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Nest Haven Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #16 of 41 Napier B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“"Home away from home"”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay! Margaret and John were wonderful hosts for the 2 nights we stayed there and they were extremely welcoming and helpful. Their home is spotlessly clean and everything was extremely comfortable. They made us feel very much at home and allowed us to use their kitchen as if it was our own. A quiet location about 7-8 mins. out of town but very close to two great wineries. Breakfast was great with John and Margaret joining in...John has some great tales to tell and both are extremely knowledgeable about places of interest. Thanks John and Margaret for a great stay...all the best for the future.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Stayed here 3 nights after driving up from Wellington. John & Margaret are such a lovely, down to earth couple. They treated us like old friends and made a point of joining us for breakfast ( served anytime between 7-9 a.m. ) . We felt a bit guilty when one morning, we woke up later than usual and strolled in for breakfast at 8.45 a.m. only to discover that they still hadn't eaten yet and were waiting for us. An added bonus is that they also run their own tour business and are a goldmine of information about Hawke's Bay. Better still , sign up for a tour with John.
Agree with other reviewers that Nest Haven is located in a nice, quite surburb except ..... and maybe it's because I'm a light sleeper... there's a clock tower nearby that rings on the hour every hour which took quite a bit of getting used to, especially in the wee hours of the morning.
Other than that, we had a most enjoyable stay. Did I mention that Wi-Fi is free?

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in February, 2012. It was a warm and friendly environment. They allowed us to use their kitchen for our meals, their BBQ and the beds were super comfortable. John and Margaret were wonderful hosts, the place is immaculate and we felt very comfortable with both of them. Extremely quiet location. It was a great start to our NZ holidays.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Margaret and John are very welcoming hosts. They left instructions for us in how to come in because we they were out. They served a nice breakfast. It is not close to town but we had a rented car and it was easy to get to town from the Nest Haven. John and Margaret where extremely helpful regarding tourist information in the area.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brockville, Canada
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Both Margaret and John were excellent host and made me feel so welcome in their home. John took me on a wonderful wine tour in Hawks Bay and an excellent city tour of Napier. What a lucky pleasant treat that I just happened to find on the internet!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Nest Haven was my first experience of a B& B. I was not sure what the actual riules were. Margaret and John made me welcome and I felt quite at home. I was made to feel welcome to join their company and also made welcome to be private. Breakfast was great and Margaret makes sure you have a great start to the day. The bedroom was very comfortable and exceptionally clean. The bathroom was glistening with cleanliness- very very well maintained. Margaret's garden is a joy to be in.
Nest Haven is easy to find and close to Taradale township. It is very easy to find the central city - just keep going down one road - although you do need a car. I have no hestitation in recommedning this B & B. John does tours as well and they can even do a hangi which sounds pretty special.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Dargaville, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

Cannot recommend highly enough. John and Margaret are super hosts. We did a full day Hawkes Bay Scenic Tour. As it happened the weekend we were there we were the only couple on the tour and John made it feel so personal it was a pleasure and made us feel part of the family..
The B&B is immaculate in every way and the continental breakfast is as much as you need as Margaret keeps you topped until you leave the table.
Hopefully we will return on our next visit to NZ.
Malcolm & Elaine Kelly
Northampton UK

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nest Haven Bed and Breakfast

Property: Nest Haven Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2 Neeve Place | Taradale, Napier 4112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a Quiet, Restful, peaceful nights sleep in the quiet location of Nest Haven. We offer two modern rooms, with new bathroom and en-suite. Set in a Cul-de-sac, just a 3-minute walk to a shopping center and Art Deco buildings. Mission Estate and Church Road Wineries are also within walking distance. We really are situated at the center of it all. ... more   less 

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