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“Must definately Return!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mission B & B on the Avenue

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Mission B & B on the Avenue
Ranked #8 of 43 Napier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Must definately Return!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

My husband and I have just come back from two fantastic nights here, the owners were very welcoming friendly and knowledgable. The continental breakie was healthy and fulfulling and I have their yummy muesli recipe which I am looking forward to make. The plus for us were the great bikes that they lent out to cycle the nearby cycle trails this was awesome and we also climbed a nearby sugar loaf hill.
The Mission being just down the road made for a lovely night out as well. Didnt get to watch any films on their Blu ray system will have to return again to make the most of this and more. Thanks Robert and Wendy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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r s, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Wendy & I thank you for posting such a lovely review of your recent stay with us. So pleased you enjoyed our healthy choice breakfasts & 'his & hers' bicycles for the new pathways.
Happy your Anniversary Dinner @ Mission Estate Winery was everything you expected. A definate BONUS when one can walk to one of NZ's great restaurants!
It was terrific meeting you both and we look forward to your next visit.
warm regards,
RS & W
Mission B&B on the Avenue
140 Avenue Road (Mission end)
NAPIER
freecall 0508 42 8687
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

You will be hard pushed to find anywhere better. Great accommodation within walking distance of the vineyards with fantastic hosts in Wendy and Simon. We really enjoyed our stay here. Breakfast was fantastic and served in brilliant sunshine on the extensive outside decking. Robert knows his wine and was happy to share his extensive knowledge. The fivesies consisting of nibbles and wine were brilliant. By coincidence we found out that Robert had lived just a few hundred yards from our address in North London and had stayed with one of our golfing pals. A small world!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DavidH118WH
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r s, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Indeed a small world. Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. Pleasure was all ours hosting you. The pre dinner 'Fivesies' as mentioned earlier, are our way of welcoming new guests. When weather cooperates we do them 'al fresco'. Breakfasts too seem better outdoors, and this has been a terrific summer in all respects. We love to show off our local fruit, veg, wine, cheese, olive oils & delectibles. Happy we hit the mark (no pun intended) with you, and thanks for the lovely comments. Hoping your travels find you returning to Napier in the near future, RS & W
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St Albans, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Our family of 4 spent 2 nights with Robert and Wendy between Christmas and New Year. We had 2 double/twin rooms with private bathroom (not ensuite) and separate loo in the 'family unit'. The rooms were very comfortable and spotless, and we also had free use of a well equpped and comfy sitting room, outside deck with BBQ and guests' fridge. Breakfast was continental with an option for 'the works' - but unless you really are a very big eater this latter would be unnecessary as homemade granola and yoghurts, artisan breads, muffins, homemade jams, and a large platter of fresh fruit were on offer. Robert and Wendy were genuinely hospitable and very keen for us to enjoy our short stay in the Napier region, offering helpful advice and suggestions as to wineries, restaurants and other local attractions. What really marked out the B&B was the 'fivesies' Robert and Wendy provided each early evening - picture yourselves sitting under a pergola in a lush flower filled garden, sharing a bottle of local wine, fruit, olives and other nibbles with them, their friends and any other guests who happened to be around - bliss!

The B&B is a little way out from the centre of Napier in a quiet suburb a short walk from the Mission winery and restaurant, but this meant easy parking and quick access to roads leading elsewhere.

I've given maximum score for all criteria except sleep quality (and this feels rather stingy given how great the experience was generally) but the rooms are not air-conditioned and even with a fan proved to be very warm on a hot summer night. Also the twin bedroom is off the kitchen and light sleepers could be disturbed by the noise of breakfast preparation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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r s, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
*Thank you for the lovely review of your recent stay with us. It's proving to be the warmest vintage since 2009 & we're enjoying the 'al fresco' wining & dining as much as you: Our breakfasts & welcome platters (5sies) on the deck, showcase the best regional produce & vinos.

