to a boarding school. We had to stay there for 4 nights and we made the right decision to stay at the Blackwood House. The property is so beautiful with an impressive landscape and classy decorations. We were impressed with the relaxing atmosphere and the cleanliness of the place. We had two bedrooms, one for us and the other for our son. The bathroom is spacious, very nice and clean. We could not spot any dust! What impressed us most was the great hospitality from Allan and Margaret. Both of them took good care of us and made sure our stay were comfortable. We loved Margaret's cooking sense and our breakfast and dinner were just fabulous. Not only that the food were so delicious but it was so healthy as Margaret made sure all our food were prepared from fresh, organic home grown veggies and quality ingredients. Our breakfast everyday was a real treat! On the last night of our stay we had to host dinner for a group of friends and Allan and Margaret prepared a wonderful dinner which impressed all our guests! We could not think of one thing we did not like so we definitely will come back to stay the next time we visit Hamilton!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Saranya C
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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Welcoming Apichart, Saranya and Ben was the start of a most welcome visit.
Hosting them was a most memorable experience.
Your kind words of appreciation are well received,
We thank you for choosing to come and stay at Blackwood House, you are welcome at any time.
Margaret and Allan

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

First step of wedding anniversary tour in new zealand, Blackwood House was a really nice to stay and Allan and Margaret were pleasant hosts, from our arrival and their warm welcome to their care during our stay.
The house and rooms are large with comfort and tranquility.
Great atmosphere, nice to relax.
Thank you again for your hospitality and definitively we recommend your guesthouse to our friends.
Yves et Dominique

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank prytr3
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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Yves et Dominique, we thank you for your wonderful review.As a much travelled couple, and a senior reviewer, having you write a good positive report of your visit while with Margaret and I at Blackwood House, is very much appreciated.
Suggesting to others to come and visit us is most welcome.
Thank you both once again.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We are locals and had our wedding locally. We wanted the perfect luxury accommodation with rural views, and Blackwood House did not fail us. Allan and Margaret were happy with a pre inspection and we more than accommodating. They are very organized and nothing seemed too much trouble. The house and grounds are amazing, and it is easy to see how one can relax. The breakfast the following morning was to the same high standard and Allan and Margaret are always up for a good conversation. I highly recommend Blackwood House. It is a destination in itself. Thank you

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank M W
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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Having Matt and Melanie choosing to stay at Blackwood House, was our pleasure.
Your glowing review in appreciation is most welcome.
We enjoyed chatting about your BIG day and all that transpired.
Thanks again for the you both electing Blackwood House, you are welcome at any time.
Wishing you well,Margaret and Allan

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had planned a surprise birthday weekend for my wife. She had no idea where we were going, we live in Wellington, or that we were going to spend the weekend at Blackwood House with our family from Auckland and Sydney! Allan and Margaret were "up for the challenge" of hosting 6 adults AND a 1 year old! Not only managing and hosting the surprise, but providing wonderful dinners, breakfasts and even a cake for us all! As well as advising on visits, to such as Hobbiton and coordinating the terrific photographer, Sacha, for the group family photo session. Our hosts could not have done more to make our stay in their beautiful house, with such wonderful grounds more enjoyable. We will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

David it is 'heart warming' to read that we met your expectations.
We thank you for your glowing comments, all of which are very much appreciated by the Blackwood House team.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent one night at Blackwood House, having driven from Auckland after a busy work week. We were instantly transported to a level of peace and relaxation that neither of us had experienced in a very long while. The house and rooms are outstanding and the grounds are incomparably beautiful. We went for a walk around the grounds and into the extended reaches of the property and found it a wonderful and uplifting experience. Margaret and Alan are consummate professionals, knowing precisely when to offer up information and when to leave you in peace. The bed and furnishings are of the highest quality and the sleep in such peaceful surroundings was dreamy and tranquil. The breakfast was a real highlight and we couldn't eat again until late afternoon we were so full. Our only disappointment is that we didn't spend more nights there as was our original intention. We won’t make the same mistake again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DMK274
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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Debra and David, we thank you for your great , encouraging comments of your stay with Margaret and I at Blackwood House.
It truly was a pleasure having you for a brief stay here, we thank you and wish you well.
All the best.
Margaret and Allan

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Blackwood House was a sheer delight and Allan and Margaret were the most incredible hosts, from there warm welcome to there incredible care during our stay.
The house and rooms are exquisite with a lovely sense of comfort and tranquility.
Five star accommodation, food and service that would not dissapoint the most discerning person.
John and Pauline.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank John H
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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

John & Pauline, we thank you , it was our pleasure to meet and greet travellers from Auckland, who seek time away from the big city.
It is heart warming to read that we met with your expectations, we look forward to offering you and others great hospitality here at Blackwood House, always.
Thanking you both once again,
Allan & Margaret Fitzgerald

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Blackwood House was a joy from the time we turned in the gate. The graceful drive was flanked shoulder to shoulder by camelias in full bloom. I was at home with a gardener. The view of the countryside opened up as we made our way to the house. It is a large house tastefully decorated with antiques and at the same time has the efficiency of modern technology e.g. electronic light switches and sun shade over our bedroom window. On arrival we were treated to afternoon tea prepared beautifully by Margaret - right down to the pretty blue linen table napkins. Our room was spacious and secluded - and very very comfortable. We wanted for nothing. Breakfast was more of the same - delicious food, warm and comfortable surroundings and good company. If we didn't have a plane to catch, we could have settled in for days! Thank you Allan and Margaret for making our trip to the Waikato so memorable. Sue & Tony.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sue H
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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you Sue and Tony for taking the time, to write your most positive review.
It truly was our pleasure to meet you and to provide you with hospitality that you appreciated.
We wish you well, thanking you again, Allan & Margaret

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Address: 557a Pencarrow Road | R.d.3, Hamilton 3283, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Hamilton
Price Range: $203 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blackwood House,accepts Visa and Mastercard (online and in-house) Blackwood House is an 'American Arts and Crafts' home set on 30 acres of sprawling rolling Waikato farmland.Walk about the property with its large established trees and fine pastures, New Zealand's Waikato is famous for.Enjoy the gardens and lawns about the home while staying with Margaret and Allan.Total privacy can be for you to relax.Enjoy Margaret's food both on arrival and with your choice of breakfasts daily. Dinners can be requested, but incur additional costs.With the close proximity to Cambridge and Hamilton, Blackwood House is very central, for visiting the fine horse studs, the Hobbiton film set .Sanctuary Mountain at Maungatautari,Hamilton Gardens, Raglan's surf beach ,the fabulous Waitomo Caves. We always suggest visiting Mount Maunganui for N.Z.'s best beach & mount walks.If you seek tranquillity, great hospitality, then seriously consider Margaret and Allan's options, we will endeavour to make your visit both enjoyable and memorable always.. ... more   less 
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