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Mission B & B on the Avenue
Ranked #8 of 41 Napier B&B and Inns
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Northland
1 review
“Home away from Home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

Tony & I so enjoyed our stay (and breakfast)! Our room had it's own on -suite. Our bed was comfortable. The decor was tasteful.
Mission B & B was handy to all our planned activities in Napier.
We were made to feel very welcome by Simon & Wendy. Their knowledge of what Napier & surrounding districts had to offer a visitor was very helpful.
Yes! We would highly recommend staying at Mission B&B on the Avenue!! Maria Edwards

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2011

I recently stayed here with my wife and our five-year-old son. From the moment we arrived, we were thrilled. Robert and Wendy were so warm and welcoming that we immediately felt like we had arrived at a friend's home. Our son was completely taken with them, wanting them to spend each day with him.

The lodging was excellent. The beds were comfortable, the shower and bath were great. There is a large living room with a fireplace, and an enormous home theater system with all the channels you could hope for.

Each morning Robert cooked us a breakfast that was large and luxurious. He cooks an omelet which should not be missed. Wendy makes a muesli mix which is exceptional. The coffee is great. The bacon is some of the finest I have eaten. Breakfast is, you may have guessed, very enjoyable. He and Wendy spent enormous amounts of time talking with us, making recommendations, explaining things, helping us to find the best things in the area.

Robert is an expert on wine, and knows the area vineyards very well. When it rained, he led us to the local aquatic center, which we enjoyed greatly.

Everything here was a joy and a pleasure. We shall be returning.

www.riderbymyside.com

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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bver88, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, May 6, 2011
Wendy & I thank you for your recent stay and lovely review. What a pleasure for us hosting such an interesting and delightful family. The morning discussions round the breakfast table were wide ranging and terrific! Wishing you safe travels and looking forward to your return to Mission B&B on the Avenue, Napier's premier wine themed B&B in sunny Hawkes Bay wine country.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2011

My family and I recently stayed a night at the very comfortable and well located Mission B&B in Taradale. Host, Robert Simon is a national treasure and should be engaged by Tourism NZ to run hospitality courses. He is a raconteur (in English and Cantonese), wine and music buff and a top chef. He cooks a mean and generous breakfast that sees you right for the day.
5-stars and 2-thumbs up!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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bver88, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, April 23, 2011
Many thanks for the 'vote of confidence'!!! Wendy and I loved having you and the whole family with us on your all too short visit. Please return to us VERY soon & for a longer stay!
I liked the bit about NZ Tourism authorities, Soe......... In my dreams, maybe!!!
"chock dee na khrap" from RS & W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2011

Simon and Wendy are great welcoming hosts and we'll definitely be back if we're in the area again. The cooked breakfast and fresh fruit was fantastic, the wine and crackers (aka 'Fives-ies in the evening) were great and the restaurant they recommended was amazing and really added a special touch to our stay. Often hospitality is about the little things and these guys have nailed it.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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bver88, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
Wendy & I both thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Twas a great pleasure hosting fellow 'foodies' and vinophiles. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again in the near future. cheers! RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2011

Simon and Wendy were full of local knowledge for places to eat out, places to see and "must do" vineyards. The omelettes for breakfast were amazing. We really enjoyed our two nights there. Both restaurants they recommended were fantastic. Will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed March 2011
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bver88, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us as much as we did hosting you . Great positive vibes and the craic was mighty in our home during your stay, A & T. We hope to see you again soon. safe journey home from RS & W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2011

a great place to stay especially if your interested in wine. Simon and Wendy go the 'extra mile' to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They have a lot of local knowledge which they are happy to give and if Simon doesn't know something he always knows someone who does. The little extra touches like the welcoming platter with wine and the offer of lifts make the difference from the usual and for a fun day out join one of Simon's wine tours which are interesting and informative.
Adrian Butler