*Complimentary upgrades to ensuite where possible, especially for 'family' visits is the policy .
*Happy you enjoyed our BluRay cinema lounge, free WiFi, and made use of the BBQ.
* Next time please employ our free bicycles for a trip on the new pathways!

*Convenient Mission Quarter location:
Mission B&B on the Avenue, 140 Avenue Road (Mission end) Napier City is 7 minutes drive to both Art Deco & Port Ahurihi precincts, & 250m to Mission Winery gates (their restaurant is the region's finest).
* Easy walk to 2 of NZs oldest wineries & fine dining 7 days a week lunch & dinner.
* Appreciate your thoughtful comments & extend a welcome for a speedy return
warm regards,
RS&W
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Chamcook
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Wine lovers, take note. This is an excellent B&B for it's wonderful hosts, breakfasts and garden. Robert (host) is very knowledgeable about the Hawke's Bay wine scene and is very pleased to share his impressions with you. In fact, he is a fountain of information about the area's interesting history and general activities. They also have two high quality bikes for guests to use, a big plus.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our sincerest thanks to Robert & Wendy for their hospitality during our recent stay. We sprung our stay on them at the last possible minute and they were nothing if not gracious preparing the room for our arrival with no notice. The property was immaculate and the room very comfortable with a big bed, suitable wardrobe space and a full family bathroom a small jump over the hall.

What was most admirable about this B&B was the little touches that Robert & Wendy add like homemade jams & yoghurt at breakfast time, a great DVD selection in the guest lounge and the simple fact that you felt like you could live in the house as if it were yours.

Their local knowledge is remarkable and their willingness to point us in the right direction for activities that would suit us; even going the extra mile of calling ahead to wineries to ensure their cellar door was open and ready for our visit.

We will return!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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r s, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
We thank YOU for reviewing your recent stay with us. We love to host visitors to Napier, and guess it shows! Guests have a large area they can 'stretch out' on the deck or in the BluRay cinema lounge. Free Wifi and a host of features make it a pleasant place to come back after a day exploring all Napier has to offer. We're proud of our city and like to share some of the little 'secrets': where we dine out, what we do, when's 'the best time' to go to the gannets etc. Your comments are much appreciated and welcome a speedy return.
warm regards,
RS&W,
Mission B&B on the Avenue
140 Avenue Road (Mission end)
Napier 4112
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Robert and Wendy warmly welcomed us into their lovely bungalow. It had all the facilities you need for a two-night stay and some nice touches around their home. Great attention to detail was given to our breakfast and very helpful advice about the local area from a knowledgeable pair. The sampling of wine and a well-prepared platter increased the pleasure of this B&B. To their credit Robert and Wendy also knew when to retreat and give their guests space and allow them to relax. On Robert’s recommendation we had an evening meal at the nearby Mission Estate Restaurant, a gem!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DianaBKent
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r s, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Wendy & I thank you for taking time to review your stay with us last November. Twas our pleasure hosting you. We do indeed take food seriously round here and the platters with matching wines on the deck ('FIVEsies') are becoming a bit of a habit! We love to showcase the region's excellent fruit, veg & vinos. Were so pleased you enjoyed your time here at Napier's premier wine themed B&B, Mission B&B on the Avenue. Welcome any time!
warm regards,
RS
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in November and very much enjoyed our stay. Nothing was too much trouble for Robert and Wendy who were excellent hosts. Everything that other reviewers say is true, you will be made to feel at home as soon as you arrive, and those breakfasts cooked by Robert - beautiful! We'll be back for more pampering!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Marilynz63
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r s, Owner at Mission B & B on the Avenue, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind words and coming to us at Napier's premier wine themed B&B. We truly appreciate the effort made to review. The breakfasts are important to us and we source the region's best & freshest ingredients. We too look forward to your next visit! warm regards, RS & W,
Mission B&B on the Avenue, 140 Avenue Road (Mission end), Napier 4112.
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 43 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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