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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bver88, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, March 21, 2011
Many thanks for the lovely sentiments expressed, and appreciation for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. It makes all our endeavors worthwhile when we read a positive review like yours. We hope you will grace our shores again and visit sunny Hawkes Bay soon, so we can explore even more of the wonderful local wine and food scene. cheers, RS &W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

Well. it was just a lucky draw, but we had a great stay at the Mission B&B in Napier. Nice warm hosts. Only 250 meters away from the gate to the eldest winery of New Zealand, as we learned. Nice walk, great food and wining.
The B&B itseslf, cool rooms, nice beds, great breakfast and real amazing garden. We felt at home, andy pity for us we already planned the next stop, we could have stayed for days more.
Also Napier (a mere six minutes drive) was a good and refreshing surpirse. Really awfull art deco. Street full of it. Ans nice lectures and walks too. Plus a beach, parks etc
So far the best surpise of the northern island.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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bver88, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, January 31, 2011
Thank you L&F for the HUGE vote of confidence and TERRIFIC review! It was a GREAT pleasure hosting you on during the all too short 2 days you had planned for the NAPIER part of your journey around our country. We too felt lucky when you stopped here with us! We also wished you could have stayed longer. Please RETURN to us so we can introduce even MORE top dining places and points of interest. Hawkes Bay is a world class wine & food region, little known by Europeans, and you barely scratched the surface. A warm welcome awaits. cheers!
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Additional Information about Mission B & B on the Avenue

Property: Mission B & B on the Avenue
Address: 140 Avenue Road | (Mission end), Napier 4112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Welcome to NAPIER, New Zealand's ART DECO CITY * Bed & delicious home catered breakfast. * Owner / hosts on site for a very special level of service: Robert Simon, foodie & wine tour guide & Wendy: design artist, eldercare specialist & 4th generation Napierite. * Luxury home in dress circle Mission Quarter of Napier City is 250m to gates of country's oldest winery, Mission Estate (1851), an easy walk to fine dining 7 days a week lunch & dinner. * Boutique 3 unit accommodation in quiet private & secluded family home. * #1 Napier & HB region B&B.... 2013 - present on Trip Advisor: Certificate of Excellence & Hall of Fame award recipient. * FREE WiFi. * FREE offstreet parking. * FREE laundry on site. * Free his n hers bike loan. * NO STEPS! Comfort & Style on one level for easy access & welcome to guests of all ages. * ENSUITE or Private bath: a no share policy. * LOW ALLERGEN smoke & pet free home: spacious garden property, mature native trees & birds. * Taipo Stream flows to the rear. Views to Sugarloaf Peak. Vineyards 250m along the domain with new pathways for cyclists & walkers. * Ride the NAPIER TRAIL: 42km circuit from our door round our beautiful city. Safety & Comfort! * ENJOY our complimentary 'his & hers' bikes. * AL FRESCO wine & dine: Enjoy a regional wine on our expansive decking. * Learn about our amazing terroir & world class wines from resident guide & host, Robert Simon. * FRESH & seasonal local products are featured at breakfast: served outdoors when possible. * ALL breakfasts feature FRESH fruit salad, squeezed in house juice, 'real' coffee & leaf teas. * HD cinema lounge SKY tv / NetFlix. * piano, large BluRay library complimentary * 24/7 tea/coffee station. * Full size fridge, microwave, BBQ & crockery for limited light meal prep. * FREE WiFi in all guest areas. * FREE Inbound calls to our FREEphone. * In House licensed passenger service offers exclusive & personal tours in NEW luxury 12+ pax coach. * Make your visit to the Art Deco world's Capital very special. * Independent & distinctly NAPIER: * Welcome to MISSION B&B on the AVENUE in the Mission Quarter, 140 Avenue Road (Mission end) Napier 4112. * Reservation Options: Book your Mission B&B on the Avenue reservations with confidence DIRECTLY from owner/ operator & always with the best discount and special offers by quoting this Trip Advisor link. ... more   less 

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